Welcome Week 2019

Tentative Schedules for New and Transfer Students

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Move-in
Move into your Residence Hall. Meet your neighbors and Residence Assistants.
Location: Your Residence Hall

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Available in Toner Dining Room. Family members can pick up discounted meal tickets at the “Connections” tables by each first-year residence hall. 

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Community Fair
Enjoy a cookie while visiting with on-campus services and community organizations.
Location: Plaza

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Parents Reception
Enjoy a complimentary beverage and connect with members of the Saint Mary’s Parent Council.
Location: Toner Student Center Lounge

3 - 3:30 p.m. President’s Welcome/Parent Farewell (Required)
Mark your arrival at Saint Mary’s by gathering in the Page Theatre for a welcome from our new President, Father Burns.
Location: Page Theatre

- 7 p.m. Dinner
Location: Toner Dining Room

7 - 8:30 p.m. "Dating and Relating" with David Coleman, The Dating Doctor (Required)
Location: Page Theatre

9 p.m. Hall Meeting (Required for on-campus students)
Meet the staff and learn Residence Life policies (mandatory for on-campus students)
Location: Your Residence Hall

10 p.m. Residence Hall Social

7:30 - 9 a.m.
Breakfast in the Toner Dining Room

8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Placement Testing
Location: Hendrickson Center 17
English, math, and Spanish placement available. Check-in between 8:30-9:00 a.m. to ensure enough time is reserved for testing before Welcome Week activities kick-off at 10:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Drop-in Advising and Course Registration
Location: Student Success Center: 70 Griffin Hall
Academic Advisers will be available to meet with you if you have any questions about your schedule or if you would like to make schedule adjustments.

10 a.m. Orientation Group Meet-up (Required)
Location: Plaza
First-year and Transfer students meet the Orientation Leaders  in the plaza by 10:00. Then walk together to your classroom for a preview of the day.

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Anchor Course first class sessions. Transfer student meeting. (Required)
Your first Saint Mary's class! Connect with your professors and your classmates and learn what to expect this semester.
Location: See name tag for location

12 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
Location: Toner Cafeteria

12 - 12:50 p.m. - Lasallian Honors Lunch and Program Orientation in Saint Mary's Hall Common Room
(Required for Lasallian Honors students)

1 - 1:50 p.m. Theme Year/Common Reading Panel (Required)
Location: Page Theatre

2:30 - 6 p.m. Friday Interest Sessions
Students sign up for an activity of their choice via Connections 2019 Online Orientation (Registration Opens at 9 a.m. on July 30, and closes at 3 p.m. Aug. 22)
Location and start time: Varies. See event registration.
Attend the Interest Sessions that you signed up for on Online Orientation.  Didn’t sign up for a session?  Meet some of the Orientation Leaders in the plaza for an on-campus activity.

5:30 - 7 p.m. Cookout and Outdoor Activities

7:30 - 9 a.m. Breakfast in the Toner Dining Room

10 - 10:20 a.m. Orientation Group Meet-up (Required)
Check in with the Orientation Leaders and first year Residence Assistants to get a preview of the day.
Location: See name tag for location

10:25 - 11:05 a.m. Academic/Personal Success Sessions with OLs — pick 1 of 3 (Required)
11:10 - 11:50 a.m. Academic/Personal Success Sessions with OLs — pick 1 of 3 (Required)


Time Management
Location: SLC
Bring your class schedule and learn how to balance studies, eating, sleeping, and other activities.  Make a time plan for your first weeks of college.

Study Skills
Location: SLC
Learn what type of studying works best for you then apply this knowledge to maximize your efforts and study successfully.

Money Management
Location: SLC
Learn the importance of a balanced budget and how to be financially responsible.  See where college students tend to spend extra money and how to avoid doing the same. 

12 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
Location: Toner Cafeteria

1 - 1:50 p.m. Common Reading with OL Groups (Required)
Location: SLC

2:30 - 6 p.m. Saturday Interest Session
Students sign up for an activity of their choice via Connections 2018 Online Orientation (Registration Opens at 9 a.m. on July 30 and closes at 3 p.m. Aug. 22)
Location and start time: Varies. See event registration.
Attend the Interest Sessions that you signed up for on Online Orientation.  Didn’t sign up for a session?  Meet some of the Orientation Leaders in the plaza for an on-campus activity.

5 - 7 p.m. Dinner
Location: Toner Dining Room

7 - 11 p.m. Party at the Library
Location: Fitzgerald Library
Stranger Things are happening at the Fitz Library!!  Join us in the upside down for: Dungeons and Dragons, board games, snacks, crafts, and a photo booth all set to some rad 80s tunes!  It would be totally tubular if you came dressed in your best 80s duds!!!!  Don't be a mouthbreather; come to our party!

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brunch
Location: Toner Cafeteria

10:30 a.m. Mass
Location: St. Thomas More Chapel

12 - 12:45 p.m. First-Year Survey (Required for first-year students)
Help Saint Mary’s get to know your class by completing the the Freshman Survey.
Location: Hendrickson Center Labs (or bring your laptop)

1 p.m. Class Photo (Required for first-year students, all new students welcome)
Location: Plaza

1:15 p.m. Classroom tours and Campus Services (Required)
Meet the Orientation Leaders and Residence Assistants in the plaza to find where your classes this semester are located and find where some of the campus resources.
Meeting Location: Plaza

3 - 6 p.m. Sunday Interest Sessions
Students sign up for an activity of their choice via Connections 2019 Online Orientation (Registration Opens at 9 a.m. on Aug. 6 and closes at 3 p.m. Aug. 22)
Location: On campus/varies. See registration
Attend the Interest Sessions that you signed up for on Online Orientation.  Didn’t sign up for a session?  Meet some of the Orientation Leaders in the plaza for an on-campus activity.

5 - 7 p.m. Dinner
Location: Toner Dining Room

6 - 7:30 p.m. Theatre and Dance Department Orientation and Pizzapalooza.
Location:  Page Theatre

8 p.m. Mass
Location: St. Thomas More Chapel

International Students

Visit the International Center website for your orientation/move-in schedule.