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Fall Orientation

COVID-19 Update | 6.30.20: The Center for Orientation, Transitions & Leadership has moved our July events for new students and families to a virtual format. At this time, we are planning for all pre-orientation and Fall Orientation events, beginning in August, to proceed normally. Evolving information regarding COVID-19 may modify these plans. Please refer to our website for any updates later this summer.

Class of 2024: Thursday​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, Aug. 27 – Sunday, Aug. 30 AND Friday, Sept. 4 – Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020

Fall Transfer Students: Thursday​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, Aug. 27 – Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020


This program is requir​ed for ALL new students (resident and commuter), in addition to the summer Advising & Registration Days program. 

During Fall Orientation, students will participate in:

  • ​A Welcome Mass​​ for new students and families (scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 27)
  • Workshops focused on co-curricular life, campus resources, academics, and transition issues
  • Orientation Group discussions led by the Fall Orientation Staff​
  • Residence hall, transfer, and major-specific programming
  • Social activities – both on- and off-campus

Those students living on-campus (a​nd not already participati​​ng in any other pre-Orientation programming) will move into their residence halls the day Fall Orientation begins​. Assign​ed times will be sent by the Office of Residence Life​ & Housing​ to students along with other move-in information​ during the first week of August. Upon arrival on Move-In Day, students should report directly to their residence hall for check-in.​ Check-in for Fall Orientation will take place in the Slavin Center throughout the morning and early afternoon. A full schedule of Orientation events will be provided to students at that time.