2018 Fall Orientation & Welcome Week

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Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation allows all first-year students to become familiar with campus resources and community expectations that will assist them as the academic year begins. Orientation groups will meet throughout the 3-day program and attend various workshops and presentations.

Post-Orientation Checklist

Task Deadline

1.Complete AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates. Embodying Stonehill's mission to educate the whole person, we strongly value your well-being and want you to have the information and awareness necessary to engage and empower you to create a safe, healthy campus environment.

Friday, August 24

2. Complete the First-Year Advisee Survey. The information you provide will help in the assignment of your academic advisor as well as inform them so that your ongoing academic conversations are effective in planning your academic experience while at Stonehill.

Friday, August 24

3. Take the Strong Interest Inventory. This assessment will help you explore how your interests influence decisions about your academic pursuits (majors and minors) and potential occupations.

Tuesday, September 4

 

Fall Orientation Schedule

Saturday, August 25
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Move In Assigned Residence Halls
12 - 4 p.m. Bookstores Open Tom and Donna May Hall & Boland Hall
4 - 5 p.m. Welcome Mass Sports Complex
5:15 p.m. Families Depart Campus The Quad
5:30 - 7 p.m. Welcome Cookout (for students only) Alumni Lawn
5:30 - 7 p.m. Orientation Group Meetings Various Locations
7:15 - 8 p.m. Commuter Student Reception The Hill, Roche Dining Commons
7:15 - 9 p.m. Residence Life Meetings Assigned Residence Halls
9 p.m. Casino Night Sports Complex
Sunday, August 26
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast (Bring your Hill Card) Roche Dining Commons
10 - 11:15 a.m. Defining U (Groups 15-27) Sports Complex
10 - 11:15 a.m. Community Safety Presentation: A Conversation about Sexual Assault Prevention (Groups 1-14) Pettit Atrium
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (Bring your Hill Card!) Roche Dining Commons
1 - 2:15 p.m. Defining U (Groups 1-14) Sports Complex
1 – 2:15 p.m. Community Safety Presentation: A Conversation about Sexual Assault Prevention (Groups 15-27) Pettit Atrium
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Orientation Group Meetings Various Locations
4:45 - 6:45 p.m. Dinner (Bring your Hill Card) Roche Dining Commons
7 p.m. Student Government Association (SGA) Welcome! Sports Complex
8:30 p.m. Outdoor Film: Avengers Infinity War  The Quad (rain: Roche Dining Commons)
Monday, August 27
7:30 - 10 a.m. Breakfast (Bring your Hill Card) Roche Dining Commons
9 - 9:45 a.m. Academic Department Meetings Various Locations
10 - 10:45 a.m. Academic Department Meetings Various Locations
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit Pettit Atrium
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch (Bring your Hill Card!) Roche Dining Commons
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. First Year Experience (FYE) Class Various Locations
2:45 - 5:30 p.m. Community Engagement Day Sports Complex
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Dinner (Bring your Hill Card) Roche Dining Commons
7 p.m. Final Orientation Group Meetings Various Locations
Tuesday, August 28 (First Day of Classes will follow a Monday Schedule)
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Get Your Parking Pass The Hill, Roche Dining Commons
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Community Engagement Fair Dining Commons A
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Activities Period, No Classes Scheduled (this happens every Monday)  
Wednesday, August 29 (Evening Classes starting at 4 p.m or later will not be held)
9 a.m.  SGA Class and Senate Nominations Open SGA Office (Roche Commons, room 111)
4 p.m. Academic Convocation Line-Up Sports Complex
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Academic Convocation Sports Complex
Thursday, August 30
4 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Holy Family University Skyhawk Field
7 p.m. Student Government Association Class of ‘22 Info Session SGA Office (Roche Commons, room 111)
8 p.m.–12 a.m. Brother Mike’s First Night: End of Summah Beach Bash The Hill, Roche Dining Commons
Friday, August 31
11 a.m.–2 p.m. Activities Fair The Quad
5 p.m. Spirit Kickoff Fan Zone W.B. Mason Stadium
6 p.m. Football vs. Fairmont State University W.B. Mason Stadium
9 p.m.–1 a.m Brother Mike’s After Dark: Pre Labor Day Party The Hill, Roche Dining Commons
Saturday, September 1
12 p.m. Field Hockey vs. West Chester (Pa.) University W.B. Mason Stadium
1 p.m Women’s Volleyball vs. Felician College Merkert Gymnasium
2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Hillapalooza The Quad
3 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Concordia (NY) College Skyhawk Field
9 p.m. Live Gameshow Roche Dining Commons
Sunday, September 2
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Beach Trip to Newport (Tickets $5 available at the Information Desk in the Roche Dining Commons beginning on 8/30) First Beach, Newport RI
10 a.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Georgian Court University Merkert Gymnasium
11 a.m. Mass Chapel of Mary
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. “Get the Scoop on Hall Council” Ice Cream Social May Pavilion (rain: Martin Auditorium)
5:30 p.m. Women’s Volleyball Vs. Merrimack College Merkert Gymnasium
7 p.m. Mass Chapel of Mary