Orientation Live! Welcome to your Summer Orientation Experience

Members of the Stonehill community welcome you to your Orientation experience!

Orientation 101: What's Required of Me?

Steve Pagios, Director of Student Engagement, and Brian Word-Sims, student Orientation Coordinator, review the key aspects of Orientation. They talk about various required components needed through the course of the summer, as well as some tips to get the most of your experience.

Health & Wellness Resource Panel

We value highly the health and wellness of our students, and we are eager to introduce you to resources and services that can be of support to you at Stonehill. During this informational panel presentation, you'll hear from staff representing the Office of Accessibility Resources, Counseling Services, Health Services, Health and Wellness Education, Recreational Sports, and our campus dietitian.

Orientation Leader Q&A

Orientation Coordinator, Brian Word-Sims ‘21, along with members Orientation Leader team serve as a panel to answer any questions that incoming students may have about Orientation or transitioning to Stonehill.

Residence Life 101

Meet the Office of Residence Life as they tell you all about living on-campus! There will also be current students tuning in to talk to you about their experience living in the residence halls!

Student Organization & Leadership Sampler

One of the best ways to get involved on campus is by joining (or starting) a student organization! Hear from a few of our student leaders who will share about why they got involved in a student organization.

Our student panelists and their involvement were as follows:
-Andrew Williams ‘21: Gaming Club & Student Government Association (SGA) Finance Committee
-Lexi Thomas ’22: Black Student Union, Women in Finance, Ruckus, Afro-Caribbean Club & MATU (Mundos Apartes Tierras Unidas)
-Kat Griffin ‘21: Mock Trial, Education Society, Dance Club & Honors Ed Society
-Taylor White ‘21: DECA, Model UN, Pi Sigma Alpha, Lambda Epsilon Sigma & Phi Alpha Theta
-Elizabeth Blake ‘21: Stonehill Asian American Society, Taekwondo Club, Women's Interfaith Spirituality Group & SPARK! Praise and Worship Group
-Cam Clynes ‘22: ROTC & Orientation Leader

A Just and Compassionate Stonehill

College is a time where we get to meet people who we may or may not have met before. While that means we get to learn more about others around us, other times it means that we see others make mistakes in how they treat those around them. In this session, we will address what it means to speak up in the midst of adversity and share ways that our campus contributes to being accepting of all as we strive to be a just and compassionate Stonehill.

Registration & Advising Preparation Sessions

The primary goal of these sessions is to prepare you to meet one-on-one with an academic advisor sometime to draft a fall course schedule. You are strongly encouraged to attend the session corresponding to your major, but you should feel free to attend any of the sessions that interest you. Slides are currently available on the Session 3 website (link below).

My Student's Academic Experience

We're guessing that you may have some questions about the academic experience your student is about to embark on at Stonehill. In this session, we discuss course selection and registration, advising, tutoring and library support services, important dates, when you're likely to hear from us, and how we foster self-empowerment within our students. We invite you to partner with us in the holistic development of our students.

First Gen: First in My Family to Attend College

Being the first in your family to attend college is a great accomplishment! We also know that it can be intimidating and sometimes hard to get through. During this session, we share resources available to you, ways to connect with others, and Stonehill’s commitment to supporting your success throughout your time as a Skyhawk.

Understanding Your College Student

The college years are a time of significant personal and academic development. In this session, we discuss this growth in greater detail, offer information regarding campus resources to both challenge and support students, and present scenarios depicting moments students may experience during their four years at the College.

Chat with the Career Development Center

Connect with the Career Development Center to learn more about how you can take your classroom experience into other impactful learning experiences such as internships, networking conversations, and service. You are all at different starting points, and our goal is to help define your next step as an individual. Experience is gained through a variety of opportunities and we are here to coach you on options which make sense for you.

What Exactly Are Community Standards?

The Office of Community Standards is committed to the advancement of student success. During this presentation, students learn their rights and expectations as a member of the Stonehill community.

Intro to Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry offers a vibrant combination of Liturgical Life, Retreat Life, Faith Formation, Service Opportunities and Sacramental Initiation. As students worship God, serve the common good and reflect on the action of God in the world, they attend to the deepest and most authentic part of themselves, integrating spiritual life within the rich tradition of a Catholic education. Come meet the team and learn more about our programs!

Secret Sacred Spaces Tour

How did Stonehill begin as a College? Join Fr. Tony as tells the history of the founding of Stonehill College and shares a few of his favorite places to pray.

Music Ministry

There are many opportunities to make a joyful noise here at Stonehill! During this session, we share information on the Stonehill Chapel Choir, as well as SPARK! Christian Praise and Worship, and Beacon of Light Gospel Praise & Worship.

Heart & Mind

What makes a Stonehill education so special? Hear about the foundation of the Congregation of Holy Cross, the community, and how a Stonehill education can be the strong foundation for leadership and future success.

Campus Ministry Student Leader Q&A

Connect with students in a variety of Campus Ministry leadership roles! Learn more about how to get involved with our groups and discover what it means to be a Moreau Student Minister, HOPE Leader, Volunteer Coordinator, Retreat Coordinator, and more.

Orientation Leader (OL) Q&A

Orientation Coordinator, Brian Word-Sims ‘21, along with members Orientation Leader team serve as a panel to answer any questions that incoming students may have about coming to Stonehill in the fall.

Beginning Stonehill in Fall 2020

Most of our first years will be heading on campus next week, and we could not be more excited! However, you still might have questions about what it’s like to be on a college campus. During this time, we have presenters from both Academic and Student Affairs who will present about how best to prepare for coming on to campus, as well as answer any of those last minute questions you might have.

Dining @ Stonehill

Find out what dining will be like at Stonehill for the fall and beyond. During this session, hear about new additions like mobile ordering, as well as some of the students’ all time favorite eats!