As a continuation from Summer Orientation, the Fall Welcome Experience is a time for our first-year students to have a more hands-on introduction to Stonehill. Through various presentations, tours and social opportunities, our goal is to make sure all of our students are truly prepared for the start to their academic experience at Stonehill.

Fall Welcome Experience Schedule

Below is a tentative schedule for our Fall Welcome Experience. Please note this is subject to change, and we will continually update this website with changes. 

Saturday, August 20

Time Event Location
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. First Year Check-In  Quad (parking in Duffy parking lot)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Au Bon Pain Open May Hall
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dunkin' Open Shields Science Center
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Gi Gi's Open Meehan Hall
12 – 5 p.m. Bookstore Annex (for books) Open Boland Residence Hall
12 – 4 p.m. Skyhawk Shop (for Stonehill gear) Open May Hall
4 – 5 p.m. Welcome Mass Pettit Atrium, Shields Science Center
5:15 p.m. Fall Welcome Kickoff  Quad
5:30 – 7 p.m. First Year Student Welcome Cookout & Fall Welcome Group Meeting #1 Alumni Lawn & Various Locations (Rain: Roche Dining Commons)
7:15 p.m. Commuter Welcome Commuter Lounge, Roche Dining Commons
7:15 – 8:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings & RHA Welcome Various Locations
8:30 – 11:30 p.m. Evening Entertainment: Fun on the Quad  Quad (rain: Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex) 

Sunday, August 21

Time Event Location
7:30 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast*  Roche Dining Commons
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dunkin' Open Shields Science Center
9:15 – 9:50 a.m. Fall Welcome Group Meeting #2  Various Locations
10 – 11:15 a.m. Rotation Session #1: Be the Change: Engaging Bystanders in the Fight Against Sexual Aggression or Academic Success & Community Standards  Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex & McCarthy Auditorium (May Hall)  
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch* Roche Dining Commons
12 – 4 p.m.  Skyhawk Shop (for Stonehill gear) Open May Hall
12 – 5 p.m.  Bookstore Annex (for books) Open Boland Residence Hall
1 – 2:15 p.m. Rotation Session #2: Be the Change: Engaging Bystanders in the Fight Against Sexual Aggression or Academic Success & Community Standards  Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex & McCarthy Auditorium (May Hall)  
2:30 – 4 p.m. Classes & Dining Tour Various Locations
4 – 5 p.m. Mental Health Well-Being Toolkit  Various Locations
4:45 – 6:45 p.m. Dinner* Roche Dining Commons
8 – 10:30 p.m. Student Government Association (SGA) Night: Welcome, Free T-Shirts & Thinkfast! Game Show Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex

Monday, August 22

Time Event Location
7:30 – 10:45 a.m. Dunkin' Open Shields Science Center
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast* Roche Dining Commons
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bookstore Annex (for books) Open Boland Residence Hall
9 – 9:45 a.m. Academic Department Meetings Various Classrooms
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Skyhawk Shop (for Stonehill gear) Open May Hall
10 – 10:45 a.m. Academic Department Meetings Various Classrooms
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mass of the Holy Spirit  Pettitt Atrium (Shields Science Center)
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch* Roche Dining Commons
12 – 11 p.m. Dunkin' Open Shields Science Center
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Community Engagement Day Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex
4:45 – 6:45 p.m. Dinner* Roche Dining Commons

 *Students using meal plan, so please bring Hill Cards

Questions?

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The Office of Student Engagement provides opportunities that will empower students to create a fun and positive campus community. The office enjoys a strong working and advising relationship with the Student Government Association, class committees and many of the student clubs and organizations.

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