Fall Welcome is a time for our first-year students to have a 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 Schedule

Below is the beginning of the schedule for Fall Welcome. This will be updated throughout the summer, and the final schedule can be found here and a detailed schedule on Guidebook. We will continually update this website with any changes. 

*Please note that all meals are on your own through your meal plans

Friday, August 23

Time Event Location
8 a.m.–2 p.m. First Year Check-In  Admission Parking Lot (parking in Chapel of Mary or MacPhaidin Lots)
8–10 a.m. Moreau Honors Move-In  Admission Parking Lot
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Mailroom Open Roche Dining Commons 
11 a.m.–2:45 p.m. Welcome Block Party Quad
12–4 p.m. Skyhawk Shop (for Stonehill gear) Open May Hall
12–4 p.m. Bookstore Annex (for books) Open Boland Residence Hall
3 p.m. Fall Welcome Week Kickoff & Family Send Off Quad
3:20 p.m. Traditional Walk Up Donahue Hill Quad
3:45 p.m. First Year Class Benediction Donahue Lawn
4 p.m. Class of 2028 Photo Donahue Lawn
4:30–5:30 p.m. Orientation Group Meeting Various Locations
5:30–7:15 p.m. Dinner Roche Dining Commons
7:30 p.m. Commuter Welcome Commuter Lounge (Roche Dining Commons)
7:30–8:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings & RHA Welcome Various Locations
8–11 p.m.

Evening Entertainment: Fun on the Quad

*Co-sponsored with the Programming Committee 

Quad (rain: Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex) 

Saturday, August 24

Time Event Location
7:30–9:15 a.m. Breakfast Roche Dining Commons
9:30–10:30 a.m. Orientation Group Meeting Various Locations
11–11:30 a.m. Stonehill Community Standards  Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Be the Change: Engaging Bystanders in the Fight Against Sexual Aggression Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex
12:45–2:15 p.m. Lunch Roche Dining Commons
12:45–4 p.m.  Skyhawk Shop (for Stonehill gear) Open May Hall
12:45–4 p.m.  Bookstore Annex (for books) Open Boland Residence Hall
1:30 p.m.

Intercultural Experience Program Begins

Honors Orientation Program Begins

Various Locations
1:30–3:30 p.m. Sports Complex Open House Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex
5–8 p.m. Dinner Roche Dining Commons
8:15 p.m. Student Government Association (SGA) Welcome Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex
9 p.m. Evening Entertainment Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex

Sunday, August 25

Time Event Location
7:30–9:15 a.m. Breakfast Roche Dining Commons
11 a.m.–12 p.m. Learn More about SGA – Drop In Hours Roche Dining Commons 111
11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch Roche Dining Commons
12 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Navy Skyhawk Field
12–4 p.m.  Skyhawk Shop (for Stonehill gear) Open May Hall
12–4 p.m.  Bookstore Annex (for books) Open Boland Residence Hall
3–4 p.m. Learn More about SGA – Drop In Hours Roche Dining Commons 111
4:45–6:45 p.m. Dinner Roche Dining Commons
6:30–8 p.m. First Year Involvement Fair  May Pavillion  
8:30 p.m. Movie on the Hill: TBD Donahue Lawn   

Monday, August 26

Time Event Location
7:30–8:45 a.m. Breakfast Roche Dining Commons
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Bookstore Annex (for books) Open Boland Residence Hall
9–10:45 a.m. Academic Department Meetings Various Classrooms
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Skyhawk Shop (for Stonehill gear) Open May Hall
11 a.m.–12 p.m. Mass of the Holy Spirit  Pettit Atrium (Shields Science Center)
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch Roche Dining Commons
2–4 p.m. Community Engagement Day Roche Dining Commons
4:45–6:45 p.m. Dinner Roche Dining Commons
5–10 p.m. The Hill Open Roche Dining Commons

 *Students are using meal plans, so please bring Hill Cards

We are glad you're here! We are excited to help you think, act and lead with courage so we can work together to create a more just and compassionate world!

Questions?

Roche Dining Commons – 103

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.