New Student Orientation Schedule

Please note that the following times and activities are subject to change.

Thursday, August 22

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Inside Ross Sports Center - Pick up your packet and other essentials

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Move-In - Room keys and I.D. cards available outside Ross Sports Center

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Post Office Open - Joyce Hall Basement. You may stop by and pick up your mailbox number and key. Do it today, if possible, before the rush on Sunday!

8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Einstein Brothers - First Floor, Quad Commons Student Center, open for light refreshments

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Complimentary Lunch for all - Alliot Student Center

3:00 p.m.
Photo of Saint Michael's Alumni and their New Students - Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel - Front Steps

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Residence Hall Meeting - Lyons Hall, Joyce Hall 1st & 2nd Floors - McCarthy Arts Center

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Residence Hall Meeting - Ryan Hall, Joyce Hall 3rd & 4th Floors - McCarthy Arts Center

5:15 p.m.
Class of 2017 Photo - Join your classmates for your first photo! In front of the Durick Library. Rain location will be Ross Sports Center 

5:45 p.m.
Dinner and Group Meetings with your Orientation Leaders
Check with Orientation Leaders if you are uncertain of your group number. In front of the Durick Library. Rain location will be Ross Sports Center

7:00 p.m.
New Student ConvocationChapel of Saint Michael the Archangel
Families, friends, significant others - all are invited to attend as we welcome and accept the class of 2017 into the academic life of Saint Michael's College.

8:15 p.m.
Fun for all new students - a crazy, fun tradition! - Ross Sports Center 

10:00 p.m.
Residence Hall Floor Socials - Get to know the folks that you will be living with this year! Snacks provided! 


Friday, August 23

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.:
Breakfast - Alliot Student Center

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.:
Einstein Brothers - 1st Floor, Quad Commons Student Center, open for light refreshments

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.:
Second Language Assessment/New Student Survey
For first year students who did not attend Summer Academic Orientation and have not yet taken a placement assessment or new student survey. Cheray Hall 101

9:00 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.:
Library Orientation and Highlights of Campus - See packet for details

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.:
What Happens From Here: Transitions and Transformations
Eddie's Lounge, 2nd floor, Alliot Student Center. For families: conversations with staff regarding students and family support at Saint Michael's College.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.:
Students with Learning Differences and their Families - Farrell Room - Saint Edmund's Hall

11:30 a.m.:
Community Liturgical Celebration/Opening Mass - Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel - Families welcome, then families leave after mass.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch - Alliot Student Center

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Library Orientation Sessions and Highlights of Campus - See packet for details

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Dinner - Alliot Student Center

8:00 p.m.
Karaoke Knights Dance Party - Green Mountain Dining Room, Alliot Student Center


Saturday, August 24

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.:
Continental Breakfast - Alliot Student Center

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.:
Academic Programs Fair - A chance to meet with professors from every major and minor offered on campus -Ross Sports Center

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:
Einstein Brothers - 1st Floor, Quad Commons Student Center, open for light refreshments.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00: 
The Book of Job: by Stephen Mitchell - A faculty presentation and panel presentation on the summer reading. McCarthy Arts Center. Orientation Groups 19 - 36.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Transfer Student Luncheon - Eddie's Lounge, 2nd Floor, Alliot Student Center

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Student/Faculty Lunch - Alliot Student Center

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Meet With Academic Advisor (Required) - An opportunity to meet with your academic advisor, who will be assisting you throughout your academic career with decisions involving classes, majors, and minors! See your packet for locations!

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Book of Job: by Stephen Mitchell - A faculty presentation and panel presentation on the summer reading. McCarthy Arts Center. Orientation Groups 1 - 18.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Dinner - Alliot Student Center

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Autumn Olympics - Fun and friendly competition with orientation groups!  - 300's Field

9:00 p.m.
HypnotistRoss Sports Center


Sunday, August 25

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.:
BreakfastAlliot Student Center 

9:30 a.m.: 
"Connections"  - Ross Sports Center - Get Your Braid! An Orientation Tradition.

11:00 a.m. midnight:
Einstein Brothers - 1st Floor, Quad Commons Student Center, open for light refreshments

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch - Alliot Student Center

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Catch the shuttle to the Champlain Valley Fair! - *Shuttle leaves from the Tennis Courts every 40 - 45 minutes*

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Athletic Orientation - McCarthy Arts Center
All new students recruited to participate in a Varsity sport this academic year are required to attend this session. You will hear first-hand from upper class athletes, meet future teammates, and learn expectations.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
NCAA Eligibility Meeting - McCarthy Arts Center
Required of All athletes (first year, sophomore, junior, senior), who have not yet attended this meeting this year.

5:00 p.m.
Athletics BBQ - all Varsity athletes (all years)

7:00 p.m.
Opening Liturgy - Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel


Monday, August 26

Good luck on your first day of classes!

6:30 p.m.
President's Dessert reception for first year honors program students and mentors
Emmaus Courtyard - between Saint Edmund's Hall and Jeanmarie Hall


Wednesday, August 28

5:30 p.m.
Mandatory meeting for all first year honors program studentsMcCarthy Arts Center