Orientation Schedule

Fall 2018 Orientation will begin with Move-In on Friday, August 24th and will conclude on Sunday, August 26th.

Activities are being planned for new students during each of the three days and evenings. Families will be invited to attend several activities on Friday and Saturday.

For planning purposes, families typically depart campus between 11am and 12:15pm on Saturday, August 25th.  Classes will begin on Monday, August 27th.  

On Friday, August 24th, each new student will receive a much more detailed copy of the Orientation schedule which will include additional detail as well as locations and times. An abridged version is listed here.

Transfer Students:  All transfer students are welcome to attend all Orientation offerings.  However, there will be some sessions specifically designated for Transfer Students on Saturday, August 25th. More detail can be found on the Orientation schedule that students will receive on August 24th. 


Friday, August 24:

9:00am – 2:00pm: Check In. Ross Sports Center   

    Pick up your checklist and other essential items, such as your Room Keys and your SMC KnightCard

    (ID). To help keep congestion to a minimum and the move-in process running smoothly, we invite

    students with a last name beginning with A - K to arrive between 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. and those with

    a last name beginning with L - Z to arrive between 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.  After checking in at Ross

    Sports Center, move into your residence hall with the help of Orientation Leaders and Resident



 Afternoon Activities:

   Complimentary Lunch for All.

   1:00pm: Academic Enrichment Center Meet and Greet. 

   1:30pm: Second Language Placement Test.

   2:30pm: Photo of Alumni and Their New Students. 

   2:45pm: Students Only: Residence Life Community Meetings.

   4:15pm: Celebration of the Liturgy.  Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel

   5:30pm: Students Only: BBQ with Orientation Groups followed by Class Photo.

             Families Only: Reception Hosted by the Society of Saint Edmund. Dion Family Student Center

   7:00pm: New Student Convocation. Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel

   The Convocation is open to all members of the Saint Michael’s community, families, and friends.  The

   ceremony welcomes our newest members into the academic community of Saint Michael’s


Immediately following convocation, families will be given some time to say goodnight. Students will then go to the next activity planned for them. 


Saturday, August 25:


   8:00am: Students Only: Gathering Breakfast for All New Students. 

   9:45amStudents Only: Academic Advisor Meetings. *REQUIRED

                                Families Only: Enjoy a Cup of Coffee. Archway Lounge, Dion Family

                                          Student Center

Families are Encouraged to Depart Anytime Between 11am – 12:15pm

   12:15pm: First Year Seminar Presentation and Technology Presentation.

    1:30pm: Transfer Student Welcome.

    3:00pm: Community at Saint Michael’s College: The Beauty of a Diverse Community.

Evening Activities: 

   Dinner with Orientation Group

   Orientation Activity for Students


Sunday, August 26:


   8:00am: Students Only: Gathering Breakfast for All New Students. 

   9:00am: Connections.  Ross Sports Center

   12:00pm: Lunch.  Green Mountain Dining Room, Alliot Student Center

   Afternoon Activities: 

   New Student Athlete Orientation.  McCarthy Arts Center, Recital Hall

Evening Activities: 


   7:00pm: Opening Liturgy


For additional questions, contact:

Kerri Leach, Assistant Dean of Students / Director of Student Activities




Jonathan D'Amore, Associate Dean of the College



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