Orientation Schedule

CLASS OF 2021

Saturday, August 26 - New Student Orientation

WHEN

WHAT

WHERE

WHY

2:30 p.m

New Student & Family Welcome

Orientation Tent

Time to say goodbye! Take a few minutes for last- minute hugs and advice, then join your peer leaders and classmates at the front of the tent for seating by peer group.

2:45 p.m.

Academic Convocation for Students & Parents

Orientation Tent

Join staff, faculty, and student leaders in this celebration to start the academic year.

3:15 p.m.

New Student Recessional & Peer Group Meetings

Cheshire Field

Process from Convocation with your peer group and begin your life in Raven Nation.

4 p.m.

Campus Safety Welcome

Orientation Tent

The Director of Campus Safety will review support and services that foster a safe campus community. Rindge Police and Fire Departments will share their expectations.

4:20 p.m.

Maximizing Your Dining Experience

Orientation Tent

Meet the Director of Campus Dining for an overview of dining options, strategies on navigating meal times, and working with the Sodexo team for dietary restrictions.

4:45 p.m./

5:30 p.m.

Dinner and Campus Tours (follow you peer leaders)

6:30 p.m.

Peer Groups Meet

Orientation Tent

Required Peer Group Meeting

6:45 p.m.

Residential Life Welcome

Fieldhouse

Meet the Residential Life team. Learn more about expectations and opportunities that come with living on campus.

7:15 p.m.

Get A Life Outside the Classroom/Make Informed Decisions

Fieldhouse

Change behaviors by shifting perceptions. Meet your classmates, learn to make values-based choices about alcohol, and become better equipped for decision- making.

8 p.m.

Raven Street Fair

Freshmen Courtyard

Enjoy free Kona Ice, Photo White Boards, Bungee Extreme Combo, Henna Tattoos, Airbrush Trucker Hats, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, and Balloon Art.

10 p.m.

Stuff a Plush & Party Subs

Freshmen Courtyard

Build your own animal, Frankie P style.

 


Sunday, August 27

WHEN

WHAT

WHERE

WHY

7-9 a.m.

Breakfast

Cafeteria

 
 

ID Photos

Campus Center

 

9:15 a.m.

Peer Groups Meet

Orientation Tent

Required Peer Group Meeting

9:30 a.m.

Zero Shades of Gray

Fieldhouse

An interactive and engaging program that equips you with skills and information to prevent sexual assaults. Assault is not a women’s or men’s issue, it’s a human issue.

10:30 & 11:15 a.m.

Rotation A & B (Follow your peer leaders)

 

Information Technology, Registrar’s Office and Wensberg Writing Center

Fieldhouse

Learn more about the services offered by the Registrar’s Office, Information Technology Department, and Writing Center.

 

Student Involvement

Orientation Tent

Becoming involved in the community is an instrumental part of your campus experience. Staff and student leaders will share their experiences as active and engaged individuals.

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

Cafeteria

 
 

ID Photos

Campus Center

 

2 p.m.

Peer Group Meetings

Orientation Tent

Required Peer Group Meeting

2:15 & 3:15 p.m.

Rotation A & B (Follow your peer leaders)

 

Recreation Overview & Cardboard Boat Regatta

Waterfront

Join in the annual tradition of working with your peer group to build and race a cardboard boat on Pearly Pond.

 

Breaking the Silence & Title IX

Fieldhouse

Learn more about counseling resources on campus as you prepare to make values-based choices and become better equipped for decision-making.

Understand the rights and responsibilities of all people living in a community within the context of Title IX. This program will equip you with information to prevent domestic and sexual violence. Let’s change behaviors by shifting perceptions.

5 p.m.

Family Themed Dinner

Cafeteria

Enjoy dinner with your peer group.

6:45 p.m.

Peer Groups Meet

Orientation Tent

Required Peer Group Meeting

 

Residential Life: First Hall Meetings

Orientation Tent & Marcucella Hall

An overview of living on campus, understanding resources, and expectations.

8 p.m.

Dale K (Comedy Hypnotist)

Orientation Tent

Laugh until it hurts. Watch your classmates be hypnotized...or jump on stage yourself!

Late Night Mystery Event will be announced on the SI Text Message Program. Text SIPAC to 71441 to learn more.


Monday, August 28

WHEN

WHAT

WHERE

WHY

7-9 a.m.

Breakfast

Cafeteria

 

9:15 a.m.

Peer Groups Meet

Orientation Tent

Required Peer Group Meeting

9:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Rotation A & B (Follow your peer leaders)

 

First FYI Class

Marcucella Hall Classrooms

Meet your Academic Advisor to review your course schedule and prepare for success.

 

Student Financial Services: Financial Top 5 and Student Employment

Fieldhouse

Learn about resources available to finance your education and explore employment opportunities on campus.

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

Cafeteria

 

1 p.m.

Peer Group Meetings

Orientation Tent

Required Peer Group Meeting

1:15 p.m.

Relationships Matter with the Dating Doctor David Coleman, The Real ‘Hitch’

Orientation Tent

This humorous event will help you navigate the dating landscape as The Dating Doctor addresses mutual consent, safe words, intervening, characteristics of healthy relationships, and surviving and thriving following a difficult (public) breakup.

2:30 p.m.

Majors Mixer

Sponsored by Academic Affairs

Library Courtyard

Meet faculty and classmates for ice-cream.

3:30 p.m.

Therapy Dogs

Spagnuolo Hall

Hosted by Center for Academic Excellence

 

Kayaking, Sailing, and Paddle Boarding

Boat House

Hosted by Campus Recreation

 

Lawn Games

Academic Triangle

Hosted by Orientation Spirit Leaders

5 p.m.

Dinner

Cafeteria

 

6 p.m.

International Student Mixer

Marulli Lounge

Hosted by Global Citizens Cub

 

WELCOME HOME!