Schedule for Traditional Orientation

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Friday August 15th, 2014

9:00a-2:00pmOrientation Check-InScience Building*
10:00a-12:00pMeet & Greet with Athletic CoachesHaid Ballroom
11:30a-12:30pTransfer & Commuter SessionGrace Auditorium
11:00a-1:30pLunchDining Hall
2:30pOfficial Welcome CeremonyTent
3:30pOrientation Group TimeAround Campus
5:00pFamily MassBasilica
5:00p-7:00pDinnerDining Hall
7:30pGet to Know Your Resident Assistant!Residence Halls
9:00pSay Goodbye to Your Parents!
10:00p-12:00aMovie on the Quad or Fun EventEhmann's Quad
*If you were admitted to the college after August 1 and need to submit your paperwork and other information, please start in Stowe Hall.

Saturday August 16th, 2014

7:30a-9:00aBreakfastDining Hall
9:00a-9:30aA Day in the Life of an Abbey StudentTent
9:30a-10:00aTransitioning into College LIfeTent
10:00aGroup PictureTBA
10:00a-11:00aOrientation Group TimeAround Campus
11:00a-1:00pLunchDining Hall
1:00p-1:30pWellness Center & ARCTent
1:30p-2:00pAcademic SuccessTent
2:00p-3:00pOrientation Group TimeAround Campus
3:00p-3:30pIT & Social MediaTent
3:30p-4:30pAfternoon Session IIITent
4:30p-5:00pWrap-Up Session
5:00p-6:30pDinnerDining Hall
6:30pDress Well for Matriculation!
8:00p-9:00pMonastery ReceptionHaid Ballroom
10:00p-12:00aStudent Life LuauEhmann's Quad

Sunday August 17th, 2014

11:00a-1:00pBrunchDining Hall
11:00aMass with the MonksBasilica
1:00p-1:30pThe Benedictine Hallmarks and You!Tent
2:00p-2:30pCampus Ministry and Community ServiceTent
2:30p-2:45pPresident's AddressTent
3:00p-5:00pMake your Abbey Bricks & Scavenger HuntAlumni House
5:00p-7:00pDinnerDining Hall
7:00pWelcome Back Mass for All StudentsBasilica

Monday August 18th, 2014

12:00p-2:00p International Student OrientationTBA
1:00p-2:00pFYS (First Year Symposium) PresentationHaid Ballroom
Get your books at the book store!
Take a tour to make sure you know where your classes are before classes begin!


Friday August 15th

9:00a-2:00pOrientation Check-inScience Building*
10:00a-12:00pMeet and Greet with AthleticsHaid Ballroom
11:00a-1:30pLunchDining Hall
2:30pOfficial Welcome CeremonyTent
3:15p-4:00pYour Student's Support SystemTent
4:00p-4:30pLetting Go with Abbot PlacidTent
5:00pFamily MassBasilica
5:00p-7:00pDinnerDining Hall
7:00p-8:00pPartnering for Your Student's SuccessTent
8:00p-9:00pParent's Reception with the PresidentDining Hall
9:00pSaying Goodbye to Your Student
*If your student was admitted to the college after August 1 and needs to submit his paperwork and other information, please start in Stowe Hall.
Both schedules are subject to change and locations will be confirmed at orientation.