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Orientation prepares you for an amazing experience at Connecticut College.
New Student Orientation for first-year and transfer students runs Thursday, Aug. 22, through Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.
Arrival Day is Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.*
You'll move in and get settled on Arrival Day and begin Orientation that evening. Your student advisers, house staff, and other student leaders will help you get settled and acquainted with the organizations, traditions, and activities of Connecticut College.
Beginning the moment you arrive, you'll get to know your classmates, faculty, staff and, of course, the beautiful campus. During the weekend, student leaders and faculty members will help you prepare for an excellent first semester.
Arrival Day 2019 Schedule
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Information Desk, College Center at Crozier Williams
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Welcome to Varsity Athletics & New Student Medical Clearance Meetings
Evans Hall. Cummings Arts Center
(For all new students who anticipate being varsity athletes - fall, winter and spring - and their families)
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Welcome Session for Students and Families
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Family Q & A
10 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. - New Student Medical Screening for Fall Athletes Only
11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Community Resource Fair
Larrabee Green, Rain location: Cro Connection
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch will be available at Harris Refectory and is free to all
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
New Students Welcome
Palmer Auditorium (Students)
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Parents Orientation Sessions
1962 Room, College Center at Crozier Williams (Parents and Families)
2:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.
First-Year Seminar Meetings with Student Advisers (Students)
President's Assembly in Palmer Auditorium
5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Dessert reception, after which parents and family will say goodbye and depart
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner with First-Year Seminar Groups
New Student Welcome: Camel Moments
Meet outside Crozier-Williams at 7:15 p.m.
Tempel Green, Rain Location: Palmer Auditorium
8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
House Common Rooms
10 p.m. - Midight
Batch Blast - Welcome Home Block Party
Larrabee Green, Rain Location: Crozier Williams
* Students will receive their full Orientations schedule when they move-in to their residence halls. Students are expected to attend all sessions through the start of classes on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
* In addition to Orientation, which is mandatory, the College offers two optional pre-Orientation programs for first-year students: Genesis and Odyssey. Participants will arrive a day earlier than other first-year students.