Arrival Day for new students in the Fall  

Orientation for new students begins on Arrival Day. See the full schedules below for new students and parents and families.

In a typical fall Orientation, you and your student will spend an average day at the College by touring the campus, meet informally with faculty, attend mini-classes and workshops, and see College facilities. Staff from Information Services will be on hand at the IT Service Desk in Shain Library to answer questions about connecting to the campus network, using email and ordering personal computers.

Parents take part in programs on various aspects of the academic program and student life while students get acquainted with their roommates, housemates and student leaders in their residential halls. There is a President’s Assembly in the afternoon, followed by a reception for parents and students. Afterward, parents say their goodbyes and students head off to start Orientation.

There are also two optional pre-orientation programs in the fall: Genesis for first-generation college students, and Odyssey, for international students. Both programs have a parent component.