Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Event Information

New Student Orientation

  • Learn about the resources available 
  • Meet key faculty and staff 
  • Attend workshops and social events.
  • Renew friendships and make new friendships

Times & Places

August 21,2014

Resident Student check-in: 8 - 10 a.m., Lobby, Le Fer Hall
Commuter Student check-in:  10 - 10:30 a.m., Lobby, Le Fer Hall

There will be a parents session following lunch and a  welcome address. 

August 21-24, 2014

Students will receive a detailed schedule when they arrive on the 22nd. Most days will begin around 8 to 8:30 a.m. and go through the evening hours.

Workshops & Activities

  • Life at The Woods 101
  • Money Matters
  • Safety
  • Bringing Spirit to The Woods
  • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
  • Academic Technology
  • Student Employment
  • Field Games
  • Equestrian Try-outs
  • Entertainment
  • Shopping


Is everyone required to attend?
Each student new to The Woods is required to attend Orientation.  Even if you have attended College elsewhere, you will want to become familiar with our community and our traditions. During Orientation you will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet other students new to The Woods.

Should my parents come with me?

Your parents are welcome to attend the beginning informational session. This is a perfect opportunity for them to meet some of the staff and to get any remaining questions answered. After the initial meeting, the sessions will be student-focused.

I plan to live on campus. When can I move into the residence hall?

You may begin moving into your room at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of your orientation.

I am a commuter and have a job off campus. Will I be able to work that day?
While we understand the importance of work given today's living expenses, we do ask that you ask your employer not to schedule you for work on this day.

If I have other questions, who do I call?
If you have additional questions, please contact Jeff Malloy at 812.535.5219, Elizabeth Coley at 812.535.5173,  or email CampusLife@smwc.edu.