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2018 New Student Orientation

Aug 16

New Student Orientation provides an opportunity for all incoming Pomeroys to:

  • Become familiar with our campus community
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Connect with faculty, staff and current students, including Orientation Leaders (OLs)
  • Learn what it means to be a Pomeroy and prepare for the academic expectations of being a Wood’s student

New Student Orientation (NSO) introduces new students to expectations, resources, and involvement opportunities at The Woods. We invite you to jump right into your Pomeroy experience during orientation, a series of events designed to kick off your Pomeroy career. NSO will be from Thursday, August 16th to Monday, August 20th. Please note that participation in all NSO activities is expected and required.

Note: sessions marked with an asterisk (*) will be attended by both students and family members/guests.

The following move-in programs for parents and families will end on Thursday, August 16th at 4 p.m. The first day of classes is Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

New Student Orientation Schedule

Day 1 – Thursday, August 16, 2018
8-11 a.m. New Residential Students Move-In

  • 8-9 a.m. Students with last name A-G
  • 9-10 a.m. Students with last name H-P
  • 10-11 a.m. Students with last name Q-Z

Check-in, Lobby first floor, Le Fer Hall

  • Sign housing contract
  • Turn in forms (immunization or emergency contact)
  • Pick up Student ID

Check-in, second, third, & fourth floors, Le Fer Hall

  • Meet your RA
  • Get your room key
  • Complete your room condition report
11 a.m. New Commuter Student Check-In
Lobby first floor, Le Fer Hall

  • Turn in forms (immunization or emergency contact)
  • Pick up Student ID
  • Receive room assignment and key if living in Le Fer during NSO
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch*
O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall, Providence Center
Buffet lunch served from 12-1:30 p.m. (no formal program)
Each student receives 3 tickets for lunch in their welcome folder at check-in. Additional tickets may be purchased at the door of O’Shaughnessy for $9.00 each.
1:30-3 p.m. Free Time / Un-Pack / Finish Campus Business*

  • Business Office (Guerin Hall 2nd floor, room 233)
  • Financial Aid (Rooney Library 2nd floor, room )
  • Student ID (Le Fer Hall, 1st floor, room )
  • Parking Permit (Le Fer Hall 1st floor, room )
  • Health Center (Rooney Library 1st floor)
  • Bookstore (Hulman Hall ground floor)
 3-3:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony & Blessing of the Class
Church of Immaculate Conception
Students, family members, and guests are invited to join in opening ceremonies as the new students embark on their college career at The Woods. Students are encouraged to sit with their families. Following the ceremony students will begin new student orientation at the Lodge just outside Providence Center. Family members and guests are invited to the Foley room in Providence Center for a reception with the Pomeroy Parent Council.
3:30 p.m. Pomeroy Parent Council Reception
Foley Room, Providence Center
Join the Pomeroy Parent Council for refreshments and letter writing.
4:00 p.m. Family members and guests depart from campus
4 p.m. New Student Orientation Begins
Meet Your Orientation Leader and Group
Lodge, outside Providence Center
5-6 p.m. Dinner
O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall, Providence Center
6 p.m. Dance Floor Theory – First Year Student to First Year Success
Ballroom, Le Fer Hall
8 p.m. Wing Meetings
Floors 2-4, Le Fer Hall

Students will receive a detailed schedule through their SMWC email and in their welcome packets when they arrive on campus August. 16th.