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2019 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 Friday, August 16th to Monday, August 19th. 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 Friday, August 16th at 4 p.m. The first day of classes is Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

New Student Orientation Schedule

Day 1 – Friday, August 16, 2019
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
  1. Check-in, Lobby first floor, Le Fer Hall
    • Sign housing contract
    • Turn in forms (immunization or emergency contact)
    • Pick up Student ID
  2. Check-in, second, third, & fourth floors, Le Fer Hall
    • Meet your RA
    • Get your room key
    • Complete your room condition report
  3. Unpack

*Parking – once your vehicle is unloaded please move your car to the parking lot behind Hulman Hall.

Le Fer Hall
12-1:30 p.m. Buffet lunch

  • Students check your name badge holder for tickets
O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall, Providence Center
1:30-3 p.m. Free Time / Un-pack / Finish Campus Business

  • Business Office (Guerin Hall room 233)
  • Financial Aid (Rooney Library 2nd floor)
  • Student ID (Le Fer room 125)
  • Parking Permit (Le Fer room 125)
  • Health Center (Rooney Library 1st floor)
  • Bookstore (Hulman Hall ground floor)
2-2:30 p.m.

Commuter Student Check-in

Check-in lobby, 1st floor Le Fer Hall

  • Turn in forms
  • Pick up Student ID
  • Move-in if living on for NSO
Le Fer Hall
 3-3:30 p.m.

Opening Ceremony & Blessing of the Class and Family Send Off

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 NSO in the main gym of the Knorele Center.

Church of Immaculate Conception
3:30 p.m.

Pomeroy Parent Council Reception

Family members and guests are invited for a reception with the Pomeroy Parent Council.

O’Shaughnessy, Providence Center
4:00 p.m. Family members and guests depart from campus

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