WELCOME NEW SAINTS!
Congratulations and welcome to your new PC family. As student ambassadors we are excited to invite you to your first experience as an official SAINTS! Over two days in the Summer of 2016, you will be guided by a team of Orientation leaders who are passionate about making your transition an easy and exciting one.
Your leaders will be with you each step of the way to answer any and all questions you may have through your time at Presentation College. Your orientation experience will begin in August when you arrive on campus for welcome weekend. As a new student, you will have the opportunity to come to campus a few days earlier than your fellow SAINTS to give you the chance to settle in, meet with your advisors, and prepare for the academic year ahead. We have already begun to prepare for your arrival in August and the Orientation Leaders are eager to meet you all! This year’s Orientation will be an important first step in your academic venture! We cannot wait to welcome you into the PC community!
Friday, August 26: Check-in & Parents’ Welcome
8:30AM-12PM, Validation for All New Students – Strode Center
8:30AM-3PM, Resident Student Room Check-In – North & East Suites
11AM-1PM, Lunch – Campus Green
3PM, Parents’ Meeting – SE 127
3:45PM, Transition to chapel
4PM, Commissioning Ceremony – Blessed Sacrament Chapel
5PM-7PM Walmart Runs – If Interested
8PM, Resident Meeting – Strode Center
Saturday, August 27: Orientation Day 1
12PM-3PM, Check-in & Lunch – Strode Center; Sign Up for Prizes
Informative Session – Strode Center
Ice Breakers – Campus Green/Strode Center
6PM, Dinner – Strode Center
6PM, Inflatables, Mechanical Bull & Games– Strode Center
8PM, Entertainer – Lantern Hall
Sunday, August 28: Orientation Day 2
Morning left open for religious services of students’ choice; Mass offered in our chapel at 10:30AM.
12PM-2PM, Check-in & lunch – Strode Center; Sign Up for Prizes
Safety Session – Strode Center
Orientation Leader Skits – Strode Center Dating & Respect – Strode Center
3:15PM, Bowling – Meet on East Side of Strode Center
5:30PM, Dinner – Strode Center
6:30PM, Thunder Road – Meet on East Side of Strode Center
9PM, Return from Activity
Monday, August 29: Testing Day
9AM-12PM, 1-4PM, Returning Student Validation – Individual Department Offices
8:30AM, Student/Advisor Breakfast – Strode Center
9AM, Session with Department Representatives – Strode Center
9:30AM, Technology/Moodle Session – Strode Center
10:30AM, ETS Proficiency Profile Test – Southeast/Main Buildings
1PM, End of Day
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Is Orientation required for all students?
Yes, all entering first-year students are required to attend all Orientation events. During Orientation, students will be made aware of resources on campus, have a chance to ask questions they might have about Presentation College, become better acquainted with the Presentation College community, receive their student ID cards, and also finalize registration for classes. Students will be expected to attend the full schedule of events. Students who do not stay for the full schedule will be unable to finalize registration.
Is Orientation required for parents?
While it is not required, we highly encourage parents to participate in the events on the first day of Welcome Weekend, move-in day. These events include student validation, the Commissioning Ceremony and a family picnic. The Commissioning Ceremony is a formal welcoming ceremony we hold in our Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Students and their families are officially welcomed to campus at this time. We also offer a great program for parents with information designed especially for parents about Presentation College and the transition to college. It is also a great opportunity to meet other parents or family members.
Will I be with my parents/son or daughter during Orientation?
Parents can be with their son/daughter during Orientation events on Saturday, August 27th. There will be time to get settled into your Suites, run errands to purchase last minute items together and to visit all of the offices on campus to make sure everything is in order for the start of the school year. The parents program is an event geared toward only parents. We encourage parents to attend the Commissioning Ceremony and family picnic with their son/daughter. The evening family picnic is where families will say their goodbyes and part ways for the rest of the Orientation. The remainder of the Orientation schedule is geared toward students only.
Where do I go for Welcome Weekend?
Check-in for Welcome Weekend will be located in the Strode Activity Center.