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Welcome to the Class of 2021!

  • All roads lead to Loretto! We are expecting 400+ students with their parents (including siblings, grandparents, etc.) to come through the doors of Stokes this year for New Student Orientation. During the intensively active four-day orientation you will meet new friends, get to know your surroundings, and get ready for success at SFU.

  • The schedule below provides time for academic advising and success, a chance to meet with key administrators and academic faculty, and opportunities to begin your character formation and leadership development as a member of our SFU community. Additionally, during New Student Orientation, you will learn about our Catholic, Franciscan traditions and values, which you will use throughout your four years at Saint Francis University and throughout life as an engaged and ethical citizen.

    Undergraduate Check-In & New Student Orientation 2017

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    Check-in

    As a new student, you are expected to attend the New Student Orientation program scheduled for Thursday, August 24 through Sunday, August 27. Your first stop will be the Maurice Stokes Athletics Center where check-in is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please be aware that there is no option for "early-bird" check-in. It is important that ALL new students arrive on campus to officially check-in NO EARLIER than Thursday, August 24 at 9:00 a.m.

    New Student Forms

    It's important to get all of your new student paperwork in as soon as possible. Completing the following forms before you arrive on campus will speed up your check-in process!

    All full-time undergraduate (12+ credits) students must have Health Insurance coverage:

    • Student Health information can be accessed via the University web portal at https://my.francis.edu. Click on the Future Students tab to complete the Student Health Form. 

    If the following Financial Aid criteria apply to you, be sure to complete these necessary steps:

    • Master Promissory Note and Loan Entrance Counseling - Completion is needed ONLY if you are borrowing through the Federal Loan programs. Both steps need to be complete before any Federal Loan Funds would be disbursed into your student account.
    • Financial Aid Verification Worksheet - Completion is needed ONLY if you have been selected for verification through the Department of Education. Prior notification would have been sent to your home address if this is necessary.

    Contact Us

    Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at orientation@francis.edu. We'll be happy to answer your questions and help to prepare you for your new life and your new family at SFU! Welcome to Saint Francis University!

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    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    When

    What

    Where

    7 a.m. – 9 a.m.Breakfast on your ownTorvian Dining Hall
    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.Resident Check-In

    All new resident students should report to Stokes to begin New Student Orientation and the school year. Everything a new student needs to get you started on your college career—all under one roof! Make sure you pick up your FREE SFU Spirit T-shirt to wear to the Bell Ceremony and President’s Welcome, compliments of your SFU Student Government Association!

    Stokes Athletics Center
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.Lunch on your ownTorvian Dining Hall
    12 p.m.MassImmaculate Conception Chapel
    1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Parent & Family Reception

    Come on over to JFK, grab a seat, relax, and enjoy the air conditioning and a cool treat, courtesy of the SFU faculty, staff, and administration. Let us serve you while you get to know other parents and family members and celebrate the beginning of an exciting new chapter for your students and families!

    Please note: This session will be offered again at 2:30 p.m.

    JFK Center Lounge
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Commuter Check-In

    All new commuting students should report to Stokes to begin New Student Orientation and the school year. Everything a new student needs to get you started on your college career—all under one roof! Make sure you pick up your FREE SFU Spirit T-shirt to wear to the Bell Ceremony and President’s Welcome!

    Reminder: Commuter Information Session in the JFK Lounge at 6:00 p.m. TONIGHT!

    Stokes Auxiliary Gym
    2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Parent & Family Reception

    Come on over to JFK, grab a seat, relax, and enjoy the air conditioning and a cool treat, courtesy of the SFU faculty, staff, and administration. Let us serve you while you get to know other parents and family members and celebrate the beginning of an exciting new chapter for your students and families!

    Please note: This is the same session offered at 1:00 p.m.

    JFK Center Lounge
    3:30 p.m.The Bell Tower Ceremony

    All members of the Class of 2021 should meet at the Bell Tower wearing the new Saint Francis t-shirt you received at check-in. The Bell Tower is located directly across from Torvian Dining Hall. The Bell Tower Ceremony is a tradition at Saint Francis in which all students pay homage and respect to those who have come before them.

    *NOTE: the event is cancelled if there is inclimate weather

    *NOTE: Parents can meet their students at DeGol Field for the President's Welcome address. 

    Campus Mall @ the Bell Tower
    4 p.m.President’s Welcome

    We invite all new students and their families to meet with Fr. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Ph.D., Saint Francis University President, and members of the University community for the official welcome and opening of New Student Orientation.

    DeGol Field (rain location: Stokes DeGol Arena)
    5 p.m. – 7 p.m.Family Time

    Grab dinner, get unpacked, set-up your room, and say “See you later” to Mom and Dad, and the rest of your family, and begin your new independent life as a college student.  


    Residence Halls
    6 p.m. – 7 p.m.Commuter Information Session

    Many commuter students make JFK their home while on campus or hang out at other locations. Learn about the services offered to commuter students. Also, plan to attend the Commuter Social at 8 p.m. tonight in the JFK Lounge!

    JFK Center Lounge
    7 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.Orientation Opening Session

    The  Saint Francis University Orientation program can help you “Become that Someone...” and make your college experience everything you want it to be!  You’ll meet the Orientation Counselors (aka OCs) who will serve as your guides for the next four days as you begin your college journey as a member of the Class of 2021. We’ll introduce the New Student Orientation program and explain your group assignments.  There will also be time for questions. 

    *NOTE: Please bring your orientation folder (provided at check-in).

    JFK Auditorium
    8 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.Residence Hall Meetings

    Meet your new neighbors and learn what it’s like to live in a residence hall. This initial floor meeting is an opportunity to meet the RAs and students on your floor, as well as to review residence hall policies and procedures.

    Residence Halls
    8 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.Commuter Social

    Enjoy some refreshments compliments of the Student Government Association and meet your fellow commuter classmates.

    JFK Center Lounge
    9 p.m. – 9:50 p.m.Student Expectations as Members of the Saint Francis Community

    As a member of the Saint Francis University learning community, your new home comes with great expectations and responsibilities designed to keep you on the path to success.  Lynne Banks, Associate Dean of Students,  will review the Student Code of Conduct and share the keys to success at SFU!

    JFK Auditorium
    10 p.m. – 11 p.m.

    Speaker: Justin Jones -Fosu—JFK Auditorium

    Do you know of some students on your campus lacking focus or motivation? Do you ever feel like you have misplaced the passion for why you chose to go to college in the first place? What would it look like to have more students on campus that are focused, motivated, and committed to meaningful success? Justin is ready to inspire you toward that reachable reality, and to keep you effectively engaged while doing so!

    In this inspiring and personal keynote, Justin challenges students to identify or reconnect with your why (purpose) and to live it out now (passion) in order to achieve meaningful success. Too much focus on the “why” can lead to great reflection with little to no action. Too much focus on the “now” can lead to impulsive and ultimately bad decisions. Learn how a clarifying blend of both can lead to you to be a more engaged student, impactful leader, and ultimately a thoughtful global citizen.

    JFK Auditorium
    11 p.m. - 12 a.m.Block Party and Pizza
    Join the Orientation Counselors at JFK for a block party, including free food, games, and music!
    JFK Center

     

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Friday, August 25: Academic Day

    WhenWhatWhere
    7 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Breakfast on your ownTorvian Dining Hall
    9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.First-Year Academic Convocation
    During this convocation, students will be welcomed into the academic community -- a community of scholars. 
    Watch for more information about the keynote speaker.
    JFK Auditorium
    10:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

    Departmental Meetings (which include a staggered department-organized lunch)

    You will meet with faculty members of your department in the rooms listed below. It is extremely important that you bring your class schedule with you. All new students are required to attend.

    School of Arts and Letters - Dr. Timothy Whistler, Dean

    • Communications - Scotus 102
    • Education - Sullivan 202A
    • History and Political Science - Scotus 210
      (Includes History, Political Science, Pre-Law)
    • Literature & Languages - Scotus 206
    • Philosophy/Religious Studies - Scotus 211
    • Psychology - Scotus 207
    • Sociology and Criminal Justice - Scotus 208
    • Social Work – Scotus 209
    • Environmental Studies - Sullivan 112

    School of Business - Dr. Randy Frye, Dean

    • Accounting - Schwab 106
    • Economics - Schwab 106
    • Finance - Schwab 106
    • Management - Schwab 106
    • Management Information Systems - Schwab 106
    • Marketing - Schwab 106
    • Business Administration (Exploratory Business Majors) - Schwab 106

    School of Health Sciences - Dr. Donald Walkovich, Dean

    • Exercise Physiology - Padua 111
    • Health Care Studies / Public Health - DiSepio 211
    • Nursing - Sullivan 204
    • Occupational Therapy - Raymond 218
    • Physician Assistant Sciences - DiSepio 213/214
    • Physical Therapy - Stokes 221

    School of Sciences - Dr. Charles MacVean, Dean

    • Biology - Science Center 101
      (includes Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacy, Podiatric Science, Pre-Professional, Secondary Education)
    • Chemistry - Science Center 230
      (Includes Chemistry, Forensics, Pre-Professional, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Secondary Education)
    • Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science - Science Center 024
      (Includes Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering)

    Exploratory Majors - Ms. Renee Bernard, Director of Academic Success & Retention

    • Exploratory Majors - JFK Auditorium
    Please report to your assigned locations.
    11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.Lunch with your Faculty
    Lunch Group A - 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. - School of Health Science and School of Business
    Lunch Group B - 12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. - School of Science, School of Arts & Letters, and Exploratory Majors
    Torvian Dining Hall
    11:15 a.m.ConfessionsImmaculate Conception Chapel
    12 p.m.MassImmaculate Conception Chapel
    1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Summer Reading Discussions

    We hope you did your homework! Students will meet with their advisor to discuss the summer reading project. The book for this year is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  by Rebecca Skloot.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  “tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. It’s a story inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we’re made of.”   
    ( rebeccaskloot.com/the-immortal-life)

    Groups as assigned
    2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.What is the True Cost of Underage Drinking?

    The true cost of underage drinking is much more than purchasing the alcohol, dealing with the hangover or paying for the damages you may have done. Hear straight from District Judge John Prebish Jr., Liquor Control Enforcement representative Michael Mirabella, Associate Dean of Students, Lynne Banks, and Sargent Chris Lytle, as to what is truly at stake for you.

    JFK Auditorium
    4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Quantitative Literacy Pre-Test

    This exam is for all new students. VERY IMPORTANT!! 
    *IMPORTANT NOTE: Please remember to bring a calculator. Cell phone calculators are not permitted. 

    Groups as assigned
    5 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.Dinner on your ownTorvian Dining Hall
    7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Playfair

    The world’s largest icebreaker! PLAYFAIR is the most popular campus attraction in history for New Student Orientation Programs. PLAYFAIR is totally unlike anything else you have ever experienced. It’s entertainment! It’s fun! It’s the perfect way to make new campus friendships! And PLAYFAIR is more than just an entertainment event – it is a team-building experience that has a long-lasting effect on the campus community.

    Stokes DeGol Arena
    8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Red Flash Rally - Stokes

    It is so awesome that here in the tiny town of Loretto, our University is recognized as one of the smallest NCAA Division-I athletics programs.  SFU is home to one of the most successful student-athlete programs in the country.  Any athletic team is only as good as the fan-support behind them...come learn more about your SFU #FlashFam and how you can show your #FlashFever to lead our teams to V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!!!

    DeGol Arena
    9:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.Bonfire and S’Mores

    We’re all meeting at Campus Ministry for hot dogs, mountain pies, and s’mores! Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

    Campus Ministry Center

     

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Saturday, August 26: Student Life Day

    When

    What

    Where

    9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Become that Someone...through Transformational Experiences

    Saint Francis University is inspired by the life and values of St. Francis of Assisi.  Because of this the University believes in educating the whole person, which means an SFU education will help you develop not only intellectually, but also socially, morally, and spiritually -- helping you to truly "become that someone" God is calling you to become.  A big way in which we help you grow outside of the classroom is through our 6 Transformational Experiences, which include Campus Ministry, Community Service, Internships, Leadership, Research, and Study Abroad.  Hear from various campus leaders about the opportunities that are available for you and learn about how the University will record your experiences for you to use after you graduate to help you secure placement in your top-choice graduate school or to secure the professional employment opportunities you are working hard to prepare for!

    JFK Auditorium
    10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.Servant Leadership through ROTC

    SFU is proud to be recognized as a “Military Friendly Institution” for being in the top 15% of all colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide for the certifications, programs, policies, and financial efforts it uses to recruit and retain military students.  One program in particular that supports our efforts is the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program that we are proud to participate in through the US Army.

    JFK Auditorium
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.Brunch on your ownTorvian Dining Hall
    1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Campus Safety

    Safety is a top priority of the Saint Francis community. Discover how you can stay safe throughout your college experience by learning about campus policies, procedures, and other tips that promote a safe campus environment.  Don Miles, Director of Residence Life, and Sargent Chris Lytle, head of University Police, will address campus safety concerns and offer valuable advice about campus safety.  

    JFK Auditorium
    1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. "Would you like a Cup of Tea?"

    Being away at college should be a happy, fun, and memorable experience.   Saint Francis University prides itself on providing all students with fairness, advocacy, and respect...especially when it comes to promoting a safe and healthy social environment.  Join Don Miles, Director of Residence Life, as he reviews important resources that are available to students. 

    JFK Auditorium
    2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.Ice Cream Social

    Join Eric Horell, Director of Alumni Engagement and members of the SFU National Alumni Association to enjoy a cool treat.

    JFK Lounge, Upper Level, JFK Center
    3 p.m.—4 p.m. Orientation Small Group Session

    Meet with your orientation group to review the Orientation sessions and clear up any questions you may have.

    JFK Center
    5 p.m. – 7 p.m.Dinner on your ownTorvian Dining Hall
    7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.He Said, She Said

    This is your opportunity to get answers to all your questions regarding socialization and interaction with your new campus community. This open forum (where male students will meet with male staff members and female students meet with female staff members) includes discussions on creating and maintaining healthy relationships.

    Women: JFK Center Auditorium
    Men: Frankie's, JFK Center
    8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Student-Athlete Snow Cone Social  

    The official welcome of student-athletes by the Athletics Department Administration, this is a great opportunity for new students to meet teammates and fellow student-athletes.

    Stokes Auxilliary Gym
    8:45 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

    Your Orientation Counselors present “SFU Student Life 101”
    Make these next few years the “best of your life” through smart and positive decisions.  There are many opportunities for fun and excitement at Saint Francis and in the surrounding area.  Learn about the many activities available and fun things to do from current Saint Francis students.  In their own unique way, the Orientation Counselors will have you rolling in the aisles while you learn more about the opportunities available to get you involved at SFU.

     

     

    JFK Center Auditorium

    10 p.m. - 1 a.m. Class of 2021 Dance!  JFK Lounge

     

    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    Sunday, August 27: Transition Day

    When

    What

    Where

    9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.Walk a Mile (or two) in My Shoes

    Enjoy nature, meet new friends, and explore your new surroundings during this short, two-mile hike across our campus nature trail. A great way to start your last day of orientation!

    Meet at Campus Ministry
    10 a.m.MassImmaculate Conception Chapel
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.Brunch on your ownTorvian Dining Hall
    11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.mAll Christian Praise and Worship ServiceFrankie's, JFK Center
    1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.Orientation Closing Ceremony

    The Saint Francis University Peer Ministers will guide you through the closing ceremony as you sign a pledge to uphold the Franciscan Goals of Higher Education and become official Saint Francis University students.

    JFK Auditorium
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.Orientation After Party
    Celebrate the conclusion of the New Student Orientation experience with food, music, games, and fellowship. Sponsored by Campus Ministry. 
    JFK Center Back Patio
    2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.Looking to get involved at SFU?!

    Are you interested in getting involved at SFU? This session will introduce you to clubs and organizations, leadership opportunities and ways to become a part of the SFU community.

    JFK Lounge
    3 p.m. – 7 p.m.Laptop U

    This is your ONLY opportunity to receive your new laptop and ask any questions about using the network.

    Groups as assigned
    3 p.m. – 7 p.m.CIRP SurveyGroups as assigned
    5 p.m. - 7 p.m.Dinner on your ownTorvian Dining Hall
    6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Walmart Shopping Trips

    Forgot something? We’ll be taking a last-minute trip to the local Walmart in Ebensburg. Stock up on laundry supplies, H&B (health and beauty), or stuff for your room. Three trips will be offered:

    • 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
    • 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Maximum 18 people per trip. Sign up at the JFK Information Desk.

    Departing from the JFK Lounge
    8 p.m. – 9 p.m.Student MassImmaculate Conception Chapel

     

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Tuesday, August 29

    When

    What

    Where

    12:15 p.m.

    Mass of the Holy Spirit
    To mark the opening of the academic year, Saint Francis University celebrates its annual Mass of the Holy Spirit. The Mass will be celebrated by our president, Fr. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., on the first day of school. It will be held on the University mall in the center of campus, weather permitting. The Mass of the Holy Spirit gathers together the entire University family to invoke God's blessing for inspiration, guidance and wisdom on the new school year. It helps us to rededicate ourselves to our Catholic, Franciscan mission. This Mass is a time to renew friendships, welcome our new students to the University community, and voice our desire to be a spirit-filled community. The Mass of the Holy Spirit is open to all members of the SFU community.

    Campus Mall (rain location: Immaculate Conception Chapel)
    Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 2, 2017

    When

    What

    Where

     

    The 2017 Welcome Weekend Celebration!!!  
    The annual Welcome (Back) Weekend Celebration is the perfect way to begin a new school year with tons of games, food, activities, and prizes to help you enjoy an extra weekend of summer fun with all your classmates and #FlashFam!  Welcome Weekend is coordinated by the SFU Student Activities Organization (SAO).

    Watch for updates on OrgSync with details about the weekend’s events and activities!

     
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Wednesday, September 6

    When

    What

    Where

    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Student Involvement Fair
    (CES Credit is Available)

    It's that time again - time for the annual STUDENT INVOLVEMENT FAIR!  The Involvement Fair is one of the best opportunities to get involved in campus life at SFU. Organization members will be available to share their experiences and invite you to join. The co-curricular experience is one of the most important parts of having a successful college career! You will make friends, learn all about SFU, and develop invaluable skills you will use in life beyond your years in Loretto. There are over 80 clubs, organizations, club sports, and special interest groups to choose from.  Wondering where to start YOUR SFU Student Life?  Start at the Involvement Fair! The Student Involvement Fair is sponsored by the Center for Student Engagement and the Saint Francis University Student Government Association.

    Campus Mall (rain location: JFK Lounge
    Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17, 2017

    The 2017 Family Weekend Celebration!!!
    The annual Family Weekend Celebration is one of SFU’s oldest traditions where parents, siblings, and other family members of our students can return to campus for a weekend full of fun and exciting activities and events for the whole family to enjoy together!  Family Weekend is coordinated by the SFU Student Activities Organization (SAO).

    Go to francis.edu/family-weekend for more details or check for schedule updates on OrgSync!

    Thursday, October 26 - Saturday,October 28, 2017

    The 2017 Homecoming Celebration!!!
    Truly the event of the year!  #FlashFever will rise and all things S-F-U will get RED HOT!  Gear up, get out, and Go Red Flash!!!

    Go to francis.edu/homecoming for more details or check for schedule updates on OrgSync!

    Mission / Learning Objectives

    Mission

    The mission/purpose of the Saint Francis University New Student Orientation program is described by the following:

    Saint Francis University believes in a holistic approach to the education and development of its students. As a Catholic, Franciscan institution we believe that the foundation for any program or service of quality is built upon the living Gospel message of our Lord, Jesus Christ as exemplified through our patron, St. Francis of Assisi and therefore incorporates the Franciscan Goals of Higher Education. As new students enter our university-community through the New Student Orientation program, our goal is to provide effective programming and rich experiences to assist them in their successful transition into the SFU learning community and to expose them to the many educational opportunities available through the curriculum and co-curriculum of Saint Francis University.

    Learning Objectives

    The learning objectives of the Saint Francis University New Student Orientation are qualified by the following:

    Upon completion of the Saint Francis University New Student Orientation program, new students will have gained a deeper understanding of the University's goals and expectations as well as have gained a sense of belonging within the SFU learning community through the following measures:

    • standards and expectations for academic success
    • standards and expectations for personal/social success
    • programs and services to support academic scholarship
    • programs and services to support personal/social development
    FAQ

    How long will it take me to get through Check-In?

    Once you reach the Registration table (Table #1), it should take you 30 to 45 minutes.

    What are the times of Check-In?

    Check-In is scheduled from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. You will be assigned a check-in time by Admissions.

    If you are arriving early for athletics training camps, band or cheerleading, your coach will provide information about when to report and what you need to have completed in order to begin your program. Athletes must still complete the Check-In process on Thursday, August 20 and will report to Stokes at an assigned time along with your teammates.    The schedule is as follows: 

    Field Hockey - 9 a.m. Women’s Soccer- 9:15 a.m.
    M & W Cross Country - 10 a.m. Men’s Soccer— 10:30 a.m.
    Women’s Volleyball - 11 a.m. AWAY Band - 12:30 p.m.
    Cheerleading/Dance Team – 11 a.m. Football—1 p.m.

    When do international students check in?

    International students will check-in at 1:30 p.m.

    When do commuters check in?

    Commuters are scheduled to check in from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

    When can I move into my room?

    Once you have completed the check-in process, you can go to your residence hall.  RAs will be available to answer any housing questions and give you your room key.

    Do we have to stop at every table? We advise you to stop at all tables. Tables #2 through #23 are required stops. 

    Where can we get lunch?

    Lunch is available in Torvian Dining Hall from 10:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Frankie’s in the JFK Center is open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Cart in Padua Hall is open 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  Adamucci’s in Schwab Hall will open on Sunday, August 28. Cost for lunch is $8.75 per person and cost for dinner is $10.75 and can be paid at the door. New students 

    What time is the Bell Tower Ceremony?  

    3:30 p.m. at the Bell Tower on the Campus Mall.  Students should arrive at 3:20 p.m.  The ceremony is canceled if it rains. Students should wear red or an SFU shirt to the ceremony.  New students receive a FREE t-shirt at Check-In compliments of the Student Government Association (RED Tables #30— #33). Parents can meet their students at DeGol Stadium for the President’s Welcome address.

    What time is the President’s Welcome?  

    4 p.m. at DeGol Field (Rain location: DeGol Arena)
    The President’s Welcome is the official welcome ceremony for new students and the first opportunity for Fr. Malachi VanTassell, T.O.R., PhD. to speak to new students and their families.

    Late Arrivals:

    Students who arrive after 3:30 p.m. should go to the JFK Information Desk to pick up their Check-In Packet and receive information.  Members of the Orientation team will be available to assist you.

    Table Assignments

    Concourse outside DeGol Arena

    Table #1 Registration 
    Table #2 & #2A Business Office/Financial Aid 
    Table #3 & #3A Business Office/Financial Aid 
    Table #4 Student Insurance   
    Table #5 Photo IDs
    Table #6 & #7 Student Health 

    DeGol Arena

    Table #8 WELCOME
    Table #9 Registrar/Schedules
    Table #10 Parking permits
    Table #11 Mail Services
    Table #12 Work Study Information
    Table #13 Consultation
    Table #14 Consultation
    Table #15 Orientation Information 
    Table#16 Advising and Scheduling Questions 
    Table #17 Disability Services
    Table #18 Campus Ministry
    Table #19 Dorothy Day Center
    Table #20 Center for Service & Learning
    Table #21 Reaching Every Door (R.E.D.) Day of Service
    Table #22 Study Abroad
    Table # 23 Career Services
    Table #24 Physical Plant
    Table #25 Library & Learning Commons
    Table #26 Phone Program for Excellence 
    Table #27 Alumni Relations
    Table #28 Dining Services 
    Table #29 Drug & Alcohol Education Office 
    Table #30 SAO
    Table #31 SGA
    Table #32 OrgSync
    Table #33 Swipes
    Table #34 & 34A Transportation/Enterprise Care Share Program/Southern Airways
    Table #35 ROTC
    Table #36 Of Local Interest
    Table #37 Athletics