Winter Orientation 2021
Saturday, January 16
Where will the river take you
Saturday, January 16
10:00am-12:00pm Residential Move-In | Residence Halls
Come to your assigned residence hall to begin the move-in process. After, make your way to the Office of Information Technology to get your Student ID, and the Campus Center for your mailbox key.
12:00pm-12:45pm Brunch | Great Room, Campus Center
Take a break before the program begins and enjoy brunch in the Great Room. Student meal plan or $15.10 per person. Families say goodbye.
12:45pm – 1:00 pm Commuter and Resident Students Orientation Check In | Cole Cinema
For all new students, residential and commuter students.
1:15pm Welcome | Various Locations
Start your welcome to the Seahawk community with your fellow new students. Learn about what January Orientation has to offer, and what it means to be a part of the St. Mary’s community.
1:30pm Success at St. Mary’s | Various Locations
Listen to campus community members as they share their experience and advice for incoming St. Mary’s students and families. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the St. Mary’s student experience and learn about the resources available to support your success in and out of the classroom. At the end of this session, a recording will be made available for families and students.
2:30pm Navigating Campus as a New Student | Around Campus
Our Orientation Team (OTeam) will help you find your classroom locations for the semester and get to know where integral offices are on campus. You will also meet the staff who can support your success here at St. Mary’s!
5:00pm Dinner | Great Room, Campus Center,
Enjoy our Great Room with students on our OTeam. They love to talk about all things student & St. Mary’s!
6:00pm Commuter Student Meeting | Solomon’s Kitchen
Learn about the benefits and resources of being a commuter. Visit the commuter kitchen and have your questions answered by a student and staff member.
6:00pm Residence Hall Meeting | Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC)
Meet your Residence Hall Coordinators, become familiar with the ins and outs of campus life, and learn the expectations, policies and processes of Residence Life.
7:00pm Bonfire | Waring Commons Fire Pit
After a day full of information overload, unwind with OTeam and your fellow new students. Join us for a bonfire, s’mores, and good company!
Sunday, January 17
8:30-9:00am Breakfast | Various Locations
9:00am DiversitySMCM | Various Locations
This mandatory campus-wide online and in-person training that will (in part) help to create a strong sense of community in which all members thrive and are successful.
10:30am Small Group Meeting | Various Locations
11:00 am Title IX & Your Rights | Various Locations
Learn about our community’s values and expectations around Title IX: how we engage in relationships and communicate with one another. Get essential information about campus policies and resources.
12:30pm Brunch | Great Room, Campus Center
Follow-up all your hard work with a break for lunch with our OTeam.
1:30pm President’s Book Signing | Arena
2:15pm Building your Success Plan | Assigned Locations to socially distance
Topics: Scheduling your time, St. Mary’s academic culture, learning management systems (such as Blackboard and Google Classroom) where course content is published.
5:00pm Dinner | Campus Center, Great Room
6:00pm Evening Social | Glendening Annex
Monday, January 18 (MLK Day)
8:00 a.m. Breakfast | Great Room, Campus Center
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Service Project | Campus Center
Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a community service project.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Small Group Meeting
2:00 p.m. Shopping Shuttle | Campus Center Parking Lot
Pick up the essentials for the semester from Walmart and Target.
5:00 p.m. Dinner | Great Room, Campus Center
Finish off the long weekend with friends, food, and our OTeam at dinner.