Saint Joseph's University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

The 18 Biggest Reasons to be Excited for Orientation

By: Megan Thompson’15 & Brian Lafferty’15

1. Nothing says welcome quite like an overly-caffeinated stranger jumping in your car!

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2. Being introduced to some of the most passionate students at SJU, your Red Shirts, who will be your fearless leaders for the next 36 hours. 

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3. Meeting your group members who could potentially be your future roommate, Hawkmate or new life-long friend!

4. Getting oriented with Saint Joe’s.

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5. Instagramming your first (or fifty-first) picture of Barbelin.

Come see what it's like to be home on Hawk Hill this Sunday at our Spring View Open House! #visitSJU

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 6. Experiencing your first mass at SJU and singing ‘We Are Called’ with your classmates. 

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7. Riding the train into the city and taking it over with 300 classmates. 

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8. Reading Terminal Market (a famous Philly attraction) is closed down just for SJU. 

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9. Running up the Art Museum steps like Rocky with your group!

10. Taking over those steps and chanting THWND for all of Philadelphia to hear!

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11. Finally meeting, in person, some of the potential roommates that you stalked on Facebook. 

12. BLACK LIGHT DANCE! …..you’ll understand when you get here.

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13. Getting first-hand advice from your leaders on how to succeed in your first year. 

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14. Not being able to determine whether your leaders had 8 cups of coffee or just love SJU that much. 

15. CHANTING…and becoming passionate about a color that previously meant nothing to you. 

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16. Nothing beats a BBQ out on Saint Mary’s Lawn.

17. Field games.

It's the last day of orientation at #SJU – what was your favorite part ?!

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18. Realizing that Saint Joseph’s University is where you are meant to be by the end of 36 hours.