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Schedule- Students

June 26th - July 3rd, 2019

Students - First Day of Orientation

June 26th, 28th, 30th & July 2nd 

7:30 am - Park at Hawks Landing, registration at Villiger, light breakfast in Campion Dining Hall

9:00 am - Orientation Kick-Off & Welcome from Dr. Reed (Bluett Theater)

10:00 am - The Ignatian Adventure: Engaging Jesuit Education to the Fullest (Doyle Banquet Halls)
Students introduce Jesuit education at Saint Joseph's and offer a variety of ways new students can make this their own holistic learning experience.

10:45 am The Res Life Experience: Campus Living 101 (North Lounge & Forum Theater)
Living on campus is much more than unpacking your stuff and setting up your room! Learn how to be a good roommate, get connected to your floor and campus life, and utilize your RA and other campus resources in order to make the most of your residential experience.


The Commuter Experience: Get in the Action! (The Perch) 
Get involved with Hawk Hill! Learn what resources & spaces are here for you and the commuter student community.

11:30 am - Lunch with your group & CID Meet and Greet
Stop by the Center for Inclusion and Diversity to meet the staff and active students, learn about diversity and inclusion initiatives, education, and programming, and understand how we create and sustain community and a sense of belonging for students.

12:30 pm & 2:15 pm - Factuality (Foley Center)
FACTUALITY is a facilitated dialogue, crash course, and board game, all in one, that simulates real-life experiences in America.


Culture of Care: Preventing Harm Through Bystander Intervention (Connelly & Merion Halls)
This session will discuss concepts and skills to help all members of our community step in to help prevent potential moments of harm on our campus. We will explore our perception vs the reality of college life and learn techniques to intervene in situations involving substance use, relationship issues, sexual misconduct, bias related incidents, or mental health concerns. This will be a highly engaging and interactive session that will demonstrate the culture of care that exists in our Hawk Hill community!

4:15 pm - Class of 2023 Mass (Chapel)

5:15 pm - Walk to Overbrook Station (take train to Center City)

6:30 pm - Dinner at the Reading Terminal Market (12th & Arch Streets)

8:00 pm - Class of 2023 Art Museum Challenge

10:00 pm - Black Light Dance (North Lounge/Campion Lobby/The Perch)


Students - Second Day of Orientation 

June 27th, 29th, July 1st & 3rd

7:30 am - Breakfast (Campion Dining Hall)

8:30 am - Introduction to Your Major and Course Registration (Teletorium and various locations)
Meet with faculty and academic advisors to review the registration process and requirements for your intended course of study.

9:15/10:30/11:45 am - Course Registration (MV Trading Room and Post Learning Commons)


CIRP Survey (Doyle Banquet Halls)
For over 50 years, the CIRP Freshmen Survey has provided data on incoming college students’ background characteristics, high school experiences, attitudes, behaviors, and expectations for college.


Housing Selection & Community Standards (North Lounge)
Get to know the First Year housing options and walk through the entire housing selection process so that you are prepared to select your home away from home for your first year on Hawk Hill! Additionally, students will further explore what it means to be a Hawk at Saint Joseph's University. Students will be introduced to the Office of Community Standards, the Student Handbook, and how expectations for students are grounded in our Jesuit values and tradition.

1:00 pm - College Life Conversations (Various locations)
Small group conversations with Orientation leaders about what to expect in your first year at SJU.

1:45 pm - Lunch (St. Mary’s Lawn)

2:30 pm - Field Games (St. Mary’s Lawn)

3:30 pm - Depart SJU (Hawk’s Landing)