2021 New Student Orientation Schedule

 

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TUNE INTO THE BREAKFAST LIVESTREAM here BEGINNING AT 8AM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD.

DAY 1 (Thursday, September 2) -

This is Siena


 

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Move-in to Residence Halls

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Academic Resources | Siena Hall 215

The Office of Student Academic Success  & Engagement will be available to meet with students and families to address any questions about schedules and the upcoming academic year.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saint Card Office | Sarazen Student Union (SSU), Del Grosso Marketplace

The Saint Card Office will be open to address any questions pertaining to Saint Cards.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bookstore Open | SSU Basement

Other hours: Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday; Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Health Services | SSU Atrium

The Health Services Office will be open to accept student medical records.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Starbucks | SSU Casey's

Open for credit card transactions only.

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Community Fair | Lonnstrom Landing

Meet the offices and local vendors that will help you with your transition.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Networking / Computer Help | First-Year Residence Halls

ITS staff will be stationed in residence halls to assist with computer and networking questions.

11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch | Academic Quad

Giffy's BBQ (free) while supplies last. Alternative: Lonnstrom Dining Hall, free for students. Supporters at dining prices.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Careers and Coffee | SSU 243

For supporters.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Commuter Welcome | SSU 240

Come enjoy light refreshments and meet fellow commuter students in the Student Union.

3:45 p.m. Students of Siena Alumni Photo | Standish Library Lawn

Students and their alumni supporters are invited to take a special family photo.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Opening Liturgy | UHY Center

The liturgy officially welcoming the incoming class and their families. A special blessing for students and families will be part of the celebration.

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Family BBQ | Academic Quad

Catered by Giffy's BBQ, tickets / advanced registration required for supporters. Students eat free with their Saint Card at the door.

6:45 p.m. Supporters Depart (for the day)

Opportunity to reunite at the Marcelle Athletic Complex (MAC) Lawn on Friday at 9:30 a.m.

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Meet the Community Assistants (CA) and SAINTs | Residence Halls

Meet with your Orientation Leader and CA with whom you will work throughout the weekend to discuss the schedule, get to know one another, and ask questions.

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Commuter Student Meeting | SSU 240-243

Meet with your Orientation Leader with whom you will work throughout the weekend ot discuss the schedule, get to know one another, and ask questions.

8:30 p.m. Comedy Magician Joel Meyers | UHY Center

Impossible is just an opinion - Joel Meyers will capture your imagination.

DAY 2 (Friday, September 3) -

This is How we learn


 

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Supporter Breakfast and Panel | MAC

(Supporters only)

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. SAINT Group Teambuilders | Various Locations

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Supporter Goodbyes | MAC Lawn

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Welcome and Faculty/Student Panel | UHY Center

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Lunch | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

Ryan Hall, Hennepin Hall, & Commuters

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch | Massry Dining Commons

Hines Hall

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

Plassmann Hall & Transfers

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Keys to Academic Success | Various Locations

Keys to Academic Success: UHY Center

Academic Advising Appointments: Various Classrooms

Academic Technology Presentations: Various Classrooms

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Break | Various Locations

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Dinner | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

Ryan Hall, Hennepin Hall & Commuters

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner | Massry Dining Commons

Hines Hall

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Honors Fellows Dinner | The Norm in Lonnstrom Dining Hall

All Honors students will meet with honors program representatives.

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Dinner | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

Plassmann Hall & Transfers

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Break | Various Locations

8:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Dance Party & Carnival | Academic Quad

Get to know your fellow classmates at the party and carnival featuring food, inflatables, and a DJ!

DAY 3 (Saturday, September 4) - 

This is what we stand for


 

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Ebone Bell | UHY Center

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Step Up Siena - Wherever and Whenever You Can; Active Bystander Session | Various Classrooms

Plassmann Hall & Ryan Hall

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Debrief Session | Various Classrooms

Hines Hall, Hennepin Hall, Commuters & Transfers

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Debrief Session | Various Classrooms

Plassmann Hall & Ryan Hall

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Step Up Siena - Wherever and Whenever You Can; Active Bystander Sessions | Various Classrooms

Hines Hall, Hennepin Hall, Commuters & Transfers

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

Plassmann Hall & Transfers

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch | Massry Dining Commons

Ryan Hall

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

Hines Hall, Hennepin Hall, & Commuters

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pilgrimage through our Mission | Various Locations

Learn more about the Mission Offices various offerings for Siena students.

5:00 p.m. Class Photo | Siena Hall

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Class BBQ | Academic Quad

Rain Location: Lonnstrom Dining Hall & Massry Dining Commons

7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Siena Night Life (SNL) Presents: All About the SSU | SSU 240-243, Casey's, & The Paddock

Don't miss SNL's first event of the year, including a Lip Sync Battle, photo booth, and FUN!

DAY 4 (SunDAY, september 5) -

this is how we take care of ourselves and others


 

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Student Life Plays | UHY Center

The members of Stage III, Siena's own student theatre group, present this series of vignettes to increase awareness of some of the situations you may face as a college student.

Plassmann Hall & Ryan Hall

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. A Conversation with Jamie Del Rosario '20 | MAC

One Saint's Story: A shared experience about addiction, recovery, and the road back.

Hines Hall, Hennepin Hall, Commuters & Transfers

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. A Conversation with Jamie Del Rosario '20 | MAC

One Saint's Story: A shared experience about addiction, recovery, and the road back.

Plassmann Hall & Ryan Hall

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Student Life Plays | UHY Center

The members of Stage III, Siena's own student theatre group, present this series of vignettes to increase awareness of some of the situations you may face as a college student.

Hines Hall, Hennepin Hall, Commuters & Transfers

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Mass | St. Mary of the Angels Chapel

All are welcome! (Alternative Icebreakers in various locations)

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

Ryan Hall & Hines Hall

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch | Massry Dining Commons

Hennepin Hall & Commuters

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

Plassmann Hall & Transfers

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Choose Positivity with Kevin Wanzer | UHY Center

Kevin reminds us that success in college ultimately comes down to finding joy in everyday situations.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. COVID-19: A Community in Transition | Various Locations

How do we answer the question "Where do we go from here?"

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Break | Various Locations

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Dinner | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

Ryan Hall & Hines Hall

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner | Massry Dining Commons

Hennepin Hall & Commuters

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Dinner | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

Plassmann Hall & Transfers

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Break | Various Locations

8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Relaxation Night | SSU

Come down to the SSU to relax with massages and therapy dogs while enjoying a sweet treat and shaved ice!

DAY 5 (Monday, September 6) -

This is where you belong


 

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast | Lonnstrom Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Classroom Tours | Various Locations

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. SASE Office Hours | Siena Hall 215

11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Voter Registration | SSU Atrium

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your Own | Lonnstrom, Massry, or Casey's

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  SGA/Club Panel | MAC

Plassmann Hall & Ryan Hall

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Campus Involvement Session | UHY Center

Student leaders and representatives from campus offices will introduce you to the opportunities for involvement on campus and discuss clubs, organizations, and activities at Siena.

Hines Hall, Hennepin Hall, Commuters, & Transfers

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  SGA/Club Panel | MAC

Hines Hall, Hennepin Hall, Commuters, & Transfers

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Campus Involvement Session | UHY Center

Student leaders and representatives from campus offices will introduce you to the opportunities for involvement on campus and discuss clubs, organizations, and activities at Siena.

Plassmann Hall & Ryan Hall

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Chaplain's Office Ice Cream Social | Hines Hall Patio

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner on your Own | Lonnstrom, Massry, or Casey's

Supporter Schedule


 

Thursday, September 2

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Move-in to Residence Halls

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Community Fair | Lonnstrom Landing

Meet the offices and local vendors that will help you with your transition.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Academic Resources | Siena Hall 215

The Office of Student Academic Success  & Engagement will be available to meet with students and families to address any questions about schedules and the upcoming academic year.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saint Card Office | Sarazen Student Union (SSU), Del Grosso Marketplace

The Saint Card Office will be open to address any questions pertaining to Saint Cards.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bookstore Open | SSU Basement

Other hours: Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday; Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Health Services | SSU Atrium

The Health Services Office will be open to accept student medical records.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Starbucks | SSU Casey's

Open for credit card transactions only.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Networking / Computer Help | First-Year Residence Halls

ITS staff will be stationed in residence halls to assist with computer and networking questions.

11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch | Academic Quad

Giffy's BBQ (free) while supplies last. Alternative: Lonnstrom Dining Hall, free for students. Supporters at dining prices.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Careers and Coffee | SSU 243

The Office of Internships and Career Education and Professional Development will discuss how we can partner together to guide students on their path from academia to internships and careers. Refreshments will be served.

3:45 p.m. Students of Siena Alumni Photo | Standish Library Lawn

Students and their alumni supporters are invited to take a special family photo.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Opening Liturgy | UHY Center (formerly Alumni Recreation Center)

Mass welcoming incoming students and their families that includes a special blessing.

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Family BBQ | Academic Quad

Catered by Giffy's BBQ, tickets / advanced registration required for supporters. Students eat free with their Saint Card at the door.

6:45 p.m. Supporters Depart (for the day)

Friday, September 3

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Supporter Breakfast and Panel Discussion | Marcelle Athletic Complex

Learn more about the important role parents, families, and supporters play in supporting their students and the Siena experience.

You can also view a livestream of the panel discussion here.

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Supporter Goodbyes | Marcelle Athletic Complex Lawn