Tickets/advance registration is required
for the family barbecue & for the parent/supporter breakfast.

Register for the Family Barbecue and Parent/supporter Breakfast


Day 1 (Thursday, August 29)

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Move-in to Residence Halls - Specific move-in time will be sent in advance from the Office of Community Living.  Stay tuned!

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Health Services
Sarazen Student Union Atrium
The Health Services Office will be available to accept student medical records.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Information Technology Services
All First-Year Residence Halls
ITS staff will be stationed in residence halls to assist with computer and networking questions.

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Academic Resources 
Siena Hall 215
The Office of Student Academic Success and 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 Del Grosso Marketplace
The SAINT Card Office will be open to address any questions pertaining to SAINT Cards. 

Bookstore Open 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Hours for the rest of the weekend:
           Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
           Saturday & Sunday - Closed
           Monday - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Community Fair
Lonnstrom Landing
Located between Lonnstrom Dining Hall and the Sarazen Student Union; come meet the community partners that will help you and your student with the transition to Siena.

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   SAINT Card Pictures
Standish Library
Come to the main floor to take your Student I.D. picture and receive your SAINT card.

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Lunch
Lonnstrom Dining Hall 
Complimentary for Siena students & 2 family members. Additional family members $8.00

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.    Grab-and-Go Lunch Option
Academic Quad
Complimentary hamburgers and hot dogs from Giffy's BBQ for Siena students & family members. 

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.    Careers and Coffee for Parents and Supporters (Students Optional)
SSU 243
The Office of Internships (OOI) and Career Education and Professional Development (CEPD) will discuss how we can partner together to guide new students on their path from academia to internship to career. Refreshments will be served.

3:45 p.m.  Students of Siena Alumni Photo
Standish Library
If one of your parents is an alumni of Siena, please congregate in front of the Standish Library to pose with your family for this special photo.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.   Opening Liturgy
Alumni Recreation Complex (ARC)
The liturgy officially welcoming Class of 2023, transfer students and their families. A special blessing for students and families will be part of the celebration.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Family Barbecue
Academic Quad - Catered by Giffy's BBQ
Enjoy a meal and meet other incoming students and members of the Siena family.                       

Tickets/advance registration is required for the family barbecue.
  Please register here.

Limited tickets can be purchased on move in day (8/29) at the Student Activities table outside Lonnstrom Dining Hall.
Access to the Family Barbeque is given by showing mobile ticket or printed confirmation.

6:45 p.m. Families Depart (for the day)
You will have an opportunity to reunite on the Standish Library lawn on Friday at 10:40 a.m.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Meet the Community Assistants (CA's) & Orientation Leaders (SAINTs)
Meet with your Orientation Leader & CA’s with whom you will work throughout the weekend to discuss the schedule, get to know one another, and ask questions.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Commuter Student Meeting
Sarazen Student Union Rooms 240-243
Meet with your Orientation Leader with whom you will work throughout the weekend to discuss the schedule, get to know one another, and ask questions.

8:15 - 9:15  p.m.  Steven Brundage - Rubik's Cube Magic
Alumni Recreation Center (ARC)
Steven has been on America's Got Talent, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC, ABC, and many more!

Day 2 (Friday, August 30)

Parent/supporter Schedule

8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Breakfast for Parents/Supporters
Marcelle Athletic Complex

Tickets/advance registration is required for the parent/supporter breakfast.
 Please register here.

9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Student Life Panel and Discussion: Marcelle Athletic Complex
While you enjoy breakfast, administrators will focus on the important role parents can play in supporting students and how the Franciscan and Catholic traditions influence student life and learning.

10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Final Family Goodbyes:
Standish Library Lawn


Student Schedule

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Rethinking "Diversity": Everyday Lessons in Privilege and Bias with Dr. Neal Lester
Alumni Recreation Complex (ARC)

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.   Final Family Goodbyes  

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Small Groups with SAINTs
Academic Quad

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch with Faculty and Administrators
Marcelle Athletic Complex (MAC) 

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Majors Meetings with Faculty
Various Locations
Students will speak with faculty about their intended area of study and ask questions. Meeting locations will be distributed by SAINTs.

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.  Keys to Academic Success
Various Locations
Students will meet with members of the Office of Student Academic Success and Engagement.

All Honors Fellows

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Honors Fellows Dinner - The Norm
**All Honors Fellows Meeting with the Honors Director.

All Students

7:00 - 9:30 p.m  
: Inflatables and Lawn Games on the Academic Quad
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.  
DJ Dance Party & Food: Academic Quad
Get to know your fellow classmates at this Party and Carnival featuring food, inflatables and DJ!


Day 3 (Saturday, august 31)


Step Up Siena - Whenever and Wherever YOU Can

Various Times/Classrooms 
This workshop will discuss how to be an active bystander, how to apply the demonstrated strategies, and available campus resources.

Debrief Bystander Awareness Training in SAINT Groups.

Visit to the Grotto with Fr. Larry Anderson
Rain date Monday September 2

Small Group Meetings with SAINTS


A Balanced Life/ Health & Wellness
SSU 240-243, Various Times
How to create balance and reduce stress.

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Class Photo
Turf Field

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. All Student BBQ &  Pie  Your SAINT
Academic Quad - Rain Location Lonnstrom Dining Hall & Massry Commons

8:00 - 12:00 a.m. Siena Night Life (SNL) Presents All About "U"
SSU, Paddock, & Casey's
Don’t miss SNL’s first event of the year, including  Lip Sync Battle, photo booth & novelties for your living area.

Day 4 (Sunday, September 1)

All Students

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Mark Sterner Presentation: MAC
A shared experience about consequences of impaired driving.

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Small Groups with SAINTs 

Campus Involvement Opportunities
Various Times, SSU 240-243
Student leaders and representatives from campus offices will introduce you to the opportunities for involvement on campus, and discuss the clubs, organizations and activities at Siena.

Student Life Plays: Beaudoin Theatre
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.

Meeting with SAINTs

7:00 –8:00p.m.  Mass: All are welcome!
St. Mary of the Angels Chapel 

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.  Fun & Self Care Sunday
SSU - Therapy Dogs & Massage Therapists
Paddock (Rain: Casey's) - Live Music and Smoothie Tiki Bar                                                                                             

Marcelle Athletic Complex (MAC) - Open Court Time

Day 5 (Monday, September 2)

7:30 - 10:15 a.m. Breakfast
Lonnstrom Dining Hall

SAINT Small Groups Tour 
Join your SAINTS at this time for a walkthrough of the academic buildings and see where your classes are located. Be sure to bring a copy of your class schedule.

11:30- 1:00p.m. Lunch
Lonnstrom Dining Hall

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.   
Rain Date for Class Photo

1:00 - 6:30 p.m. Shuttle Buses to Colonie Center and Crossgates Mall
Departs from the Parking Lot in front of Siena Hall
No signups required for this service. Show up in front of Siena Hall when you want a FREE ride to local areas of interest.

Departures from Campus: 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

Pick up Times:
Colonie Center: (Location: In front of Nordstrom): 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., and 6:15 p.m. 

Crossgates Commons/Walmart: 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

Crossgates Mall: (Location: Parking Lot outside Movie Theater/Carhartt): 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m.,  3:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 6:45 p.m.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Ice Cream Social with Chaplain’s Office: Chaplain’s Patio at Hines Hall

4:30 - 7:15 p.m. Dinner
Lonnstrom Dining Hall