We look forward to welcoming our newest Siena SAINTs to our Community during Orientation 2020!

August 17th & 19th-23rd

 

A note about the schedule:

This schedule is tentative and subject to change as guidance from NYS or Siena College develops. The most accurate schedule will be available on the CORQ app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App store or Google Play. Once downloaded, log into the app with your Siena email and password to view events pertaining to Siena College.

 

A tutorial on how to use SAINTS Connect, the platform we are using to distribute virtual sessions for Orientation, will be provided to all new students via email the week of August 10th. You are welcome to explore in advance by logging into the site (linked above) and entering your Siena email and password.

 

Group Assignments:

Specific times for events/activities will be provided to students by their SAINTS (Orientation Leaders) and are also available in SAINTS Connect and the CORQ app. In most cases (with some exceptions):

  • students assigned to move in 8/19 are in Group A.
  • students assigned to move in on 8/20 are in Group B.

Commuters will be split into groups A and B to comply with NYS Guidelines. More information on your assigned group will be disseminated on Commuter Information Day and sent via email. Commuters are not expected to come to campus on August 19th and 20th but will be asked to participate in their group’s virtual activities for those days. Commuters are expected to attend sessions designated as “SAINT Group” on the schedule, as those sessions will be held in small groups on campus. Sessions designated as “Virtual” can be viewed on- or off-campus depending on the students’ preference.

MonDAY, AUGUST 17


 

Parents/Supporters

  • Student Life Panel and Discussion for Parents and Supporters, 7:00 pm: In this virtual session, 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. 
  • Pre Registration required by noon on 8/17/2020: sign up here. Zoom link to participate will be emailed to those registered by 4 pm on 8/17.
 

DAY 1 (WednesDAY, AUGUST 19)


 

Group A 

  • Move in during assigned times (8-10:30am, 11:00am-1:30pm, 2:00-4:30pm)  
  • Move in refreshments for students/supporters provided during move in times at each residence hall: grab-and-go fruit, granola, coffee/tea/water, etc. 
  • Alumni Legacy Photos - by Individual Appointment with Alumni Relations during move in time slot  (SIENA sign outside SSU/rain location - SSU)
  • Mass under the Tent, Academic Quad 4:30pm: Attendance in-person limited to first 50. Parents and all others may view via live streaming on the Siena Friars Facebook page 
  • 5:00 - 6:45pm: Dinner for new students with SAINTs at assigned location (SAINTs will pick up students in Residence Halls).
  • 7:00pm: Meetings by SAINT group at assigned locations (Residents only)
  • 8:15pm: Safety on Campus and COVID-19 session (pre-recorded session on SAINTS Connect)
  • 9:00pm: Class of 2024 Virtual Netflix Watch Party (click for more information on how to download)

Group B

  • Finish last minute packing
  • Complete assigned readings and video in SAINTS Connect on Allyship, Advocacy and Action in preparation for Friday session
  • 9:00pm: Class of 2024 Virtual Netflix Watch Party (click for more information on how to download)
  • Be too excited to sleep in anticipation of arriving tomorrow!

Parents/Supporters of Group A

  • Wear your mask.
  • Help your student move in during their assigned time slot.
  • Pick up refreshments from the grab-and-go station in your residence hall.
  • Depart at the end of your assigned move in time slot to maintain proper limited density requirements.
  • 4:30pm: Watch Mass as it’s live streamed from campus on the Siena Friars Facebook page.
 

DAY 2 (THURSDAY, AUGUST 20)


 

Group A 

  • 7:20 - 9:00am: Breakfast
  • Complete assigned readings and video in SAINTS Connect on Allyship, Advocacy and Action in preparation for Friday session
  • 12:00 - 12:40pm: Lunch with SAINTs at assigned location
  • 1:00 - 5:00pm: Get to know your roommate/finish unpacking
  • 5:00 - 6:40pm: Dinner for new students with SAINTs at assigned location (SAINTs will pick students up in Residence Halls at assigned times)
  • Get Settled -Ice breakers// following social distancing and face covering guidelines
  • 9:15pm: FREE MONEY GAME SHOW

Group B

  • Move in during assigned times (8-10:30, 11:00-1:30, 2:00-4:30)  
  • Move in refreshments for students/supporters provided during move in times at each residence hall: grab-and-go fruit, granola, coffee/tea/water 
  • Alumni Legacy Photos - by Individual Appointment with Alumni Relations during move in time slot  (SIENA sign outside SSU/rain location - SSU)
  • Mass under the Tent, Academic Quad 4:30 pm   Attendance in person limited to first 50. Parents and all others may view via live streaming on the Siena Friars Facebook page
  • 5:00 - 6:40pm: Dinner for new students with SAINTs at assigned location (SAINTs will pick students up in Residence Halls at assigned time)
  • 7:00 pm Meetings by SAINT group at assigned locations (Residents only, commuters online)
  • 8:15pm: Safety on Campus and COVID-19 session (pre recorded session on SAINTS Connect)
  • 9:15pm: FREE MONEY GAME SHOW

Parents/Supporters of Group B

  • Wear your mask.
  • Help your student move in during their assigned time slot.
  • Pick up refreshments from the Grab and Go station in your residence hall.
  • Depart at the end of your assigned move in time slot to maintain proper limited density requirements.
  • 4:30pm: Watch Mass as it’s live streamed from campus on the Siena Friars Facebook page.
 

DAY 3 (FriDAY, AUGUST 21)


 

Group A 

  • 8:10 - 8:50am: Breakfast
  • 9:15 - 9:35am:  Welcome Address: President Dr. Chris Gibson and Vice President of Student Life Dr. Maryellen Gilroy - Livestreamed to students in their rooms, commuters in assigned classrooms
  • 9:40am - 11:45am: Teambuilders and Allyship, Advocacy and Action session (SAINT group)
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm: Free time - finish settling in
  • 12:30 - 1:00pm: Lunch (including commuters) with SAINTs at assigned location
  • 1:30 - 2:30pm: Keys to Academic Success Pre-Recorded Session
  • 2:30 - 4:00pm: E-Portfolio, Canvas, and Banner training; Meet with Advisors sessions (Virtual)
  • 4:00 - 7:00pm: Free time (following social distancing and face covering guidelines) with CA’s
  • 7:20 - 8:00pm: Dinner for new students (including commuters) with SAINTs at assigned location
  • 8:30pm: ESCAPE THE ROOM

Group B

  • 7:20 - 8:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:15 - 9:35am: Welcome Address: President Dr. Chris Gibson and VIce President of Student Life Dr. Maryellen Gilroy - Livestreamed to students in their rooms, commuters in assigned classrooms
  • 9:45am - 10:45am: Keys to Academic Success Pre-Recorded Session
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm: E-Portfolio, Canvas, and Banner trainings; Meet with Advisors sessions (Virtual)
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm: Free time - finish settling in
  • 1:10 - 1:40pm: Lunch (including commuters) with SAINTs at assigned location
  • 2:00 - 4:00pm: Teambuilders and Allyship, Advocacy and Action session (SAINT group)
  • 4:30 - 6:00pm Free time (following social distancing and face covering guidelines) with CA’s
  • 6:30 - 7:10pm Dinner for new students (including commuters) with SAINTs at assigned location
  • 8:30pm: ESCAPE THE ROOM
 

DAY 4 (SaturDAY, AUGUST 22)


 

Group A 

  • 7:20 - 8:00am: Breakfast 
  • 9:45 - 11:15am:  Roommate games, contract, conversation starter activities (Virtual)
  • 11:15am - 1:00pm: Break
  • 1:10 - 1:40pm: Lunch (including commuters) with SAINTs at assigned location
  • 1:45 - 3:45pm: Be an Active Bystander Session & Student Life Plays (SAINT groups)
  • 3:45 - 4:45pm: Teambuilders
  • 5:00 pm: Class of 2024 Blessing from the Grotto - Live Streamed from the Siena Friars Facebook page
  • 6:30 - 7:10pm: Dinner for new students (including commuters) with SAINTs at assigned location
  • 8:00pm: STUDENT EVENTS BOARD SURPRISE VIRTUAL EVENT

Group B

  • 8:10 - 8:50am: Breakfast
  • 9:15 - 11:15am: Be an Active Bystander Session & Student Life Plays (SAINT Groups) 
  • 11:15am - 12:30pm: Teambuilders
  • 12:30 - 1:00pm: Lunch (including commuters) with SAINTs at assigned location
  • 1:30 - 3:00pm: Roommate games, contract, conversation starter activities (Virtual)
  • 3:00 - 4:45pm: Break
  • 5:00 pm: Class of 2024 Blessing from the Grotto - Live Streamed from the Siena Friars Facebook page
  • 7:20 - 8:00pm: Dinner for new students (including commuters) with SAINTs at assigned location
  • 8:00pm:  STUDENT EVENTS BOARD SURPRISE VIRTUAL EVENT
 

DAY 5 (SunDAY, AUGUST 23)


 

Group A 

  • 8:10 - 8:50am: Breakfast
  • 9:15am - 12:15pm: Jump for Joy: The Science and Skill of Finding Happiness session, tours, and teambuilders (SAINT groups)
  • 12:30 - 1:00pm: Lunch (including commuters) with SAINTs at assigned location
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm: Campus Involvement session, Student Life & Franciscan Values session (Virtual)
  • 3:00 - 4:45pm: Get prepared for classes tomorrow (Bookstore, organizing, etc.)
  • 4:00 - 7:00pm: Free time (following social distancing and face covering guidelines)
  • 7:00 - 7:30pm: Sunday Mass - Live Streamed on the Siena Friars Facebook page
  • 7:30 - 8:00pm: Dinner for new students (including commuters) with SAINTs at assigned location
  • 8:00pm: VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE

Group B

  • 7:20 - 8:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:15 - 11:15am: Campus Involvement session, Student Life & Franciscan Values session (Virtual)
  • 11:15am - 1:00pm: Get prepared for classes tomorrow (Bookstore, organizing, etc.)
  • 1:10 - 1:40pm: Lunch (including commuters) with SAINTs at assigned location
  • 1:45 - 4:45pm: Jump for Joy: The Science and Skill of Finding Happiness session, tours, and teambuilders (SAINT groups)
  • 4:00 - 6:30pm: Free time (following social distancing and face covering guidelines)
  • 6:30 - 7:00pm: Dinner for new students (including commuters) with SAINTs at assigned location
  • 7:00 - 7:30 pm: Sunday Mass - Live Streamed on the Siena Friars Facebook page
  • 8:00pm: VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE