Orientation

Orientation

We look forward to welcoming our newest Siena Saints to campus for Orientation, Thursday, August 31st – Monday, September 4th, 2017!

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

Register for the Family Barbecue and Parent Breakfast

 

Day 1 - Thursday, August 31

Day 1 (Thursday, August 31)


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

8:00 - 4:00 p.m. Health Services: Sarazen Student Union Atrium
A representative from the Health Services Office will be available to accept student medical records.

8:00 - 4:00 p.m. Information and Technology Services: All first-year residence halls.
ITS staff will be stationed in all first-year residence halls throughout the move in process to assist with your computer and networking questions.

8:30 - 4:00 p.m. Academic Resources: Siena Hall 215
The Office of Student Success & Academic Advising will be to meet with students and families to address any questions about schedules and the upcoming academic year.

8:00 - 4:00 p.m. SAINT Card Office Open: Sarazen Student Union Del Grosso Marketplace
The SAINT Card Office will be open for students to ask any questions pertaining to their SAINT Card.

9:00 - 3:30 p.m. Vendor Fair: Lonnstrom Landing
Located between Lonnstrom Dining Hall and the Sarazen Student Union; Rain Location: Sarazen Student Union

9:00 - 5:30 p.m. SAINT Card Pictures: Standish Library
Come to the main floor to take your Student I.D. picture, and receive your SAINT Card.

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

 

11:00 - 2:15 p.m. Lunch: Lonnstrom Dining Hall
(Complimentary for Siena students & 2 family members.  Additional family members $8.00

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) - All are welcome!
The liturgy officially welcoming Class of 2021, transfer students and their families. A special blessing for students and families will be part of the celebration.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cookout for Parents and Students: Academic Quad - Giffy's BBQ
Enjoy a meal and meet other parents of the Class of 2021.

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

Tickets can be picked up on move in day (8/31) at the Student Activities table outside Lonnstrom Dining Hall.

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

7:00 - 7:20 p.m. Meet the Resident Assistant: Residence Hall
This time will be spent with the resident assistant with whom you will work throughout the year.

7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Meet the SAINTS (Orientation Leaders) : Residence Halls
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
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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. Comedian: Mike E. Winfield Athletic Recreation Complex (ARC)
Featured on Comedy Central, MTV, and the  Office. Mike delivers a charismatic and relatable performance.

 

 

Day 2 - Friday, September 1

Day 2 (Friday, September 1)


Parents Schedule

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

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

9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Parent Panel and Discussion: Marcelle Athletic Complex
While you enjoy breakfast, administrators will focus on the important role parents can play in supporting students to be successful and how to advocate for themselves. The panelists will also discuss how the Franciscan and Catholic traditions influence student life and learning at Siena.

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

 

Students Schedule

7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast for Students:

  • 7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Plassmann Hall and Transfers - Lonnstrom Dining Hall

  • 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Hines Hall - Snyder Hall, Massry Commons

  • 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. Ryan Hall & Commuters - Lonnstrom Dining Hall

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Welcome to Siena College & Diversity Not Adversity Presentation with Dr. Maura Cullen: Alumni Recreation Complex (ARC)

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

11:45 - 12:30 p.m. SAINTS Small Groups: 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

Students will speak with faculty about their intended area of study and ask questions. Meeting locations will be distributed by SAINTS.

3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Break

4:00 - 4:30p.m. Photo of Class of 2021: Standish Library Lawn

All Honors Fellows

5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Honors Fellows Dinner - The Norm
**All Honors Fellows Meeting with Honors Director, Dr. Lois Daly

Plassmann Hall, Commuter, & Transfer

5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Dinner: Lonnstrom Dining Hall

6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Games - Volleyball, Can Jam, Corn Hole: Academic Quad (optional)

Hines Hall and Ryan Hall

5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Games - Volleyball, Can Jam, Corn Hole: Academic Quad (optional)

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
         Hines Hall - Lonnstrom Dining Hall
         Ryan Hall - Snyder Hall, Massry Commons

All Students

7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Small Group Meetings with SAINTS

9:00 - 11:30 p.m Dance Party & Carnival: Academic Quad
Get to know your fellow classmates at this Party and Carnival featuring a mechanical bull, photo booth and DJ.

 

Day 3 - Saturday, September 2

Day 3 (Saturday, September 2)


Hines Hall and Ryan Hall

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Hines Hall Breakfast and Meetings with SAINTS - Lonnstrom Dining Hall

8:45  - 9:45 a.m. Ryan Hall Breakfast and  Meetings with SAINTS- Massry Dining Hall

10:00 - 11:15 a.m. Step Up Siena - Whenever and Wherever you Can; Active Bystander Training: Various Classrooms 
This workshop will discuss the importance of living in a community of care. In small groups, we will discuss and learn about why we have an active bystander program, how to apply the demonstrated strategies, and available campus resources.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Debrief Bystander Awareness Training in SAINT Groups.

Hines Hall

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Hines Hall Lunch: Lonnstrom Dining Hall

1:25 - 1:45 p.m. Visit to the Grotto with Fr. Larry Anderson - Rain date Monday September 4

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Small Group Meetings

Ryan Hall

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Small Group Meetings

1:25 - 1:45 p.m. Ryan Hall Lunch: Lonnstrom Dining Hall

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Visit to the Grotto with Fr. Larry Anderson - Rain date Monday September 4

Hines Hall and Ryan Hall

2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Teambuilders/Break

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. A Balanced Life/ Health & Wellness with Coby Kozlowski: SSU 240-243
How to create balance and reduce stress.

Plassmann Hall, Commuter and Transfer

9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast Meetings with SAINTS: Lonnstrom Dining Hall

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Visit to the Grotto with Fr. Larry Anderson - Rain date Monday September 4

11:45 - 1:00 p.m. Step Up Siena - Whenever and Wherever you Can; Active Bystander Training: Various Classrooms 
This workshop will discuss the importance of living in a community of care.  We will discuss and learn about why we have an active bystander program, how to apply demonstrated strategies, and available campus resources.

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Debrief Bystander Awareness Training in SAINT Groups.

1:30 - 2:40 p.m. Lunch and Small Group Meetings: Lonnstrom Dining Hall

2:50 - 3:50 p.m. A Balanced Life/ Health & Wellness: SSU 240-243
How to create balance and reduce stress.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Teambuilders/ Break

All Students

5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Class BBQ: Academic Quad - Rain Location Lonnstrom Dining Hall & Massry Commons

8:00 - 12:00 a.m. Siena Night Life (SNL) Presents All About "U": Sarazen Student Union, 240-243 SSU
Don’t miss SNL’s first event of the year,  including a live band.

 

Day 4 - Sunday, September 3

Day 4 (Sunday, September 3)


8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Hines Hall & Commuter Students Breakfast: Lonnstrom Dining Hall

8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Plassman Hall and Transfer Students Breakfast: Massry Dining Hall

9:00 - 9:45 Ryan Hall Breakfast: Lonnstrom Dining Hall

All Students

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Mark Sterner Presentation: MAC
A powerful lesson and real face to the tragic consequences of impaired driving.

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. SAINTS Small Groups

Plassmann Hall, Commuter and Transfer

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Campus Involvement Opportunities - Student Activities & Leadership Development, The Chaplains Office, and The Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy: 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.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch: Massry Dining Hall
Optional Men’s Soccer Game vs. George Mason University: Turf Field at 1:00pm

2:45 - 3:45 p.m. 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.

4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Break

4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Meeting with SAINTS

5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner: Lonnstrom Dining Hall

Hines Hall

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. 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.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch: Lonnstrom Dining Hall
Optional Men’s Soccer Game vs. George Mason University: Turf Field at 1:00pm

2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Campus Involvement Opportunities - Student Activities & Leadership Development, The Chaplains Office, and The Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy: 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.

4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Break

4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Dinner: Lonnstrom Dining Hall

5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Meeting with SAINTS

Ryan Hall

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch: Lonnstrom Dining Hall

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 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.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Campus Involvement Opportunities - Student Activities & Leadership Development, The Chaplains Office, and The Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy: 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.

4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Break

4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Dinner: Lonnstrom Dining Hall

5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Meeting with SAINTS

All Students

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Evening Mass: St. Mary of the Angels Chapel - All are welcome!
Please join us for evening mass at St. Mary of the Angels Chapel with the Siena Psalm 150 Praise Band.
 

8:00 p.m. Outdoor Movie, pie your SAINT, and s'mores on the Paddock

Day 5 - Monday, September 4

Day 5 (Monday, September 4)


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

Plassmann Hall, Commuter, & Transfer

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Keys to Academic Success - It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon: SSU 240-243
Students will meet members of the Office of Student Success and Academic Advising.

11:45 - 12:45 p.m. 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.

Hines Hall and Ryan Hall

10:30 - 11:30 am. 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.

11:45 - 12:45 p.m. Keys to Academic Success - It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon: SSU 240-243
Students will meet members of the Office of Student Success and Academic Advising.

1:00 - 6:30 p.m. Shuttle Buses to Latham Farms 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.

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