Orientation Schedule

  • Contact Campus Life

    Phone:
    412.578.6573

  • New Student Spring 2015 Orientation: Wednesday, August 26 - Sunday, August 30, 2015
    Move-In Day: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 [more info]
    Classes Begin: Monday, August 31, 2015 [Academic calendar]

    Get Stoked: Undergraduate Orientation

    *Events bolded are MANDATORY / TF = Transfer-Friendly Events


    Register to Attend Orientation


    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Move-in Day
    Frances Warde Hall, Third Floor Main Entrance (Resident Students and Families)
    Please plan to arrive at your assigned time to alleviate waiting for elevators and give you the opportunity to have staff help you move in. When you arrive on campus, you will drive up to the residence hall where a professional moving company will unload your car. You will then be given a ticket, and a valet attendant will move your car to a parking lot.

    3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    University Welcome
    Mandatory
    University Commons, Fifth Floor, Campus Green (All Students, TF and Families)
    An official welcome to the Carlow Community from the university’s academic side.

    4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    Orientation Check-in 
    Mandatory

    University Commons, Fifth Floor, Campus Green (All Students, TF)
    You will receive an orientation package complete with important information about every orientation event, menus and coupons for select restaurants around Pittsburgh, and a rad T-shirt. You will also receive your name badge that lists your locations for some of the week’s events.

    4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Family Welcome and Dinner
    A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Atrium (Families)

    5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Opening Dinner—Meet Your First Year Mentor
    Mandatory
    University Commons, Fifth Floor, Campus Green (All Students, TF)
    Your first official meal at Carlow and this is your chance to chance to meet your First Year Mentor and some fellow classmates.

    5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    College Life At Carlow – Your Student’s Social and Academic Life
    A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Atrium (Families)

    7 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Letting Go
    A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Atrium (Families)

    7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    The Truth—Presented by Joe Mull
    Mandatory 

    University Commons, Fifth Floor, Kresge Theater (All Students, TF)
    Everything you need to know about drugs and alcohol in college and, most importantly, how to stay safe while on and off campus. 

    8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Family Panel
    A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Atrium (Families)

    9 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
    Meet and Greet: Illusionist and Rita’s Italian Ice TF
    University Commons, Fifth Floor, Campus Green (All Students, TF and Families)
    Enjoy some sweet Italian ice and an amazing show by one of the nation’s best illusionists, Tim Kutch. Check him out at timkutch.com 


    Thursday, August 27, 2015 

    7 a.m. – 8 a.m.
    Breakfast // Tiernan Hall, Cafeteria (All Students, TF) 

    8:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    What Are the Liberal Arts?
    Mandatory
    University Commons, Fifth Floor, Kresge Ballroom (All Students)

    11 a.m. - Noon
    Lunch  // Tiernan Hall, Cafeteria (All Students, TF) 
    *New Athletes Meet with Director of Athletics, George Sliman, in the Cafeteria

    Noon - 2:30 p.m.
    Exploring Majors and How Do We Get There?
    Mandatory

    University Commons, Fifth Floor Kresge Ballroom (All Students)

    2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Succeeding In College
    Mandatory

    University Commons, Fifth Floor Kresge Ballroom (All Students)

    5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Math Placement Testing
    Mandatory

    Various locations around campus; please refer to the label you will receive at Orientation Check-in (All Students) 

    4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Dinner
    Tiernan Hall, Cafeteria

    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    PlayFair
    Mandatory

    University Commons, Fifth Floor, Campus Green (All Students, TF)

    8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Residence Hall Floor Meetings and Party on the Green
    Mandatory

    Frances Warde Hall, In the lounge on your floor (All Resident Students, TF)

    8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Commuter Student Meet-up and Party on the Green
    Mandatory

    University Commons, Second Floor, Student Activities Center (All Commuter Students, TF)

    11 p.m. - 1 a.m.
    Midnight Pancake and Bingo Bonanza
    University Commons, Second Floor, Café (All Students, TF)

    Friday, August 28, 2015 

    7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
    Breakfast // Tiernan Hall, Cafeteria (All Students, TF)
     
    9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Academic and Faculty Meet and Greet
    Mandatory

    Various locations around campus; please refer to the label you will receive at orientation check-in. (All Students)
    Enjoy a welcome to your college by your academic Dean and personally meet the faculty in your department. 

    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Carlow 101: Understanding College Life
    Mandatory
    Various locations around campus; please refer to the label you will receive at Orientation Check-in (All Students)

    1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
    BSSE Survey and Resource Hunt 
    Mandatory

    Various locations around campus; please refer to the label you will receive at orientation check-in. (All Students)
    Take a national college survey and then take a tour of the campus to learn where different departments are and where your classes will be held. 

    2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Common Reader Program
    Mandatory

    Various locations around campus; please refer to the label you will receive at Orientation Check-in. (All Students)

    4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    MAT100 Presentation (only students registered for MAT100 must attend)
    University Commons, Fifth Floor, Kresge Ballroom

    4 p.m.–6 p.m.
    Dinner // Tiernan Hall, Cafeteria (All Students, TF) 

    6 p.m. – Midnight
    Steel City Scavenger Hunt and Movie Night
    Mandatory
    University Commons, Fifth Floor,Campus Green (All Students, TF)

    Saturday, August 29, 2015  

    9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Wellness Activities
    St. Joseph Hall Gym. (All Students, TF)
    Get a sample of what Carlow’s wellness programs are like by participating in a mini-olympics!

    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Brunch // Tiernan Hall, Cafeteria (All Students, TF 

    12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Be Smart, Be Safe, Be Healthy
    Mandatory

    University Commons, Fifth Floor, Campus Green (All Students, TF) 
    Learn how to be risk averse during your college career and get some important information from Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, Center for Victims, and Carlow’s Wellness Center.

    4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    Dinner  
    University Commons, Fifth Floor,Campus Green (All Students, TF) 

    5 p.m. – Midnight
    Block Party and Pirates Game
    PNC Park, Bus leaves Lot B at 5 p.m. (All Students, TF) 
    Limited number of tickets. Response required.
    Please see insert in New Student Orientation booklet for detailed information.

    Sunday, August 30, 2015

    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Brunch // Tiernan Hall, Cafeteria (All Students, TF)

    1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Activities Fair
    Mandatory

    University Commons, Fifth Floor, Campus Green (All Students, TF) 

    4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    Dinner
    Mandatory
    Tiernan Hall, Cafeteria (All Students, TF) 

    6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Night of the Celtic and New Student Orientation Mass 
    Mandatory
    University Commons, Fifth Floor, Campus Green (All Students and Families)
    Become an official member of the Carlow Community and meet some alumni who were once in your shoes.

    8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Ice Cream Reception 
    University Commons, Fifth Floor, Campus Green (All Students, TF and Families)