Welcome Days 2014: "Explorientation” 

August 16-19 — Classes start August 20!

Your journey starts here

Transitioning to college life has never been easier. A specially chosen, super fun, student-led orientation staff is on board and ready to help guide you through your first days on campus with Welcome Days. During these four fun-filled days, you’ll meet your classmates and get to know the community, the campus and who’s on your residence hall floor. You’ll meet your advisor, learn more about your major, make new friends with fun icebreakers, attend events and share meals together. The snacks and meals get the most raves! It’s the ultimate way to kick off coming to the College of Saint Mary campus!

This is just a taste of all there is to do at College of Saint Mary. Take advantage of more than 20 student-led organizations or go ahead and create one of your own!

Commuter student welcome activities

If you're commuting to class on the College of Saint Mary campus, we'll have special activities for you, too, including a special reception.

Highlights of This Year's Welcome Days

Saturday, August 16 

Enjoy our opening dinner with your family and have the opportunity to meet College of Saint Mary faculty, staff, and students who want to help the beginning of your journey go well. Join us later in the evening for a blockbuster film in Gross Auditorium! 

Sunday, August 17 

Please join us for a day of activities designed to help you get to know one another. Here at College of Saint Mary we believe that creating a connection is important and we’re here to help you navigate your first year as a walking woman! 

Monday, August 18 

College of Saint Mary believes in “compassionate service to others” and that’s what volunteering is all about. Come with us as we serve the community and help those in need while creating important bonds among us. New students will receive a FREE T-shirt for participating. 

Come show us your “Poker Face” at College of Saint Mary's Casino Night. Join us at 7:00 p.m. to try your hand at blackjack, bingo, roulette, and other fun games for a chance to WIN some fabulous prizes! Guests are welcome! This event is sponsored by Student Senate.

Tuesday, August 19

The Academic Affairs faculty and staff invite you to participate in their special morning “Meet Your Advisor” session. You’ll have the opportunity to meet your advisor and fellow classmates and learn more about the academic side of your first year of college.