Weekend of Welcome

Students after painting the SMC on the hill.
Your first weekend as a Gael will get you acclimated with all the resources, programs, and services offered at Saint Mary's College.

After move-in day, you, as a new student, get to take part in Weekend of Welcome (WoW)—four amazing days of activities that focus on coursework, programs that complement the curriculum, and activities that will help acquaint you with your new home. Some of the events include New Student Convocation, participation in students' first academic classes, and a nighttime carnival. Activities range from your first advising meeting, to our annual Saturday of Service, Painting the SMC and the Farewell Dinner.

Move-in Information:

New students attending New Student Orientation Session IV move in on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.  

Last Name: A-L, 8:30-10am; M-Z, 10-11:30am

All new students who have already attended a New Student Orientation move into the residence halls on Thursday, August 25, 2016. 

Move-in Information >

Weekend of Welcome Schedule*

*(Exact times subject to change)

Thursday, August 25

9am-1pm - Move-In

(Last name: A-L, 9 - 11am; M-Z, 11am - 1 pm

4:30pm - Welcome Mass

5:30-7pm - Farewell BBQ*

*Families will be asked to depart campus after this event.

7-7:45pm - Meet your WoW group

8-9pm - College Life Live

9-10pm - Mandatory hall meeting

Friday, August 26

8-9am - Breakfast with your WoW Group - Your WoW Leader will let you know the exact time of breakfast.

9:30-10:15am - New Student Convocation

10:30-11:30am - "Breakfast at Sally's" Book Discussions with your Residence Hall

11:30-1pm - Lunch

1-3pm - First Year Advising Cohort (FYAC) Meeting

3-4pm - SEAS Coaches Presentation

4-6:45pm - "Yes!  Yes!  Yes!  Coming to Terms with Consent and Preventing Sexual Violence" with Jeff Bucholz / "Raptivism" with Aisha Fukushima

6:45-8pm - Dinner

8-11pm - RHA Program ; VIP Shopping Night at SMC Bookstore.

Saturday, August 27

8am-3pm - Saturday of Service 

10-2pm - Busses to Target

11:30-2pm - Lunch

2-5pm - Campus Rec Pool Party

4-5:30pm - Paint the SMC

5:30-7pm - Dinner / CONNECT* Session #1

8-11pm - WoW Carnival

Sunday, August 28

8:30-10am - Breakfast

9am-1pm - SMC Yard Sale

10-11:50am - Making the Most of Your Four Years:  Community Life, Study Abroad, Jan Term

12-1pm - Lunch / CONNECT* Session #2

1-5pm - Bay Area Trips

5:30-7pm - Gael Force Welcome Back BBQ / CONNECT* Session #3

8pm - Alpha Mass

*You only need to attend one CONNECT Session; times are determined by residence hall.  You will be notified of your time upon move-in.