First Year | First Six

First Year | First Six First Year | First Six

First Year | First Six is a signature First Year Experience program that ensures you get engaged with campus events the moment you step foot on campus! Whether you want to mix and mingle with other students in your major or learn more about getting involved on campus, we've got something for you! Click on each week below to see the exciting list of events planned!  

Six Weeks of activities to show you how we do it at Saint Mary's!

Week 1: August 29-September 3

Event Information 

August 29, 1pm - 4+1 Pathways, Filippi Academic Hall

Learn more about how you can jumpstart earning your Masters of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Development or how you can earn your Single Subject Teaching Credential + Masters of Arts in Teaching as an Undergraduate through one of our uniquely designed 4+1 pathways! 

August 29, 6pm - The Cookout, Joseph L Alioto Recreation Center

Join the Black Student Union (BSU) for a cookout and pool party at the Rec Center. 

August 31, 12-2pm - Fall Involvement Fair, De La Salle Lawn

Join Student Involvement & Leadership and Associated Students as they host the fall involvement fair. All student organizations chartered under Associated Students as well as some departments will be present to share their involvement opportunities! A free BBQ will be available for all students that attend. 

September 1, 3pm - Bookstore Bash, SMC Bookstore

Stop by the SMC bookstore for this fun, interactive event.  There will be a scavenger hunt, games and giveaways.  Food and snacks will be provided. 

September 2, 12:30pm - Feel Good Friday, Intercultural Center (Delphine Lounge)

Join us for fun games, raffle prizes, and free food! Meet our '22-'23 IC student staff and learn about all of the amazing programs, events, and resources that we provide! 

Week 2: September 4-10

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Coming Soon!

Week 3: September 11-17

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September 14, 9am - Wake Up Wednesday:  Meet the Success Coaches, De La Salle Lawn

Stop by for a cup of coffee and donut. Meet the team of Success Coaches. 

September 14, 11am-2pm - Wellness Fair, Dante Quad and De La Salle Lawn

Campus partners converge on De La Salle and Dante Quads and provide information and resources to students, faculty, and staff.  Visit 12 tables/get 12 stickers on your raffle card in order to be entered to win a $200 prize, including a weighted blanket, battery back up, Hydroflask, and pop up solar light! 

Week 4: September 18-24

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Coming Soon!

Week 5-6: September 25 - October 8

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September 26, 8pm - Student Community Liturgy, Chapel

The Student Community Liturgy is the largest weekly gathering of Saint Mary's students and community members across our campus community! Students, Faculty, Staff, and our De La Salle Brothers gather for this celebration of Sunday Mass, a hub of our community's spiritual life that welcomes all members of our Saint Mary's community.  It is during this time of communal prayer and reflection that our community is rejuvenated for the week and inspired in their exploration of their questions and beliefs. 

September 26 - Fall Student Retreat, Redwood Grove

A student retreat team from the Mission and Ministry Center (MMC) will be hosting an overnight retreat in the Redwood Grove at Saint Mary's College! The focus of the retreat will be on activities and encounters that will help all begin to see their essential place in THIS community! Students of all faith traditions and worldviews are encouraged to attend! If you have more questions, please reach out the MMC (x4366) and we will connect you with one of the student retreat team leaders! Or come by the office, we are located to the right of the Chapel!! 

September 29, 1pm - One Love Healthy Relationship Film Workshop, Soda Center (Orinda Room)

The Escalation workshop is a powerful film-based workshop that opens people's eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse. 

October 1, 5-7pm - Library Escape Room

Groups of students will work together to escape the library before time runs out! Come join us for the library escape room. Prizes will be given to the winning team!