Weekend of Welcome

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 23, 2017.  

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 24, 2016. 

Move-in Information >

Weekend of Welcome Schedule*

*(Tentative Schedule; exact activities and times subject to change)

Thursday, August 24

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 25

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 - "Tattoos on the Heart" 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 - Grey Zones / Diversity Program

6:45-8pm - Dinner

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

Saturday, August 26

9-11:30am - Preparing for your four years

11:30-2pm - Lunch

1-3pm - Busses to Target

2-4pm - Campus Rec Pool Party

4pm - Paint the SMC

5:30-7pm - Dinner

8-11pm - WoW Carnival

Sunday, August 27

9am-6pm - Bay Area Trips

9am-1pm - SMC Yard Sale

5:30-7pm - Gael Force Welcome Back BBQ

8pm - Alpha Mass