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, 8:00-9:30am; M-Z, 9:30-11am

All new students who have already attended a New Student Orientation move into the residence halls on Thursday, August 24, 2017. 

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 WoWie will tell you when and where to meet.

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

3-3:30pm - Meet Your SEAS Coach

3:30-4pm - Financial Literacy in College

4-5:30pm - Yes! Yes! Yes!  Coming to Terms with Consent and Preventing Sexual Violence with Jeff Bucholz

5:30-7pm - Dinner

8-11pm - Residence Hall Association (RHA) Soiree ; VIP Shopping Night at SMC Bookstore.

Saturday, August 26

8-9am - Breakfast with your floor; your RA will provide more details.

9-12:30am - Living on Campus:  CONNECT/Title IX/Roommate Agreements

12:30-2pm - Lunch

12:30pm - Yard Sale Opens

1-4pm - Campus Rec Pool Party

4:30pm - Paint the SMC; Meet on De La Salle Lawn

5:30-7pm - Dinner

6pm-8pm - Trips to Target; bus leaves from the campus bus stop at 6pm and 7pm.

8-11pm - WoW Carnival

Sunday, August 27

10am-6pm - Bay Area Trips*

*You will have the opportunity to sign up for these throughout the weekend.

4:30-7pm - Welcome Back BBQ sponsored by Gael Force and Campus Rec

8pm - Alpha Mass