Weekend of Welcome

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.

Your guides for Weekend of Welcome are Student Leaders (WoWies), who will answer your questions, give advice and show you around!

After your orientation, you, as a new student, get to take part in Weekend of Welcome—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 the annual Campus Rec Pool Party, to trips around San Francisco and the Farewell Dinner.

All first-year international students are invited to join the festivities of Weekend of Welcome.

Weekend of Welcome Schedule*

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

Thursday, August 24

4:30-5:30pm - 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

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

10:30-11:30am - Book Discussions

11:30-1pm - Lunch

1-3pm - First Year Advising Cohort

3-4pm - Financial Literacy

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

5:30-7pm - Dinner

8-11pm - RHA (Residence Hall Association) Soiree

Saturday, August 26

9am-12:30pm - Living on Campus

12:30-2pm - Lunch

12:30pm - Campus Yard Sale Opens

1-4pm - Campus Recreation Pool Party

4:30pm - Paint the SMC

5:30-7pm - Dinner

6-8pm - Trips to Target

8-11pm - WoW Carnival

Sunday, August 28

9am-6pm - Bay Area Trips

5:30-7pm - Campus Recreation and Gael Force BBQ

8pm - Mass