Welcome Week

Welcome week 2012

To kick off the fall semester we have a full week of events planned. To be sure you know where and when all the events are, take a close look at the calendar below. There are many opportunities to get to know the staff and faculty, to meet new friends, and to make new memories!

Sunday, August 30

New Student Welcome Day

Dining room open; use meal plan, or food may be purchased. 

9 A.M. - 1 P.M.

New Resident Student Move-in

New residents move into the residence halls. Please go to Berchmans Hall Rotunda before going to your residence hall.

Berchmans Hall Rotunda, First floor

1 - 2 P.M.

New Commuter Student Check-in

New commuters check-in, receive their student ID and parking sticker.

Berchmans Hall Rotunda, First floor

Noon - 2 P.M.


Food available 12:15-1:15. Students can use their meal plans. Additional lunches may be purchased for family and friends.

Mary Dooley College Center, Dining Room

2:15 - 3:00 P.M.

Commuter Student Information Session

Information on parking, student services and more. All commuter students must attend.

Faculty Dining Room

3:30 - 4:15 P.M.

Welcome Mass 

All are welcome!

 Berchmans Lawn

4:15 P.M.

Families Say Goodbye to Students


4:15 P.M.

New Student Picture

All new commuters and residents must attend.

 Maguire Gym

4:30 - 6 P.M.

BBQ for New Students

Keating Quadrangle

6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

New Student Meeting

All new full-time students should attend.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

  • Commuter meeting and social

  • Resident meeting and social

MaryDooley College Center, Dining Room


8 P.M.

Real Deal Game Show

Answer trivia questions and participate in silly stunts to win cash & prizes. Sponsored by Elms College Student Government Association (SGA)

Mary Dooley College Center, Dining Room

Monday, August 31

9 A.M. - 1 P.M

Returning Resident Check-In

All returning residents must move in on this day. Please contact residence life 413-265-2461 if you have a question.

Berchman's Hall Rotunda

10 A.M.

Student  Trip

Free for new full-time students. Buses leave from the front of Berchmans Hall on Springfield Street. Pick one of two: Dave and Busters in Providence, RI or Boston Aquarium. An e-mail with sign-up information will be sent out in late August.


2-3 P.M.

Returning Resident Floor Meetings

Resident meeting in the dining room. Breakout groups for floor socials. Mandatory for all returning residents.


8 P.M.

Ultimate Bingo

Play bingo to win money for books, Elms gear and other fun items. Sponsored by SGA.

Mary Dooley College Center, Dining Room


Tuesday, September 1

 Dining room open, use meal plan or food may be purchased.

8:30 - 9:30 A.M.

Commuter Council Meet-n-Greet & Free Breakfast

All new commuter students welcome. Come and have breakfast and then go to your first seminar orientation R.s.v.p. toddj@elms.edu

Mary Dooley College Center, Dining Room

9:30 A.M. - 3 P.M.

First-Year Seminar Orientation

All first-year students must attend. Lunch will be provided.

Berchmans Hall, Veritas Auditorium

12:30 P.M.


Use your meal plan or food may be purchased. All first year students will eat with their class.

Keating Quadrangle

6 - 8 P.M.

Elms Night Festivities and Dinner

A long standing tradition to welcome the first year students and celebrate the beginning of the seniors last year. Commuters and residents welcome to attend. Sponsored by Student Government Association (SGA).

Mary Dooley College Center, Dining Room

8 P.M.

Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Make your own ice cream floats. Sponsored by Student Activities and Residence Life.

Mary Dooley College Center, Dining Room


Wednesday, September 2

Classes begin

12:15 P.M.

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Opening Mass fro the academic year. All are welcome. 

Our Lady's Chapel

6:15 P.M.

Intramural Activities

Introduction to Intramural Program. All students welcome.

Berchmans Hall Gymnasium

8 P.M.

Candlelight Service

Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

Berchmans Hall Front Lawn by Statue of Mary

8:30 - 9:30 P.M.

Ice Cream Social

Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

Keating Quadrangle


Thursday, September 3

9 -11 P.M.

Mario Cart Tournament

Show us your driving skills with this friendly competition. Sign-up promptly begins at 9 p.m.

Mary Dooley College Center, Dining Room


Friday, September 4

8 P.M.

Elms After Dark-Welcome Back Bonanza

Sponsored by Student Activities Board (SAB).

Keating Quadrangle


Saturday, September 5

10 A.M.

Brownstone Park Day Trip 

Tickets go on sale Tuesday September 1 in the College Center. $5 for students. Sponsored by Student Activities.



Contact Us

Dean of Students Office
Trudy Laramee
Administrative Assistant

(413) 265-2210