Welcome to Elms College!

Sunday, August 27th

9AM – 1PM: New Resident Move-In

At Berchmans Rotunda

9AM – 1PM: Campus Offices Open

Registrars, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Health Center

10AM: Bookstore Open

College Center, Lower Level

11AM – 1PM: New Commuter Check-In

At Berchmans Rotunda

11:30AM: Classroom Tours

12PM: Meet at Quad

12:30PM: College Seal

12PM – 2PM: Lunch

At the College Center Dining Hall

1PM: ASPIRE Program Meet & Greet

At the College Center Dining Hall

For all new students participating in the ASPIRE Peer Mentor Program. Look for reserved table signs and meet other participants and Peer Mentors.

2PM: Welcome Week Kick-Off

At the College Center Dining Hall

2:30PM: Commuter Student Welcome

At the Faculty Dining Room

Connect with new and current commuter students, learn about commuter opportunities to get involved.

3:30PM: Welcome Mass

At the Keating Quadrangle

All faiths are welcomed to attend this Elms tradition.

4:15PM: Parent Send-Off

4:30PM: New Student Picture

At the Keating Quadrangle

5PM: New Student Picnic

At the Keating Quadrangle

5PM: True life at Elms College

At the College Center Dining Hall

A powerful event that raises campus safety awareness. All commuter and resident students who have returned to campus must attend.

8PM: The Amazing Race: Elms Edition

At the College Center Dining Hall

Join this Instagram scavenger hunt and win wicked prizes. Sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Monday, August 28th

8:30AM: Campus Offices Open:

All Administrative Offices

8:30AM – 5PM: ASPIRE Kick-Off

At the College Center Dining Hall

Required for all new students participating in the ASPIRE Peer Mentor Program.

9AM – 1AM: Returning Resident Move-In

At Berchmans Rotunda

9AM – 5PM: New Student Trips

To Boston Aquarium or the Outdoor Adventure

Meet the bus at the Front Gates

7PM: Resident Floor Meetings

On your floor

Residents: meet your floormates and learn all you need to know about successful residence hall living.

7PM: Monster Bingo

At the College Center Dining Hall

Play multiple styles of Bingo and win excellent prizes. Sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Tuesday, August 29th

8:30AM: Breakfast

At the College Center Dining Hall

New students, look for reserved tables just for you. Orientation Leaders will be on hand to help.

9:30AM – 2:30PM: Elms Essentials

At the Veritas Auditorium

All new students, first year and transfer, must attend this more in depth extended orientation experience.

3PM: Mass of the Holy Spirit

At the Veritas Auditorium

Join faculty, sta, and all students in this great tradition held at many Catholic colleges and universities across the country. ALL faiths welcome!

4PM: Commuter Council Kick-Off

At the Faculty Dining Room

Open meeting for all commuters interested in being an active member.

6PM: Elms Night

Begins in the College Center Dining Hall

Get your singing voice ready for this
beloved Elms tradition. The senior class gift to new students will be revealed. Sponsored by Senior Class Council.

8PM: oOPS! Paint Night

At the College Center Dining Hall

You don’t have to paint like Picaso or Monet. Get creative and enjoy a beverage! Sponsored by Residence Life.

Wednesday, August 30th

12PM: Intramurals Kick-Off

At the College Center Dining Hall

Sign up for your favorite fall intramural team. No athletic prowess required. Sponsored by Athletics.

12PM: On-Campus Job and Volunteer Fair

At the Alumni Library, First Floor

8PM: Candlelight Service

At the Statue of Mary in the Front Lawn

All faiths are welcome at this beautiful prayer service, followed by ice cream!

8:30PM: Ice Cream Social

At the Keating Quadrangle

All the major flavors and toppings at your disposal. Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

Thursday, August 31st

8PM: Game Room Open House

At the College Center Game Room

Check out what’s new and stayed the same: pool, ping pong, video games.

Friday, September 1st

12PM: Welcome back Block Party

At the o’Leary and Maguire Lots

Come tailgate before the women’s soccer game and pump up the team for their imminent win! Sponsored by Student Activities.

Saturday, September 2nd

1PM: Color Fun Run

At the o’Leary and Maguire Lots

Sponsored by Student Activities.

Need Accommodations?

Contact Student Accommodations and Support Services.

Email: hendersont@elms.edu

413.265.2333