January 2024 Undergraduate Orientation


  • Online Onboarding Course: This is an asynchronous course, meaning it can be completed on your own time, at your own pace! Available beginning December 8, 2023, and must be completed before on-campus orientation. If you do not have access to this course, please email Nicole Juersivich at njuersi9@naz.edu.
  • New Resident Move-in: Thursday, January 18, 2024
  • On-Campus Orientation: Friday, January 19, 2024. Orientation is for all first year and transfer students (residents and commuters) who are starting at Nazareth University in January 2024.  

On-Campus Orientation Schedule

8:30- 8:55 am

Check in
Welcome to Nazareth University! Please come to Shults Center Forum Hallway to grab your welcome swag, and some breakfast treats before making your way to the Forum.   

9:00 - 9:30 am

Welcome to Nazareth and Introductions

Kim Harvey, Associate Vice President for Student & Campus Life/Dean of Students, on behalf of the University, enthusiastically welcomes you to the Golden Flyer family.

9:30-10:00 am

Well-Being @ Naz

Susan Quinn, Director of Health and Counseling, will share resources available to you and how they can be helpful during your time on campus

10:00-10:45 am

Building a Culture of Safety and Respect at Naz

Staff from Residential Life and Community Standards, Title IX, and Campus Safety will address policies, procedures, and standards to cultivate an ethical and safe environment for all.

Ray Cruz, Director of Campus Safety
Vicky Gebel, Director of Residential Life and Community Standards
Heather Sourwine, Title IX Coordinator
10:45-10:55 am Break
10:55- 11:25 am

Creating a Sense of Belonging at Nazareth: How to Build Community
Join folks from Community and Belonging, for a conversation around what belonging means at Nazareth and how we each have a role and responsibility in creating an equity-minded campus community.

Wayne Hilson, Vice President of Culture, Community, & Belonging
Kim Winden, Director for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Education

11:25- 11:55 am

Student Panel

Transfer and First Year students share their experiences as incoming Nazareth students.
12:00- 1:00 pm


1:00- 2:00 pm

Academics @ Naz and Strategies for Success

Learn more about the Core Curriculum, the importance of connecting and communicating with your advisor(s) regularly, as well as other resources, tools,  and strategies to begin the semester with an academically strong start! 

Scott Campbell, Director of Core Curriculum
Amanda Myers, Academic Counselor for Transfer Student Success
Dillon Smith, Director of Student Accessibility Services
2:00-2:30 pm
Center for Life’s Work
Meet some of the coaches and CFLW team and learn more about  services and opportunities they offer. Explore community engagement experiences, campus employment options, and a variety of ways to get connected.
Adam Lewandowski, Director of the Weider Community Engagement
Josh Bauroth, Manager of Student Employment
2:30 - 3:00pm
Q & A Session (optional)
Get all your outstanding questions answered before the start of the semester.
Take a tour of campus and pick up anything you might need before classes start Monday.
Dinner (optional)
Join Student Engagement and Leadership at ClockTower Quad for a mini food truck rodeo!