Family and Supporter Orientation

Nazareth strives to be equitable and accessible in its programming. If accommodations are needed to participate, please fill out the Orientation Accommodations form.

Wednesday, August 23: Welcome to Nazareth!

Mandatory events are noted with an asterisk (*).

*New Resident Students Move In

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Arts Center, A Lot

Welcome to Nazareth University! Please enter at the Arts Center parking lot (campus map).

*Orientation Check-In

9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Echo Circle

After checking in with Residential Life staff and moving your belongings into your room, make your way to orientation check-In.

*Fire Spraying

9 a.m. – Noon, Medaille Front

Have tapestries, curtains, or any other fabric items you want to hang in your room? Make sure to get them approved and fireproofed beforehand.

Campus Walking Tour

9 – 11 a.m., Walking Tour Map

Want to see everything Nazareth has to offer? Drop in to offices and meet the staff who will support you during your time at Naz. Departments will be open to answer questions.

President's Picnic

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Dining Commons & Shults Center

The President, Dr. Beth Paul, invites you to celebrate this important day with a welcome picnic. Enjoy one of our indoor locations or one of the beautiful outdoor areas on campus.

*Commuter Check-In

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Echo Circle

Enter on North Campus Drive and make your way to Q Lot (near Golisano Academic Center). Follow signs to orientation check-in to receive your materials, pick up your Naz swag, and connect with Nazareth offices and services (campus map). Don’t forget to make time to attend the President’s Picnic!

Resource Fair

1 – 2:45 p.m., Arts Center, Foyer and Sculpture Garden

The Resource Fair is an exciting opportunity to connect with services and resources that will help you throughout your time at Naz. Chat one-on-one with representatives from various campus departments.

*Welcome Ceremony

3 – 4 p.m., Callahan Theater

Join this time-honored tradition with your fellow new students. All new Golden Flyers will be welcomed by President Paul followed by a presentation on the Legacy of Nazareth from esteemed faculty member Dr. Timothy Kneeland.

Family Farewell

4 – 4:15 p.m., Arts Center, Sculpture Garden

This concludes programming for our families & supporters. We look forward to seeing you again at Naz Weekend, September 22–24!

Parent, Family, and Supporter Happy Hour

4:15 – 5 p.m., Garen Peace Garden (Fountain)

Parents, families, and supporters are invited to come together to toast their student and celebrate this important milestone!

Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Engagement



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