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 21: 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.

Taking Care of Business

9 – 11 a.m., Campus Wide

Stop by offices to meet the staff who will support you during your time at Naz. Get your questions answered and pick up anything you might need before classes start.

*New Commuter Check-In

11:00 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!

President's Picnic

11:00 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.

Resource Fair

1 – 2:45 p.m., Arts Center, Foyer

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 Rally

3 – 3:45 p.m., Shults, Gym

President Paul, on behalf of the university, enthusiastically welcomes you to the Golden Flyer family.

Family Farewell

3:45 – 4:00 p.m., Arts Center, Sculpture Garden

This concludes joint new student and family programming. New students will meet their orientation groups, while families and supporters will gather in Callahan Theater for the next session.

*How to Support your New Student

4:00 – 4:45 p.m., Arts Center, Callahan Theater

Making the shift from high school or another institution can be challenging. Learn more about what this experience is like for your student as well as how you can support them through this time of change.

Parent, Family, and Supporter Happy Hour

4:45 – 5:45 p.m., Arts Center, Sculpture Garden

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



New Student Move-In and Orientation

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