Welcome Weekend: What to Expect during Move-In Day 2023

August 31, 2023

Grab your suitcase, bins, mini fridge, and more and get ready for Welcome Weekend at JAVĿ¼! Read on for a run-down of Move-In Day and a few tips and tricks for making the day a success!

A first-year student is surrounded by boxes during Move-In Day 2022.

Residential Students

8 a.m. to noon: Resident Student Check-in and Move-In

Use the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Entrance (except those living in Murphy Hall). Check-in will take place at your residence hall. 

  • Please be patient and arrive at your assigned time as we will not be able to accommodate early arrivals.
  • From the parking lots, you will be directed to individual residence halls. 
  • The Orientation Team and Residential Life staff will be there to welcome you, help you unpack your car, and help move you in. 
  • You will need to check in at your individual residence hall to receive your room key and student ID. 
  • Once you are in your room, connect with your roommate and start your residential journey!

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grab-and-Go Light Lunch for all students and families! Head over to the Ward-Haffey Dining Hall for a light lunch.

3 to 3:45 p.m. Students will join your new hallmates for your first floor meeting to go over some important information from Residential Life. Parents are welcome to join us and grab an ice cream bar at stations located in the Campus Center and Murphy Hall after saying your goodbyes. The formal Orientation program begins for students only at 4 p.m. and continues for the remainder of the weekend. We look forward to seeing you again for Family Weekend 2023, scheduled for October 20-22!

3 to 4 p.m. Commuter Students: enjoy a fun kick-off event in the Elaine Wilson Formal Lounge. Commuter students should park in Lot A before heading to the kick-off event.

4 to 4:45 p.m. Orientation Kickoff. Gather together with all incoming new students for a formal kick-off to Orientation programs in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center.

Early Arrival Athletes: If you are an early arrival athlete, you will report to campus as directed by your coach.

Transfer Students

Whether you’re living on campus or commuting to class, JAVĿ¼ offers transfer students several ways to get to know JAVĿ¼ during Welcome Weekend.

Residential Transfer Students: You move onto campus from 9 to 11 a.m.  on Sunday, Sept. 3. Beginning at 11 a.m., enjoy lunch and bonding time with your Orientation group. Spend the rest of the day exploring the activities and events happening on campus!

Commuter Transfer Students: From 10 to 11:30 a.m., pick-up your iPad and then join your Orientation group for brunch. Then, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., you’ll attend a series of campus information presentations.

All Transfer Students: Your full day of Orientation is on Monday, Sept. 4. Pick up your iPad in Cyber Cafe at your assigned time between 10 and 11 a.m. (check your JAVĿ¼ email for your assigned time). Then at 11 a.m., head to Nursing 100 where you’ll have a day full of informational presentations and downtime to meet each other. At 4 p.m., you’ll have a chance to explore campus and find your classrooms, then you can join in on any social programming that evening. 

For more information, please visit the Orientation website.