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Information as of December 1, 2023
Frequently Asked Questions
Note: Information on this webpage will be updated periodically between December 2023 and June 2024 as more details about Orientation and Welcome Weekend are confirmed.
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Orientation 2024 will have a required in-person sessions in July as well as virtual (online) components throughout the summer. The exact dates of the in-person sessions and virtual components will be announced by early Winter 2024.
Welcome Weekend 2024 will be on September 21-22.
The notes below outline Welcome Weekend for parents and families. The parts that are underlined are those sessions on the schedule that most parents and families look forward to attending even though attendance is not mandatory.
- Welcome Weekend 2024 will be on September 21-22 (Saturday-Sunday).
- On Saturday, we typically have the University President's Welcome, Meet the Deans Receptions, and Class Picture as well as information sessions, open houses, tours, etc.
- Then on Sunday, we have a Family Liturgy (Mass) in the morning and farewell reception afterwards for families, then the rest of the day starting around 1:00pm is devoted to required sessions for students only.
- We are mindful that not all families have the resources or time to travel with their daughters and sons at all or only for 1-2 days so none of Welcome Weekend is required for parents and families.
The exact date in September for New Student Move-In will be announced by early Winter 2024. Welcome Weekend 2024 will be on September 21-22.
The exact date when new students will learn via email about their Residential Learning Community (RLC) assignment, room, roommate, and mailbox information will be announced by late Winter 2024.
Contact the Housing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-554-4900.
Contact the One Stop Enrollment Services Center at email@example.com or 408-551-1000.
Contact the Undergraduate Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-554-4700.
Contact the Office of Accessible Education as soon as possible at email@example.com or 408-554-4109.
LEAD Week sessions and activities will be held during the week before fall classes begin on September 23, 2024. The exact dates of LEAD Week will be announced in Spring 2024.
For additional questions, contact the LEAD Scholars Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student Welcome will be held during the week before fall classes begin on September 23, 2024. The exact dates of International Student Welcome will be announced in Spring 2024.
For additional questions, contact the International Students & Scholars Office at email@example.com.
We have discounts and courtesy room blocks at local hotels as well as a car rental discount with Hertz.
Family Weekend 2024 will be on February 23-24, 2024. Family Weekend 2025 will be on February 21-22, 2025.
Online resources and updates for pertinent topics related to Orientation, New Student Move-In, and Welcome Weekend:
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-551-1995.