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Welcome, Golden Knights! Before the start of your Saint Rose experience, there are a few events and activities you should participate in to prepare for academic and student life at the College. Whether it's STAR Day, Week of Welcome, or Orientation, we provide a welcoming environment and seamless transition to your first day of classes.


Your experience begins with Student Transition, Advisement and Registration (STAR), a one-day program that is required of incoming undergraduate students. During STAR, you will be introduced to the academic expectations and campus engagement opportunities at Saint Rose. In addition to a variety of presentations, there will be opportunities to connect with classmates, meet with a faculty advisor or academic counselor to review your first-semester course schedule, and enjoy lunch. STAR sessions have break-out presentations for family members as well. All deposited students will receive an email invitation to register for a STAR Day.

Learn more about STAR Day

Week of Welcome and Orientation

Whether you are a first-year or transfer student, resident or commuter student, or international or out-of-state student, you are about to embark on an exciting journey at Saint Rose! Our goal is to make your transition as seamless as possible with our Week of Welcome (WOW) and Orientation.

Week of Welcome (WOW) begins with a kick-off event, followed by your two-day orientation experience. WOW continues with programs to provide you with opportunities to get better acquainted with the campus, get involved, meet fellow classmates and make new friends. As you settle in, you will soon discover that Saint Rose truly is a special place. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Learn more about WOW and Orientation


Students are invited to jump-start their college careers by participating in Pathways, which are early-arrival experiences that allow students to arrive on-campus three days prior to all new students. Pathways provide unique opportunities to work in small groups to develop teamwork and leadership skills while engaging in new experiences, making new friends and creating lifetime memories. (Offered prior to fall semester only).

Pathways programming is still being determined for the fall 2021 semester.

Important Dates for All Students

STAR Days 2022:

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022 – Virtual