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Welcome to our newest Golden Knights! Whether it's STAR Day, a Pathways program, Week of Welcome or Orientation, we provide a welcoming environment and seamless transition to your first day of classes.

Student Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) DAY:

Your First-Year Experience begins with Student Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR), a one-day program for incoming undergraduate students. During STAR, you will be introduced to the academic expectations and campus engagement opportunities at Saint Rose. STAR sessions have break-out presentations for family members as well. As a new student, this is an exciting time filled with nervous anticipation. We encourage you to have an open mind, embrace opportunities to meet new friends, try something new and always ask questions.

All deposited first-year students will receive an invitation to register for a STAR session. In the meantime, here is list of dates and an at-a-glance schedule of events.

STAR Days 2019 (new students are required to attend one session):

Summer STAR Days
  • STAR #1: Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • STAR #2: Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • STAR #3: Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • STAR #4: Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • STAR #5: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Register for a Star Day

STAR Day Schedule of Events

Students and guests receive customized schedules for the day. There will be presentations, opportunities to connect with classmates, meet with a faculty advisor or academic counselor, receive your first semester course schedule, enjoy lunch, have your student ID photo taken and learn more about the various offices and departments on campus.

Confirmation letters with more detailed schedules will be mailed and emailed prior to the STAR Day you’re attending. For planning purposes, please note that registration/check-in and continental breakfast begins at 8:30am. The welcome and opening remarks begin at 9:15am and the day will conclude with a short closing presentation at 4pm. You can also click on the link below for the At-A-Glance Schedule of Events, which are posted for each STAR day.


Welcome to our newest Golden Knights! Whether you are a new student or transfer student, your college years are an exciting  time. We hope to spark memorable moments in this next chapter of your journey. We  look forward to welcoming you into the Saint Rose community.

When you arrive on campus on Wednesday, August 21st, we will be here to greet you and make you feel at home. Week of Welcome (WOW) begins with a kick-off event on  Wednesday, followed by your two-day orientation experience on Thursday and Friday.  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 — making the transition to Saint Rose an enjoyable one.

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



Students are invited to jump start their college career 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).

Important Dates for All First-Year Students:

  • Pathways Program: Move-in is Sunday, August 18 and Pathways Concludes Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
  • Move-In Day: New first-year and transfer students move-in on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
  • Week of Welcome (WOW): Kicks-off with Orientation from Wednesday, August 21 through Friday, August 23. You’ll continue to enjoy WOW activities and events throughout the weekend and into the first week of classes!
  • First Day of Classes: Monday, August 26, 2019.