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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 or return to campus on Wednesday, August 19th, 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. Quick reminder to make sure you have uploaded your photo for your Student ID. You can upload here.

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 orientation@strose.edu. If you would like to speak to someone regarding your questions, please feel free to contact us at 518.337.2354. We are here to help! Welcome to Saint Rose!

Week of Welcome and Orientation Schedule of Events

updated 8/19/20

As a reminder, Orientation will be virtual via Zoom (unless otherwise specified in the session description). Please note: registration required for each Zoom Link.

In order to have the best Orientation experience, we strongly recommend you attend all sessions.
To know more about your Golden Knight journey, make sure you attend key sessions noted with an asterisk *.
Meet new friends by taking advantage of team builders throughout Orientation and social events during Week of Welcome.

Want a chance to win over $350 in prizes? attend orientation sessions!

The more sessions you attend, the more times you are entered into our raffle. You never know when we will do a surprise in the middle of a session. Attend and stay for the entire time. Enjoy Orientation!

Wednesday, August 19th

  • For Residential Students: If you have previously been to campus for your check-in, return at anytime before 8pm. If you have not been to campus for check-in, please arrive during your scheduled time with the Office of Residence Life. Please note Dinner will be available in the Main Dining Hall (located in the Events and Athletics Center) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Residential Students, you will use your dining/meal plan for all meals in the Dining Hall).
  • 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Residence Life Mixer: Meet with your Resident Assistants and Area Coordinators.
  • 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Commuter Mixer: Calling all commuters to meet one another and the staff to assist you.
  • 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Meet & Greet with Your Orientation Leader *
    Connect with your Orientation Leader and get to know other Golden Knights.
    OL Maria – Meeting ID: 707 617 4457; Passcode: 2MsPxR
    OL BiBi – Meeting ID: 731 763 0285; Passcode: CQ98c8
    OL Rhianna – You are with Emily’s Group. (OL Emily – Meeting ID: 209 282 3999; Passcode: Gi9rTh)
    OL Mariah – You are with Maria’s Group. (OL Maria – Meeting ID: 707 617 4457; Passcode: 2MsPxR)
    OL Stacy – Meeting ID: 345 081 1495; Passcode: 25KAKb
    OL Mason and Aileen – Meeting ID: 660 508 8662; Passcode: 4A3y1E
    OL Jude – Meeting ID: 262 731 2289; Passcode: gpQg7V
    OL Anthony – Meeting ID: 943 081 8374; Passcode: xRSF50
    OL Kristina – Meeting ID: 378 656 4535; Passcode: 43RcMF
    OL Emily – Meeting ID: 209 282 3999; Passcode: Gi9rTh
    OL Thalia – You are with BiBi’s Group. (OL BiBi – Meeting ID: 731 763 0285; Passcode: CQ98c8)
    OL Alonzo – Meeting ID: 779 739 6165; Passcode: v60QJT (For Friday Virtual Game Night, You are Joining with Anthony’s Group)
    Check your Saint Rose email by 8 p.m. on Wednesday for your Orientation Leader Group and Zoom Link.

Thursday, August 20th

  • 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Breakfast in Main Dining Hall (Break for Commuters)
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Welcome HOME. Convocation (Open to Parent and Families) *
    A crowning event wherein new students are welcomed to the Saint Rose community.
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: New Student Orientation Platform *
    Review our Saint Rose Orientation website where you learn more about the campus.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Lunch in Main Dining Hall (Break for Commuters)
  • 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Team Builders with Orientation Leader
    Need an energy boost for the afternoon? Make sure you attend fun and interactive team builders with your Orientation group.
    You have been emailed your OL Meeting ID and Passcode. You can also see their information above.
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Navigate App *
    Finally, a session where it is okay to be on your phone! Hear about, and download, the Navigate app. Your one-stop shop for important Saint Rose reminders, to-dos, appointments, and more.
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: Social Justice and Equity *
    Every community becomes more vibrant, creative, and energetic when members bring a diversity of views and experiences to it’s common life. This session is designed to review diversity and inclusion and provide ways for all Golden Knights to be part of our vibrant home.
  • 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Dinner in Main Dining Hall (Break for Commuters)
  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Parent and Family Session (For Parents and Families Only)
    Discussion Topic: Navigate the Transition from High School to College
  • 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Team Builders with Orientation Leader
    Need an energy boost for the evening? Make sure you attend fun and interactive team builders with your Orientation group.
    You have been emailed your OL Meeting ID and Passcode. You can also see their information above.
  • 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Keith Karkut Virtual Hypnotic Intoxication
    Hypnotic Intoxication Virtual Edition is a two-session program presented/hosted by Hypnotist Keith Karkut. The first session held virtually. Hear about the power of utilizing your mind to its utmost potential. In this session, Keith will talk about his personal story and share information to help you make informed decisions being at college. Make sure you catch Keith on campus in the future for more of his hypnosis show!
  • 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Night Time Chat with Orientation Leader *
    Bring your questions to nightly chats! Each chat will be focused on a different topic to help you with all aspects of your student experience. After a few team builders, get ready to talk about your Saint Rose experience so far. Your Orientation Leader will talk about their time at the College and answer your questions.
    You have been emailed your OL Meeting ID and Passcode. You can also see their information above.

Friday, August 21st

  • 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Breakfast in Main Dining Hall (Break for Commuters)
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Academic Advising *
    All about academics! Hear from the Office of Academic Advising on strategies to help you through the first week of class.
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon): Begin New Student Orientation Platform
    Time away from your Zoom! You will start individual work in the Orientation platform. Complete the first three sections.
  • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Lunch in Main Dining Hall (Break for Commuters)
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Team Builders with Orientation Leader
    Need an energy boost for the afternoon? Make sure you attend fun and interactive team builders with your Orientation group.
    You have been emailed your OL Meeting ID and Passcode. You can also see their information above.
  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: See Something, Say Something: Personal Safety *
    You’ll learn important personal safety and security information concerning the City of Albany and The College of Saint Rose. Transportation information such as shuttles and the CDTA will be presented along with the RAVE Emergency Alert System. Hear from our Conduct office on important policies that impact our community.
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: It’s On Us, Saint Rose! *
    HOME. OF KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY SAFE. We will learn what Title IX is and how it works for you, along with understanding affirmative consent, bystander intervention strategies, our reporting and support services on campus and in our community. Learn how you can make a difference! It’s on us!4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Continue New Student Orientation Platform
  • Time away from your Zoom! You will start individual work in the Orientation platform. Complete the next three sections.
  • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Dinner in Main Dining Hall (Break for Commuters)
  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Parent and Family Session (For Parents and Families Only)
    Discussion Topic: It’s Teamwork – Keep Students Involved and Healthy
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Team Builders with Orientation Leader
    Need an energy boost for the evening? Make sure you attend fun and interactive team builders with your Orientation group.
    You have been emailed your OL Meeting ID and Passcode. You can also see their information above.
  • 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Reach Out Saint Rose First Year Experience
  • 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Virtual Game Night with Your Orientation Leader
    You have been emailed your OL Meeting ID and Passcode. You can also see their information above.
  • 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Night Time Chat with Orientation Leaders *
    Bring your questions to nightly chats! Each chat will be focused on a different topic to help you with all aspects of your student experience. After a few team builders, get ready to talk about the importance of getting involved on campus. Your Orientation Leader will talk about clubs, events, and highlight the Week of Welcome.
    You have been emailed your OL Meeting ID and Passcode. You can also see their information above.

Saturday, August 22nd

  • 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Brunch in Main Dining Hall (Break for Commuters)
  • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Lunch in Main Dining Hall (Break for Commuters)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Team Builders with Orientation Leaders
    Need an energy boost for the morning? Make sure you attend fun and interactive team builders with your Orientation group.
    You have been emailed your OL Meeting ID and Passcode. You can also see their information above.
  • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Pick Up Your Free Gift From STAR Day (Please Note Updated Time Change)
    Main Lounge in the Events and Athletics Center
  • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Complete New Student Orientation Platform
    Time away from your Zoom! You will finish your individual work in the Orientation platform. Complete the last sections.
  • 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Ways to Stay Fit & Healthy
    Looking to keep your mind and body healthy? Join this panel from Athletics and Counseling for more information on services from the fitness center to scheduling appointments with health and counseling. Go Golden Knights!
  •  2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Find Your Way Around Saint Rose
    Main Lounge in the Events and Athletics Center
  • 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Dinner in Main Dining Hall (Break for Commuters)
  • 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Virtual Comedy Night, co-responded with Student Events Board
    Featuring Comedian Mike Paramore
  • 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Night Time Chat with Orientation Leader *
    Bring your questions to nightly chats! Each chat will be focused on a different topic to help you with all aspects of your student experience. After a few team builders, get ready to wrap-up your Orientation experience and talk about what you are looking forward about being a Golden Knight.
    You have been emailed your OL Meeting ID and Passcode. You can also see their information above.

Saturday, August 22nd to Saturday, August 29th

Complete Week of Welcome Schedule to be Announced Next. Stay Tuned!

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation date is to be announced. For more information, please contact the Center for International Programs at 518-485-3950 or international@strose.edu.

WEEK OF WELCOME 2020 SCHEDULE

updated 8/23/2020

Week of Welcome, or W.O.W. as we call it, is the time for the entire campus to gather and celebrate the start of a new semester. For our first year students, you will make new friends, connections, and memories. For our returning students, it is the perfect time to re-connect with peers and look forward to the semester ahead. There is something for everyone to enjoy during W.O.W. We have a mix of in-person and virtual events during this first week. We may be physically distant at times, for the greater good of our community, but we are always connected by this place we call HOME. Welcome to all of our Golden Knights! Enjoy W.O.W. 2020!

Saturday, August 22nd

W.O.W and Student Events Board Present: Virtual Comedy Night
Featuring: Comedian Mike Paramore
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. (EST)
Mike Paramore was featured on AXTV’s Live at Gotham in NYC, as well as a featured comedian on FOX’s hit show “Laughs”. He was a finalist or winner in over four nationwide comedy competitions. Turn your cameras on and your mics on – Mike wants to hear you laugh the night away.
(Meeting ID: 815 594 4383; Passcode: 9DafXU)
join comedy night

Sunday, August 23rd

Ice Cream Social
Campus Quad
Rain Location: Events and Athletics Center Atrium (Main Entrance)
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Enjoy a night of free ice cream and get to know your new neighbors. Bring your Saint Rose ID for our contact free check-in. First year students, pick up your free S.T.A.R. Day gift, too!

Monday, August 24th

Welcome Back Fair co-sponsored with Student Association
Campus Quad
Rain Location: Events and Athletics Center (Main Lounge)
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Start off the Fall semester with a welcome back event from your Student Association, featuring design your own shirt and mask stations, do-it-yourself projects, prizes, music and more!

Yoga Night
Sponsored by Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary
Campus Quad (In Front of Sanctuary)
6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Need to relax and unwind from the first day of classes? Stop by for a free yoga class on the Quad. All experience levels are welcomed. Bring your own mat, mask, and remember to social distance on the Quad.

Tuesday, August 25th

Drive In Movie on the Quad: Jumanji – The Next Level
Campus Quad
Rain Location: Midknight Eats Conference Room (Centennial Hall)
7:30 p.m.
Bring your a blanket and your favorite snacks for a great movie under the stars. Remember to wear your mask and practice social distancing, six feet apart on the Quad.

Drive In Movie Inside: Jumanji – The Next Level
Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
For those who want to watch the movie but cannot be on the Campus Quad, due to venue capacity, we will be showing the movie inside Saint Joseph’s Hall Auditorium. Bring your blanket, pillows, and favorite snacks to watch the movie inside. Remember to wear your mask.

Wednesday, August 26th

Wellness Wednesday Events Sponsored by the Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary

What Happens Here? Sanctuary Tours
11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary
Stop by the Sanctuary for a personalized tour of the building. Hear about the events, programs, and resources offered through the Office of Spiritual Life.

Mindfulness Meditation Break
12:30 p.m.
Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary (Upstairs)
Take a quick break in your day to practice mindful meditation. No experience necessary – you will be guided through the session.

Afternoon Art
1 p.m.
Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary (Upstairs)
Have fun, de-stress, and create an art piece to decorate your space.

Connect with Clubs
2:30 p.m.
Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary (Outside the Sanctuary, Quad Side)
Meet students from the six different campus faith based clubs. Hear more about the clubs and how you can join!

The Happiness Path
3:30 p.m.
Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary (Upstairs)
The Office of Spiritual Life is continuing the popular Happiness Class and Project this semester. Stop by the Sanctuary to learn more about this uplifting project and how you can get involved.

Eucharistic Services
5:15 p.m.
Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary (Upstairs)

Movies that Matter
7 p.m.
Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary (Upstairs)
Join others for an inspirational, moving, and fun movie night.

Guided Mindfulness Meditation via Zoom
9 p.m.
Zoom Session
Wrap-up Wellness Wednesday with a guided meditation session with the Office of Spiritual Life.
Join Guided Meditation zoom

Thursday, August 27th

SEFCU Financial Webinar: Understanding and Managing Credit
Zoom (Webinar)
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Financial decisions made today greatly impact your future. When using credit, you are spending your
future income. This concept will be the backdrop while you explore managing credit responsibly, how
to obtain credit, and the meaning of credit scores and credit reports. Pre-register for this webinar now! Limited to first 100 registrants. Session is open to parents and families to join as well!
Registration Link for SEFCU webinar

Drive In Movie on the Quad: Bad Boys For Life co-sponsored with PRSSA
Campus Quad
Rain Location: Midknight Eats Conference Room (Centennial Hall)
7:30 p.m.
Bring your a blanket and your favorite snacks for a great movie under the stars. Remember to wear your mask and practice social distancing, six feet apart on the Quad.

Drive In Movie Inside: Bad Boys For Life co-sponsored with PRSSA
Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
For those who want to watch the movie but cannot be on the Campus Quad, due to venue capacity, we will be showing the movie inside Saint Joseph’s Hall Auditorium. Bring your blanket, pillows, and favorite snacks to watch the movie inside. Remember to wear your mask.

Friday, August 28th

SEFCU Financial Webinar: Tackle Your Debt
Zoom (Webinar)
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Develop an effective debt pay-down strategy. Gain an understanding for debt levels and reflect
on what is considered good debt and bad debt. A basic budgeting framework is also discussed. Pre-register for this webinar now! Limited to first 100 registrants. Session is open to parents and families to join as well!
Registration link for sefcu webinar

Bingo Night
Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium
Round 1: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Round 2: 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Not your normal bingo night! Play bingo, win prizes, and learn more about healthy and safe decision making. You can only attend one round. Remember to wear your mask.

Saturday, August 29th

Saint Rose Rocks Festival co-sponsored with Music Industry Student Association
Campus Quad
Rain Location: Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
More details and full line-up of performers to be announced soon. Enjoy music from our current and past Golden Knights.