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Whether you are a first year or transfer student, your college years are a very exciting time in your life. Some would say that they are the best years of your life, and we hope that your times at Saint Rose certainly will be.

Welcome to our newest Golden Knights!

When you arrive on campus, we will be here to greet you and make you feel at home right away. Your two-day comprehensive orientation experience will take place on Friday and Saturday followed by our Week of Welcome. The programs in the first week provide you an immediate opportunity 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 what you may have read or have been told — that Saint Rose truly is HOME.

2022 Week of Welcome and Orientation

The dates for this year’s Week of Welcome and Orientation are August 27 – September 5

Saturday, August 27

  • 3:30 p.m. Welcome HOME
    Location: Daniel P. Nolan Gymnasium
    Your journey as a Golden Knight begins here! Join us in the gym for a warm welcome.
  • 4 – 6 p.m. Commuter Social
    Location: Main Lounge/Events and Athletic Center (EAC)
    Are you a commuter student? Meet your new classmates and enjoy sweet treats and games!
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Dinner
    Location: Main Dining Room
  • 7 p.m. Community Standards Skits
    Location: St. Joseph Auditorium
    Play an active part in the Saint Rose community and learn the best ways to handle challenging situations.
  • 8 p.m. Bingo
    Location: St. Joseph Auditorium
    Enjoy playing Bingo? Want to win a prize? Come for the fun and games!


Sunday, August 28

  • 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Orientation Sessions
    Location: Various Campus Locations
    Orientation sessions are mandatory for all students! Sessions include required topics of Title IX, Personal Safety, and Diversity & Inclusion.
    Sessions will be held
    11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m;
    1:15 p.m.- 2:45 p.m;
    3:00 p.m.-  4:30 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Dinner
    Location: Main Dining Room
  • 6 p.m. Mass
    Location: Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary
  • 7:30 p.m. Trivia
    Location: St. Joseph Auditorium
    Show off your trivia skills and win prizes to gear up for the first day of classes.


Monday, August 29

  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. First Day of School Photo Booth 
    Location: Campus Green, (Rain Location – EAC Main Lounge)
    Come outside and take your First Day of School picture!
  • 7 p.m. Comedian Jimmy McCartney –
    Campus Green, (Rain Location: St. Joseph Auditorium)
    Bring your friends and get ready to laugh!


Tuesday, August 30

  • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Club and Activity Fair
    Location: Campus Green
    Interested in joining a club? See what Saint Rose has to offer you!
  • 7 p.m. Hypnotist Mark Zacharia
    Location: St. Joseph Auditorium 
    Interested in hypnosis? Want to watch others become hypnotized? Mark Zacharia has an incredible show planned! Bring a friend and watch the magic happen!


Wednesday, August 31

  • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Club and Activity Fair 
    Location: Campus Green

    Interested in joining a club? See what Saint Rose has to offer you!
  • 8 p.m. Movie on the Green
    Location: Campus Green, (Rain Location: St. Joseph Auditorium)
    Bring your blanket and pillows for a SURPRISE movie showing on the green!


Register for September Events

Spots will fill fast, so register for these fun events below!

Thursday, September 1

  • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Crafts in the Main Lounge
    Location: Main Lounge 
  • 6 p.m. Trip to Dave & Buster’s
    Location: Off Campus
    Enjoy fun, games, and food at Dave & Buster’s in Crossgates Mall!

     Register now


Friday, September 2

  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Lawn Games on the Green and Security Corn Hole Tournament 
    Location: The Campus Green.
  • 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Barbecue Dinner
    Location: The Campus Green


Saturday, September 3

  • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Walking Trip to Bard & Baker
    Location: Off Campus
    Enjoy playing board games? Take a walk to Bard & Baker and play different games! Group will leave from the Campus Green!

    Register now


Sunday, September 4

  • 7 p.m. Movie Screening at Madison Theatre
    Location: Off Campus
    Love movies? Walk with us to the Madison Theatre for a private movie screening! Grab some free popcorn and soda and kick back after a long first week!

    Register now


Monday, September 5

  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Trip to All 4 Fun Mini Golf
    Location: Off Campus
    Put your skills to the test! Play mini golf, ride the go-karts, and hit some baseballs in the batting cages!
    (Rain event: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Shuttle trip to Crossgates Mall if we cannot attend All 4 Fun due to weather.)
    Register now


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Development: