Week of Welcome is more than a meet-and-greet, it's your chance to truly become a Saint Rose Golden Knight.

Week of Welcome

We in the office of Student Life are committed to getting Saint Rose students off to a great start of their college career. During Week of Welcome, you will have the chance to participate in a wide range of activities to be introduced to our vibrant campus life, as well as the opportunity to make new friends. Our goal for Week of Welcome is to help you become better acquainted with your new “second home” at The College of Saint Rose.

Week of Welcome kicks off with a bang every year with a favorite among first-year parents and students alike — Move-in Day! We know the transition to college can be an emotional time for families, let alone having to haul a room’s worth of belongings into a new place. That’s why Saint Rose has a team of “move-in assistants” ready to do the hauling for you to make your transition as smooth as possible.

Of course, your “welcome” to campus is more than just help moving in. You’ll find a seemingly endless schedule of Week of Welcome activities to choose from to learn more about life as a Saint Rose Golden Knight. Previous events have stretched anywhere from karaoke to a New York Yankees game. “Rock ‘n Bowl” at the local Pine Hills Playdium bowling alley is always a hit, and nationally-known comedians are sure to bring a smile (some favorites of the past: Jamie Lissow, Jared Campbell, Eric O’Shea). Hypnotist Dan LaRosa guarantees amusement and the campus green is busier than ever during Week of Welcome, with games like volleyball, wiffle ball, and Kan Jam, as well as a “screen on the green” movie screening.

By the end of the week, you’ll have made new friends, great memories, and feel like a true Saint Rose student. We can’t wait to welcome you.

Fall 2016 Week of Welcome Schedule

Information for Wednesday, August 24

First Year and Transfer Resident Students

All resident students will be greeted by your Arrival Assistants who will help move you into your residence hall between 8:00am – 2:00pm.


Your Resident Assistant (RA) will be available to answer any questions that might arise and to check you in.


Staff will be set up in Lima and Brubacher Halls to distribute keys and information.


If you are moving into Brubacher Hall, please proceed down O’Leary Blvd. and into the Brubacher driveway, where Arrival Assistants will meet you.


If you are moving into Golub, Lima, Quillinan, Riley, Carondelet, Cavanaugh, or any other Residence Hall, you are requested to drive into the parking lot entrance at 921 Madison Ave. (Lima Lot; between DeSales and Maginn Halls).


Look for Security to direct you from there.


Please make sure you know your room number and that all of your belongings are clearly marked with your name, building, and room number upon your arrival to campus.

First Year and Transfer Commuter Students

Commuter students should arrive by 3:15pm and proceed directly to the Nolan Gymnasium for our event that will welcome all new students to campus .


Plan on attending the Commuter Student Social and dinner following the event!


Commuter students are highly encouraged to remain on campus and get involved in the many activities that are planned!