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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

The Division of Student Development is committed to helping Saint Rose students throughout their collegiate journey. The first part of this new journey is Week of Welcome. During Week of Welcome, you will have the chance to participate in a wide range of activities designed to introduce you to our vibrant campus life while making new friends and connections. Our goal for Week of Welcome is to help you become better acquainted with your new 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. To help you, Saint Rose has a team of Arrival Assistants ready to move your belongings to make your transition as smooth as possible. Your Week of Welcome begins with New Student Orientation from August 21st to August 24th. Week of Welcome kicks off with events on Saturday, August 24th.

Of course, your welcome to campus does not end with being moved into your residence hall. You will 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 open mic night to a New York Yankees game. Nationally-known comedians are sure to bring a smile (some favorites of the past: Jamie Lissow, Jared Campbell, Eric O’Shea). Hypnotist Dan LaRosa and a featured comedian/magician guarantee amusement and the campus green is busier than ever during Week of Welcome, with music and games, as well as a “drive-in movie”.

By the end of the week, you will have made new friends, great memories, and feel like a true Saint Rose student. We cannot wait to welcome you!

Week of Welcome is not just for our new students! Returning students are encouraged to attend programs as well. It is a great way to start another semester as a Golden Knight. We hope to see you during Week of Welcome 2019!

Week of Welcome 2019: At-A-Glance Schedule


Week of Welcome 2019: Comprehensive Schedule
(Including New Student Orientation)

Information for Wednesday, August 21

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 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  all of your belongings are clearly marked with your name, building, and room number upon your arrival to campus.


After you have settled into your residence hall, attend the Welcome Home Convocation at 3:30pm in Nolan Gym in the Events and the Athletics Center. Experience your official welcome to the Saint Rose community as we kick-off the year. All students, parents, and families are welcomed to attend!

Commuter students should arrive between 2pm and 3pm on Wednesday, August 21st to pick up their student ID. Upon arrival, students should proceed to the third floor lobby of Saint Joseph Hall to retrieve their ID and then continue directly to the Atrium of the Events and Athletics Center to check-in for Comprehensive Orientation. After check-in, students will make their way to Nolan Gymnasium for the opening event.


After you have checked in for the day, attend the Welcome Home Convocation on at 3:30pm in Nolan Gym in the Events and the Athletics Center. Experience your official welcome to the Saint Rose community as we kick-off the year. All students, parents, and families are welcomed to attend!


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


I've been an Arrival Assistant for the last two years and I've loved it! Being able to help the first-year students not only move into their home, but also help with their adjustment, has been one of my favorite parts about the Week of Welcome. I've loved it so much that I plan to continue the tradition!

Arrival Assistants help move-in first-year students and kick off the Week of Welcome.

Mike Aurrichio '17 helps move-in students at Brubacher Hall.

Michael Aurrichio '17

Arrival Assistant