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2019 Orientation Schedule

Orientation 2019:  Moon Landing

An Out of this World Adventure


Wednesday, August 21________________________________________________________

Noon - 4 p.m.                          Early Move-In for First-Year and Transfer               Residence Life Office                                                              Resident Students      


7 - 9 p.m.                                Mixer for Early Arrival Students                               Gazebo                                                                                   


Thursday, August 22__________________________________________________________

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.                       Move-In for First-Year and Transfer                        UPMC Events Center

                                                Resident Students


                                                Campus Resource Fair                                              



8 a.m. – 3 p.m.                       International Student Orientation                              Rise Theater, Scaife Hall



11 a.m. – 2 p.m.                      Lunch on Your Own                                                    Nicholson Center

RoMo’s Café and the Food Court offer a variety of menu items. 

Resident students can use their meal plan; Cash/debit/credit also accepted.


11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.              Welcome Session for Commuter Students                Franklin Center



Noon – 2 p.m.                         Study Abroad Open House                                         Center for Global Engagement

                                                                                                                                    Colonial Village



12:30 & 1:30 p.m.                   Find Your Way…A Guided Tour of Campus              Departs Admissions Office

                                                                                                                                    Nicholson Center (3rd Floor)


College & Careers                                                       Career and Professional Development Center

                                                                                                                                    Benjamin Rush


1 – 2 p.m.                                Your Student Matters!                                               Hopwood Hall

                                                A special session for parents                                      Patrick Henry Center


1:30 – 2:15 p.m.                      Get Registered!  Get SET!  Go!                                  Massey Theater
HUB Resources & Engaged Learning Graduation Requirement

                                                All first-year commuter students should attend                                                      



3 – 4 p.m.                               New Student Matriculation Ceremony                       UPMC Events Center                                                              Your official welcome to the RMU family                

All students and families invited to attend


5 p.m.                                      Parents & families are encouraged to depart campus



5 – 6:30 p.m.                          New Student Dinner                                                    Nicholson Center

                                                Join staff members from Student Life                      PNC Colonial Café

                                                Meal tickets provided for commuter students.

Resident students can use their meal plan; Cash/debit/credit also accepted           


6:30  - 8 p.m.                          First Year Residence Hall Meetings                           Residence Halls


8 - 9 p.m.                                Meet Your First-Year Experience Program Mentor Gazebo


9 - 11 p.m.                               Monte Carlo Night                                                      Nicholson Center

PNC Colonial Café


10:30 p.m. - Midnight            Bonfire and Graffiti Party                                          Nicholson Center Fire Pit

Hosted by the Student Government Association        Gus Krop Gym, John Jay Center



Friday, August 23____________________________________________________________

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.                       International Student Orientation                              Rise Theater, Scaife Hall


9 - 11 a.m.                               Get Up and Get Moving!                                             Student Recreation and

Campus Recreation Open House                               Fitness Center                        


10 – 10:45 a.m.                      Get Registered!  Get SET!  Go!                                  Massey Theater
HUB Resources & Engaged Learning Graduation Requirement

                                                All first year students should attend one of today’s sessions


11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.               Get Registered!  Get SET!  Go!                                  Massey Theater         
HUB Resources & Engaged Learning Graduation Requirement


1:00 –1:45 p.m.                      Get Registered!  Get SET!  Go!                                  Massey Theater
HUB Resources & Engaged Learning Graduation Requirement


2 – 3:15 p.m.                           Explorientation                                                           Nicholson Center Lawn


3 – 4 p.m.                               Transfer Student Social                                              Franklin Center


4:30 – 5:15 p.m.                     Dean’s Reception                                                        SBUS: Rudolph Family Gardens

                                                Meet the faculty in your school                                  SIHSS:  Wheatley Center

                                                                                                                                    SEMS: Gus Krop Gym

                                                                                                                                    SNEHS: Scaife Hall Ground Floor

                                                                                                                                    UNDC: Gazebo


5 – 7 p.m.                               Putting College Together @ RMU Bookstore                        Nicholson Center (Ground Floor)


7 – 10 p.m.                             Island Adventure                                                         Departs from Nicholson Center

                                                Bowling at Paradise Lanes and ice skating or          Lot beginning at 6:30 p.m.                                                     mini golf at the RMU Island Sports Center.

Shuttles run until 10 p.m.  Socks required for ice skating and bowling.


10:30 – 11:30 p.m.                 Set Fire to Your First Year Fears Bonfire                 Nicholson Center Fire Pit

                                                Hosted by the Thrive Leaders



Saturday, August 24 __________________________________________________________

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Community Service Projects                                      Departs Nicholson Center Lot

                                                Hosted by Residence Life and Engaged Learning and Community Involvement   

                                                Reservations required. Email:



10 – 11:15 a.m.                                   Making the Most of your RMU Experience               Hale Center 301, 307, 309 & 310

                                                A discussion with current students


Noon – 2 p.m.                        Fraternity and Sorority Meet & Greet                       Gazebo                                                                                                Hosted by RMU Greek Life


2:30– 3:30 p.m.                      Here Today, Gone Tomorrow:                                 Massey Hall Theater

& 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                 An Honest Look at the College Experience   


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.                     Calling All Singers, Dancers, Actors and Techies      Massey Hall Theater

                                                Colonial Theater Informational


4:30 - 6 p.m.                           Center for Student Success &                                     Center for Student Success

                                                Tutoring Center Open House                                     Nicholson Center (2nd Floor)


6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                    Lawn Party                                                                 Nicholson Center Lawn

                                                Hosted by the Residence Hall Association


6:30 - 7 p.m.                           Class of 2023 Photo                                                   Nicholson Center Lawn


9 – 11 p.m.                              Outdoor Movie                                                            Nicholson Center Lawn                                                            (Rain location: Gus Krop Gym, John Jay Center)



Sunday, August 25___________________________________________________________

10 - 11 a.m.                             All Campus Throwback 5K Run/ Walk                     Departs Nicholson Center Lawn

                                                Wear your High School gear!                                   


Noon                                       Sand Volleyball                                                           Sand Volleyball Courts

                                                Hosted by Campus Recreation          


1 p.m.                                      Women’s Soccer vs. IPFW                                         North Athletic Complex


1:30 – 3 p.m.                          Walk Your Schedule                                                   Various Locations

                                                Head out to find our class locations.  Student Leaders

will be located throughout campus to help you find your way!


2 – 3 p.m.                               Student Media Informational Meeting                       Patrick Henry Center

                                                No experience necessary!                                           Academic Media Center

                                                                                                                                    Main Stage     


3 - 4 p.m.                                Women’s Novice Rowing Informational                    Gazebo


4 – 5 p.m.                               Pep Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band,                                     Gazebo

String Ensemble Informational Meeting                                                      


5 p.m.                                      New Student Catholic Mass                                        Rogal Chapel


6 - 8 p.m.                                Campus Ministry Association Dessert Reception      Nicholson Center Fire Pit


7 – 10 p.m.                             BobbyMania                                                                Nicholson Center Lawn

                                                Fireworks display @ 9 p.m.

                                                Hosted by the RMU Class Officers


8 p.m.                                     Catholic Mass                                                             Rogal Chapel