Welcome Weekend Orientation

The Hartwick community looks forward to welcoming all new first-year and transfer students and families during Welcome Weekend Orientation!

Welcome Weekend Orientation 2019 runs Wednesday, August 21 to Sunday, August 25.

A full program of required informational and social events is offered throughout the five days to welcome new students and support their transition to their new community. A family program will run on Wednesday and Thursday.

Highlights of Welcome Weekend include the Matriculation Ceremony with President Drugovich, Opening Convocation, Academic Department Open Houses, Founders’ Way First Walk, individual academic advisement meetings, evening social events, and interactive sessions designed to introduce you to the expectations, resources, and opportunities of college. Students will also complete placement exams as needed, connect with residential or commuter student communities, and get to know other new students and Peer Leaders in their Welcome Group.

Sign Up For Your Matriculation Time

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Note: So that we can best prepare for your visit, students or families requiring special needs assistance (mobility assistance, interpreting services, etc.) should notify the Center for Student Success at 607-431-4195 at least two weeks prior to the event.

Overnight accommodation suggestions…

You will receive your official Welcome Weekend schedule when you check in.  The schedules provided here are for planning purposes and are subject to change.

Welcome Weekend 2019 Schedules for Downloading

Welcome Weekend & Orientation General Schedule

Wednesday, August 21

8 a.m. to noon Welcome Weekend Central Check-In
Lambros Arena, Binder P.E. Center
Check-in is required before moving in to your residence hall. Individual student orientation itinerary will be provided.

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Welcome and Matriculation Ceremony
Yager Hall

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Office Hours
Offices across campus will be open until 5 p.m. for walk-in appointments as needed.

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Picnic Lunch
Frisbee Field (Rain location: Dewar Union)

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Resident Community Dinner
Dewar Union, The Commons (Check your itinerary for specific seating time.)

7:30 – 10 p.m. Resident Community Meetings Individual Residence Halls

Thursday, August 22

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Dewar Union, The Commons

9:15 a.m. Student Line Up for Opening Convocation
Elmore Field
Please wear your Hartwick T-shirt, distributed at check-in, or a plain blue T-shirt!

10 a.m. Opening Convocation
Lambros Arena, Binder P.E. Center

11:15 a.m. New Student Picture
Immediately following the Convocation Recessional, Elmore Field

11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Welcome Group Rotations
Meet your Welcome Group on the Track

2 – 3 p.m. & 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Writing Placement Exam by Group
2nd floor, Clark Hall classrooms (Check itinerary for group assigned rotation.)

5 – 6 p.m. Chemistry Placement Exam
Johnstone Science Center, Room 202

6 – 8 p.m. Dinner
Dewar Union, The Commons

8 p.m. Big Prize Bingo
Dewar Union, The Commons

Friday, August 23

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Welcome Group Meeting
Dewar Union, The Commons

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Welcome Weekend Round Robin! (Check your itinerary for group assigned rotation.)
Rights & Responsibilities: Know the Code!, Yager Hall, Slade Theatre
Get Informed: Be Safe!, Yager Hall, Room 321
Getting Connected: Introduction to Information Technology Services, Johnstone Science Center, Room 202
Service Project, Hawks Give Back, Dewar Union, Stack Lounge

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Transfer Student Luncheon
Dewar Union, 2nd floor, Chesebro Room

1:45 – 6 p.m. Afternoon Group Rotations (Check your itinerary for group assigned rotation.)
Real Deal Plays (Wick 101 Session 1), Yager Hall
Personal Downtime!

8 p.m. Casino Night
Dewar Union, Stack Lounge & 2nd Floor Balcony

Saturday, August 24

7:30 – 9 a.m. Breakfast
Dewar Union, The Commons

9 – 10:45 a.m. Academic Sessions Rotations
Yager Hall (Check your itinerary for group assigned rotation.)
Tips for Classroom Success Slade Theatre, Yager Hall
Make Your Home Among Strangers FYS Book Discussion, Yager Hall

11 a.m. to noon Academic Department Open Houses
Meet faculty from your department and learn more about your major.

11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m Lunch
Dewar Union, The Commons

1 – 5 p.m Academic Advising
4th floor, Yager Hall, Library (20 minute appointments)
Meet individually with an academic advisor to review your course schedule, make changes if needed, and ask questions about your major or classes.

5 – 6 p.m. AlcoholEDU & Preventing Sexual Harassment Make Up Session (if needed)
Stevens-German Library, 4th floor, Computer Lab

4:30 – 8 p.m. Dinner
Dewar Union, The Commons

7 – 9 p.m. Wicked Saturday Night!
Founders’ Way – Between Bresee & Golisano Halls, #pictureyourselfhere
(Rain location: Dewar Union, Stack Lounge)

Sunday, August 25

10 – 11 a.m. “That’s A Wrap!”
Welcome Group Closing Meetings, Assigned Group Location

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch
Dewar Union, The Commons

1 – 5 p.m. Menu of Options
1 – 3 p.m. Ready, Set, Go!, Yager Hall, 5th Floor, Center for Student Success
1 – 3 p.m. Advising Open Hours, Yager Hall, 5th Floor, Center for Student Success
1 – 5 p.m. TRC Open Office Hours, Clark Hall, 1st floor
2 – 4 p.m. Athletics Open House and Tours, Binder P.E. Center
3 – 4 p.m. Diversity and Inclusion Ice-cream Social, Golisano Hall, PSGE Center

4:30 – 8 p.m. Dinner
Dewar Union, The Commons

6 p.m. Nursing Student Meeting
Johnstone Science Center, Room 201

7:30 p.m. Founders’ Way First Walk 2019
Founders’ Way, outside Shineman Chapel House


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