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Orientation Information for Freshman Students

Welcome to St. John Fisher College! Our Orientation Team is busy planning a fun-filled weekend just for you.

Freshman Orientation Schedule

Check out what's happening during each day of Orientation!

Saturday, September 1, 2018
  • 8 a.m. - Noon — Resident Student Check-In by Assigned Time
    (Detailed information will be sent via email)
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. — Campus offices available for assistance: Health and Wellness Center, Student Financial Services, Office of Information Technology, Center for Career and Academic Planning, Safety and Security, Campus Mailroom, College Bookstore
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — Campus Picnic — Campus Center Mainstage and Quad
  • Noon - 1 p.m. — Commuter Student Check-In — Campus Center Atrium
  • 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.Welcome Meeting for New Students — Varsity Gym
  • 1 - 4 p.m. — Fisher Football vs. Washington and Jefferson College — Growney Stadium
  • 4 - 5 p.m. — Floor Meetings — Residence Halls
  • 4 - 5 p.m. — Commuter Connects — Campus Center Mainstage
  • 5 - 6:30 p.m. — Dinner — Ward-Haffey Dining Hall
  • 7:30 - 9 p.m. — Playfair — Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center
  • 9 - 11 p.m. — Throwback Time Machine Dance Party — Cleary Family Auditorium
Sunday, September 2, 2018
  • 8:30 - 10 a.m. — CHEM Lab Partner Matchup — Pharmacy 129 and 133
  • 9 - 11:30 a.m. — Brunch/Group Meeting — Ward-Haffey Dining Hall
  • 11:30 - 1 p.m. — Swiftkick (Building Community) — Varsity Gym
  • 1:15 - 2 p.m.Class Photo — Growney Stadium
  • 2:15 - 4:30 p.m. — Info Sessions (Block 1)
    • Impact Interact (Title IX) — Cleary Family Auditorium
    • Fisher Cares (Bystander Intervention) — Varsity Gym
  • 4:30 - 5 p.m. — Break/Resource Tables — Cleary Family Auditorium
  • 5 - 6:30 p.m. — Dinner/Group Meeting— Ward-Haffey Dining Hall
  • 7 - 9 p.m. — Student Involvement Sneak Peak — Campus Center Atrium and Mainstage
  • 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. — Chapel Night — Hermance Family Chapel
  • 9:30 p.m. — Target Takeover — Target in Victor, NY
  • 9:30 p.m. — Trivia Night — Campus Center Mainstage
Monday, September 3, 2018
  • 8:30 - 10 a.m. — Breakfast/Group Meeting — Ward-Haffey Dining Hall
  • 10 a.m. - Noon — Campus Monopoly Game — Campus-wide
  • Noon - 1:30 p.m. — Lunch/Group Meeting — Ward-Haffey Dining Hall
  • 1:30 - 4:15 p.m. — Info Sessions (Block 2)
    • Interactive Library Visit — Lavery Library
    • Fisher Edge — Basil 135
    • College Policies and Expectations — Cleary Auditorium
  • 3 - 5 p.m. — First Generation Scholars Meeting
  • 4:15 - 5 p.m. — Break
  • 5 - 6:30 p.m. — Dinner — Ward-Haffey Dining Hall
  • 7 - 9 p.m. — Student Activities Board (SAB) Presents: Magician — Cleary Family Auditorium
  • 8 p.m. — Board Games Night — Campus Center Mainstage
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • 8 - 9 a.m. — Breakfast and Group Meeting — Ward-Haffey Dining Hall
  • 9 - 10 a.m. — Freshman Seminar Meeting — Academic Rooms
  • 10 - 11 a.m. — Academic Department Meeting — Academic Rooms
  • 11:15 a.m. — Line up for Matriculation — Polisseni Track and Field Complex
  • 11:30 a.m. — Matriculation Ceremony — Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center
  • 1:40 p.m. — Classes Begin

Orientation Reminders

  • Meet President Rooney at the Matriculation Ceremony
  • Don't miss W.O.W. greeters across campus during the first week!
  • Follow your Fisher community on Twitter:
    • @FisherNews
    • @SJFC_RESLIFE
    • @FisherAchieves