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Spring New Student Orientation

This Orientation program is to help our newest Eagles become familiar with our campus while gearing up for academic success. The program consists of a one-day orientation in which the new students meet their faculty and classmates as well as important staff at St. Joseph’s College. Through discussions with student leaders, a presentation of campus resources, networking, and finalizing academic needs. The day will encompass a First Year and transfer program.

Spring New Student Orientation

Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.



10:30 a.m.
McGann Conference Center

Welcome and Introductions

Welcome/Program Overview
Bryan Gill, Executive Director of Student Involvement, Leadership and Multicultural Programming

Introduction to St. Joseph’s College
President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D.

Getting to Know

  • Academic Life: Eileen White Jahn, Ph.D., Interim Executive Dean
  • Student Life: Shantey Hill, Interim Vice President for Student Life, Vice President for Athletics and Campus Services

Student Welcome
Xanthia Zoe, Student Orientation Chairperson

Workshop One: Smart Start
McGann Conference Center

Students will hear about security information, SJC 200 and how to get involved on campus:

  • S. Suzanne Franck, Ph.D., C.S.J., Coordinator of SJC 200, Director of Academic Advising
  • Thomas Tzimorotas, Director of Security

Raffles will be called at the conclusion of this session.

11:10 a.m.
Classrooms in O’Connor Hall

Workshop Two: Tools for Success

Session A: 11:10 – 11:35 a.m.
Session B:11:40 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Session C:12:10 – 12:35 p.m.

Students will choose three of the six workshops to attend:

  • Getting Involved/Service Opportunities (N319)
  • Careers (N316)
  • Studying/Traveling Abroad (N314)
  • Wellness (N312)
  • Academic Success (N305)
  • Technology Resources (N309)

12:40 p.m.
Student Hospitality Lounge

  • Student IDs distributed at 12:40 p.m.
  • Enjoy activities, giveaways and refreshments.
  • Stop by our informational tables with any last-minute questions.
  • All activities end at 1:30 p.m.