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New Student Orientation Weekend Schedule

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

  • Taste of Campus Life: USciences Edition
    12:30pm–3:30pm on the Campus Quad

All free samples for families and students on move-in day! From coffee and smoothies to hot dogs and pretzels. After moving in, join us on the Quad for lawn games, music, and fun!  Sodexo Dining Services will be raffling off over $700 worth of prizes including: 40” TV, 3.1 cubic ft. refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, spirit gear, and much more!

  • Farewell Toast with Families
    4–5pm LLC Patio

Cheers and congratulations to families and students joining the USciences community! President Valerie Weil and SGA President Liv Mario will toast to start off the academic year. Live band and sparkling flute toast provided.

  • Families leave campus
  • Meet with Resident Advisors (RAs)
  • ThinkFast Game Show Event

Friday, August 27, 2021 

  • Commuter and Transfer Student Check In and Welcome 
    Check-in is 8:30-9am in the STC lobby

  • Meet with Orientation Leaders and Orientation Teams
  • New Student Information Sessions
  • PLAYFAIR Community team builders 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

  • New Student Information Sessions

    • Sexual Health & Title IX program
      Zero Shades of Gray is an engaging educational program that opens up the conversation about sexual assault. It reinforces the importance of consent and respect and teaches tools to recognize potentially dangerous situations, take steps to prevent assault, care for those impacted by assault, and make healthy choices around relationships and boundaries.
    • Drake’s Decisions with your Orientation Leader
      Orientation Leaders develop fun skits around common first-year situations like: resolving roommate differences, getting involved on campus, managing time, dealing with academic challenges, and making decisions around alcohol use.
    • LLC after DARK late night social event 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

  • Brunch for Second-Year (U2) Students
    This is an invite-only event for second-year students who are also new to campus. Please join a celebration brunch, special gift, and welcome from Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Ross Radish.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Program
  • Walking Tours: Walk your schedule and explore campus and University City
  • Open gym hours and fitness classes
  • Sunday Sundaes evening social event


Alexis Heppler, Associate Director of Student Life


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Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495