8:30am – 12:15pm: Orientation Check-In Welcome to Orientation 2015! New Students will check-in at the Gymnasium of Saint Joseph Hall.
Resident students can then proceed to their Residence Hall to check-in & move-in. Commuters who are staying with us during the Orientation can also proceed to the Residence Halls to check-in & move-in. If you are not moving in, feel free to tour the campus, visit the bookstore or head right to lunch.
Several College Offices will be available during check-in at the Gym to answer questions and welcome new students and families to the College. Some of the offices that will be present include Health Services, Financial Aid, the Business Office, Technology Services, and Food Services.
9:00am – 12:00pm: ID Photos This is your only chance during Orientation to get your CSE ID card in Henderson Hall, Ground Floor.
11:00am – 12:45pm: Lunch Getting hungry? Join us in Rose Dining Room in Saint Joseph Hall for lunch. Family & friends are welcome!
12:00pm – 12:30pm: Session for All Commuters We have designed a session specifically for our new Commuter Students & their families. Join us in Café Jose on the Lower Level of Saint Joseph Hall. Feel free to bring your lunch to the session!
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Welcome Session Your official Orientation welcome will take place in the Greek Theater. Everyone is invited to attend! (Rain Location: Dolan Performance Hall, Annunciation Center)
1:30pm – 4:00pm: Parent Orientation Parents and family members please join us in Dolan Performance Hall in the Annunciation Center for a special session designed just for you.
1:30pm – 2:30pm: Session for Transfer Students You will be meeting in Ward Dining Room in Saint Joseph Hall for a session addressing the specific needs of our new Transfer Students.
1:30pm – 2:30pm: Session for First Year Students Follow our CSE Orientation Leaders (called Team GOLD) to the Gym and get ready for some fun!
2:30pm – 4:00pm Student Life Session for All Students Students and the Student Life Staff will come together in the Gym for a session that is sure to get you involved.
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Academic Convocation A traditional campus event for all first-time CSE students, the Academic Convocation marks and celebrates the mutual commitment of student and community in their new shared life at the College of Saint Elizabeth. All are welcome to join us in Dolan Performance Hall for this memorable event!
5:00pm – 5:30pm: Parents, Family Members, and Friends Depart Campus
5:30pm – 6:00pm: Dinner Students will rejoin their Teams in Rose Dining Hall.
6:00pm – 7:30pm -Team Projects It's time for you to leave your mark! Head to McGuire Lounge in Saint Joseph Hall to work on your Team Project! It's one of the best aspects of Orientation!
7:30pm – Residence Life Session for Residents and Commuters Staying Over If you're a Resident, or a Commuter who's staying on campus during Orientation, you must attend the session being held on your residential floor!
7:30pm – Commuters Depart Campus Commuters not staying overnight are free to depart campus & we will see you tomorrow!
DAY 2 – THURSDAY – August 27, 2014
9:00am – 9:30am: Evacuation Drill Resident students & commuters staying over must participate in this quick Evacuation Drill. You'll join your floors at the designated meeting spots reviewed by the Community Assistants last night at the Residence Life Session.
9:30am – 10:00am: Breakfast
10:00am – 3:30pm: The "Spirit of New Jersey" Boat Cruise w/ Lunch Bring your dancing shoes & get ready for a cruise around Manhattan.While aboard, you will enjoy music, lunch, & dancing. Don't forget to bring your camera so you can capture pictures of the amazing views from the top deck. The buses leave promptly from the parking lot in Saint Joseph Hall.
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Emergency Preparedness Join the Residence Life Staff for this fun and interactive session in Dolan Performance Hall will provide you with vital safety information.
5:15pm – 6:00pm: Dinner
6:00pm – 8:00pm: Community Session Report to the Annunciation Center and learn how your time at CSE will help you make a difference in the CSE community as well as the global community.
8:00pm: Ice cream Social & Team Projects Your Student Government Association (SGA) will be welcoming you in Rose Dining Hall with a sweet treat & your team will have its last chance to finish your project.
DAY 3 – FRIDAY – August 28, 2014
9:00am – 9:30am: Breakfast
9:45am – 11:00am: SAP Programs In Dolan Performance Hall, you will learn how to live your life in healthy & successful ways with the help of our health professionals & resources.
11:00am – 12:30pm: Academic Preparedness CSE faculty members will join us in Dolan Performance Hall to help you develop academic skills to ensure your success in the classroom. Transfer Students will have a special session with the Director of Career Services during this time.
12:30pm – 1:00pm: Final Team Gatherings Meet your Team GOLD Leaders in McGuire Lounge and get ready for your Team presentation. This will be your last chance to practice before the big reveal of your project.
1:00pm – 2:30pm: Final Luncheon/ Presentations It's time to come together & present your final projects! Meet us in Rose Dining Hall & get ready to Capture the Moment!
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Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College of Saint Elizabeth has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility, and a commitment to the promotion of women as full partners in society.