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First-Year Student Orientation Schedule

Transfer Student Orientation Schedule

First-Year Student Orientation

Friday, August 20

8:00 am – 11:30 am

Orientation Check-In & Move-In

Students moving onto campus should plan to arrive between 8 AM – 11 AM and will have a chance to sign up for their move in time later this summer. 

Commuter students should plan to arrive sometime between 11 – 11:30 AM.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Welcome Kickoff + Lunch

Hear from Menlo College President, Steven Weiner, as well as our Dean of Student Affairs, and Menlo’s student body president as we kick off another exciting year on campus!

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Student Orientation Groups + Class Photo

Students will meet our student leaders and fellow incoming Oaks for some fun out on the field! We will also take a class photo.

Family Support Session

This panel-style session for parents, family members, partners, etc. will help give you some tips to ensure your student’s success and learn more about services available to your student here at Menlo.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Afternoon Breakout Session 1 (optional)

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Afternoon Breakout Session 2 (optional)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Faculty + Deans Reception


Join some of our faculty and administration outside Brawner Hall for some refreshments and mingle.

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Orientation Group: Menlo 411


Learn from our student leaders what it’s like to be a student at Menlo. They’ll teach you all the insider tips and tricks to be successful.

7:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Housing & Residence Life Session


Led by our Director of Housing and Residence Life, along with the Resident Assistants, this session will give a more in-depth look at what life in our residence halls is like.

Commuter Student Session


Hear from members of our student leader team who are commuter students themselves about the resources available and just hang out!

8:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Pep Rally + Evening Entertainment

Join us for a pep rally co-hosted by our Athletics department to cheer on our fall athletes. Then stick around for pizza, games, giveaways and more!
  

Saturday, August 21

8:00 am – 11:00 am

Morning Sessions (optional)

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Brunch

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Orientation Round Robin Sessions

Your orientation leader will take you around campus to the following sessions on campus services:

  • Library Services
  • Campus Life: clubs, SERV, Student Union, etc.
  • Academic Support Services
  • Career Services and Internships
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bystander Intervention Training

This engaging, interactive workshop will give you tools to make smart decisions around healthy relationships in college, consent, and how to safely intervene to keep our campus community safe!
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Target Runs

Forgot something at home? Already out of toothpaste? Just want to walk around? Our student leaders will be shuttling students to and from Target in Redwood City between dinner and our movie.

8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Movie Night


Bring a blanket and join us on the Quad for a late night movie!!

Sunday, August 22

8:00 am – 11:00 am

Morning Sessions (optional)

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Brunch

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Oaks Give Back: Community Service Projects

You will get the choice of what service project you would like to volunteer with when you arrive for orientation. Meet at your group’s designated pick-up location on campus and be on your way!

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dinner

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Student Union Welcome Back Party


It’s an annual tradition at Menlo – join us in the Union for a fun night to welcome everyone returning to campus the night before classes start.

Transfer Student Orientation

Saturday, August 21

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Move In (for those who are living on-campus)

For students who do not need to move in, please plan to arrive between 10:30 – 11 AM for our welcome brunch.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome Brunch & Resource Fair

Join us for brunch and mingle with some of our staff on campus to learn more about the resources they provide.

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Student Services Sessions

Your orientation leader will take you around campus to the following sessions on campus services:

  • Advising + Disability Services
  • Career Services, Internship & Study Abroad
  • Library Services
  • Academic Support Services
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bystander Intervention Training


This engaging, interactive workshop will give you tools to make smart decisions around healthy relationships in college, consent, and how to safely intervene to keep our campus community safe!

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Transfer Student Social


Get to know fellow Menlo transfer students, including upperclassmen who can share their experience. We will also have a fun bingo game and a chance to earn prizes! 

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Target Runs


Forgot something at home? Already out of toothpaste? Just want to walk around? Our student leaders will be shuttling students to and from Target in Redwood City between dinner and our movie.

8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Movie Night


Bring a blanket and join us on the Quad for a late night movie!!

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