N.O.W. - New Student Orientation Week Schedule

New Student Orientation Week
August 21 - 28

Clarion University Class of 2021, welcome!

I am thrilled that you chose Clarion University and have joined the Golden Eagles family! A full week of events and activities will get you started on your path to an outstanding college experience.

I strongly encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity at Clarion. As you have come to learn, many faculty, staff and students want you to be successful. It’s a partnership. We will do our part, and we ask that you do yours.

Your part includes showing up and being ready. Show up for all the events planned for you over the next several weeks. Be ready to get to know people – your fellow students, your faculty and all of the other folks who make Clarion so wonderful. Show up for class. Be ready for every class, every day.

If you show up and be ready, before you know it you will walk across the stage in four years and have earned your college degree!

Fly, Eagles, Fly!
Karen M. Whitney, Ph.D. 


Monday, August 21 – MOVE IN Day

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. New Student Move-in Residence Suites and Apartments
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Welcome Picnic for Student and Guests Outside Gemmell
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Home Away from Home
(New student meetings with Community Assistants)
Floor Lobbies in Residence Halls

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Tuesday, August 22 – First Year Fundamentals

The First official day of New Student Orientation Week kicks off with a welcome from University President Karen Whitney. Students will then rotate through sessions for academic and personal success with presentations from The Center for First Year Experience, including “the Path to Success” and “Making Meaning of the First Year.”
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Wednesday, August 23 – Life Outside of the Classroom
Wednesday’s focus is on Life Outside of the Classroom. Students will rotate through sessions from the Center for Leadership and Involvement, the Center for Career and Professional Development, Student Financial Services and the Center for Wellness.
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Thursday, August 24 – Being Part of the CU Community
Becoming a student at Clarion University means becoming a member of the university community. Throughout this day, students will have conversations about diversity, civility, personal safety and bystander intervention.
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Friday, August 25 – Academic Acclimation
Getting to know the requirements of your major, the faculty and college academic life is important to success as a student. Academic Acclimation day is spent with professors and students in your major. After a morning of small group meetings, students will attend University Convocation followed by an evening banquet and activity.
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Saturday, August 26 – Social Excellence & Service
Saturday’s schedule kicks off with a speaker on social excellence and is followed by a day of service and leadership development. Students will give back to the community by participating in a service activity. The day ends with the CU Spirit Rally and THE Welcome Dance.
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Sunday, August 27 – Relax with CU
Sunday is all about learning how to relax with CU. The day will kick off with a variety of optional tness activities. Then, students can learn about Clarion’s clubs and organizations at the Activities Fair. Ice cream, outdoor games and a band will round of the day’s activities.
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Monday, August 28 – FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

The Book Store and Student Recreation Center will be open daily. Evening events and activities include an outdoor movie, Trivia Night, WINGO, THE Welcome Dance, Pinterest Craft Night, Night at the Rec and more! Movies will be held in the SOM-S theater Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. No guests are allowed. 
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Last Updated 1/11/18