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Date & Time
Thursday August 24, 2023
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Student Affairs

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Milton Campus

Events Type & Tags
Student Clubs and Activities | Student Life

Welcome to Curry College, Class of 2027!!! During your first weekend here on campus we offer a wide variety of activities for first-year students, including academic and residence life themed events, the annual 'First Night Curry' event, STU Hangout Nites, food trucks, shopping trips, and much more!

*NOTE: All incoming first-year students, regardless of whether they are living on campus or commuting, are required to be a part of Welcome Weekend activities. Transfer students who have 23 or fewer credit hours of post-high school, face-to-face coursework from a regionally accredited traditional college campus will also be required to participate.

Thursday, August 24

First-Year Student Move-in Across Campus
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Family Drop-in Lounge
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Learning Commons, Ground Level
Check-in and chill out during your new student’s move-in at the Family Drop-In Lounge. Grab a break, a bite and a drink, meet other families, and learn about the ways you can be involved at Curry. (Sponsored by the Curry Family Council Leadership Committee)

Down Time
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
We intentionally created space in our day for students and families to rest, run to the store, pick up parking passes, and spend some quality time together. For those not involved in specific programming, lunch is not provided (but dinner will be), so feel free to enjoy one of our several local restaurants!

Commuter Student/Family Gathering
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
(Check-in begins at 2:45 p.m. at the Hafer Commuter Lounge/Academic Quad)
Hafer Building, Parent’s Lounge
This is a required session for commuters and their families to learn more about commuting to campus, best practices, our new commuter lounge, and to go through the Welcome Weekend schedule. Commuters are expected to participate in all Welcome Weekend activities and will receive all meals during this gathering. The Curry Shuttle schedule will also run during the Welcome Weekend program.

President’s Welcome Ceremony
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Student Center, Katz Gym
Students and families will attend this formal welcoming ceremony for all new students. Families will depart after the welcome ceremony as students officially begin the Welcome Weekend schedule.

Final Goodbyes
4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
The “final goodbye” for students and their families before kicking off the academic year.

Orientation Group Meetup
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Meet up with your Orientation group from the summer. This will be your group for the entire Welcome Weekend program.

Dinner @ The Stu
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
A time for all new students to share a meal together.

Women's Soccer (Scrimmage)
6:00 p.m.
Katz Field

Individual Residence Hall Gatherings
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Various Locations
The First-Year staff will present information on expectations of living in the residence halls, relationships with facilities staff, and safety. First, students will meet as a building and then break into floor groups to discuss their community expectations for the year.

Commuter Student Mixer
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Hafer Building, Commuter Lounge
Commuter Students will meet and gather based on the geographic location from across the region. Commuter student assistants will facilitate this gathering.

First Night Curry
9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Student Center, Westhaver Park
Celebrate your first night at Curry! Featuring music from Curry’s own DJ Ace, enjoy backyard games like cornhole, KanJam, Ladder ball, Giant Connect 4 & Jenga, badminton, volleyball, and more! Connect with your friends or meet new people in an entertaining and casual atmosphere. Take a break from the fun and enjoy treats from a few of the Curry community’s favorite food trucks. We will also have some fun novelty items on hand—make your own trucker hats, name coloring sheets, and a little bit of henna! (First Night Curry is hosted by the Student Engagement Team.)

Friday, August 25

Breakfast with Orientation Groups
7:30 - 8:50 a.m.
Student Center, Marketplace

Morning Welcome: Interim Dean of Students Lisa Rodrigues
9:00 a.m.

First Lecture
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Various Locations
This is a great opportunity for students to engage with the scholarly life within our community. These faculty have been nominated to deliver a message a of passion, deep thought and will leave you with two fundamentals questions as you start this next chapter… What matters? What is my why?  You must pre-register for your preferred First Lecture session. Each lecture is limited according to space capacities. Since registration will be on a first-come basis, we encourage you to explore options.  Registration opens for these sessions on Wednesday, August 16th!

Meet Up with your Orientation Leader
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet up with members of your Orientation group to review the day.

Lunch/Class Photo
12:00 - 1:20 p.m.
Student Center, Marketplace/Katz Field
Wear your Class of 2027 shirt that you received at check-in and come ready to be part of Curry tradition!

Athletics Student Meetup
12:30 p.m.
Alumni Recreation Center (ARC)
Curry Student Athletes! Join the Athletics Department coaches, staff, and fellow athletes for lunch and a panel of upper-class students and learn how to put yourself in the best position to succeed in the classroom this semester!

Learning Opportunity 1: Canvas Training Session
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Interested in learning how to navigate Canvas? Pre-register for this workshop to quickly discover Canvas navigation and tips on-campus during this presentational session with Q&A at the end. Students will gain familiarity with Canvas Access, Canvas Global Navigation, User Settings/Profile, Dashboard/Card view, Courses, Calendar, Canvas Conversations, and additional Canvas and Campus resources available to students.

Learning Opportunity 2: Community Service Information Session
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Curry College is passionate about being a caring neighbor in our broader community for those in need. We offer a wide range of service opportunities that include campus traditions such as Relay for Life, Alternative Break Trips, and Thanksgiving Baskets. There are service opportunities on campus, with our partnerships in the community, and can be as regular or intermittent as you like. Come learn more about the opportunities we offer and how you may be able to join us!

Learning Opportunity 3: Federal Work Study Information Session
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
The Federal Work Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. Attend this workshop to find out how to effectively use your work study award.

Student Meet-Ups: Business Cohort; Nursing Cohort; Undecided Cohort; STEM Cohort; ONCAMPUS Boston/International Students
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Led by our academic schools and departments, these sessions are made for students, faculty and staff to meet, get to know each other, and develop relationships with other students within your Curry Launch cohort.

Hike the Curry College Trails
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Depart from Student Center
Dinner provided separately. Registration will open on Wednesday, August 16.

4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Student Center, Marketplace

Football (Scrimmage)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Katz Field
Come cheer on your Curry Colonels in a scrimmage game on Katz Field!

Neon Night Foam Party
9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Outside Mayflower and North Campus Residence Halls
(rain location: Miller Field House)

Saturday, August 26

Breakfast with Orientation Groups
7:30 - 8:50 a.m.
Student Center, Marketplace

Expectations of a Community Member
9:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Center for Respect: Can I Kiss You?
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Student Center, Katz Gym
Join our friend Mike Domitrz for a fun yet empowering conversation on how to build a culture of respect. Win free swag and prizes when you participate in the program and get comfortable asking the million-dollar question, “Can I Kiss You?” This program is one of the most inclusive and sought-after programs for providing specific how-to skills for teaching consent, respect in relationships, bystander intervention, and addressing sexual assault. Each year, the program is delivered to tens of thousands of students on campuses all over North America. Don’t miss it! 

11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Student Center, Marketplace

My Curry My Community
12:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Student Center, Katz Gymnasium
These sessions are affinity spaces designed for you to connect with students with a shared identity. Expect casual conversation and helpful resources.

Choose Your Own Adventure
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Men in Nursing Meet Up
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Rest & Free Time
2:45 - 4:45 p.m.          

Transfer Students Meet Up
3:00 p.m.

“Gimme the Tea”: Student-Only Panel
4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
Student Center, Katz Gymnasium
The "adults" are officially out of the room! This time is created for students, by students. Students will have the chance to ask whatever questions they want to our student leaders on campus.

4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Student Center, Marketplace

The STU Hangout!
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Student Center
We’re bringing the party to the STU! There will be music, games, food trucks, karaoke, and more!

Sunday, August 27

Sunday Service
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                     

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Student Center, Marketplace

ODI Meet & Greet Brunch
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Student Center, Diversity Center (2nd Floor)
The Diversity Center (ODI) supports student success through programs and shared spaces that bring awareness to honor and uplift the wide range of student identities at Curry College. Though open to all who strive for equity and inclusion, the Diversity Center especially serves students who identify as historically underrepresented by way of ethnicity, race, gender, religion documentation status, socioeconomic class, first generation and LGBTQ+IA identities. Stop by and grab some great bites and make some new connections.

Hillel Student Bagel Brunch & More
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Student Center, Large Meeting Room

Search Your Schedule
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
A designated time for students to “walk their schedule” before the school year starts, as well as visit to some favorite spots on campus.

Excursions & More
Wrentham Outlets:
Shuttle departs Student Center @ 2:00 p.m.
Shuttle departs Wrentham Outlets @ 5:00 p.m.

University Shops & Dedham Legacy Place:
Shuttle departs Student Center from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. and runs every  45 min.
Last shuttle departs Dedham Legacy Place @ 5:00 p.m.

Geocaching with Compass Club
2:30 p.m.
Compass Club is seeking to introduce Curry College to new incoming students. The purpose of this fun activity is familiarize you not only with our campus but the resources available. You and your group will explore campus, searching for hidden baskets. Each member may take one prize from each basket. Snap a pic and tag @SAOatCurry to be entered in a raffle for additional prizes like a Visa Gift Card, Curry Bookstore Gift Card, Curry swag, and more!

Curry Night @ Target
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Shuttles start running at 5:30 p.m./Last shuttle leaves Target at 8:00 p.m.
For the 10th consecutive year, Target is hosting private shopping events for incoming college freshmen to gear up for the best years of their lives. Join your fellow classmates for some late-night shopping at the University Ave. Target to get your residence hall room ready to go for the year! Walk down to the Student Center with your friends and jump aboard the Curry shuttle. Each student receives a Target goody bag!

Monday, August 28

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Various Residence Halls/Commuter Lounge

Class of 2027 Convocation
10:00 a.m. (9:30 a.m. Line-up and Procession) 
Student Center, Katz Gymnasium
Participation is required for all new students.

Classes Begin
12:30 p.m.
Reminder: Morning classes will not meet. Please check your class schedules.