Dates

New International Student Arrival:
Monday, August 24, 2015

Exchange Student Arrival:
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

First Year Student Move In:
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Transfer Student Move In:
Friday, August 28, 2015

New Student Orientation:
Thursday, August 27 - Sunday, 30, 2015

Transfer Student Orientation:
Friday, August 28 - Sunday, August 30, 2015 

New International Student Orientation:
Tuesday, August 25 - Thursday 27, 2015

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CSB/SJU are located in Minnesota on the edge of the St. Cloud metropolitan area.

Orientation 2015

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Our goal

To help incoming students transition to college life and introduce them to academic and campus life on the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University campuses.

Activities include:

  • Getting to know your Orientation Leaders and group through various activities
  • Community lunches
  • Dinner hosted by the Presidents of CSB and SJU respectively
  • Get to know your residential community
  • Evening Social Programming
  • Fun, interactive, and informative presentations
  • Welcomings from the Monastic Communities
  • Meet-a-Prof sessions 

The candle lighting ceremony during the CSB President's Dinner is always a highlight for new Bennies. 

Move in day information

Students will be assigned a move in time based on their housing assignments. We ask that you move in during your assigned time, which will be either the first time slot from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. or the the second time slot from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Moving in during your assigned time slot will allow us to help you move in quickly with ease.  

Throughout move in, there are plenty of activities to keep parents and students busy exploring the campuses including:

  • Parent Information Sessions
  • Community Picnic
  • Resource Fair
  • Family Liturgy