Orientation FAQ

What does move-in day look like and when do families typically leave?


First-Year Move-In Day for US Students is Thursday, August 21st from 8a.m. to 1p.m.  Move-In Day for International Students is Tuesday, August 19th from 10a.m. to 7p.m.  Around mid-July students will be receiving their housing assignments.  This will dictate when he/she moves in.  Students living on floors towards the top of the building will be asked to move in during the first time slot (8a.m.-11a.m.) and students living towards the ground-level of the building will be asked to move in during the second time slot (11a.m.-1p.m.).  Throughout both move-in days, there are plenty of activities to keep parents and students busy exploring the campus(es). 

Some activities include (but are not limited to):

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

What can your student expect during Orientation?

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

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For International Students:

Most families typically say their goodbyes after their new student is settled in; a few orientation activities are held on the 19th and 20th for international first-year students, followed by the entire class orientation starting on Thursday the 21st.


For US Students:

Most families typically say their goodbyes after the Family Liturgy; the night and days to follow are packed with events and activities to get your first-year student geared up for the first day of the fastest four years of his/her life!



Other questions or concerns? Send an email to Orientation@csbsju.eduWe'd be happy to hear from you!

Watch for this list to be updated!