Fall 2022 Schedule of Events

Students will receive room locations and group assignments in their orientation packet. First-year students are REQUIRED to attend events and activities noted with an asterik (*).

Thursday, August 18, 2022  

8:00 - 12:00 *RESIDENT Check-In, Lobbies of Esseff, Holy Cross
First-year resident students move into their resident halls.
11:00 - 12:00 *COMMUTER Check-In, Toole Lobby, Main Floor Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
First-year commuter students may pick up their packets of Orientation information and meet fellow commuters.
11:00 - 12:30 LUNCH (two locations) King's Court, 2nd Floor Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center and Regina Court, Lower Level, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
Lunch will be provided free of charge to first-year students and their families.
12:45 - 1:00 *NEW STUDENT PROCESSION, O'Connor Park, near the Leo the Lion Statue
(rain location - Auxiliary Gymnasium)
Students will join their HCE Group (find the letter on the back of your name tag). Students will then process to the President's Welcome to join their family and friends.
1:15 - 2:00 *PRESIDENT'S WELCOME, Scandlon Physical Education Center
Join students, faculty, and staff for a celebration of new experiences, new friendships, and new beginnings.
2:15 - 2:45 *HCE 101 (Holy Cross Experience) Group Meeting
Find the letter of your HCE group on the back of your name tag. Meet with your HCE 101 class and make some new friends! Your group leaders will be your guides throughout the program. They will help familiarize you with the campus, its resources, and its activities.
Snyder Conference Room, 3rd Floor Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center

All family and friends of new students are invited to ask questions of King's administrators and faculty.
Toole Lobby, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center

Join us for a reception with refreshments following the panel where campus tours will be available.
Find the name of your academic advisor on the back of your name tag.
3:45 - 4:00 FAMILY AND FRIENDS depart at this time 
3:45 - 5:15 FAIR IN THE PARK, O'Connor Park
(rain location - Connerton's, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
Students meet with faculty, staff, and fellow students to learn about the different departments and services available to you at King's College.
4:30 - 5:15 *RESIDENT STUDENT MEETING, Respective residence hall floors
Discover what you need to know about living in the residence halls and get to know your new neighbors.
5:15 - 6:30 DINNER, King's Court, 2nd Floor, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
First-year students will use their ID card for entry into the dining hall.
6:30 - 7:15 COMMUTER MEET AND GREET, Connerton's Cafe, Lower Level, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
This is an opportunity to socialize with fellow commuters. Get answers to your questions regarding commuting to King's. Light refreshments will be served.
7:15 - 11:00 PARTY IN THE PARK, O'Connor Park (rain location, Connerton's)
Entertainment by Voice Contestant and PA Native "Jimmy Mowery", Free Ice Cream with "Jimmies", yard games with a corn hole contest! Ice Cream Truck and Photos at Leo the Statue.


Friday, August 19, 2022

7:30-9:00 BREAKFAST, King's Court, 2nd floor, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
Reminder: All meals are provided for Commuters and Residents throughout New Student Orientation
(Locations are listed in the event descriptions below).
HCE A-H: 9:00 - 10:00 *Diversity/Inclusion 
  10:00 - 12:00 *CitySERVE
  12:15 - 1:30 Lunch with Holy Cross Community 
  1:40 - 2:30 *HCE 101 Introduction
  2:40 - 3:10 *Creating Connections 
  3:15 - 4:00 *Wellness 
HCE I-N: 9:00 - 11:00 *CitySERVE
  11:00 - 12:00 *Diversity/Inclusion 
  12:15 - 1:20 Lunch with Holy Cross Community 
  1:30 - 2:20 *HCE 101 Introduction
  2:30 - 3:15 *Wellness 
  3:30 - 4:00 *Creating Connections 
HCE O-V: 9:00 - 9:50 *HCE 101 Introduction
  10:00 - 10:30 *Creating Connections 
  10:40 - 11:25 *Wellness 
  11:30 - 12:30 Lunch with Holy Cross Community 
  12:30 - 1:30 *Diversity/Inclusion 
  1:30 - 3:30 *CitySERVE
HCE W-Z, Z1, Z2: 9:00 - 9:45 *Wellness 
  9:50 - 10:40 *HCE 101 Introduction
  10:50 - 11:20 *Creating Connections 
  11:30 - 12:30 Lunch with Holy Cross Community 
  12:30 - 2:30 *CitySERVE
  2:45 - 3:45 *Diversity/Inclusion 
5:00 - 6:15 DINNER, King's Court, 2nd floor, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
First-year students will use their ID card for entry into the dining hall.
6:30 CAUSING A SCENE, O'Connor Park (rain location George P. Maffei Theatre)
Sit back and laugh as the King's Players present an evening of improv comedy. Audience participation is encouraged and helps to keep the show entertaining!  
7:45 CANDLELIGHT TAIZE PRAYER, Monarch Court, followed by a procession to the Chapel of Christ the King at the George and Giovita Maffei Family Commons (rain location - Chapel)
Taize Prayer is a meditative style of communal prayer. Simple refrains are sung using just a few words that create a gentle rhythm. Scripture is proclaimed along with time for silent meditation.
8:30 - 10:00 HYPNOTIST JON WAYES, O'Connor Park (rain location Scandlon Physical Education Center)
From full audience hypnosis to students controlling the show via social media, Jon's New-Age approach to comedy hypnosis is unparalleled. In the audience or on stage, all students have the opportunity to take part in this full-scale production. Hang out after the show and enjoy FREE pizza from Dominos!

*Diversity and Inclusion, 3rd Floor Sheehy Farmer Campus Center
During this program we will tackle the different components of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in a fun and engaging way with the Multicultural Director, Mrs Jasmine Giddings. Come participate in our meaningful conversations, competitive fun, and find out how King's values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

*Wellness, Administration Building, George P. Maffei Theatre
Wellness is about achieving optimal vitality and not just avoiding sickness. This presentation will touch on some of the following pillars of wellness: physical, nutritional, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, financial, and environmental.

*CitySERVE, Monarch Court
HCE sections will go on an interactive walking tour to learn about volunteer opportunities and nonprofits in the neighborhood surrounding King's. Put on your CitySERVE t-shirt and walking shoes and meet new classmates while exploring ways to be an impactful part of a caring community. *Any students with mobility issues can contact their HCE co-leader for assistance or other ways to participate.

*CREATING CONNECTIONS, Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business
You've heard the saying "It's not what you know, it's who you know." Beginning the process of networking and building relationships to expand your circle of connections and increasing your opportunities. As you think about your relationship with King's and its people, recognize that it's not just about four years. It's about the rest of your life.

*HCE 101 INTRODUCTION, Classrooms listed on back of Nametags
HCE 101 is a one-credit course for all new students at King's. All new students are enrolled in the course during the first semester. The instructor and student coleader will review the course content and requirements prior to your first class meeting.

Take some time to relax, eat some food, and meet the members of the Holy Cross Congregation.

Saturday, August 20, 2022 

8:15-9:15 BREAKFAST, King's Court, 2nd floor, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
King's Court breakfast consists of a wide variety of your morning favorites.
9:30 - 11:00

*HCE 101 Groups A-N: 3rd floor, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center

ZERO SHADES OF GRAY sets the tone that sexual assault is black and white. There are no disclaimers, no clauses, and no fine print when it comes to how people feel about being sexually assaulted or raped. It's serious to the victim, and this seminar helps students understand that this isn't a victim problem, it's a problem on all levels.

*HCE GROUPS O-Z2: William G. McGowan School of Business, Burke Auditorium

A documentary born from tragedy, but which inspired a national safety campaign. This film's mission is to open an honest dialogue and educate young adults to ensure preventable situations like this never happen again.

11:15 - 12:15 LUNCH

12:30 - 2:00

*HCE Groups O-Z2: 3rd floor, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center

*HCE Groups A-N: William G. McGowan School of Business, Burke Auditorium

2:00 - 3:00

CAMPUS TOURS, Monarch Court
Walking tour showing locations of classrooms, offices and departments that will be helpful prior to the first day of classes.

5:30 - 7:00

This event gives new students the opportunity to meet faculty and enjoy a cookout in the park.

7:00 - 10:00

NIGHT IN THE COURT, Regina Court (rain location - Connerton's)
Lip Sync Contest with prizes! Get a free sign at the Sign Shop, and have dessert with a slice of the Class of 2026 Cake!

Sunday, August 21, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 LITURGY/MASS Chapel of Christ the King, Campus Ministry Center
This mass is for those who want to get their day off to a good start.
11:00 - 1:30 BRUNCH, King's Court, 2nd floor, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
Enjoy brunch with your fellow classmates for the last time before the meal plans start.
12:00 - 1:00 TRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION, William G. McGowan School of Business, Burke Auditorium
This session is designed to help transfer students learn more about the campus as well as provide an opportunity to ask questions.
8:00 - 9:00 LITURGY/MASS Chapel of Christ the King, Campus Ministry Center
On this first Sunday of your college experience, we encourage you to join your new classmates and other members of the King's community at this evening mass. Come and experience the joy and power of praying together as you enter the King's community!