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.
Snyder Conference Room Lobby, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center

Join us for a reception with refreshments following the panel.
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.


BINGO Night, 3rd floor, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center 

Join your classmates for a night of BINGO.  Big prizes - gift cards and King's swag!


Outdoor Movie, O'Connor Park 

Come out for pizza from Cibo's pizza truck and a movie on the big screen in O'Connor Park.


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-F: 9:00 - 10:00 *Diversity/Inclusion 
  10:00 - 12:00 *CitySERVE
  12:15 - 1:30 Lunch  
  1:40 - 2:30 *HCE 101 Introduction
  2:40 - 3:10 *Creating Connections 
  3:15 - 4:00 *Wellness 
HCE G-N: 9:00 - 11:00 *CitySERVE
  11:00 - 12:00 *Diversity/Inclusion 
  12:15 - 1:20 Lunch 
  1:30 - 2:20 *HCE 101 Introduction
  2:30 - 3:15 *Wellness 
  3:30 - 4:00 *Creating Connections 
HCE O-T: 9:00 - 9:50 *HCE 101 Introduction
  10:00 - 10:30 *Creating Connections 
  10:40 - 11:25 *Wellness 
  11:30 - 12:30 Lunch  
  12:30 - 1:30 *Diversity/Inclusion 
  1:30 - 3:30 *CitySERVE
HCE V-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  
  12:30 - 2:30 *CitySERVE
  2:45 - 3:45 *Diversity/Inclusion 

CitySERVE prayer service, Chapel of Christ the King (North Street)

Reflect on your CitySERVE experience and join your classmates for a prayer service with Campus Ministry.

4:45 - 6:15 Cookout with Holy Cross Community, Monarch Court
Enjoy a nice cookout while meeting members of the Holy Cross Community.
7:00 CAUSING A SCENE, Maffei Theatre, Administration Building
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!  
8:00 - 10:00 HYPNOTIST, Maffei Theatre, Administration Building
In the audience or on stage, all students have the opportunity to take part in this full-scale hypnosis show. Hang out after the show and enjoy Walking Tacos!

*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.

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 - 10:30

*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.


11:00 - 12:00

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

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

         12:00 - 1:00    LUNCH

2:00 - 4:00

CAMPUS Scavenger Hunt, Yard Games and Italian Ice,  Monarch Court
Join your classmates for a campus scavenger hunt, followed by yard games: corn hole, can jam, and more.  Prizes will be awarded!  Enjoy various flavors of Rita's Italian Ice.

5:30 - 6:45

DINNER  WITH FACULTY, King's Court, 2nd floor, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center  
This event gives new students the opportunity to meet faculty at the college.

7:30 - 10:00

Jimmy Mowery Band and Ice Cream, O'Connor Park  
Come out to O'Connor Park for live entertainment with The Voice contestant Jimmy Mowery (Season 16). There will also be an ice cream truck!  

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.

1:00pm - 2:00pm

CLASSROOM TOURS, Campus Activities Office
Bring your fall class schedule and orientation staff will show you the classroom buildings and the best way to find your classrooms.

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!