Freshman Welcome Days

Now that you're officially a La Roche Redhawk, it's time to prepare for your first semester on campus.

Held specifically for deposited students, Welcome Day gives you the chance to meet your future classmates while preparing for your first semester of college.

By attending a Welcome Day, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Receive your fall schedule and get your photo taken for a student identification card
  • Enjoy brunch in the Zappala College Center Square
  • Attend student/parent information sessions to learn about: Student Life; Financial Aid and Student Accounts; Residence Life; Study Abroad; and Student Academic Support Services

Program Dates

  • Saturday, May 18
  • Saturday, June 22
  • Saturday, July 20

          The sooner you attend a Welcome Day, the better your chance of getting the best possible class schedule.
          If you're unsure of the easiest way to get to La Roche, follow these directions and download a campus map.

          You will receive an email confirmation of your registration the day you schedule a Welcome Days session. You also will receive an email reminder five days prior to the event. Be sure to enter a valid email address when registering. Cancellations must be completed by phone.

          Scheduling and Course Placement: Mathematics and English

          Your selected major determines your mathematics course placement, and your English course placement depends on your SAT/ACT scores.

          If you submitted both SAT and ACT scores, we will use whichever score is most favorable to you in determining your placement.

          The chart below outlines English course placement.

          New SAT

          ACT Composite &
          ACT Reading Sub-Score 

          La Roche University 

          10 - 231 - 15ENGL1001 – College Reading
          24 - 4016 - 36ENGL1011 – College Writing I

          For More Information

          General Welcome Days Information: 412-536-1129

          Financial Aid: 412-536-1125 or

          Residence Life: 412-536-1195 or