The Orientation Experience

Orientation helps you to learn more about La Roche, make friends, and meet faculty and staff. You’ll find that around every corner, you can connect with other new and current students.

During orientation, you'll receive a campus map and learn more about the various departments and resources across campus. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh, socialize on campus and settle in at your new home.

Welcome to the La Roche community! We're thrilled that you chose to pursue your education at La Roche.

2019 Schedule of Events

Programs in bold are mandatory.

Friday, Aug. 23
8 a.m. - noonResident Student Check-InKerr Fitness & Sports Center
9 a.m.Campus Offices Open 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m Commuter Student Check-In Campus Center Square
11:30 a.m.Lunch  Campus Center Square
2 p.mAcademic ConvocationKerr Fitness & Sports Center
3 p.m.Orientation 101Kerr Fitness & Sports Center
4:30 p.m.Resident Meetings
Commuter Meeting
Res. Hall Locations
Ryan Room
5:30 p.m.Cookout Bold Thruway
7 p.m.Campus Selfie TourDepart from Wright Library
8 p.m.Orientation Madness.
Class of 2023 Photo
Kerr Fitness & Sports Center
10 p.m.Live Music!CC Courtyard
Saturday, Aug. 24
9 a.mBreakfastCantellops Dining Hall
10 a.m.How to Succeed at LRU
Diversity & Inclusion
Student Success
First Year Success
Zappala Campus Center Sq.
Zappala Campus Center Sq.
Ryan Room
11:30 a.m.Meet with Your Orientation Group
Cantellops Dining Hall
Cantellops Dining Hall
12:30 p.m.Campus SafetyZappala Campus Center Sq.
2 p.m.Counseling Health Services
Got Consent
Marking Smart Discussions

Zappala Campus Center Sq.
4:30 p.m.Dinner with Your MajorCantellops Dining Hall
9 p.m.Gateway Clipper CruiseDepart from Wright Library
Sunday, Aug. 25
9 a.m.Service Project     Depart from Library
10 a.m.Yoga on Bold LawnBold Lawn
11:30 a.m.BrunchCantellops Dining Hall
12:30 p.m.Involvement & LeadershipZappala Campus Center Sq.
1:30p.m.Mission and MinistryZappala Campus Center Sq.
 2 p.m.Mass of the Holy SpiritMotherhouse
4 p.m.

Cantellops Dining Hall
8 p.m.Bonfire
Sponsored by SGA 
Practice Field
Monday, Aug. 26
7:30 - 10 a.m.Continental BreakfastCC Hallway
11 a.m.Cookout on Bold LawnBold Lawn
8 p.m.Movie on the LawnBold Lawn 
Tuesday, Aug. 27
11:00 a.m.     Accessibility and ComplianceCampus Center Square
5 p.m.Student Government Association MeetingRyan Room
6:30 p.m.Therapy Dogs (Spon. By Mission & Ministry)Campus Center Square
7:30 p.m.ZumbaKerr Fitness & Sports Center
8 p.m.Comedian: Scott MillerZappala Campus Center Sq.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
11:00 a.m.     SASSCampus Center Square
4 p.m.Ice Cream SocialBold Lawn
7 p.m.YogaKerr Fitness & Sports Center
8 p.m.Casino NightZappala Campus Center Sq.
Thursday, Aug. 29
10 a.m.Counseling & Health ServicesCampus Center Hallway
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.Work Study Job FairZappala Campus Center Sq.
7 p.m.Mocktails & KaraokeBold Union Room
Friday, Aug. 30
10 a.m.Shopping ShuttleDepart from Wright Library
1 p.m.Heinz History CenterDepart from Wright Library
8 p.m.Bold Union LiveBold Union Room
Saturday, Aug. 31
10 a.m.Shopping ShuttleDepart from Wright Library
1 p.m.*Mystery TripDepart from Wright Library
6 p.m.*Pitt Football vs. VirginiaHeinz Field
Sunday, Sept. 1
1 p.m.                      *Tour of Pittsburgh                                    Depart from Wright Library
Monday, Sept. 2
11 a.m.*Kayaking in North ParkDepart from Wright Library

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For More Information

Contact Assistant Director of Student Development at jeffrey.dailely@laroche.edu or 412-536-1045.

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