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
9 a.m. - 4 p.mCollege Offices Open 
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.Resident Student Check-InKerr Fitness & Sports Center
11 a.m. - 12 p.mCommuter Student Check-InKerr Fitness & Sports Center
11:30 a.m.Lunch with President IntrocasoZappala College Center
2 p.mAcademic ConvocationKerr Fitness & Sports Center
3 p.m.Orientation 101Kerr Fitness & Sports Center
4 p.m.Resident Meetings
Commuter Meeting
Res. Hall Locations
Ryan Room
5 p.m.Cookout & 50 First FriendsBold Thruway
6:30 p.m.Campus Selfie TourLa Roche Campus
8 p.m.Orientation Madness.
Class of 2022 Photo
Kerr Fitness & Sports Center
10 p.m.Bold Union Live!Bold Union 
Saturday, Aug. 24
9 a.mBreakfastCantellops Dining Hall
10 a.m.How to Succeed at LRC
Focus on the First Year
Student Success
Zappala College Center Sq.
Zappala College Center Sq.
Palumbo Science Center, 101
11:30 a.m.Meet with Your Orientation Group
Cantellops Dining Hall
Cantellops Dining Hall
12:30 p.m.Campus SafetyZappala College Center Sq.
1 p.m.Counseling Health Services
PAAR Session
Alcohol Awareness
Zappala College Center Sq.
Palumbo Science Center, 101
Ryan Room
3 p.m.Diversity & InclusionZappala College Center Sq.
5 p.m.Dinner with Your MajorCantellops Dining Hall
9 p.m.Gateway Clipper CruiseDepart from Wright Library
Sunday, Aug. 25
9 a.m.Yoga on Bold LawnBold Lawn
11:30 a.m.BrunchCantellops Dining Hall
12:30 p.mInvolvement & LeadershipZappala College Center Sq.
1:30 p.m.Mission & MinistryZappala College Center Sq.
2 p.m.Mass of the Holy SpiritMotherhouse
4 p.m.DinnerCantellops Dining Hall
5:30 p.m.Four Chord Music FestivalDepart from Wright Library
8 p.m.Campfire S’mores
Sponsored by SGA 
Court Yard
Monday, Aug. 26
7:30 - 10 a.m.Continental BreakfastCC Hallway
8 a.m.First Day of Classes 
11 a.m.Cookout on Bold LawnBold Lawn
5 p.m.Student Government MeetingPalumbo Science Center, 101
8 p.m.Casino NightZappala College Center
Tuesday, Aug. 27
4:30 p.m.LAF MeetingStudent Development
7:30 p.m.ZumbaKerr Fitness & Sports Center
8 p.m.HypnotistZappala College Center
Wednesday, Aug. 28
4 p.m.Tie-dye & TacosBold Lawn
7 p.m.YogaKerr Fitness & Sports Center
Thursday, Aug. 29
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.Work Study Job FairZappala College Center Sq.
7 p.m.Mocktails & KaraokeBold Union Room
Friday, Aug. 30
8 p.m.John Rush, the Human iPodBold Union Room
Saturday, Aug. 31
11 a.m.*Pittsburgh Zoo TripDepart from Wright Library
Monday, Sept. 1
11 a.m.*Kayaking in North ParkDepart from Wright Library

*Sign up in Student Development to purchase tickets for events.

For More Information

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

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