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Welcome to the Redhawk community! Orientation Weekend helps you learn more about La Roche, make friends and get involved as a new student.

2023 Orientation Schedule

Friday, Aug. 18

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.      Resident Student Check-In Commuter Parking Lot 
11:30 to 1 p.m.Lunch    Cantellops Dining Hall
12:30 to 2 p.m.     Orientation Check-In & Student Services FairArt Gallery & Hallway
2 p.m. Orientation 101
     LRU Connected?
Campus Center Square 
3:15 p.m. Academic Convocation
Parents welcome to stay for Convocation.
Followed by Student Academic Meetings with Faculty
Parent Q&A with Colleen Ruefle, Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students
Motherhouse Chapel
4 to 6 p.m.Student-Only DinnerCantellops Dining Hall
6 p.m.Floor MeetingsResidence Hall Lounge Areas
6 p.m. Commuter Social with SGA RepresentativesRyan Room
7 p.m.Bold Bash - Tye Dye Shirts, Ice Cream, Live MusicOutside Bold Hall
9 p.m."Stranger Things" Watch PartyRyan Room

Saturday, Aug. 19

9 a.m.BreakfastCantellops Dining Hall
10 a.m. Counseling & Health Services Campus Center Square 
PAAR, Got Consent, Making Smart Decisions
Campus Center Square 
11:30 a.m.LunchCantellops Dining Hall
12:30 -1 p.m. "Taking Flight"Campus Center Square 
1 p.m. First-Year SuccessRyan Room
Training with the Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Campus Safety & Security with Public Safety 
4:30 p.m.DinnerCantellops Dining Hall
8 p.m.          Silent Disco Campus Center Square 
10 p.m."Stranger Things" Watch PartyRyan Room

Sunday, Aug. 20

9 a.m.Continental Breakfast 
10:30 a.m. Tour of Pittsburgh by Molly's TrolleysDepart from Wright Library
10:30 a.m.Tour of North ParkDepart from Kerr Fitness & Sports Center
11:30 a.m.BrunchCantellops Dining Hall
12:30 p.m.Crafternoon Sponsored by LRU Craft ClubZappala Campus Center Square
2 p.m.     Mass of the Holy Spirit with Bishop ZubikMagdalen Chapel
4 p.m.DinnerCantellops Dining Hall
7 p.m.Rita's with Residence LifeCantellops Dining Hall

Welcome Week 

Monday, Aug. 21

8 a.m.Commuter Continental BreakfastCampus Center Hallway
11 a.m. Bold BBQ Lunch Sponsored by Xfinity Communities Bold Lawn 
7 p.m.Back to School BingoCampus Center Square

Tuesday,  Aug. 22

10 a.m.Rubber Ducky Prize PoolZappala Fountain
8 p.m.Casino NightCampus Center Square

Wednesday, Aug. 23 

5 p.m.SGA Meet & Greet Waffle BarCampus Center Square
7 p.m.DodgeballKerr Fitness & Sports Center

Thursday, Aug. 24  

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Work-Study Job FairCampus Center Square
7:05 p.m.Pirates Game at PNC Park*Depart from Wright Library at 6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 25  

8 p.m."Ghostbusters" Movie Night & Root-Beer FloatsCampus Cente Square

Saturday, Aug. 26 

1 p.m.Kennywood Trip*Depart from Wright Library at 12 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 27 

1 p.m.Pittsburgh Zoo TripDepart from Wright Library at 12 p.m.

*Sign up in the Center for Student Development to reserve a place or purchase tickets for these events.