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The Orientation Experience

Orientation helps you to learn more about La Roche, make friends, and meet faculty and staff. This Orientation Weekend is for all new 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 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. 

Orientation Survival Guide 2021

2021 Fall Orientation Schedule

Friday, Aug. 20

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.     Resident Student Check-InCommuter Parking Lot
9 a.m.University Offices OpenCampus Wide
11 a.m.International Student MeetingRyan Room
11:30 a.m.LunchCantellops Dining Hall
1:30 p.m.New Student Orientation Check-InCampus Center Square
2 p.m.Orientation 101Campus Center Square
2:30 p.m.Resident Student MeetingsCampus Center Square
 Commuter Student MeetingRyan Room
 Parent MeetingCantellops Dining Hall
3:15 p.m.Academic ConvocationCampus Center Square
4:30 p.m.Mass of the Holy SpiritMagdalen Chapel
5:30 p.m.CookoutBold Lawn
7 p.m.Campus TourMeet outside Wright Library
8 p.m.Live MusicBold Lawn
 * Parents are welcome to stay through the cookout

Saturday, Aug. 21

9 a.m.BreakfastCantellops Dining Hall
10 a.m.Counseling Health ServicesCampus Center Square
Got Consent?
Making Smart Decisions 
11:30 a.m.LunchCantellops Dining Hall
12:30 p.m.How to Succeed at LRUCampus Center Square
Diversity & Inclusion
First-Year Experience 
3 p.m.Redhawk Rally Campus Center Square
4:30 p.m.     Dinner with Your Engagement GroupCantellops Dining Hall
6:30 p.m.     Floor Meeting (Resident Students)Various Halls
8:30 p.m.Gateway Clipper CruiseDepart From Wright Library

Sunday, Aug. 22

9 a.m.Service ProjectMeet Outside of the Wright Library
9:30 a.m.MassMagdalen Chapel
10 a.m.Yoga on the Bold LawnBold Lawn
11:30 a.m.BrunchCantellops Dining Hall
1 p.m.Walking Tour of Downtown Pittsburgh Meet Outside the Wright Library
3 p.m.Carnival / Mini Activities FairFaculty Parking Lot
4 p.m.DinnerCantellops Dining Hall
7 p.m.Bonfire (Sponsored by SGA)Practice Field

Welcome Week 

Monday, Aug. 23: First Day of Classes
7:30 a.m.Continental BreakfastCampus Center Hallway
11 a.m.Cookout on Bold LawnBold Lawn
8 p.m.Drive-In MovieBold Lawn
Tuesday,  Aug. 24
5 p.m.Student Government Association MeetingRyan Room
7 p.m.Hypnotist: Jason ChristopherCampus Center Square
Wednesday, Aug. 25
11 a.m.Mini Activities FairCampus Center Square
4 p.m.Ice Cream Social (Sponsored by LAF)Bold Lawn
8 p.m.Casino NightCampus Center Square
Thursday, Aug. 26
11 a.m.Work-Study Job FairCampus Center Square
7 p.m.BINGOCampus Center Square
Friday, Aug. 27
10 a.m.Shopping Shuttle Sign up in Student Development
1 p.m.Heinz History Center Trip*Depart in front of Wright Library
6 p.m.Pittsburgh Pirates Game*Depart in front of Wright Library
Saturday, Aug. 28
10 a.m.Shopping ShuttleDepart in front of Wright Library
 Kennywood Trip*Depart in front of Wright Library
Sunday, Aug. 29
11 a.m.Pittsburgh Zoo Trip*Depart in front of Wright Library

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

This schedule is subject to change. For updates please contact the Center for Student Development at
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