August Orientation & Check- In
We are excited you are Ursinus-bound for fall 2023! Whether you are coming to Ursinus as a first-year student or a transfer student, New Student Orientation will ensure that your transition to Ursinus is smooth and enjoyable.
August Orientation begins on Thursday, August 24 and runs until the beginning of fall classes on Monday, August 28.
Unlocking the Power of Community: Connect and Grow
2023 New Student Orientation Schedule (Web Version)
Get ready to kick off your Ursinus Experience! Every year, our new students and their families are greeted by a crew of cheering students & staff at the Floy Lewis Bakes Field House. After checking in, our families are then directed to their new home to unpack. Pull up to your residence hall, and you will be greeted by our very own Ursinus Bears football team, who will help you move in quicker than you can say “Go Bears!”
On Friday morning of orientation, faculty and staff welcome new students to the Ursinus community during Convocation under a grand tent on the Berman Lawn. It is the formal opening of the academic year. Following the ceremony, faculty, staff and students line up in a “gauntlet” to welcome and cheer on the newest class of Bears. The same type of formation takes place four years later as the class exits commencement and passes through a gauntlet formed by faculty.
Be the Change Day of Service
Be the Change is an annual tradition for all our new students, which will take place during Orientation on Saturday. Be the Change comes from the Gandhi quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” which inspires us to put our values into action through service. This is a great opportunity for you to get to know the community around Collegeville, while meeting more of the students who will grow with you over the next four years. Students get choose from over 7 locations.