New Student

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation: Spring 2015

Welcome Gray Wolves! We are excited to have you become a part of the Lourdes community. Two orientation programs will be offered in the spring to help welcome new students. Please find the programs below that will take place in August. Formal invitations will be sent prior to classes beginning in August. We look forward to meeting you.

New Student Orientation for First Year Students

First Year Student Orientation is an on campus orientation for students starting at Lourdes University. Students enrolled in the First Year Experience course are required to participate in this orientation. The orientation details different departments, activities on campus, important dates and more!

Save the date for a fun-filled orientation: January 10, 2015

Orientation Schedule

Day 1—Thursday, August 21

  • 9:00: Residential Check In at The Lourdes Commons
  • 1:15: All Student Check In at The Franciscan Center
  • 2:00: Convocation at The Franciscan Center
  • 3:00: Farewell Reception at The Franciscan Center
  • 4:30: Orientation Team Kick Off at The Franciscan Center
  • 5:30: Dinner at The Franciscan Center
  • 6:30: Residential & Commuter, Student Meetings at The Lourdes Commons: Residence Halls or Outdoor Courts
  • 7:00: Welcome Party (Sponsored by Res Life) at The Den at Lourdes Commons

Day 2—Friday, August 22

  • 8:00: Breakfast at The Grille
  • 9:00: Rotation 1: College Student Inventory, Technology, Speed Networking at various campus locations
  • 10:45: Break
  • 11:05: Rotation 2: Title IX, Campus Safety & Community Standards, Lunch, A Walk in Our Shoes at various campus locations and The Grille
  • 1:30: Break
  • 1:45: CloseUp Theatre Troupe at The Franciscan Center
  • 5:00: Dinner and Book Discussion at Faculty and Staff Homes
  • 7:30: Reflection at The Franciscan Center
  • 8:00: Speaker Matt Glowacki at The Franciscan Center

Day 3—Saturday, August 23

  • 8:00: Breakfast at The Grille
  • 9:00: Academic Expectations at various campus locations
  • 10:30: Bag Lunch on Bus at The Grille
  • 11:15: Depart for Camp! at Camp Michindoh

Day 4—Sunday, August 24

  • 10:30: Mass at The Queen of Peace Chapel
  • 11:30: Brunch at The Grille
  • 1:00: Athletic Physicals, check with your coach
  • 8:00: Comedian Arvin Mitchell at The Franciscan Center

Parents and families, do you need a place to stay as you move your student to campus? Check out these block rates for hotel rooms:

Gray Wolf Connections

Gray Wolf Connections is an online orientation for students who are transferring to Lourdes with over 19 credit hours from another institution or who are 24 years of age or older. Students are able to participate in an online orientation at their convenience, which details different departments, activities on campus, important dates and more! Login information will be sent via mail prior to classes beginning in August. Bring the certificate of completion to the Ebeid Student Center for a welcome packet.


Have questions? Contact the Office of Student Activities at

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Graduate Orientation