First Days Schedule 2018

Saturday, September 1st


Incoming first year honors students will move into Berkshire Towers a day early and participate in LLC programming Saturday night, a field trip to the Clark on Sunday, and join other first year students on Sunday evening for First Days programming. During the upcoming year, these students will participate in special programming from the Honors Program faculty to create a stronger living and learning first year experience.

Sunday, September 2nd

10 a.m.-4 p.m.              NEW STUDENTS MOVE INTO RESIDENCE HALLS

New students will move into the Berkshire Towers residence hall on Church Street and the Hoosac Hall residence hall on Highland Avenue.

Monday, September 3rd  

9:30 a.m.                      NEW STUDENT WELCOME

MCLA Church Street Center

President James F. Birge will welcome students in the “Your Path to Success” program, which will include an interactive discussion with Vice President of Student Affairs Catherine Holbrook, Vice President of Academic Affairs Emily Williams, and Chief Diversity Officer Christopher MacDonald-Dennis.

1 p.m.                          CAMPUS CONNECTION LUNCHEON

                                    Taconic Lawn

Students will learn new ways to get involved on campus, meet new people and learn about campus resources as they visit informational tables, as well as engage in eight activities to receive their free First Days T-shirt.

Tuesday, September 4th  

7:30- 9:30 a.m.             OPENING BREAKFAST

Centennial Room, Amsler Campus Center

Please join new and returning faculty, staff, administrators, and community representatives for breakfast as we mark the start of the new academic year.      

12-1 p.m.                      CONVOCATION

Amsler Campus Center Gym

Please join us for the formal opening of the year as we welcome new students into the MCLA academic community. This year’s speaker, Jamal Ahamad ’11, graduated from the College with Bachelor of Arts degree in English/communications with a focus on creative writing and a minor in arts management. An English language arts teacher, hip-hop instructor and students support monitor at BART Charter Public School, he also runs his own multimedia business, Ahamad Multimedia, and is a guest faculty member at the Olga Dunn Dance Company & School of Dance in Great Barrington.

Wednesday, September 5th

                                    CLASSES BEGIN

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