First Days 2018

Welcome Events

Sunday, September 2nd 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.New Resident Student Check-InResidence Areas
 Campus Offices Open: 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.BookstoreCampus Center, 1st Floor
 CSSEEldridge Hall, Top Level
 Financial AidEldridge Hall, Middle Level
 Mail RoomVenable Hall
 Public Safety (for Student IDs)277 Ashland Street
 Student AccountsEldridge Hall, Middle Level
 Student Records OfficeEldridge Hall, Middle Level
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Lunch in the Centennial Room: open for cash salesCampus Center
 Family Welcome TableCampus Center, Marketplace
12:00 noon - 11:00 p.m.Computer Help Desk OpenMurdock Hall, 2nd Floor
2:00 p.m.Orientation Session (Session for students who were unable to attend during the Summer)Murdock Hall, 2nd Floor
4:00 p.m.Families Depart Campus 
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.Resident Student Meetings & Welcome Dinner 

Berkshire Towers & Flagg Townhouses

5:00 - 6:00 pmResident Student Meetings 
 Berkshire TowersIndividual Floors (Murdock Hall tent)
 Flagg TownhousesBowman Hall
6:00 - 7:00 pmDinnerCentennial Room
7:00 - 8:30 pmResident Student Meetings 
 Berkshire TowersIndividual Floors (Murdock Hall tent)
 Flagg TownhousesBowman Hall
9:15 pmMeet to Go to PlayFair 

Hoosac Hall

5:15 - 6:45 pmResident Student MeetingsIndividual Floors
6:45 - 7:45 pmDinnerCentennial Room
7:45 - 8:45 pmResident Student MeetingsIndividual Floors
9:15 pm

Meet to go to PlayFair

9:30 - 11:00 p.m.PlayFairCampus Center Gym
11:00 p.m.Residence Area ConnectionsResidence Areas

Monday, September 3rd

7:30 - 9:30 amBreakfastCentennial Room
9:00 amCommuter Student      Informational MeetingCampus Center, Sullivan Lounge
10:00 amNew Student WelcomeChurch Street Center
 Dr. James F. Birge, President 
 Dr. Catherine Holbrook, VP, Student Affairs 
10:30 amOur Vision of Success as an MCLA Community!Church Street Center
 Guest Speakers: Kayla Hollins & Dayne Wahl 
12:00 pmPeer Adviser MeetingsMeet your Peer Advisor and learn about how they will help you succeed at MCLA
1:00 pmEngagement LuncheonTaconic Lawn

Help celebrate engagement as we assist you in finding new ways to get involved on campus. In addition to meeting new people and participating in great events, you will also learn about campus resources as you visit various informational tables and gather valuable information that will impact your college career. Engage with at least 8 activities to receive your free First Days T-shirt!

Informational Tables:

Heath ServicesCounseling Services
ePortfoliosTech Help
CSSE: Advising, Academic Support/ Disability Resources, Study Abroad & Career ServicesMulti- Educational Recourse Center
Center for ServiceStudent Government Association
Fitness/Intramural/AthleticsWomen's Center
Identity and Gender Equality CenterPublic Safety
MCLA Social Mediaand More!
4:00 - 6:30 pmDinnerCentennial Room
 Shuttle to Wal-MartLeaving from Hoosac Hall
7:00 pmCommunity Speaker: Diversity UniversityChurch Street Center
8:30 pmPeer Adviser MeetingsChurch Street Center
9:00 - 11:00 pmLate Night Evening Programming: Back to School BINGOAcademic Quad
  Sponsored by SAC (Student Activities Council) 

Tuesday, September 4th

7:00 - 9:30 amBreakfastCampus Center, Sullivan Lounge
10:00 am

Meetings with FYE Course

Bowman Hall & Murdock Hall Classrooms
10:00 amLate Registration for New and Returning StudentsMurdock Hall 218
11:30 amConvocation Line Up BeginsLibrary Lot
12:00 pmMCLA Academic ConvocationCampus Center, Gym
1:00 pmCampus "Country Fair" LunchAcademic Quad
2:00 - 6:00 pmShuttle to Wal - MartLeaving from Hoosac Hall
2:00 - 4:00 pmStudent Athlete Check In MeetingCampus Center Gym
3:15 pmMarch to Victory!Zavattarro Athletic Complex
 Learn what it means to be a trailblazer as we support our Fall Athletes by marching as a group to the Women's Soccer GameMeet on the Taconic Lawn
4:00 pmWomen's Soccer GameZavattarro Athletic Complex
4:30 - 7:30 pmDinnerCampus Center, Centennial Room
7:00 - 8:30 pm Resident Student Meetings: 
 Berkshire TowersMurdock Hall Classrooms
 Hoosac HallIndividual Floors
 Flagg TownhousesBowman Hall Classrooms
7:00 pmWomen's Volleyball GameCampus Center, Gym
8:30 pmCommunity Speaker II: Maximize Your BuzzChurch Street Center, Auditorium
 "Alcohol is not about drinking: it's about who you are."