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New Student Orientation



June/July 2021  – Get On Board to Stay On Track!

All new Albrightians beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, will participate in our summer onboarding virtually during one of four days in June, and one day in July.  Deposited students will be able to schedule their day through the Slate portal beginning May 1st.  The agenda for the day includes meeting your campus connections, assisting with campus logistics, and choosing your fall 2021 classes. Students will also be enrolled in their first canvas class which will offer additional resources, trainings, and opportunities to connect your classmates. Onboarding will be offered on the following days from 10am – 6pm:

Monday, June 14th, Wednesday, June 16th, Tuesday, June 22nd, and Thursday, June 24th and Monday, July 12th

Zoom links for the day will be sent via email.

10am – 10:30am: Welcome & Introductions by President Fetrow and Senior VP of Student and Campus Life, Samantha Wesner

10:30am – 11am: Overview of the schedule, expectations, and canvas instructional with Brian Gall from Digital Learning & Innovation and Katy Mangold from Student Involvement and Leadership

11am – 11:30am: Meet with POP groups 

11:30am – 12pm: Student Success onboarding group meetings 

12pm – 1pm: Lunch break with Albright’s Aramark Staff

1pm – 2pm: Individual Class Registration Guides sessions

2pm – 5pm: Virtual – Department and Student Sessions 

         2 – 2:45pm: Choice of sessions 

         3 – 3:45pm: Choice of sessions 

         4 – 4:45pm: Choice of sessions 

5pm: Open computer lab to schedule classes (if online, will be completed remotely by students) 

Fall 2021 Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend 2021 is for all first-year residential, transfer and commuter students.  You will be assigned a specific time on one of our two move in days that will take place on Wednesday August 11th and Thursday August 12th between 9am – 5pm. Welcome Weekend events will start that Thursday Night and conclude on the evening of Sunday, August 15th.  Guiding you through the weekend is an amazing group of students – your 2021 Steering Committee and POPs (Peer Orientation Person). You’ll get to meet your POP leader over the summer and they’ll begin to prepare you for life on campus.

Office of OSIL & Orientation Mission

The primary goal of the orientation program, run through the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership (OSIL), is to acclimate new students to all aspects of Albright’s campus. The program offers pre-orientation events throughout the summer for new students to begin making connections. Orientation programs introduce new students to available resources that will aid in their transition to college academics, residential living, athletics, and other student involvement initiatives. Post-orientation programs are offered to engage new students in the campus culture. The overall purpose of the orientation program is to inspire confidence so that new students can balance new challenges and successfully adjust to college life.

Student and Campus Life

Student Accounts and Financial Aid

Student and Campus Life


The Albright Experience

Each member of the Albright community (also known as an Albrightian) is a unique individual. Once on campus, that uniqueness continues in the way Albrightians think, learn, live and speak. During Welcome Weekend, members of the senior class presented what it means to be an Albrightian, to actively pursue truth and justice while honoring, nurturing and celebrating human diversity in all its forms, and to live, think and act the Albrightian way.

My Experience at Albright College