Orientation is the time when we celebrate you joining our community! Every incoming undergraduate student attends Orientation as an onboarding to their Edgewood experience. This is just the beginning of making lifelong friends, learning the resources you'll use daily to be a successful student, and understand what it truly means to be an Edgewood Eagle.
The Orientation Leadership Team and the entire Edgewood College community welcomes, supports, and empowers new students and families during this meaningful transition. By providing programs and coordinating strategic services that meet the diverse and individualized needs of incoming students, we promote student success and persistence by offering educational opportunities that build community and facilitate personal growth.
Sunday, August 15 - Tuesday, August 17
August Orientation for first year students will be Sunday, August 15 through Tuesday, August 17.
Transfer Orientation will be on Tuesday, August 17th.
First Year Orientation Schedule at a Glance
Download the full schedule below
Sunday, August 15
|11:00-2:45pm||Orientation & Res Hall Check-in|
|3:00-4:00||Commuter Life 101 (for students living off campus)|
|4:00||Family Farewell (Families & friends depart)|
|4:15||Class Photo & President’s Welcome|
|4:45||Orientation Group Meet-up|
|5:00-6:45||Orientation Group Meetings & Dinner|
|7:00-8:00pm||Floor Meetings (for students living on campus)|
|9:00-11:00pm||Eagles Landing Welcome Party|
Monday, August 16
|9:15||Orientation Group Meet-up|
|9:30-10:20||Round 1: Breakout Sessions|
|10:30-11:20||Round 2: Breakout Sessions|
|11:30-1:20||Group Meetings & Lunch|
|9:00||Outdoor Movie: Godzilla vs Kong|
Tuesday, August 17
|9:15||Meet Orientation Group|
|9:30-10:00||Student Rights and Responsibilities|
|10:15-10:45||Find Your Classrooms|
|9:30-10:00||Find Your Classrooms|
|10:15-10:45||Student Rights and Responsibilities|
|11:00-12:00||Building Just & Compassionate Communities|
|12:00-12:30||Final Group Meeting|
|1:30||Ice Cream Social|
Download the First Flight 2021 guide in the Guidebook App to view a detailed Orientation schedule.
Fall Housing Information
Move-in Day is Sunday, August 15 | 11am - 2pm
Students living on campus will be receiving their housing assignments in mid-July via their Edgewood College email.
Interested in living on campus?
A Letter from Student Inclusion & Involvement
We are so excited that you are joining the Eagle family! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn from and teach you. Edgewood College is truly a community of engaged learners, invested in making positive change in the world. Making the choice to study at Edgewood College is making the choice to connect your learning, beliefs, and actions in order to create a more just and compassionate world. This journey begins with Orientation, develops throughout your college career, and will undoubtedly continue beyond graduation. We can’t wait to meet you soon!
Your Student Inclusion & Involvement Leadership Team
When do I find out information about my housing assignment?
Housing assignments will be emailed to residents at the beginning of July. Still need to fill out your housing application? Click here and sign in!
What will I need for Orientation?
- A water bottle
- Open mind to meet new people and learn more about Edgewood!
I cannot participate in Orientation in person due to concerns around COVID-19. What should I do?
Email email@example.com with your concerns and we will help you get the information you need!
How will Orientation be impacted by COVID-19 protocols?
We follow local, state, and federal public health guidance in creating our protocols. For the most up to date information about Edgewood College's COVID-19 response, please visit our COVID-19 page.
Where do I register for Orientation?
Fill out the First Flight RSVP form to let us know you're coming!
Is Orientation required?
Yes. All incoming students go through Orientation. Many find that this is where they meet their first college friends, learn important tools for success, and feel a stronger connection to the Edgewood College community after having completed First Flight.
Is Orientation for friends and family?
Fall Orientation is intended for incoming students only; however, friends and family are welcome to be on campus to help with Move-in or visit the Welcome Fair on Sunday from 11am-3pm.