We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus on Friday, August 23.

Please make sure that you have completed all the required paperwork that was indicated during this summer’s New Student Orientation, to ensure a smooth Move-In Day experience on campus. All administrative offices will be open until 4:30pm if you need any additional assistance once you arrive.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Campus Life Office at (207) 893-6603.

Fall Move-in Orientation Schedule

8:00–11:00am | Residents check in & move in, Residence Halls

We will have the “BLUE Crew” here to help you move all of your stuff up to your room. Once you have gotten settled, take some time to visit the Alfond Center to take a tour of the facility or head to the lakefront.  Most families will likely spend about 2 hours unpacking.  Thank you for planning accordingly!

10:00 – 11:00am | Commuter Check –In , Baggot St. Café

11:00 – 12:00pm | Family Welcome Mass, Alfond Center Lawn

The Mercy Center and Saint Joseph’s College welcomes new students and their families to our community. We do this in a spirit of faith at the annual Welcome Mass.  This special Mass continues to commemorate the opening of a new academic year.  All students, families, staff, and faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend!

11:30–1:00pm | Lunch, Pearson’s Café

(Lunch is $10  for all non-students)

1:00pm | Welcome, Class of 2023! Alfond Center Lawn

Join us in an opening prayer and welcome as the Class of 2023 begins its journey at Saint Joseph’s College.

1:30pm | All Students: 2023 Class Picture, Athletic Turf Field

1:45–3:45pm | The PLAYFAIR Experience! Mercy Lawn

The experience of a lifetime and a great opportunity to meet everyone in the Class of 2023!


This concludes the family portion of the program. Please take time to say your goodbye’s to your student.  Please visit our Campus Store or any of the offices on-campus before departing. We look forward to seeing you at Family Weekend on October 4-6, 2019.

4:00-5:30pm | All Resident Students Residence Life Meeting, Alfond Center Tent

5:30–7:00pm | Dinner with Blue, Pearson’s Café

Nearly 1/3 of the Class of 2023 are student-athletes at Saint Joseph’s College.  Members of the Athletics department will introduce you to the best ways to support our teams….and our mascot, Blue, will be there, too!

8:00pm | First Night Block Party, Clark’s Court

Sponsored by Student Government

8:00 – 9:45am | Breakfast with Campus Rec, Alfond Center

Start your day off right with a healthy breakfast with Campus Recreation staff. The morning is filled with opportunities to get involved and learn about ways to stay active and healthy during your college career. Come visit the staff to get more information about available programs, fitness classes, hours of operation and job opportunities.

9:45am | ALL STUDENTS meet in the Alfond Center to begin your day!

10:00 – 11:00am  | Academic Life Sessions

St. Joe’s Residents & Transfer Students, Alfond Center Lawn
O’Connor & Standish Residents, Auditorium, Alfond Hall
Commuter Students, Auditorium, Alfond Hall

Academic Life Sessions will provide you with the additional information and resources needed to find academic success at SJC. Topics covered during the breakout sessions include: academic strategies for success, academic policies and procedures, faculty advising, community-based learning, career development and other academic support services.

11:00am–12:15pm | Campus Life at Saint Joseph’s College

St. Joe’s Residents & Transfer Students, Auditorium, Alfond Hall
Standish and O’Connor Residents, Alfond Center Lawn
Commuter Students, Alfond Center Lawn

Information about living on campus presented from Residence Life, Counseling Center, Americorps, Campus Safety, Health & Wellness Center, Campus Recreation, Mercy Center, Student Activities, and on-campus student employment.

12:15–1:00pm | Lunch,  Pearson’s Café

1:00–2:30pm | College Conversation – This Campus. One Another. Yourself.   Alfond Tent

Saint Joseph’s College is a welcoming, inclusive, and compassionate home for students – and you play a vital role in creating a campus based on respect and care for one another!  This discussion will outline expectations and resources, so you can be academically and personally successful.

2:30-5:00pm | Take a Break!

It’s been a long weekend already!  Take this time to finish setting up your room, hit the beach for a swim, or just take a nap.

5:00–7:00pm | Dinner with Pearson’s & our College mascot, Blue!  Pearson’s Café

7:00 – 9:00pm | Open Recreation @ the Alfond Center, Alfond Center

After a long day, do not forget to take some time for yourself. Come down to the Alfond Center to get a work out in, go for a run or shoot some hoops. The Alfond Center will be open late for your enjoyment.

9:00pm – 12:00am | Escape Rooms Event, Heffernan Lounge

10:00am–1:00pm | Brunch, Pearson’s Café

10:00 – 4:00pm | Campus Store OPEN, 2nd Floor, Heffernan

12:00pm | Baggot Street Café OPEN

5:00–6:30pm | Dinner, Pearson’s Café

7:00pm | Sunday Mass, Healy Chapel

All are invited to begin the new academic year in thanks for what we’ve received and to pray for our needs in the semester ahead.

8:00pm | Ice Cream Social, Mercy Center

Come visit your Mercy Center, on the second floor of the Heffernan building, to get in on the ground floor of great opportunities like service trips, jobs, scholarships, and ways to get involved.