2019 Orientation Schedule
The Saints Nation team is made up of current students who are looking forward to welcoming you to Maryville. Saints Nation is led by our five coordinators, Kirby Cooper, Katherine Pickerill, Emma Bible, Trinity Brooks, and Tariq Harris who will be working all summer to ensure that orientation is a blast!
We are excited to have you on campus for Orientation in August! You will receive an email this summer to confirm your guests for Orientation 2019.
Below is an overview of 2019 Orientation highlights. A more detailed scheduled to come.
Thursday, August 24: Residential Students & Guests
Donius University Center
Breakfast or Lunch Provided – depending on move in time
Residence Hall Check-in & Move-in
Welcome home! Spend some time moving in and setting up your new home. Breakfast is provided for students and guests for morning move-in. Lunch is provided for students and guests for afternoon move-in.
Floor Meetings & Welcome Activities for Residents
Meet your RA and fellow hall mates in your living area for introductions and a meeting. Then head join us for fun and food you can’t miss!
Residential Parent Orientation
Parents and guests of new residential students are invited to participate in Residential Parent Orientation.
Friday, August 25: All Students & Guests
Gander Dining Hall
Breakfast Available (Optional)
Academic Welcome Lunches
Meet the Dean and some of the faculty in your discipline. These sessions are also designed to help you meet fellow classmates and learn more about your program.
Parent Orientation Sessions
Parents and guests of new students are invited to participate in Parent Orientation. This program helps parents and guests prepare for their student to attend Maryville University. You will meet faculty and staff, and learn about the programs and services provided by the University. There will be plenty of time for your questions to be answered.
Convening of the Class & “M” Photo of all new students
Let’s kick off Orientation 2019! Faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and administration will come together to officially welcome you to the Maryville University community. You will experience your first of many Maryville traditions, such as the ringing of the Maryville Bell, which is only rung twice a year: once at the Convening of the Class, and again at Commencement!
Student Team Meetings & Events
Students will have an opportunity to meet your orientation leaders and fellow peers. Students will have many events throughout the day to help you become more familiar with Maryville!
President’s Parent Reception
After the good-byes, please come and join us for a frosty beverage and a sweet treat! You will have the opportunity to meet President Mark Lombardi, along with other new parents and members of the Maryville University administration.
Student Programs in the Evening
Join us for fun events after dinner sponsored by student organizations!
Saturday, August 26: Students Only
Each year the Saints Nation Team puts on a play that is sure to entertain you! The play addresses many topics that first-year students may face, or have already faced, and provides information about numerous resources on campus. Come watch your Orientation Leaders perform a spectacular show!
Student Team Meetings & Events
Students will have many more events throughout Saturday to help you become more familiar with Maryville!
Since we don’t want to see you wandering around lost, this interactive student activity will introduce you to important people and resources on campus. Be ready to show your spirit and remember: WE WEAR RED!
Dinner at President’s House
Have you ever wondered who lives in the house next to campus on Conway Road?
Dr. Mark Lombardi lives there and has been getting his backyard in shape for the picnic! He promises a great meal and is looking forward to meeting you! The President’s Advisory Council and all of your Deans will be there to serve you dinner!
Evening Programming & Optional Spiritual Services
More exciting events for you to experiences along with spiritual services and meditation.
Sunday, August 27: Students Only
Finding Your Classes & Meeting Faculty
Bring your class schedule. Saints Nation Leaders in your school will be taking you around the academic buildings to show you where your classrooms and labs are located. You will be with other students in your academic school, so you can meet people you have class with this semester and possibly for the next few years!
Student Q&A Panel
Do you have a burning question that you have wanted to ask all weekend? Now is your chance! The Saints Nation Team will be available to answer ANY questions you have. This is an uncensored session so NO faculty, deans or staff will be present – just you and other students!
University Week of Welcome (UWOW) Kickoff Event
UWOW is a fun-filled week full of events throughout the first week of classes. Come out and have fun with our 2019 Kick-off event!
Local Hotel Rates
If you are in need of a hotel for orientation, you can book a night at the Drury Plaza Hotel by May 31st for the Maryville rate of $107.
Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis Chesterfield
355 Chesterfield Center East
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Reference the Maryville rate code 321329