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.
Wednesday, August 21: Transfer Orientation
Transfer Orientation 1pm-5pm
This program is designed specifically for transfer students who want basic information in a brief, informal setting. This afternoon filled with information sessions, social activities, and opportunities to meet faculty, staff, and fellow classmates.
Transfer Students are welcome to attend this abbreviated orientation, the full new student orientation weekend, or both!
Thursday, August 22: Residential Students & Guests
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.
|Potter Hall 3rd Floor||9:00 a.m.|
|Potter Hall 1st Floor||9:30 a.m.|
|Potter Hall 2st Floor||10:00 a.m.|
|Mouton Hall 3rd Floor||10:30 a.m.|
|Mouton Hall 1st & 2nd Floors||11:00 a.m.|
|Saints Hall 2nd Floor||12:00 p.m.|
|Saints Hall 1st Floor||12:30 p.m.|
|Saints Hall 4th Floor||1:00 p.m.|
|Saints Hall 3rd Floor||1:30 p.m.|
Dinner Around St. Louis 5pm-7:30pm
Grab a bite to eat at a variety of local restaurants providing discounts for new Maryville students and their guests!
Floor Meetings & Welcome Activities for Residents 7:30pm
Meet your RA and fellow hall mates in your living area for introductions and a meeting. Then ahead join us for fun and food you can’t miss!
Friday, August 23: All Students & Guests
Parent Orientation 9am-5pm
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.
Student Team Meetings & Events 9am-1pm
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!
Academic Welcome Lunches 1pm-2pm
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.
Convening of the Class & “M” Photo of all new students 2pm-3pm
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!
President’s Parent Reception 3pm-5pm
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 Dinner & Programs in the Evening 5:30pm-10pm
Join us for fun events after dinner sponsored by student organizations!
Saturday, August 24: Students Only
Maryville 101 Sessions 10am-12pm
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!
USEM introduction to StepUP! 2pm-4pm
The StepUP! program addresses many topics that first-year students may face, or have already faced, and provides information about numerous resources on campus. Come watch this presentation and then chat with your University Seminar class!
Pep Rally and Dinner at the President’s Backyard 4pm-7pm
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 7pm
More exciting events for you to experiences along with spiritual services and meditation.
Sunday, August 25: Students Only
Finding Your Classes & Get Connected Digitally to Campus 10:30am-12pm
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 1:30pm-2:30pm
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 2:30pm
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