ESF Calendar of Events
Sunday, August 19, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Baker Lab First Floor Lobby | Event Website | Get your Orientation packet, Trailhead Meal Card, free gifts, have questions answered, and relax for a bit. Orientation staff will be here to help.
9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Centennial Hall | Members of the ESF Alumni Association Board of Directors will welcome new students and their families as they move into Centennial Hall. Board Members will be passing out snacks & beverages. | Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association
10:30 am - 1:30 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Staff from a variety of key support offices will be available to answer questions and provide an overview of available services for students and families.
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center rooms A, B, and C | Event Website | Take a minute to breathe and enjoy some refreshments. Use this opportunity to meet other new students and families.
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | SU: Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center | Event Website | A special welcome to campus for new students and their families. This session will include general program information and the opportunity to meet key resource people at ESF.
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm | ESF Quad | Event Website | Join your classmates and Orientation Leaders for some icebreakers on the Quad.
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm | Marshall Auditorium, Marshall Hall | Event Website | Hypnotist Spidey will dazzle you with his hypnotic skills and make you laugh with his comedic wit. Join your new friends and classmates for what promises to be a great show!
9:00 am - 9:45 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | Join the Vice Provost and Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Anne Lombard, for an intimate conversation about ESF values and the expectations the College has for you.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Locations various | Event Website | See Guidebook for specific locations. Obtain information specific to your program of study. You must meet with your curriculum coordinator before you can complete your academic registration.
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Baker Lab Computer Clusters Room 309, 310, & 314 | Event Website | Computers are available for you to adjust your schedule as well as purchase textbooks, if needed. Orientation Leaders will be available to help you.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center Concourse | Event Website
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center Concourse | The ESF Alumni Association will welcome all new incoming students with an Ice Cream Social and Pin Ceremony. This is a great tradition that both alumni and students enjoy! | Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association | Contact: ESF Alumni Office, 315-470-6632
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Participate in the largest icebreaker game you will ever play!
8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Moon Library | ONGOING continues through Thursday, August 23, 2018 | Event Website | The Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning describes the culture and expectations of ESF; outlines instructional survival skills and specific teaching-related skills necessary to function effectively as a GA; highlights some of the people and ... Read More | Sponsor: ESF Open Academy | Contact: ESF Open Academy, 315-470-6891
10:00 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | The Division of Student Affairs will discuss the curriculum, course selection process, and academic resources that are available to you on campus.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | During this session we will talk about civility in the classroom through the use of real-life scenarios facilitated by Orientation Leaders and first-year class faculty.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Living in an inclusive and diverse community is one of the most exciting and valuable aspects of college. During this powerful session, you will hear first-person accounts from current students of their initial experiences in, and feelings about, the ESF community.
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Join us as nationally renowned speaker and educator Carlos Ojeda, Jr. discusses the power of our stories and the value diversity brings to our daily work.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Spoken word poetry by local Syracuse artists.
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Come to our lively Orientation dance party.
10:00 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | Come learn about the various ways in which you can enhance your time at ESF by getting involved in student life, internships, study abroad, research, and so much more!
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm | ESF Quad (Rain Location: Gateway Center) | Event Website | Get to know some ESF faculty and learn more about the offerings at ESF.
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | The newly formed Inclusive Excellence Welcome Reception helps create fellowship among students of different underrepresented backgrounds (i.e. Students of Color, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual, Students with Disabilities, and ... Read More
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | ESF Quad (Rain Location: Gateway Center) | Event Website | Grab your sneakers and get ready for some friendly and fun competition.
8:00 am - 9:00 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | Get your Orientation packet, course schedule, free gifts, your trailhead meal card and ID card pick-up, have questions answered, and have breakfast. Various office staff will be here to help. (Transfer student orientation event)
9:00 am - 9:30 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | A special welcome to campus for new students and their families. This session will include general program information and the opportunity to meet key resource people at ESF. (Transfer student orientation event)
9:30 am - 10:00 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | Join the Vice Provost and Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Anne Lombard, for an intimate conversation about ESF values and the expectations the College has for you. (Transfer student orientation event)
9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Various locations, see Guidebook | Event Website | Rotating 45-Minute Sessions on the following 3 topics: A is for Awkward; Alcohol and Other Drugs; and Safety at ESF with University Police. Centennial Hall Floor 1 and Commuters will be in Baker 145, Centennial Hall Floors 2 and 3 will be in Baker 146, and Centennial ...