Orientation Schedule

New Student Orientation Schedule (2017)

NOTE: 2018 Orientation Schedule is under development. We will notify all new students when it becomes available.

Time Session Location
8:00am - 2:00pm Residential Student Move-In North and South Halls
8:30am - 5:00pm  Student Financial Services Open   117 Hubbard Hall 
8:30am - 5:00pm  Campus Safety Open

*This is where you can obtain your official UC Student ID and register your vehicle to park on campus.
Strebel Student Center 
10:30am - 11:00am  Meeting for Students with Disabilities   Newman Center 
11:00am - 1:00pm  Utica Resource Fair

*Your one-stop-shop for UC Resources and Local Utica Vendors and Services!
Utica Tent 
11:00am - 2:00pm  Commuter Student Check-In   Cynkus Family Welcome Center 
11:00am - 2:00pm  New Students and Families BBQ  

*For Residential Students, Commuter Students, Parents, Families, Faculty & Staff
Strebel Student Center Back Lawn 
2:00pm - 3:00pm  Meetings by Major

*It is crucial that you plan to attend this important session. You’ll get the opportunity to meet the faculty in your chosen major & hear about your academic path to Graduation!
Various Locations 
3:30pm - 4:30pm  Convocation Ceremony

*This UC tradition is a must-see! All New Students attend and are officially welcomed to Utica College.
Harold T. Clark Gymnasium
4:30pm - 5:15pm  Class of 2021 Photo & Family Farewell

*After your Class Photo, it’s time to say goodbye to Parents and Families so the fun can begin!
Residential Quad 
5:30pm - 6:30pm  Becoming Part of the UC Community  Various Locations- Follow your OM’s! 
6:00pm Utica College Parent Dinner

NOTE: THIS event is for Parents/Families only.

Please register for this event online →
DoubleTree by Hilton
Hotel Utica Grand Ballroom:
102 Lafayette St., Utica, NY
6:30pm - 7:30pm  Pioneer Pride

*UC spirit is like no other! This is where you’ll learn the chants and cheers for the UC Pioneers! Then let loose and show off your talents for your classmates! 
Gaetano Stadium
9:00pm - 10:00pm  Mentalist Robert Channing

*As seen on America’s Got Talent, Robert Channing will wow you with his amazing mind reading and tricks!
Harold T. Clark Gymnasium 
10:00pm - 11:00pm  Sundae Bar Strebel Student Center Lounge 
10:00pm - 12:00am  OM and RA Late Night Programming   North and South Hall 
8:00am - 9:00am  Breakfast   Strebel Dining Commons 
9:30am - 11:30am  PLAYFAIR

*The building blocks of your 2021 Community! This series of activities and games gets you moving and making connections with your classmates! This event is outside, so dress cool and make sure to bring your NSO water bottle!
Strebel Student Center Back Lawn 
11:45am - 12:45pm  Lunch  Strebel Dining Commons 
1:00pm - 6:00pm  UC Info Sessions Rotation

*Hear from important offices about how to be successful and become involved at UC, ask questions to current students, and see our Orientation favorite- Transitions.
Various- Follow your OM’s! 
6:00pm - 8:00pm  Dinner Available   Strebel Dining Commons 
6:00pm - 9:00pm  New Student Block Party!

*Utica Food Trucks, Ice Cream, Games, Live Music, Activities and Much More!
Strebel Student Center Back Lawn 
9:00pm - 11:00pm  Dance Under the Stars  Duffy Plaza 
8:00am - 10:00am  Breakfast   Strebel Dining Commons 
10:00am - 11:00am  Major Ice Breakers

*Get to know fellow students in your Major!
Residential Quad 
11:00am - 12:00pm  Beers, Booze and Books (Groups 1-5) 

*A Sober Look at Higher Education with Jim Matthews​- includes a book giveaway & signing!
Strebel Student Center Auditorium 
11:00am - 12:00pm  Classroom Tours with OM’s (Groups 6-11)

*Not sure where your classes are? No worries! The OM’s will walk you through your schedule and show you around!
Academic Buildings
12:00pm - 1:00pm  Lunch   Strebel Dining Commons 
1:00pm - 2:00pm  Beers, Booze and Books (Groups 6-11) 

*A Sober Look at Higher Education with Jim Matthews​- includes a book giveaway & signing!
Strebel Student Center Auditorium 
1:00pm - 2:00pm  Classroom Tours with OM’s (Groups 1-5)  Academic Buildings 
2:30pm - 3:30pm  Clark City Center Tour

Taking Business classes downtown or just want to check out our new awesome facility? Hop on the bus and attend the Open House!
Bus Leaves from Strebel Student Center
3:30pm and/or 5:00pm  Bus Trip to Target

*Pick-up last minute supplies with a free ride to our local shopping mall. You will get 1 hour in the store before the bus heads back to campus. 
Bus Leaves from Strebel Student Center 
5:00pm - 8:00pm   Dinner  Strebel Dining Commons
Note: This schedule is subject to change. You will receive an official New Student Orientation schedule and Campus Map at Check-In.



Lauryn Davis
Assistant Director of New Student Programs
Office of Student Success
122 White Hall

(315) 223-2598
(315) 792.3840 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502