Welcome new Bulldogs! New Student Orientation is your best introduction to campus life. It’s where you’ll meet and connect with fellow students, staff and faculty, get acclimated to our campus community, build a course schedule, learn about important resources and opportunities, and get excited for fall semester!
This program is required for all new students, optional for family members. The two-day overnight experience introduces you to residence halls, the dining hall, and navigating your way around campus. Students will stay overnight in the residence hall, while family members can stay in a local hotel.
“Orientation allows our students to connect with faculty, staff, and peers and forge lifetime connections," says Dr. Inge-Lise Ameer, Vice President for Student Affairs. "Beginning their Bryant experience in person will start the process of developing lifelong friendships, mentoring opportunities and their path of how they will contribute to the Bryant community.”
Welcome Week takes place right before the fall semester as a continuation of New Student Orientation. All new first year and transfer students will attend presentations, meet friends, and get prepared to begin classes.
Support will continue virtually through the summer, as well as during Welcome Week prior to the fall semester, to continue the conversations from Orientation and maintain a level of support as you acclimate to life on campus. You will also have the opportunity to engage in events throughout the first semester to address questions that come up, build important skills sets, and make connections through a series of weekly programming.
At Orientation you will:
More information will be available closer to June to guide you and your families through the program.
Welcome Week continues the conversation from New Student Orientation, guiding new students through resources, living on campus, presentations, social gatherings, and other informative sessions and campus traditions.
If you are attending 4MILE, you can find more information here. Attendees for 4MILE will join Welcome Week upon completion of the 4MILE program to meet the rest of Class of 2026.
New transfer students can plan to move in prior to Welcome Week and attend a one-day Transfer Student Orientation September 1, then join Welcome Week with the rest of the new students. Dates will be announced soon.
New Commuter Students can plan on attending a Welcome Program on September 1 prior to Welcome Week - and then join Welcome Week activities after.
Bulldog Beginnings is a programming series designed specifically for new students as they navigate their first semester on campus. Orientation Leaders will host weekly events to help answer questions as they come up, continue to meet other students, and keep learning about resources and opportunities.
Family and Friends Weekend: Save the Date for November 4-6 2022 so families can plan to come back to campus for some festive fall fun. More information will be available over the summer at www.bryant.edu/ffw