University Day 2014 — June 13 or 20
Mark your calendar and sign up now! The time for new students to register for one of our University Days is here. University Day gives you an opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty members to adjust your academic schedule, finalize your financial aid, complete all necessary documents (health forms, housing contracts, student work), and learn about various clubs, organizations and extra-curricular activities, such as varsity and intramural athletics, study abroad in Austria, priestly discernment, households, orientation, Commuter Student Association, ROTC, and much more. You will also meet future classmates and friends and begin cultivating those friendships over the summer.
There are two options for incoming students to participate in University Day: Friday, June 13, and Friday, June 20. Students are strongly encouraged to arrive on Thursday for our student social coffeehouse and overnight residence hall stay. Parents and families are invited to participate in our special parent social gathering on Thursday evening and activities on Friday. We look forward to seeing you there!
Frequently Asked Questions Concerning University Days
What is the purpose of University Day?
University Day gives incoming students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty members to adjust or create their schedules, finalize their financial aid, complete all necessary documents, take care of many logistical concerns (e.g., student ID, housing concerns, health forms), and learn more about special opportunities (e.g., athletics, Austria, commuter student association, households). Students especially enjoy meeting future classmates and beginning friendships that can be cultivated over the summer.
Does University Day take the place of Orientation?
No, students will still need to attend all the special events of Orientation. Attending a University Day allows an incoming student to enjoy a more relaxed schedule during orientation.
Should parents attend University Day with their son or daughter?
Parents are welcome to attend any of the Friday sessions with their son or daughter, to tour the campus, visit our bookstore, and to enjoy meeting other parents at the parent social on Thursday evening.
What should I bring to University Day?
Students need only bring their personal items. Linens, blankets, pillows and towels are provided for those staying in the residence hall Thursday night. All those staying overnight in the residence hall must submit the Emergency Medical Release/Liability Release Form. If you are planning to apply for a SWOP job (work-study), then please bring two government-issued ID's (most commonly a driver's license and a Social Security card).
Can I spend an extra night in the residence hall?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a second night in the residence halls due to summer conference attendance. Students will need to be out of the residence halls by 8:00 a.m. on Friday.
If I have to be out of the dorms by 8:00 a.m., what do I do with my luggage?
A room in the J.C. Williams Center will be set aside for luggage storage until 3:00 p.m. Friday. Student workers will direct you to this location in the morning.
What meals are provided?
A continental breakfast and lunch on Friday are provided for students and their registered guests. Thursday dinner is not provided, but the snack shop in the JC Williams Center will be open until 6:00 p.m. Directions to nearby restaurants will be provided at check-in.
Are shuttles available from the airport?
Shuttles to and from the Pittsburgh International Airport are available on Thursday and Friday only. If you are requesting transportation to and from the airport, please be sure we have your flight information. You will be contacted with the specifics concerning where and when to meet the shuttle. Should your flight information change or should you need to cancel, please contact our office immediately so we can notify our shuttle drivers.
What if I have to arrive late to University Day?
Those arriving between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. on Thursday should sign in at the student social. Those arriving after 9:00 p.m. and staying overnight in the residence halls must arrive before 11:00 p.m. Obtain your room number and key from the housing host in the residence hall. Folders, schedules and nametags for late arrivals and those unable to attend the Thursday social will be available at a registration table in the back of the chapel after the morning Mass.
What if I have to leave University Day early?
Should you need to leave University Day before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, please indicate this on your form. However, students who leave the day early may not be able to complete all of the day’s activities. The remaining activities may be completed during Orientation in August.
Will I receive my housing assignment for the fall during University Day?
While at University Day, you will be assigned to a residence hall.