Weekend of Welcome


我们的教师, 工作人员, and students are excited to welcome first year and transfer students to Saint Mary's College as our newest Gaels!

Weekend of Welcome 2024 will take place August 22-25.  Fall classes begin on Monday, August 26.

The schedule for 2024 is still being developed but 你 can check out the 2023 Weekend of Welcome schedule below for an idea of what to expect. More information will be shared with new students and their families as it become available.


Weekend of Welcome Schedule of 事件

9am-1pm - First Year Student Move-In, Residence Halls

  • Last Name A-L:  9am-11am
  • Last Name M-Z:  11am-1pm

12pm - Black Student & Family Welcome Reception, presented by the Black 领导 Coalition, Intercultural Center

1pm-3pm - Relax & Unwind, Ferroggiaro Quad

3-4:30pm - 学生生活 Meet & Greet, 1928 Pub and Dryden Hall

4pm - Men's 足球 v. Detroit Mercy, SMC Stadium

4:45pm - Welcome Blessing Hosted by the 任务 & Ministry Center, De La Salle Lawn

5-7pm - Farewell BBQ, Chapel Lawn

7pm - Meet Your Weekend of Welcome Leader

8pm - First Year Welcome Event, Soda Center

9m - Late Night, Oliver Hall

8:30-9:45am - Breakfast with 你r WoW Group, Oliver Hall

10-11:30am - First Hall Meeting and Roommate Agreements, Various Locations*

11:30am-12:45pm - Lunch, Oliver Hall

1pm - 新学生 Convocation, Soda Center

2pm - First Year Advising Cohort Meeting, Various Classrooms*

下午3:30 -是的! 是的! 是的! with Jeff Bucholz, Soda Center

5-7:30pm - Dinner Available, Oliver Hall

8pm - Residence Hall Association (RHA) Soiree, Ferroggiaro Quad

*Check 你r specific information located on 你r residence hall door


7:30-10am - Brunch Available, Oliver Hall

9am-12pm - Transfer Student Move-In, Residence Halls

10am - Meet with 你r WoW Group, Various Locations

12pm - Transfer Student Welcome, De La Salle Lawn

12:30-2pm - Lunch Available, Oliver Hall

1-4pm - Campus Recreation Pool Party, Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center

4:30pm - Paint the SMC, Meet on De La Salle Lawn

5-7pm - Dinner Available, Oliver Hall

8pm - WoW Carnival, De La Salle Lawn



9-1:30pm - Brunch Available, Oliver Hall

10am-5pm - Bay Area Trips, Sign Up for these throughout WoW

10am-2pm - Adventure SMC

12:30-2pm - Lunch Available, Oliver Hall

1pm - Men's 足球 v. Utah Tech, SMC Stadium

5-7pm - Welcome Back BBQ, De La Salle Lawn





Weekend of Welcome

Your guides for Weekend of Welcome are Student Leaders (WoWies), who will answer 你r questions, give advice and show 你 around!

After move-in day, 你, as a new student, get to take part in Weekend of Welcome—你'll participate in activities that focus on coursework, programs that complement the curriculum, and activities that will help 你 get acquainted with 你r new home. 

应用 to be a WoWie