By Eric Wignall

New, first-time, freshmen students are being invited to come to campus to learn about the college in New Student Orientations. They will get information, meet each other,  and finish up any last details they need to register or sort out housing. Below is the schedule for these students for both Orientations, July 17 and Aug. 21.

All new students at Ancilla College are required to attend a new student orientation. There are two: An early orientation this Friday, July 17 (primarily for athletes and students who can easily drive to campus) and a second, larger orientation Aug. 21.

Please RSVP online here so we know how many students and guests are coming for lunch.

Ancilla College New Student Orientation!!


July 17 Orientation schedule:

9:00 am                Check-In/Light Refreshments
10:00 am              Welcome to Ancilla
10:30 am              Panel

  • The Mission of Ancilla College
  • Academic advising and on-campus resources
  • Food, books and campus basics
  • Financial Aid
  • Housing (on and off campus tips)

11:00 am              Students: Empower (online system @ Ancilla) and Family Educational Records & Privacy Act (FERPA)


11:00 am              Parents:  FERPA discussion

11:30 am              Campus Tours

12:15 pm              Lunch

1:00 pm                Prize drawing/Evaluations/One-on-one Meetings with staff (if needed)

Students needing to schedule courses, have an ID made, or pick up a parking permit will have time to do this throughout the day.


 August 21-24 Welcome Weekend

At the start to every year, a fun and informative Welcome Weekend gives new residence hall and commuter students the chance to say their last goodbyes to parents and become informed what the College, the campus and everything in their new Ancilla life is all about. Once students have moved into their residence hall room or off-campus accommodations, they can enjoy all of the Welcome Weekend fun.

Events start on Friday, August 21st—the first day that on-campus students can move into their new residence hall—and continue until Monday, August 24th when classes begin. These fun activities range from social events such as taking in a South Bend Cubs game, a dance, community service, and closes with surprise guests for on-campus students in the residence hall on Monday evening! Take part in the fun and supportive activities, services and programs to find your place, make friends, and learn to live the Ancilla Spirit!