New Student Orientation

Welcome to Ancilla College!

All new students at Ancilla College are required to attend a New Student Orientation where you'll learn about campus resources, advising, housing, and get started with the most current information!

We’re so happy you chose to Join the Charge! Our faculty and staff are looking forward to meeting you on campus for orientation.


  • RSVP with the form below.
  • Apply for housing at
  • Register for classes.
  • Take the All Charged Up Challenge: Photograph yourself with any Ancilla gear and post to @ancillacollege to be entered to win a prize!

NOTE: Please sign up for one of the orientations below. August 4th  , and August 18th


New Student Orientation RSVP
  • Orientations begin at Noon but you can take College Placement tests at Ancilla beginning at 9 am each of these days (if needed).
  • Your best contact number (cell or home)
  • The email you are still using and reading most often
  • This provides us with an accurate count for food and planning purposes.

New Student Orientation!

New Student Orientation covers Campus Resources, Advising, Students Support Services, Campus Life & Activities, Financial Aid, Semester Billing, Housing, and some open sessions where you’ll meet professors and staff.

Lunch is provided! You’ll also be able to register for classes, get your Ancilla ID and details about moving in to Ancilla’s new residence halls.

We're Glad You're Here

Welcome Weekend!

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

Welcome Weekend events start on Friday, August 18th—the first day that students can move into their new residence hall—and continue until Monday, August 21st when classes begin. These fun activities range from social events such as taking in a South Bend Cubs game, dances, community service projects and closes with surprise guests visiting the residence hall 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!

Here’s a blog post with some additional links and information.