#GoldenBearBeginning

We can't possibly cover all the things students need to know to be successful at KU during Orientation. That is why we have additional programming during move-in weekend and throughout the first week of school to help students with this transition. From Club and Activities Fair, Entertainment, Presentations and more, we'll help you get involved on campus and make connections that will make your first year a success!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24 Schedule

    8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - STUDENT MOVE-IN (ALL RESIDENCE HALLS)
    Check your assigned move-in time at www.kutztown.edu/housing


    8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - BEAR ESSENTIALS MARKETPLACE (DMZ)
    Vendors will be on site selling handy items. Campus resources will be available as well!


    9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PARENT HOSPITALITY TENT SOUTH CAMPUS (sponsored by PSECU & KU Alumni Assoc.)


    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - FREEBIES McFARLAND STUDENT UNION (Outside Entrance near Starbucks)
    Free Rita's and free t-shirts to tie-dye!


    12 p.m. - 5 p.m. - ASK THE QUESTION CASA CENTER (DEATRICK HALL)


    5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. (RESIDENT STUDENTS ONLY) ALL HALL MEETINGS


    7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. - (REQUIRED EVENT) NEW STUDENT KICK- OFF EVENT

    O'PAKE FIELD HOUSE


    9 p.m. - KUTZHUNT & GLOW ACTIVITES
    MEET AT DMZ (Grassy Area between the residence halls)

  • Sunday, Aug. 25 Schedule

    (WEAR YOUR CLASS SHIRT TODAY!)


    9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. MORNING STRETCH YOGA
    DMZ Group Yoga sponsored by Recreation Services


    12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (REQUIRED EVENT)  COLLEGE MEETINGS
    Sports Management Majors- Academic Forum - Room 103
    Accounting & Finance Majors- Academic Forum - Room 101
    Management & Marketing Majors- Academic Forum - Room 102
    Liberal Arts & Sciences Majors - Schaeffer Auditorium
    Visual & Performing Arts Majors - Academic Forum - Rooms 200 & 201
    Secondary Education Majors - DeFrancesco Building - Room 100
    Elementary Education Majors - Beekey Building - Room 240
    Special Education Majors - Beekey Building - Room 218
    Library & Learning Technologies Majors - Beekey Building - Room 218
    Exploratory Studies Majors - McFarland Student Union Building - Room 218


    2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. (REQUIRED EVENT) CONVOCATION
    O'PAKE FIELD HOUSE


    3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (REQUIRED EVENT) MAXIMIZE YOUR BUZZ & ZERO SHADES OF GRAY
    O'PAKE FIELD HOUSE


    4:15 p.m. (REQUIRED EVENT) CLASS PHOTO
    ANDRE REED STADIUM (WEATHER PERMITTING, RAIN LOCATION: O'PAKE FIELD HOUSE)


    7 p.m. HYPNOTIST PERFORMANCE BY ZACH PINCINCE
    McFARLAND STUDENT UNION ROOM 218

  • Welcome Weekend Goals
    • Help students feel welcomed on campus.
    • Connect students with the resources and opportunities on campus.
    • Help first year students to meet/interact with other first-year students, administration, faculty members, and upper-class students.
  • Welcome Weekend Learning Outcomes

    After participating in Welcome Weekend, first year students will be able to:

    • identify who they can go to for help/support in their residence hall
    • understand how to navigate campus
    • identify one or more hazards of binge drinking
    • identify one or more ways to avoid being a victim of sexual assault
    • understand more about their academic college and some of the many opportunities