Opening Weekend

Friday, Aug. 25 - Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

To kick-off your first year at Manhattan College, we require all incoming freshmen to take part in the excitement of Opening Weekend. This three-day event is designed to help you smoothly transition to college life. Attendance at all sessions throughout the weekend is mandatory.

Detailed schedules will be available for pick up as follows:

  • Resident Students: August 24, in their residence hall lobby during check-in
  • Commuter Students: August 25, in Kelly Commons (2nd Floor) from 7-8:30 a.m.

Schedule Overview

Day 1 - Friday, August 25

Opening Weekend will begin with breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m. The first session starts at 9 a.m. when students will meet with the deans and faculty in respective schools. The President of Manhattan College, Dean of Students, faculty and student leaders will then formally welcome the Class of 2021 at New Student Convocation. This event begins at 4 p.m. and business casual dress is required.

Day 2 - Saturday, August 26

On the second day, there will be breakfast from 7 - 8:30 a.m.. The first session will start at 8:30 a.m. with the Student Life department hosting an interactive workshops about what can be expected in your first year of college. You will also embark on an excursion into the heart of New York City. The Class of 2021 will then gather for an evening of community-building activities in the Quad and Smith Auditorium.    

Day 3 - Sunday, August 27

Opening Weekend will conclude with an afternoon of neighborhood walking tours, and a Health & Wellness Expo. Sunday evening is the first Mass of the school year, followed by a dessert reception.

Additionally, a welcome brunch for commuter students will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Kelly Commons.