OPENING WEEKEND: Friday, August 27 - Sunday, August 29

To kick-off your first year at Manhattan College, we require all incoming freshmen and encourage transfers to take part in Opening Weekend, an exciting on-campus experience with some virtual sessions. This three-day event is designed to help you smoothly transition to college life. Attendance is required for this event. Students must also view the mandatory posted video regarding Title IX. Links for two of our presentations will be available to access remotely.

See below for Opening Weekend events on Friday, August 27, Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29

Day 1 - Friday, August 27

7:00 a.m - 9 a.m - Breakfast

Locke’s Loft, Thomas Hall, 4th Floor

8:00 am - 9:30 am - Commuter Student - Schedule Pick-Up

Raymond W. Kelly '63 Kelly Commons, 2nd Floor

9:00 am - 9:30 am - New Student Convocation 

*VIRTUAL - Join New Student Convocation

10:00 am -12:30 pm - Academic Sessions

  • The O’Malley School of Business - Smith Auditorium 

  • School of Education & Health -  Draddy Gymnasium 

  • School of Engineering   - Kelly Commons, 5B and 5C

  • School of Liberal Arts - Kelly Commons - 4th FL 

  • School of Science - Hayden Hall, 100

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Lunch - Locke’s Loft, Thomas Hall, 4th Floor

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Group 1: Last Names (A-K)

 1:30 pm -  3:00 pm - Group 2: Last Names (L-Z)

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm - ID Card Pick-up 

Thomas Hall, 202

2:00 pm- 3:30 pm -  Halo Project

The Quadrangle (Rain Location: Smith Auditorium)

5:00 pm- 8:00 pm -  Dinner Break 

Locke’s Loft, Thomas Hall, 4th Floor

6:30 pm- 8:00 pm - Wellness Break/Yoga & Meditation

Jasper Backyard - Rain Site: Smith Auditorium

Take some time to relax and de-stress at our yoga session offered by the Orientation Office. Bring your own mat, large towel. We will provide yoga mats to the first 30 students that need them.

8:00 pm -10:00 pm - Nighttime Activities

*Group #1- Movie Night Fast & Furious 9: The Fast Saga  (Last Names: A-K)

Location: The Quad, Rain Site: Kelly Commons, 5th Floor

*Group # 2 - Nighttime Activities & T-Shirt Pickup (Last Names: L-Z) 

Location: Kelly Commons, 1st Floor


Day 2 - Saturday, August 28 

8:00 am- 10:00 am -  Breakfast 

Locke’s Loft, Thomas Hall, 4th Floor

9:00 am- 4:00 pm -  ID Card Pick Up 

Thomas Hall, Room 202

10:00 am - 11:30 am - Morning Stretch/Yoga & Meditation 

Location: The Quad Rain Site: Smith Auditorium 

Take some time to relax and de-stress at our yoga session offered by the Orientation Office. Bring your own mat, large towel. We will provide yoga mats to the first 30 students that need them.

11:00 am- 1:30 pm -  Lunch Break 

Locke’s Loft, Thomas Hall, 4th Floor

11:00am-12:15pm - Group 1: Last Names (A-K)

12:15pm - 1:30pm - Group 2: Last Names (L-Z)

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm -  Common Text Panel Discussion 

 *VIRTUAL - LINK : https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/361854b6-ca03-4644-a858-371de7043f02

A facilitated discussion of this year’s Common Text: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Navigating the Campus 

Location: Meet up at Kelly Commons, 2nd Floor.  

Walk around the campus with your class schedule and with an Orientation Leader to learn more about campus life and the surrounding areas.  Please bring your class schedule.*

5:00 pm- 8:00 pm -  Dinner Break  

Locke’s Loft, Thomas Hall, 4th Floor

8:00 pm -10:00 pm - Nighttime Activities

*Group #1 - Nighttime Activities & T shirt give away (Last Names: A-K)

Location: Kelly Commons, 1st Floor

*Group #2 - Movie Night Fast & Furious 9: The Fast Saga (Last Names: L-Z)  -

Location: The Quad, Rain Site: Kelly Commons, 5th Floor


Day 3 - Sunday, August 29

10:00 am - 1:30 pm -  Brunch

Locke’s Loft, Thomas Hall, 4th Floor

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Student Athletes: Jasper Jumpstart

Kelly Commons, 4th Floor

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Commuter Student Gathering

Kelly Commons, 5th Floor

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Walking Tours of Riverdale

Location: Meet up at Kelly Commons, 2nd Floor. 

Walk around our campus neighborhood with an Orientation Leader to learn more about campus life and the surrounding areas. 

1:00 am - 3:00 pm - Fitness Center Expo

Location: Kelly Commons, 2nd Floor

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Yoga & Meditation 

Location: The Quad

Rain Site: Smith Auditorium 

Take some time to relax and de-stress at our yoga session offered by the Orientation Office. Bring your own mat, large towel. We will provide yoga mats to the first 30 students that need them.

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm -  Dinner

Locke’s Loft, Thomas Hall, 4th Floor

7:30 pm - Opening Weekend Mass

Chapel of De La Salle


Mandatory Video Presentations 

Links to video presentations will be available to access at your convenience starting on Friday, August 27th at 12:00pm. 

Title IX Presentation  -  Instead of conducting our usual live training on sexual misconduct please view this video. The Title IX Office will also be sending out a link to an online training that you will be required to complete by the end of September. Additionally, you will have the option to view a video on consent created by your classmates and the College's Lasallian Women and Gender Resource Center.