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Welcome, Class of 2023!

Join us for the 2019 Summer Orientation.

First-Year Orientation
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, July 19, 2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019

Transfer Orientation
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Friday, July 26, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019


Have questions about Orientation? Look through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for some answers to your questions. If you do not find your answers here, please feel free to email, or call 267-341-3351 if you have any questions.

Orientation: Time/Schedule

Orientation activities end at 4:00 pm for First-Year students and 2:00 pm for Transfer students.

If you are anticipating needing to leave early, please contact us at so we can make sure you get all the appropriate information.

We do not recommend leaving early.

First-Year and Transfer Registration start at 7:15 am, with the official welcome happening at 8:00 am.

If you are anticipating being late, please contact us at so we can make sure you get all the appropriate information (Ex: schedule, registration folder, etc.).

Orientation registration and breakfast starts at 7:15 am and the first session begins at 8:00 am. There will be informational sessions and activities throughout the morning with a lunch period.

Both Students and Guests will be busy until 4:00 pm for First-Year Orientation and 2:00 pm for Transfer Orientation.

There is the option to attend affinity group sessions (Students of Color, LGBT+ Students, and students who are first in their family to attend college) along with a tour of the campus and Stevenson Lane Residence (residence hall for First Year students).

These optional sessions will be during lunch, starting at 12:00 PM.

Throughout the day you will get a chance to meet with the Dean of your school, other new students, current students, and various offices on campus like financial aid and security, which offer support services for you.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. We will also have optional sessions during lunch, including affinity groups for our Students of Color, LGBTQ+ students, and Students who are first in their family to attend college.

In the affinity groups, you will be able to meet students, staff, and faculty who can answer any question you may have about what it is like to attend Holy Family.

If you are not able to attend the Student Orientation, Tiger Tags can be picked up in the Education and Technology Center (ETC) Room 105. After you have received your Tiger Tag, you can register your card with security and obtain a parking permit. Every car parked on campus needs a parking pass with the exception of one time visitors.

For more information, contact public safety at 267-341-3333.

We will have three days for First-Year Orientation and two days for Transfer Orientation. Each student is able to choose which day they want to attend.

Spots are first come, first serve, and will fill up quickly. Sign up as soon as you can!

Summer 2019 Orientation dates are:

  • July 19, August 9, and August 17 for First Year students; and
  • July 26 and August 16 for Transfer students.

Once a date is filled, you will have to choose from the dates which are left.

Orientation: Food

Yes, each student is able to bring two guests. As long as they are properly registered, their food is free, as well.

Registration is necessary to ensure there is enough food for everyone.

No, it is free! You also get free breakfast and snacks! There will be gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Orientation: People/Guests

Each student is able to bring two guests with them to orientation. Your guests can be parents, guardians, or anyone else who helps to support and guide you through your college career. These guests will go through a separate orientation schedule.

Students will be provided with any items they need for the day. We want to encourage students to bring any items they need that are essential to their daily life: medications, sunscreen, sunglasses, inhaler, etc.

Roommate pairings will be released during the last week of July.

For those attending Orientation on July 19th or July 26th, there is a chance that you will be able to meet your roommate.

For the August 9th or August 16th orientation, it is more likely that you would be able to meet your roommate.

Please note it does depend on what day your roommate registers for Orientation.

Absolutely! We want all incoming students to meet other incoming students along with current Holy Family student leaders to start building connections before the start of classes in the fall. In fact, at orientation, you will be assigned into a group with an orientation leader and other incoming students.

Orientation: Other FAQs

Orientation is a great first step to your journey at Holy Family University. We encourage all incoming students to attend orientation and to build relationships with other incoming students, current students, faculty, and staff at Holy Family. It is very highly recommended that you attend Orientation.

If you have additional questions, contact us at:

You can find registration on the Orientation Website at

Yes! The bookstore will be open from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM on days of Orientation.

Yes! Campus Security will process the requests for parking passes throughout the day and have them available for pick up at the end of the Orientation program.