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New Student Orientation

students in parkCurtis welcomes first-year students to the Curtis family as they begin an exciting journey and engage in new experiences. The Office of Student Services helps students make this transition.

New Student Orientation and Registration introduces students to both academic and nonacademic life at Curtis. Beginning in late August, the program offers a chance to meet returning students and make new friends before the semester begins. Free time allows for settling into new living spaces, learning the neighborhood, and practicing.

Additional information for parents can be found in the Parent's section on this website.


2014 schedule for new students

Arrival and New Student Orientation

Attendance at orientation is mandatory. All new students are expected to attend and participate.  Please plan your schedule accordingly.

For answers to questions regarding orientation, please contact Laurel Grady, associate dean of student services and international student affairs at (215) 717-3165 and she will assist you.

Lenfest Hall Move-In: International Students

Friday, August 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Who: New incoming international students residing in Lenfest Hall

All International Students Advance Orientation Program

Friday, August 22, 4 p.m. to Saturday, August 23, 5 p.m.
Who: New International Students.  Parents of international students welcome

Lenfest Hall Move-In: U.S. Residents of Lenfest Hall

Sunday, August 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Who: New incoming U.S. students residing in Lenfest Hall

Parent Orientation

Sunday, August 24, noon to 3 p.m.
Who: Parents of new incoming students (no students should attend) 

New Student Welcome Event

Sunday, August 24, 6 p.m.
Who:  All New Students (no parents)

New Student Orientation and Registrations

Monday, August 25, 8:30 a.m. to Friday, August 29, 2 p.m.
Who: All New Students—Residents and Non-Residents

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