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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 Life helps students make this transition.

New Student Orientation and Registration introduces students to both academic and non-academic 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 Parents section on this website.

2016 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 life and international student affairs, at (215) 717-3165.

Lenfest Hall Move-In: International Students

Friday, August 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Who: New incoming international students residing in Lenfest Hall

All International Students Advance Orientation Program

Friday, August 19 at 4 p.m. to Saturday, August 22 at 5 p.m.
Who: New international students (parents of international students are welcome)

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

Sunday, August 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Who: New incoming U.S. students residing in Lenfest Hall

Parent Orientation

Sunday, August 21 from noon to 3 p.m.
Who: Parents of new incoming students (no students should attend) 

New Student Welcome Event

Sunday, August 21 at 6 p.m.
Who:  All new students (no parents should attend)

New Student Orientation and Registrations

Monday, August 22 at 8:30 a.m. to Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m.
Who: All new students—residents and non-residents