Dear Parents and Family Members:
We hope that you and your Emmanuel student have had an enjoyable summer. We are very excited to welcome you and your student to Emmanuel College and we are writing to provide some information about what you can expect on Move-In Day, Sunday, September 1, 2013. Your student has received this information as well.
Commuter Students should check in at the Avenue Commons Modular at 2:30 p.m. Resident students check in by residence hall floor; they have already been e-mailed instructions from John Byrne. Please follow those instructions. Early arrival students (i.e. Athletes, ecPULSE, August 30 Orientation) already on campus before September 1, have been instructed to check in at the Jean Yawkey Center before 4:00 p.m. to receive their Welcome Week booklet and other important Welcome Week information.
While the primary task for resident students is to move-in and begin to get their room settled, the college provides several "Welcome" activities for all new students and their families.
Schedule of Events on Sunday, September 1st
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Resident Student Check-In (Jean Yawkey Center) See student e-mail from John Byrne, Residence Life for student-specific arrival/move-in time.
2:30 p.m. - Commuter Student Check-In and Welcome (Avenue Commons Modular)
*4:30 p.m. - Family Liturgy (Gymnasium)
5:30 p.m. - President's Welcome (Gymnasium)
6:00 p.m. - Class Photo (Quad)
6:15 p.m. - Family Cookout (Quad)
*7:30 p.m. - Families depart: Student Welcome Week Activities begin
*Please note there is a 1:30 p.m. Red Sox game, so we expect heavy traffic in the Fenway area from approximately 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., lasting about an hour after the game ends. If you do not plan to stay for the 4:30-7:30 p.m. welcome events, you may want to try to be on the road by 4:30 p.m. to avoid game traffic.
Last but not least, we know that in addition to being an exciting, positive and wonderful day, this can also be a difficult and emotional time for parents and family members and students too. We want to share a recent Washington Post opinion column written by author and speech writer Michael Gerson reflecting on his own mixed feelings about his son beginning college. We want to assure you that we are thinking about you at this time of new beginning in your student's life and that we never forget that our students are your children.
Best of luck with your student's final preparations for college. If you have any questions, please call us at 617-735-9917.
Dr. Joe Onofrietti Mary Beth Thomas
Dean of Students Assistant Dean of Students