Move-In Day & New Student Orientation

Move-In Day

Move-In Day for all new incoming students (residents and commuters) will be on Friday, August 24, 2018, in the Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center. Parking will be available in Lot I, on Maynard Street, off of State Street.

Lunch will be available for all students and their families beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Dining Commons.

Residential students should check-in from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Commuter students should check-in from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ROAD CLOSURES

We want to make sure that your journey to campus is as smooth as possible, so we wanted to make you aware of a SIGNIFICANT ROAD CLOSURE in Springfield on Check-In Day. Beginning at 4:00 a.m. on Friday, August 24th, large portions of downtown Springfield will be closed due to the opening of the new MGM Casino. This means that the route your GPS may send you might not be the best (or fastest) way to campus. Here are our recommendations:

Traveling from I-91 South

  • Take exit 8 for I-291/US-20 E
  • Keep left and continue on I-291
  • From I-291, take exit 3 for Armory Street
  • Bear Right onto Armory Street
  • Continue onto Magazine Street
  • Turn left into State Street

Traveling from I-91 North

  • Continue on 91N past downtown Springfield
  • Take exit 8 for I-291/US-20 E
  • Keep left and continue on I-291
  • From I-291, take exit 3 for Armory Street
  • Bear Right onto Armory Street
  • Continue onto Magazine Street
  • Turn left into State Street

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation will run from Friday, August 24 at 1:00 p.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m.

ALL new incoming students (residents and commuters) MUST attend New Student Orientation. All students should plan on taking these days off from work and/or other personal responsibilities. Commuter students should plan to be on campus for each day’s programming.

Have questions? Call the Admissions Office at 413.205.3201 or email admissions@aic.edu.

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 24, 2018

Time Title Location
9 am – 11 am Freshmen Check-in Griswold Theatre
9 am – 11 am Freshmen Move-in At assigned Residence Halls
11 am – 12 pm Commuter Check-in Griswold Theatre
12 pm – 1 pm Lunch Dining Commons
1 pm – 1:30 pm NSO Welcome Griswold Theatre
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Academic Sessions Giswold Theatre
3:30 pm – 4 pm Quick Snack West Wing/Griswold Lobby
4 pm – 5 pm First Group Meeting In OL Groups – Various Locations
5 pm – 5:30 pm Dinner, Group A (1 through 10) Alternate Activity, Group B (1 1through 21) Dining Commons | During “off-time”: Residential students will change/get ready for evening sessions. Commuter Students: Commuter resources, off-Campus conduct, etc.
5:30 pm – 6 pm Dinner, Group B (11 through 21) Alternate Activity, Group A (1 through 10) Dining Commons | During “off-time”: Residential students will change/get ready for evening sessions. Commuter Students: Commuter resources, off-Campus conduct, etc.
6 pm – 8 pm Freshmen Field Day Activities AIC Athletic Complex
8:30 pm – 10 pm Game Show CCA

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Time Title Description
8 am – 8:30 am Optional: Group Exercise Class Campus Quad or CCA
9 am – 10 am Group Breakfast Dining Commons
10 am – 10:30 am Energizers In OL Groups – Various Locations
10:30 am – 11:15 am Substance Abuse Workshop(s) Griswold Theatre
11:15 am – 12 pm Title IX Workshop Griswold Theatre
12 pm – 1 pm Leadership/Team Building Activity In OL Groups – Various Locations
1 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch, Group A (1 through 10) Group Meeting, Group B (11 through 21) Dining Commons | Group Time – In OL Groups – Various Locations
1:30 pm – 2 pm Lunch, Group B (1 through 10) Group Meeting, Group A (11 through 21) Dining Commons | Group Time – In OL Groups – Various Locations
2 pm – 3:30 pm Diversity Workshop(s) Griswold Theatre
3:30 pm – 4 pm Energizer In OL Groups – Various Locations
4 pm – 5 pm Campus Safety/Personal Safety Session Griswold Theatre
5 pm – 5:30 pm Dinner, Group A (1 through 10) Alternate Activity, Group B (1 1through 21) Dining Commons | Group Time – In OL Groups – Various Locations
5:30 pm – 6 pm Dinner, Group B (11 through 21) Aternate Activity, Group A (1 through 10) Dining Commons | Group Time – In OL Groups – Various Locations
6 pm – 8 pm Carnival Outside Dining Commons/Quad
8:30 pm Drive In Movie – Black Panther Quad

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Time Title Description
8 am – 8:30 am Optional: Group Exercise Class Campus Quad or CCA
9 am – 10 am Group Breakfast Dining Commons
10 am – 11 am Leadership/Team Building Activity In OL Groups – Various Locations
11 am – 11:30 pm Energizers In OL Groups – Various Locations
11:30 am – 12 pm Group Time & NSO Evaluations In OL Groups – Various Locations
12 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch, Group A (1 through 10) Group Meeting, Group B (11 through 21) Dining Commons | Group Time – In OL Groups – Various Locations
12:30 pm – 1 pm Lunch, Group B (1 through 10) Group Meeting, Group A (11 through 21) Dining Commons | Group Time – In OL Groups – Various Locations
1 pm – 2 pm Closing Griswold Theatre
2 pm – 5 pm Optional: Shuttles to Walmart/Free Time Pick-up from Magna Hall
2 pm – 5 pm Optional: “Open Games” on the quad Quad
5 pm – 6 pm Dinner Dining Commons
8:30 pm – 10 pm Mandatory Hall/Floor Meetings for Residential Students In Assigned Residence Hall
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