Opening Weekend for the Class of 2018: August 22-24 

Welcome Class of 2018! To kick-off your first year at Manhattan College, we require all incoming freshmen to take part in the excitement of Opening Weekend. This three-day event is designed to help you smoothly transition to college life. Attendance at all sessions throughout the weekend is mandatory.

Day 1 - Friday, August 22

Opening Weekend will begin with meeting the deans and faculty in your respective schools. The Dean of Students, faculty and student leaders will then formally welcome the Class of 2018 at New Student Convocation. The day will end by cheering on the women’s soccer team in Gaelic Park. 

Day 2 - Saturday, August 23

On the second day, the Student Life department will host an interactive workshop about what to expect in your first year of college. You will also embark on an excursion into the heart of New York City. The Class of 2018 will then gather in the new Raymond W. Kelly Student Commons for an evening at the movies.    

Day 3 - Sunday, August 24

Opening Weekend will conclude with an afternoon of intramural sports and board game competitions. Sunday evening is the first Mass of the school year, followed by a dessert reception.

A full schedule of events will be available when you arrive on campus: 

  • Resident students can pick up their programs for Opening Weekend at the check-in tables during move-in on August 21. 
  • Commuter students can pick up their programs for Opening Weekend in the Thomas Hall Lounge (3rd floor, Thomas Hall) on August 22 between 7 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.