Opening Weekend

Welcome Class of 2020! 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 26

Opening Weekend will begin with meeting the deans and faculty in your respective schools. The President of Manhattan College, Dean of Students, faculty and student leaders will then formally welcome the Class of 2020 at New Student Convocation. 

Day 2 - Saturday, August 27

On the second day, the Student Life department will host interactive workshops 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 2020 will then gather in the Student Commons for an evening of community-building activities.    

Day 3 - Sunday, August 28

Opening Weekend will conclude with an afternoon of neighborhood walking tours, and a Health & Wellness Expo. 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 25. 
  • Commuter students can pick up their programs for Opening Weekend on the 2nd floor of Kelly Commons on August 26 between 7 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.