Welcome Week starts on Monday, September 9, and ends Saturday, Sept 14, 2023.

Below is the MOVE-IN DAY Welcome Events and Schedule. Families and supporters should plan to enjoy the day, lunch, and dinner on our Lawrence University campus and be prepared to say goodbye Monday after dinner as your students will be launching into the New Student Kick-Off Event at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Students will be busy until after 10 p.m. If you are staying in town and wish to say goodbye on Wednesday, please plan to do so by breakfast time. Students will be kicking off into their Orientation Experiences at 10 a.m.

To view maps of the campus, please visit the Campus Maps area of our site.

Please note: 1) Updates to these schedules could occur between publish date and the day of the events due to unforseeable changes. The date and time of updates (if any) will be listed below the section title. 2) A print-ready PDF schedule of each day's events is provided at the beginning of each section that looks like the preview below. 3) A supplemental schedule for International Student Orientation is available.

Welcome Week 2023 Tuesday Schedule

President’s Welcome 2023

The live stream of the President's Welcome will be available just before 3 p.m. Central. 

Follow us on social for coverage throughout the week!

Tuesday, September 5

Updated 9/1/2023 at 7:10 a.m.


Move Into Residence Halls (S,F)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Conservatory Orientation Help Desk(S,F)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Open for questions, locker assignments, and to assist with ensemble audition and placement test sign-ups

Student Life Panel - Repeated Sessions (F)
11-11:45 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m. | Warch Campus Center - Cinema (204)
Engage with partners from Student Life about your student's residential experience.

Family Lunch (S, F)
Noon-1:30 p.m. | Warch Campus Center - Andrew Commons
Free to all students, families and supporters.

First Generation Celebration Luncheon (S, F)
12:15-1:30 p.m. | Warch Campus Center - Somerset Room (324)
Free to all students, families and supporters of First-Gen Students. RSVP by 8/15 by completing this form

Campus & Community Resource Fair (S, F)
12:30-2 p.m. | Warch Campus Center - Mead Witter (226)
Stop by to visit with campus and community partners and learn more about connecting to our resources.

Campus Tour (S, F)
1:30-2:45 p.m. | Chapman Hall
Meet on the first floor near Admissions.

President's Welcome (S, F)
3-4 p.m. | Lawrence Memorial Chapel (Location changed)
All students, families & supporters are encouraged to attend. This will also be live-streamed. Link to follow. (Students line up at 2:40pm by the Brokaw Bridge to process through arch. Familes and supporters are welcome to line the walkway then follow to Memorial Chapel.)

Family & Supporter Reception (F)
4-5 p.m. | Music-Drama Center, Lobby (Location changed)
Families & supporters join us for light drinks and refreshments.

Class Of 2027 Class Picture (S)
4:15-5 p.m. | Chapel Stairs
Students will proceed across College Avenue after the President's Welcome.

Transfer Student Meetings(S)
4:15-5 p.m. | Memorial Hall - Diversity & Intercultural Center

Family Dinner & Send-Off (S, F)
5-6:45 p.m. | Warch Campus Center - Andrew Commons
Free to all students, families and supporters. Enjoy a meal together before you say goodbye and launch your students into their Welcome Week Activities!