ESU Announces Events to Welcome Students Back to Campus

Posted by: admin on August 22, 2012, No Comments

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania invites all students back to campus beginning Saturday, August 25. To follow is an extensive list of events taking place on campus to welcome students.  For more information on these events or other happenings at ESU, please contact Brenda Friday, interim director of university relations, at or (570) 422-3455.

Thursday, August 23

Welcome Graduate Students – Graduate College Orientation

Keystone Room – noon to 4 p.m.

ESU’s graduate students will enjoy a light lunch, get to know other new graduate students and meet other faculty and staff from the ESU community.  This afternoon program is intended to help graduate students get the most out of their academic experience with programs including “Applying Leadership and Merit Skills,” “Key Contacts at ESU,” and “Making the Most of Research Opportunities.”

Saturday, August 25 and Sunday August 26

Welcome to Campus

Residence Halls at ESU – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ESU faculty, staff and student volunteers welcome incoming freshmen to campus.  Wearing specially designed T-shirts, these volunteers will greet families as they enter campus, answer questions and assist as students move into their residence halls.

Warriors Assemble! 

Koehler Fieldhouse/Linden Quad – starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Warriors Assemble! program is new and for our freshmen.  The theme for this program is a spin-off of the hit movie, “Avengers Assemble,” and will address bystander intervention related to sexual assault. Following the program, students will ‘assemble’ for a fun evening of carnival  activities on Linden Quad including a DJ, photo booth, photo magazine covers, recreational games and activities, food and beverages, and opportunities to acquire local-community organization information for potential involvement.

Sunday, August 26

New Student Day of Service

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
New students will give back to their new community through a series of community service projects.  ESU students will be involved with planting and gardening around the Senior Center on Analomink Street in East Stroudsburg, helping to prepare the classrooms for Head Start, and competing with residents in a Senior Olympics at the Pocono Lutheran Village.  Members of ESU fraternities and sororities will serve as team leaders at each service site.

Academic Convocation

Koehler Fieldhouse – 4 p.m.

A formal ceremony featuring key ESU administrators, faculty and students who will officially welcome new students as they begin the fall semester and their academic journey, leading to success and receiving their degree.


Linden Quad – Immediately following Academic Convocation

New and returning students enjoy dinner and entertainment as well as some relaxing time on the ESU campus as they get to know one another.  This event also provides students with opportunities to meet ESU faculty, staff and administrators in a casual atmosphere.

Orientation Leader Mentor Program

Keystone Room – 7 p.m.

Upper class orientation leaders will meet with new students to facilitate the “getting to know your classmates” process and relationship-building. Mentors will review and explain new-student class schedules, show new students where their classes will meet, and orient them to future programs, activities and support designed to ease their transition to university life.

Monday, August 27

First Day of Classes — Welcome Commuters!

Parking Lots C6, C7 (near football stadium); C8 (behind Minsi Hall); C9, C10 (behind Koehler Fieldhouse); C11 (beside Mattioli Recreation Center; C23 (behind Dansbury Commons); C31 street parking (Normal Street, between Koehler Fieldhouse and Hemlock Suites); C38 (behind Kemp Library); and C52 (near Fine and Performing Arts) – from 7:30 a.m. to 11  a.m. – also taking place on Tuesday, August 28.

(See map for exact locations:

Faculty and staff volunteers will be positioned in commuter parking lots at ESU to extend a warm welcome to both new and returning students who do not live on campus and may not have been part of the traditional greetings through the Residence Life program at ESU.