The opening of each semester is a wonderful opportunity for you to immerse yourself in campus life and get to know your classmates before classes begin. Typically, this period is led by current students and staff who work to provide scheduled activities that will take you on a deep-dive into our beautiful campus and surrounding areas. We believe that Welcome Week is critical for your success as you transition as a new Montreat College student. In acknowledgment of COVID-19 and it’s potential impact on our move-in/welcome week activities, college staff is currently working to develop various plans for a smooth and safe start to our fall semester that also still reaches the goal of supporting your transition as a new Montreat College student.

Timeline

  • June 2020: First round of housing placements made for new/incoming students
  • July 2020: Second round of housing placements made for new/incoming students
  • July 16, 2020: Cavalier Connect Day (virtual orientation for all new deposited students)
  • July 30, 2020: Cavalier Connect Day (virtual orientation for all new deposited students)
  • Please note that details on move-in, welcome week, and the first day of classes are still being determined by college leadership in conjunction with local health officials.

New Student Move-In

For information on what to bring for your room please see the Packing List.

As we approach the summer months, the student life office will be providing more information on dates, times, and additional information.

Accepted Students Checklist

As a reminder, please be sure to look over the accepted students page to ensure that all tasks are completed in preparation for the move-in process. If you have additional questions, please be sure to connect with your admissions counselor or reach out to the student life office at studentlife@montreat.edu.

Summer Communication

It should be noted that the student life office receives a high volume of calls during the months of July and August. Therefore, if you have reached out to a student life staff member, please anticipate a response within 48-72 hours. It is our hope to treat every request and need with the same amount of respect and appreciation while also managing the expectations of our staff. We thoroughly appreciate your patience and consideration as we best support the needs of our wonderful students.

Welcome Week Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.

Day 1: Thursday, August 13

2:00pm                        Staggered Move-in Begins
9:00pm                        First Day of Staggered Move-in Ends

Day 2: Friday, August 14

8:00am-9:15am          Breakfast (available for student leaders and Thursday arrivals)
8:00am                        Staggered Move-in Begins
6:00pm                        Second Day of Staggered Move-in Ends
4:45pm-5:30pm          *Official Welcome Week Kickoff
5:30pm-7:00pm          *Dinner with Foundation Group
7:00pm-9:00pm          Student Activity #1: Bell Library Block Party

Day 3: Saturday, August 15

8:00am-9:15am          Breakfast
9:30am-12:30pm        *Life at Montreat Workshops
12:30pm-1:30pm        Lunch
1:30pm-5:30pm          Free Time & Afternoon Activities
5:30-7:00pm               Tailgate Dinner
5:30pm-7:00pm          Athletic Scrimmage
7:15pm-9:00pm          Student Activity #2: Outdoor Movie Screening at BMC

Day 4: Sunday, August 16

8:30am-9:30am          Continental Breakfast
8:30am-1:00pm          Worship with Local Churches
12:00pm-1:30pm        Lunch
1:30pm-5:30pm          Free Time & Afternoon Activities
5:30pm-7:00pm          *Dinner with Foundation Group
7:00pm-9:00pm          Student Activity #3: Community Campout at Calvin Trail Picnic Areas

Day 5: Monday, August 17

8:00am-9:00am          Breakfast
9:15am-9:30am          *Morning Announcements

Group A (groups TBA)

9:30am-12:00pm        Team Building
12:00pm-1:00pm        Lunch with Foundation Group
1:00pm-3:00pm          Montreat Student Workshops (Title IX Training and Campus Safety)
(Note: these sessions may require active apparel and tennis shoes)

Group B (groups TBA)

9:30am-11:30am        Montreat Student Workshops (Title IX Training and Campus Safety)
11:30am-12:30pm      Lunch with Foundation Group
12:30pm-3:00pm        Team Building
(Note: these sessions may require active apparel and tennis shoes)

3:15pm-4pm               *Faculty Connections with Majors
4pm-5:30pm               Free Time
5:30pm-7:00pm          Dinner
7:00pm-8:15pm          Free Time & Prep for Classes
8:30pm-9:15pm          Prayer and Worship for New Year

*required for all new students