Move-in Day and Welcome Week - Montreat College
See the Good

Welcome Week Spring 2022

“See the Good”
Psalm 34:8


All new students for the 2021-2022 academic year; including new students in January 2022.

Purpose of Welcome Week 2.0

To enhance the student First Year Experience by bridging the fall to spring focus on relationship building, reflection, and goal setting through fun activities that support student success at Montreat College.

Monday, January 10

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: New and First Year Student Check-In (Bell Library)
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (Howerton Dining Hall)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: New Student Orientation (Gaither Fellowship Hall)
[Required for all new SP22 students]
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: *Welcome and Introduction (Upper Anderson Auditorium)
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: *Welcome Week Activity (Upper Anderson Auditorium)
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: Break
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Dinner (Howerton Dining Hall)
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Student Activities Events

Tuesday, January 11

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Breakfast (Howerton Dining Hall)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: *Welcome Week Activity (Upper Anderson Auditorium)
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: *Lunch / Advisor/Departmental Social (Upper Anderson Auditorium)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: *Final Ceremonies (Upper Anderson Auditorium
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Free Time (Optional Activities)
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Dinner (Howerton Dining Hall)
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Prayer and Worship Service (Graham Chapel)
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Hot Chocolate Bar (Gaither Porch)

Wednesday, January 12

8:00 a.m.: Classes Begin
10:00 a.m.: Opening Convocation (Anderson Auditorium)
8:00-10:00 p.m.: Residence Hall Meetings (Mandatory for all residential students)

* required for all new and returning First Year Students at Montreat for the ‘21-22 year

Orientation FAQ

When does Welcome Week 2.0 officially begin?

Welcome Week begins with move-in on January 10 and 11, 2021.

Is Welcome Week/orientation mandatory?

Yes, Welcome Week/Orientation is mandatory for first year students and new transfer students.

I’m a transfer student. Am I expected to attend Welcome Week?

All new students – transfers and freshmen – are expected to participate. We’ve created special events with your Foundation Group geared toward the needs and interests of transfer students, and we know that the information we share with you will ensure your success as a new student at Montreat.

As a first year freshman, will I need to park in the blue parking lots on the Black Mountain campus (BMC) during orientation?

No. The parking policy goes into effect when classes begin on Wednesday, January 12th. Shuttle service will begin on Tuesday night, January 11th to allow freshmen to park their cars at the BMC and take the shuttle back to their residence hall.

Does Montreat offer shuttles from the airport during Welcome Week?

We do not offer shuttle service during orientation. If you need a ride to campus, it is best to contact Uber or Lyft.

When will the meal plan begin?

The meal plan begins when the student has been cleared to move-in to their residence hall after completion of all required campus business. Standard meal service times are:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Who do I speak with regarding classroom accommodations or other disability needs?

Students with documented disabilities who wish to register for accommodations may contact Wesley Davis, the Director of Counseling Services. You may contact Mr. Davis via email at Guidelines for documentation and other information may be found on the Disability Services page.


Do I need to bring a face covering?

Yes. In accordance with CDC guidelines, all students who are not fully vaccinated will be expected to wear a face covering. For all the latest on the college’s COVID-19 efforts, please visit the COVID-19 information page.

Do I need to be vaccinated?

No. However, we strongly encourage all students to get vaccinated as we want to begin the semester as close to “normal” as possible. We will be asking all students to upload their COVID-19 vaccine card or provide proof of a negative covid test (PCR or Rapid Antigen tests are acceptable) prior to arrival within 1-5 days. For more information on current college COVID-19 protocols, please visit th​e COVID-19 information page. All students are expected to sign the Cavalier Community Commitment.

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