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 spring semester that also still reaches the goal of supporting your transition as a new Montreat College student.

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

Welcome Week Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.

Who: All new students for the 2020-2021 academic year, including new students in January 2021.

Purpose of Welcome Week 2.0: To enhance the student First-Year Experience by bridging the fall and spring semesters with a focus on relationship-building, reflection, and goal-setting through fun activities that support student success and persistence at Montreat College and in life.

Sunday, January 10

12:00pm-9:00pm Residence Halls open for first day of staggered move-in | Check your email for your assigned move-in time!
Dining hall closed

Day 1: Monday, January 11

8:00am-9:00am Breakfast at Howerton Dining Hall
8:00am-9:00pm Residence Halls open for second day of staggered move-in | Check your email for your assigned move-in time!
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch at Howerton Dining Hall
1:00pm-4:00pm *Welcome to Montreat sessions for Spring 2021 new students

  • 1:00pm-1:45pm Gaither Fellowship Hall | Campus Life Session
  • 2:00pm-2:45pm Campus tours with Cav Crew
  • 3:00pm-3:45pm Gaither Fellowship Hall | Thrive Center

5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner at Howerton Dining Hall
7:00pm-10:00pm Movie Night & Popcorn Bar at Morgan Hall 110

Day 2: Tuesday, January 12

8:00am-6:00pm Residence Halls open for third day of staggered move-in | Check your email for your assigned move-in time!
7:30am-10:00am Breakfast at Howerton Dining Hall
11:30am-1:00pm +Lunch
1:00pm-4:00pm +Academic Exploration sessions 
5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner at Howerton Dining Hall
7:00pm-8:00pm Evening Activities
Welcome Back Bonfire and S’mores on L. Nelson Bell Library Lawn
Board Games & Snacks in Gaither Fellowship Hall
8:00pm-8:30pm Student prayer & worship in Chapel of the Prodigal

Wednesday, January 13

8:00am Classes begin!

*Required for all Spring 2021 new students
+Required for all August 2020 and Spring 2021 students