Information for Families of New Students


Dean of Student Affairs

E-mail Paige


Opening Day

Opening Day for new students is Saturday, September 1, 2018. Students will be given a designated time and location to pick up keys and other information. Students will continue to have information sessions in the evening and on Sunday, September 2. 

View the schedule of events for Opening Day, September 1

Frequently Asked Questions

Will we have time to go shopping with our student on opening day?

There will be a small amount of time for either unpacking or shopping on opening day.

Can we spend time with our student during the weekend or week after move-in?

The program for families on Saturday, September 1 ends at approximately 5 p.m. Students will continue to have information sessions into that evening and all day Sunday, September 2. As such, students will not be able to spend time with their families during this time. Over the course of the week, student schedules remain full with interviewing and registering for classes, social events, and various other meetings. Additionally, this time is critical for new students to start connecting with one another, their dons, and faculty members.

Can items be shipped to the College before September 1?

Yes, you can have items shipped to the College’s post office, however they cannot arrive before August 21. The address to ship items is: student’s first and last name, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708. When the package has been delivered the student will receive an e-mail to their Sarah Lawrence account saying that a package has arrived. Please disregard the statement in the e-mail that says the package will be returned if not picked up by a certain date. This statement pertains to any packages received after classes have started. On opening day, the student can pick up their packages at the College’s post office once they have completed check-in and have their SLC ID (1Card).

Can we move our student’s belongings into their room earlier than September 1?

No, the College hosts camps and conferences during the summer, and time is needed to prepare the residence halls for the fall semester.

My student is an athlete and they were told that they had to come earlier for practices, do they?

First year students who are athletes and who have been contacted directly by the athletic staff have permission to arrive on campus on the date specified by their coach. If your student is not able to arrive on that date, they should communicate with the athletic staff.

Who do I notify if my contact information has changed?

Please e-mail with any changes or updates to your contact information. If the student’s permanent address changes while they are enrolled, please have them submit their new address via MySLC.