Family Schedule for Opening Day
August 31, 2019

Welcome parents and families of new students!

We look forward to welcoming you and your student on opening day, August 31, 2019. Below is information and a full schedule for the day.

Check-In and Move-In for New Students

Check-in for the College and the residence halls is scheduled based on your student’s housing assignment. We have created four different check-in times to make the move-in experience and traffic as smooth as possible. We request that students bring a government issued photo ID to the designated check-in location during their scheduled time. We ask that family members remain in the car or outside the check-in location as it will make the process go quicker. Students will receive their room key and ID Card (1Card). After the student finishes checking in, you and your student should proceed to their residence hall to move into their room. Please note that if your student has not finished with submitting their medical information, picture for their ID card, and/or made payment before move-in day, they will not be permitted to move-in until they have completed those tasks.


8 a.m.-12 p.m.: Check-In By Group

8-9 a.m. Check-In

Group A: Campbell Sports Center
Hill House 1 & 6, Taylor D

Group B: Marshall Field
Garrison E

9-10 a.m. Check-In

Group C: Campbell Sports Center
Hill House 2 & 5, Taylor B, Westlands

Group D: Marshall Field
Andrews Court, Andrews House and East, Garrison D, Lynd House, Lynd Annex, Titsworth

10-11 a.m. Check-In

Group E: Campbell Sports Center
Hill House 3 & 4, Kober, Curtis, Taylor C

Group F: Marshall Field
Garrison C, MacCracken, O’Silas, Tweed

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Check-In

Group G: Campbell Sports Center
Dudley Lawrence, Rothschild, Taylor A, All other residence halls not listed, Students without a room assignment and Commuters

Group H: Marshall Field
Garrison B, Mead Way Houses

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Lunch

Lunch will be served in Heimbold Atrium and Bates Dining Room.

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Students in Groups A, B, C, D and their families

12:15-1:30 p.m.

Students in Groups E, F, G, H and their families

1-2 p.m.: International Students & Families Session

Miller Lecture Hall

Shirley Be, the international student adviser, will host a welcome meeting for international students (non-US students, dual US citizens, US citizens from abroad) and their families.

1 p.m.: Parent & Family Session (Life at SLC)

Performing Arts Center (PAC), Reisinger Concert Hall

The Dean of Student Affairs and staff will host this session for parents and families to share and answer questions regarding a student’s life outside the classroom.

2 p.m.: Parent & Family Session (Academics at SLC)

Performing Arts Center (PAC), Reisinger Concert Hall

The Dean of Studies Staff will host a session for parents and families about Sarah Lawrence’s unique academic pedagogy and policies.  This session is for families and parents only.

3 p.m.: Family Farewell

We know it is hard, but now is the time to say goodbye and get one last hug! Students will be attending mandatory meetings the rest of this afternoon and evening.

3:15 p.m.: President's Welcome

Barbara Walters Campus Center

President Cristle Collins Judd will share remarks welcoming parents and families. Also speaking will be: Kanwal Singh, Provost and Dean of Faculty; Kevin McKenna, Vice President of Enrollment, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid; and Lucy Jurina, Student Orientation Chair.

4-4:45 p.m.: Reception for Families

President's House Garden

This reception is a great opportunity to meet other families, adminstrators, and staff!