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Welcome Weekend

Fall 2023 Welcome Weekend – Thursday, August 24 - Sunday, August 27

Welcome Weekend will begin with Convocation, the official beginning of the SUNY Delhi Academic Year, Thursday, August 24 at 2 p.m. in the Clark Field House. After convocation, family and guests of students are encouraged to say their goodbyes so students can focus on the sessions.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Bronco Ready/Welcome Weekend programs is to provide meaningful programs and services that will enhance students’ sense of belonging to the SUNY Delhi community that prepares and positions them for academic and personal success.

Online Component:  Students were sent instructions on August 3-4 to their SUNY Delhi email address on completing the following online course before arriving on campus:  Welcome Weekend Course (which includes TRAC, and SPARC.)  The course is self-paced online.  SPARC is mandatory for all SUNY Delhi students and must be completed before the first day of classes. Failure to complete the course will result in a hold on the student's records. 

Residential Move-In Information

New residential student move-in is Thursday, August 24, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students should anticipate receiving and email to their SUNY Delhi email account from Residence Life for their specific arrival window. See the Incoming Students Arrival Information Page for more information on residential move-in, etc. If you have any questions about your residence hall, please contact your Residence Hall Director.  The Residence Hall Director (RD) is the professional staff member who will oversee your residence hall.  Phone numbers are available on our website on the Residence Life Web Page under “Professional Staff” on the menu at the top of the page.

The Welcome Weekend Orientation Program is required for all new incoming undergraduate students.

*Mandatory sessions for first-year students taking classes in person (including commuter and new transfer students) and/or living in the residence halls.   Hyperlinks on events listed below will provide you with more information.  Students will need to login to BroncoCONNECT to see the items.

Welcome Weekend Fall 2023 Schedule - SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  Updated 8/23/23
Event Time Location

Thursday, August 24, 2023

New Residential Student Move-In and Welcome Weekend Check-In 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(Please see email from Res. Life for Your Move-In Time.  Message to be sent week of July 31)
Your assigned Residence Hall at your assigned move-in window time.
Commuter Student Welcome Weekend Check-In (any time in this time period.  Use rest to go to bookstore or campus offices if needed.) 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Alumni Hall Porch

Meet the President and VPs - A casual meet and greet with members of the Executive Leadership Team of the College

Picnic Lunch

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Farrell Center, Room 112


Campus Agora

Convocation* 2 p.m. Maines Arena, Clark Field House
Class Photo* 2:45 p.m. Turf Field

Parents and Guests Farewell

Commuter Meeting*

3:30 p.m

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

On Your Own

Farrell Center, Okun Theatre

Group Meetings/Event Pass Overview*


4:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Various Locations

MacDonald Dining Center

Opening Meetings/Sessions* 7 p.m. Okun Theatre and Farrell Commons (by group # - Leader will guide you)
ZenZone Relaxation Stations 9 p.m. Farrell Center, Commons

Friday, August 25


Student Veteran Breakfast and Orientation

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

8:00 am

MacDonald Dining Center

Farrell Center, 1st Floor

Professor's Prospective/Academic Meetings* 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

ALL Locations Below Subject to change

Vet. Sci. - Evenden 104

Applied Sciences - Clark Field House

Business/Hospitality - Okun Theatre

Applied Tech. - Farrell Commons

Arts & Sciences (Criminal Justice) - Sanford 101

Nursing and Arts & Sciences (Except CJ) - Sanford 250 Centennial Center

Undeclared - Bush 302

Biology/General Studies interested in Nursing or Vet. Sci. - Catskill, Catskill Great Room

Lunch 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. MacDonald Dining Center
Session Block 1* 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Okun Theatre and Farrell Commons
Dinner 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. MacDonald Dining Center
Playfair* 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Maines Arena, Clark Field House (Wear Sneakers)

MOSAIC Open House

Mini Golf, Axe Throwing, Silent Headphone Disco, etc.

Comedian Ahmed Al-Kadri

9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

9 p.m. - 11 p.m.


10:30 p.m.

Farrell Center, Room 216

Agora  (if inclement weather in Farrell Center, Commons and Room 129)

Farrell Center, Okun Theatre

Saturday, August 26

Breakfast 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. MacDonald Dining Center
Session Block 2* 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Okun Theatre and Farrell Commons
Lunch 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. MacDonald Dining Center
Session Block 3* 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Various Locations
Dinner 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. MacDonald Dining Center
Bonfire Experience 8 p.m. Track Field

Hypnotist Matt Grisham

9:30 pm

Farrell Center Okun Theatre

Sunday, August 27

Breakfast 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. MacDonald Dining Center

Pick Up Your Textbooks and/or Buy School Supplies

Lab Time for Welcome Weekend Course - ONLY for those who still need to complete their Mandatory Welcome Weekend Online Course

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Barnes and Noble Bookstore


Sanford 113 and 117

Pick Up Any Packages or Letters 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Student Mail Center

Welcome Weekend BBQ, Inflatable Fun, DJ, and a Special Community Service Table Project

Explore the Library and Crafting

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Campus Agora

Resnick Library

Make Your Own Bamboo Plant


7 p.m.

8 p.m.

Farrell Loft (Second Floor)

Farrell Commons




Convocation:  The annual ceremonial beginning to the academic year and the start of your SUNY Delhi journey! This session is open to students and guests!

We kindly ask that parents, families, and guests of students leave after Convocation on Thursday, August 24, so that students can focus on the Welcome Weekend Programming. 

Book now! Financial Aid/Billing Virtual & In-Person Appointments

The Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) is currently offering virtual and in-person appointments for students and their families/friends who wish to review and discuss their financial aid and billing accounts in detail.

Students are encouraged to book a New Student Appointment before the fall bill due date of August 18, 2023 (which is before classes begin). Follow-up and general appointments are continuously offered throughout the academic year.

Book an Appointment with SFS

General Reminders

Welcome Weekend is a mandatory program for all new incoming students.  Any checklist items or related matters should be completed before or after the program.  Please refer to the Accepted Students Page to ensure you have completed those checklist items. Information regarding residence hall move-in dates will be forthcoming via email from Residence Life. 

Questions about Welcome Weekend can be directed to The Center for Student Leadership & Engagement (CSLE) at 607-746-4565, or by emailing:

All times listed on this page are in Eastern Daylight Time.

Family helping to move student into dorm

Office of Admissions

118 Bush Hall