Important Dates to Remember - 2017-18

May 8: Mailing to new First Year students who have deposited as of May 1, 2017

Tues., May 30, 2017: Deadline to submit most of the forms online however, some must be mailed and postmarked by May 31.

Thus., June 1: North Country Pre-Trip applications due

Mid-June: Pre-Trip acceptance notifications will be e-mailed (check your SLU email)
Questions contact Student Activities at 315-229-5757.

Late-June to Early-July: Invitations to our Regional Summer Send-Off Events for the Class of 2021 are sent. For more information and register online please visit: https://www.stlawu.edu/new-laurentian-guide/summer-send-events.

Early-Mid July: You will receive information on which First-Year Program college you will live in, your faculty advisor, and your roommate (if applicable) sent to your SLU e-mail.    

     Please note: If you are an athlete planning on participating in a fall intercollegiate sport, the coach will contact you with information about pre-season, including approved arrival date.

Early-July: Cyber Orientation Begins (check your SLU e-mail)

Wed., July 5: Mail the Student Health Forms to the address on the forms — this allows two weeks for delivery prior to the deadline

     Please note: Health forms arriving after July 20 will be subject to a $50 late fee


Mid-July to Early-August: Regional Summer Send-Off Events take place! Meet other incoming students from the Class of 2021, as well as some of our outstanding alumni and parents.

July 10-August 29: Cyber Advising and Course Registration

          (Get in touch with your Advisor[s] and/or Summer FYP Advising office 315-229-7397 to prepare for registration.)

Thurs., July 20: Student Health Forms due at St. Lawrence University 

Mon., July 24: Course Registration - APR2 opens for FY students at 12 Noon through until 12 noon on Tuesday, August 29, to register for your fall semester courses.

Mid-August: Athletic teams arrive on campus (check with your coach)

Mid-August: International FY students arrive on campus (check your SLU email)

Wed., August 23: Accepted North Country Pre-Trip students arrive and move into their dorms (check your SLU email for arrival time). Call 315-229-5757 with any questions.

Sun., August 27: New Student Orientation begins (through Aug. 29)
.  All other FY students arrive on campus and move into their dorms
Family Orientation: one day only on Sunday, 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Student Orientation: 3 full days: August 27-29 as well as select programming
August 28-September 1

A partial tentative schedule for Sunday, August 27 to assist in travel plans:

8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. New student check-in/registration in your residence hall

10:30 a.m. Welcome from the Deans

11:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. Meet your student's FYP faculty

3:30 p.m. Matriculation Ceremony [students, families, faculty and staff invited]

     Families please say goodbye to your son/daughter before this event.

4:30 p.m. Families depart

4:30 p.m. Student Orientation continues

You will receive a full Orientation schedule when you check-in.


Mon., August 28: 1:00-5:00 p.m. Drop-In FY advising in your FYP advisor's office

Tues., August 29: First FYP Class at 10:10 a.m.

Wed., August 30: First day of classes, Convocation

Fri., September 8: Club and organization fair

Thurs., September 14: First Year Academic Honor Ceremony

Fri-Sun., October 6-8: Family Weekend (call 315-229-5757, visit the Family Weekend page)

October 12-15: Thursday–Sunday, Mid-Semester Break

November 20-26: Monday–Sunday, Thanksgiving Break

December 14: Last day of classes

December 18-22: Finals week

December 23-January 16: Winter Break

Wednesday, January 17, 2018: Classes begin for spring semester

Go to the Academic Calendar for more info.