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First-Year Welcome Weekend

Begin your Thiel Story! Welcome Weekend is an important part of your Thiel experience—it is the beginning of four years that will shape your future. This program is designed to help you with the transition to college, to educate you about various on-campus opportunities, and to help you to begin forming lifelong friendships with your classmates.

Students participating in activities and athletic programs that have an August camp, will receive more specific move-in information from your respective coach or instructor.  All students will also receive a mailing in August with information about your move-in times on Saturday, August 24.

Important Forms and Information

Arrival Instructions for Aug. 24

Please report to the Beeghly Gymnasium parking lot located off of College Ave. Follow signs for Welcome Weekend. Once you arrive, you will pull through a convenient "drive-in" for new student check-in. Students will receive their weekend schedule and other important information for the day. If you have not finalized your financial aid package or business account information, you will be directed to meet with a Thiel representative prior to moving into your residence hall.

Must Complete Prior to Moving-in

Please be sure to complete and return your Financial Arrangement and Medical Records paperwork. We are unable to allow you to progress through the move-in process until this paperwork is received. For questions about your Financial Arrangement paperwork, please contact Student Accounts Supervisor Stacey Yake at 724-589-2810 or at syake@thiel.edu. For questions about the Medical Records paperwork, please contact the Student Health Services at Health_Services@thiel.edu.

Move-in Schedule (Saturday, August 24)

First-year students will move in on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Move-in arrival times are based on the Residence Hall and floor in which you be living. Please make note of your specific move-in time listed below.

11:00 a.m. Sawhill 3rd floor, Hodge 3rd floor
11:20 a.m. Florence West 5th, 6th and 7th floors
11:40 a.m. Sawhill 2nd floor, Hodge 2nd floor
12:00 p.m. Florence West 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors
12:20 p.m. Sawhill 1st floor, Hodge 1st floor
12:40 p.m. Florence West 1st floor, Bane, College Ave. Apt. and Stewart

The move-in times are staggered so that volunteers can assist you with the heavy work of carrying items up the steps. Please help us make the process a smooth one by arriving promptly at your scheduled time. If we have families arriving out of order it could delay the move-in and check-in process. If you are unable to arrive at your schedule time, please call the Student Life Office at 724-589-2125 to let us know and make different plans.


Please follow the signs to report to the Beeghly Gymnasium Parking Lot, and have the “New Student Check-In Pass” document that is being mailed to you ready to provide the staff at the welcome tent. Once you arrive, you will be directed through a “drive-in” route to your building.  Students will receive a packet of information about Welcome Weekend, and their laptop computer as part of the drive-in process. 

Move-in Dates for August Camps & Programs

Coaches and/or program leaders will send specific information about move-in schedules and activities for August camps and programs. Move-in activities are planned by the coach or program leader for each respective activity.

  • August 10 - SEMS 105 move-in
  • August 14 - Football move-in
  • August 16 - All other fall sports with August camps move-in, Marching Band move-in
  • August 24 - First-year students move-in/Welcome Weekend
  • August 25 - Returning students move-in