Welcome to Keene State College new students! Once you have paid your enrollment service fee you are now officially an OWL! Our job is to support you through the next steps of your journey prior to your arrival to campus and beyond. Please click on the Hootie’s How To’s in order to begin completing required steps ahead of your arrival!! We look forward to welcoming you to the Owl Family at all of our Orientation programs!
Owl Orientation (students incoming for Spring 2023)
Sunday January 15, 2023
10:00am Check-In, L.P.Young Student Center, 1st Floor
Students confirm required participation via Orientation Registration - sent to your Keene.edu email
Owl Orientation (students incoming for Fall 2023)
All Owl Orientation Programs will be a 1 day program, students should sign up for 1 that both they and up to 2 family members can attend. Registration link is sent to the students Keene.edu email once they activate their email!
Sunday June 11, 2023
Monday June 12, 2023
Wednesday June 14, 2023
Thursday June 15, 2023
Saturday June 17, 2023
Transfer/Re-Admit/Non-Traditional Session- Saturday July 22, 2023 (if you are not able to attend this date, email Orientation@keene.edu to request a different date)
All sessions begin at 10:00am with check-in from 8:30am - 9:45am and end by 6:00pm.
Hootie’s Commuter Welcome Day
Friday August 18, 2023 - 1/2 day event
This is an opportunity for Commuter Students to visit campus prior to full Welcome Days to obtain your Owl Card, visit with offices and complete any last minute items.
Commuter students are expected to attend Welcome Days (August 23 - August 26), however on Move-In Day commuters should arrive for lunch in the Dining Commons and Clap-In. More details will be provided closer to the events.
Hootie’s Welcome Days
Wednesday August 23, 2023 - Saturday August 26, 2023
(This is part 2 and Required for all first year students and first year commuter students; transfers/re-admits/non-traditional students are welcome upon request)
Move In Day is Wednesday August 23, 2023 for first year students.
Transfers/Re-Admits/Non-Traditional students living on campus Move In Day is Sunday August 27, 2023 unless you attend Hootie’s Welcome Days - email email@example.com to request