2021 Annapolis Opening Week Schedule

Below is the schedule of events for tutors and students for the opening week of the 2021–22 academic year in Annapolis.

All times listed are Eastern Time (ET). Times are subject to change.

*Graduate Institute students will receive a separate calendar.

Opening Week for 2021–22 Annapolis Academic Year

AUGUST 2022

Monday, August 23

  • 9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Mellon Hall Corridor
    Freshmen Sign In and Pick Up Keys; Residence Halls open for Freshmen

  • 1–2:30 p.m. | Francis Scott Key Auditorium
    Meeting of Parents Only with Dean, Assistant Dean, and other college officials

  • 2:30–3:30 p.m. | Francis Scott Key Outside Patio
    Refreshments for Parents, Tutors, Freshmen, and College Officials

  • 1–4 p.m. | Mellon Hall Corridor
    Upper-Class Sign In and Pick Up Keys; Residence Halls open for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

  • 8–10 p.m. | Residence Halls
    Activities in the Residence Halls

Tuesday, August 24

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Freshmen and Transfer Student Orientation | FSK Auditorium
    More Detailed Schedule Inside Welcome Packet | Mellon Hall Classrooms

  • 9:45 a.m. | Klein Room
    Instruction Committee Meeting

  • 4 p.m. | Conversation Room
    Faculty Meeting

  • 8–10 p.m. | Back Campus
    Campus-Wide Activities

Wednesday, August 25

  • 9–10 a.m. | TBD
    Convocation Rehearsal: Freshmen and First-Term Graduate Institute Students

  • 10:15 a.m. | TBD
    Freshmen and First-Term Graduate Institute Students gather for Robing and Line-Up for Convocation

  • 10:30 a.m. | TBD
    Convocation: Freshmen and Graduate Institute Students

  • 1–5 p.m.
    Freshman and Transfer Student Orientation | Great Hall
    More Detailed Schedule Inside Welcome Packet | McDowell Hall Classrooms

  • 9–9:45 a.m. & 1–3:45 p.m.
    Initial Faculty Archon Meetings

  • 8:30 p.m. | Great Hall
    Emergency Waltz Lessons

  • 9 p.m.–12 a.m. | Great Hall/Quad
    Convocation Waltz Party and Outside Gathering

Thursday, August 26

  • 9 a.m.–3 p.m
    Freshman and New Transfer Student Orientation | FSK Auditorium
    More Detailed Schedule Inside Welcome Packet | Mellon Hall Classrooms

  • 4 p.m. or 8 p.m. | Refer to individual student class schedule for location
    Undergraduate Classes Begin with Seminars

  • 5:15 p.m. | Refer to individual student class schedule for location
    Graduate Institute Classes Begin on Campus with Tutorials

  • 10 p.m. | Quad
    Coffee on the Quad

Friday, August 27

  • 9 a.m. | Refer to individual student class schedule for location
    Tutorials and Laboratories Begin

  • 3:45–4:45 p.m. | Iglehart Gym (The Temple)
    Freshman and Transfer Student Orientation to Athletics

  • 4:45–5:15 p.m. | Quad Steps above College Seal
    Freshman Class Picture

  • 8 p.m. | FSK Auditorium
    The Christopher B. Nelson Lecture

Saturday, August 28

  • Freshman Orientation
    More Detailed Schedule Inside Welcome Packet

  • 1 p.m. | Quad/Back Campus
    All-College Fair/Activities Fair

  • 3 p.m. | Back Campus
    All-College Soccer Game—“The Ends vs. The Means”

  • 8–10 p.m. | Back Campus
    Campus-Wide Activities

Sunday, August 29

  • 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Leave from the gym parking lot near tennis courts
    Freshman Only Shopping Shuttle

  • 7–8:45 p.m. | TBD
    Freshman Gathering with All RAs

  • 9 p.m. | Coffee Shop
    Board Game Night

Tuesday, August 31

  • 3:45 p.m. | FSK Auditorium
    Meeting of Instruction Committee with Freshmen