Questions about Welcome Week

Is Welcome Week required? 

Yes, Welcome Week is required of ALL new students - but we've designed Welcome Week to be both fun and informative, so we're confident you'll WANT to be a part of it.

How do I know if I'm a "first year" or a "transfer" student?

First year students have not enrolled in any college or schooling since graduating from high school. If you've done post secondary classes - taking college classes while in high school - you are still considered a first year student. 

Transfer students previously attended a different college OR have taken out any form of financial aid since graduating from high school.

If you're still not sure what you are, call Admissions to find out! 330-471-8145

Do parents need to attend Welcome Week?  

Malone University strongly encourages parents to attend the first day of Welcome Week. We believe it helps new students make a comfortable transition to college, and it also provides parents with valuable information about Malone - including advice on transitions for parents, too!

Is there a charge for attending?

No - there's no charge! But if you do need lunch on Wednesday (check-in day), please order a boxed lunch for you and your family. There are also great local spots you can try!

The link to order a lunch is on the schedule for Wednesday lunch until 5 days before check-in day in order for our cafeteria to prepare.

Where is check-in?

Check-in takes place in the Johnson Center, the entrance from Cleveland Avenue.  (Find it with our interactive Campus Map.)

Why do I need to check in?

Students will receive their class assignments, mailbox information, and other important materials at this time.

I'm coming to campus earlier than Welcome Week (for a sport, band, or  other activity), so do I still need to check in at Welcome Week?

Yes! Again, you'll be receiving important information, such as your class assignments. You'll also need to sign up for particular Welcome Week activities. 

I will be living on campus. When can I move in?

After you have checked in at the Johnson Center on the first morning of Welcome Week (Wednesday), you will check in at the desk in the main lobby of your residence hall and then begin moving into your room.

Will offices at Malone be open during Welcome Week?

Of course! We are excited for your arrival. Our staff will be ready and waiting for you in Admissions, the Business Office, Center for Student Success, Financial Aid, the Bookstore, and the Mail Room.

May we buy textbooks during Welcome Week?

Sure! The University Campus Store will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, First-year students are automatically "opted in" to the Slingshot Choice program, so your books will be waiting for you in your room unless you choose to opt out

Whom do we contact if a family member needs disability accommodations for Welcome Week?

Please call Anna Meadows at 330-471-8496 or email her this summer to make arrangements for wheelchair access, interpreters, etc., for events. 

Who can I contact for more information about Welcome week?

Please call the Office of Student Development at 330-471-8273 or email Pattie Anderson.

You will receive a detailed schedule of all Welcome Week activities when you arrive on campus.