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Your journey begins now.

The day you’ve been dreaming about is nearly here. New Student Move-In Day is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, which is then followed by three more days of orientation before classes begin on Tuesday, Aug. 21.


Move-In Day Schedule: Friday, Aug. 17, 2018


7:30-9:45 a.m. | Stamper Commons


Students living on 5th/4th floors may check-in after 7:30 a.m.

Students living on 3rd floors may check-in after 8:15 a.m.

Students living on 2nd floors may check-in after 9 a.m.

Students living on 1st floors may check-in after 9:45 a.m.


Navigate Your Way

9:45 a.m.-12 p.m. | Stamper Commons

After you have moved in, navigate your way through our convenient one-stop location. Use your “Passport to Stephens” as a guide to learning about services, including our Counseling services, student support services, dining services, parking services, technology services (email account), and receive your on-campus mailbox.


Family Lounge

7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Center Student Engagement (Stamper Commons)

Relax and put your feet up while your student works through graduation. Refreshments available.



11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Stamper Commons Dining Hall

Students eat as part of their meal plan

Adults/guests: $6.30 (Cash, credit cards).


Susie’s (campus store) Open

11:30-1:30 p.m.


Meet Your Orientation Group Leader (OGL)

1:15-3 p.m

Meet your OGL, who will be your guide as you get acclimated to Stephens, along with your fellow Orientation Group members!


CCPD Presentation (Parents only)

1:15-1:45 p.m. | Center for Student Engagement (Stamper Commons)

Learn about the services provided by our Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD).


Welcome to Stephens College! (for Students and Families)

3-3:15 p.m. | Kimball Ballroom of Lela Raney Wood Hall

Welcome from Stephens President Dianne Lynch.


Family Orientation

3:15-4 p.m. | Kimball Ballroom of Lela Raney Wood Hall


Student Meeting with CCPD First-year/Sophomore Transfer

3:15-4 p.m. | Historic Senior Hall Recital Hall

Learn about the services provided by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD).


Crossing the Bridge

4:15-4:45 p.m. | Historic Senior Quad and Journey Plaza

In this time-honored tradition, you’ll cross our two pedestrian bridges with fellow Stephens women, symbolizing the begin­ning of your educational journey. You’ll be greeted by College administrators, faculty, families and friends — those who will support you along the way.



5-6:30 p.m. | Stamper Commons Dining Hall


Families depart campus.


Residence Hall Meetings (for Residence Life Students only)

7-8 p.m. | Residence Halls


District Stroll - Ice Cream Roll

8:15-10 p.m. | Stamper Commons

Join your OGL and your Orientation team for a stroll through downtown Columbia. Learn about all the great shopping and hotspots and then stop for some ice cream.

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