Sunday, September 4


9 am to 5 pm

On-Campus Residence Move-in
Chouinard and Ahmanson Halls
Please refer to your designated move-in times provided to you by the Residence Life Office. When you arrive at your respective residence, you will be greeted by Residence Life staff who will issue your room key. Volunteers from throughout the Institute will be on board to welcome you and to help you move in.

9 am to 5 pm

Steve’s Café Open for Families & Students
Main Building, Steve’s Café
Food is prepared fresh daily using only the finest ingredients. The menu features a selection of hot entrées, vegetarian and vegan meals, a full salad bar, drinks, and snacks. Recognizing the cultural diversity of the community, Steve’s Café offers a wide range of menu choices. 


10 am to 4 pm 

Family & Friends Lounge 
Chouinard, Mom’s Café
Come relax in this lounge for refreshments, writing letters to your student, and taking photos at a photobooth provided by the Office of Alumnx & Family Engagement. 


2 to 5 pm 

Optional Shopping Trip 
Meet in front of the Blue Wall
Forgot something? Take a trip to the Valencia Marketplace (Vons, Bed Bath and Beyond, Walmart and more) for all your shopping needs. A shuttle will leave every 30 minutes in front of the Blue Wall.



5 to 7 pm

Main Building, Steve’s Café



9 pm

New Student RA Circles
Chouinard Poolside
Mandatory for all first year, BFA 1, and transfer students living in the Residential Halls. RA circles are an opportunity to be introduced to their RAs and ask questions about resources and upcoming orientation.