Continue the journey to your first semester at ESU! Exclusive experience for 1st and 2nd year students

Warrior Induction is a two-part process. Start on July 1 by exploring the many services and programs that ESU has to offer. Spend time learning about:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L) is ESU’s course management program. D2L will help you connect to course resources and interact with other Warriors and your faculty.
  • WarriorFish will help you set up appointments and connect you to supportive resources.
  • Way of the Warrior embodies a set of principles and values that Warriors should embrace and exemplify.
  • Campus Life helps you get connected to people, experiences, and resources.

Your induction culminates with the start of the fall semester: Warrior Induction Weekend

During Warrior Induction Weekend, you will:

  • Meet your Peer Mentor, an upper-class student who will help you through your entire fall semester. They will connect you to resources, answer your questions, and orient you to the campus and off-campus community.
  • Learn about self-care: managing stress, anxiety, and homesickness, risks and consequences associated with using alcohol and drugs, maintaining healthy and respectful relationships, and understanding the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion – which are core values of a Warrior.

Warrior Induction Weekend Schedule

  • Friday, August 27 (Warrior Spirit‐wear Theme: Please wear White)
    New Student Welcome & Orientation
    Time Topic Location & Building Number
    8a.m.-6p.m. Resident Hall Move-In

    Residence Halls

    10 a.m.-3p.m. COVID-19 Testing Clinic Flagler-Metzgar Center (22)
    5-7p.m. Dinner on
    Your Own
    Option: Dansbury Commons (19)
    7-8:15p.m. Mandatory Floor Meeting

    Residence Halls

    7:45-8:15p.m. Commuter Student Gathering

    Mattioli Recreation Center (69)

    8:30-9p.m. Walk of the Warrior Stonehenge
    (Corner of Prospect & Normal Streets)
    9-11p.m. Ignite your Warrior Pep Rally Eiler-Martin Stadium (11)
  • Saturday, August 28 (Warrior Spirit‐wear Theme: Please wear Black)
    New Student Welcome & Orientation
    Time Topic Location & Building Number
    8-8:50a.m. Check-in Sci Tech Lawn (70)
    9-10a.m. Warrior, Set, Go! Various Locations
    10-10:45a.m. Breakfast on Your Own Option: Dansbury
    Commons (19)
    10 a.m.-3p.m. COVID-19 Testing Clinic Flagler-Metzgar Center (22)
    10:45-10:55a.m. Meet-ups with Peer Mentors Various Locations
    11a.m.-12p.m.

    Zero Shades of Gray & The Freedom to be Yourself

    Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts - Red Group (3)/Recreation Center - Black Group (69)

    10 a.m.- 3p.m. COVID-19 Testing Clinic Flagler-Metzgar Center (22)
    12:15-1:15p.m. The Freedom to be Yourself & Zero Shades of Gray Mattioli Recreation Center - Red Group (69)/Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts - Black Group (3)
    1:15-2:15p.m. Lunch on Your Own Option: Dansbury Commons (19)
    2:30-3:30p.m. Hypnotic Intoxication Mattioli Rec Center (69)
    4-6p.m. Break Relax, explore campus & Poconos, or finish your Everfi trainings
    6-7p.m. Dinner on Your Own Option: Dansbury Commons (19)
    7:30-7:50p.m. Meet-ups with Peer Mentors Various Locations
    8-10 p.m. The 308 Mattioli Recreation Center Parking Lot (69 - Lot 11)
  • Sunday, August 29 (Warrior Spirit‐wear Theme: Please wear Red)
    New Student Welcome & Orientation
    Time Topic Location & Building Number
    10-1p.m. Brunch/Lunch
    on Your Own

    Option: Dansbury Commons (19)

    10 a.m.- 3p.m. COVID-19 Testing Clinic Flagler-Metzgar Center (22)
    1-3p.m. Peer Mentor Meet Ups Various Locations
    3-4p.m. Commuter Essentials

    Main Quad/Tent (29)

    3-4p.m. Warrior Wellness Hour Various Locations
    4-7p.m. Warrior Cookout Main Quad (29)
    6-8p.m. VIP Bookstore Night ESU Bookstore (15)

Important Links to Gear up for the Semester

For assistance or special accommodations, please contact newtoesu@esu.edu or (570) 422-3291. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, services for physical, cognitive, visual or auditory assistance.

Contact Us

We are here to answer your questions! Email us at newtoesu@esu.edu and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Contact Information

Campus Address
200 Prospect Street
Phone:
5704223394
Title of Department Leader
Executive Director
Name
Joe Akob
Phone:
570-422-3291