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 26 (Warrior Spirit‐wear Theme: Please wear White)

New Student Move-in Day

Walk of the Warrior: Campus Tradition

Celebration of Warriors

Saturday, August 27 (Warrior Spirit‐wear Theme: Please wear Black)

Community & Education Sessions

Learning the Way of the Warrior

The 308 - Evening Festival -  Campus Tradition

Sunday, August 28 (Warrior Spirit‐wear Theme: Please wear Red)

Connections and Wellness Programs

All Univeristy Picnic

VIP Bookstore Event

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 or (570) 422-3291. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, services for physical, cognitive, visual or auditory assistance.

Contact Us

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Contact Information

Campus Address
200 Prospect Street
Title of Department Leader
Executive Director
Joe Akob