The AIM Program

2022 AIM Program dates: Wednesday, August 17th through Friday, August 19th

The AIM Program serves as an extended orientation opportunity for incoming students as they make the transition to college. AIM students take part in a multi-day program the week before the fall semester begins. These students move into their residence hall rooms early, get acclimated to campus before classes begin and participate in a series of social activities and success seminars designed to prepare students for both the social and academic transition from high school to college.

There is a $160 fee for all participants which covers the cost of housing, food, transportation and activities for the duration of the program. If you would like to speak with someone about the program please contact Dan McDevitt at

Registration Note: Early Arrival Program registration for the Class of 2026 is now CLOSED.

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Program Schedule

Below is the tentative schedule for the 2022 AIM Program. Please check back as we continue to finalize the details. 

  • 9:00 a.m. Begin move-in to residence halls
    2:30 p.m. Student check-in/registration
    3:15 p.m. Welcome and Jesuit Education presentation
    4:00 p.m. Family blessing and families depart campus
    5:00 p.m. Small group introductions and dinner with AIM mentors
    6:00 p.m. Begin quizzo and guided painting activity (opportunity to do both!)
    7:30 p.m. Mister Softee ice cream treats
    9:30 p.m. Hall meetings
  • 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
    9:00 a.m. Community service activity at Gompers Elementary
    11:30 a.m. Lunch and clean up from service activity
    1:15 p.m. Small group reflection and discussion
    1:45 p.m. Academic expectations and Wellness at SJU
    2:30 p.m. Classroom and campus tours
    4:15 p.m. Pick-up basketball, bingo, DIY string bracelets, weight room - you choose!
    5:30 p.m. Dinner
    7:00 p.m. Mentor panel - Getting Involved on Campus
    8:00 p.m. SkyZone trampoline park
  • 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
    9:30 a.m. Bowling at Sproul Lanes
    12:30 p.m. Lunch
    1:15 p.m. Small group reflection and discussion
    2:00 p.m. Mentor wrap-up discussions and Q&A
    3:00 p.m. Program ends