Welcome Week connects new students to Marist by helping them discover the people, programs and possibilities offered by our campus community. It is a Marist tradition to hand new students a Welcome Week Passport during check-in on Opening Day. The Passport lists all Welcome Week activities and provides useful information to help new students navigate their early days on campus. Students are expected to carry their Passports with them at all times during their first week. Passport Stamps are earned at the various mandatory and optional events; at the conclusion of the program, eligible students are entered into a prize drawing. A sampling of givaways includes free books for one semester, gift cards, tea with President Murray, electronics, and more. Welcome Week activities provides important information and memorable opportunities for students to meet students, faculty and staff.