Registration at Blair Academy

REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018

Welcome to Blair!

The schedules that follow represent our attempt to combine business and pleasure in welcoming you (and welcoming you back) to Blair. New students and their parents are reminded that "veterans" are here as well, so please don't hesitate to ask questions or to let us know how we can be of assistance in any way.

View Blair's campus map, which should be of help to you during registration.

A note for everyone registering: At the health center, you will get a registration card. You must keep this card with you throughout the registration process in order to get your course schedule.

Please note that within each category below is a link to a printable version of that day's schedule.

Football, Friday, August 25

Welcome! Please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Get your dorm assignment and parking instructions at entrance.
  2. Park…leave belongings in car.
  3. Check in with one of the coaches in the dorm who will instruct you regarding the morning schedule for unpacking, getting equipment, etc.
10:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION
Begin at the Health Center, where you will be given your registration card. Proceed to Clinton Hall to check forms, have your ID/debit card photo taken (If not taken in the spring, clean shaven and collared shirt, please!), get schedule, etc. (If your registration card has not been approved, your first stop must be at the business office on the bottom floor of Ivy Hall.)

12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch for players and parents in the Romano Dining Hall.
12:45 p.m. Meeting for players and parents in the dining hall with Head of School Chris Fortunato and coaching staff.
1:30 p.m. Team Meeting (players) in Cowan Auditorium
2:45 p.m. Practice begins

PARENTS…PLEASE NOTE : There will not be general orientation/information meetings in dorms for parents today. Parents of boarders and day students who live nearby are encouraged to return for orientation meetings that begin in dormitories at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8. And, of course, all parents are cordially invited to a reception at the Head of School’s home between 3 and 4 p.m. on September 8.

View a printable version of this schedule.

Prefect, Thursday, August 31

Welcome!

As veterans, you know the drill! Please follow the steps outlined below for prefect registration from 2 to 3 p.m.:

  1. PROCEED TO HEALTH CENTER WHERE YOU WILL BE GIVEN YOUR REGISTRATION CARD. You must keep this registration card with you throughout the registration process.
  2. Proceed to Clinton Hall to check forms, have photo taken for ID/Debit Card, if not taken in the spring, etc. (If your registration card has not been approved by the Business Office, your first step must be at the Business Office on the bottom floor of Ivy Hall.)

Parents of Prefects – Note that we don’t do much in terms of welcoming you today, in part because we know that you, too, know the routine. That said, we hope that you get the chance to say hello to your son or daughter’s housemaster, for they will be working closely together to manage the dorm. You are certainly welcome to return for orientation meetings that begin in dormitories at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 8. And of course all parents are cordially invited to a reception at the Head of School’s home between 3 and 4 p.m. on September 8.

View a printable version of this schedule.

Pre-Season, Friday, September 1

Welcome! Please follow the steps outlined below:

Registration will take place from 9:00-11:30 a.m.

  1. Get your dorm assignment and parking instructions at entrance.
  2. Park...leave belongings in car.
  3. PROCEED TO HEALTH CENTER WHERE YOU WILL BE GIVEN YOUR REGISTRATION CARD. You must keep this registration card with you throughout the registration process.
  4. Proceed to Clinton Hall to check forms, have photo taken for ID/debit card, get schedule, etc. (If your registration card has not been approved, your first step must be at the business office on the bottom floor of Ivy Hall.)
  5. Proceed to dormitory where, in exchange for your registration card, you will be given your room key.
  6. Proceed to the School Store in Blair Commons. All deliveries from UPS and Fed Ex Ground can be picked up here. All students photographed today may also pick up their ID card and mailbox key.

11:30 a.m. Parent Volunteer Group Meeting & Lunch for any parents interested in volunteering during the year in Wean Dining Room
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.- Lunch for athletes & parents in Romano Dining Hall
12:45 p.m. Team Meeting for athletes & parents:
  • Boys' XC...Cowan Auditorium
  • Girls' XC…Locke Hall Conference Room
  • Tennis…Clinton 301
  • Boys' Soccer…Upstairs lobby, Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts
  • Girls' Soccer…Kathryn Hall Common Room
  • Field Hockey…Chesnutt Chapel, 3rd floor, Clinton Hall
  • Volleyball...Tracy Hall Citation Room
1:15 p.m. Head of School’s Meeting for all pre-season athletes (parents welcome) in DuBois Theatre (Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts)

Parents…please note: There will not be general orientation/information meetings in dorms for parents today. Parents of boarders who live nearby are encouraged to return for orientation meetings that begin in dormitories at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 8. And, of course, all parents are cordially invited to a reception at the Head of School’s home between 3 and 4 p.m. on September 8.

DAY STUDENTS LOCATIONS FOR 2017-2018

Girls Boys
9th grade Locke Hall, 3rd floor Insley Hall
10th grade West Hall basement Insley Hall
11th grade
West Hall basement Lakeside Hall
12th grade West Hall basement Mason Hall
View a printable version of this schedule.

International, Thursday, September 7

Students & Parents:

The schedule that follows represents our attempt to combine business and pleasure in welcoming you (and welcoming you back) to Blair. New students and their parents are reminded that "veterans" are here as well; please don't hesitate to ask questions or to let us know how we can be of assistance in any way. *Please inform your Housemaster if you will not be staying in the dorm tonight. If you leave campus overnight, you must return by 4 p.m. on Friday.

9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION

  1. Get dorm and parking assignments at entrance.
  2. Park…leave belongings in car.
  3. BEGIN REGISTRATION PROCESS AT THE HEALTH CENTER…get registration card.
  4. Proceed to Clinton Hall to continue registration. (If your registration card has not been approved by the Business Office, your first step must be at the Business Office located on the lower level of Ivy Hall.)
  5. Check into dorm; get room key.
  6. Proceed to the School Store in Blair Commons. All deliveries from UPS and Fed Ex Ground can be picked up here. All students photographed today may also pick up their ID card and mailbox key.

11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. LUNCHEON for all international students & parents at Sharpe House
12:45 p.m. Campus tours conducted in various languages depart from the admission office porch (Locke Hall)
2:00-5:00 p.m. Additional time for unpacking & settling into rooms
5:15-6:15 p.m. DINNER in the Romano Dining Hall (families welcome)
8:30-9:30 p.m. BBQ outside of Blair Commons. Hamburgers, hot dogs, etc…Meet old friends and make new ones!
10:30 p.m. Dormitory check-in
11:00 p.m. Lights out
View a printable version of this schedule.

Final, Friday, September 8

Student & Parents:

The schedule that follows represents our attempt to combine business and pleasure in welcoming you (and welcoming you back) to Blair. New students and their parents are reminded that "veterans" are here as well; please don't hesitate to ask questions or to let us know how we can be of assistance in any way.

7:30-8:30 a.m.
8:30-10 a.m.
Breakfast
Continental breakfast for those on campus
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION

  1. Get dorm and parking assignments at entrance.
  2. Park…leave belongings in car.
  3. BEGIN REGISTRATION PROCESS AT THE HEALTH CENTER…get registration card.
  4. Proceed to Clinton Hall to continue registration. (If your registration card has not been approved by the Business Office, your first step must be at the Business Office on the lower level of Ivy Hall.)
  5. Check into dorm; get room key.
  6. Proceed to the School Store in Blair Commons. All deliveries from UPS and Fed Ex Ground can be picked up here. All students photographed today may also pick up their ID card and mailbox key. School Store hours for the day are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. BUFFET LUNCHEON …Romano Dining Hall
2:00 p.m. ALL BOARDING PARENTS meet with housemasters in respective dorms
2:30 p.m. ALL PARENTS meet with the Head of School in DuBois Theatre (Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts)
2:30 p.m. Blue & White Key Society leads tours of campus for new students, starting at the admission office porch (you may want to bring your academic schedule with you)
3:00-4:00 p.m. All parents are invited to Sharpe House, the home of Mr. & Mrs. Fortunato, for light refreshments. Parents should plan to leave campus following this reception.
4:30 p.m. ALL DAY STUDENTS (including seniors) meet in Cowan Auditorium (Bogle Hall)
5:00 p.m.

CLASS MEETINGS

  • 9th grade - Chesnutt Chapel (Clinton Hall)
  • 10th grade - Cowan Auditorium (Bogle Hall)
  • 11th grade - Wean Theatre (Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts)
  • 12th grade - DuBois Theatre (Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts)

ALL NEW STUDENTS meet with their class monitors immediately following the Class Meetings.

5:30-7:00 p.m. Picnic Dinner for all on campus (please wear your name tags)
8:00-10:00 p.m. Dormitory meetings & activities
10:00 p.m. Underclass students in dorms
10:45 p.m. Seniors in dorms
11:00 p.m. Lights out for underclass students
11:30 p.m. Lights out for seniors
View a printable version of this schedule.

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