Parent Orientation

We encourage parents of new Wheaton students to attend Parent Orientation, which happens right alongside Student Orientation! Save the dates: August 17-19, 2017


Parent Orientation is a great time to get a feel for student life at Wheaton and to meet other Wheaton parents! 

We encourage you to visit the FAQ page for help with some common Parent Orientation questions.

Below is a tentative schedule.  Events, times, and locations are subject to change.

Thursday, August 17, 2017   

Early Arrivals: international students, MKs, TCKs, Passage participants, and music majors.

2 - 4 pm

Residence Halls Open

Early arrival students should check in at their residence hall before stopping by the Welcome Center.

2 - 5 pm 

Parent Welcome Center Open
Pick up a pocket schedule and discounted meal tickets for Anderson Commons.
Beamer Center, lower level, Fireside Room 
6:30 - 8:30 pm   Music Major Orientation Meeting  
Meet the faculty, learn about ensembles, touring, and more. 
Edman Memorial Chapel, Auditorium 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Arrival time for all other freshmen and transfer students and parents.

9 am - 4 pm  Residence Halls open for all new students
Check in at residence hall before stopping by the Welcome Center 
9 am - 4 pm  

Parent Welcome Center Open
Pick up a pocket schedule and discounted meal tickets to Anderson Commons.
Beamer Center, lower level, Fireside Room 

11 am 
1 pm 
1:15 pm 
1:30 pm 
1:45 pm
2 pm  
Campus Tours
Beamer Center, lower level, south entrance 
9 am - 4 pm  New Student ID Pictures
Students who did not send in ID photos must go to Public Safety to have their picture taken. 
Chase Service Center 
8 am - 12 pm   "Passport to Wheaton" Parent Program 
Consider transitions, identity, and resources specific to TCK, MK, and international students.  Enjoy brunch with other parents and cross cultural students. 
Anderson Commons, South Party Room 
2:30 - 3:30 pm  Student Care -- Disabilities Services Meeting
Open to new students and parents interested in learning about the resources available for those with specific learning, physical, and emotional needs.
Meyer Science Building, 145
3:30-4:30pm Student Care and Services Team
Open to new students and parents interested in learning about the resources available for preventative care, physical and emotional health, and Wheaton’s commitment to encouraging students to live well.   
Meyer Science Building, 145
4:30 - 5:30 pm  Next Generation Photo & Reception
Join fellow new students of alumni for a generational photo that will be published in Wheaton magazine.  Refreshments will be served starting at 4:30, and photos will begin promptly at 5 pm. 
Beamer Center, upper level, Coray Alumni Gymnasium 
7 - 8:15 pm  Opening Program
A welcome and dedication program for new students and families, with administrators, the Orientation Committee, and other guests. 
Edman Memorial Chapel 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

9:15 - 9:45 am      Morning Worship
Edman Memorial Chapel
10 - 11:15 am  Living Well at Wheaton
Learn how Wheaton is committed to personal formation, the liberal arts experience, student care, Christ-centered diversity, calling and career, and beyond.
Edman Memorial Chapel 
11:30 am - 12:15 pm  Pre-Professional Breakout Sessions
Education -- Blanchard, 339
Law -- Memorial Student Center, 302
Health -- Meyer Science Center, 145
11:30 am - 1 pm   Meet the Profs - Academic Fair 
Meet faculty and learn about curriculum, programs, and general resources for students 
Beamer Center, upper level, Coray Alumni Gymnasium 
2 - 3 pm  Administrators’ Forum
An information and question and answer session with President Ryken, Chaplain Blackmon, and the Vice Presidents. 
Billy Graham Center, Barrows Auditorium 
7:00 - 8:30 pm Closing Program
Gather with fellow parents for a special service of dedication and blessing. 
Edman Memorial Chapel 


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