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Posted August 19, 2015 by
Tags: Student Activities My Wheaton

Welcome to #WheatonOrientation Week: 'To Whom Shall We Go?'

2015-OC-HoneyRockHey there, new students!! This year I’ve had the privilege to serve on the Orientation Committee (OC), and we are pretty darn excited to finally meet you. We have been planning since January, and have a great Orientation week ahead for you! The time has come for you to start writing your story at Wheaton. Amid all the emotions you may be feeling, I hope you are excited and expecting incredible things for these next few years. 

You may be new students now, but soon enough you will be studying for that killer final, “hammocking” on Blanchard lawn, campus golfing, attending “Prez Ball,” and waiting in the seemingly never-ending line for omelets at breakfast (worth it). Before you know it, you will be firmly woven into the fabric of our community. 

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 Here are a few tips on how to tackle you first week as an official Wheatie: At this point, you probably have answers to a few basic questions: Where are you living? What professors should you choose? How many jackets do you need? As you enter Wheaton, there is one more question to which I would like to draw your attention. This year’s Orientation theme verse, John 6:68-69, asks the question, “To Whom Shall We Go?” Interestingly enough, the question actually functions more as a profound statement of faith. My hope is that we as a community will proclaim with a voice of surrender and trust, “Only to you, Lord.” In a world that is constantly changing, let us hold tightly to our never-changing God. 

On behalf of Orientation Committee and the rest of the Wheaton College family, we can’t wait to finally meet you!

Dana Henderson ’17 is this year’s director. She is originally from Fullerton, California, and is a junior studying Applied Health Science and Business/Economics with the hope of pursuing a career in management within the healthcare field. Learn more about Wheaton Orientation on their website. Photo captions (from top): Getting excited for O-week while wearing our Orientation shirts at HoneyRock!; Setting out on our two-hour canoe trip to our overnight campsite during Student Development Week at HoneyRock...talk about team bonding!