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Orientation Schedule

Orientation Schedule - August 23-28, 2018

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* Denotes additional programming for these students. Cross-Cultural Students will also be emailed a schedule of available programming for those arriving before Thursday, August 23.

Thursday, August 23 (Early Arrivals Only)

2:00 - 4:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer students
Residence Halls
Open for all music majors, Passage Participants, Cross-Cultural, and First-Generation Students
Students check in at residence hall before stopping by the Orientation Center
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Parents  
Parent Orientation Center
Open to parents of music majors, Passage Participants, Cross-Cultural, and First-Generation Students
Beamer Center, lower level, Fireside Lounge
3:00 - 5:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer students
Student Orientation Center
Open for all music majors, Passage Participants, Cross-Cultural, and First-Generation Students
Beamer Center, lower level, Phelps Room
6:30 - 8:30 pm
First year studentsTransfer studentsParents
Music Major Orientation Meeting
Meet the faculty, learn more about ensembles, touring, and more.
Armerding Recital Hall, Armerding Center for Music and the Arts

7:00 - 9:00 pm
international students
Cross-Cultural Chillout
Come share snacks with current and new MK/TCK/International students!
Beamer Center, lower level, Stupe Patio

 

Friday, August 24

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer studentsParents
Residence Halls open for all new students
Meet your new roommate!
Check in at residence hall before stopping by the Student & Parent Orientation Centers. Transfers living in apartments come to the Orientation Center first.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer studentsParents
Student & Parent Orientation Centers Open
Check-in for Orientation
Beamer Center, lower level, Phelps Room & Fireside Lounge
First year studentsTransfer studentsParents Campus Tours: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 1:15 pm, 1:30 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm
Beamer Center, lower level, South entrance
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer students
New Student ID Pictures
Those who did not send in ID photos must go to Public Safety to have their picture taken.
Chase Service Center
8:00 am -12:00 pm
international students
"Passport to Wheaton"
Learn about the transition process, resources, programs, and opportunities available for MKs, TCKs and International Students.
Anderson Commons, South Party Room
8:00 am -12:00 pm
Parents
"Passport to Wheaton" Parent Program
Consider transitions, identity, and resources specific to TCKs. Enjoy brunch with other parents and cross cultural students. 
Anderson Commons, South Party Room
12:00-1:30 pm
First year students
First-Generation Student & Parent Lunch
First-Gen students & parents gather to celebrate and share support for the college experience.
Kresge Rm., East Wing, Edman Chapel
9:30 - 11:00 am
Transfer students
Hebrew Placement Test
Advance registration is required for Hebrew testing.
Wyngarden, Room 307
1:30 - 3:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer students
Greek and Latin Placement Test
Advance registration is required for Greek and Latin testing.
Wyngarden, Room 307
1:30 - 3:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer students
Mandarin Chinese Placement Test
Advance registration is required
Wyngarden, Room 302
2:30 - 3:30 pm
First year studentsTransfer studentsParents
Student Care - Disability Services Meeting
Open for all new students and parents interested in learning about the resources available for those with special needs (learning, physical and emotional). 
Meyer Science Center, 145
3:30 - 4:30 pm
First year studentsTransfer studentsParents
Student Care and Services Team
Open for all new students and parents interested in learning about the resources available for preventative care, physical & emotional health, and Wheaton's commitment to encouraging students to live well.
Meyer Science Center, 145
4:30 - 5:30 pm
First year studentsTransfer studentsParents
Next Generation Photo & Reception
Calling all alumni children and grandchildren! 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 pm and photos will begin promptly at 5 pm.
Beamer Center, upper level, Coray Alumni Gym
7:00 - 8:15 pm
First year studentsTransfer studentsParents
OPENING PROGRAM
A welcome and dedication program for new students and families, with administrators, the Orientation Committee and other guests.
Edman Memorial Chapel
8:30 - 10:00 pm
First year students
Floor Intro
Meet your floor-mates and RA in this interactive session including roommate activities, games, and important Residence Hall information.
Residence Halls
9:00 - 10:30 pm
Transfer students
Transfer Kick-Off
Don't miss the chance to meet fellow transfers, build community, play games, and eat lots of ice cream! Res Hall transfers should come after connecting with their floors.
Beamer Center, lower level, Phelps Room

 

Saturday, August 25

9:15-9:45 am
 First year studentsTransfer studentsParents
Morning Worship
Edman Memorial Chapel 

10:00 - 11:15 am
First year studentsTransfer studentsParents
Living Well at Wheaton 
Learn how Wheaton is committed to your personal formation as a student, the liberal arts experience, student care, Christ-centered diversity, calling and career, and beyond.
Edman Memorial Chapel
11:30 am -12:15 pm
First year studentsTransfer studentsParents
Pre-Professional Sessions
Education – Blanchard 339
Law – MSC 302
Health – Science 145
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer studentsParents
Lunch
Purchase your discounted lunch ticket in advance at the Bon Appetit table in Lower Beamer. 
Anderson Commons

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer studentsParents

Meet the Profs – Academic Fair
Meet Faculty and learn about their department's curriculum, programs and general resources for students.
Beamer Center, upper level, Coray Gym
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Parents
Administrators’ Forum
An information and question and answer session with President Ryken, Chaplain Blackmon, and the Vice Presidents. 
Billy Graham Center, Barrows Auditorium
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Transfer students
Transfer Scavenger Hunt/BBQ 
Connect with other transfers and explore Downtown Wheaton through an adventurous scavenger hunt ending with a barbecue at a campus house.
Beamer Center, lower level, Phelps Room
 7:00 - 8:30 pm *
Parents
Closing Program
Gather with fellow parents for a special service of dedication and blessing.
Edman Memorial Chapel

 7:00 – 8:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer students
Bro-Sis-a-Palooza 
Be introduced to and have some fun with your new Brother or Sister floor.
Meet on your floor with your RA.
8:00 – 9:30 pm
First year studentsTransfer students
Rec & Game Night 
Bean Stadium (soccer field)
9:30 - 10:30 pm
First year studentsTransfer students
Beamer Bash
Come unwind from a long day with live music, games, and snacks at your first ever College Union event!
Lower Beamer Center

* Note to Parents: The parents' portion has ended, but feel free to stay and worship on Sunday with your student.

 

Sunday, August 26

Morning
First year studentsTransfer students
Worship Together
Attend a local church of your choosing. A directory of churches is provided in the residence halls. Go with your roommate, floor, new friends, or parents still in Wheaton.

5:30 pm
First year students

A Slice of Wheaton
Meet your GO Day Group and GoGuide Leader while enjoying Chicago-style pizza for Sunday dinner.
Memorial Student Center Lawn
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Transfer students
A Slice of Wheaton-Transfer Edition
Come meet and hear from veteran transfers!  Get to know the transfer experience from current students while sampling local pizza favorites.  Bring your questions and appetite. 
Beamer Center, lower level, Phelps Room
7:00 - 10:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer students
Behind the Scenes with Res Life
Learn the essentials of living in Wheaton's residence halls, get to know your RAs and senior staff, and find out why living in community is the Olympic training center of your Christian life.
Starts in Beamer Center, upper level, Coray Gym

 9:00 - 11:00 pm 
Transfer students

Transfer Bowling
Transfers NOT living in Smith/Traber or Fischer are invited to connect with fellow transfers, upperclass RAs, and Transfer OC for a night of crazy bowling, food, and fun! Transfers living in these residence halls are expected to attend the Res Life event in Coray.
Beamer Center, lower level, Phelps Room

 

Monday, August 27

6:30 am - 4:00 pm
First year students
GO Day
Engage, learn, and invest in the Woodlawn Community of Chicago!
11:00 - 11:45 am
Transfer students
Transfer Registration Policies and Procedures
Academic policies, special programs, and provisions for registration changes. 
Meyer Science Center, 145
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Transfer students

Transfer Advisor Appointments 
All new transfer students are required to meet with a faculty advisor.  Appointment times given in a late summer e-mail from the Transfer Analyst.
Department Offices
7:30 - 10:00 pm
 First year studentsTransfer students
New Student Worship
Pierce Chapel

 

Tuesday, August 28

11:30 - 1:00 pm
international students

Maintaining F-1 Visa Status Session
Required meeting for all international students.
Beamer Center, lower level, International Student Programs Office

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First year students
Freshmen Advising Meetings
All new students are required to meet with a faculty advisor.
Location information distributed at Orientation.
3:00 - 5:00 pm
First year students
Freshmen Registration Changes
On-line or in the Registrar's Office-
SSB 222

1:00 - 5:00 pm
Transfer students
Transfer Community Service Day
Spend the afternoon serving in the local community. 
Beamer Center, lower level, Phelps Rm.
5:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer students
All School Rehearsal and Class Meeting
Hear from Student Government about getting involved on campus and practice your class song in preparation for singing together at All School Communion tonight.
Edman Memorial Chapel
6:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer students
Campus-wide Dinner 
Anderson Commons
8:00 – 10:00 pm
First year studentsTransfer students
"All-School"
All students come to worship together for the first time as a student body.
Edman Memorial Chapel

 

Wednesday, August 29

All Day Classes begin today

 

Thursday, August 30

10:00 - 11:30 am
First year studentsTransfer students
Part-Time Student Job Fair
See what options are available for a part-time job on or off campus.
Beamer Center, upper level, Coray Gym