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Spring Semester Orientation

January 18-19, 2021: Virtual Orientation
February 6-7, 2021: In-Person Orientation and Move-In

January Orientation General Content Variant

Welcome to Wheaton College!  We believe that Spring Semester Orientation will help you transition well into this community.  You'll be entering with a small cohort of freshmen and transfers that you'll enjoy getting to know before classes begin and throughout the semester.  The Spring Semester Orientation Committee will help orient you to Wheaton and starting classes virtually, and then will move you into your residence once in-person learning resumes on campus. 

Virtual Orientation programming begins on January 18 with the Opening Program at 7pm.  In-person Orientation begins on February 6.  New students should make a reservation to arrive on campus between 10am-3pm in order to take a Covid test, move into their residence, and settle in while awaiting test results before starting in-person Orientation.  Students will be notified of test results within 8-24 hours.  See our FAQs for additional arrival information.

Monday, January 18 


Meet & Greet for all new students before the Opening Program
Zoom link


Spring Semester Opening Program*
You'll receive a Wheaton Welcome Box in the mail in early January...don't open until the Opening Program!
Livestream link


New Student Kick-Off Event
Zoom link

Tuesday, January 19

All Day

Classes begin!
virtual class schedule


O-Group Connect
Jump onto Zoom to see how classes went today!

Saturday, February 6


Campus Arrival and Move-In
1. Covid Test* in King Arena
2. Check-In at the Welcome Center
3. Move into your residence with the help of Thundermovers
*Sign up for a reservation. Plan to take your Covid test first thing when you arrive on campus.


Grab-and-Go Dinner
Anderson Commons


In-person Kick-Off event
For those who have been Covid-cleared

Sunday, February 7


Church worship
Livestream or in-person


Anderson Commons


Campus Tour


Community Conversations with the President* 
Location TBD


New Student Q+A with Dinner
Location TBD

*Required events for new students.