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Spring Orientation

January 6-8, 2023

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Welcome to Wheaton College!  We believe that Spring Orientation will help you transition well into this community.  You'll be entering with a small cohort of first year and transfers that you'll enjoy getting to know before classes begin and throughout the semester.  Throughout Orientation Weekend, the January Orientation Team (JOC) will move you into campus housing, orient you to Wheaton and its many resources, and explore Chicago with you. 

Move-In begins by checking in at the Welcome Center on Friday, January 6 between 10am - 3pm.  You will be met by our January Orientation Team who will help you unload and settle into your residence on campus.  See the FAQs page for additional Spring Orientation information.

Friday, January 6 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Check-in at the Welcome Center and move into your campus residence with the help of the Thundermove-In team* 
Great Hall, Welcome Center, 301 S. Chase St.

3:00 pm

New Student Resource Fair
Lower Beamer Center

4:00 pm

January Opening Program*
Phelps Room, Lower Beamer

6:00 pm

Dinner in Downtown Wheaton
Meet at Sam's, Lower Beamer

9:00 pm

New Student Hang-out
Lower Beamer

Saturday, January 7

9:00 am

Learning & Teaching Collaborative* 
Phelps Room, Lower Beamer

10:45 am

Brunch & Community Conversations with the President*

12:30 pm


Chicago Trip
Meet at Sam's

8:00 pm

Game Night or settle into your room
on-campus house 

Sunday, January 8

12:15 pm

Brunch after church at SAGA
Anderson Commons

2:00 pm

Campus Tour
Meet at Sam's

5:00 pm

Phelps Room, Lower Beamer

5:45 pm

New Student Connections*
Phelps Room, Lower Beamer

7:00 pm

Edman Chapel

*Required events for new students.