Spring Orientation

January 5-7, 2024

January Orientation General Content Variant

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 5 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 5, 2024 

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.

3:30 pm

New Student Resource Fair
Great Hall, Welcome Center 

4:00 pm

January Opening Program*
Great Hall, Welcome Center

6:00 pm

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

9:00 pm

New Student Hang-out
Lower Beamer

Saturday, January 6, 2024

9:30 am

Learning & Teaching Collaborative* 
Phelps Room, Lower Beamer

10:15 am

Brunch & Community Conversations*
Fireside Room, Lower Beamer

12:30 pm


Chicago Trip
Meet at Sam's, Lower Beamer

8:40 pm

Return from Chicago

Sunday, January 7, 2024

12:15 pm

Brunch after church at SAGA
Anderson Commons

2:00 pm

Campus Tour
Meet at Sam's, Lower Beamer 

6:00 pm

Phelps Room, Lower Beamer

6:45 pm

New Student Connections
Phelps Room, Lower Beamer

*Required events for new students.