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Passage Schedule

Your arrival and move in date depends on whether you registered for Wilderness Passage, are an International Student, First Generation College Student, or Music Major. No parent programming will occur on campus once students return from their Passage sites.

Passage Orientation Schedule

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First Year
Students
Transfer
Students
International
Students*
Parents
*International (F-1 Visa/MK/TCK) Students

 

Wilderness Passage Orientation for Students and Parents

 Wednesday, August 3

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Campus Residences Open for Move-In
Wilderness Passage participants, head to your campus residence to begin the move-in process.  The Thunder Move-In Team will be ready to assist all new students with moving into their residence! 

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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Parent Hospitality Room
Parents, you are invited to catch your breath in the Parent Hospitality Room. Pick up your "Welcome to Wheaton" bag, enjoy a cold beverage, make some new friends, and meet the Parent Engagement team.
Beamer Student Center, lower level, Fireside Room

       

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Wellness Program
Open for all new students interested in learning about the resources available for preventative care, ongoing support for physical & emotional health, and Wheaton’s commitment to encouraging students to live well.  Parents are invited and encouraged to join their student for this informative session.
Armerding Recital Hall, Arm 132

         

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Building a Firm Foundation: Laying the Groundwork for Academic Success 
Everything you need to know now to thrive academically as a Wheaton College Student. We will cover topics including: how to know if you’re actually learning, why it’s okay to struggle, communicating with professors, and the time management tool that’s so basic but will make all the difference. Parents are invited to attend.
Armerding Recital Hall, Arm 132

       

7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Opening Welcome
A welcome and dedication program for new students, with administrators, the Orientation Committee, parents and other guests.
Armerding Concert Hall, Arm 190

       

Early Arrivals

 Tuesday, August 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Campus Residences Open for Early Arrival Move-In
International Students, head to your campus residence to begin the move-in process. The Thunder Move-In Team will be ready to assist all new students with moving into their residence!

Early Arrivals include:
-Wilderness Passage Students
-International Students - MK/TCK/F1 visa
-Music Majors
-First Generation College Students - students whose parents(s) or legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree.

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Cultural Chill Out 
Join current and new international students for snacks, conversation and outdoor games!
Keul Patio, Beamer Center, south end

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Wednesday, August 9

         

 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Passport to Wheaton 
Join the International Student Programs (ISP) team to learn about the opportunities and resources available for F-1 Visa/MK/TCK students throughout your time at Wheaton. Come get to know other new international students and meet your Ladder Leader! Parents are invited and we will have an information session with time for your questions.  Breakfast will be served at 9:00 am.
Coray Gym, upper level, Beamer Center  

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After Passport to Wheaton, international students and families should join Passage orientation events listed below.

       

Passage Orientation for New Students and Parents

 Wednesday, August 9

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Campus Residences Open for Move-In
All First Year and Transfer students, head to your campus residence to begin the move-in process. The Thunder Move-In Team will be ready to assist all new students with moving into their residence! 

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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Parent Hospitality Room
Parents, you are invited to catch your breath in the Parent Hospitality Room. Pick up your "Welcome to Wheaton" bag, enjoy a cold beverage, make some new friends, and meet the Parent Engagement team.
Beamer Student Center, lower level, Fireside Room

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7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Opening Welcome
A welcome and dedication program for new students, with administrators, the Orientation Committee, parents and other guests.
Edman Memorial Chapel

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Thursday, August 10

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Life at Wheaton Program
Explore how Wheaton is committed to your personal formation as a student, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Edman Memorial Chapel

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10:30 am - 12:15 pm

First Generation Brunch and Program
First-Generation college students* gather to celebrate and share support for the college experience and helpful resources. Enjoy connecting over lunch with other First-Gen Wheaton students.
*A student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree.
Meyer Science Center, 145

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12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

Passage Send-Off
Come to the Harrison Hall Field across from Fischer to say goodbye and send students off to their Passage site!
North Harrison Hall Field

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1:00 pm

Final Parent Program
Join fellow parents for a time of prayer, blessing and final words from President Ryken.
Armerding Concert Hall

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On-Campus Schedule Highlights for Students

Friday, August 18

When?What?Who?

Afternoon

First Year students return from Passage sites
Rite of Passage
Unpack
Settle into your residence

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Evening

Residence Hall floor meetings
Beamer Bash

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Saturday, August 20 - Tuesday, August 23

 

On-campus traditions
Bro-Sis floor fellowships
Residence Life events
Academic Advising
Worship
Sub-group & team connections (Athletics/Music/ROTC)

*In August, download the Wheaton Student Engagement app from the App Store for detailed schedules at all Passage sites as well as programming on Wheaton's campus.

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Check Out a Sample Day from Each Site

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Wilderness

the L in Chicago

Urban

chrouser lawn at Honeyrock

Northwoods

Group of Wheaton College IL Transfer Students

Transfer