New Student Orientation


Fall 2014 Graduate School Orientation

International Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 20

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast - families welcome (Anderson Commons)
9:00-10:00 am Welcome and overview (North Party Room)
10:00 am-Noon Cultural Adjustment (BGC 140)
Noon-1:00 pm Dine with the Grad Deans (Anderson Commons)
1:30-2:30 pm Student Health Services (SHS Building)
2:30-3:00 pm Break
3:00-4:15 pm Logistics Details—Bank/Set up assistance (BGC 2nd floor Commons)
4:30-5:30 pm Co-op Visit (orientation)
5:30 pm Dinner - families welcome (Anderson Commons)
Thursday, August 21
 9:00-10:30 am  Campus Tour (Grad Admissions Office)
 10:30-10:45 am  Break
 10:45 am-12:15 pm  Immigration and On Campus employment (BGC 140)
 12:30-1:30 pm  Lunch with Grad Faculty (Anderson Commons)
 1:45-2:45 pm  Writing Center (BGC 140)
 2:45-3:00 pm  Break
 3:00-4:00 pm  Library Tour and Orientation (Buswell)
 4:30-6:00 pm  Co-op Shopping
 6:00 pm  Dinner - families welcome (Anderson Commons)

Friday, August 22 (Faculty Development Day)

 9:00-10:00 am  Counseling Center Tour (Counseling Center)
 9:30 am  EXEGESIS STUDENTS ONLY: Competency Exam
 10:00-11:00 am  Registrar and Financial Aid (BGC 252)
 11:00-12:00 pm  Academic and Disability Services (BGC 252)
 12:15-1:15 pm  Lunch with Grad Support Staff (Anderson Commons)
 1:30-2:30 pm  Writing Center (BGC 140)
 1:30 pm  EXEGESIS STUDENTS ONLY: Competency Exam
 2:30-2:45 pm  Break
 3:00-4:00 pm  Beamer Center Tour—ISP/Chaplain’s Office/OMD/OCO
 3:00-5:00 pm  FOR BGC SCHOLARS ONLY: Scholarship Orientation (4th floor Conference Room)
 5:30 pm  Dinner with new and returning international students - families welcome



All New Graduate Student Orientation

Monday, August 25

Note: This is required for all new graduate students (with the exception of those in the MABS program due to their own orientation session). If there is a scheduling conflict, please get in touch with as soon as possible.
8:30-8:50 am Continental Breakfast (Barrows Lobby)
9:00-10:00 am Opening Program (Barrows)
10:00 am-Noon Department Orientation Meetings (Location by Dept.)

Christian Formation and Ministry (BGC 250)
Intercultural Studies (BGC 136)
Missions/Intercultural (after all dept) (BGC 255)
TESOL (after all dept) (BGC 136)
*Evangelism & Leadership/Missional Church Movements will not meeting in groups at this time

Biblical and Theological Studies Barrows Auditorium
Break-out sessions (after all dept)

  • Biblical Exegesis (BGC 534)
  • History of Christianity (BGC 524)
  • Theology (BGC 532)
  • PhD Program (BGC 569)
 Psychology (BGC Chatlos)
 MAT (Blanchard 472)
 1:00-1:30 pm  Student Life and Resources (Barrows Auditorium)
 1:30-4:00 pm

 Resource Fair (BGC 2nd floor lounge)

  • CPO Academic and Disabilities Support
  • Career Dev. Co-op (tbd)
  • SRC Wheaton Downtown Association
  • Registrar IT Services
  • Financial Aid Student Health Services
  • Counseling Ctr Public Safety
  • Chaplain’s Office Student Activities services
  • Bookstore (tbd) Bon Appetit (tbd)
  • Academic Advising for those requesting it
  • Campus Tours
 3:00-5:00 pm  Special Student Registration for non-degree seeking students (Registrar)
 Billy Graham Scholars Reception (For Billy Graham Scholars and Invited Guests Only) (Wilson Suite)

Tuesday, August, 26

 10:00 am-Noon  Women’s Gathering (Wilson Suite)
 5:00-6:30 pm  All Grad School Picnic (Grad School lawn)
 6:30-9:30 pm  FOR MABS STUDENTS ONLY: Program Orientation
 7:00 pm


 Dessert Open House
 Dr. Walton’s Home (713 Webster, Wheaton, IL)

 8:00-9:00 pm  All School Communion (Edman Chapel)

Wednesday, August 27 - First Day of Class

 10:30-11:15 am  Grad School Chapel (Barrows)

Thursday, August 28

 10:30-11:15 am  Part-Time Job Fair (Coray Gym)

Friday, August 29th

 7:00 pm

 Optional Events

  • Soccer Game
  • Arena Theatre Play

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