Parent Orientation

We encourage parents of new Wheaton students to attend Parent Orientation, which happens right alongside Student Orientation!

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Parent Orientation is a great time to get a feel for student life at Wheaton and to meet other parents making the same transition as you!  The schedule below will give you a preview of the weekend.  We also welcome you to visit our FAQ page for help with some common Parent Orientation questions.

 

Thursday, August 21 (EARLY ARRIVALS ONLY)

 2 - 5 pm                              Parent Welcome Center Open for all music majors, Passage, International and Passport Students
 Pick up a name badge and pocket schedule, and confirm your current contact information.
Beamer Center, Lower Level, Fireside

Friday, August 22

9 am - 4 pm
Residence Halls open for all new students
Meet your new roommate!
Check in at residence hall before stopping by the Welcome Center
9 am - 4 pm
Parent Welcome Center Open
Pick up a name badge and pocket schedule, and confirm your current contact information.
Beamer Center, Lower Level

11 am
1pm
1:15 pm
1:30 pm
1:45 pm
2 pm 

Campus Tours
Beamer Center, Lower Level, South entrance
9 am - 4 pm
New Student ID Pictures
Those who did not send in ID photos must go to Public Safety to have their picture taken.
Chase Service Center
10 am - 2:30 pm
"Passport to Wheaton" Parent Program 
Consider transitions, identity, and resources specific to TCK, MK, and International students.  Enjoy lunch with fellow international parents. 
East Wing of Edman Chapel, Kresge Room
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Disabilities Services Meeting
Open for all new parents interested in learning about the resources available for those with special learning, physical, psychological needs.
Meyer Science Building, 133

4:30 - 5:30 pm
Alumni Reception and Photo
Reception for alumni families and their new students with President Ryken. Group photographs of children or grandchildren of Wheaton alumni taken at 5 pm.
Beamer Center, Upper Level, Coray Alumni Gym
7 - 8:15 pm
OPENING PROGRAM
A welcome and dedication program for new students and families, with administrators, the Orientation Committee and other guests.
Edman Memorial Chapel
 8:30 - 10 pm
Parent Reception
Meet the parents of students who live on your son or daughter's same residence hall floor. Enjoy complimentary dessert and coffee brought to you by Wheaton Parent Relations.
Sports & Recreation Complex, Hendrickson Gymnasium

Saturday, August 23

 9:15 - 9:45 am    

 Morning Worship
Edman Chapel

10 - 11:15 am

Your Calling as a Student
Learn how Wheaton is committed to personal formation, the liberal arts experience, student care, calling, and career.
Edman Memorial Chapel

11:15 am - 12 pm

Pre-Professional Breakout Sessions
Education -- Blanchard 339
Law -- MSC 302
Health -- Science 145

11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Meet the Profs – Department Fair
Meet faculty and learn about their department's curriculum, programs and general resources for students
Beamer Center, Upper Level, Coray Alumni Gym
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Administrators’ Forum
An information and question and answer session with President Ryken and the Vice Presidents.
Meyer Science Center, lecture hall 145
7:00 - 8:30 pm *
"Letting Go" Service: a Celebration of God’s Faithfulness
Gather with other parents and join in a time of celebration and reflection.
Edman Memorial Chapel

 

 * Note to Parents: The parent portion of Orientation has ended, but feel free to stay and worship on Sunday with your student.

 

Parent Orientation is a great time to get a feel for student life at Wheaton and to meet other parents making the same transition as you!  The schedule below will give you a preview of the weekend.  We also welcome you to visit our FAQ page for help with some common Parent Orientation questions.

 

Thursday, August 21 (EARLY ARRIVALS ONLY)

 2 - 5 pm                              Parent Welcome Center Open for all music majors, Passage, International and Passport Students
 Pick up a name badge and pocket schedule, and confirm your current contact information.
Beamer Center, Lower Level, Fireside

Friday, August 22

9 am - 4 pm
Residence Halls open for all new students
Meet your new roommate!
Check in at residence hall before stopping by the Welcome Center
9 am - 4 pm
Parent Welcome Center Open
Pick up a name badge and pocket schedule, and confirm your current contact information.
Beamer Center, Lower Level

11 am
1pm
1:15 pm
1:30 pm
1:45 pm
2 pm 

Campus Tours
Beamer Center, Lower Level, South entrance
9 am - 4 pm
New Student ID Pictures
Those who did not send in ID photos must go to Public Safety to have their picture taken.
Chase Service Center
10 am - 2:30 pm
"Passport to Wheaton" Parent Program 
Consider transitions, identity, and resources specific to TCK, MK, and International students.  Enjoy lunch with fellow international parents. 
East Wing of Edman Chapel, Kresge Room
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Disabilities Services Meeting
Open for all new parents interested in learning about the resources available for those with special learning, physical, psychological needs.
Meyer Science Building, 133

4:30 - 5:30 pm
Alumni Reception and Photo
Reception for alumni families and their new students with President Ryken. Group photographs of children or grandchildren of Wheaton alumni taken at 5 pm.
Beamer Center, Upper Level, Coray Alumni Gym
7 - 8:15 pm
OPENING PROGRAM
A welcome and dedication program for new students and families, with administrators, the Orientation Committee and other guests.
Edman Memorial Chapel
 8:30 - 10 pm
Parent Reception
Meet the parents of students who live on your son or daughter's same residence hall floor. Enjoy complimentary dessert and coffee brought to you by Wheaton Parent Relations.
Sports & Recreation Complex, Hendrickson Gymnasium

Saturday, August 23

 9:15 - 9:45 am    

 Morning Worship
Edman Chapel

10 - 11:15 am

Your Calling as a Student
Learn how Wheaton is committed to personal formation, the liberal arts experience, student care, calling, and career.
Edman Memorial Chapel

11:15 am - 12 pm

Pre-Professional Breakout Sessions
Education -- Blanchard 339
Law -- MSC 302
Health -- Science 145

11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Meet the Profs – Department Fair
Meet faculty and learn about their department's curriculum, programs and general resources for students
Beamer Center, Upper Level, Coray Alumni Gym
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Administrators’ Forum
An information and question and answer session with President Ryken and the Vice Presidents.
Meyer Science Center, lecture hall 145
7:00 - 8:30 pm *
"Letting Go" Service: a Celebration of God’s Faithfulness
Gather with other parents and join in a time of celebration and reflection.
Edman Memorial Chapel

 

 * Note to Parents: The parent portion of Orientation has ended, but feel free to stay and worship on Sunday with your student.

 

Parents Orientation