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New Student Orientation - August 22-26, 2014

 NOTE: This schedule includes events specific to Parents. See the Complete Schedule for all the events happening during Orientation Weekend

Thursday, August 21 (EARLY ARRIVALS ONLY)

2:00 - 4:00 pm Residence Halls Open for all music majors, Passage, International, and Passport Students
Check in at residence hall before stopping by the Welcome Center
3:00 - 5:00 pm Welcome Centers Open for all music majors, Passage, International and Passport Students
Register for Orientation
Phelps Room & Fireside Lounge, Beamer Center

Friday, August 22

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Residence Halls open for all new students
Meet your new roommate!
Check in at residence hall before stopping by the Welcome Center
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Welcome Centers Open
Register for Orientation.
Phelps Room & Fireside Lounge, Beamer Center

Campus Tours: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 1:15 pm, 1:30 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm
Beamer Center, Lower Level, South entrance
9:00 am - 4:00 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
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
"Passport to Wheaton" Parent Program
Consider transitions, identity, and resources specific to TCKs. Enjoy lunch with other parents and TCKs.
East Wing of Edman Chapel, Kresge Room
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Student Care - Disability Services Meeting
Open for all new students interested in learning about the resources available for those with special needs (learning, physical and emotional).
Science Building, Science 133
3:30 - 4:30 pm  Student Care - Health & Counseling Services Meeting
Open for all new students and parents interested in learning about the resources available for preventative care, emotional health, and Wheaton's commitment to encouraging students to live well.
Science Building, Science 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 5:00 pm.
Beamer Center, Upper Level, Coray Alumni Gym
7:00 - 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 - 10:00 pm
Parent Dessert Reception
Come share a time of meeting the Parent Council and the parents whose students live on your son or daughter's same residence hall floor! Enjoy complimentary dessert and coffee brought to you by Wheaton Parent Relations.
Hendrickson Gym, Sports & Rec Complex

Saturday, August 23

 9:15 - 9:45 am Morning Worship
Edman Chapel  
10:00 – 11:15 am  Your Calling as a Student
Learn how Wheaton is committed to your personal formation as a student, the liberal arts experience, student care, calling and career, and beyond.
Edman Memorial Chapel  
11:45 am - 12:15 pm

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

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunch in Anderson Commons
Lunch served inside with additional seating outside on Soderquist Plaza.
Anderson Commons & Soderquist Plaza
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
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Administrators’ Forum
An information and question and answer session with President Ryken and the Vice Presidents. 
Kresge Room, East Wing of Edman Chapel 
7:00 - 8:30 pm *
Letting Go Service: a Celebration of God’s Faithfulness
Gather with other parents for a time of reflection and celebration led by Chaplain Kellough.
Edman Memorial Chapel

 

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

 

 

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