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New Student Orientation - August 22-26, 2014

 

Thursday, August 21 (EARLY ARRIVALS ONLY)

2:00 - 4:00 pm Residence Halls
Open for all music majors, Passage, International and TCK Students
Students check in at residence hall before stopping by the Welcome Center
2:00 - 5:00 pm  Parent Welcome Center
Open to parents of music majors, Passage, International, and TCK Students
Beamer Center, lower level, Fireside Lounge 
3:00 - 5:00 pm Student Welcome Center
Open for all music majors, Passage, International and TCK Students
Beamer Center, lower level, Phelps Room
5:30 - 8:30 pm  Music Major Orientation Meeting
Meet the faculty, learn more about ensembles, touring, and more.
Edman Chapel, Auditorium

Friday, August 22

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Parents/Freshmen/
Transfers
Residence Halls open for all new students
Meet your new roommate!
Check in at residence hall before stopping by the Student & Parent Welcome Centers. Transfers living in apartments come to the Welcome Center first.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Parents/Freshmen/
Transfers

Student & Parent Welcome Centers Open
Check-in for Orientation
Beamer Center, lower level, Phelps Room & Fireside Lounge


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
MK/TCK/
International
Freshmen and Transfers

"Passport to Wheaton"
Learn about the transition process, resources, programs, and opportunities available for Third Culture Kids (TCK / MK / International).
Edman Chapel, Room 102
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
MK/TCK/
International

Parents
"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
1:30 - 3:00 pm Ancient Languages Placement Test
Advance registration is required
Wyngarden Health Services Building, Room 307
2:30 - 4:30 pm  Mandarin Chinese Placement Test
Advance registration is required
Wyngarden Health Services Building, Room 302
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Parents/Freshmen/
Transfers
Student Care - Disability Services Meeting
Open for all new students and parents 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
Parents/Freshmen/
Transfers
 
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
Parents/Freshmen/
Transfers
 
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
Parents/Freshmen/
Transfers
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
Parents
Parent Dessert Reception
Come 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.
Hendrickson Gym, Sports & Rec Complex
8:30 - 10:00 pm
Freshmen
Floor Orientation (Floorientation)
Spend time getting to know important information about your floor and residence hall community along with other students living on your new floor.
Residence Halls
9:00 - 10:00 pm
Transfers
Transfer Kick-Off
Don't miss the chance to meet fellow transfers, build community, play games, and eat lots of ice cream!
Beamer Center, lower level, Phelps Room

Saturday, August 23

9:15-9:45 am
Parents/Freshmen/
Transfers
  
Morning Worship
Edman Memorial Chapel 
 
10:00 - 11:15 am
Parents/Freshmen/
Transfers
 
 
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 
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Parents/Freshmen/
Transfers
 
Pre-Professional Sessions
Education – Blanchard 339
Law – MSC 302
Health – Science 145 
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Parents/Freshmen/
Transfers
Lunch 
Anderson Commons
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Parents/Freshmen/ Transfers
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 Gym
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Parents
Administrators’ Forum
An information and question and answer session with President Ryken and the Vice Presidents. 
Meyer Science Center lecture hall, 1st floor
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Transfers 
 
Wheaton Scavenger Hunt
Explore Downtown Wheaton and learn about interesting Wheatonisms in an adventurous scavenger hunt.
South end of Beamer Center, Kingdom Sign (Saga Circle)
 7:00 - 8:30 pm *
Parents
Letting Go Service: a Celebration of God’s Faithfulness
Gather with other parents for a time of reflection and celebration.
Edman Memorial Chapel
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Freshmen/Transfers 
Res Life ExtRAvaganza
Get to know the RAs on campus and learn some of the essentials of living in the Residence Halls at Wheaton.
Beamer Center, upper level, Coray Gym
 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Transfers
Transfer Chill-fest
Those not living in a residence hall are invited to connect with other transfers for a barbecue at a campus house with summer games, food, and fun! Transfers living in residence halls are required to attend the Res Life ExtRAvaganza.
Hunter House, 705 Irving (NE corner of Irving & Kenilworth)
9:30 - 10:30 pm
Freshmen/Transfers
Beamer Bash
Lower Beamer Center
* Note to Parents: The parents' portion has ended, but feel free to stay and worship on Sunday with your student.

 

Sunday, August 24

Morning Worship Together
Attend a local church of your choosing. A directory of churches is provided in the residence halls.
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Freshmen/Transfers  
Rec & Games 
McCully Field (Football field)
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Transfers
Transfer Q&A Dinner
Come hear about the transfer experience from veteran transfers and sample "a slice of Wheaton".
Beamer Center, lower level, Phelps Room

5:00 pm
Freshmen

A Slice of Wheaton
Meet your ChicaGO Community Service Day Group and GO Leader while enjoying a Chicago-style pizza for Sunday dinner.  Memorial Student Center Lawn
7:00 pm
Freshmen
Community Service Day Preview
Hear about Monday's Community Service Day
Beamer Center, upper level, Coray Gym  
7:30 - 10:00 pm
Freshmen
Residence Hall Bro-Sis Socials
Don’t miss the opportunity to gather together as bro-sis floors and start building friendships.
Residence Hall floors
8:00 - 10:30 pm
Transfers
Transfer Bowling
Don’t miss this transfer tradition of meeting fellow transfers and building friendships.  Join Transfer OC and upperclass RAs for a night of crazy bowling (bring money!).
South end of Beamer Center, Kingdom Sign

Monday, August 25

7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Freshmen
ChicaGO Community Service Day
Serve with your GO group in the City of Chicago!
9:00 - 9:45 am
Transfers
Transfer Registration Policies and Procedures
Academic policies, special programs, and provisions for registration changes.
Blanchard 339
9:45 am - 1:00 pm
Transfers
Transfer Advisor Appointments
Meet in department offices – appointment time given in summer letter.
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Transfers  
Transfer Community Service Day
Spend the afternoon serving in the local community. 
South end of Beamer Center, Kingdom Sign  
7:30 - 10:00 pm
Freshmen/Transfers  
New Student Worship
Pierce Chapel

Tuesday, August 26


9:00 - 11:30 am
Freshmen/Transfers
Quantitative Skills Test
The Quantitative Skills Test is required of all students EXCEPT those who have received an AP Calculus AB score of 3, 4, or 5 OR an AP Calculus BC score of 2, 3, 4, or 5 OR an IB HL score of 5 or greater OR those who will either pass one of the following courses at Wheaton or transfer in credit for one of the following:
  • MATH 218 – Introduction to Calculus with Precalculus (4)
  • MATH 221 – Applied Calculus (4)
  • MATH 231 – Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 232 – Calculus II (4)
    MATH 263 – Intro to Statistics (4)
Come prepared with sharpened pencils and a calculator.
Edman Memorial Chapel

11:30 - 1:00 pm
International Students 

Maintaining Student Status Session & Lunch
Required lunch & meeting for all international students.
Beamer Center, upper level, North Party Room
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Freshmen
Freshmen Advisor Appointments
Meet in department offices.
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Freshmen
Freshmen Registration Changes
5:00 pm
Freshmen/Transfers
All School Rehearsal and Class Meeting
Hear from Student Government about getting involved on campus and practice your class song in preparation for singing together at All School Communion tonight.
Edman Memorial Chapel
6:00 pm Campus-wide Dinner 
Anderson Commons 
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Freshmen/Transfers
"All-School"
All students come to worship together for the first time as a student body.
Edman Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, August 27

All Day Classes begin today
Evening Mandatory floor meetings
Information will be posted in your residence.

Thursday, August 28

10:00 - 11:30 am Part-Time Student Job Fair
See what options are available for a part-time job on or off campus.
Beamer Center, upper level, Coray Gym

Friday, August 29

3:00 - 5:00 pm Freshmen/Transfers Organizations Fair
Find out about all the groups on campus and how you can get involved.
Soderquist Plaza (Coray Gym rain site)

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