Third Culture Student Schedule


Third Culture Student Schedule

New Student Orientation - August 21-25, 2015

NOTE: This schedule includes events specific to Third Culture Students (TCKs). See the Complete Schedule for all the events happening during Orientation Weekend.

Thursday, August 20 (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
3:00 - 5:00 pm Welcome Centers open for all music majors, Passage, International and TCK Students
Check in for Orientation
Phelps Room & Fireside Lounge, Beamer Center
5:30 - 8:30 pm  Music Major Orientation Meeting
Meet the faculty, learn more about ensembles, touring, and more.
Edman Chapel, Auditorium

Friday, August 21

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
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

"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
"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
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 Gym
7:00 - 8:15 pm
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
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

Saturday, August 22

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  
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunch .
Anderson Commons
11:30 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 Gym
7:00 - 9:30 pm
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
9:30 - 10:30 pm  Beamer Bash
Lower Beamer Center

 Sunday, August 23

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 Rec & Games 
McCully Field (Football field)  
5:00 pm A Slice of Wheaton
Meet your ChicaGO Community Service Day Group and your GO Leader while enjoying Chicago-style pizza for Sunday dinner.
Memorial Student Center Lawn  
7:00 pm Community Service Day Preview
Hear about Monday's Community Service Day.
Coray Gym
7:00 - 10:00 pm Residence Hall Bro-Sis Socials
Don’t miss the opportunity to gather together as bro-sis floors and start building friendships.
Residence Hall floors

Monday, August 24

7:00 am - 5:00 pm ChicaGO Community Service Day
Serve with your GO Group in the City of Chicago!  
7:30 - 10:00 pm New Student Worship
Pierce Chapel

Tuesday, August 25

9:00 - 11:30 am
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
1:00 - 3:00 pm  Freshmen Advisor Appointments
Meet in department offices. 
3:00 - 5:00 pm  Freshmen Registration Changes 
5:00 pm  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
All students come to worship together for the first time as a student body.
Edman Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, August 26

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

Thursday, August 27

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 28

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

Media Center