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Orientation Schedule 2015

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Date of Return Group
August 15 New Students Fall Athletes – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball
August 17 Returning Student Athletes – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball
August 18 VWIL Matriculation
August 20 Returning Student Leaders
August 25 First Year and Transfer Students (including PEG and International Students)
August 28-30 Returning Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
August 31 First Day of Class

Note: All activities/programs indicated in BOLD are required attendance.

Tuesday, August 25

7-9am Athletic and VWIL Band Practice (if applicable)
9am-4pm All Gateway Arrival and Move-In (except where noted below)
Pannill Center
8:30am-1:30pm PEG/ECA Gateway Arrival
PEG Building
Time TBD International Gateway Arrival
Coordinated by the Spencer Center 
4-6pm Athletic and VWIL Band Practice (if applicable)
5-6:30pm Dinner
Hunt Dining Hall
6-8pm Gateway Meet and Greet (if applicable)
As determined by each Gateway
8pm Residence Hall Welcome Meetings for Residential Students
Check with Your RA for Location
8pm Commuter Student Welcome Meeting
Commuter Lounge, Student Life, Kable House

 Wednesday, August 26

7-9am  Athletic and VWIL Band Practice (if applicable)
7:30-9:30am Breakfast
Hunt Dining Hall
9am-4pm Gateway Orientations
(see individual Gateway Orientation Schedules for details)
11am-1:30pm Lunch
Hunt Dining Hall
4-6pm Athletic and VWIL Band Practice (if applicable)
5-8pm   First Night MBC Community Welcome Picnic and Rally
Hunt Lawn and Page Terrace
9pm-Midnight Wal-Mart Trips
Sponsored by the ACORNS
Departing from the SAC (Student Activities Center Parking Lot)

 Thursday, August 27

 7-9am Athletic and VWIL Band Practice (if applicable)
7:30-9:30am Breakfast
Hunt Dining Hall
9-Noon Gateway Orientations
(see individual Gateway Orientation Schedules for details)

Noon-1:30pm Lunch
Hunt Dining Hall
1:30-3pm Orientation Kick Off Speaker
Five Keys to Building a Strong Campus Community
Traciana Graves, speaker
Francis Auditorium
3-4pm Academic Success Skills and Classroom Etiquette
Bev Askegaard, director of the Learning Skills Center, and Peer Mentors
Francis Auditorium
4-6pm Athletic and VWIL Band Practice (if applicable)
5-7pm Dinner
Hunt Dining Hall
8pm Laugh Out Loud Thursday
Comedian Dustin Nickerson
Sponsored by the ACORNS
Spencer Residence Hall 1st Floor Lounge

Friday, August 28

7-8:30am Athletic and VWIL Band Practice (if applicable)
7:30-8:45am Breakfast
Hunt Dining Hall
8:45am  Meet Your Peer Advisor on the Hunt Lawn to walk Downtown
9-10am Your First College Lecture
Dr. Paul Menzer, professor in Shakespeare and Performance
Blackfriars Playhouse
10:15-11am   Overview of BOLD (Baldwin Opportunities for Leadership and Development)
Introduction to Blackboard and Online Assessment Assignments
Dr. Carey Usher, assoc. dean of the college, assoc. prof. Sociology, and faculty dir. of FYEIDEALS Survey
Dr. Katie Low, college chaplain
Francis Auditorium
11am-1:45pm  Meet Your Faculty Advisor and Peer Advisors, Lunch and CIRP Administration
Classroom Locations and Computer Labs TBA
2-4pm  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Blackfriars Playhouse
4-6pm  Athletic and VWIL Band Practice (if applicable)
5-6:30pm Dinner
Hunt Dining Hall
7:30pm Shabbat Service at Temple House of Israel
15 North Market Street
8pm Karaoke Ice Cream Social
Sponsored by the ACORNS and RHA
Pannill Center Pub

 Saturday, August 29

11am-1:30pm Brunch
Hunt Dining Hall
1:30 – 2:30pm  Know the Codes
Judicial and Honor Council Representatives
Francis Auditorium
2:45pm BOLDLY Baldwin BINGO
Play BINGO to win prizes to make your new home feel like HOME!
Sponsored by the ACORNS
Francis Auditorium
4-6pm Athletic Practice (if applicable)
5-6:30pm Dinner
Hunt Dining Hall
8pm Bonding at the Bonfire
DJ, Bonfire, Customize Your Own Phone Case, and Laser Tag!
Sponsored by the ACORNS
Pannill Lawn  

 Sunday, August 30

10:30am Downtown Church Walk
Meet Rev. Dr. Katie Low, college chaplain, and Explore
Miller Chapel
11am-1:30pm Brunch
Hunt Dining Hall
1-2pm VWIL nULL Induction Parade
Parade Field, Physical Activities Center
4pm Downtown Movie Madness
Visulite Theater – Specific Show times TBA
5-6:30pm Dinner
Hunt Dining Hall
 7:30-9pm   Opening Convocation and Candle Lighting Ceremony
Sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA)
* Business Casual Dress Requested *
First Presbyterian Church

 Monday, August 31

 First Day of Class

 Tuesday, September 1

7pm  Making Peace with Passion, Non-Violent Sexuality
Bob Hall
Francis Auditorium

 Wednesday, September 2

5pm Charter Day
* Business Casual Dress Requested *
First Presbyterian Church