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Schedule

Deep Roots, BOLD Future

Orientation 2014

Please note that all activities/programs indicated in bold are required attendance

For the full schedule (starting August 16), you download and save to your computer.

Tuesday, August 26

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. All Gateways Arrive and Move-In (except where indicated below)
Pannill Center 
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8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PEG/ECA Gateway Arrival
PEG Building
Time TBD International Gateway Arrival
Coordinated by the Spencer Center
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner
Hunt Dining Hall
6-8 p.m. Gateway Meet and Greet
As determined by each Gateway
8 p.m. Residence Hall Welcome Meetings for Residential Students
Check with your RA for locationCommuter Student Welcome Meeting
Commuter Lounge, Alumnae House

Wednesday, August 27

7-9 a.m. Athletic practice (if applicable)
7:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast
Hunt Dining Hall
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Gateway Orientations – See individual Gateway Orientation Schedules

4-6 p.m. Athletic and VWIL Band Practice (if applicable)
5-8 p.m. New Student Welcome Picnic and Rally
Hunt Lawn and Page Terrace
9 p.m. – Midnight Wal-Mart Trips
Sponsored by the ACORNS
Departing from SAC Parking Lot 

Thursday, August 28

7-9 a.m. Athletic Practice (if applicable)
7:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast
Hunt Dining Hall
9 a.m. – Noon Gateway Orientations – See Individual Gateway Orientation Schedules
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch
Hunt Dining Hall 
1-2 p.m. Orientation Kick Off Speaker
Torski Dobson-Arnold ’99
Your Career Confidence and Student Success Guide
Francis Auditorium
2-3 p.m. Living in a Diverse Community
Director of Diversity and Advocacy Joanne Harris
Hunt West
Arts, Coexist, Early College, Healthy Lifestyles, and Ida B Wells
2-3 p.m. Academic Success Skills
Director of the Learning Skills Center Bev Askegaard and Peer Mentors
Francis Auditorium
International, Latino Culture, Spencer Citizens, Suburbanites, Transfers, and VWIL
3-4 p.m. Living in a Diverse Community
Director of Diversity and Advocacy Joanne Harris
Hunt West
International, Latino Culture, Spencer Citizens, Suburbanites, Transfers, and VWIL
3-4 p.m. Academic Success Skills
Director of the Learning Skills Center Bev Askegaard and Peer Mentors
Francis Auditorium
Arts, Coexist, Early College, Healthy Lifestyles, and Ida B Wells  
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4-6 p.m. Athletic and VWIL Band Practice (if applicable)
5-7 p.m. Dinner
Hunt Dining Hall 
7-9 p.m. Nonviolent Sexuality, Making Peace with Passion
Bob Hall
Francis Auditorium
9 p.m. Laugh Out Loud Thursday
Kelly McFarland, comedian
Sponsored by the ACORNS
Nuthouse 

Friday, August 29

7-8:30 a.m. Athletic practice (if applicable)
7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
Hunt Dining Hall 
8:45 a.m. Meet your Peer Advisor on the Hunt Lawn to walk Downtown
9-10 a.m. Your First College Lecture
Blackfriars Playhouse 
10:15- 11 a.m. Overview of BOLD (Baldwin Opportunities for Leadership and Development)
Introduction to Blackboard and Online Assessment Assignments
Francis Auditorium 
11 a.m – Noon Meet Your Faculty Advisor and Peer Advisors
Classroom Locations TBA
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch with your Faculty Advisor and Peer Advisors
Hunt Dining Hall 
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2-4 p.m. Macbeth
Blackfriars Playhouse 
4-6 p.m. Athletic and VWIL Band practice (if applicable)
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner
Hunt Dining Hall
7-10 p.m. Fun on Tyson Terrace
Hosted by the ACORNS
Tyson Terrace 
7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service
Temple House of Israel (15 N Market St) 
8-11 p.m. Flashback Friday
90s Theme Karaoke and Costume Contest and Ice Cream Social
Sponsored by the ACORNS and RHA
Ham & Jam Pub

Saturday, August 30

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Brunch
Hunt Dining Hall 
1:30-2:30 p.m. Know the Codes
Judicial and Honor Representatives
Francis Auditorium
1 p.m. Explore Downtown and attend “Staunton Jams” Downtown Street Festival
Meet your peer advisor in Francis or as otherwise specified by your Gateway Director 
4-6 p.m. Athletic and VWIL Band practice (if applicable)
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner
Hunt Dining Hall 
8-11 p.m. Bonding at the Bonfire
Bonfire, food, games, make your own dry erase boards, music!
Sponsored by the ACORNS
Pannill Lawn, Ham & Jam Pub, Tyson Terrace (SAC rain location)

Sunday, August 31

10:30 a.m. Local Church Walk
Meet Rev. Dr. Ken Beals, MBC Professor
Miller Chapel
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Brunch
Hunt Dining Hall 
1 p.m. Downtown Movie Madness
Visulite Theater – Specific show times TBA 
2-3 p.m. VWIL nULL Induction Parade
Parade Field, PAC 
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner
Hunt Dining Hall
7:30 – 9 p.m. Opening Convocation and Candle Lighting Ceremony
First Presbyterian Church 

Monday, September 1 - First Day of Class