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Fall 2018 New Student Orientation

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Friday, August 24, 2018

* denotes a required event

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • 8:30 - 10 a.m.: Last names A - L move in, M - Z check in
  • 10 - 11:30 a.m.: Last names M - Z move in, A - L check in

Residence Halls/ University Commons 2nd floor

 9:00 - 3:15 a.m.  Get EMU ID made - drop in appointments  Library - lower level
*11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Orientation welcome session Yoder Arena
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch – dining hall open, restaurants in town Dining Hall
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Settling in to Residence Halls  Residence Halls
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Campus Tours Campus Center - Admissions
 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Parents Introduction to EMU Athletics – Parents of winter and spring athletes MainStage Theater, University Commons
*2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Check-in – Commuter Students Campus Center
*3:30- 4:30 p.m. Your Toolkit for Success at EMU – All new students and families Yoder Arena
*5 - 6 p.m. Matriculation Ceremony – All new students and families Lehman Auditorium
6 p.m. Dinner – All new students and families, complimentary meal on lawn, picnic style (6:45 p.m. families depart to accommodations for night after meal) Thomas Plaza 
*7 - 8 p.m. Evening Programming – All new students MainStage Theater, University Commons
*8:15 - 9:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings – All new residential students
MainStage Meeting – All new commuter students
Residence Halls / MainStage Theater
9:30 p.m. Evening activities in Residence Halls Residence Halls

 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

* denotes a required event

7:30 - 9 a.m. Breakfast – Families and new students with meal plan Dining Hall
8 - 9 a.m. Honors Program, Continental Breakfast – All new honors students and families Campus Center
9 - 10 a.m. Honors Program, Morning Mixer – All new honors students Campus Center 105, Strite Conference Room
9 - 10 a.m. Issues in Parenting College Students – Parents and families Lehman Auditorium
10 - 10:45 a.m.

Parents meet with Transitions teachers:
1. Instructor Elizabeth Godbold, Science Center 105
2. Instructor Melody Pannell, Roselawn 306
3. Instructor Carissa Luginbill, Science Center 107
4. Instructor Renee Leap, Science Center 106
5. Instructor Amy Hartsell, Campus Center 201
6. Instructor Zach Yoder, Campus Center 203
7. Instructor Rachel Roth Sawatzky, University Commons 176
8. Instructor Celeste Thomas, Campus Center 223
9. Instructor Matthew Hunsberger, Science Center 104
10. Instructor Sarah Defnall, Science Center 109
11. Instructor Barbara Byer, Roselawn 307
12. Instructor Laura Lehman, Campus Center 226
13. Instructor Patience Kamau, Campus Center 229

Various locations, see parent nametag and location info at left 
*10 - 11 a.m. Morning Workshop – All new students Martin Chapel
11 - 11:30 a.m. Worship and blessing – All new students and families Lehman Auditorium
11:30 a.m. Goodbye to families Lehman Auditorium
*11:45 a.m. Class of 2020 and 2022 photo – All new students Thomas Plaza
*Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Afternoon Workshop – All new students Dining Hall
*1:45 - 5:00 p.m. Content Meeting – All new students Hall of Nations
5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall
 6:00 - 8:15 p.m.  Lawn games, free time  Thomas Plaza - main lawn
*8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Evening Workshop – All new students MainStage Theater
9:30 p.m. Ritual – All new students  Fountain

 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

* denotes a required event

8:00 a.m. Early morning group run: 7 min. mi. pace/9 min. mi. pace/11 min. mi. pace/walk-run pace Fountain
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast/sleep in Dining Hall
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Student led worship Martin Chapel
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
*1 - 5 p.m. Orientation Actvities: Select your own schedule Various locations
5 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall
 8 p.m. Evening entertainment: Welcome Back Quad Party Woods Quad 

 

Monday, August 27, 2018

* denotes a required event

*8 - 9 a.m. Engaging Learning at EMU – All first years Science Center 106
8 - 9 a.m. Credit eval, curriculum intro – Transfer Students Campus Center 100, Strite Conference Room
*9:15 - 10 a.m. Academic department gatherings – All new students Various locations
10:30 a.m. Transfer student registration Campus Center
*11 a.m. - Noon Content Meeting – All first year students Science Center 106
*11:15 a.m. Learning resources and library orientation – Transfer Students Library 300 B
Noon Lunch Dining Hall
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch meeting: An opportunity to discuss questions specific to transfer students, cross cultural program information, and meet with President Huxman Transfer Students West Dining Room
*1 - 2 p.m. Library Skills Assessment – All first year students Science Center 106
*2 - 3 p.m. Lab safety training – only required for new students with lab based science classes Science Center 106
*3 - 4:30 p.m. Academic advisor meetings – All first year students Campus Center
5 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall
*8 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings Residence Halls
9 p.m. CAC Movie MainStage
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