Orientation

Fall 2019 New Student Orientation

Orientation Information for Students Orientation Information for Parents and Guests

Your Schedule at A Glance

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Move in/orientation check-in Residence Halls/UC
8:30 - 1:30 p.m. Get EMU ID Library lower level
11:30 - 1 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall and local area restaurants
1 - 1:45 p.m. Check-in – Commuter Students University Commons
1 - 1:45 p.m. Orientation and Residence Life welcome session – All new residential students and families Lehman Auditorium
1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Community Building & Expectations – All new students Martin Chapel
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Parents meeting with Transitions teachers – Parents and Families Various locations
3:30 - 4 p.m. Success In and Beyond the Classroom – All new students and families Lehman Auditorium
4 - 5:30 p.m. Affinity Groups and Student Services Fair University Commons
5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Matriculation Ceremony – All new students and families Lehman Auditorium
6:35 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner (after dinner, parents are excused for the evening) Thomas Plaza
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Workshop – All new students MainStage Theater
8:45 - 9:45 p.m. Residence Hall meetings – All new residential students Residence Halls
8:45 - 9:45 p.m. MainStage meeting – All new commuter students MainStage Theater
10 - 11 p.m. Campfire on the hill & games in the Discipleship Center – Hosted by Residence Life The Hill and Discipleship Center

Sunday, August 25, 2019

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Issues in Parenting College Students – Parents and Families Lehman Auditorium
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast/sleep in, dorms open to visiting families, walk class schedule with families (tour guides available in Campus Center) Dining Hall
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Worship – All new students and families Lehman Auditorium
11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Goodbye to families Lehman Auditorium
11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. New student photo – All new students Thomas Plaza
12 - 12:45 p.m. New Student Tradition Thomas Plaza
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
2 - 5 p.m. Orientation session: select your own schedule
  • 2-4 PM Ultimate Frisbee, ℅ Dr. Matthew Siderhurst
  • 2-3 PM PM LSA Hangout: Sabor Latino Live Music
  • 2-3 PM and/or 2-3 PM Yoga, ℅ Justin Poole, MFA
  • 2-3 PM and/or 3-4 PM SFI & Chickens, ℅ SFI Club
  • 2-3 PM and/or 3-4 PM Recycling, ℅ Matthew Freed, earthwise guru
  • 3-4 PM BSU Hangout
  • 2-5 PM Hiking, ℅ EMU Explore Club
  • 2-4 PM Event ℅ Cycling Club
Various locations
6 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall
8 p.m. Evening entertainment: Welcome Back Quad Party, sponsored by BSU Front Lawn
9:30 p.m. Capture the Flag University Commons

Monday, August 26, 2019

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. - 12 p.m. University 101 – All first year students Science Center 106
11:15 p.m. Learning resources and library orientation – Transfer Students Library 300 B
12 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
12:15 - 1 p.m. Lunch meeting – 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 – *required for all students with lab-based BIOL or CHEM classes* Science Center 106
3 - 4:30 p.m. Academic advisor meetings – All first year students Campus Center
5:15 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall
8 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings Residence Halls
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