New Student Orientation 2015

Welcome! We’re thrilled you’ve chosen EMU! Below is this year’s orientation schedule at a glance. More details will become available as we draw closer to the new school year.

Orientation at a Glance

Saturday, August 29, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All new students may check in.
11:00 a.m.
Suggested time for commuters.
University Commons – upper level

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
ID cards made – Information Systems, Library

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Family photo sessions – President’s Reception Room, University Commons

9:00 a.m.
All new students move into residence halls (Please check in first)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch – Dining Hall

1:00 p.m.
Honors Reception – Common Grounds Coffeehouse

1:00 p.m.
Transfer Happier Hour – Game Room

2:30 p.m.
First year students meet in transition groups with writing instructors and student leaders
Roselawn, CC, Seminary
First Year Parents: Entering a New Chapter
Lehman Auditorium

2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Transfer students down time

3:15 p.m.
First year students greet the president by transition group
Discipleship Center
Parents meet with Transitions Teachers
Roselawn, CC, Seminary

3:45 – 4:20 p.m.
First year Student Life Preview – Lehman Auditorium

4:30 p.m.
First year resident student and parent meeting – Residence Hall

4:30 – 5 p.m.
Commuter Happier (½) Hour with Zach Yoder, Director of Retention – Common Grounds Coffeehouse

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Commuter student and parent meeting – Common Grounds Coffeehouse

5:30 p.m.
Supper for all new first year, transfer and commuter students and families with President and Faculty
University Commons – gymnasium

7:00 p.m.
Matriculation Ceremony for all new first year, transfer and commuter students and families with Faculty – Lehman Auditorium

Sunday, August 30, 2015

9:00 a.m.
Breakfast for students – Dining Hall

10:00 a.m.
Service of Worship and Blessing for families and all new students – Lehman Auditorium

11:30 a.m.
Lunch – Dining Hall

12:30 p.m.
First year student group photo – Thomas Plaza
Parents of new students depart

1:00 p.m.
Transfer group photo – Thomas Plaza

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
First year students – initial transition class meeting

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
First year student mixer – University Commons – gymnasium

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Transfer Launch and Student Life Preview – MainStage Theater

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Transfer “mugging” and coffeebreak with President – Common Grounds Coffeehouse

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Transfer students Rocktown Bites food tour – Downtown Harrisonburg

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Supper for first year students – Dining Hall

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Lawn Party hosted by CAC and Residence Life – Woods Quad

8:00 p.m.
Sunday “Sundae” hosted by SGA and YPCAWoods Quad