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Fall 2021 Orientation Schedule

Prior to campus arrival, all students will complete New Student Checklist

Zoom links for events/gatherings for students: Log in to myEMU with Royal username/password and visit the Calendar page
Zoom links for parents and families: See email from Alumni and Parent Engagement Office

Your Schedule at A Glance

Fall 2021 New Student Orientation: Session I

Saturday, August 28, 2021

New Students

7:45am 
- 3:30pm

Information Services,
Main Library entrance,              to lower level

Get EMU ID made, by appointment

New Students

8am - 3:30pm

Residence Halls

Move in, by appointment:

  • Housing assignments available at myEMU in the Housing Tab.
  • A link to schedule a move in time is available at myEMU in the Housing Tab.
  • Due to Covid: move in assistance not offered Fa21
New Students 10am - 4pm

University Commons

Orientation Check in, drop in style

New Students & Families 11:30am - 1pm

Dining Hall ($7.50/adults, $3.75/child) + Local Restaurants

Lunch, on your own

New Students
& Families

 3 - 5pm

Various locations

 

 

 Affinity group drop in spaces:

New Students & Families 5:30 - 6:30pm

Thomas Plaza
(rain location: dining hall)

Dinner, picnic style (compliments of the President's Office, Parent Engagement Office and Orientation Office)

Families

8pm

Hybrid: Zoom + 
Lehman Auditorium

Parent & Family Opening Celebration & Blessing, hosted by the President/Provost’s Office and Parent Engagement Office

New Students

8pm

Hybrid: Zoom + 
Various locations

Student Welcome, Community Building & Expectations, hosted by Student Life

  • Science Center 106: Elmwood + new transfer students
  • Seminary Martin Chapel: Northlawn

New Students

TBD

TBD

Evening: Social activities c/o Student Programs

Sunday, August 29, 2021

New Students & Families

8:30 - 10:00am

Dining Hall ($7.50/adults, $3.25/child)

Breakfast/sleep in, students/families walk student schedule, tour guides available in Campus Center

New Students & Families

10:30 - 11:30am

Hybrid: Zoom + 
Lehman Auditorium 

Student led worship (Christian emphasis)

New Students & Families

11:30 - 11:45am

Campus Lawn

Goodbye to families

New students

11:45am - 12pm Thomas Plaza

New student photo

New students

12 - 12:45pm Thomas Plaza

New student tradition

New students

12:45 - 1:45pm

Dining Hall

Lunch

New students

1 - 4pm

Information Services, Library lower level

Get EMU ID made, by appointment

New & Returning Students

Various times

Various locations

Orientation session, select your own schedule

New & Returning Students

5:30 - 6:30pm

Dining Hall

Dinner

New & Returning Students

7 - 10pm

Wood's Quad

Evening: Quad Party c/o Student Programs

Monday, August 30, 2021
New & Returning Students 7:30 - 9am Dining Hall Breakfast
New Students 9:30 - 10:45am Various locations  Academic program gatherings - look for an email in your EMU account from departments regarding time and locations
New Honors Students 11am - 12pm Campus Center
Strite Conference Room
Honors program gathering  - look for an email in your EMU account for an invitation from program director with details
New Students 11:00am - 1pm Dining Hall Lunch
New Transfer Students 12 - 1pm

West Dining Hall Room

Lunch meeting with University Chaplain and University President - stop in the West Dining Hall Room to pick up your meal ticket prior to getting food.
New Students 1 - 2pm Science Center 106 Lab safety training *required for all students with lab-based BIOL or CHEM classes*
New Transfer Students 2:30 - 3:30pm Various Locations + Zoom Transfer student advising – *review your class schedule in myEMU. If there are any schedule changes or questions email registrar@emu.edu to set up an appointment. 
New First-Year Students 2:30 - 4:30pm Various Locations + Zoom Academic advisor meetings – *review your class schedule in myEMU. If there are any schedule changes or questions email registrar@emu.edu to set up an appointment. 
New Transfer Students 3:30 - 4:30pm Library Transfer student orientation to the library
All Students 4:30 - 7pm Thomas Plaza
(rain location: Dining Hall)
Picnic dinner & music
All Residential Students 7 - 8:15pm Residence Halls Residence Life Hall Meetings (mandatory)
All Students 8:30pm Yoder Arena

Residence Hall vs. Residence Hall dodgeball tournament, hosted by CAC/Rec Sports


Fall 2021 New Student Orientation: Session II

Sunday, September 5, 2021
New Students 12 - 1pm Dining Hall Lunch
First Generation Students  12 - 2:15pm (lunch included) Seminary Martin Chapel First Generation Student Orientation and Celebration Session, hosted by the Dean of Students

New Students

 

 

2:30 - 4pm

 

Lehman Auditorium & Zoom

How to EMU:

  • Academic Success
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Who Are We?
  • SaferTogether/Title IX/Alcohol and Other Drugs
New Students

4pm

Lehman Auditorium

Meet EMU President, Susan Schultz Huxman, hosted by SGA

New & Returning Students 5:30 - 6:30pm Dining Hall

Dinner

New & Returning Students 6:30pm Campus Lawn
(rain location: University Commons)

Clubs, Orgs and Service Ice Cream Social, hosted by SGA and campus clubs

Revised 8/2/21 - Check back regularly for updates

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