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Schedule

Fall 2014

 

For New Students in the First-Year Seminar
All first-time, first-year students, including Early College and
Transfers with fewer than 18 credits
August 16-19, 2014
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**Schedule Subject to Change**

Saturday, August 16

Campus Offices Open from 10 am-4:30 pm. We’re here to help!

In Hedrick Administration Building:
Admissions
Financial Assistance
Registrar (until 2 pm only)
Business Office

In Hoke Hall:
Information Technology

In the Cannon Student Center:
Proctor Health Center
Student Affairs

Other:
Corriher-Linn Black Library

Orientation Activities for all Students

9am-12:15pm

 

Check-in for ALL new students — transfer, Early College, re-entering, commuter, and residents, including those who have already moved in: Robertson College-Community Center

11:30am-12:15pm

 

Orientation Luncheon, courtesy of Chartwells, for all new students and families: Peeler Crystal Lounge

Meet, mingle, and eat with fellow new students, faculty, and staff!

12:30pm

 

Welcoming Assembly for new students and their families: Keppel Auditorium

Immediately following
Welcoming Assembly

 

"Get Acquainted" Meetings: All new students and families meet with faculty advisors in designated campus locations

2pm

 

FYI Catawba for Parents: Keppel Auditorium. Student Affairs personnel (academic, counseling, health, and career services), public safety, Chartwells Dining, and student/residence life provide information about their areas; followed by an unscripted question-and-answer session with students about the realities of being a Catawba student

Following the FYI
for Catawba Parents

 

"Taking care of business:"  Time for parents to visit important campus offices (e.g., business office, financial aid, Admissions), if necessary, before leaving campus.

4:30pm

 

"Time to Let Go". Families and students bid farewell

5-7pm Wave I

 

Advising Group Meeting and Dinner, Alphas and advisors in Advising classrooms–Wave I dinner begins at 5

5-7pm Wave II

 

Advising Group Meeting and Dinner, Alphas and advisors in Advising classrooms –Wave II dinner begins at 5:45

7-10pm

 

Student affairs evening programming (such as Fun Fest)

 

Sunday, August 17

Campus Offices Open from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. We’re here to help!

In Hedrick Administration Building:
Admissions
Financial Assistance
Business Office

In Hoke Hall:
Information Technology

In the Cannon Student Center:
Proctor Health Center
Student Affairs

Orientation Activities for all Students

7:30-9am

 

Breakfast: Cannon Student Center Dining Hall

10:30am

 

Campus Worship: Omwake-Dearborn Chapel

11:30am-1pm

 

Lunch: Cannon Student Center Dining Hall

12:30pm

 

Placement Test: Composition Writing Sample for selected students. Tom Smith Auditorium, Ketner Hall

1:15pm

 

Placement Interview: Students with AP credit in English report to room 201, Ketner Hall

1:45pm

 

Advising Group Meeting: Meet in designated locations

3pm

 

Information Meetings for Prospective Majors:

  • Business Administration, Accounting, Economics and Finance, Management, Marketing, Computer Information Systems, and Communications Arts: Tom Smith Auditorium

  • Elementary Education and Special Education (Elementary Concentration): Room 108, Ketner Hall

  • History and Politics, Administration of Justice, Pre-Law, and Public Administration:  Room 322, Hedrick Administration Building

  • Humanities (Literature, Writing, Religion, Philosophy, Spanish): Room 204, Hedrick Administration Building

  • Mathematics, Mathematical Finance, and Computer Science: Room 213, Ketner Hall

  • Music (including Music Performance, Music Education, Music Business, Sacred Music, Popular Music, Choral/Instrumental Groups, and Music Minors): Williams Music Building, Room 103. Individual auditions for all ensembles will begin and then continue at 7 pm. The music theory placement test will be administered at 3:30 in Williams Music Building, Room 016, for all prospective majors and minors who have not yet taken it. Those students may take the math placement interview at 4:45 pm

  • Physical Education, Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Sport Management, Exercise Science, and Athletic Training: Room 109, Abernathy Physical Education Center

  • Psychology: Room 233, Hedrick Administration Building

  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Studies, Environmental Education, Sustainable Business and Community Development, and all Allied Health Professions including pre-medical, vet, and pharmacy): Room 205, Shuford Science Building   

  • Sociology: Room 303, Hedrick Administration Building

  • Theatre Arts (Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre, Theatre Arts Education, and Theatre Arts Admin.): Hedrick Little Theatre, Robertson College-Community Center. Musical Theatre students must come to this meeting first and then take the music theory placement test following (around 4 pm). Your math placement test will be taken at 4:45 pm

4pm

 

Middle School and Secondary Education Prospective Majors and Minors (including Special Education: Middle and High School Concentrations): Ketner 108

4pm

 

Math Placement Interview: Wave I advising groups, Tom Smith Auditorium, Ketner Hall

4:45pm

 

Math Placement Interview: Wave II advising groups and prospective middle and secondary majors and minors, Tom Smith Auditorium, Ketner Hall

5:15pm Wave I

 

Dinner: Cannon Student Center Dining Hall

6pm Wave II

 

Dinner: Cannon Student Center Dining Hall

6-8pm

 

Drop in to the "Coffee Break @ the 3rd Place Coffee House." Meet some new friends, learn about upcoming opportunities and programs, and maybe even win a prize!

7pm

 

Men’s Blue/White Soccer Exhibition Game: Frock Field

7pm

 

Auditions for Musical Ensembles:  For choral and instrumental groups. Rehearsal Hall, Room 103, Williams Music Building. All interested students who have not yet auditioned

8:30pm

 

High-Stakes Orientation Bingo

 

Monday, August 18

7:15-8:45am

 

Breakfast: Cannon Student Center Dining Hall

8:30am

 

Transfer and re-entering students: Check in and prepare for advising and registration, Tom Smith Auditorium, Ketner Hall

8:30am

 

Placement Test: Foreign Language exams and interviews

  • German: Room 219, Hedrick Hall

  • French: Room 213, Ketner Hall

  • Spanish: Hedrick Administration Building, Rooms 322 (report to) and 331

10-11:30am

 

Advising Group Meeting:  Meet in designated locations

11:45am-12:45pm

 

Lunch: Cannon Student Center Dining Hall

11:45am-12:45pm

 

Seminar Professors Lunch: First-Year Seminar professors meet for lunch in Adams Loft

1pm-5pm

 

Advising Group Meeting: Meet in designated locations

5pm-7pm

 

Dinner - Canon student center dining hall

5-6:30pm

 

Blue Masque Interest Meeting: All students interested in theatre, in Hedrick Little Theatre, Robertson College-Community Center. Open to all students

5-6pm

 

Phi Beta Lambda Interest Meeting, College Division of Future Business Leaders of America: Professional business fraternity, open to all business majors and other students with an interest in business. Tom Smith Auditorium, Ketner Hall

5-6pm

 

Corriher-Linn-Black Library Gala: Come visit Corriher-Linn-Black Library for a treat!

7-10pm

 

Student Affairs Programming

 

Tuesday, August 19

7:30-8:30am

 

Breakfast: Cannon Student Center Dining Hall

7:50am

 

Advising Group Meeting: Meet in designated locations

7:50am-11am

 

Registration: All First-Year Seminar students (computer labs in library, Ketner Hall, Center for the Environment, and Hedrick 228, according to schedule)

11am

 

Campus Employment/Work Study Meeting: Mandatory meeting for any student with work-study or campus employment in Hedrick Little Theatre

11:30am-12:30pm

 

Lunch: Cannon Student Center Dining Hall

12noon

 

International Students Meeting: Mandatory meeting, Hedrick Administration Building, room 204

12:30pm-1:45pm

 

Common Reading Discussion: FYS groups meet in their classrooms

2pm-4pm

 

Theatre Auditions

4pm

 

Convocation — Chapel

5:15pm

 

Community Party: trustees, faculty, student, coaches, and club fair. Dinner.

7pm

 

Evening programming