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Orientation Schedule for New Students in the First Year Seminar

Preliminary 2015 New Student Orientation Schedule
for Students in the First-Year Seminar

August 15-18, 2015
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**Schedule Subject to Change**

Saturday, August 15

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

Orientation Schedule 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

11:00am-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

 

Fun Fest! Stanback Plaza

 

Sunday, August 16

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

12:15pm

 

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, International Business, and Communication  Arts (including Integrated Marketing Communications and Sports Communications): 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, Worship Arts, 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, Abernethy 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 107, 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

 

Catawba Soccer: Frock Field
Get into the soccer spirit as the men’s and women’s soccer team play exhibition games. Check out the new soccer stadium at Frock Fields.

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: Peeler Crystal Lounge

 

Monday, August 17

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

 

Get Hypnotized! Daniel Jamse, Hypnotist: Cannon Student Center

 

Tuesday, August 18

7:30-8:30am

 

Breakfast: Cannon Student Center Dining Hall

7:50am

 

Advising Group Meeting: Meet in designated locations

7:50am-10:50am

 

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-12:45pm

 

Lunch: Cannon Student Center Dining Hall

12 noon

 

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

12:45pm-2:45pm

 

Common Reading Discussion: FYS groups meet in their classrooms

2pm

 

Blue Masque Audition Workshop

4pm

 

Convocation — Official opening of the 2015-2016 academic year. Chapel.

5:15pm

 

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

7pm

 

Evening programming: Sustainable Catawba! Stanback Plaza