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Orientation Schedule for Catawba College First-Year Students

August 05, 2005

Category: Academics, Students


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Saturday, August 20
(The Bookstore will be open from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Business Office and Financial Assistance Office will be open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.)

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10:00am-2:00pm *
Check-in
for all NEW STUDENTS Robertson College Community Center.  

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11:00am-2:00pm
+Orientation Luncheon for new students and their families. Peeler Crystal Lounge  

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2:00 pm    
*Welcoming Assembly - for New Students and their families. Keppel Auditorium  

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Immediately following Welcoming Assembly: "Get Acquainted" Meetings – First Year Seminar New Students and families meet with faculty advisors in designated campus locations.

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4:00 pm  
FYI Catawba for Parents - Keppel Auditorium - Parents meet with Student Affairs staff to  go over helpful details for parents.  

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5:00 pm
Wave I     Dinner in the Cannon Student Center Dining Hall with students, Alphas and advisors.

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5:45 pm
Wave II  

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5:30 pm
Picnic Dinner for Parent Orientation participants – Peeler Crystal Lounge  

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6:30-7:00 pm
Time to let go” - Families and students bid farewell.  

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7:00-8:00 pm
College 101 for Parents
- Keppel Auditorium  

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7:00-7:45 pm
Advising Groups
meet in designated locations.  

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8:00-9:20 pm
The Games of the Orientation Olympiad -
Cannon Student Center  

9:30 pm
Resident
New Student meeting: Hedrick Little Theatre Auditorium
 

Sunday, August 21
8:00-9:30 am
Breakfast
in Cannon Student Center Dining Hall.

11:00 am                              
Chapel
 

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11:45 am
Wave I Lunch

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12:15 pm
Wave II  

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1:00 pm
*Placement test:
Math: Only for Teacher Education majors and minors who will be unable to attend the 4:00 pm session and who are not required to attend composition placement. Tom Smith Auditorium.  

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1:00 pm
Placement test:
Composition Writing Sample for selected students. 204, Hedrick Hall  

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1:15 pm
Placement interview:
Students with AP credit in English report to 218, Hedrick Hall.  

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2:00 pm
Advising Groups
meet in designated locations.  

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3:00 pm
+Information Meetings
for Prospective Majors  

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Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, and Computer Information Systems:  Tom Smith Auditorium.

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Elementary Education: Room 108, Ketner Hall  

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Humanities (English, History, Religion, Philosophy, Foreign Language): 204, Admin.

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Math: Room 213, Ketner Hall.

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Communication Arts: Crystal Lounge, Robertson College-Community Center

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Science (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Studies, and all allied health professions including pre-med.): Room 205, Shuford Science Building.

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Theatre Arts (Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre, and Theatre Arts Admin.): Hedrick Little Theatre, Robertson College-Community Center.

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Musical Theatre students must come to this meeting first and then take the music theory placement test following (around 4pm). Your math placement test will be taken on Monday at 8:15am.  

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Music (including Music Performance, Music Education, Music Business, Sacred Music, Music Minors and Choral and Instrumental Music Groups): Williams Music Building, Room 103. Individual auditions for all ensembles will begin and then continue at 7:00 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 test on Monday at 8:15 am.  

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Physical Education, Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Sports Management and Athletic Training: Room 109, Abernathy Physical Education Center.  

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Political Science: Room 218, Hedrick Hall Administration Building.  

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Psychology: Room 233, Hedrick Hall Administration Building.  

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Sociology: Room 303, Hedrick Hall Administration Building.  

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4:00 pm
+Middle School and Secondary
Education prospective majors and minors. Ketner 108.  

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4:00 pm
*MATH Placement test: Wave I advising groups-Tom Smith Auditorium

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4:30 pm
*MATH Placement test: Wave II advising groups-Tom Smith Auditorium  

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4:30 pm
+Dinner
for TRANSFER students. Meet in Adams Loft, Cannon Student Center.  

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5:00 pm
Wave I Dinner for FIRST YEAR students in Cannon Student Center Dining Hall.

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5:30 pm
Wave II

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6:00 pm
*Meeting
for all TRANSFER students not in First Year Seminar in Tom Smith Aud.  

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7:00 pm
Auditions for all Musical Ensembles
(Choral, Instrumental) Rehearsal Hall, Room 103, Williams Music    Building.  

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5:00-9:00 pm
+Picnic Fun Fest Stanback Plaza
 

Monday, August 22
7:15-8:45 am
Breakfast
in Cannon Student Center Dining Hall.  
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8:15 am
*Math Placement Make-up test:
Tom Smith Auditorium

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9:00 am
*TRANSFER (Non-First Year Seminar), RE-ENTERING, PART TIME, and "SPECIAL" students meet to plan registration, Community Room, Cannon Student Center.  

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9:00 am
*Registration
for TRANSFERS, PART TIME, and RE-ENTERING Students.

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9:30 am
Placement test:
Foreign Language exams and interviews for all FIRST YEAR STUDENTS and designated  TRANSFERS:  

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French: Room 213, Ketner Hall Latin: Room 318, Hedrick Hall

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German: Room 303, Hedrick Hall Spanish: Tom Smith Auditorium, Ketner Hall.

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12:15-1:30 pm
Lunch
in Cannon Student Center Dining Hall.  

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12:15-1:15 pm
Lunch Meeting for FIRST YEAR SEMINAR FACULTY:
Community Room  

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1:30-4:30 pm
Advising Groups
meet in designated locations.  

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4:00-6:00 pm
Registration
for EVENING and POST-BACCALAUREATE students.

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4:30-5:30 pm
+Interest meeting
for Blue Masque, a club open to all students interested in theatre, in Hedrick Little Theatre, Robertson College-Community Center.  

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4:30-6:30 pm
Dinner
in Cannon Student Center Dining Hall.  

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7:00 pm
+Men’s Soccer Exhibition Game - vs - Queens University, Frock Field.  

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9:00-midnight
+Annual Orientation Dance for NEW STUDENTS. Peeler Crystal Lounge.  


Tuesday, August 23

7:00-8:30 am
Breakfast
in Cannon Student Center Dining Hall.  
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8:00 am
Advising Groups meet in designated locations.  

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8:30 am
Registration
begins for all First Year Seminar students, Hedrick Hall Administration Building. Students register by group number according to schedule.  

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11:15-1:15 pm
Lunch in Cannon Student Center Dining Hall.  

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1:00 pm
Registration
resumes for all First Year Seminar students.

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1:00 pm
+Meet the Faculty Reception for all New Students in front of Cannon Student Center.  

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2:00-3:15 pm
COMMON READING SESSION-First Year Students meet with their Advising Groups.  

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3:30 pm
*Registration
for non-First Year Seminar NEW Students who did not complete registration on Monday, August 22.  

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3:30 pm
*Mandatory meeting for students with work-study or Campus Employment: Hedrick Little Theatre  

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4:00 pm
*Mandatory Loan Counseling
for students with Stafford and Perkins Loans. Attendance is required. Bring driver's license and pen - Hedrick Little Theatre.  

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5:00-6:30 pm
Dinner
in Cannon Student Center Dining Hall.  

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7:30-8:30 pm
Round Robin Tours of Student Services – see rotation schedule in Orientation Manual.


Wednesday, August 24

7:00-9:00 am
Breakfast
in Cannon Student Center Dining Hall.  

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8:30 am-1:00 pm
Registration
for UPPERCLASS (returning) students.  

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9:00-11:00 am
*LIFESTYLE ORIENTATIO