Orientation for Class of 2018 and Transfer Students

Your schedule at a glance

This is a sample orientation schedule based on previous schedules. Time and events may change. Be sure to use an updated 2013 schedule when you arrive on campus for orientation.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

8:30am–1pm Check in (University Commons-upper level)
9am Move into residence halls (Please check in first)
9am–2pm ID cards made (Learning Resources – Library)
11:30-1pm Lunch (Dining Hall, Northlawn lower level)
1-2:30pm Course selection for first year students who have not selected classes
1pm Campus tour (University Commons-upper level)
1pm Honors reception (Seminary 2nd floor lounge)
1pm Health insurance & billing information open house (Weaver Wellness Suite)
3pm Beginnings meeting (Lehman Auditorium)
3:45pm Parents meet w/ Transition teachers, students meet w/ Writing teachers and student leaders
4:45pm Campus Living – Resident student and parent meeting (In your residence hall)
4:45pm Commuter student and parent meeting (University Commons Mainstage Theater)
6:00pm Supper (University Commons, Gym area)
6:45pm Dessert with President and Faculty (2nd Floor Lobby of the Commons)
8pm Common Grounds Coffeehouse open
9pm Game Room open

Sunday, August 24, 2014

All meetings between 1 – 6:30pm are mandatory on Sunday

8:30am Parents’ meeting: “Entering a New Chapter” (Seminary Building Martin Chapel)
9am Breakfast for students (Dining Hall)
9:45am First year students group photo (Thomas Plaza)
10:15am Worship service (Lehman Auditorium)
11:30am Lunch (Dining Hall)
1pm Transfer students move into residence halls, first year parents depart
1-2:30pm First year students Transition Class meeting
2:30-4pm Transfer students check-in (University Commons Common Grounds Coffeehouse)
3pm First year student gathering (1st Floor – University Commons)
4pm Transfer student orientation meeting (University Commons Mainstage Theater)
5pm Transfer student dinner with President Swartzendruber (Common Grounds Coffeehouse)
5-6:30pm Supper in the cafeteria for first year students
7pm Entertainment: Ted and Company (Lehman Auditorium)
8:15pm Sunday “Sundae” hosted by SGA and YPCA (Thomas Plaza)
9pm Celebration: Rock the Plaza (Thomas Plaza)

Monday, August 25, 2014

All meetings on Monday are mandatory except for the SGA student meeting and the CAC movie

7am-7pm Cafeteria open
8am First year students: Engaging Learning at EMU (Science Center 106)
8am Transfer students: Credit evaluation and curriculum introduction (Strite- Campus Center 105)
9:15am Academic departments gathering– All new students (Various Locations)
10:30am Student placement testing, STEM Orientation Meeting
10:30am Transfer students with course selections go through registration (Campus Center)
10:45am Transfer students without course selections go through registration (Campus Center)
11:45am Student employment meeting (Science Center 106)
1-2pm Transfer students library orientation (Library Circulation Desk)
1-2:30pm First year students Student Life orientation (Science Center 106)
2:30-3:15pm First year students Library Skills Assessment (Various Locations in the Science Center)
2:45-4:15pm Transfer students Student Life orientation (Science Center 106)
3:15-4:30pm First year students check in with their advisers (Campus Center)
3:15-4:30pm First year students “Connect” at the library (Hartzler Library)
4:30pm International student orientation (University Commons 211/212)
7pm Welcome to EMU student gathering – led by SGA (Martin Chapel)
8pm All building meeting in residence halls
9:30pm Campus Activities Council (CAC) free outdoor movie – Cool Runnings (Thomas Plaza)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

8am Classes Begin
9:30pm CAC late night bowling (leave for Valley Lanes from front of University Commons)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

9:50am Opening Convocation (Lehman Auditorium)
7:30pm Theater production – As You Like It: Like Us (Thomas Plaza)
9pm-11pm CAC half-price coffeehouse (Common Grounds)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

8pm Residence hall variety show (Lehman Auditorium)

Friday, August 29, 2014

5pm All-school outdoor dinner (Thomas Plaza)
TBA EMU Women’s Volleyball Invitational (Gym)
7:30pm Theater production – As You Like It: Like Us (Thomas Plaza)
9:30pm CAC Free outdoor concert – The Walking Roots Band (Thomas Plaza)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

TBA EMU Women’s Volleyball Invitational (Gym)
7:30pm Theater production – As You Like It: Like Us (Thomas Plaza)
9pm CAC movie – Now You See Me (Science Center 106)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Morning Worship in the church of your choice

9pm Celebration (Martin Chapel)

Time and events are subject to change.