An Overview of New Parent Orientation Activities

New Parent Orientation will take place August 16–18, 2013. Here's a brief overview of the weekend. A more detailed schedule will be provided upon arrival.

Friday, 8/16  
8:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  Arrival, Registration, and Move-In
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00–3:30 p.m. Campus Tours
4:30–5:30 p.m. Official Welcome Meeting
5:45–7:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner
7:30–9:00 p.m. New Parent Meeting
9:00–10:00 p.m. Refreshments
Saturday, 8/17  
7:30–8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00–9:15 a.m. Student Services Panel
Information and Q&A for students and parents about student employment, academic advising, campus security, dining services, billing, and more
9:20–10:50 a.m. Presentation on Academics at Principia
Provost Dr. Scott Schneberger and other faculty and staff discuss the academic program and general education requirements, including the First Year Experience program
11:00–12:00 p.m. Academic Fair
New students and families meet and talk with faculty and academic staff
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–5:00 p.m. Free Time and Optional Activities
2:30 p.m. Shopping Trip
5:30–7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:45–9:30 p.m. Office of Student Life Welcome Program
9:30 p.m. Refreshments
Sunday, 8/18  
7:30–9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:45–11:45 a.m.  Church
11:30–1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m.
(or earlier if need be)
Parents/Families Check Out