New Parent Orientation Schedule

New Parent Orientation
August 15–17, 2014

Friday, August 15

8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 

Arrival and Check-In

2:00–3:30 p.m.

Campus Tours

4:00–5:30 p.m.

Welcome Meeting

5:30–7:00 p.m.

Welcome Dinner

7:30–9:00 p.m.

For Parents: New Parent Meeting

For Students: House Meeting

Saturday, August 16

9:00–10:00  a.m. 

Student Services

Q&A session for students and parents on student employment, campus security, dining services, scholarships, billing, athletics and more.

10:00–10:45 a.m.     


Dean of Academics, Dr. Joe Ritter and other facutly and staff discuss our academic program, General Education requirements, and First-Year Experience (FYE).

11:00 a.m.–Noon

Academic Fair

Meet faculty and academic staff, and ask questions about majors, courses, abroads, etc.

1:00–5:30 p.m.

Optional Activities and/or Free Time

1:00–3:00 p.m.  Meet your student's advisor in the Academic Career and Advising Office

1:00–3:00 p.m.  Cox Cottage Open House

1:00–3:00 p.m.  Lemonade in the Library

1:00–3:00 p.m.  Solar Car on the Pub Patio

1:00–5:00 p.m.  College Store Open

1:00–5:00 p.m.  Crafton Pool Open

1:30 p.m.           Shopping (free shuttle to Alton)

3:00–5:00 p.m.  Athletic Open House

7:30–9:30 p.m.

Welcome Program

Sunday, August 17

10:30–11:30 a.m.    

Sunday School in the Dining Room

10:45–11:45 a.m. 

Church Service in the Chapel

by 2:00 p.m.

Parent and Guest Check-Out

This schedule is subject to change. Parents and guests will be provided with an updated schedule, including room locations, upon arrival.