Orientation Schedule for All New Students

2015 Arrival Dates:

8/17 Highlander Adventure program begins
8/17 Student Athletes arrival
8/23 International students arrival
8/24 Interconnect program for International students
8/28  New Student Arrival and Orientation
8/29 New Student Orientation (required for all new students)

Fall 2015 Orientation Schedule Highlights:

(a detailed schedule will be provided to each student and parent at check-in)

Friday, August 28

8-10 a.m.

Breakfast

Hot breakfast offered in the dining hall (pay at register)

8:00 a.m.

Campus Offices 

Open (closed at 2p.m.)

9:00

Res Halls

New students check-in directly at residence halls
Suggested Arrival times:

  • Non-western New York residents: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Western New York residents: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

11:00

Van Dyk Lounge

Parents Connect: Meet council members and connect with other parents.

11:15

Dining Hall

Lunch: Free for incoming students; others pay at register

1:00 pm  Chamberlain 123
Mandatory Immigration Workshop for all F-1 students

1:15

CFA, Recital Hall

President’s Dialogue with the Parents

2:30

Wesley Chapel

New Student Dedication Service

3:30

Gillette Lawn

New Student Picture and Family Social

4:00

 

Family Transition Time

4:30

Residence Halls

Residential students meet and prepare for Residence Hall team dinners. Commuters meet hosts at Van Dyk Lounge Welcome Desk 

5:00

Wesley Chapel

Official Welcome to Houghton College Community

6:15

Dinner

Dinner and Games hosted by Residence Life Staff

8:00

CC Lower Level

New Student Coffee House

Saturday, August 29

8:00 a.m.

Dining Hall

Breakfast, wear nametag and bring HC ID card

8:45

Wesley Chapel

New Student Session in Wesley Chapel

9:00 a.m.

Dining Hall

Transfers: Breakfast & Devotions with Dr. Pool, vice president for student life

9:45 Quad T102 Small Group Time
10:00 ChC 123 Transfers: Introduction to Transfers Transitions 104 (T104)

11:00 

Wesley Chapel

Making the Transition

11:00 Java 101 Transfers: Coffee Break with leaders
11:30 Quad Transfers: Student Group Picture

Noon

Dining Hall

Lunch

1:00

Various

Transition 102 (T102) & Transfers Transitions 104 (T104) Group Rotations

  • Having a fabulous first week
  • My Transition to college: Reflections from faculty, staff, administrators
  • Safety and Security presentation
  • T102 Small group time – meeting in the room for T102

3:00

Burke Field

Men's Soccer Scrimmage (tentative)

5:00

Flagpole

Outdoor BBQ and Hough’Down Party

8:00

Wesley Chapel

CAB Movie

Sunday, August 30

7:45 a.m.

Dining Hall

Breakfast, wear nametag and bring HC ID card

9:30

Wesley Chapel

New Student Worship Service

10:45

Van Dyk Lounge

President Meet & Greet for New Students

11:30

Dining Hall

Lunch & Sunday Afternoon Adventures

5:00

Dining Hall

Dinner

7:00

Wesley Chapel

Night of Worship 

8:30

Rothenbuhler

Campus Welcome Back Bonfire & S’mores

Monday, August 31
7:45 a.m.
Classes Begin
11:00 a.m. Opening Convocation Chapel
Tuesday, September 1
11:00 a.m. Transitions 102 (Wesley Chapel)
Tuesday, September 1 9:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings
Thursday, September 3 11:00 a.m. T102 & TransfersT014: Small Group discussion (Various locations)
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