A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Fall 2014 Orientation Schedule for All New Students

Arrival Dates:

8/17 Highlander Adventure program begins
8/17 Student Athletes arrival
8/25 International students arrival
8/25 Interconnect program for International students
8/29  New Student Arrival and Orientation
8/30 New Student Orientation (required for all new students)

Orientation Schedule Highlights:

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

Friday, August 29

8-10 a.m.

Breakfast

Hot breakfast offered in the dining hall ($5.20 / person)

8:00 a.m.

Res Halls

New students report; Move-in volunteers assigned to dorms

8:00

Campus Offices

Open (closed at 2 p.m. for New Student Dedication Service)

11:00

Van Dyk Lounge

Parents Connect

11:15

Dining Hall

Lunch: Free for incoming students; $6.50/person for guests; $4.50 for children 4-10; under 4 free

1:30

CFA, Recital Hall

President’s Dialogue with the Parents

3:00

Wesley Chapel

New Student Dedication Service

4:00

Quad/Gilltt Lawn

New Student Picture and Family Social

4:45

Family Transition Time

 

5:00

Residence Halls

Meet for dinner

5:00

Dining Hall

Dinner

6:30

Wesley Chapel

Official Welcome to Houghton College Community

8:00

CC Basement

Welcome Party

Saturday, August 30

8:00 a.m.

Dining Hall

Breakfast

8:45

Wesley Chapel

New Student Session in Wesley Chapel
Worship & Devotions (Dr. Jordan); Intro to T102 (Dr. Hunter); Day overview (Sharon)

9:45

Quad & Areas

Group Time – Initiative set up for each group to go through approximately 4-6

11:00 a.m.

Wesley Chapel

“Eyes that See and Ears that Hear: Making the Transition” (Dr. Lastoria)

12:00pm

Dining Hall

Lunch

1:15

Recital Hall/WC

“How to have a fabulous first week” (Marge Avery; Susan Martin)

1:45

WC

Safety and Security presentation

2:15

Various

“My Transition to college”  Reflections from faculty, staff, administrators

2:45

Various

Instagram Hunt – Exploring campus office locations through an Instagram scavenger hunt

3:30

Various

T102 Small group time – meeting in the room for T102, leaders will prep for upcoming week

5:00

Flagpole

Outdoor BBQ and Hough’Down Party

8:00

Wesley Chapel

Movie: X-Men Days of Future Past

Sunday, August 31

7:45 a.m.

Dining Hall

Breakfast

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 with Brothers McClurg

8:30

Rothenbuhler

Campus Welcome Back Bonfire & S’more

Monday, September 1
7:45 a.m.
Classes Begin
Tuesday, September 2
9:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings
Wednesday, Sept 3 & 4 10 a.m. Poster Sale
Friday, Sept 5
8 p.m. CAB Movie: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION ($2 admission)
Sat, Sept 6
6 p.m.
Field Hockey vs Ohio Wesleyan
8 p.m.
Ice Cream After Dark Social
Sept 7-10 CLEW Services
Thursday, Sept 11
4 p.m. Activities Fair
Friday, Sept 12 Noon Church Fair
Saturday, Sept 13 4 p.m. Class Trips (Class 2018 to Charcoal Corral)