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Orientation 2013


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Orientation Leader
2013 Orientation Leaders: Lora Kirmer, Erica Wyles, Kaitlin McCammond and Ashley Sinnes.

The McPherson College Orientation experience is designed to get our students involved in our mission of Scholarship, Participation and Service. We want our students to feel empowered from the moment they step on campus.

This year, student check-in, activities and workshops take place Aug 18-21, 2013.


2013 Schedule

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - College Path

9:00–2:00 Move-in Friendship Hall/Mohler/Dorms
11:00-2:00 Brunch Student Union
12:00-2:00 Activities Fair/Parent Booth Lawn
2:30-3:30 Welcome Keynote Brown Auditorium
3:30-4:30 ACE Ice Breakers Various Locations
  Parent meeting w/Advisors Various Locations
4:30-5:00 Parent goodbye Various Locations
5:30-7:00 Dinner with ACE groups Student Union
7:15-7:45 Residence Hall Meetings Residence Halls
7:30-9:00 Break  
9:00 Activity Small Gym


Monday, August 19, 2013- Career Path

7:00-9:00 Breakfast Student Union
9:00-noon Check-in
30 minute intervals
2 ACE groups at a time
Friendship Hall
12:00pm Class of 2017 picture Arch
12:00-1:15 Lunch with a Leader Student Union
1:30-2:00 Answering your Why? Student Union
1:30-2:30 Answering your Why? (life planning) various locations
2:00-8:00 Bongo Ball Mingenback Mall
5:00-7:00 Dinner Student Union
9:00-10:00 Floor Programming Residence Halls


Tuesday, August 20, 2013- Major Path

7:00-9:00 Breakfast Student Union
9:15-10:00 Gathering Brown Auditorium
10:00-11:30 Service Project McPherson Stadium
11:30-noon Break various locations
12:15-1:30 Lunch Student Union
1:30-2:30 Major Mingles (see list below)
3:00-4:30 Club/Organization meetings various locations
  Singers auditions choir room
3:00-6:00 Fall athletic practices various locations
5:00-7:00 Dinner  
8:00-9:00 SGA Ice Cream Social  
9:00 Tuesday Night Movies  


Wednesday, August 21, 2013- Choose Your Path

7:00-9:00 Breakfast Student Union
9:15-10:45 Ending Keynote Brown Auditorium
11:00-2:00 Lunch Student Union
2:00-4:00 Horizon Fund pitches Conference Rm A, Mohler
  Choir and Band meetings  
5:00-7:00 Campus-wide Family Picnic  

Major Mingles locations
Art: Hess 119
AR: Templeton 3
Behavior Science: Melhorn E or 103
Business: Mohler 231
Communication: Mohler 218
English/Spanish: Mohler 204
PE/Health: Sport Center 128
History: Mohler 212
Math: Melhorn 122
Natural Science: Melhorn 111
Performing Arts: Hess 130
Philosophy/Religion: Mohler 227
Teacher Education: Miller 103

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