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Check-in & Orientation

Congratulations on becoming a Bulldog!

We are so excited to have you join us on campus this fall. Below you will find the schedule for dates for Fall 2019 check-in and orientation.

Check-in Dates

Students move into the residence halls and confirm enrollment, financial aid, and billing in Miller Library. 9am-3pm unless indicated otherwise.

August 8 – Football and Cheer
August 8 – Fall Athletes: Football, Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball, Cheer
August 16 – NEW Freshman students move in
August 18 – NEW Transfer students move in
August 19 – Night classes begin
August 20 – Day classes begin

Freshman Orientation Schedule

Friday, August 16, 2019 – New Students Move-In
  • 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Move in/Check in (Miller Library), Vendor Fair
  • 3:15 p.m. Meet in ACE Groups (Miller Library)
  • 3:45 p.m. Sea of Red March
  • 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Welcome All First-Year Students (Brown Auditorium)
  • 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Dinner in the Dining Hall
  • 6:30 -6:45 p.m.  Family Good Byes

New Student Orientation Begins

  • 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. Residence Hall Meeting
  • 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Back to School BINGO (Student Union)
  • 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. Res Hall/Floor Activity
Saturday, August 17, 2019 – PARTICIPATION
  • 8:30  – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast in Dining Hall with ACE Group
  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Gathering (Sports Center)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Rotation 1- (Main Street Scavenger Hunt, Activities Fair, Challenge Course)
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Rotation 2 -(Main Street Scavenger Hunt, Activities Fair, Challenge Course)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch- in Dining Hall
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Rotation 3- (Main Street Scavenger Hunt, Activities Fair, Challenge Course)
  • 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.  2023 Class Picture (Campus Entrance- Red T-shirt)
  • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Yard Games & Adventure Program Activities
  • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer Scrimmage
  • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer Scrimmage
  • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Volleyball Scrimmage
  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner in Dining Hall
  • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Football Scrimmage
  • 8:30 -10:30 p.m. Movie at Gazebo (Campfire Snacks)
Sunday, August 18, 2019 – SERVICE
  • 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Adventure Program Hike (Optional)
  • 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Lunch- Dining Hall
  • 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Gathering (Brown Auditorium)
  • 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.  Service Projects (TBA)
  • 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner in Dining Hall
  • 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Karaoke (Dining Hall)
Monday, August 19, 2019 – SCHOLARSHIP
  • 8:30 -9:30 a.m. Breakfast in Dining Hall with ACE Group
  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Gathering (Sports Center)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Icebreakers – Large Group (Sports Center)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Student Affairs, Handbook (Sports Center)
  • 11:00 -11.30 a.m. Majors Mingle (Various Locations)
  • 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Lunch- Dining Hall
  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.  Icebreakers w/group
  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Workshops (4 X 30 min each): Time Management/Bulldog Connect/Banner Signing/Academic Integrity
  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner- Dining Hall

Night Classes Begin

  • 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social/Yard Games- Outside Student Union
  • 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Hypnotist

Transfer Student Schedule

Sunday, August 18, 2019 – Transfer Student Move In
  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Move in/Check in (Miller Library)
Monday, August 19, 2019
  • 8:30  -9:30 a.m. Breakfast in Dining Hall
  • 9:30 -10:00 a.m. Transfer Welcome- Brown Auditorium
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Majors Mingle (Various Locations)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Bulldog Connect/Email/Schedule- (Melhorn & Hess Computer Labs)
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Campus Tour
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch in Dining Hall
  • 1:00 -3:00 p.m.  Icebreakers (Melhorn #85): Career Services/Academic Services/Registrar/Student Affairs, Handbook/Student Activities
  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner- Dining Hall

Night Classes Begin

  • 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social- Outside Student Union
  • 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.  Hypnotist

International Student Schedule

Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • 8:30-11:30 a.m. Check in (Mohler Hall)
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch/brunch
  • 12.30-1:00 p.m.  Ice Breaker (Melhorn #85)
  • 1:00-1:30 p.m. Welcome & Introductions; Culture Shock
  • 1:30-2:00 p.m. International Student Panel
  • 2:00-2:45 p.m.  Scavenger Hunt
  • 2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
  • 3:00-3:45 p.m.  Bulldog Connect/Email/Language Partners
  • 4:00-4:45 p.m. Bulldog Connect/Email/Language Partners
  • 4:45-5:00 p.m.  Ice Breakers
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner in Dining Hall
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. Activity (The Pound- Student Union)
Friday, August 16, 2019
  • 11:00-11:30 a.m. Campus Store/Mail room
  • 11:30 a.m. Brunch in Dining Hall
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Campus Tour- Class Schedule needed to find classes
  • 3:30 p.m. [ Follow Freshman Orientation ]