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 2018 check-in and orientation.

Check-in Dates

Students move into the residence halls and confirm enrollment, financial aid, and billing in Miller Library.

August 8  Football, Cheer
August 9  Soccer, Volleyball
August 13  Cross Country
August 13-15  International Students (required orientation begins August 16)
August 17  New Freshman, 9:00am – 3:00pm
August 19  New Transfer, noon – 6:00pm

** There is a $150 one-time fee and $15 per day for early arrival. If you are needing to arrive early you must notify student life at studentlife@mcpherson.edu 48 hours prior to your arrival.

Freshman Orientation Schedule

Times Activity Where
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Check-in and Move-in
Vendor Fair
Miller Library/Residence Halls
4:00 – 4:45 PM Welcome All First Year Students
Sea of Red March
Brown Auditorium
5:00 – 6:30 PM Dinner Hoffman Student Union
6:30 – 6:45 PM Family Good-Byes
New Student Orientation Begins
7:00 – 7:45 PM Residence Hall Meeting Residence Halls
8:00 – 9:00 PM Back to School BINGO Hoffman Student Union
9:00 – 11:00PM Res Hall/Floor Activity Residence Halls
Times Activity Where
8:30 – 9:30 AM Breakfast with ACE Group Hoffman Student Union
9:30 – 10:00 AM Community Gathering – Andrew Ehling, speaker Brown Auditorium
10:00 – 11:00 AM Rotation 1
(Main Street Tour, Activities Fair, Challenge Course)
11:00 – 12:00 PM Rotation 2
(Main Street Tour, Activities Fair, Challenge Course)
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Hoffman Student Union
1:00 – 2:00 PM Rotation 3
(Main Street Tour, Activities Fair, Challenge Course)
2:30 PM Class 2022 picture
4:00 – 6:00 PM Women’s Soccer Scrimmage McPherson Stadium
4:00 – 6:00 PM Men’s Soccer Scrimmage
4:00 – 6:00 PM Volleyball Red and White Scrimmage Sport Center Gym
5:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner Hoffman Student Union
7:00 – 8:45 PM Karaoke The Pound
9:00 – 10:00 PM Fall Sport Madness McPherson Stadium
Times Activity Where
8:30 – 9:30 AM Breakfast with ACE Group Hoffman Student Union
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Campus Service with Spiritual Life Brown Auditorium
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Hoffman Student Union
1:00 – 1:30 PM Gathering Brown Auditorium
1:30 – 4:00 PM Service Projects
5:00 – 6:30 PM Dinner Hoffman Student Union
7:00 – 9:00 PM Swim McPherson Waterpark
9:30 – 11:00 PM Movie & Campfire Snacks Harnly Gardens
Times Activity Where
8:30 – 9:30 AM Breakfast with ACE Group Hoffman Student Union
9:30 – 10:00 AM Gathering – David Barrett, speaker Sport Center
10:00 – 10:30 AM Icebreakers – large group Sport Center
10:30 – 11:00 AM Student Services – Handbook Sport Center
11:00 – 11:30 AM Major Mingles see list below
11:30 – 12:30 PM Lunch Hoffman Student Union
12:30 – 1:00 PM Icebreakers w/mentor group
1:00 – 3:00 PM Workshops (30 minute rotation) various locations
5:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner Hoffman Student Union
Night Classes Begin
6:30 – 8:00 PM Ice Cream Social/Yard Games Hoffman Student Union
8:00 – 9:00 PM Hypnotist


Major Mingles locations (tentative):
Art – Hess 119
AR – Melhorn 112
Behavior Science – Melhorn 103
Business – Melhorn 60
Communication – Mohler 218
English/Spanish – Molher 204
P.E./Health – Sport Center 128
History – Mohler 212
Math – Melhorn 122
Nat. Science – Melhorn 111
Performing Arts – Hess 130
Philosophy & Religion – Mohler 227
Teacher Education – Miller 103
Undecided – Miller Library Lower Level

Transfer Student Schedule

Times Activity Where
12:00 – 6:00 PM Move in/Check in Miller Library
Times Activity Where
8:30 – 9:30 AM Breakfast Hoffman Student Union
9:30 – 10:00 AM Transfer Welcome Brown Auditorium
10:00 – 11:00 PM Major Mingles various locations
11:00 – 11:30 AM Bulldog Connect/Email/Schedule Melhorn Hall & Hess Arts Center
11:30 – 12:00 PM Campus Tour
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Hoffman Student Union
1:00 – 3:00 PM Workshops: Icebreakers, Handbook & Student Services, Career Services, Academic Services, Registrar, Student Activities Miller Library Makerspace
5:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner Hoffman Student Union
Night Classes Begin
6:30 – 8:00 PM Ice Cream Social/Yard Games Hoffman Student Union
8:00 – 9:00 PM Hypnotist

International Student Schedule

Times Activity Where
8:30-11:30 a.m. Check-in Mohler Hall
11:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch/brunch
12.30-1:00 p.m. Ice Breaker Miller Library
1:00-1:30 p.m. Welcome
Culture Shock/F-1 Visa & Document check list
1:30-2:00 p.m. Internationals Student Panel
2:00-2:45 p.m. Academic Services & Student Services
2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-3:45 p.m., 4:00-4:45 p.m. Bulldog Connect/Language Partners
4:45-5:00 p.m. Ice Breaker
5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner Hoffman Student Union
6:30-8:00 p.m. Activity The Pound
Times Activity Where
11:30 a.m. Brunch Hoffman Student Union
1:00-2:00 p.m. Campus Tour – Class Schedule needed to find classes