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Schedule of Events

Please note that this schedule will change! Last updated August 12, 2017.

Download the Guidebook app on your mobile device and search for the "Wittenberg Student Involvement" guide for the most up-to-date information about New Student Days! A printable version is also available here.

NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS: ALL TRANSFER STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL EVENTS SHADED IN YELLOW (unless otherwise noted) AND BLUE!

NOTE: ALL FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL EVENTS SHADED IN YELLOW (unless otherwise noted)!

Thursday, August 17

Move In - Tune into WUSO 89.1 FM on your way to Wittenberg! 8 am - 11 am
Open time (get your room situated, walk around campus, attend informational programming) 8 am - 2 pm
Computer and network assistance available 8 am - 5 pm
Get ID/Meal Card Picture (if you have yet to do so) 9 am - 2 pm (Student Center)
Information Hub - drop in or ask a question on the Guidebook app 9 am - 4 pm (Student Center)
Information Technology Q & A for families 10 am - 11 am (Synod 109)
Lunch on your own. Lunch is included in the student's meal plan in the CDR and is available to parents/families for purchase; a listing of nearby eateries will also be available on the Guidebook app or at the Info Hub. 10:30 am - 1 pm
Annual new student move-in worship service 11 - 11:30 am (Weaver Chapel)
Jewish student and faculty open house 11 - 11:45 am (Morris Lounge)
Campus tours available (start and end at Recitation Hall) 11 am and noon
Center for Diversity parent/family & student meeting 11 am - 11:45 pm (Alumni Room)
Commuter Students Meeting (required for first-year commuter students) 11:30 am - 1 pm (Shouvlin 105)
Transfer Student Meeting (required for new transfer students, including transfers who are commuting) 11:30 am - 1 pm (Blair 101)
Center for Diversity open house 11:45 am - 12:45 pm (Diversity Center)
Information Sessions (Three 30-minute sessions): various departments - details are in the Guidebook app 12:30 pm - 2 pm (various)
Wittenberg Traditions: students assemble in Commencement Hollow, meet Orientation Leaders; parents & families are asked to be seated in the HPER Arena by 2:30pm 2:15 pm (Commencement Hollow)
Parent & Family Welcome 2:30 pm (HPER Arena)
Welcome Ceremony: students and families 3 pm (HPER Arena)
Students and families meet FYS/transfer instructional teams 4 pm (FYS classrooms)
Families say goodbye, depart campus 5 - 5:30 pm
Dinner in the CDR and meeting with OAs 5:30 - 7 pm (CDR)
Residence Hall Meeting (not required for commuter students) 8:30 - 9:30 pm (various halls)
Commuter students meeting 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Geil Lounge)
Hypnotist Jim Wand - sponsored by Union Board 9:30 - 11 pm (HPER Arena)

Friday, August 18

Breakfast 7:30 - 9:30 am (CDR)
Computer and network assistance available 8 am - 5 pm (Thomas Library)
NCAA Student-Athlete Orientation 8 - 9:30 am  (Bayley Auditorium Kuss Science Center)
New student group photo 9:30 am- 10am (Myers Hall steps)
First Year Seminar (first-year students only) 10 am - noon (Assigned Classrooms - Check the Guidebook app)
Transfer student advising meeting (transfer students only) 10 - 11 am (Shouvlin 105)
Lunch with your OAs Noon - 1 pm  (CDR)
OAs Meet with Students 1 - 2 pm    (Assigned Classrooms - Check the Guidebook app)
Resource sessions (three 30-minute sessions with 15-minute breaks): various departments; check the Guidebook app for details 2 - 4 pm (various)
Honors Program Orientation (required for students participating in the Honors Program) 4 - 5 pm (Bayley Auditorium)
Last Minute Necessities, OA-led schedule walks, and free time 2 - 5 pm
Dinner with OAs & Dessert Reception at the President's house 5 - 6:30 pm (CDR and Benjamin-Prince House)
Witt Olympics - sponsored by Student Involvement 7 - 8 pm   (Myers Hollow; rainsite HPER Center Arena)
Casino Night - sponsored by Residence Hall Association and Fraternity/Sorority Councils 9:30 - 11:30 pm (HPER Center Arena)

Saturday, August 19

Brunch 9 am - 1:30 pm (CDR)
New Student Service Plunge - sponsored by Community Service Office 9:30 am - 1pm (Alumni Way; Rain Site: Geil Lounge, Student Center)
Explore downtown Springfield (walking trip) 9:30 am - 1 pm (Flagpole - Student Center Circle)
I've Got Your B.A.C.: Behavior, Attitudes and Choices & Not Without Consent 1:15 - 4:30 pm (Meet in Assigned Classroom)
OAs meet with students 4:30 - 5 pm (Assigned Classroom - Check the Guidebook app)
Dinner with your OAs 5 - 6:30 pm (CDR)
Theatre and Dance productions 6:30 - 7:30 pm (Chakeres Theatre)
Red/White football game 7 - 8 pm (Edwards-Maurer Field)
Evening entertainment: Float-In Movie, activities and snacks (sponsored by Union Board) 9 - 11 pm (Commencement Hollow)
Trivia with Dr. Dudek and Game Night 9 - 11 pm (Founders and Doppelgangers, Student Center)

Sunday, August 20

Brunch 10 am - 1 pm (CDR)
Sunday Morning Worship w/ Coffee & Donuts 10:30 am - 12 pm (Weaver Chapel)
Community expectations and exploring wellness resources 12:45 - 2 pm (HPER Center Arena)
Where Respect Happens & final meeting with OAs

2:15 - 3:45pm (Assigned Classrooms - Check the Guidebook app)

Dinner 5 - 7 pm (CDR)
Informal worship & open house 6 - 7 pm (Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall)
Concerned Black Students barbecue 6 - 7:30 pm (McClain Center for Diversity Lawn; Rain Site: Shouvlin 105)
Living in Residential Communities (not required for commuter students) 7:30 - 9:30 pm (Residence Halls)
Catholic Mass 9 - 10 pm (Weaver Chapel)

Monday, August 21

  • Begin classes at Wittenberg

Tuesday, August 22

  • Opening Convocation

 

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