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First-Year Orientation Schedule

August 22–25, 2018

Residential Students
First-year residential students should attend all Orientation events listed further below under the dates Wednesday, August 22; Thursday, August 23; Friday, August 24; and Saturday, August 25.

Commuter Students
First-year commuter students should attend all Orientation events listed further below under the dates Wednesday, August 22; Thursday, August 23; Friday, August 24; and Saturday, August 25. If you are having to arrange to transportation, you should plan to be on campus during the following times at a minimum:

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Move In for Residential Students

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
New Student and Family Lunch - A No Waste lunch sponsored by Chartwells and the Elmhurst College Sustainability Committee

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
New Student Orientation Check In in the Frick Center

2:00–2:50 p.m.
Floor Meetings for Residential Students and Commuter Resource Session for Commuters

3:00–4:00 p.m.
New Student Convocation

4:15–4:45 p.m.
Meet your Orientation Student Leader (OSL)

4:45–5:05 p.m.
Meet your First-Year Seminar Instructors

5:15–5:30 p.m.
Call to Action-Dear World

5:45–6:45 p.m.
Keynote Speaker-"Choose Aloha" Kevin Wanzer

6:50-7:50 p.m.
President's Dinner

8:00-8:50 p.m.
Small Group Meeting

9:00–11:00 p.m.
Playfair

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

7:15–9:45 a.m.
Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

  • Dear World-A Live Storytelling Experience & Portrait Shoot for Colleges & Universities
  • Service Project: ReHome Center-Transitioning Items From Comfortable Homes To People Who Need The Comforts of Home
  • Lunch
  • BlueJay Trivia
  • Visit to the President's House
  • Explore Elmhurst Trolley Ride

7:00–8:00 p.m.
Dear World Storytelling Event

8:00–11:00 p.m.
Dinner Across the Tracks & Movie at York Theater

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

8:00–8:45 a.m.
Breakfast

9:00–10:00 a.m.
Small Group Meeting

10:00–11:45 a.m.
Diversity & Inclusion

11:55 a.m.–1:05 p.m.
Lunch

1:30–2:30 p.m.
Muslim Prayer (optional)

1:15–2:15 p.m.
Academic Orientation: Your First Class

2:25–3:25 p.m.
Meetings by Academic Major

3:35–4:40 p.m.
Open Receptions to Meet Other Students & Learn about Resources on Campus:

  • Commuters & Out of State
  • Direct Connections
  • Man Camp
  • Centers on Campus
  • Miss Independent

5:00–5:30 p.m.
Jewish Sabbath Candle Lighting (optional)

6:00–7:00 p.m.
Dinner with the Office of Alumni Relations

7:30–8:30 p.m.
College 101 Performance

9:00–11:00 p.m.
Western Night

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

8:00–9:30 a.m.
Breakfast

9:30–10:45 a.m.
Small Group Meeting

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Building Inclusive Communities

12:30–12:45 p.m.
Commencement

12:50–2:00 p.m.
Lunch

2:00–4:00 p.m.
Football Scrimmage

6:00–7:00 p.m.
Dinner

7:30–11:00 p.m.
Frick Fest

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

8:00–10:00 a.m.
Breakfast

11:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Lunch

11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Protestant Worship-All Are Welcome

2:00–8:00 p.m.
Bluejay Bus to Walmart, Yorktown and Target

2:00–4:00 p.m.
Honors Orientation (for students participating in the Honors Program)

4:30–6:30 p.m.
Dinner

7:00–8:00 p.m.
Meet for Catholic Mass (chapel on campus)

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