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First-Year Orientation Schedule

August 24–27, 2016

Residential Students
First-year residential students should attend all Orientation events listed further below under the dates Wednesday, August 24; Thursday, August 25; Friday, August 26; and Saturday, August 27.

Commuter Students
First-year commuter students should attend all Orientation events listed further below under the dates Wednesday, August 24; Thursday, August 25; Friday, August 26; and Saturday, August 27. If you are having to arrange to transportation, you should plan to be on campus during the following times at a minimum:

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24

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

5:15–6:30 p.m.
Welcome and Keys to Success in College and Life

6:30–7:30 p.m.
President’s Dinner

7:45–8:45 p.m.
Small Group Meeting

9:00–11:00 p.m.
Playfair

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25

7:15–9:30 a.m.
Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

  • Challenge Course
  • Service Project
  • Reflection
  • Lunch
  • New Student Orientation: Are You Ready to Reach Your Potential?

6:00–8:00 p.m.
Dinner Across the Tracks

8:00–11:00 p.m.
Movie Across the Tracks

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

8:00–8:45 a.m.
Breakfast

9:00–10:00 a.m.
Small Group Meeting

10:00–11:45 a.m.
Starpower

11:55 a.m.–1:05 p.m.
Lunch

12:20–1:20 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

3:30–4:30 p.m.
Open Receptions to Meet Other Students:

  • Commuters
  • Culture Jam
  • Men
  • Out of State
  • Women

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 27

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

12:45–2:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:30–2:30 p.m.
Soccer Scrimmage

5:00–6:30 p.m.
Dinner

6:00–8:00 p.m.
Football Scrimmage

9:00–11:00 p.m.
Frick Fest

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

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 (optional)

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

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

4:30–6:30 p.m.
Dinner

4:45–6:00 p.m.
Meet for Catholic Mass (optional)

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