EC Connection Pre-Orientation Schedule

EC Connection is a pre-orientation program that is designed to enhance intercultural awareness and appreciation among its participants by providing resources to successfully navigate the Elmhurst College community, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Although EC Connection is open to all undergraduate students, we highly encourage historically underrepresented populations to apply. This includes, but is not limited to; students of color, students who identify as LGBTQIA+, first-generation college students, differently abled students and international students.

As a participant of EC Connection, you will:

  • Learn about academic and co-curricular resources at the college
  • Build community with other incoming students
  • Engage in intercultural dialogue and identity exploration

EC Connection is August 17–20, 2019. It is free to all students who register and commit to fully participating. As an added bonus, students with on-campus housing will be able to move into their assigned residence hall room early and be able to stay for Orientation, which is August 21–24, 2019.

Space is limited so sign up today!

Saturday, August 17, 2019
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.Residents Move In
4:00–5:00 p.m.*Family and Parent Orientation (Spanish speaking session available.)
5:00–6:00 p.m.Dinner with Groups
6:00–6:45 p.m.Ice Breaker & Team Builder Activities
6:45–7:00p.m.Introduction to Skit Competition & Team Names
7:30–9:30 p.m.Escape Room
Sunday, August 18, 2019
8:30–9:55 a.m.Breakfast & Team Meetings
10:00–10:40 a.m.Welcome from EC Connection Team
10:40 a.m.–NoonSkit Practice
Noon–12:50 p.m.Lunch
1:00–2:55 p.m.Identities Like Me Panels
3:00–5:00 p.m.Library Tours & Skit Practice
5:00–5:45 p.m.Free Time
5:45–6:45 p.m.Dinner
7:00–9:00 p.m.Capture the Flag
Monday, August 19, 2019
8:30–9:30 a.m.Breakfast
9:45–11:00 a.m.Scavenger Hunt
11:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30–2:00 p.m.Team Building Activity
2:00–4:00 p.m.Diversity Workshop
4:00–5:00 p.m.Free Time
5:00–7:00 p.m.Dinner & Trivia
7:15 p.m.Skit Practice
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
8:30–9:30 a.m.Breakfast, Skit Practice & Team Meetings
9:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m.Welcome from the President, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Vice President of Student Affairs
10:05–11:05 a.m.Banking and Money Management
11:10–11:55 a.m.Free Time
Noon–12:50 p.m.Lunch
1:00–3:10 p.m.Academic Sessions
3:15–4:30 p.m.Campus Tours
4:30–5:10 p.m.Skit Practice
5:10–6:00 p.m.Dinner
6:30–9:00 p.m.Skits & Wrap Up


Schedule subject to change.

Jasmin Robinson

Director of Diversity & Inclusion Programs
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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