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EC Connection Pre-Orientation

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 University 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 26–27, 2020. 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 28–29, 2020.

Space is limited so sign up today!

Program Schedule

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.Family and Parent Orientation (Spanish-speaking session available)*
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.Welcome from EC Connection Team Ice Breaker and Team Builder Activities
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.Welcome the from President, VP of Academic Affairs, and VP of Student Affairs
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.Break
3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.Virtual/Socially Distanced Campus Tour (Mentor-led), small group presentation and conversation
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.Identities Like Me panels
5:00 p.m.-5:10 p.m.Break
5:10 p.m.-6:10 p.m.Team Activity and Team Names
6:10 p.m.-6:15 p.m.Break
6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.Trivia Night
Thursday, August 27, 2020
9:30 a.m.-9:55 a.m.Team Meetings
10:00 a.m.-NoonDiversity Workshop
Noon-1:00 p.m.Lunch Break (Individual)
1:10 p.m.-2:00 p.m.Banking and Money Management
2:00 p.m.-3:10 p.m.Academic Sessions
3:10 p.m.-3:25 p.m.Break
3:25 p.m.-4:25 p.m.Team Activity
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.Round Table Discussion (Q&A)
5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.Break (grab dinner and rejoin us for our evening activities)
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.Virtual Jeopardy
7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.Wrap Up
Friday, August 28–Saturday, August 29, 2020

New Student Orientation

Schedule subject to change.

Jasmin Robinson

Director of Diversity & Inclusion Programs
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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