Orientation - Thursday, Aug. 27

Don't Miss:
  • Understanding Financial Aid, 9–9:30 a.m., Lang Concert Hall
  • Advising Fair, 10–11 a.m., Upper Tarble, Clothier Hall
  • Individual Meetings w/ Academic Advisors, 1-5 p.m.
  • Making Friends, Making Out:Creating Healthy Relationships, 7-8:30 p.m., LPAC
7:30–9:30 a.m. Breakfast (Sharples Dining Hall)
9–9:30 a.m. Understanding Federal Direct Stafford Loans (Lang Concert Hall)

This session is required for any student who will borrow from the Federal Direct Loan programs now or in the future. 

9:30–10 a.m. Student Employment Information Session (Lang Concert Hall)

Learn the ins and outs of working on campus from the students who coordinate the Student Employment Office.

10–11 a.m. Academic Advising Fair (Upper Tarble, Clothier Hall)

Representatives from all academic departments and programs will be on hand to answer questions and to assist with course selection.

11 a.m.–noon Academic Adviser Meetings (Adviser’s Office)

Individual meetings with your advisor happen from 1pm-5pm, so stop by to schedule an individual meeting.

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch with Your Dorm Teams (Sharples Dining Hall)

1- 4:00 p.m. Ice Cream Party ( Parrish Beach)

Stop by for an ice cream treat provided by the friendly folks in the Alumni Relations Office.

1–5:00 p.m. Individual Meetings with Academic Advisers (Adviser’s Office)

You must meet with your academic adviser before you register for classes.

2–4 p.m. SAM Drop-In Hours (McCabe Library) 

Get academic advice from sophomore, junior and senior SAM's to help select your first classes and ask questions about planning your course load.

2:30–4 p.m. Job Fair (Sharples Dining Hall)

Many on-campus employers will be on hand to share information about jobs available in their offices/departments. Turn in your employment forms (W-2, etc.) at this event to ensure that you will be paid once you secure a job.

4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Dinner (Sharples Dining Hall)
7–8:30 p.m. Making Friends, Making Out: Creating Healthy Relationships (LPAC)

Building and strengthening healthy relationship skills are an essential part of the college experience. In addition to making connections in the classroom, for many this includes exploring sex and dating. In this session, we will explore the concepts of consent, positive sexuality, healthy dating, and how we can nurture a community free of sexual and dating violence.

8:45–9:45 p.m. Community Reflections (Locations TBA)

Guided discussions will be facilitated by returning students.

10–Midnight PHILLY FOODS! (Rose Garden Circle)

Philly is an awesome place for good eats, and tonight the Orientation Committee is bringing some of the cities finest culinary treats right to Rose Garden Circle. Hang out, grab a bite to eat, and have some glow-in-the-dark fun.