Orientation Agenda

2022 Student Schedule

Day 1

7:00-7:30 a.m.  Check-in for overnight accommodations at Kurz Residence Hall (required for all students)

7:15-7:45 a.m.  Student and family orientation program check-in at the Student Activities Center

8:00 a.m.         Small Group Meeting 1

8:40 a.m.         Orientation Welcome                                               

9:00 a.m.         Life Inside the Classroom                                                                                            

9:30 a.m.         Academic Program Overview                                  

11:10 a.m.       Understanding Your Financial Aid Options   

11:30 a.m.       Paying Your Bill

12:00 p.m.       Lunch and University Resource Fair                                                               

1:00 p.m.         Campus Health Services                                         

1:25 p.m.         Campus Safety                                                           

1:35 p.m.         Your Student Success

1:55 p.m.         Small Group Meeting 2

2:10 p.m.         Afternoon "YOU CHOOSE" Breakout Sessions (Breakout sessions will represent a variety of campus departments, student resources, and other university business items that you may have questions about.  The full list will be available in your Student Orientation Guide when you check-in.)

4:10 p.m.         Our Campus Community and Your Responsibility

4:40 p.m.         Spirit and Traditions                                                                                               

5:00 p.m.         Small Group "Duo" Meetings

5:30 p.m.         Dinner and optional Residence Hall Tours

7:00 p.m.         Evening Programming

9:15 p.m.         Evening Social Options

10:30 p.m.       Small Group Meeting 3                                              

After the final small group meeting of day 1, all students are expected to stay in Kurz Residence Hall & Courtyard

Day 2

7:45 a.m.         Small Group Meeting 4                                                                    

8:00 a.m.         Breakfast

             Group A                                                                                                          

8:40 a.m.         Preparing for Advising                                                                            

9:00 a.m.         Academic Advising     

11:00 a.m.       Cardinal Challenge               

12:20 p.m.       REACH: Academic Assistance Programs

             Group B                                           

8:40 a.m.         Cardinal Challenge                                                                            

9:50 a.m.         REACH: Academic Assistance Programs     

10:30 a.m.       Preparing for Advising            

11:00 a.m.       Academic Advising


1:00 p.m.         Lunch & RSO Fair                                                                                                  

2:00 p.m.         First Year Programs

2:20 p.m.         Orientation Program Closing Begins

Residence hall checkout will begin immediately after program closing.

Ending time is tentative but should be between 2:30-2:45. You may also want to allow yourself some extra time after housing checkout to take care of any other university business.  Do not making any travel or other plans before 4:30 p.m.    

*Schedule subject to change without notice.       

2022 Family Schedule

Day 1

7:15-7:45 a.m.  Family and student orientation program check-in at the Student Activities Center                                                                                              

8:00 a.m.          Family Welcome with the Dean of Students                                                     

8:40 a.m.          Orientation Welcome               

9:00 a.m.          Life Inside the Classroom                 

9:20 a.m.          Parents & Family Association   

9:45 a.m.          Family Breakout A          

10:20 a.m.        Family Breakout B  

Family Breakout Options: Career Development Center, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Study Abroad, Cultural Center, Religious Life Association, Campus Tour

11:10 a.m.        Understanding Financial Aid Options

11:30 a.m.        Paying Your Bill

11:50 a.m.        Parents Association

12:00 p.m.        Lunch and University Resource Fair

1:00 p.m.          Campus Safety

1:15 p.m.          Campus Housing & Residence Life

1:35 p.m.          Campus Dining Services

2:00 p.m.          Understanding Your Student's Major

3:00 p.m.          Family Break

3:30 p.m.          REACH: Academic Assistance Programs                                                                                                        

4:00 p.m.          Campus Health Services                                                                                                                                                                        

4:20 p.m.          University Athletics                                                                                                                                                                      

4:40 p.m.          Current Student Panel

5:10 p.m.          Family Program Closing

5:30 p.m.          Dinner and optional Residence Hall Tours