Welcome Week


Welcome Week 2018


SATURDAY, AUGUST 25



8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Move into your Residence Halls
To begin moving in, please check in at your residence hall front desk to receive your welcome week packet and room key.
 
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Complimentary Picnic Lunch – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center  

 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Free Time
Use this time to tie up any loose ends, visit the campus store, meet fellow students in your residence hall, settle into your room, or visit downtown North Manchester!





2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Commuter Student Orientation – Flory Auditorium, Science Center 2nd floor
Commuter students hear about issues specific to their college experience.





3:30pm – 4:00 p.m.

 Welcome Session - Cordier Auditorium
Hear welcoming remarks from President Dave McFadden and Raylene Rospond, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, as well as the introduction of the Orientation Assistants (O.A.s) and Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs).

Parents and Families are welcome to attend.

 
4:00 p.m.
  
Parent & Family Departure
 
4:30 p.m.

SOL group meetings – The Mall
Meet your SOL group on the Mall for your first SOL group meeting!

 
5:30 p.m.

Dinner – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center
Students eat dinner with your SOL group. Don’t forget your Manchester ID!

7:00 p.m.

Leaving Your Mark in Your First Year Living Community – Residence Halls
Meet your Hall Director (HD), Resident Assistant (RA), and your hall mates!

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26


7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast with your SOL Group – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center
Don’t forget your Manchester ID!
Finish unpacking and making yourself at home!

 
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Worship Service (optional) – Petersime Chapel
 
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center                                              
Don’t forget your Manchester ID!
 
12:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Rotating Sessions

12:45 – 1:30:
Group 1 – MU Voices for Positive Choices – Upper Jo Young Switzer Center
Group 2 – University Safety Presentation– Flory Auditorium
Group 3 – Let’s Talk About It: Prevention of Sexual Assault – Wampler Auditorium
Group 4 – Multicultural Means You Too!  – JCY Intercultural Center

1:45 – 2:30:
Group 1 – University Safety Presentation – Flory Auditorium
Group 2 – Let’s Talk About It: Prevention of Sexual Assault – Wampler Auditorium
Group 3 – Multicultural Means You Too!  – JCY Intercultural Center
Group 4 – MU Voices for Positive Choices – Upper Jo Young Switzer Center

 
2:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  
Tall Oaks Tour – tour the president’s residence
Library tours
SOL group meeting - write letter to self
 
5 p.m.

Dinner – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center

Don’t forget your Manchester ID!

 
 7 p.m.Comedian/Speaker – Cordier Auditorium

MONDAY, AUGUST 27


7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast with your SOL group – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center

Don’t forget your Manchester ID!

 9:00 a.m.Class photo – The Mall
 

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

First Year Seminar (FYS) – Various Locations
This is your first class at Manchester University!

 
10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Introduction to the majors – Assigned Locations
Meet with faculty and students from your chosen academic area.

 
11:50 a.m.

Lunch – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center
Don’t forget your Manchester ID! 

 
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Transfer Student Session – Flory Auditorium

 
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Schedule Changes
The One Stop Student Service Center, located in the lower level of the Administration Building, will be open for students who need to make changes to their schedule. If a schedule change is required please get a form from your advisor, fill it out, and bring it to the One Stop Student Service Center during this time.

 
2:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Individual appointments with your academic advisor – various locations

Health Services visits, take care of unfinished business (buy books, check your campus mailbox, Emergency Notification Set Up ACEN 144)

 
5:30 p.m.
Faculty/staff/student dinner – Various Locations
 
7:00 p.m.
Graffiti Party – The Mall (rain site:  Jo Young Switzer Center, upstairs)
 
8:30 p.m.

Intramural Extravaganza

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – PERC
3 on 3 Volleyball Tournament – PERC
4 on 4 Dodgeball Tournament – PERC
Board Games - PERC

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28


7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast with your SOL Group – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center

Don’t forget your Manchester ID!

 
8:45 – 10:30 a.m.

Rotating Sessions

8:45am – 9:30am:
Group 1 – Let’s Talk About It: Prevention of Sexual Assault – Wampler Auditorium
Group 2 – Multicultural Means You Too! – JCY Intercultural Center
Group 3 – MU Voices for Positive Choices – Upper Jo Young Switzer Center
Group 4 – University Safety Presentation – Flory Auditorium

9:45 – 10:30:
Group 1 -  Multicultural Means You Too! – JCY Intercultural Center
Group 2 – MU Voices for Positive Choices – Upper Jo Young Switzer Center
Group 3 – University Safety Presentation – Flory Auditorium
Group 4 – Let’s Talk About It: Prevention of Sexual Assault – Wampler Auditorium

 
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center
Don’t forget your Manchester ID!

 
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Beginning College Survey of Student Experience (BCSSE)
 
3:30 p.m. Opening Convocation – Cordier Auditorium
Don’t forget your Manchester ID!
4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Involvement Fair – The Mall

Come learn about the many clubs and organizations on campus and get lots of free stuff!

Rain location – Upper JYSC

4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Dinner – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center
7:00 p.m.Closing Ceremony & Illusionist – Cordier Auditorium
 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29




First day of classes!

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30


7:30 p.m.

Spartan Football Game vs. Trine University – Trine University
Show your school spirit!  Vans will depart from in front of the JYSC promptly at 5:00pm. Reserve your spot with your SOL or the Student Involvement Office.

**The fan van cost is $5 and includes transportation to and from Trine University, dinner at the tailgate, and an MU white out t-shirt. Spots are limited!

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31


8:08 p.m. Manchester Activities Council (MAC) Kick-off Weekend Event
Dueling Hypnotists – Cordier Auditorium
 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1


9:30 p.m.

Manchester Activities Council (MAC) Kick-off Weekend Event
Movie on the Mall – The Mall
Rain location - PERC