Orientation 2013

New Student Experience!

Orientation begins on Friday August 1st. Students will move into their residence halls from 4pm - 6pm, check in for Orientation, and meet their Resident Assistant (RA). (Note: Students must have completed financial clearance with the Business Office in order to move in.)

Students will spend the first 3 days of their time on campus getting to know their classmates before the start of the Paris class. In addition to fun activities, there will be sessions so students can understand what college is all about, and find out how to get the most out of their Centenary experience.

After Paris there will be more Orientation sessions which will welcome freshmen, transfer and international/exchange students. These events will help everyone to learn to navigate campus and become familiar with the Centenary community.

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Parents & Family Programming

Orientation is also a time for parents and family! Check-in for Parents & Family Orientation is on Saturday August 2nd at 9:00am, with sessions to begin following the welcome. We also hope to see you at Freshman Family Weekend on Saturday August 23rd!

Schedule of Student Events

(Detailed schedule provided upon check-in)

Friday August 1st

4:00 - 6:00pm First Year Move-In
5:00 - 6:30pm Dinner on Your Own
7:00pm Residential Community Meetings
8:00pm Night Activity: House Party, World House Style

Saturday August 2nd

8:30am - 9:30am Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 9:30am Late Student Check-In
9:30am - 10:15am Welcome and Opening
10:15am - 12:00 pm Orientation Sessions
12:00pm - 1:00pm All-Campus Lunch
1:00pm - 5:30pm Orientation Sessions
5:30pm Parent Farewell
5:45pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm - 9:00pm Orientation Olympics
9:00pm Night Activity: Sponsored by CAB (Centenary Activities Board)

Sunday August 3rd

11:00am - 12:00pm Brunch
12:00pm - 1:30pm Meet Your Paris Professor
1:30pm - 6:00pm Orientation Sessions
6:30pm Dinner Hosted by your Staff/Faculty!

Saturday August 23rd

Transfers Only

9:30am - 10:00am Welcome
10:00am - 2:30pm Transfer Student Sessions

All Students

2:30pm - 3:30pm Small Group Meeting
3:30pm - 4:30pm Engage with Shreveport
(Same as parent schedule)
4:30pm - 6:00pm Centenary in Paris Reception at Meadows Museum
(Same as parent schedule)

Monday August 25th

8:00am World House Service Day
12:00pm Taste Fest!
1:00pm - 2:30pm Wet and Wild: Sponsored by Residence Hall Association
3:00pm - 5:45pm FYE Film and Class
6:00pm - 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00pm What Will You Choose??
9:00pm Back to School Dance: Sponsored by Student Government Association

Tuesday August 26th

8:00am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am New Student Class Picture!!!
8:30 am - 12:00pm Orientation Sessions/Collegiate Learning Assessment
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm The Dreamshare Project
5:00pm Music and Munchin!

Thursday August 28th

11:00am - 12:00pm President's Convocation
5:00pm - 7:00pm Campus Connections

Parents & Family

Parents & Family Orientation Events

If you had the opportunity to attend any parent/family sessions during SOAR, please note that the content of the Orientation sessions on August 2nd will be different, so we hope to see you there! Parents/family will have the opportunity to learn about the campus community, hear from parents of other Centenary students, and ask questions of staff and students.

Saturday August 2nd

(Detailed schedule provided upon check-in)

8:30am - 9:30am Continental Breakfast - Moore Student Union Building (SUB)
(Same as student schedule)
9:00am - 9:30am Parent Check-In - Moore Student Union Building (SUB)
9:30am - 10:15am Welcome and Opening
(Same as student schedule)
10:15 - 12:00pm Parent Sessions
12:00pm - 1:00pm All-Campus Lunch
(Same as student schedule)
1:00pm - 5:30pm Parent Sessions
5:30pm Parent/Student Farewell
6:00pm - 7:00pm Parent Social with Faculty, Staff, and Coaches

Freshman Family Weekend

Freshman Family Weekend on August 23rd will give you the opportunity to learn more about the campus and local communities and engage with your student and learn about what they did during the Centenary in Paris initiative. We encourage you to stay for the evening to spend time with your student on Sunday, as this is a free day in their programming schedule.

Saturday August 23rd

(Detailed schedule provided upon check-in)

2:00pm - 2:30pm Welcome/Introduction for Parents of Transfer Students
2:30pm - 3:30pm Parent Session for all Parents
3:30pm - 4:30pm Engage with Shreveport
(Same as student schedule)
4:30pm - 6:00pm Centenary in Paris Reception at Meadows Museum
(Same as student schedule)

Still Have Questions?

Contact us at 318.869.5117 or email.

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