Orientation 2015

New Student Experience!

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If you are not attending an August immersion term, move in will be Thursday August 27th, with Orientation to follow. Details on that program can be found below.

For those students already on campus, following Centenary in Paris there will be optional evening social programming August 15th - August 26th: see below for details!

Sunday August 16th

5:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Back BBQ - Sponsored by Greek Life

Wednesday, August 19th

8:00pm - 9:00pm Dreamshare Project - Sponsored by the Office of Professional Discernment

Saturday, August 22nd

7:30pm - 10:30pm Wax Hands - Sponsored by CAB

Monday, August 24th

7:00pm - 8:00pm Floor Meeting
8:00pm - 10:00pm Sex Signals - Sponsored by Student Involvement, CAB, Panhellenic, and IFC

Wednesday, August 26th

8:00pm - 10:00pm Game Night - Sponsored by RHA

See below for details on the second half of the Orientation program. These sessions
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.

Student Schedule

Thursday August 27th

4:00pm - 6:00pm Move In (Transfers/Freshman Arriving for the First Time)
7:00pm Small Group Meeting
8:00pm Orientation Olympics

Friday August 28th

8:00am - 12:00pm World House Service Day
12:00pm - 1:00pm 3rd Annual Taste Fest
1:00pm - 2:30pm Wet and Wild (Sponsored by RHA)
3:15pm - 5:15pm FYE Movie
5:15pm - 6:00pm FYE Class
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner/Small Group
9:00pm Back to School Bash: Sponsored by Student Government Association (SGA)

Saturday August 29th

Transfers/Freshman Arriving for the First Time Only

9:00am - 9:30am Educational Session (For students who didn't attend a SOAR)
10:00am - 10:15am Breakfast
10:15am - 2:00pm Educational Sessions (For newly arrived transfers/freshmen)

All Students

2:00pm - 3:00pm Small Group
3:00pm - 5:00pm Centenary in Paris Reception
5:00pm - 7:00pm Women's Soccer Exhibition vs Belhaven College

Parents & Family

If you had the opportunity to attend any parent/family sessions during SOAR, please note that the content of the Orientation sessions 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. Parent programming concludes with the parent social Friday evening.

Parent Schedule (More details provided upon check-in)

Friday August 28th

Parents of students moving in on August 27th only

9:30am - 10:00am Educational Session (For parents whose student didn't attend a SOAR)
10:00am - 10:15am Breakfast
10:15am - 2:00pm Educational Sessions

Saturday August 29th

First Year Family Weekend on August 29th will give you the opportunity to see what the students did during the Centenary in Paris initiative and learn more about what is upcoming for your student during the fall semester. We encourage you to stay for the evening to spend time with your student on Sunday, as there are no Orientation events on Sunday.

1:30pm - 3:00pm Educational Sessions
3:00pm - 5:00pm Centenary in Paris Reception
5:00pm - 7:00pm Women's Soccer Exhibition vs Belhaven College

Have Questions?

Contact us at 318.869.5117 or email.