Orientation 2016

New Student Experience!

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If you are did NOT attend an August immersion term, move in will be Friday August 19th from 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm at your residence hall, with Orientation to follow. Details on that program can be found below. Commuter students should join us for Orientation activities beginning on Friday August 19th and can arrive at 6:30 pm to James Hall.

For those students already on campus, following Centenary in Paris there will be optional evening social programming August 14th - August 19th: see below for details!

Sunday August 14th

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

Tuesday, August 16th

8:00pm - 9:00pm Nerf Dart Tournament

Thursday, August 18th

8:00pm - 10:30pm Ultimate Frisbee

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

Friday August 19th

4:00pm - 4:30pm Move In (Transfers/Freshman Arriving for the First Time)
6:30pm Commuter Students Arrive
7:00pm Small Group Meeting
8:00pm Orientation Olympics

Saturday August 20th

Transfers/Freshman Arriving for the First Time Only

9:30am - 10:00am 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/international)

All Students

2:00pm - 3:00pm Small Group
3:00pm - 5:00pm Centenary in Paris Reception

Sunday August 21st (All Students)

11:00am - 12:00pm Small Group Meeting #6
12:00pm Class Picture
12:30pm - 2:30pm Orientation Sessions
4:00 pm Wet and Wild (Sponsored by RHA)

Monday August 22nd (All Students)

8:00am - 12:00pm World House Service Day
12:00pm - 1:00pm 3rd Annual Taste Fest
1:30pm - 2:30pm FYE Class
1:30pm - 6:00pm Orientation Sessions
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
6:00pm - 7:00pm Final Small Group
8:00pm Wax Hands: Sponsored by Centenary Activities Board (CAB)

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)

Saturday August 20th
Location: Cafeteria (Whited Room, Hall of Fame Room, and Centenary Room)

Parents of students moving in on August 20th 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

Parents of Centenary in Paris students

First Year Family Weekend on August 20th 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.

Location: Cafeteria - Whited Room

1:30pm - 3:00pm Educational Sessions
3:00pm - 5:00pm Centenary in Paris Reception

Have Questions?

Contact us at 318.869.5117 or email.