Orientation 2016

New Student Experience!

Centenary's Orientation begins on Friday July 29th. Students will move into their residence halls from 4pm - 6pm. At this time, they will check in for Orientation, and meet their Resident Advisor (RA).

Students will spend the next 2 days getting to know their classmates and becoming familiar with the Centenary community. In addition to fun activities, there will be sessions so students can learn to navigate campus, understand what college is all about, and get the most out of the Centenary experience prior to the start of August immersion term classes. This is the first half of a comprehensive program, which will have more activities and events following the completion of August term, with the final half of Orientation to take place Saturday August 20th - Monday August 22nd.

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If you are not attending an August immersion term, your move in will be Friday August 19th from 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm, with Orientation to follow. Details on that program will be posted at a later date.

Schedule of Events (More details provided upon check-in)

Friday July 29th

4:00 - 6:00pm First Year Move-In
5:00 - 6:30pm Dinner on Your Own
6:30pm Commuter Check-In
7:00pm Residential Floor Meetings
7:00pm Commuter Session
8:00pm Night Activity: Party in the Halls

Saturday July 30th

8:30am - 9:30am Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 9:30am Late Student Check-In
9:30am - 10:15am Welcome and Opening
10:15am - 12:00pm Orientation Sessions
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm Orientation Sessions
5:30pm Parent Farewell
5:45pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm - 8:00pm What Will You Choose
8:00pm - 9:00pm Small Group Meeting
9:00pm Even Wecksell (Comedian): Sponsored by CAB

Sunday July 31st

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

Following Centenary in Paris there will be optional evening social programming the week of August 15th: see below for details! And the rest of Orientation will take place Saturday August 20th - Monday August 22nd.

Parents & Family

Parents & family can RSVP now.

Orientation is also a time for parents and family! Check-in for parent/family orientation is on Saturday the 30th at 9:00am, with sessions to begin following the welcome. 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!

Schedule of Events (More details provided upon check-in)

Saturday July 30th

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)
12:30pm - 5:00pm Parent Sessions
5:00pm - 5:30pm Honor Court Ceremony
5:30pm - 5:45pm Parent Farewell
6:00pm - 7:00pm Parent Social with Faculty, Staff, and Coaches

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.

Still Have Questions?

Contact us at 318.869.5117 or email.