Student Activities

Mid Year Orientation Schedule

Mid Year Orientation wil take place January 16-18, 2015.

This schedule is not complete and is subject to change. The most current schedule will be available in students' orientation packets upon their arrival on campus.

Friday, January 16
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Service Center Open
Doney Hall
If you’d like to get an early start to the day, stop by to get your ID card and room key. Not an early bird? No problem! You’ll have time to get your ID card and room key and move in at 10:30 a.m. See below.
9:00 - 9:30 amProgram Check-In and Continental Breakfast
Ford Halll, Lobby
9:30 amWillamette University Welcome
Ford Hall, Room 122

Presented by: David Douglass, Dean of Campus Life and Mid Year Orientation Leaders

9:30-10:00amInternational Student Summit
Ford Hall, Room 201

All international students will meet briefly to prepare for the busy day of orientation programs, specifically, the Campus Resource Fair.

Presented by: Office of International Education

10:00 - 10:45 amModes of Inquiry and General Education Overview
Ford 122

This session is for all degree-seeking students.

Presented by Gretchen Flesher Moon, Associate Dean - College of Liberal Arts

10:45 - 11:30 am Campus Resource Fair
Montag Den

Learn more about the services available to you here at Willamette.

11:30 am - 12:30 pmSettling In
Residence Halls
If you haven't already done so, start at the Service Center (in Doney Hall) to pick up your room key and get your ID card. Then, look for Move-In Crew members to help you carry your belongings to your new room. Use any remaining time to complete items on the Settling In Checklist, located in your orientation packet.
12:00 pmLunch
Alumni Lounge
1:00 pmLearning Commons Introduction
Alumni Lounge

Learn about an essential resource at Willamette: The Learning Commons. (Session will occur during the second half of lunch).

Presented by Mat Barreiro, Learning Commons

1:30 p.m.Library and Technology Overview
Ford 122

Bring your laptop to this informative session.

Presented by: Bill Kelm, Hatfield Library; Cheryl Cramer and Mitch Jones, WITS

2:30 pmIntroduction to the Willamette Compass Program
Ford 202

For degree-seeking students only.

Presented by: Jeani Bragg, Career Center

2:30 pmIntroduction to Language in Motion (LiM)
Ford 122

For international students.

Presented by: Nomi Pearce, Language in Motion Coordinator

3:30 p.m.Face-to-Face Campus Tours
Meet your group leader outside of Ford Hall
Groups will travel around campus to learn where things are and who goes where. Be sure to bring a copy of your academic schedule so the orientation leaders can help you find where your classes are located.
6:00 p.m.Dinner and Transfer Student Panel
Alumni Lounge
Meet students who have previously transferred to Willamette; Q&A Session.
Saturday, January 17
8:00 - 11:30 a.m.International Student Orientation (for international students)
Montag Den
Required for all international students.
9:30 a.m.Small group session (for first year and transfer students)
Putnam University Center, 2nd floor lobby

Meet with your leaders and mentors to get an overview of important information and have your questions answered.

Breakfast provided.

12:00 p.m.Lunch
Montag Den
Hosted by the Office of International Education.
1:00 p.m.Salem Tour and Shopping Trip
Meet at the Hatfield Fountain
Need food, school supplies, or stuff for your room? Let current students show you all the best places to shop and hang out in Salem.
5:30 p.m.Dinner and Activity
Meet at the Hatfield Fountain
Join your orientation leaders and peer advisors for a fun-filled night of food and games.
Sunday, January 18
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Silver Falls Hike and Lunch
Meet at the Hatfield Fountain

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet current students, learn more about the Intramural and Campus Recreation programs, and participate in a fun hike suited for all ability levels. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a rain coat! Lunch provided. 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.Group dinner
Goudy Commons
Open for first contract meal. Meet your group leaders for dinner.
Tuesday, January 14
11:30 a.m.Group Lunch
Goudy Commons
Look for the "Orientation Table" sign. Bring your Compass Card and any questions.
Thursday, January 16
11:30 a.m.Group Lunch
Cat Cavern
Look for the "Orientation Table" sign. Bring your Compass Card and any questions.

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