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Tentative Fall 2016 Orientation Schedule

parents and students moving in at Elizabethtown College with welcome new students signFall orientation begins in late August. You will move onto the campus three days before the start of classes. You will immediately be immersed into the student culture of Elizabethtown through a series of both academic and social events.

Move-in begins at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 26 * and fellow Blue Jays will be on hand to assist you in moving into your residence hall room.

Admissions and Residence Life Check-in will be a drive thru at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. Residence Hall directions from the Chapel are posted on the Orientation home page for your convenience. Once you move in to your residence hall, please move your car to a designated area and be sure to visit the various information tables throughout Brossman Commons concourse. We invite you to join us for a complimentary brunch under the tent on Brinser Field.

Orientation continues throughout the fall semester through the coordinated efforts of Student Life and Academics. The First-Year Seminar is instrumental in facilitating an extended orientation.

* Students participating in the Elizabethtown College Honors program will arrive on campus on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

Important 2016 Orientation Dates

  Arrival and Residence
Hall Check-in
First Day of Orientation First Day of Classes
First-year and Transfer Students Friday, August 26 Friday, August 26 Monday, August 29
First-year Honor Students Thursday, August 25 Friday, August 26 Monday, August 29
International Students* Tuesday, August 23 Friday, August 26 Monday, August 29
  *International Student Orientation is August 24

Orientation 2016 Itinerary

Thursday, August 25, 2016 (Honors Students Only)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Orientation & Residence Hall Check-In -- Brossman Commons

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Complimentary Lunch for Students and Parents -- The Marketplace

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Parent Welcome Session -- Musser Auditorium, Leffler Chapel

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Student FYS Meeting -- Various Locations

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Free time -- Parents should depart campus by 3:30 p.m.

3:30 – 5:00
Honors Nuts & Bolts Presentation -- Steinman 114

5:00 p.m.
Dinner for New Honors Students and Peer Mentors -- The Marketplace

6:00 p.m.
Honors Pre-HOOT Meeting -- Schlosser Lobby

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Computer Assistance in Residence Halls

Friday, August 26, 2016 (First-Year and Transfer Students) 

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Honors Students move in Thursday)
Residential Students - Orientation & Residence Hall Check-In -- Leffler Chapel Parking Lot
Receive your Fall Orientation schedule, student ID card, dorm keys and mailbox combination.

8:00 a.m.
Honors Students Depart for HOOT - Meet at Brown Lot (across from Leffler Chapel lake)

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
First-Year Fall-Athletes - Orientation Check-In -- Brossman Commons Terrace

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Momentum Students - Orientation Check-In -- Brossman Commons Terrace

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
International Students - Orientation Check-In -- Brossman Commons Terrace

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Commuter Students - Orientation Check-In -- Leffler Chapel Parking Lot

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Complimentary Lunch for Students and Families (residential and commuter) -- Brinser Field (Rain Location -- The Marketplace)

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Brossman Commons Concourse Information Tables:  Student organizations, Student Health & Wellness, Student Employment, High Library, Office of Diversity, Information Technology Services (ITS), PSECU, and more

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    
Late Arriving Students - Orientation and Residence Hall Check-In -- Brossman Commons Terrace

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Parent Welcome Session -- Musser Auditorium, Leffler Chapel
Parents & family members only

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Student Welcome -- Gibble Auditorium or KAV (see schedule at check-in)

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Free Time -- Parents depart from campus by 2:30 p.m.

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Peer Group Meetings -- Various Locations

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
First-Year Seminar Session with professors -- See schedule

3:30 p.m.
Honors Students return from HOOT

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dinner (staggered - see individual schedule for time) -- The Marketplace

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Meet and Greet -- Residence Halls

7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
U Decide Every Choice -- Musser Auditorium, Leffler Chapel

9:00 p.m.
Root Beer Float Luau - Brinser Field


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