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Winter 2018 Orientation Schedule

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Important 2018 Winter Orientation Dates

  Arrival and Residence
Hall Check-in
Winter Orientation First Day of Classes
Transfer Students Friday, January 12 Friday, January 12 Tuesday, January 16
International Students* Wednesday, January 10 Friday, January 12 Tuesday, January 16
  *International Student Orientation is Thursday, January 11

Winter Orientation 2018 Schedule (Subject to change)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

(International Students Only)

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BREAKFAST - Ella's Place
International students breakfast with International Leadership Assistants

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHEDULES & MAIL BOXES - BSC
International Leadership Assistants help international students print schedules and learn to use mail boxes

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GROUP ACTIVITIES - Bird Cage
International Leadership Assistants Lead Group Activities

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
WELCOME TO ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE - Nicarry 202
Introductions, Review of Schedule, seminar, Handbook, etc.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INTRODUCTIONS - Nicarry 202
International Student Services and International Leadership Assistants Formal Introductions.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
IMMIGRATION QUESTIONS, FORM I-20, STATUS - Nicarry 202
Kristi Syrdahl;  Director of International Student Services

1:00 – 1:15 pm
ILA vs. Peer Mentor/RA/SPO/SWAG/Kinesis, etc. - Nicarry 202

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LUNCH AT P&J'S PIZZA

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENERGIZER ACTIVITY - Nicarry 202

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES - Nicarry 202
Kristi Syrdahl; Director of International Student Services

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
ILA INFORMATION, OFFICE HOURS, PROGRAMMING - Nicarry 202

4:00 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TRIP TO PARK CITY MALL & DINNER

Friday, January 12, 2018

(All New Students)

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION - Campus Security Office 605 South Mount Joy Street
New students greeted by Transfer Peer Mentors, orientation check in, photo ID & validation, move into Residence Halls.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH - Marketplace: Brossman Commons
Transfer Peer Mentors will host students and families for an informal lunch & farewell to families.

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
GETTING CONNECTED - ITS, Nicarry Hall 203
New students learn how to add email to mobile phones, how to connect electronic devices to the campus Wi-Fi network, and how to log on to Jay Web to locate the student's spring semester schedule.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FINANCIAL MATTERS - Hoover 213
New students learn about navigating financial aid and opportunities for student employment.

Presenters:
Melodie Jackson; Director of Financial Aid
Joycelynn Marchese; Manager of Payroll
Kelly Cahill; Human Resources Payroll Assistant

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
BLUE JAY SWAG & TEXTBOOKS - Campus Bookstore: Brossman Commons
Transfer Peer Mentors take new students on a tour of the College Store and textbook room.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ACADEMIC ADVISING 101- BSC 233
New students tour the Center for Student Success and learn about Academic Advising and Learning Services. Information about navigating Jay Web, Star Fish, and Canvas. FERPA Presentation.

Presenters:
Brian Newsome; Dean of Curriculum and Assessment; Professor of History
Beverly Schmalhofer; Senior Associate Registrar
Stephanie Rankin; Associate Dean of Students; Director of the Center for Student Success
Lynne Davies; Director of Learning Services and Disability Services

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, & ACADEMIC INTEGRITY- High Library
New students tour the High Library and engage in workshops about academic research, scholarship, and academic integrity.

Presenter:
Joshua Cohen; Instruction and Outreach Librarian

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
FREE TIME

6:00 p.m.
WELCOME DINNER - Susquehanna Room: Myer Hall
All administrators, faculty, staff, early arrival students, and Peer Mentors are invited to come and meet the new, transfer & international students.

Presenters:
Mark Clapper; Executive Director of College Engagement Opportunities
Marianne Calenda; Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Saturday, January 13, 2018

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST - Marketplace

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
ACADEMIC CAMPUS TOUR - Campus Academic Buildings
Transfer Peer Mentors will assist new students in locating classrooms & faculty offices based on spring semester schedules.

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
BLUE JAYS FLOCK TOGETHER - Thompson Gymnasium 105
New student conversations on alcohol, amnesty and sexual assault prevention. Building on the online learning courses incoming students completed on healthy relationships, new students will learn about campus resources, consent, and bystander intervention.

Presenters:
Allison Bridgeman; Associate Dean of Students; Director of Residence Life
Susan Asbury; Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Joni Eisenhauer; Assistant Director of Health Promotion

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH - Marketplace Brossman Commons

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
CLIFTONSTRENGTHS® FOR STUDENTS DISCUSSION - Nicarry 203
Learn about the Cliftonstrengths® for Students and discuss the results from the inventory students took prior to arriving on campus.

Presenter:
Stacey Zimmerman; Associate Director Strengths Coaching and Ethical Leadership Development

2:00- 2:30 p.m.
CLIFTONSTRENGTHS® FOR STUDENTS CHALLENGE ACTIVITY - Nicarry 204

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
EDUCATE FOR SERVICE - Mosaic House Corner of South Mount Joy and Orange Streets
New students will engage in discussion about inclusive excellence and co-curricular/leadership opportunities.

Presenters:
Monica Smith; Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Stephanie Diaz; Interim Coordinator of Multicultural Programs and Residential Communities

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
STUDENT WELLNESS - Counseling Services, BSC 216
New students discuss wellness and tour the Baugher Student Center, Brossman Commons, and Thompson Gymnasium discovering resources for wellness.

Presenter:
Bruce Lynch; Diretor of Student Wellness

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
FREE TIME

5:30-6:15 p.m.
DINNER Marketplace Brossman Commons

6:30-9:00 p.m.
POLITICS, PROSE, & PICTURE SHOWS Brinser Lecture Room: Steinman Hall
An opportunity to discuss the earlier sessions about strengths, leadership, diversity, and civility on campus. A film screening will set the foundation for a discussion about critical thinking concerning current events, politics, and civic responsibility in the College's tradition of Educate for Service.

Presenter: Fletcher McClellan; Professor of Political Science

Sunday, January 14, 2018

7:00 – 8:30 am
BREAKFAST- Marketplace Brossman Commons

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LOCAL WORSHIP SERVICES(optional) - View nearby locations

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
INTEGRITY & INDUCTION LUNCHEON - Tower Room Brossman Commons
New students discuss character, honor, and integrity with Student Senate Senators and participate in the induction ceremony.

Presenter:
Sean Fielder Class of 2018; President of the Student Senate

Monday, January 15, 2018

Students follow MLK Day Schedule

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

All classes begin at 8 a.m.

* There will be a meeting on Wednesday January 17, 2018 from 11:00-11:50 a.m. for all new students in the Career Services suite BSC 201 led by Jane Nini; Director of Career Development and Lori Clark; Career Education and Programming Coordinator to discuss the Strong Interest Inventory® Assessment. New students will schedule times to take the assessment and meet with Career Services staff for follow up advising meetings.