Opening Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Jays Always Opening Days
Fall Orientation dates: August 24-28, 2018.

Momentum students arrive August 17, 2018.*

International students arrive August 21, 2018.*

Honors students arrive August 23, 2018.*

First Year Undergraduate Fellows arrive August 23, 2018.*

Summer Orientation 2018

*Registration and move-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

 

Book for link 
   Required readings for Orientation:

    1. Interfaith Social Justice and Global Peacemaking
    2. Character, Honor, Integrity, Civic Responsibility

 

 

 

High School Dual Enrollment Orientation  August 20, 2018 6-7:00 pm Hoover 110

     Remember- if you are a minor, all high school students need to complete, sign and bring the Minors on Campus form with you to campus.

Important 2018 Fall Orientation Dates

  Arrival and Residence
Hall Check-in
Fall Orientation First Day of Classes
Momentum Students Friday, August 17 Friday, August 24 Monday, August 27
First-year and Transfer Students Friday, August 24 Friday, August 24 Monday, August 27
First-year Honor Students Thursday, August 23 Friday, August 24 Monday, August 27
First-year Undergraduate Fellows Thursday, August 23 Friday, August 24 Monday, August 27
International Students* Tuesday, August 21 Friday, August 24 Monday, August 27
  *International Student Orientation is Wednesday and Thursday, August 22nd and 23rd

Momentum Pre-orientation schedule

International Student Pre-orientation schedule

Honors Program Pre-orientation schedule

Undergraduate Fellows Pre-orientation schedule

 

Fall Orientation All First-Year and Transfer Student 2018 Schedule (Subject to change)

You can find a printable PDF of the schedule here.

 

Opening Days

Friday, August 24 (All First-Year and Transfer Students)

8:00 am – 11:00 am       
REGISTRATION & MOVE INTO RESIDENCE HALLS- Leffler Chapel Parking Lot

8:00 am             
HONORS STUDENTS DEPART FOR HOOT - Meet at Brown Lot (across from Leffler Chapel, Lake Placida)

9:00 am-11:00 am
COMMUTER REGISTRATION AND OPTIONAL CAMPUS OPEN HOUSES -
Leffler Chapel Parking Lot

9:00 - 11:30 am  OPTIONAL CAMPUS OPEN HOUSES
    

COLLEGE BOOKSTORE - (opens at 8am)
ITS (INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES) INFORMATION-
Nicarry Hall 125
STUDY ABROAD OPEN HOUSE - Nicarry Hall 117
CENTER FOR GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING AND PEACEMAKING- Nicarry Hall 121
LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE - High Library
WRITERS HOUSE OPEN HOUSEBowers Writers House
MOSAIC HOUSE OPEN HOUSE  - Mosaic House; Corner of Orange Street & South Mount Joy Streets
STUDENT INVOLVEMENT CENTER OPEN HOUSE - Baugher Student Center
CAREER SERVICES OPEN HOUSE - Baugher Student Center 201
CENTER FOR STUDENT SUCCESS OPEN HOUSE - Baugher Student Center 216
OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS- Raffensperger Alumni House, Corner of College Avenue & Chestnut Street
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPEN HOUSE- Human Resources; Myer Hall 2200
PSECU OPEN HOUSE- Brossman Commons
ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE- Leffler House
YOUNG CENTER FOR ANABAPTIST AND PIETIST STUDIES- Young Center (located on far side of Lake Placida next to Campus Road)
WELLNESS FAIR- Thompson Gymnasium Athletic Quad

11:30 am – 1:00 pm       
OPENING DAYS LUNCH- Brinser Field -

1:10 pm-1:30 pm
BLUE JAYS ALWAYS OPENING DAYS WELCOME- The Dell
Welcome by Dr. Carl J. Strikwerda; President, Professor of History, Dr. Elizabeth A. Rider; Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty, Professor of Psychology, Dr. Celestino J. Limas; Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Students

1:30 – 2:00 pm
FAMILY & FRIENDS FAREWELL
Families and Friends please depart by 2:00 PM

2:00-3:00 pm
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR PEER GROUP MEETINGS- Academic Quad
Review Fall Schedule & Locate Classroom Assignments

3:00 – 3:20 pm
PURCHASE TEXTBOOKS & EC SWAG- Brossman Commons

3:30 – 4:30 pm
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR MEETINGS - Various Locations 

3:30 pm             
HONORS STUDENTS RETURN FROM HOOT.
Free time until dinner.

4:30-5:00 pm
WELCOME TO YOUR NEW NEST: MEET YOUR ROOMMATES/FLOORMATES
Resident Assistant Floor Meetings
COMMUTER STUDENTS MEET AT COMMUTER HOUSE
Corner of Cedar and South Mount Joy Streets

5:00 – 6:30 pm
DINNER- Marketplace; Brossman Commons
Join your First Year Seminar Flock and Peer Mentors for Dinner

6:30-10:15 pm
THE BLUE JAY COMMUNITY
Spend the evening with your flock learning about community expectations and on-campus resources. Get your Blue Jay community passport stamped to enter a drawing to win prizes. - Various Locations

10:15 pm- 10:45 pm
 WELCOME TO THE NEST CHOCOLATE BUFFET - KAV Brossman Commons

Saturday, August 25

7:00 – 8:30 am
BLUE JAYS WELLNESS BREAKFAST (Optional) Marketplace; Brossman Commons
Optional small flock discussions about wellness

9:00 - 9:50 am
EDUCATE FOR SERVICE- Musser Auditorium of Leffler Chapel
Explore options for Civic Engagement, Global Citizenship, & Study Abroad

10:00 – 11:20 am
ACADEMIC CHOICES & ACCESSIBILITY- Musser Auditorium of Leffler Chapel 
Understanding the Core curriculum, accessible education, and FERPA

11:30 am-12:30 pm
STRENGTHS LUNCHEON- Marketplace; Brossman Commons
Exploring your top five strengths discussion

12:30-2:00 pm    
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR FLOCKS STRENGTHS CHALLENGE- Various locations

2:00 - 2:45 pm              
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HIGH LIBRARY- High Library

3:00-4:30 pm
ACADEMIC FREEDOM: BLUE JAYS TAKE FLIGHT! - Musser Auditorium of Leffler Chapel

4:30-5:15 pm
BLUE JAYS PRE-GAME HUDDLE
- Various locations
FYS peer groups huddle together to strategize and motivate before the Opening Days Games.

4:30 - 9:00 pm (optional) 
BLUE JAYS ALUMNI GAMES - (participating athletes are dismissed) Various Playing Fields

5:30-6:30 pm 
SUMMER PRE-GAMES DINNER - Brinser Field

6:30-8:00 pm
BLUE JAYS ALWAYS OPENING DAYS GAMES - Brinser Field
1899 Cup Ceremony

8:30 - 11:30 pm
BLUE JAYS MOCKTAIL RECEPTION WITH STUDENT PERFORMANCE GROUPS AND CAMPAIGN 2018- Leffler Chapel & Performance Center

Sunday, August 26

7:00 – 8:30 am
BREAKFAST (Optional)
BREAKFAST "SPEEDFAITHING" (OPTIONAL)-
Marketplace; Brossman Commons
Instead of speed-dating, you will have an opportunity to hear other students' speedy answers to questions about what they believe (and do not believe) about the world, how they came to believe these things, what they want to stay the same, and what they would like to see change.

8:00 – 11:00 am
BODY SHOP OPEN (optional)- Brossman Commons

9:00-11:30 am 
CONTEMPLATIVE NATURE HIKE ON THE CONEWAGO RECREATIONAL TRAIL (Optional)
- Meet school bus in front of Alpha Hall
To contemplate is to observe at length, to ponder or mull over. You can talk with others or you can just listen to the sound of your own and other's footsteps. Savor the beauty. Live in the moment. Pay attention.

9:00 am - Noon
EXPLORE A LOCAL HOUSE OF WORSHIP (Optional, Times Vary)
Walk with a peer mentor, a chaplain's office student leader, and friends from your FYS peer group to explore a local house of worship. Here is a list of several options, meeting places/times, and the peer mentors or chaplain's office students who will host you and your friends on the visit.

9:30 – 11:00 am              
DINING SERVICES STUDENT EMPLOYEE MEETING - Marketplace; Brossman Commons
This meeting is required of all first-year students who will be working for Dining Services.

10:00 am-1:00 pm
PARKING PERMIT DISTRIBUTION-
Campus Security Office; Orchard Hall 605 South Mount Joy Street

11:00 am- Noon (Optional)
LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS: A CONVERSATION WITH MUSLIM AND JEWISH
LEADERS- Sacred Space (BSC)
Bring friends from your peer group, and join one of the college chaplains and the chaplain's office student leaders in conversation with local Muslim and Jewish leaders, as we learn together about religious diversity and civil discourse in America.

Noon-1:20 pm
LANCASTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH SUNDAY DINNER- Marketplace; Brossman Commons
Experience and taste local traditional Pennsylvania Dutch food & culture

1:30-2:15 pm
BLUE JAYS ALWAYS RALLY - Musser Auditorium, Leffler Chapel
Learn and reflect on the history of Elizabethtown College. Blue Jays learn to sing the Alma Mater.

2:30-4:30 pm
BLUE JAYS TAKE FLIGHT- FIRST YEAR WALK & FYS TEAM CHALLENGE- The Dell & Elizabethtown Borough

4:30 – 5:30 pm
CLASS OF 2022 BLUE JAYS ALWAYS FLOCK PHOTO- Wolf Field

5:30 – 7:00 pm
DINNERMarketplace; Brossman Commons

7:00-7:30 pm
FREE TIME
Dress for the induction ceremony

7:30-9:00 pm
INDUCTION CEREMONY - The Dell

9:00-10:30 pm
FIRST YEAR FESTIVAL FLOCK PARTY - 
The Dell

Monday, August 27

8:00 am
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

6:00-7:30 pm
FIRST YEAR PEER MENTORS AND FLOCKS MONDAY MEAL -
Marketplace; Brossman Commons
First Year Seminars meet for dinner with Peer Mentors

Tuesday, August 28

3:30 pm
Convocation
Peer Mentors & All New Students Assemble - KAV
First-year, Transfer, & International Students

4:00 pm
Convocation - Leffler Chapel

5:00 pm
All Campus Dinner - Brinser Field

Wednesday, August 29

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
First Year Seminar Round Table: Electronic Resources
Navigation of campus electronic resources, with a focus on Jay Web, Canvas & Starfish.

Wednesday, September 5

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Academic Department Welcome Sessions
Students are expected to visit the department in which they intend to declare a major. If you are a double major, please begin at one department and then proceed to the other. If you are undecided, please visit a department(s) in which you have an interest as a potential major.

Wednesday, September 5

4:00 – 6:00 pm
Student Involvement Fair - Thompson Gym