Opening Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Jays Always Opening Days
Fall Orientation dates: August 22-27, 2019.

First Year Momentum students arrive August 16, 2019.*

International students arrive August 20, 2019.*

First Year Honors students arrive
August 22, 2019.*

First Year Undergraduate Fellows arrive August 22, 2019.*

First Year & Transfer Students arrive August 23, 2019.*

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

 

 

Parents Icon Resources for Parents and Families:

 
1. Invitation to Homecoming and Family Weekend, October 18-20. Click here for schedule.

Homecoming and Family Weekend

 

2. Parents and Family Orientation Course: Your Student and You: Turning Change Into Growth During the First Six Months of College

This course is designed to acquaint parents of First Year students to the transitions and developmental opportunities they will experience during their first semester at Elizabethtown College. Additionally, the course provides information and knowledge to parents for aiding them in their own transition as the relationship with their student moves to a new state. Due to the unique opportunity this course has in aiding families of First Year students, we are making it available at no cost, to any parent of a First Year student who wishes to enroll. Register here.

 

 

High School Dual Enrollment Orientation  August 19, 2019 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 2019 Fall Orientation Dates

  Arrival and Residence
Hall Check-in
Fall Orientation First Day of Classes
Momentum Students Friday, August 16 Friday, August 23 Monday, August 26
First-year and Transfer Students Friday, August 23 Friday, August 23 Monday, August 26
First-year Honor Students Thursday, August 22 Friday, August 23 Monday, August 26
First-year Undergraduate Fellows Thursday, August 22 Friday, August 23 Monday, August 26
International Students* Tuesday, August 20 Friday, August 23 Monday, August 26
  *International Student Orientation is Wednesday and Thursday, August 21st and 22nd

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 2019 Schedule (Subject to change)

 

Opening Days

Friday, August 23 (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)

10:45 am
COMMUTER REGISTRATION AND OPTIONAL CAMPUS OPEN HOUSES -
Leffler Chapel Parking Lot

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

WELCOME AND INFORMATION TENT with family photo opportunities  BSC Lawn
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- BSC Patio

10:30 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 Professor Jean-Paul Benowitz, Director of Student Transition Programs and Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships, 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

2:00-2:20 pm
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR PEER GROUPS - Academic Quad

2:30 – 3:30 pm
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR MEETINGS - Various Locations 

3:30-4:00 pm
BREAK

3:30 pm             
HONORS STUDENTS RETURN FROM HOOT.

4:00-5:30 pm
THE BLUE JAY COMMUNITY
Musser Auditorium,Leffler Chapel & Performance Center

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

6:30-8:00 pm
THE BLUE JAY COMMUNITY Musser Auditorium,Leffler Chapel & Performance Center

8:00 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

Saturday, August 24

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

9:00 am
ACADEMIC DISCUSSIONS 
Musser Auditorium of Leffler Chapel   
9:00-9:20     Academic Freedom: Students, Faculty, and Academic Inquiry
9:30-9:50     Academic Accommodations: Access, Equity, & Inclusion
10:00-10:20 Academic Advising & Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

10:30-10:45
BREAK

10:45- 11:45 am
EDUCATE FOR SERVICE- Musser Auditorium of Leffler Chapel
Explore options for Civic Engagement, Global Citizenship, & Study Abroad

12:00 pm-1:00 pm
 LUNCH- Marketplace; Brossman Commons

1:15-5:00 pm    
EDUCATE FOR SERVICE FIRST YEAR WALK- Dell

5:00 - 6:00 pm              
DINNER- Marketplace

6:00 - 9:00 pm (optional) 
BLUE JAYS ALWAYS OPENING DAYS GAMES & ALUMNI GAMES - (participating athletes are dismissed) Various Playing Fields
1899 Cup Ceremony

Sunday, August 25

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

  8:00 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

Noon-1:00 pm
LANCASTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH SUNDAY DINNER- Marketplace; Brossman Commons
Experience and taste local traditional Pennsylvania Dutch food & culture

1:15-2:00 pm
BLUE JAYS ALWAYS RALLY - Musser Auditorium, Leffler Chapel

2:00 – 2:45 pm
CLASS OF 2023 BLUE JAYS ALWAYS FLOCK PHOTO- Wolf Field

3:00-6:00 pm
STUDENT SENATE WELCOME WITH STUDENT PERFORMANCE GROUPS
Musser Auditorium, Leffler Chapel & Performance Center
Student Senate Campaign 2023

6:00-7:00 pm
DINNER

7:00 pm
CAMPUS WORSHIP SERVICE - Musser Auditorium, Leffler Chapel

Monday, August 26

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 27

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 28

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 4

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 11

4:00 – 6:00 pm
STUDENT INVOLVEMENT FAIR - Thompson Gym