Blue Jays Beginnings Summer Orientation
June 2019

 

Summer Orientation

Blue Jays Beginnings

Register below for your ONE DAY Summer Orientation!

 

 

 

Welcome to Elizabethtown College. Our required summer orientation program is called Blue Jays Beginnings.  You will visit campus on one day.  You will meet your First Year Seminar professor who is also your academic advisor, you will meet your upper class student Peer Mentor, you will receive a copy of your fall semester schedule of classes, you will learn about the Core curriculum and requirements of various academic programs.  We will answer all your questions about financial aid, student employment, athletics, residence halls, meal plans, extra-curricular programs, academic support services, and leadership opportunities.

Students and families may select one of the four dates to attend June orientation.
REGISTER HERE


Important Dates:

May 3: An email from ITS to new students with instructions to set up Elizabethtown College email and Jayweb accounts
May 3-24: IMPORTANT: New students submit orientation forms through Jayweb
Mid-May: Office of Residence Life emails new students the "Think About It" video link. Must be completed before arriving in August.        
May 24: Last day for new students to submit orientation online registrations and forms
May 27: Confirmation email sent to new students with assigned orientation date and next steps
Dates TBD: Orientation

  • New students will receive their fall semester class schedule
  • New students and parents will meet First Year Seminar professor who is also their academic advisor
  • New students will submit signed residency agreement for living on campus (housing assignment will not be made until signed agreement has been received by the Office of Residence Life).

June 23: Last day for new students to submit Housing Preference Profile through Jayweb
August 1: Deadline for new students to mail their Health Form to Student Health Office
Early August: New student housing assignments emailed (College email address) from Residence Life
August 16: Momentum students move-in day
August 22: Honors students move-in day
August 22: First-Year Undergraduate Fellows move-in day
August 23: New student move-in day and orientation begins for Class of 2022!
 

2019 Schedule (subject to change)

 

student icon Refers to Student Session

parent icon Refers to Parent/Guardian Session


          

 

Time: For: Activity:
8 a.m. combined icon REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION FAIR- Thompson Gymnasium
Check in, grab and go breakfast, attend information fair.
9 a.m. Student and Parents Icon WELCOME - Thompson Gymnasium
Recognition of the class of 2023 and their families: Introduction of the First Year Seminar Peer Mentors
9:15 a.m. student icon

PICTURE THIS, GET CONNECTED, & BLUE JAY SWAG
Center for Student Involvement, Baugher Student Center
Photographs for student ID, photo opportunities for social media, assistance for adding email to the students' mobile phone, how to connect students' electronic devices to the campus Wi-Fi network. Elizabethtown College "swag" sale in the College Store in Brossman Commons.

 9:15 a.m. parent icon

THE BLUE JAY NEST: PARENT FAQ DISCUSSION-  Musser Auditorium of Leffler Chapel & Performance Center
Representatives from the offices of Student Wellness, Diversity, Inclusion, Title IX, Learning Zone, Disability Services, Dining Services, Campus Security, ITS, and Athletics.

9:45 a.m. families

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10:00 a.m. Parents Icon

FINANCIAL MATTERS FOR PARENS FAQ DISCUSSION-  Musser Auditorium of Leffler Chapel & Performance Center
Representatives from the offices of Financial Aid, the Business Office, Student Health, Study Abroad, Human Resources/Student Employment and PSECU will facilitate presentations and discussions for parents.

10:00 a.m. Student Icon

FALL SEMESTER CLASS SCHEDULES STUDENTS FAQ DISCUSSION- Gibble Auditorium, Esbenshade Hall
Representatives from the Center for Student Success, Academic Advising, and the College Store will answer students' questions about how class schedules are built and information concerning textbooks and academic resources.

10:30 a.m. Families Icon

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10:45 a.m. FAMILIES

ACADEMIC ADVISING FOR FAMILIES FAQ DISCUSSION- Musser Auditorium of Leffler Chapel & Performance Center
Representatives from Academic Affairs: First Year Experience, Core Curriculum and Signature Learning Experiences, Registration and Records, Academic Advising and the Center for Student Success, and Career Services will answer questions.

11:30 a.m. Student and Parents Icon LUNCH: MEET YOUR FIRST YEAR SEMINAR FACULTY- Location to be announced
Students and families join First Year Seminar Peer Mentors forming into Blue Jay Flocks to meet the student's First Year Seminar faculty/academic advisor.
12:30 p.m. Student Icon

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR MEETINGS- Various Locations
Students learn about the subject of their First Year Seminar, academic advising and peer mentoring in the First Year Program, receive and review their academic schedule for the Fall 2019 semester.

12:30 p.m. Parents Icon

WELCOME TO THE NEST: HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE PARENTS FAQ DISCUSSION- Gibble Auditorium, Esbenshade Hall
Representatives from Residence Life will discuss housing selection process, residency agreement, and residential programming

1:30 p.m. Student Icon WELCOME TO THE NEST: HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE STUDENTS FAQ DISCUSSION-  Gibble Auditorium, Esbenshade Hall
Representatives from Residence Life will discuss housing selection process, residency agreement, and residential programming
1:30 p.m. Parents Icon

PARENTS MEET WITH FIRST YEAR SEMINAR FACULTY - Various locations
Parents learn about the subject of their student's First Year Seminar, academic advising and peer mentoring in the First Year Program.

2:00 p.m. Student and Parents Icon RESIDENCE HALLS TOURS- BSC Patio
COMMUTER STUDENTS VISIT COMMUTER HOUSE- BSC Patio
3:00 p.m. Student and Parents Icon MOMENTUM ORIENTATION - Hoover Hall 212
4:30 p.m. Student and Parents Icon FAREWELL FOR NOW - Baugher Student Center Terrace (tent) Stop by and visit should you have any last minute questions.

PARENTS! NEED A SHORT BREAK?

Go to the Bird Cage in the Baugher Student Center. Sit down, put your feet up, watch television, shoot some pool, play ping pong or table soccer. Vending machines are stocked with snacks and bring your coffee from the Jay's Nest. Restrooms are located adjacent to the Bird Cage.

Take it easy and then get back on track with the schedule for the day.

Please note our Jay's Nest grill and College Store will be open until 4 p.m.