Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership

Campus Life

Parent Schedule

On Saturday, August 29, 2015, parents of all incoming First-Year and Transfer students are invited to join the fun! Family activities begin at 8:00 a.m. A final schedule of events will be distributed at CORE August. For more information, call the Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership office at 508-286-8222.

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Breakfast.7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Arrived early, need a break from move-in? Grab breakfast in the dining hall. Students are on the meal plan, family members are "pay at the door". Chase Round Dining Hall.

8

Residence Hall Move-In.8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Follow the signs to your assigned residence hall. Check insideWheaton's New Student tab to learn more.

New Student Sign-In.8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Orientation begins - pick up a program and registration material, confirm health records and much more. Atrium, Balfour-Hood Campus Center.

Library Open House and Tours.8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Library Open House will be open for tours. Refreshments will be served.

10

Parents Welcome Tent. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Stop by to meet fellow parents and learn about Wheaton's new Parents Association. Dimple; in case of rain, Hood Cafe, Balfour-Hood Campus Center.

11:30

Opening Day Picnic in the Dimple.11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
In case of rain, last names A-M in Chase Dining Halls and N-Z in Emerson Dining Hall.

1:30

New Student and Family Meeting.1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
A formal welcome to students and families from President Dennis Hanno, faculty, administrators and the Student Government Association. This is the first official gathering of new students, with a single bagpiper leading the processional. At your commencement, bagpipers will lead the recessional, framing your years at Wheaton. Beard Field House, Haas Athletic Center.

Break Time.2:30 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.
Parents and students go separate ways until the President's Reception at 5:15 p.m. Families that need to say their goodbyes early may do so at this time.

3 & 4

Mini Sessions for Parents.3 p.m.-5 p.m.
The following 45-minute sessions include brief presentations and plenty of Q and A time for all your questions. Choose two, all of them are offered at 3 and 4 p.m.

  • Academics at Wheaton, Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts,
  • Living Well: Resources to support health and safe living on campus, Room 127, Watson Fine Arts
  • Connecting Advising and Career Planning, Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts
  • Global Education at Wheaton, Hollman Room, Mary Lyon Hall
  • Parents of Winter and Spring Athletes, May Room, Mary Lyon Hall

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President's Reception. 5 p.m.
President Hanno, faculty and administrators greet new students and their families. Presidents' Garden. In case of rain, Haas Concourse, Watson Fine Arts

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Family Farewell.6 p.m.
Students continue with Orientation until Monday evening. Parents & family depart from campus.

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