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

Campus Life

Monday, August 29


Breakfast. 8 a.m.–9 a.m.
Chase Dining Halls.

Placement Exams.8 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
Student should know their ID#s and passwords to take the placement tests.
French Placement
German Placement
Greek Placement
Italian Placement
Latin Placement
Russian Placement -Please contact Professor Francoise Rosset (rosset_francoise@wheatoncollege.edu)
Spanish Placement
Music Theory Placement*
(Wallace Library, main floor)

*Music theory is required for music majors and for students taking music lessons for academic credit. All students are encouraged to take the Music Theory Placement test to receive recommendations on the appropriate theory course. If you have extensive performance background, even without formal music instruction, you are also encouraged to take this test. Questions? Please contact Professor Urban in the Music Department: urban_guy@wheatoncollege.edu

**Students with a documented disability who need accommodations for placement exams should contact Dean Riconscente: riconscente_sally@wheatoncollege.edu by Monday, August 29th at 4pm.


Math Advising Assistance. 9 a.m.–10 a.m.

Concerned about your selection of a mathematics course? Get answers to all questions mathematical from professors in the Math and Computer Science Department.(Lobby, Science Center)

Writing Advising Assistance.9 a.m.–10 a.m.
Meet faculty/staff from the Writing Program who can talk with you about writing courses. (Lobby, Science Center)

Tutoring Program.9 a.m.–10 a.m.
Learn more about our Peer Tutors who work collaboratively with students at all levels of achievement to improve general learning skills and to provide support in specific courses, including affiliations with the Writing and Quantitative Analysis Programs. (Lobby, Science Center)

Individual Advising Appointments.9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Meet with your advisor to discuss your academic goals and review and finalize your classes for the fall semester. Your appointment will have been assigned by your preceptor during the first advising team meeting or transfer meeting. (Advisor’s office)


CORE Advice: Curriculum and Career Forums10 a.m.–10:50 a.m.

  • Health Careers. Students interested in health careers (medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary science, physical therapy, nursing, etc.) should attend this meeting. Find out about course choices for your first semester and what you can do now to enhance your chances of acceptance into graduate/professional program. (Meneely, Mars Arts & Humanities 301)
  • Music. Meet faculty in the Music Department and learn about performance and academic study options. (Room 122, Watson Fine Arts)
  • Pre-Engineering. Students considering Wheaton’s dual-degree programs in engineering, or careers in engineering, should attend this meeting before finalizing registration with their advisor. Meet Professor of Physics John Collins to learn what you must do in your first year to be considered for these very competitive programs. (Mars Science 1313)
  • Education. Students interested in teaching at the early childhood, elementary and secondary education levels must attend this meeting. Learn about Wheaton’s education majors, course sequence, curriculum requirements and the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). Emphasis will be on early planning to complete all requirements for the early childhood, elementary and secondary majors so that you can graduate with a public school teaching license in your area of interest. (Knapton 218)
  • Pre-Law. Considering a career in law? Attend this forum to learn what you can do to enhance your law school potential and how to plan academically and experientially for law school admission. Hear about courses, test prep, and internships. (Knapton 315)
  • Undecided About Your Major? Unsure of your major? Unsure how to start figuring out a major? Come to this informational forum to learn more about how to use your first year and the Wheaton curriculum to explore, develop, and build your academic interests and experience. (Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts)
  • For information on dual-degree programs in Communications, Business (MBA) or Theology, please make an appointment with Dean Trayford, (508) 286-8215.


Living in a community like Wheaton comes with both expectations and opportunities which are routed in a long standing history created by students who have come before you. Dean Kenny will share more about what it means to be a member of our community here @Wheaton and how YOU can be a successful member of it! See below for your scheduled time. (Ellison Lecture Hall, Watson Fine Arts)
FYS Section Time
A01–A05: 11 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
A06–A10: 12 p.m.–12:45 p.m.
A11–A15: 1 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
A16–A20: 2 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
A21–A24 & Transfer Students: 3 p.m.– 3:45 p.m.


Lunch.Noon–1 p.m.
(Chase and Emerson Dining Halls)

New Transfer Student Ice Cream Social. 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Build a sundae and chat with Academic Deans, Directors from Career Services, and other members of the campus community. (Kollett Hall)


Lyons Scavenger Hunt.2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Get familiar with the Wheaton campus by embarking on a team scavenger hunt using social media to check in at each of the 10 different locations. There will be two hunts beginning at 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Win great prizes! (Atrium, Balfour-Hood Campus Center)

 #WheaEngage.2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Check out the many ways that Wheaton students are engaged on campus by attending mini-sessions hosted by a variety of our student clubs and organizations. (Balfour-Hood Campus Center)


Dinner.5 p.m. –6:30 p.m.
(Chase and Emerson Dining Halls)


Matriculation.6:45 p.m.–7:45 p.m.
This event marks your formal induction into the Wheaton community. Now that you have spent some time talking with fellow students about Wheaton’s Honor Code, you will hear from others why it’s important to them. The Matriculation ceremony will conclude with each new member of your class signing the Honor Code pledge and the matriculation book. (Cole Memorial Chapel)


Community Meeting: Living@Wheaton. 8 p.m.–9 p.m.
Meet with your resident advisor in your residence hall.


#WheaPerform. 9:15p.m.-11p.m.

See the talent Wheaton has to offer by attending our student showcase with performances from the Acapella groups and more! (Cole Memorial Chapel)


Trivia Challenge.10 p.m.–Midnight
Test your knowledge with team trivia! Put together a winning team; members of your FYS, folks from your floor or just a bunch of new friends. (Emerson Hall)

Get the Scoop. 10 p.m.–Midnight
Visit the student established and student-managed campus coffeehouse to listen to Wheaton’s slam poetry club iSpeak for some relaxation. Enjoy the sounds of Wheaton’s a capella groups, along with tasty milkshakes and cookies. (Lyons Den, 22 Taunton Ave)

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