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

Campus Life

Sunday, Aug. 30


Breakfast.7 a.m.–9 a.m.
(Chase Dining Hall)


Advising Team Meeting/Transfer Team Meeting #2.9 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Preceptors will lead a discussion about the Wheaton curriculum, academic expectations and your responsibilities in the advising relationship. Meet in your advising team meeting location, listed on your folder.



Beyond First Impressions10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
In this interactive session, you will get to know a bit more about yourself and your classmates. When we are open to going beyond first impressions, getting to know others and sharing a bit about ourselves, we are taking a first step toward becoming global citizens prepared to live and lead in a complex world. Creating a welcoming, safe and inclusive campus is a shared responsibility: come prepared to engage. (Clark Center)


BBQ Lunch & Games.12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Your day is filled with required CORE programs, so make sure to take a break and connect with your classmates. Eat, play lawn games and listen to the music in the air. (The Dimple; in case of rain, Chase Dining Hall)


What Would Wheaton Do?: An engaged Bystander Workshop.1:30 p.m.– 3 p.m. & 3:15 p.m.– 4:45 p.m.
This informative and interactive session is designed to help you further your ability to step up and be a responsible member of the Wheaton community. In this workshop you’ll learn what it means to be an engaged bystander and why it’s important to step up and reduce incidents of sexual and dating violence, alcohol abuse and general disrespect on our campus. You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss what makes stepping up hard, develop the skills to know when and how to step up, and identify the resources available to the Wheaton community. WWWD!

See below for your scheduled time and location:
1:30 p.m.– 3 p.m Residence Halls
McIntire 1st & 2nd (Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts)
*Fall athletes scheduled for 3:15-4:45 p.m., attend this session

Meadows North (Meneely 301, Mars Arts and Humanities)

Meadows East (Hindle Auditorium, Science Center)

Meadows West (Watson 222, Watson Fine Arts)

3:15 p.m.– 4:45 p.m. Residence Halls
McIntire 3rd & 4th (Watson 222, Watson Fine Arts)

Chapin, Kilham, Metcalf  (Hindle Auditorium, Science Center)

Clark (Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts)

Young (Meneely 301, Mars Arts & Humanities


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


Community Meeting: Living@Wheaton. 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Meet with your Resident Advisor in your residence hall to discuss building a positive residential community at Wheaton.


Taste of the Town.8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Become familiar with the diverse types of cuisine and restaurants found locally in Norton and at Wheaton. Find a new favorite take-out place or restaurant while sampling the variety of foods offered here. Engage in small activities and games with fellow classmates while enjoying your food. (Diana Davis Spencer Cafe, Mars Science)


Casino Night10 p.m.– Midnight
Take a chance on various casino games for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Music, mocktails & munchies provided. (Balfour-Hood Campus Center)

Game Night.10:30 p.m.– Midnight
What better way to bond than through some friendly competition. Join us for an opportunity to try out new games or enjoy old favorites. (Lyons Lounge, Balfour-Hood Campus Center)

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