Welcome!  The Intercultural Early Arrival Program is a complement to the Fall Orientation program.  We have provided some basic information below.   We look forward to connecting with you soon!

Attending the Intercultural Early Arrival Program, tentatively scheduled from August 20th – 23rd, 2024, is a great way to begin your college experience!  We provide students an opportunity to acclimate to campus, develop connections with peers and meet campus resources.  Although the program is offered free of charge, we make arrangements to allow you to move into your residence halls early and cover the cost of meals and activities while you are on campus.  Thus, it is important that you can commit to being present and actively participate in the two-day program.

When you arrive to campus for the Intercultural Early Arrival Program on Tuesday, August 20th, you will be moving into your campus residence hall. Click here for more information on Housing and Residence Life.

Check out our Early Arrival Program schedule:

Intercultural Track Early Arrival Schedule

Who comes to the Intercultural Early Arrival Program?

Our students come from a wide range of areas, from urban cities to rural towns, metropolitan suburbs to Caribbean islands.  The program provides students an opportunity to dialogue about race, culture and other identities that make us who we are, intercultural exploration and connection, and your transition to college.  These skills are critical to your success at Wheaton and beyond.

What happens at the Program?

  • Meet new and returning students
  • Academic workshops & info sessions with staff, faculty and students
  • Learn about resources available to you on campus
  • Settle into your room early
  • Fun games and challenge course activities

What are the benefits of attending?

When you attend the Intercultural Early Arrival Program, you’ll get an early start at:

  • making strong campus connections
  • leadership development
  • community building
  • intercultural exploration
  • establishing a network of peer support

Questions?  Email the Marshall Center for Intercultural Learning at [email protected].

Check the Fall Orientation page for the most up-to-date information on fall orientation plans.