On Saturday, August 25, 2018, 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.

7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Breakfast.
Fuel up for the morning in Chase Dining Hall.
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Residence Hall Move-In.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Library Open House and Tours.
The Madeleine Clark Wallace Library will be open for tours. Refreshments will be served. (Wallace Library)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. New Student Check-in.
(Atrium, Balfour-Hood Campus Center)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wheaton Welcome Activities.
(Dimple; in case of rain, Emerson Dining Hall)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Parent Welcome Tent.
Stop by to enjoy some refreshments and meet fellow Wheaton parents as well as school administration and staff. (Dimple; in case of rain, Hood Café, Balfour-Hood Campus Center)
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch.
Take a break from the hard work of moving in and getting settled. (Chase Dining Hall)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. President’s Welcome.
A formal welcome to students and families from your College leadership; President Dennis Hanno, Vice President for Enrollment Grant Gosselin, Provost Reneé White, Dean of Students Kate McCaffrey and Student Government Association President. This is the first official gathering of new students, and a chance to experience a glimpse of Wheaton tradition you won’t want to miss! (Dimple; in case of rain, Haas Athletic Center)
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break Time.
Parents and students will go their separate ways until the President’s Reception at 5 p.m. Families who need to say their goodbyes early may do so at this time.
3 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Q & A Sessions for Parents.
Brief presentations will provide answers to many of the most commonly asked questions. Each session will allow ample time for any unanswered questions.

3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

  • Academics at Wheaton (Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts)
  • Living Well: Resources to support healthy and safe living on campus (Room 127, Watson Fine Arts)
  • Connecting Advising and Career Planning (Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts)

4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

  • Current Wheaton Parents Panel (Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts)
  • Global Education at Wheaton (Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts)
  • Winter and Spring Athletics (Room 127, Watson Fine Arts)
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Send-Off Reception.
President Hanno, faculty and administrators greet new students and families before parents and families depart. (President’s Garden; in case of rain, Lobby, Watson Fine Arts)