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Day One:  Move-in Day

Saturday, August 25, 2018

 

7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Breakfast.
Fuel up for the morning in Chase Dining Hall.
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Resident Student Check-IN.
Pickup a NSO program and Move-In at your residential quad.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wheaton Welcome Activities.
This is it! You’re official, now it’s time to jump into action! Pick up your class t-shirt and Wheaton water bottle, discover community and campus vendors including local bank representatives, learn about services and campus happenings, and have fun! (Outside of Chase Dining; in case of rain,Balfour-Hood Campus Center)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Commuter Check-in.
Commuting students check-in at the Info Tent at the Wheaton Welcome Activities (Hood Courtyard adjacent to Peacock Pond; in case of rain, Balfour-Hood Campus Center)
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. – 3 p.m. Parent Welcome Tent.
Stop by to enjoy some refreshments and meet fellow Wheaton parents as well as school administration and staff. (Hood Courtyard adjacent to Peacock Pond; in case of rain, 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, Provost Reneé White, Dean of Students Kate McCaffery 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)
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Advising Team Meeting/Transfer Team Meeting #1. (Students Only
Bring your advising folder and your fall schedule to this first gathering with First-Year Seminar or fellow transfer classmates and your Preceptors. Get acquainted, review fall registration, and arrange advising appointments with your FYS professor/faculty advisor. Preceptors will answer questions about Orientation, clarify student responsibilities, and assist you in preparation for your faculty advising meeting. Meet in the advising team meeting location listed on your folder.
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 (Holman Room, Mary Lyon Hall)
  • Living Well: Resources to support healthy and safe living on campus (Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall)
  • Connecting Advising and Career Planning (Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts)

4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

  • Current Wheaton Parents Panel (Holman Room, Mary Lyon Hall)
  • Global Education at Wheaton (Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall)
  • Winter and Spring Athletics (Ellison Lecture, 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)
6 p.m. Parent and Family Departure.
You’re leaving them in good hands!  Please come back on Parent’s and Family Weekend!
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dinner.
(Chase Dining Hall)
7 p.m.– 8 p.m. New Commuter Meeting.
Explore the many resources available on campus that you will find particularly helpful as a commuter. Meet with upperclassmen who can help you navigate campus as a commuter student and end the meeting by joining up with a residential community meeting. (Chase Small, Chase Dining Hall)
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Community Meeting: Living@Wheaton.
Meet with your resident advisor in your residence hall to discuss building a positive residential community at Wheaton.
8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Lyons Pride.
Students will gather in their quads and proceed to Cole Memorial Chapel for the candle lighting ceremony. Class of 2022, be sure to wear red, your class color! Transfer students, your class colors are green for Class of 2020 and blue for Class of 2021. (Cole Memorial Chapel)
8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Candle lighting. A time-honored Wheaton tradition.
The Class of 2022 and new transfer students will be welcomed with campus ghost stories and traditions, followed by the lighting of candles around the Dimple. (Cole Memorial Chapel)
10 p.m. –  12 a.m. A Super Movie Night
End your first day at college with a fun, superhero movie night with your new peers! Enjoy The Incredibles, snacks and unwind after a jam-packed day! (YMC Grass Area, Rain: Hindle Auditorium)

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Day Two

Sunday, August 26, 2018

 

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast.
(Chase Dining Hall)
9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Advising Team Meeting/Transfer Team Meeting #2.
Preceptors will lead a discussion about the Wheaton curriculum, academic expectations, and your responsibilities in the advising relationship. Meet in the advising team meeting location listed on your folder.
11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Be the One: An Engaged Bystander Workshop.
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 how you can reduce incidents of sexual and dating violence, alcohol abuse and general disrespect on our campus.

  • Residence Halls McIntire (floors 1 and 2) (Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts)
  • Chapin (Meneely 301, Mars Arts and Humanities)
  • Meadows North (Hindle Auditorium, Science Center)
  • Upper Campus Halls (Room 222, Watson Fine Arts)
  • Meadows East (Faculty Dining Room, Emerson Hall)
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lyons Lunch and Games.
Your day is filled with required orientation programs and meetings, so make sure to take a break and connect with your classmates.  Our Fall Athletic Teams will be there to challenge you to win prizes! (Dimple; in case of rain, Chase Dining Hall)
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Individual Advising Appointments.
Meet with your faculty advisor to discuss your academic goals and to review and finalize your classes for the fall semester. Your appointment was assigned by your Preceptor during the first advising team meeting/transfer meeting. (Faculty Advisor’s Office)
2 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Be the One: An Engaged Bystander Workshop.
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 how you can reduce incidents of sexual and dating violence, alcohol abuse and general disrespect on our campus.

  • Residence Halls McIntire (floors 3 and 4) (Room 222, Watson Fine Arts)
  • Clark (floors 3 and 4) (Hindle Auditorium, Science Center)
  • Meadows West (Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts)
  • Young (floors 2 and 3) (Meneely 301, Mars Arts and Humanities)
  • Young (floor 1) Clark (floors 1 and 2) (Faculty Dining Room, Emerson Hall)
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner.
(Chase Dining Hall)
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Community Meeting: Living@Wheaton.
Meet with your resident advisor in your residence hall.
9 p.m. – 10 p.m Taste of the Town.
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, seek employment or make connections while sampling the variety of foods offered here. (Balfour-Hood Campus Center)
10 p.m. – Midnight Move & Groove.
The Dance Company and TRYBE will workshop some of their choreography with those interested in dance on campus. Have fun dancing with no pressure of auditions. Wheaton has four dance groups and all will be looking for new members! (Dance Studio, Balfour-Hood Campus Center)

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Day Three

Monday, August 27, 2018

 

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast.
(Chase Dining Hall)
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Placement Exams.
Students should know their ID numbers and passwords to take the placement tests. (Main Floor, Wallace Library)

  • French Placement
  • German Placement
  • Greek Placement
  • Italian Placement
  • Latin Placement
  • Russian Placement: Russian does not have a formal placement test; we discuss the best fit for you. Please contact Professor Francoise Rosset (rosset_francoise@wheatoncollege.edu). Placement. For a general idea, look at the section on “Language Courses” on our department website.
  • Music Theory Placement: 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 at gurban@wheatoncollege.edu.
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Math Advising Assistance.
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)
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Writing Advising Assistance.
Meet faculty/staff from the Writing Program who can talk with you about writing courses. (Lobby, Science Center)
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Tutoring Program.
Learn more about our peer tutors who work 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)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Individual Advising Appointments.
Meet with your faculty advisor to discuss your academic goals and review and finalize your classes for the fall semester. Your appointment was assigned by your preceptor during the first advising team meeting/transfer meeting. (Advisor’s Office)
10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Curriculum and Career Forums.

  • Pre-Engineering Forum
    Students considering Wheaton’s dual-degree program 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 this competitive program. (Room 1313, Mars Science)
  • Education Career Forum
    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. (Room 218, Knapton)
  • Health Careers Forum
    Students interested in health careers (medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary science, physical therapy, nursing, physician assistant, and pharmacy) 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 a professional program. (Meneely 301, Mars Arts and Humanities)
  • Music Department Session
    Learn about a wide range of opportunities to study music in lessons, ensembles, and academic courses.  (Room 222, Watson Fine Arts)
  • Business Forum
    Information on the classes, projects, internships and other activities offered by the Business and Management Major. See how a business major could impact your future working in a non-profit or business, or as an entrepreneur. (Hindle Auditorium, Science Center)
  • Pre-Law Forum. 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. (Room 315, Knapton Hall)
  • Undecided About Your Major? Unsure how to choose 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)
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Counseling Open House.
Students – come on over to the Counseling Center for refreshments, to meet the staff of Counseling and Health Services and learn about services offered and upcoming events. Please call 508-286-3905 for assistance. (Counseling Center – 42 Howard Street, the White house behind Beard Hall).
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch.
(Chase Dining Hall)
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Building Community – Why it matters?
The world continues to grow increasingly diverse. Many people do not understand what diversity is or their part in it. This session will be an opportunity for new students to learn about the unique and diverse community at Wheaton. It will serve as the foundation for creating an inclusive, diverse community. (Weber Theater, Watson Fine Arts)

Residence Halls:

  • Meadows East
  • Meadows West
  • Meadows North
  • Young
  • (Weber Theater, Watson Fine Arts)
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Building Community – Why it Matters?
The world continues to grow increasingly diverse. Many people do not understand what diversity is or their part in it. This session will be an opportunity for new students to learn about the unique and diverse community at Wheaton. It will serve as the foundation for creating an inclusive, diverse community. (Weber Theater, Watson Fine Arts)

Residence Halls:

  • Upper Campus Halls
  • Clark
  • McIntire
  • (Weber Theater, Watson Fine Arts)
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner
(Chase Dining Hall)
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Building Community Deeper Dialogues.
Meet in your residence hall to continue the conversation on building a positive community at Wheaton.
8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Taste of the Town.
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, seek employment or make connections while sampling the variety of foods offered here. (Balfour-Hood Campus Center)
9 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. WheaPerform.
Come see the talents of Wheaton on stage! Various performing groups will showcase their talents. (Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts)
10 p.m. – Midnight Summer Surf Party.
Celebrate the end of orientation with a summer themed party! Enjoy food, games, crafts, and see how long you can ride the surfboard. (Atrium, Balfour-Hood Campus Center)
10 p.m. – Midnight Trivia Time.
Enjoy food from the Lyons Den, Wheaton’s student-run coffeehouse and test your trivia knowledge with your new classmates. (Lyons Den, Balfour Hood Campus Center)

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