Designed for students who choose to register their disability with Accessibility Services. Led by Accessibility Services.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Move-In to Residence Halls/Check-In to EAP
New Students sign in to their Early Arrival program and pick up their room keys and information packets.
Location TBD

3:00 p.m.
Wheaton College EAP Opening Remarks

Join President Michaele Whelan, Provost Touba Ghadessi, Dean of Students Darnell Parker, and the Early Arrival Program Coordinators as they give their opening remarks to commence Early Arrival 2022!
Hindle Auditorium

3:45 p.m.
Filene Center Welcome
Staff and EAP Assistants introductions and welcome to new students and families.
Filene Center

5:00 p.m.
Friends and Family Goodbye

5:00 p.m.
Student Programming Begins – Student Icebreaker

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Dinner
Chase Dining Hall

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Target Takeover
Free time or a chance to shop for last-minute items you may need for the school year. Transportation will be provided.
Meet Outside Global Ed, Howard Street

9:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Evening Program 

This is a great chance to meet first years attending other EAP’s.
Location TBD

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

9:00 – 10:00 am
Breakfast 
Chase Dining Hall

10:00 – 10:30 am
Intro to Abilities 1st
Meet your pre-orientation assistants and Filene Center staff.
Review your Abilities 1st pre-orientation schedule.
Meneely 102

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Transitions 
Examine the biggest differences between high school and college regarding laws and accommodations. Develop your accommodation and self-advocacy plan.
Meneely 102

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Understanding Your Web Of Resources

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Chase Dining Hall

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Open Program time – Fun

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Academic Excellence
What to Expect in the Classroom & How to Succeed. Come hear from faculty about how to best succeed in your classes.
Meneely 102

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sharing Their Stories
Panel of current students with and without disabilities share their experiences at Wheaton and take questions from pre-orientation
attendees.
Meneely 102

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Break

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Chase Dining Hall

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Evening Program
Location TBD

 

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Friday, August 26, 2022

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Chase Dining Hall

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
There’s an App for That
Review free and low cost assistive technology tools that aid in student success.
Meneely 102

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Finding Your Way
Tours of the library including finding assistive technology and your classes
Meneely 102

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
Chase Dining Hall

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Creating Your Own Plan
Mapping out what you will need to succeed academically and mapping out your goals for the first semester.
Meneely 102

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Evaluation and Closing
Meneely 102

Register for one of the 2022 Early Arrival Programs

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