Save the Date:  Fall 2022 Early Arrival Programs will run from August 24 – 26, 2022.
Schedules will be updated soon. To learn more about previous offerings and schedules, check out the information below from our 2021 program.

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

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
New Students sign in to their Early Arrival program and pick-up their room keys and information packets.
Balfour-Hood Campus Center

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Chase Dining Hall

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crafts and Snacks Night
Make a poster for your room or window and share snacks with friends and play games with new friends.
This is a great chance to meet first years attending other Pre-O’s.
Pine Hall – Conger Commons

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

7:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Resource Fair
Chase Dining Hall

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremony

Join President Dennis Hanno, Interim Provost Touba Ghadessi, Dean of Students Darnell Parker, and the Early Arrival Program Coordinators as they give their opening remarks to commence Early Arrival 2021!
Cole Memorial Chapel

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Abilities 1st Welcome
Meet your pre-orientation assistants and Filene Center staff.
Review your Abilities 1st pre-orientation schedule.
Mars Arts & Humanities – Meneely 102

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Chase Dining Hall

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Counseling & Health Services Session

In partnership with Brave, Bold, & First, Abilities 1st!, and Community Engagement.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Examine the biggest differences between high school and college regarding laws and accommodations. Develop your accommodation and self-advocacy plan.
Mars Arts & Humanities – 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.
Mars Arts & Humanities – Meneely 102

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

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Target Trip – meet outside Global Ed
Enjoy some free time or a chance to shop for last minute items you may need for the school year. Transportation will be provided.
Howard St. outside Center for Global Education

9:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Pajama Party and Games
Come hang out in our jammies  with snacks and play games with friends.
Pine Hall – Conger Commons


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Friday, August 27, 2021

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Chase Dining Hall

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
There’s an App for That
Review free and low cost assistive technology tools that aid in student success.
Mars Arts & Humanities – Meneely 102

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Get to know the Library

Learn how the library can support your academics.
Wallace Library – Assistive Technology Lab

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Where are My Classrooms?
Pair up and explore campus to locate your classrooms so you are ready to go for the first day of classes.
Starting at the Wallace Library

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Mix and mingle with folks that share your interests or have similar experiences. Need help? Ask a Pre-OA!
Chase Dining Hall

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Academic Excellence Workshop
What to Expect in the Classroom & How to Succeed. Come hear from faculty about how to best succeed in your classes.
Cole Memorial Chapel

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Evaluations and Closing
Mars Arts & Humanities – Meneely 102

Register for one of the 2022 Early Arrival Programs

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