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.

Intended for students who will be the first in their family or within their community of support to attend college. Led by the Center for Social Justice and Community Impact.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Check-In to Early Arrival Program
New Students sign in to their Early Arrival program and pick-up their room keys and information packets.
Emerson Dining Hall – Faculty Dining Room

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Welcome and Schedule Overview
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)

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

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Craft and Snacks Night
Pine Hall – Conger Commons

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
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

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Welcome to Brave, Bold & First!
Teambuilding with other members of the Brave, Bold & First Track!
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)

11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Check-In & Meet With The First-Gen Task Force
The First-Gen Task Force is a committee of faculty and staff that are dedicated to supporting first-generation students at Wheaton. This is a time for you to meet them and learn what they can do to help you with your experience at Wheaton.
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
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.
Counseling & Health Services Session
In partnership with Brave, Bold, & First, Abilities 1st!, and Community Engagement.
Virtual

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Break

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Community Service Project
We will be venturing off-campus to engage in some community service to give back to our partnering communities.
**Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting messy.
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Rest and Relax
Residence Halls

6:00 – 7:00 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.
Breakfast
Chase Dining Hall

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Career Services
Take a tour of the Filene Center and get the inside scoop on how you can use Career Services from day one to set yourself up for life after Wheaton.
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
College Knowledge
Learn some key information about college terminology and jargon, and some tips to succeed!
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wallace Library – Tools & Resources
Learn valuable information about the various tools, resources, and staff that can help you succeed at Wheaton.
Wallace Library

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Learn
Learn about the tools and resources you have to succeed at Wheaton!
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Break

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

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Navigating Student Financial Aid
Student Financial Services will join us to help you navigate the key components of the financial aid process and learn about employment opportunities on campus.
Mars Arts & Humanities – Meneely 104

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Evaluations and Closing
Mars Arts & Humanities – Meneely 104

Register for one of the 2022 Early Arrival Programs

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