Geared toward students of color and provides an opportunity for students to engage in dialogue and explore their cultural identity, race and ethnicity, and start to build an inclusive community. Hosted by the Marshall Center for Intercultural Learning.

On this page – Tentative dates and schedule:

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 *Subject to change

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
New Students MOVE IN – sign in to their Early Arrival program and pick-up their room keys and information packets.
Balfour-Hood Campus Center

2:00 p.m.
Opening Remarks

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Marshall Center Welcome

4:00 p.m.
Family Goodbye

4:00 p.m.
Student programming begins – Student icebreakers

5:30 p.m.
Chase Dining Hall

7:00 9:00 p.m.
Optional 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  p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Evening Event
Get creative, play games and make some noise with students from the other Early Arrival programs!

Thursday, August 24, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Chase Dining Hall

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Marshall Center Welcome Session

Introduction to the staff at the Marshall Center. We will be introducing ourselves, the work that we do, and how we can support you throughout your years at Wheaton.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Intention Setting and Self-care
A great way to develop a daily routine.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Student to Student Session
Get a glimpse of your life at Wheaton and talk with current students about their experiences.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Mix and mingle with folks that share your interests or have similar experiences.
Chase Dining Hall

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Open Program Time – FUN!!!

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Leaving My Imprint At Wheaton
Hear each other’s stories and get to know your fellow classmates.

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
What does College ready mean? Community Service Project
Prepping school supplies for our community partners. Conversations on what it means to get prepared for school and help others do the same.

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Evening Program
Enjoy the company of your new classmates, games and snacks, too!

Friday, August 25, 2023

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

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Team Building Activities
Join us as we get to know one another through various team-building activities!

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Letters To Future Me, Evaluation and Closing Ceremony
You will be asked to write a letter to the “future sophomore you” which will be given to you during the fall semester of your second year.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Mix and mingle with folks that share your interests or have similar experiences.
Chase Dining Hall

Fall Oreintation – Welcome Weekend begins for all students at 1:30 pm 

Registration for the Fall 2023 program will be available in June 2023.