Intended for students who identify as LGBTQ+ and want to explore their gender identity, expression and sexuality. Led by the Center for Social Justice and Community Impact.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Move-In to Residence Halls/Check-In to Pre-Orientation

New Students sign in to their pre-orientation program and pick up their room keys and information packets.
Balfour Hood Center – Atrium

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friends and Family Meet and Greet
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)
Large meeting room

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Opening Remarks
Hindle Auditorium

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Welcome to Open Pride
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)
Large meeting room

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Break
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)

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

7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Break

7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Optional Target Trip
Forgot something at home? Do you need something to complete your side of the room? Don’t worry! We’re going to Target! Transportation is provided.
Leave from Davis House/Howard Street

10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
“Speed Friending” Event
Pine Hall – Conger Commons

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Open Pride Meeting

Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)
Large meeting room

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Network for LGBTQ+ Inclusion, Support and Advocacy Meet & Greet
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)
Large meeting room

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

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Counseling Center Training
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)
Large meeting room

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Community Service at Head Start in Norton
Meet at Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Break

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Open Pride Campus Tour and Assistant Q&A
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)
Large meeting room

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Dinner
Chase Dining Hall

9:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Evening Event
Location TBD

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Friday, August 26, 2022

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

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Library 101
Take a tour of the library and learn valuable information about the various tools, resources, and staff that can help you succeed at Wheaton.
Wallace Library

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Career Services 101
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)
Large meeting room

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Living Your Best Queer Life
All the information you need to know about signature LGBTQ+ programs and organizations on campus and other opportunities to revel in your queerness on campus.
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)
Large meeting room

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

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Break

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Academic Excellence Session
Virtual

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Open Q&A with Campus Partners
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)
Large meeting room

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Closing and Debrief
We will come together one last time to close out our Early Arrival experience and get your feedback on the program.
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)
Large meeting room

Register for one of the 2022 Early Arrival Programs

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