The Intercultural Early Arrival 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. The program has a focus on supporting students of color.  Those who choose to participate may be a member of that community or may be an ally.  All students who want to participate are welcome.

Tentative Dates**

Move in will be on Tuesday, August 20th, 2024. Stay tuned for more information regarding move-in.

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**Tentative Schedule – Schedule will be finalized in August 2024

Tuesday, August 20, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  **Tentative timing
Move-In to Residence Halls/Check-In to EAP
Balfour-Hood Campus Center
New Students sign in to their Early Arrival program and pick up their room keys and information packets.
Atrium, Balfour Hood

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Intorudtion to the Marshall Center and Ice Breakers
Staff & EAP Assistants introductions

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Wheaton College EAP Opening Remarks
Staff & EAP Assistants introductions
Weber Theater

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
New Student Friends and Family Welcome
Ellison Lecture, Watson

4:00 – 4:10 p.m.
Family & Friends Goodbye

4:10 – 5:00 p.m.
Family, Friends & Office Staff
Ellison Lecture, Watson

4:10 – 5:00 p.m.
Students & EAP Assistants
Get to know your small groups
Watson 222

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Team Building

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Chase Dining Hall

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Evening Program
This is a great chance to meet first-years attending other EAP’s.
Conger Commons, Pine Hall

Thursday, August 22, 2024

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.         
Breakfast on your own       
Chase Dining Hall

8:30  – 9:30 a.m.         
Breakfast & Orientation Leader Meet & Greet (Optional) 
Get ahead of the game and meet your orientation leader
Chase Dining Hall

9:00  – 10:00 a.m.       
Zumba (optional)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.     
Leaving My Imprint at Wheaton
Hear each other’s stories and get to know your fellow classmates
Meneely 301
Breakout rooms – Meneely 302, 303, 304

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.     
Academic Excellence Workshop
Meet Wheaton faculty, learn about what to Expect in the Classroom & How to Succeed
Meneely 301

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

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.         
Finding your Place at Wheaton 
Woolley Room, Mary Lyon

2:00  – 3:00 p.m.         
Wheaton Resources Passport Competition
Get in your small group and learn about all the resources that Wheaton has to offer while engaging in friendly competition.
Woolley Room, Mary Lyon

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.         
Health and Wellness
with Melanite Gonzalez & Michelle Nordberg
Woolley Room, Mary Lyon

4:00  – 5:00 p.m.         
Emerging Leaders
Assistants share their leadership roles, share how they balance their academics & extracurriculars & discuss leadership opportunities
Woolley Room, Mary Lyon

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.         
Letters to Future Me
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.
Woolley Room, Mary Lyon

5:30  – 6:30 p.m.         
Community 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.

9:00  – 10:30 p.m.       
Evening Program
This is a great chance to meet first-years attending other EAP’s.
Location TBD

Friday, August 23, 2024

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Chase Dining Hall

9:15 – 11:30 a.m.
EAP Common Sessions
Global Connections: Intercultural Communication
Inspiring Belonging: Allyship and Solidarity
Conversations Across Difference
Three Areas of Control for Independent Productivity: Executive Functioning and Academic Self Advocacy
Discovery Center

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Intercultural EAP Evaluations and Closing
Discovery Center

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Chase Dining Hall

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Welcome Ceremony
Chase Dining Hall