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.

Here you will find the Fall 2023 schedule for reference. Information for Fall 2024 will be available soon.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Move-In to Residence Halls/Check-In to Pre-O
New Students sign in to their pre-orientation program and pick-up their room keys and information packets.
Balfour-Hood Center

2:00 – 3:00 p.m
Open Pride Welcome
Chapel Base | Large Meeting Room

3:00 – 3:30 p.m
Wheaton College EAP Opening Remarks
Join campus leadership and the Early Arrival Program Coordinators as they give their opening remarks to commence Early Arrival 2023!
Weber Theater

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Living Your Best Queer Life | Presentation
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level (The Base)

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

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Evening Program
This is a great chance to meet first years attending other EAP’s.
Location TBD


Thursday, August 24, 2023

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Chase Dining Hall

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Library Session
Woolley Electronic Classroom | Wallace Library

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Career Services Session
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Network Meet & Greet
The Network is a group of dedicated faculty and staff members working to enhance the social, emotional, and academic lives of LGBTQ+ students. This is a time for you to connect with them.
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

1:00  – 2:00 p.m.
Counseling & Health Services Session
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level

2:00 – 4:00 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 – 5:00 p.m.
Break & Debrief
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Academic Excellence Session
Cole Memorial Chapel – Lower Level

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
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.
Meet Outside Global Ed, Howard Street

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Evening Program
Location TBD


Friday, August 25, 2023

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

9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Intersectional All Track Programming
Come together with the students of every Early Arrival track for a morning full of activities focused around identity and intersectionality.
Discovery Center

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
Chase Dining Hall

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Welcome Ceremony