Here you’ll find a sample schedule of activities for 2020. The schedule for 2021 will be posted when available.

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Day One: January 20, 2020
Day Two: January 21, 2020

Day One

Monday, January 20, 2020

9 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Resident Student Check-In and Move-In.
Pick up your room key and program schedule in the Residential Life/ Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership Office. The whole day is set aside for you to arrive and settle into your room. Please note: the first mandatory program is the Welcome Dinner at 4:30 p.m.
Third Floor, Balfour Hood Center

4:30–6:30 p.m.
Welcome and Dinner.
A formal welcome to you and your family by our Provost Renee White and Interim Dean of Students Zack Irish. You will also meet the rest of the team that will be working with you over the next few days and beyond.
Diana Davis Spencer Cafe, Mars Science Center

6 p.m.
Parent and Family Departure
You’re Leaving them in good hands!  Take this time for any last minute conversation and make plans come back and visit!

6–7 p.m.
Student Leader Q&A
A chance you connect with current students about life at Wheaton.  These are student leaders who make part of the team that will support you in your first semester at Wheaton.  They will share some things you need to know and give you a chance to ask them questions.
Filene Center, Kollett Hall

8–10 p.m.
SAIL Spring Semester Kick-Off
Meet up with your new classmates as Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership starts off the Welcome Week activities with food, games and free stuff!
Balfour Hood Campus Center – Lyons Den and Atrium


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Day Two

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

9–10 a.m.
Breakfast and Advising Appointment Scheduling
Meet your student leaders for breakfast.  They will go over the day’s schedule and have you sign-up for advising appointments later in the day.
Chase Small, Chase Dining Hall

10–11 a.m.
Building Community – Why it Matters
The world continues to grow increasingly diverse.  Many people do not understand what diversity is or their part in it.  This interactive session will be an opportunity for new students to learn about the unique and diverse community at Wheaton, share their experiences and also discuss how we are all a part of creating an inclusive and diverse community.
Science Center Room 1313

11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.
Wheaton Curriculum Review
The academic experience that will be the foundation for your education.  Academic Advising staff will present the details of the Wheaton requirements that will enable you to learn, grow and prepare you for your future.
Filene Center, Kollett Hall

12–1 p.m.
Lunch and Advising Meetings
Meet with your a member of the Academic Advising Team to discuss your academic goals and review and finalize your classes for the Spring semester.  While your waiting to meet with your Student Success Advisor, peer advisors will join you for lunch and answer any questions you may have from the student perspective.
Filene Center, Kollett Hall

1:15–2:15 p.m.
Be the One: An Engaged Bystander Workshop
This informative and interactive session is designed to help you further your ability to be a responsive member of the Wheaton community.  Here you will learn what it means to be an engaged bystander to help reduce the incidents of sexual misconduct and gender based discrimination, bias, mental distress and alcohol abuse on campus.
Science Center Room 1313

2:15–2:45 p.m.
Title IX – Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct
In this session, you will meet Wheaton’s Title IX Director, Rachael Pauze, who will review Wheaton’s Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and the resources available to students who experience misconduct.  You will engage in a general discussion about campus culture and community expectations.
Science Center Room 1313

2:45–3:15 p.m.
Honor Code and Community Standards
The College’s Honor Code and Community Standards were created by and with students just like you!  In this session you will learn about our values, standards and “pitfalls” that are common as a new student.  Specifically we will cover policies on alcohol, drugs, incidents of bias and others.
Science Center Room 1313

3:30–4:30 p.m.
Student Engagement Reception
Life at Wheaton is more than just about your time inside the classroom.  In a casual atmosphere this will be an opportunity to meet some of the staff and offices that will help you develop your outside the classroom experience.
Diana Davis Spencer Cafe, Mars Science Center

5–6 p.m
Chase Dining Hall

7–8:30 p.m.
Community Meeting: Living@Wheaton.
Meet with your resident advisor in your residence hall.

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