Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership

Campus Life

Monday, Aug. 31


Breakfast. 8 a.m.–9 a.m.
Chase Dining Halls.

Language and Music Placement Exams8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
(Wallace Library)

  • French Placement
  • German Placement
  • Italian Placement
  • Spanish Placement
  • Music Theory I Exemption**
  • Russian Placement–Please contact Professor Francoise Rosset (rosset_francoise@wheatoncollege.edu).


Math Advising Assistance. 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
Concerned about your selection of a mathematics course? Wondering about the level of calculus placement? Get answers to these and all questions mathematical from professors in the Math/Computer Science department. (Lobby, Science Center)

Individual Advising Appointments.9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Meet with your advisor to discuss your academic goals and review and finalize your classes for the fall semester. Your appointment will have been assigned by your preceptor during the first advising team meeting or transfer meeting. (Advisor’s office)


CORE advice: Curriculum and Career Forums10 a.m.–10:50 a.m.

  • Health Careers. Students interested in health careers (medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary science, physical therapy, nursing, etc.) should attend this meeting. Find out about course choices for your first semester and what you can do now to enhance your chances of acceptance into graduate/professional programs. (tbd)
  • Pre-Engineering. Students considering Wheaton’s dual-degree programs in engineering, or careers in engineering, should attend this meeting before finalizing registration with their advisor. Meet Professor of Physics John Collins to learn what you must do in your first year to be considered for these very competitive programs. (Mars Science 1313)
  • Education. Students interested in early childhood, elementary and secondary education must attend this meeting. Learn about Wheaton’s education minors, restrictions on courses, curriculum requirements, and the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). Emphasis will be on early planning to complete all requirements for the early childhood and elementary minors. (Doll’s House 206)
  • Pre-Law. Considering a career in law? Attend this forum to learn what you can do to enhance your law school potential and how to plan academically and experientially for law school admission. Hear about courses, test prep, and internships. (Knapton 315)
  • Undecided About Your Major? Unsure of what you want to major in? Unsure how to start figuring out your major? This forum will help you learn how to use your first year and the Wheaton curriculum to explore and develop your academic interests. (Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts)
  • Dual-Degree Programs. Students interested in Wheaton’s dual-degree programs in communication, business or theology, please make an appointment with Dean Trayford (trayford_alex@wheatoncollege.edu).

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Personal Space.Time based on FYS
Living in a community like Wheaton comes with both expectations and opportunities. Ignoring the first can lead to a loss of the second, something a few students each year learn the hard way. Dean Williams will share information and advice on navigating new relationships on campus, plus some cautionary tales that might keep you from being one of those few students she talks about at this session next year. Required for all students this program's exact time will be assigned based on your FYS section.


Lunch.Noon–1 p.m.
(Chase and Emerson Dining Halls)

Transfer Student Luncheon. 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Officers of the sophomore and junior classes, representatives from Student Government Association, SAIL, and the academic advising centers highlight resources available to you on your accelerated path to graduation. (Chase Small, Chase Dining Hall)

2 p.m.–4 p.m.

Dance Moves with Dance Company & SOLE. This session will feature the Dance Company from 2-3 p.m. and then SOLE from 3-4 p.m. Listen to great music and try contemporary ballet with the Dance Company and stepping with SOLE. No experience necessary! (Dance Studio, Balfour-Hood Campus Center)

The Lyon Games. Make your way across Main Street for field day fun and a free refreshing Del's treat. Challenge another residence hall floor or FYS to a game of volleyball or a myriad of “Minute to Win it” challenges. (Club Field & Clark Center)


Dinner.5 p.m. –6:30 p.m.
(Chase and Emerson Dining Halls)


Matriculation.6:45 p.m.–7:45 p.m.
This event marks your formal induction into the Wheaton community. You will hear from other students why the Wheaton Honor Code is important to them and how they live up to it each day. Each new member of our community will sign the Honor Code pledge and the matriculation book. (Cole Memorial Chapel)


Community Meeting: Living@Wheaton. 8 p.m.–9 p.m.
Meet with your resident advisor in your residence hall.

9:30 p.m.

Get Your Mind Blown! 9:30 p.m.–11p.m.

Ready to be hypnotized? Get your mind blown and laugh hysterically at the interactive show featuring Jim Spinnato that’s sure to wow the crowd. (Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts)

10 p.m.-Midnight

Get the Scoop. 10 p.m.–2 a.m

Visit the student-established and-managed campus coffeehouse to listen to Wheaton’s slam poetry club iSpeak for some relaxation, milkshakes and cookies. (Lyons Den, 22 Taunton Ave)


Late Night Loft. 10 p.m.–2 a.m.
Open until 2:00 a.m., The Loft is a great hangout! Use your Lyon's bucks and check out some Loft food favorites.


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