Week of Welcome 2018 Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 25

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Check-In for Students Living On Campus
Copenhaver Lobby, McGlothlin Center for the Arts (MCA)
All students who will be living on campus (even if you moved in early for athletics or other activities) need to check in for Week of Welcome Orientation. Check-in should take less than an hour.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Student Move-In
Residence Halls

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Athletic Teams Practice
Coaches will give you at least one hour between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to check in for Orientation.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Kelly Library and IT Help Desk Hours
Kelly Library will be open to welcome new students. For questions about computers, email, passwords, registering for the Internet, come see Beth White from the IT Help Desk at check-in in the MCA from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or in the basement of the library from 3-4 p.m. The Library and IT Help Desk will also be open Monday and Tuesday 8-5.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Shop at The Mercantile
Special hours: 9-5 today, 11-5 tomorrow. Open weekdays 9-5.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Walking Tacos Lunch for Students and Guests
Memorial Chapel Lawn
Join us for a picnic for you and your guests, compliments of Orientation!

1-2 p.m. Army ROTC Interest Meeting
Black Box Theatre, MCA
For students and guests interested in learning more about the financial benefits, leadership development, and future employment opportunities of enrolling in Emory & Henry’s new Army ROTC program.

2-3 p.m. Check-in for Commuter Students
Copenhaver Lobby, MCA
Commuters, please try to attend all four days of Orientation! We hope you join us for lunch, and then come to the MCA for your personalized check-in, offered during the afternoon to help streamline your day.

3:15-4:15 p.m. Commuter Student Information Session
Black Box Theatre, MCA
Dean of Students Ryan Bowyer leads a session for E&H commuters, sharing advice about parking, meal plans, balancing school and work, and getting involved.

4:20-4:35 p.m. Family Farewells
Copenhaver Lobby, MCA
This is the time for goodbyes. Give your student a big hug now, and wish them well on their new adventure. (Families who would like to stay to listen to the President’s opening are invited to sit in the balcony.)

4:45-5:45 p.m. Welcome to Emory & Henry
Kennedy-Reedy Theatre, MCA
Welcome, Incoming Class of 2018! Orientation kicks off with remarks from E&H President Jake Schrum, Student Government President Orlando Martinez, and Chaplain Mary K. Briggs. Students, please wear your nametags; you will have assigned seating based on Orientation groups. Families and friends are invited to sit in the balcony for opening remarks from the president (your part of the program will conclude around 5:15, and you will be able to head home then).

5:45-6:15 p.m. Ice Breakers
Campus Lawns
Orientation groups get to know each other and review the Week of Welcome schedule.

6-7:30 p.m. Dinner with Orientation Leaders
Van Dyke Cafeteria

8 p.m. Comedian-Hypnotist, The Incredible Boris
Kennedy-Reedy Theatre, MCA
Boris Cherniak, an award-winning comedian-hypnotist, has entertained everyone from royalty to our troops overseas. Now he comes to Emory & Henry with a show sponsored by Emory Activities Board. The theatre will open at 7:45 p.m. Come early to get a good seat!

Sunday, August 26

6-9 a.m. Athletic Teams Practice

9 a.m. Emory United Methodist Church Breakfast Reception
Memorial Chapel (Optional)
Prior to the worship service, all students are invited to the Sanctuary to eat breakfast and chat with alumni, students, staff, and faculty who are active at Emory UMC.

9:30 a.m. Emory United Methodist Church Worship
Memorial Chapel (Optional)

10:30-11:50 a.m. Brunch in Van Dyke Cafeteria

10:30-11:50 a.m. Check Out Spiritual Life
Find Spiritual Life student leaders and the chaplains in the back of the cafeteria. Eat brunch together or stop by for a brief introduction to programs to help guide you on your faith journey.

11:50 a.m. Meet Orientation Groups at the Statues

12-12:25 p.m. Emory & Henry: You ArE Here
Kennedy-Reedy Theatre, MCA
Dean of Students Ryan Bowyer introduces core values, programs, and opportunities at Emory & Henry College.

12:30-1:10 p.m., 1:20-2 p.m., 2:10-2:50 p.m., 3-3:40 p.m. You ArE Here Rotations

  • Communication & Consent: E&H CARES (Campus Advocacy, Resources for Education, and Safety) leads a workshop to explore ways students can join the movement to address gender-based violence (stalking, dating/domestic violence, and sexual assault), Van Dyke Board of Visitors (BOV)
  • Destination NOW at WOW: Director of Career Services Amanda Gardner and Senior Admissions Counselor Fred George share the numerous opportunities an education from Emory & Henry College provides, Kennedy-Reedy Theatre, MCA
  • Incoming Class of 2018: Who Are You? Explore your identity as individuals—and as a class—through activities and discussion intended to celebrate unique perspectives and discover common ground, led by Director of Inclusion and Diversity Patricia Gonzalez and Assistant Director of Admissions Mila Le, Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall
  • Student Success Panel: Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Michael Puglisi will discuss academic integrity, followed by a student panel—hosted by Dean of Student Success Jolie Lewis and Director of Disability Services Jennifer Condon—that will address your most pressing questions as you begin this new chapter of your life! Black Box Theatre, MCA

4-6:30 p.m. Athletic Teams Practice

5-6:30 p.m. Dinner in Van Dyke Cafeteria

6:45 p.m. Meet Orientation Groups at the Duck Pond

7-8 p.m. Resident Advisor Meetings
Residence Halls
RAs lead meetings with their residents in their residence halls.

7-8 p.m. Commuter Student Reception
Copenhaver Lobby, MCA
Commuter students, please join President Jake Schrum, faculty, and staff for a meet-and-greet dessert social.

8:15 p.m. Playfair
Fred Selfe Stadium (Rain Location: King Center Gymnasium)
First-year or transfer, residential or commuter: It’s time for Playfair! It’s a favorite E&H experience that you will talk about for years to come.

9:30-11 p.m. Street Dance
Van Dyke Lawn

Monday, August 27

6-9:30 a.m. Athletic Teams Practice

7-9:30 a.m. Breakfast in Van Dyke Cafeteria

10 a.m. Meet Orientation Leaders at Statues

10:15-10:45 a.m. Academics at Emory & Henry
Kennedy-Reedy Theatre, MCA
Sit with your Transitions I class as you enter the MCA (advisor names are on your nametag), then Provost Dr. John Wells and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Michael Puglisi will present an introduction to the E&H academic experience.

11-11:45 a.m. Transitions I Information Session
Campus Classrooms
First-year students, join your Transitions I instructor for a mandatory pre-semester meeting. Orientation Leaders will help you get to the right place. (You can also find the location of your session in your Orientation folder).

11-11:45 a.m. Transfer Student Reception
Copenhaver Lobby, MCA
After first-year students leave for Transitions sessions, transfer students stay in the theatre for a brief introduction to tomorrow’s Service Plunge, then we’ll exit to the lobby for a Transfer Student Coffee & Cookies Reception with Vice President John Holloway, faculty, and staff.

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch in Van Dyke Cafeteria

12:50 p.m. Meet Orientation Groups at the Duck Pond

1-2 p.m. Getting Connected at Emory & Henry
Kennedy-Reedy Theatre, MCA
The Ampersand Center staff presents a 30-minute session about getting connected at Emory & Henry, followed by the Director of the Outdoor Program Jim Harrison, who will introduce opportunities to experience the outdoor wonders of Southwest Virginia.

2-5 p.m. Open Houses
Choose at least one of our Open Houses to attend this afternoon—Orientation Leaders will be able to take you to sessions as you leave the theater. Students who want to visit multiple Open Houses throughout the afternoon, please do! Staff and OLs can give you directions.

  • Ampersand Center: student employment, choosing majors, internships, etc. (Ampersand Center)
  • Appalachian Center for Civic Life: civic engagement, social change, service learning (Appalachian Center Lawn; rain location Chapel Fellowship Hall)
  • Army ROTC (Wiley 201)
  • Campus Recreation: intramurals, fitness, club sports, etc. (Village Community Center)
  • Emory Climate Collaborative: a student group for people who want to protect the planet (MS 240)
  • ID Center (Inclusion & Diversity Center)
  • Outdoor Program (Outdoor Program Building Parking Lot)
  • Study Abroad (MS 102)

3-6:30 p.m. Athletic Teams Practice

4-5:30 p.m. Scavenger Hunt (Optional)
Meet in front of Kelly Library
Solve clues in teams of 3-5 people to find sites around campus! Win gift certificates to the Merc!

5-6:30 p.m. Dinner in Van Dyke Cafeteria

6:30 p.m. Meet Orientation Groups at the Statues

6:30-7 p.m. Health Services Fair in Copenhaver Lobby of MCA

7-8:30 p.m. Are you Wasp Wise?
Kennedy-Reedy Theatre, MCA
Join guest speaker Dr. Linda Hancock for an interactive program that will reveal your “genetic temperament” and help you use that knowledge for success in academic and social situations. Audience participation using “clickers” will help you discover what you think other students do—and what they really do! Leave “Wasp Wise,” with a free t-shirt!

Tuesday, August 28

6-8 a.m. Athletic Teams Practice

7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast in Van Dyke Cafeteria

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Service Plunge
Fred Selfe Stadium (Rain Location: Kennedy-Reedy Theatre, MCA)
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to have fun making a difference! E&H is committed to making connections in the community, and it starts with the long-time tradition of Service Plunge. First-year students will serve with a community partner selected for your Transitions I classes. Transfer students go to other partner sites. Wear Service Plunge T-shirts and clothing appropriate for outdoor work.

12-2 p.m. Barbecue Picnic Lunch
Van Dyke Lawn (Rain Location: Van Dyke Cafeteria)

2-3 p.m. On-Campus Student Employment Information Meeting
MS 102
This session, open to all students interested in student employment (work study), will help you understand the process of getting an on-campus job.  Presented by Career Services and Human Resources.

2-4 p.m. Auditions for Choir, Band, and Music Ensembles
By appointment. Contact the music faculty for more information.

2-5 p.m. Athletic Teams Practice

2-5 p.m. Equine/Equestrian Information Meeting
Wiley Auditorium

  • 2-2:30 Work-study meeting for anyone interested in a position at the equestrian center
  • 2:30-3 Boarder meeting for all students boarding a horse at the equestrian center
  • 3-5 Equine Studies/Equestrian Team meeting: Mandatory for all equine students, equestrian team members, those in a riding class or anyone interested in learning more about riding classes or trying out for the team

3-4 p.m. Theatre Meeting
Black Box Theatre, MCA
For all new first-year and transfer students majoring in theatre, receiving theatre scholarships, or interested in helping with theatre productions.

4:30 p.m. Find Your Classes with OL’s (Optional)
Meet at the Duck Pond
Bring your schedule, and OLs will help you find class locations.

5:30 p.m Orientation Grand Finale Dinner
Van Dyke Cafeteria
Dress up for the final dinner of Week of Welcome, co-sponsored by Sodexo and Orientation, featuring Vice President for Student Life, Student Success and Inclusion John Holloway. Cafeteria will be reserved for new students only. After dinner, you will process to Memorial Chapel for a class photo and the Honor Code Ceremony.

6:45 p.m. Class Photograph
Memorial Chapel Lawn
(In the event of rain, we will take the picture inside the Chapel after the Honor Code Ceremony.)

7-8:30 p.m Honor Code Ceremony
Memorial Chapel Sanctuary
The Honor Code Ceremony is another long-standing tradition of Orientation. Featuring Dr. Rebecca Buchanan as the keynote speaker; Student Government Association presides. The ceremony ends with all new students signing the honor code book.

8:30-9:30 p.m. Emory UMC Ice Cream Social
Memorial Chapel Lawn (Rain Location: Fellowship Hall)
Hosted by the Emory United Methodist Church congregation

Wednesday, August 29—Classes Begin

7 p.m. Academic Convocation
Kennedy-Reedy Theatre, MCA
Celebrate the opening of the academic year at Emory & Henry College. This is mandatory for all first-year students. Students attending will receive Lyceum credit.

Friday, August 31

4 p.m-8 p.m. Global Street Fair
MCA Lawn
Join the Office of International Education for our fifth annual Global Street Fair, a free event featuring live music provided by headliner Marcel Portilla and karaoke with JGreat Entertainment, as well as international cuisine, activities, games, and a range of vendors that highlight international and local culture.