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Winter Orientation

 

January 30 - February 4, 2014

 

 

 

 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

1:00 – 3:00pm

Arrival and Check-In: Larsen Student Union

Pick-up your Orientation Packet, Student ID Cards, Residence Life Keys, etc.

Larsen Student Union 2nd Floor

   

1:00 – 4:00pm

Residential Students move into Apartment/Residence Hall

   

3:00 – 4:00pm

Optional Campus Tour

Leaving from Larsen Student Union 2nd Floor

   

4:00 – 5:00pm

Optional Meet and Greet for Students and Families

Larsen Student Union – Fireplace Alcove

   

5:00 – 6:00pm

Complimentary Dinner at Lottie Nelson Dining Hall

Students and Families – look for designated seating areas (far left of Dining Room)

   

6:30 – 7:30pm

Opening Session & Worship and Prayer of Dedication for Students and Families

Boyer 137 - Parmer Cinema

   

8:00 – 10:00pm

Evening Social Time / Make Your Own Sundae

The LOFT Great Room

 

 

Friday, January 31

 

7:00 – 8:00am

Breakfast

Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, 2nd floor Eisenhower Campus Center

   

9:00 – 9:40am

Education Messiah Style

Dr. Randy Basinger, Provost, Messiah College

Boyer 137 - Parmer Cinema

   

9:40 – 10:00am

Computing Services

Chad Keene, Assnt Manager of Student Technology Services

Boyer 137 - Parmer Cinema

   

10:00 – 10:15am

Break & Hello from Multicultural Programs

Representative from Multicultural Programs

Boyer 137 - Parmer Cinema

   
10:15-10:30am

Chapel at Messiah

Evie Telfer, Assoc College Pastor

Boyer 137 - Parmer Cinema

   

10:30 – 11:15am

Overview of Academic Policies, Curriculum and Academic Support Programs

Dr. Erin Boyd-Soisson, Director of Academic Advising

Boyer 137 - Parmer Cinema

   

11:15 – 12:00pm

Individual Academic Advising & Schedule Adjustments

Dr. Erin Boyd-Soisson, Director of Academic Advising

Carrie Widdowson, Associate Registrar

Boyer 237 Computer Lab

   

12:00 – 1:00pm

Lunch

Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, 2nd floor Eisenhower Campus Center

1:00 – 2:00pm

Introduction and Orientation to Library

Michael Rice, Librarian/Electronic Resources Coordinator

Murray Library

   

2:00 – 5:00pm

Free Time

Purchase books and visit misc. campus offices while they are open

   

3:30 – 5:00pm

Language Placement Test (Recommended)

Boyer 130 - Classroom

   

5:00 – 6:00pm

Dinner

Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, 2nd floor Eisenhower Campus Center

   

8:00 – 10:00pm

SAB's "Minute To Win It" Game

Larsen Student Union

 

 

Saturday, February 1

 

7:00 – 8:00am

Breakfast

Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, 2nd floor Eisenhower Campus Center

   

10:30 – 11:15am

Living in Community

Tim Ferrett, Bittner Residence Director

The LOFT Great Room

   

11:15 – 11:45am

Health, Safety and Campus Services Information

The LOFT Great Room

   
12:00 - 12:30pm

Lunch

Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, 2nd floor Eisenhower Campus Center

   

12:30 – 5:00pm

Off-Campus Service Project

Meet at the Eisenhower Circle

   

5:00 – 6:00pm

Dinner

Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, 2nd floor Eisenhower Campus Center

   
7:00 - 10:00pm

Bowling at Trindle Bowl, Mechanicsburg, PA

Meet at the LOFT Great Room

   

Sunday, February 2

 

Day is FREE!

Free time meeting roommates or preparing for the first day of classes, etc. 

   

 

Morning Worship

See Church Database - http://www.messiah.edu/ministries/Church/

   

Monday, February 3

 

 

 

8:00am Classes Begin
   

Tuesday, February 4

 

 2:30 - 5:00pm

Student Opportunities Fair

Larsen Student Union

This is a great opportunity to learn about clubs, groups and organizations to get involved in on campus.

   

 

Campus Offices are open Thursday and Friday to assist new and transfer students:

    THE CAMPUS STORE               ext. 3049          9:00am – 4:00pm

    THE TEXTBOOK EXPRESS         ext. 3051          9:00am – 4:00pm

    ENGLE HEALTH CENTER           ext. 6035           8:00am – 5:00pm

    FINANCIAL AID OFFICE           ext. 6007           8:30am – 4:30pm

    ITS (SCS)                              ext. 3333           8:00am – 5:00pm

    FALCON EXCHANGE (tuition      ext. 6052           8:00am - 4:00pm

    accounts, ID cards, parking)                

    CAMPUS POST OFFICE            ext. 6026           9:30am  -4:00pm

   

 

If you have any questions about Winter Orientation, please call the Student Involvement & Leadership Programs Office at (717)796-5240 or e-mail us at: SILP@messiah.edu.

The Student Involvement & Leadership Programs Office is located in the Larsen Student Union.

 

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