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2013 Orientation Schedule

Orientation 2013

SATURDAY, August 24, 2013

8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Main Quadrangle
WELCOME AND REGISTRATION
New students and parents pick up orientation information.

8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Residence Halls
MOVE IN
New students may move into their residence hall room. Proctors and Assistant Proctors will be on hand to assist new students.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LUNCH
McClurg Dining Hall, The Globe Cafe, and Stirling’s Coffee House will be open for meals to purchase.

Student Post Office (SPO) open for USPS, UPS and Fed-Ex pick-up.
Telecommunications open for student ID card photographs.
Health Services will be open to discuss health forms and insurance information.

STUDENT AFTERNOON SCHEDULE
1:30 p.m. at Residence Halls
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR AP GROUP
New students meet in residence hall common rooms for an introduction to AP groups and proceed to advisor meetings.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at classrooms listed in orientation folder
MEET WITH ADVISORS
New students, advisors, and Assistant Proctors will meet for an overview of Sewanee’s academic program, setting the stage for academic planning and course registration.

3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at Guerry Auditorium
YOUR EDUCATION: EXPLORING THE WORLD OF IDEAS
In this required session, the Dean of the College, University Provost, and student representatives describe some of the intellectual attractions available to you in a Sewanee education.

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. at various classrooms listed below
PRE-PROFESSIONAL ADVISING SESSIONS
This is an opportunity for new students considering Sewanee’s pre-professional curriculum to get detailed advice from faculty and students with regard to academic courses and co-curricular experiences.
Education: Carnegie 13
Pre-business: Gailor Auditorium
Pre-engineering: Woods Lab 216
Pre-law: Walsh-Ellett 210
Pre-med/health: Blackman Auditorium

5:30 p.m. at Residence Halls
GATHER WITH YOUR AP GROUP
New students meet in residence hall common rooms in AP groups and proceed to the Picnic on the Quad.


PARENT AFTERNOON SCHEDULE (all sessions are optional)
1:30 to 2:15 p.m. at various classrooms listed below
PRE-PROFESSIONAL ADVISING SESSIONS
This is an opportunity for parents who have new students considering Sewanee’s pre-professional curriculum to get detailed advice from faculty and students with regard to academic courses and co-curricular experiences.
Education: Carnegie 13
Pre-business: Gailor Auditorium
Pre-engineering: Woods Lab 216
Pre-law: Walsh-Ellett 210
Pre-med/health: Blackman Auditorium

2:30 to 3:15 p.m. at Convocation
UNDERSTANDING BILLING AND STUDENT ACCOUNTS
This will be a session led by the staff in the Treasurer’s Office to help parents understand how online billing works throughout the year.

3:30 to 4:15 p.m. at Convocation
FOCUS ON THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS OF YOUR STUDENT DURING THE FIRST YEAR
This will be a session led by the staff in Health Services, Counseling Services, and Sewanee Dining to showcase all of the ways the university works to support the health and wellness of Sewanee students.

4:30 to 6 p.m. at Clement Chen Hall
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S RECEPTION
John and Bonnie McCardell receive families of new students at Clement Chen Hall, the home of the vice-chancellor.

6 to 7 p.m. at Main Quadrangle
PICNIC SUPPER
Supper for the new students and their families with University staff.  Featuring the music of Sewanee’s own “Billy and the Good Ole Boys.” (Rain location: McClurg Hall).

7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at All Saints’ Chapel
PARENTS’ ORIENTATION SESSION I
Parents are invited to hear Eric Hartman, dean of students, preview the freshman year at Sewanee. Dr. David L. Spaulding, director of the University Counseling Services, will also address the parents.

7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Guerry Auditorium
WELCOME CLASS OF 2017 (students only)
This session for new students features current students and student life staff members who will share their experiences with Sewanee traditions and the role they play in building a welcoming and inclusive community.

9 to 10 p.m. at Residence Halls
FRESHMAN DORM MEETING (students only)
New students will meet with their dorm staff to get to know the staff in the hall and review residential life policies.

 

SUNDAY, August 25, 2013

Stirling’s Coffee House opens at 8 a.m. and remains open throughout the day.

8 a.m. at McClurg Dining Hall
WELCOME RECEPTION AND BREAKFAST
University Deans and members of the Sewanee Parents’ Council welcome all new students and parents with a full breakfast compliments of the Dean of Students Office.

9 to 10:15 a.m. at All Saints’ Chapel
THE UNIVERSITY CHAPEL SERVICE
The Rev. Thomas E. Macfie Jr., University Chaplain and Dean of All Saints' Chapel
All Saints’ Chapel is the University church and as such its ministry is ecumenical and its services are open to everyone. The services of worship in All Saints’ follow the usage of the Episcopal Church. Services are held at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. each Sunday the college is in session.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The University offices listed below are staffed to answer your questions.
Residential Life Office, Bishops Common, Suite 111
Financial Aid Office, Second Floor, Fulford Hall
Health Services, next to Emerald Hodgson Hospital
Student Accounts Office, Carnegie Hall, Room 8

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at All Saints’ Chapel
PARENTS’ ORIENTATION SESSION II
A panel discussion with students, members of the Sewanee Parents’ Council, and the Office of Career and Leadership Development reflecting on the first-year college experience. Members of the Student Life Cabinet will be available for questions and answers following the panel discussion.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Guerry Auditorium
THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY: ACADEMIC REGULATIONS AND THE HONOR CODE (students only)
In this required meeting for all new students, the associate dean of the college discusses the academic program (rules, regulations, responsibilities) and the chair of the Honor Council explains the meaning and implementation of the Honor Code.

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McClurg Hall
LUNCHEON
There is no charge for students on the meal plan. Parents are invited to have lunch compliments of the Dean of Students Office.

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cravens Hall
LEGACY LUNCHEON
Lunch for Sewanee legacies and their parents hosted by the Associated Alumni.

1 to 5 p.m.
Student Post Office (SPO) open for USPS, UPS and Fed-Ex pick-up.

1:15 to 2 p.m. at All Saints’ Chapel
THE VICE-CHANCELLOR’S WELCOME
Parents and new students are formally greeted by Dr. John McCardell, vice-chancellor.

2 p.m. at All Saints’ Chapel
CARILLON RECITAL
Music by John Bordley, professor of chemistry, playing the Leonidas Polk Memorial Carillon.

2 to 2:15 p.m. in the Main Quadrangle
New students and parents say their farewells.

2:15 p.m.
Parents depart campus

2:15 p.m.
AP GROUPS GATHER in the Quad to walk to designated locations throughout campus to discuss academic success.

2:45 to 5:30 p.m. at advisor’s office
ADVISING PERIOD I
New students should meet with their academic advisors regarding course selection; offices listed separately.

5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at McClurg Dining Hall
SUPPER WITH AP GROUPS
AP groups eat together before participating in the dean of students’ general information session.

7 to 8 p.m. at Guerry Auditorium
GENERAL INFORMATION SESSION
Essential information about student services and campus life, athletic and recreational opportunities, and social policies is presented during this period. Also, students are introduced to several members of the University administration with whom they are likely to have contact, including members of the Student Life Cabinet. The session is designed to be of importance to a student’s success at Sewanee.

8 to 9:30 p.m. at locations throughout campus
CHOICES 101
Come listen to upper-class students offer insight into maximizing your college opportunities while minimizing possible negative experiences.

9:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Residence Halls
REVIEW CHOICES 101 WITH AP GROUP
Freshmen meet in residence hall common rooms for a review of Choices 101 with dorm staff and peers.

MONDAY, August 26, 2013

7 to 9 a.m. at McClurg Dining Hall
BREAKFAST

8 a.m. to Noon at advisor’s office
ADVISING PERIOD II
New students should meet with their academic advisors regarding course selection; offices listed separately.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
COURSE REGISTRATION PERIOD I
New students register for their first course.

11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at lower level of the EQB building
STUDENT ID PHOTOS
Photographs for student ID cards may be taken any time during these hours as schedules permit. Students who submitted photos online over the summer do not need to take pictures at this time. 

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at McClurg Hall
LUNCH

1 to 2 p.m.
COURSE REGISTRATION PERIOD II
New students register for their second course.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
COURSE REGISTRATION PERIOD III
New students register for their third course.

4 to 5 p.m.
COURSE REGISTRATION PERIOD IV
New students register for their fourth course.


5 to 6:30 p.m. on Stringer Field behind Gorgas and Quintard Halls
SHRIMP BOIL AND MUSIC
Dinner and freshman class party. New students will gather with the Proctors and Assistant Proctors for a shrimp boil and music.  (Rain location: Upper Cravens)

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. throughout campus
CAMPUS TOUR WITH ASSISTANT PROCTORS
New students will learn where to go for their classes and learn about some unique places on campus.

7:30 to 8 p.m. at Guerry Auditorium
UNDERSTANDING YOUR STUDENT ACCOUNT
This will be a session led by the staff in the Treasurer’s Office to help students understand how to navigate student accounts and online billing throughout the year.

8 to 9 p.m. at Guerry Auditorium
SUSTAIN SEWANEE
Student leaders of Sewanee’s environmental groups lead this session for all new students on how to be good stewards of the Domain and become involved in the Sewanee environmental movement.
                                                   
9 to 10 p.m. at locations listed below
NEW STUDENT SURVEY at McClurg Dining Hall
All new students must report for the annual new student survey. Bring a blue or black pen and your student ID card.

10:15 p.m. at the Sewanee Union Theatre
FREE MOVIE
Come enjoy a free movie and free popcorn with the rest of the freshman class

TUESDAY, August 27, 2013

7 to 9 a.m. at McClurg Dining Hall
BREAKFAST

9:15 a.m. at All Saints’ Chapel
CLASS OF 2017 PICTURE
A picture of the class of 2017 taken in front of All Saints’ Chapel. Freshmen and other new students will receive a picture as a gift from the Associated Alumni. (In case of rain, the picture will be rescheduled.)

9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at All Saints’ Chapel
INDUCTION AND SIGNING OF THE SEWANEE HONOR CODE
Induction of new students to the University and signing of the Honor Code.

11 a.m. to noon at Main Quadrangle
STUDENT ACTIVITIES FAIR
Representatives of campus organizations and services are available to provide information and to answer questions about their group activities. Organized and sponsored by the Dean of Students Office. New students may sign up to take part in these organizations at this time. Refreshments provided. (In case of rain, the activities fair will be rescheduled.)

Noon to 1 p.m. at McClurg Dining Hall
LUNCH

1 to 2:30 p.m. at Guerry Auditorium
FINANCIAL AID MEETING
Mandatory meeting for all new students receiving any type of work or loan aid. Bring driver’s license with picture, original social security card, or passport (if available).

2:45 to 3:45 p.m. at Guerry Auditorium
PRESENTATION on the summer reading
A presentation by David Haskell on The Forest Unseen

4 to 4:45 p.m. at All Saints’ Chapel
LAUNCHING A NEW YEAR
Vice-Chancellor McCardell and community leaders welcome all students back to the Mountain for the new academic year.

4:45 to 6:30 p.m. at Main Quadrangle
COMMUNITY PICNIC
All new and returning students are invited to gather with faculty and staff for a picnic celebrating the Sewanee community.

7 to 8 p.m. at Guerry Auditorium
MAPPING YOUR FUTURE
In this required session, returning students share their experiences in using the Office of Career and Leadership Development

8 to 10 p.m. at University Theme Houses
OPEN HOUSE NIGHT
All new students are invited to walk through the university theme houses.

 

WEDNESDAY, August 28, 2013

8 a.m. at academic buildings
CLASSES AND LABS BEGIN

8 p.m. at Residence Halls
ALL DORM MEETING
All new and returning students are required to go to this meeting to review residential life policies and procedures for the year.

 

THURSDAY, August 29, 2013

1:30 p.m. at Blackman Auditorium, Woods Lab
LAB SAFETY CLASS
Attendance is mandatory for all new students enrolled in biology and/or chemistry. (Class is offered again on Friday, August 30th.)

9:30 pm at Residence Halls
YOUR SEWANEE REPUTATION (YSR!)
In this session, new students will meet in AP groups to discuss maintaining a positive lifestyle in Sewanee. Light refreshments will be served.

 

FRIDAY, August 30, 2013

1:30 p.m. at Blackman Auditorium, Woods Lab
LAB SAFETY CLASS
Attendance is mandatory for all new students enrolled in biology and/or chemistry.

Evening at advisors’ homes
DESSERT WITH ACADEMIC ADVISORS
New students enjoy dessert at the home of their academic advisor and reflect on their first week of classes.

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at TBA
OUTDOOR CONCERT
All students will gather at the lake to listen to a great band sponsored by The Board. (Rain location for the concert will be Cravens Hall.)

SATURDAY, August 31, 2013

6:30 to 9 p.m. at Mississippi Avenue
BLOCK PARTY!!!
All students are invited to a School Block Party sponsored by Residential Life and Student Activities Office.
(Rain location Cravens Hall)

 

SUNDAY, September 1, 2013

8 and 11 a.m. at All Saints’ Chapel
THE UNIVERSITY CHAPEL SERVICE
The Rev. Thomas E. Macfie Jr., University Chaplain and Dean of All Saints’ Chapel
All Saints’ Chapel is the University church and as such its ministry is ecumenical and its services are open to everyone. The services of worship in All Saints’ follow the usage of the Episcopal Church. Services are held at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. each Sunday the college is in session.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Bishop’s Common
PERIMETER TRAIL HIKE
Organized hike on the Perimeter Trail, sponsored by the Sewanee Outing Program. Preregistration required. Sign-up in the Outing Program Office, located in the Bishop’s Common. All are welcome.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Clement Chen Hall
SUNDAES ON SUNDAY
John and Bonnie McCardell welcome new students into their home for dessert and lively conversation.


MONDAY, September 2, 2013
6 to 8 p.m. at DuPont Library Lobby
LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE
Snacks!  Door prizes!  Library tips!  Meet your personal librarian!
Drop in at your convenience, relax, and have some fun: no rush, no shush!

8 to 9 p.m. at locations listed below
CHOICES 101: Sexual Health
Attendance is required for this session led by the Deans of Students and University Health Services staff.
Scientific Method and Systems & Logic LLCs:  Mary Sue Cushman Room, Women’s Center
Values & the Arts LLC:  Hearth Room, Bishops Common
Policy & Change LLC: Upper Cravens, Cravens Hall
Languages & Literature LLC:  Convocation Hall
Finding Your Place (FYP) course participants:  Blackman Auditorium, Woods Lab

THURSDAY, September 12, 2013

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bishop’s Common Hearth Room
POSTER SALE

FRIDAY, September 13, 2013

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bishop’s Common Hearth Room
POSTER SALE