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Orientation

 

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Time
Event
Location (Map)
8:30 - 12:00pm New Student Residence Hall Move-In Residence Life
10:00am - 1:00pm Lunch- (University Union) Dining/Pass Points, cash, or credit cards accepted The Marketplace in Leona Cloud Commons, Common Grounds Coffeehouse, the Grille, and the Phoenix Club
1:30 - 2:45pm Residence Hall Meetings/Commuter Student Meeting
Freshman living on campus must attend a hall meeting at this time. Meet your Resident Assistant and neighbors; learn information about housing policies and services. Commuter students will learn how to get involved with all the exciting campus life activities.
Residential students-see your RA for details/ Commuters- Phoenix B, University Union
3:30 - 4:30pm Campus Welcome-
Officially begins Orientation and your college career!
Kress Events Center
4:30 - 6:30pm Small Group Sessions and Dinner (FOCUS Funded) MAC Hall and Cloud Commons
6:15- 7:00pm Ice Cream Social Student Services Plaza
7:00 - 8:00pm Comedy City-
Comedy Improv group with audience participation.
Phoenix Rooms, University Union
7:00-11:00pm Free Games at the Phoenix Club
Phoenix Club, University Union
8:30-10:00pm The Games of the Phoenix
Lawn games, basketball, volleyball, snacks and music. Bring your own cups for beverages.
Residence Life Basketball Area
Monday, August 31, 2015
Time Event Location (Map)
8:00am Morning Run-
Meet up with Cross Country Coach Mike Kline and other fellow students for a run around the arboretum.
Meet at the Kress Events Center front desk
8:00 - 10:00am Breakfast
Dining/Pass Points, cash, or credit cards accepted.
Cloud Commons, University Union
10:15 - 12:00pm Phoenix Scavenger Hunt-"That Thing Where You Go Around and Get Free Stuff"
Learn your way around campus in this exciting and interactive scavenger hunt. Find free prizes along the way and receive a FREE T-SHIRT for completing the quest!
Start in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union
12:00-1:00pm Red and Blue Groups go to Lunch (FOCUS-funded)

Green and Yellow Groups meet up their First Year Seminar professors
Cloud Commons, University Union

Your classroom
1:10-2:00pm Red and Blue Groups meet up with their First Year Seminar professors

Green and Yellow Groups go to Lunch (FOCUS-funded)
Cloud Commons, University Union

Your classroom
2:00-5:00pm Bay Beach Trip
Hop on a free shuttle bus nearby Bay Beach. Bring a little cash for a lot of afternoon fun! Ride the Zippin Pippin rollercoaster for $1 and other rides for just 25 cents a ticket!
Shuttle bus from the Community Center
3:00-4:30pm Finding Your Classrooms
Bring your class schedule and get help finding your classrooms from the Student Ambassadors.
Tours leave every 15 minutes.
Office of Student Life, University Union
3:00-4:00pm Arboretum Tours
Get a tour of the miles of Arboretum trails surrounding campus.
Meet Outside The Phoenix Bookstore in the University Union
3:00-3:45pm "Theatre Opportunities for the Non-Theatre Major"
Interested in theatre production but you are not a theatre major? No problem! This session wil tell you how to get involved in the university's theatre productions.
1965 Room, University Union

4:00-4:45pm

"Study Abroad Opportunities"
Interested in studying abroad during your time at UWGB? This session will explain how to make that happen!

1965 Room, University Union

4:00pm

Variety Show Rehearsal and Planning
Have some fun by participating in our traditional variety show. We take all types of variety. Everyone who performs receives a prize!

Christie Theatre, University Union

5:00-7:00pm Dinner Outdoors: Walking Tacos, nachos and more
DJ, outdoor games, and ice cream. Dining Points or cash accepted.
Phoenix Park, Rain site: Cloud Commons
5:00-10:30pm Free Games in the Phoenix Club
Play free games (video games, table games, board games)
Phoenix Club, University Union
7:30-10:30pm Casino Night (and Karaoke)
Casino games, karaoke and more! Use your "winnings" to buy raffle tickets for fabulous prizes!
Phoenix Rooms, University Union
10:30-1:00am FOCUS GB Jam
Blacklight dance
Phoenix Club, University Union
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Time Event Location (Map)
8:00-10:00am Breakfast
Dining Points, Pass Points, or cash accepted
The Marketplace in Leona Cloud Commons, University Union
10:30-12:00pm Clue-
Great at solving mysteries and taking on challenges? Join us in the area in front of the bookstore for a morning of mystery and fun. Groups of 4-8 will compete for a chance to receive prizes. Don't have a group? No worries, we have you covered.
Outside Bookstore, University Union
11:30-1:00pm Lunch (FOCUS Funded) The Maketplace, Common Grounds Coffeehouse, University Union
1:00-2:45pm Sex Signals
An innovative , interactive, theatrical (and did we mention comedic!?) program. Win prizes!
Phoenix Rooms, University Union
3:00pm Variety Show Rehearsal-
Variety Show participants, it's final rehearsal time!
Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center
3:00-4:30pm Open Houses
Mix your own Chex Mix, meet some amazing people and learn about campus resources for all students.
AIC, Pride Center, Student Govt Offices, University Union
3:00-3:45pm "Around the Library in 45 Minutes"
Learn how to navigate the library in 45 minutes! A must-learn skill for those term papers coming up.
Cofrin Library, 3rd Floor Circulation Desk
4:00 - 4:45pm "Student Employment 101: Working While Attending College"
Interested in working an on-campus job, see what's available and how to secure that job.
1965 Room, University Union
4:00-6:00pm Climbing Wall Kress Events Center
4:30-6:00pm Dinner
Dining Points, Pass Points, or cash accepted
The Marketplace, The Grille, Erbert and Gerbert's, Common Grounds Coffeehouse, The Phoenix Club, University Union
7:00-8:30pm Variety Show
Come cheer for your fellow students (or better yet participate!). Win some awesome prizes!
Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center
8:30pm Film: Pitch Perfect 2
Outdoor Drive-Inn movie with a corn roast! Watch in your vehicle or bring chairs and a blanket.
Phoenix Park, MAC Parking Lot
All Day Shorewood Golf Course-
Grab your clubs and head out for buck-a-hole golf (with student ID).
Shorewood Golf Course
All Day Disc Golf Course-
Ever try Disc Golf? We have a beautiful 9-hole course on the "front lawn" of campus.
All Around Campus
All Day Kress Events Center -
Basketball, swimming, volleyball, swimming, racquetball, and badminton, plus, there are tennis courts adjacent to the Kress Center. 
Kress Events Center
All Day Arboretum Trail -
Gorgeous 4.1 mile path around campus and is always open for jogging, biking, walking, or photographing. Take some time to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.
All Around Campus