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Orientation 2018 - Schedule Subject to Change

 

Sunday, September 2, 2018
Time
Event
Location (Map)
8:30 - 12:00pm New Student Residence Hall Move-In Residence Life
10:00am-1:30pm Lunch- (University Union) Dining/Pass Points, cash, or credit cards accepted Cloud Commons, Common Grounds Coffeehouse and
the Phoenix Club, University Union
2:00 - 3:15pm Residence Hall Meetings/Commuter Student Meeting/Transfer Student Meeting
Freshmen living on campus must attend a hall meeting at this time. Meet your Resident Assistant and neighbors. Commuters will have the opportunity to meet with Ambassadors who commute to find out the best times to find parking and learn how to really connect with campus while living off. Transfer students will meet with Ambassadors who are also Transfer students and learn how to really connect with campus.
Residential students-see your RA for details/ Commuters- Phoenix Rooms in the University Union, Transfers - Phoenix C, University Union
3:30 - 4:15pm Campus Welcome Rally
Phoenix Park
4:15 - 5:00pm Dinner - Picnic Phoenix Park
5:00- 6:00pm Small group sessions Various locations around campus
6:00- 6:45pm Ice Cream Social Student Services Patio
7:00 - 8:00pm The Painting of the Phoenix
Grab a paint roller and be a part of the painting of the Phoenix. We are going to paint a 75'x75' Phoenix in the middle of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Circle.
Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Circle
7:00-11:00pm Free Games at the Phoenix Club
Play free games (video games, table games, board games).
Phoenix Club, University Union
8:00-9:00pm Comedy City
Comedy Improv group with audience participation.
Phoenix Rooms, University Union
Monday, September 3, 2018 - Labor Day
Time Event Location (Map)
8:00am Morning Run-
Meet up for a morning run.
Meet at the Kress Events Center front desk
8:00 - 10:00am Breakfast
Cloud Commons, University Union
10:15 - 12:00pm Sex Signals
An innovative, interactive, theatrical (and did we mention comedic!?) program. Win prizes!
Phoenix Rooms, University Union
12:00-1:30pm Lunch The Marketplace, Common Grounds Coffeehouse
1:30-4:15pm Community Service Project:
1:30-1:45  Load Buses (MACH Circle)
1:45-2:15  Travel to Drop Off Site
2:15-4:00  Project
4:00-5:30  Tailgate/Picnic
See schedule for location

5:00-7:00pm Dinner Cloud Commons, University Union
5:00-10:30pm Free Games in the Phoenix Club
Play free games (video games, table games, board games)
Phoenix Club, University Union
6:00-7:00pm 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
7:30-10:30pm Casino Night and Karaoke
Casino games, karaoke, Bingo and more! Use your "winnings" to buy raffle tickets for fabulous prizes!
Phoenix Rooms, University Union
10:30-12:00am FOCUS GB Jam
Get your groove on at this blacklight dance!
Phoenix Club, University Union
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Time Event Location (Map)
7:30-8:45am Breakfast Cloud Commons, University Union
9:00-10:00am Convocation Weidner Center
10:00am- 1:30pm GPS Welcome & Orientation (Red and Blue Groups) Phoenix Rooms, University Union
10:00-10:30am "Theatre Opportunities for the Non-Theatre Major"
Interested in theatre production but not a theatre major? No problem! This session will tell you how to get involved in the university's theatre productions.
Christie Theatre, University Union
10:30-11:00am "Study Abroad Opportunities"
Interested in studying abroad during your time at UWGB? This session will explain how to make that happen!
Christie Theatre, University Union
11:00-11:30am "Student Employment 101 - Working While Attending College"
Interested in working an on-campus job? See what's available and learn how to secure that job.
Christie Theatre, University Union
11:30am-12:00pm "Keys to Financial Success in College"
Learn about budgeting, building a solid credit history, and avoid identity theft and scams.
Christie Theatre, University Union
12:00-12:30pm "Get to Know the Library"/Student Success Center
Learn how to navigate the Library in 30 minutes! A must-learn skill for those term papers coming up.
Cofrin Library - 3rd Floor Circulation Desk
12:30-1:30pm Green and Yellow Lunch Cloud Commons, University Union
1:30-2:30pm Red and Blue GPS Lunch
Cloud Commons, University Union
1:30-2:30pm Yellow and Green with Seminars Various Campus Locations
2:30-6:00pm GPS Sessions Continue Phoenix Rooms, University Union
2:45-4:00pm Find Your Classrooms
Bring your class schedule and get help finding your classrooms from the Student Ambassadors. Tours leave every 15 minutes.
Meet in the Student Life Office, University Union
4:00-6:00pm Variety Show Final Rehearsal-
Variety Show participants, it's final rehearsal time!
Christie Theatre, University Union
4:00-7:00pm Dinner Cloud Commons, University Union
7:00-8:45pm Variety Show-Bring your Raffle Tickets!
Come cheer for your fellow
students (or better yet, participate)! Win some awesome prizes!
Phoenix Rooms, University Union
8:45-11:00pm Outdoor Movie
Phoenix Park