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Orientation

 

Thursday, September 1, 2016
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 Cloud Commons, Common Grounds Coffeehouse and
the Phoenix Club, University Union
1:30 - 2:45pm Residence Hall Meetings/Commuter 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.
Residential students-see your RA for details/ Commuters- Special Events Room in the Kress Center
3:30 - 4:30pm Campus Welcome-
Officially begins Orientation and your college career!
Kress Events Center
4:30 - 5:15pm Small Group Sessions and Dinner MAC Hall and Cloud Commons
5:00- 7:00pm Dinner Cloud Commons and the Phoenix Club, University Union
6:15- 7:00pm Ice Cream Social Student Services Plaza
7:00 - 8:30pm The Painting of the Phoenix
Grab a paint roller and be a part of the inaugural 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
8:30-9:30pm Comedy City
Comedy Improv group with audience participation.
Phoenix Rooms, University Union
7:00-11:00pm Free Games at the Phoenix Club
Play free games (video games, table games, board games).
Phoenix Club, University Union
Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Time Event Location (Map)
8:00am Morning Run-
Meet up for a morning run.
Meet at the Kress Events Center front desk
8:30am GPS Welcome and Introduction to Program
(GPS Students Only)
Christie Theatre
9:00 - 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
12:00-1:00pm Red and Blue Groups go to Lunch

Green and Yellow Groups meet up their First Year Seminar professors
The Marketplace, Common Grounds Coffeehouse

See schedule for location
1:10-2:00pm Red and Blue Groups meet up with their First Year Seminar professors

Green and Yellow Groups go to Lunch
See schedule for location

The Marketplace, Common Grounds Coffeehouse
2:00pm GPS How to College
(For GPS Students Only)
Mary Ann Cofrin Hall 105-113
2:00-2:45pm "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 universi ty ’s theatre productions.
Mary Ann Cofrin Hall 103
3:00-5:00pm GPS Know Your Resources
(For GPS Students Only)
Christie Theatre

2:45-3:30pm

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

Mary Ann Cofrin Hall 103

3:30-4:15pm "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

4:00pm

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!

Phoenix Rooms, University Union

4:15-5:00pm

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.

Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 103

5:00-7:00pm Dinner and Yard Games Cloud Commons and Phoenix Park, 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
7:30-9:30pm Nerdology-Trivia
Get a team together or join one when you show up for this interactive pop-culture trivia show: a mix of awesome games and trivia interspersed with fun audience interactions. Play to win prizes and test your knowledge!
Phoenix Rooms, University Union
9:30-12:00am FOCUS GB Jam
Get your groove on at this blacklight dance!
Phoenix Club, University Union
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
Time Event Location (Map)
10:00-1:00pm Brunch Cloud Commons, University Union
10:00-12:00pm Finding your Classroom #1
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
12:00-1:30pm Open Houses
Grab some puppy chow, meet some amazing people, and learn about campus resources for all students.
University Union: American Intercultural Center, Pride Center,
Student Govt Offices
12:00-2:00pm Finding your Classroom #2
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
12:00-2:00pm Climbing Wall Kress Events Center
1:00pm Variety Show Final Rehearsal-
Variety Show participants, it's final rehearsal time!
Phoenix Rooms, University Union
1:00-2:00pm Arboretum Tours
Get a tour of the miles of Arboretum trails surrounding campus.
Meet outside The Phoenix Bookstore in the University Union
2:00-3:45pm Phoenix Scavenger Hunt or "That Thing Where you Run 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
3:30-6:30pm Games in the Park Phoenix Park
4:30-6:00pm Dinner Cloud Commons, University Union
7:00-8:30pm Variety Show-Bring your Raffle Tickets!
Come cheer for your fellow
students (or better yet, participate)! Win some awesome prizes!
Phoenix Rooms, University Union
8:30-11:30pm Laser Tag
Show up in teams or individually, equipment will be provided.
Kress Center Turf Gym