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Fall 2014 Orientation Schedule - First Year Students

 

Welcome to 2014 orientation for first year students. Residence hall move-in is on Thursday, August 21st, required orientation activities begin on Friday, August 22nd, and the first day of fall semester classes is on Monday, August 25th.

Friday, August 15

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Early Arrival for Men’s Soccer, Volleyball,  First CLAS, The SOIL Project, and iFOCUS Program – Check-in will begin in Riley Campus Center. You need to check-in here before going to your residence hall. Review your letter from your coach or program director for more details.

3:30 p.m. Welcome Session for Early Arrival Students and Parents/Family – Melrose Hall - Linfield College staff will welcome new students and parents/family in Ice Auditorium. Students will stay for a portion of the program and parents will stay a bit longer.

Sunday, August 17

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Early Arrival for Football, Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, Women's Soccer, and Cheerleading - Check-in will begin in Riley Campus Center. You need to check-in here before going to your residence hall. Review your letter from your coach for more details.

3:30 p.m. Welcome Session for Early Arrival Students and Parents/Family – Melrose Hall - Linfield College staff will welcome new students and parents/family in Ice Auditorium. Students will stay for a portion of the program and parents will stay a bit longer.

Thursday, August 21

Please note: For students moving into residence halls there is no meal service today. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Check-in at Fred Meyer LoungeRiley Campus Center
- This is the first and most important stop of the process so make sure this the first place you go as you begin your move-in. Here you will pick up your Student ID card and other information appropriate to the start of the school year. To make the process go smoothly please make sure you have uploaded a photo so we can create your ID card before you arrive.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. After Check-in, Residence Hall Move-In - If you will live in a residence hall or campus apartment you can go to your assigned hall and move in. Members of Linfield's Greek organizations will be available to assist you with moving.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. International Student Orientation - A special orientation session for international students from other countries. This mandatory session will cover immigration, safety, strategies for academic success, and other topics important to international students. Invitations, room locations, and schedule for the day will be provided to all required attendees by the International Programs Office.

3-5 p.m. Reception & Solutions StationsRiley Campus Center - This optional reception is a chance for you and your family to enjoy light refreshments and meet representatives from a variety of administrative offices, who will be on hand to answer questions.

7:30 p.m. Cat CampMemorial Stadium (Football Stadium) - Join us for an evening of learning about Linfield College, our traditions, and quirks. Students and parents are welcome. Wear your Wildcat gear!

Friday, August 22

Please note: All events from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. are for you and all guests who have joined you, unless otherwise noted.

7-9 a.m. Breakfast for Students on the Meal Plan Dillin Hall - If you are on the meal plan, this is your first scheduled meal. Please bring your ID card to this (and all) meals.  Parents and family are welcome to join you and pay on a cash basis.

8-11 a.m. Information Station – Walker Courtyard - Have a question or need directions? Look for the information table in the courtyard between Walker Hall and Dillin Hall (the dining commons).

9-10 a.m. New Student Convocation and Welcome to Linfield –  Physical Education Building, Wilson Gym - This event is the traditional opening ceremony celebrating the new academic year. Join faculty, staff and current students during this event that marks your transition to the Linfield community. Stuart Firestein, author of the 2014 Common Read assignment, will be giving the Convocation Address. Family is encouraged to attend.

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Colloquium Class - You and your parents will meet with your faculty advisor and peer advisor to learn about Colloquium. (Please bring your Orientation and Academic Advising guide and any other advising materials.) You will meet in an assigned room, the location of which will be posted online on the Colloquium website.

12-6 p.m. Give N' Go Garage Sale (12-2 p.m. with Linfield ID Only) Corner of Booth Bend Rd and Hwy 99; parking across the street.  The Give N' Go Garage sale offers new and returning students the opportunity to purchase slightly used goods at garage sale prices while supporting Linfield's sustainability effort. Students and community members alike will find second-hand mini fridges, bikes, appliances, microwaves, clothing, electronics and more!

12:30-2 p.m. Lunch Dillin Hall - You and all your family and other guests are welcome to enjoy a complImentary lunch. Your ID card will allow you entry and tickets for your guests will be available when you check in on Thursday.

2-3:30 p.m. Colloquium Class (Students) - You will meet with your advisors in your assigned Colloquium rooms. 

2-3:30 p.m. Being a Great College Parent (Family) Physical Education Building, Wilson Gym - This information session for parents and others who have joined you will include remarks by Linfield College staff and a chance for parents to ask questions.

3:30-4 p.m. Goodbyes Meet at your residence hall- It's time for a last get-together with family and friends. Commuter students can meet at the fountain between Riley Campus Center and Walker Hall. Now is a good time to say goodbye - at least for a while.

4 p.m. Class Picture – Commencement Green (by Melrose Hall) - Join all of your classmates for a group photo in the shape of the Linfield “L”. Don’t miss out on being part of the class picture!

4:30 p.m. Student Information Sessions Various Locations - These sessions will be your chance to learn more about your Linfield days from currently enrolled students. Your Colloquium class will share more details about the location of the event.

5:30-7 p.m. Dinner with your Peer Advisor - Dinner will be served in Dillin. You will dine with your peer advisor and fellow members of your Colloquium class.

7:30 p.m. Student Life Meeting Meet in Wilson Gym - All new students will attend this meeting. Following this meeting, students living on campus in residence halls or apartments will have other organized activities.

Saturday, August 23

8-10 a.m. Light snack for those taking placement tests Fred Meyer Lounge - If you want something to eat prior to your placement test (highly recommended), please stop by Fred Meyer Lounge for a muffin, fruit and juice. Once the dining hall opens at 10, this station will not be available.

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Give N' Go Garage Sale - Corner of Booth Bend Rd and Hwy 99; parking across the street.  The Give N' Go Garage sale offers new and returning students the opportunity to purchase slightly used goods at garage sale prices while supporting Linfield's sustainability effort. Students and community members alike will find second-hand mini fridges, bikes, appliances, microwaves, clothing, electronics and more!

9-11 a.m. Language Placement Exams - The details of placement exams will be discussed at the Friday afternoon Colloquium meeting. Exam locations:

French:  Walker 302
German:  Walker 301
Japanese:  Walker 304
Spanish:  Ice Auditorium

9 a.m. English Language and Culture Program Written and Oral Assessment – Walker Hall Room 203 - An assessment of your written and oral proficiency in English will be conducted if English is not your first language.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dining Hall open for students on the meal plan – Dillin Hall - For weekend meals, the dining hall is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the meal plan you are required to use the first semester allows you unlimited access to Dillin Hall and the food services (retail items and to-go items excluded from the unlimited service). You may come and go as you please during the weekend hours.

12:15-1:30 p.m. Colloquium meetings - You will meet in the regular Colloquium class room with your Peer Advisor.

1:30 p.m. "C.A.T.S." - Consent Awareness Training Squad - C.A.T.S. is a group of trained peer health educators who will lead presentations on reducing the risks of sexual misconduct including topics of active by-standing, low risk alcohol use and campus support and reporting options.

3-5 p.m. McMinnville Downtown - The McMinnville Downtown Association invites you to spend time in the heart of McMinnville. Special coupons will be available to use in all Association membership locations, and transportation will be available (but it's a short walk so don't use the shuttle!).

4:30-5:30 p.m. Pre-nursing information Session – Graf Hall Room 101 - Students interested in studying nursing at Linfield should attend this session.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Business Department information session – TJ Day Hall Room 108 - Students considering majors offered by the Business department should attend this session. Majors offered include: Accounting, Finance, International Business, Marketing, & Management. Students considering minors in Management, or Sport Management, should also attend this session.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Music Department ReceptionVivian A. Bull Music Center - Please join the music faculty in our beautiful Delkin Recital Hall to learn about the many opportunities to participate in music at Linfield College. Learn about various ensembles, and about taking applied lessons in piano, voice and many other instruments. Tour the music building and learn about all the opportunities at Linfield to study music. Students planning to pursue a music major or minor can ask questions about music theory placement and the course of study.

5 p.m. Dinner Meal Service BeginsDillin Hall

7:30 p.m. Comedy Sports
Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall - Come laugh it up as a group of talented comedians perform live improv comedy.

Sunday, August 24

9 a.m. Optional Worship Service - Oak Grove near Melrose Hall - You are invited to join the Chaplain's Team for a time of worship.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. First Year Student Individual Advising in ColloquiumFaculty Offices - This is the time to finalize your schedule, get to know your advisor better, and ask more questions.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dillin Hall open

2 p.m. Information Sessions - All Information Sessions will be in Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall. Scheduled to repeat so you can attend each session without missing your individual advising session.

2-2:30 p.m. Study Abroad - Learn about international semester-long study opportunities, and about the exciting and varied January Term programs.
2:40-3:10 p.m. Work Study and Other Employment - Find out about on-campus and off-campus jobs, and tips on gaining meaningful employment while at Linfield.
3:20-3:50 p.m. Study Abroad (session repeats)
4-4:30 p.m. Work Study and Other Employment (session repeats)

4-5 p.m. Student Involvement Fair IM Field Open Space - Linfield has a wide variety of clubs and organizations – academic, service, spiritual, and social organizations are available. Some clubs are sponsored by the Associated Students of Linfield College. Representatives from Greek organizations, club sports, intramurals, Residence Life leadership, and other programs will all be available to share information with you.

5 p.m. Dinner Meal Service Begins - Dillin Hall

6:45 p.m. Meet in Colloquium Rooms

7:30 p.m. "Welcome to the Time of Your Life" Wilson Gym - Dr. Will Keim will challenge you to become actively involved in your education in and out of the classroom. Dr. Keim is a frequent visitor to Linfield. “I want to inspire students,” says Dr. Keim, “to start their campus careers with enthusiasm and armed with the tools for success.”

9 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings

Monday, August 25

Classes Begin

6:30 p.m. First regular meeting of Colloquium Class - Colloquium meets on Mondays during the semester. Your faculty advisor and peer advisor will have more details about the Colloquium class schedule.

Tuesday, August 26

7 p.m. Ice Cream Social and Game Night IM Field Open Space - Sponsored by the Associated Students of Linfield College (ASLC) and the Linfield Activities Board (LAB).

Wednesday, August 27

9 p.m. Comedian Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall -  LAB brings a wide variety of events and activities to the college for students to enjoy. Come and enjoy the comedian in the Ice Auditorium of Melrose Hall.

Thursday, August 28

3-5 p.m. DIVE Fair – Walker Hall Patio - Discover Internships, Volunteering & Employment - Explore opportunities to gain experience through an internship, volunteer opportunity, work study, or part-time off-campus job. Connect with recruiters from regional businesses, local non-profits and campus departments! Brought to you by Career Development and Community Engagement & Service.

9 p.m. Cat Cab Fred Meyer Lounge - Join us for the first Cat Cab of the year. Every week LAB holds a concert in the Fred Meyer Lounge of Riley Campus Center. Some weeks we bring in a professional group of musicians and other weeks it is your fellow students performing on stage.

Friday, August 29

7 p.m. Professional Cat Cab – IM Field Open Space

Saturday, August 30

9 p.m. Movie – Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall

Sunday, August 31

10 a.m. Hike at Silver Creek Falls

If you have any questions about the orientation program please email us at orientation@linfield.edu.