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Orientation New Student Orientation Schedule

Welcome to New Student Orientation 2018!

As a new student at Linfield College, we are excited to welcome you to campus for the Fall 2018 semester. We are committed to providing resources and assistance that will help you transition into the Linfield College experience. Course schedules, full academic calendars, finals schedules and other academic information can be found by visiting the Registrar web pages.

Following is an overview of New Student Orientation activities.  Attendance at 2018 New Student Orientation is required for all new students.  Tentative, individual sessions subject to change.

Wednesday, August 22

Please note: All new international students must arrive by noon on August 22.

Thursday, August 23

Please note: For students moving into campus housing, there is no meal service today. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
9 a.m.-3 p.m.   Check-in at Fred Meyer Lounge, Riley Campus Center   Students
9 a.m.-3 p.m.   After Check-in, Move In to Campus Housing   Students
10 a.m.-4 p.m.   International Student Orientation (Mandatory)   International Students
12:30 p.m.   Family Orientation for Spanish-Speaking Families (Invitation Only)   Students and Families
3-5:45 p.m.   Information Sessions   Students and Families
7:30 p.m.   Cat Camp, Memorial (football) Stadium   Students and Families

Friday, August 24

Please note: All events from 9:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 24, are for students and their guests, unless otherwise noted.  
7-9 a.m.   Breakfast for Students on the Meal Plan, Dillin Hall   Students (Families welcome; pay on a cash basis)
8-9:30 a.m.   Check-in, Walker Courtyard   Commuting Students
8-11 a.m.   Information Station, Walker Courtyard   Students and Families
9:30-10:30 a.m.   New Student Convocation and Welcome to Linfield, Health, Human Performance and Athletics (HHPA) Building, Wilson Gym   Students and Families
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   Colloquium Class   Students and Families
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   Orientation for Transfer Students with more than 60 transferable credits, Renshaw Computer Lab   Transfer Students and Families
12:30-2 p.m.   Lunch, Dillin Hall   Students and Families
12:30-2 p.m.   Solution Stations   Students and Families
2:30-4 p.m.   Colloquium Class   Students
2:30-4 p.m.   Being a Great College Parent/Family, Health, Human Performance and Athletics (HHPA) Building, Wilson Gym   Parents and Family of all New Students
4-4:30 p.m.   Good-byes   Students and Families
4:30 p.m.   Class Picture, Commencement Green by Melrose Hall   Students
5-7 p.m.   Dinner with Your Colloquium Class   Students
7-9 p.m.   Student Life Meeting and Activity, Health, Human Performance and Athletics (HHPA) Building, Wilson Gym   Students

Saturday, August 25

8-10 a.m.   Light snack for those taking placement tests, Walker Hall    
9-11 a.m.   Language Placement Exams, various locations    
9 a.m.   English Language and Culture Program Written and Oral Assessment, Walker Hall Room 203    
10 a.m.-8 p.m.   Dillin Hall open for students on the meal plan, Dillin Hall    
1-2:15 p.m.   Colloquium Class    
2:15-3:15 p.m.   "C.A.T.S." - Consent Awareness Training Squad    
4:30-5:30 p.m.   Academic Information Sessions, various topics and locations    
5 p.m.   Dinner Meal Service Begins, Dillin Hall    
9 p.m.   *Student Government Hosted Event- TBA    

Sunday, August 26

9 a.m.   Optional Worship Service, Oak Grove near Melrose Hall    
10 a.m.-4 p.m.   First-Year Student Individual Advising in Colloquium, Faculty Offices    
10 a.m.-8 p.m.   Dillin Hall open    
2-4:30 p.m.   Information Sessions, various times and topics, Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall    
4-5 p.m.   Involvement Fair, IM Field Open Space    
5 p.m.   Dinner Meal Service Begins, Dillin Hall    
9 p.m.   Residence Hall Meetings    

Monday, August 27 - Classes Begin

Times vary   Colloquium Class    
9:00 p.m.   *Student Government Hosted Event-TBA    

Tuesday, August 28

3-5 p.m.   Experience DIVE: Discover Internships, Volunteering & Employment, Walker Hall Patio    
Time TBA   *Student Government Hosted Event-TBA    

Wednesday, August 29

7 p.m.   *Student Government Hosted Event-TBA    

Thursday, August 30

 5 p.m.   *Student Government Hosted Event-TBA    

Friday, August 31

8 p.m.   *Student Government Hosted Event-TBA    

Saturday, September 1

9 p.m.   *Student Government Hosted Event-TBA    

Sunday, September 2

Time TBA   *Student Government Hosted Event-TBA

*Sponsored by Linfield College Activities Team (LCAT), a part of the Associated Students of Linfield College student government.

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