August 26-27, 2017

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Students from an Introduction to Conservation Law Enforcement class taught by Lori Perez, a Conservation Law Enforcement Instructor, were required to build a fire out of just a few items. “The reason we did this was to show how few items you could carry with you in an emergency kit when in the wilderness,” Perez explained. Christina Barrows of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife also provided expert instruction. Photo by Mark Tardif.
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Fall 2017 New Student Orientation Schedule

(This schedule is subject to change.)

Note: if you are an athlete or attending the last Nova trip, please see the modified schedule here.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
Welcome Reception for Arrivals - Coffee and tea will be available. 
Student Affairs office, TerraHaus
Registration for All Students (including commuters) - All students check in at the student affairs office, TerraHaus, receive their information packets, and have the opportunity to learn about other student and local services (banking, health, etc.).
Student Affairs office, TerraHaus
“Welcome Home" - Residential Students
Students check into their rooms, meet their resident advisors and roommates, and move in.
Trash to Treasure Market - Reusable items left from last semester now available to you! Clothing, foot ware, room items, furniture, etc. 

Residence Halls

New gazebo between Eastview and Westview

10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch - Enjoy a large spread featuring many Maine-grown ingredients. Choose from your favorite deli meats and vegetarian sandwich fixings as well as salads and desserts.  Wyman Commons
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Commuter Student Meeting- Find out more about the ins and outs of living off campus, college resources to enhance your collegiate experience, and network with non-traditional students. Dorothy Webb Quimby Library 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

Welcome Address - Chief Student Success Officer, Dr. Sarah Cunningham, introduces the incoming class to the unique qualities of the community that they are joining.

The Entering Class of 2017 - Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Erika Latty, officially receives this year's entering class, and offers advice on academic success.

Convocation Address - President Dr. Melik Khoury presents the exciting vision for the future of Unity College.

Tozier Gymnasium 
2:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m.
Tree Planting Ceremony - Students take part in an annual tree planting ceremony with Chief Student Success Officer, Dr. Sarah Cunningham, and Student Government Association President, Autumn Kanakis.
Tree will be planted at staked location near fire pit
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.   Parents' Program (2:30-3:30 p.m.) - Information session introduces members of the Unity College administration and staff who will answer questions from students’ families and friends before they leave for home.  Tozier Gymnasium
Program Specific Orientations - Introduce students to the program disciplines by having faculty members interact with students about the exciting possibilities of their field of study. Residence Halls 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Work Study Orientation  - This information session guides student eligible for work-study through paperwork and process.  
Tozier Gymnasium
4:30 p.m. -5:00 p.m. "Not Goodbye, Just See You Soon!"  - Parents and students say their farewells.  Residence Halls
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Dinner  Wyman Commons
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meeting  - Roommate Expectations Residence Halls
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Ice Cream Party and Games in Residence Halls - Activities, prizes, and free snacks. Come hang out!
Residence Halls

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Returning students arrive today
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Check In and Coffee Student Center / Gym
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Welcome Address
Tozier Gymnasium
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Safety and Policy Session - Review Title IX, alcohol and drug policies, college processes and student expectations
Tozier Gymnasium
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Academic Success for First Year Students - Learn ways to be successful during your college career. 
Tozier Gymnasium
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

Academic Success for Transfer Students Learn ways to be successful in your first year at Unity College.  Tozier Gymnasium 
 
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Brunch and Nova Reunion - Regather Nova groups and give students who deferred Nova a chance to make connections with each other. 
Wyman Commons
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Open Activities / Open Practices  - Join the Unity Rams during practices for all fall sports teams or play games and enjoy activities.  Unity College Fields and Trails
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Dean's Cup Competition - Kick-off of the Dean's Cup competition between residence halls. 
Various Locations
2:30 p.m.  - 4:30 p.m. Take Back the Tap! - Students will receive a sustainable water bottle to encourage the use of tap water. An annual Unity College tradition.
Amphitheater
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Campus Network Setup Assistance - IT staff will be available on a first come, first served basis to help you connect your computers, smartphones and gaming systesms to the campus network. 
Activities Building, Higgins Wing 212
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Dinner  - First meal plan meal. Please remember to bring you ID card. 
Wyman Commons

Administrative Office Hours
New Student Orientation Weekend

Business Office

Saturday, August 26
9:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Founders Hall North

Registrar

Saturday, August 26
9:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Founders Hall North

Financial Aid

Saturday, August 26
9:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Founders Hall North

Bookstore

Saturday, August 26
9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 27
12:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Entrance next to Wyman Commons 

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