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Fall 2016 New Student Orientation Schedule

(This schedule is subject to change.)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
Welcome Reception for Arrivals - Enjoy coffee, juice, and some locally grown snacks.
Student Affairs office, TerraHaus
Registration - 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.
Campus Network Setup Assistance (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)- IT staff will be available on a first come, first served basis to help you connect your computers, smartphones and gaming systems to the campus network

Residence Halls

Activities Building Parsons Wing 204

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

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.  

1:45-2:15 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. Tozier Gymnasium 

The Entering Class of 2016 - Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Rob Scott, 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.

Tree Planting Ceremony - Students take part in an annual tree planting ceremony with Student Government Association President, Gunnar Norback. 
Tree will be planted between Wood Hall and the Activities building
2:30 - 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
Residential Student Program - Get to know your Residence Advisor (RA) and explore the challenges of residence hall life. Residence Halls
Commuter Student Program - 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
3:15 - 4:15 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 systems to the campus network.   Activities Building, Parsons Wing Room 204
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. “Not Goodbye, Just See You Soon!” - Parents and students say their farewells.
Residence Halls
4:15 -5:00 p.m. Work-Study Orientation - This information session guides students eligible for work-study through the paperwork and responsibilities, and explains how to obtain a work-study position. Tozier Gymnasium
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner Wyman Commons
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Residence Hall Programming: “Roommate Expectations” Residence Halls
8:00 p.m.
Not All of Maine Shuts Down at Eight - Activities, prizes, and free snacks. Come hang out!
Student Center

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Returning students arrive today
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Wyman Commons
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Residence Hall Programming - “On Common Ground”
Residence Halls
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
(Choose an option)

 

Outdoor Activities Time to get outside and get active! Explore the Community Trails, meet a local game warden, try out a yoga class, and more. Check the sandwich board by the Student Center for various locations/details
Open Fall Sports Practices - Join the Unity Rams during practices for all fall sports teams.
Soccer Fields & Tozier Gymnasium
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sandwich Bar "Grab ‘n’ Go" - Make your own sandwich and head outside for a picnic and to enjoy the festivities. 
Wyman Commons
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Fun Fest - An afternoon of games, music, and outdoor activities. 
Join us at the outdoor tent area
2:00 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.
Tent area
1:00 - 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 systems to the campus network.
Activities Building, Parsons Wing Room 204
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner - First meal plan meal. Please remember to bring your ID card. Wyman Commons

Administrative Office Hours
New Student Orientation Weekend

Business Office

Saturday, August 27
9:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Founders Hall North

Registrar

Saturday, August 27
9:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Founders Hall North

Financial Aid

Saturday, August 27
9:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Founders Hall North

Bookstore

Saturday, August 27
9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 28
12:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Entrance next to Wyman Commons 

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