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New Student Orientation

FALL 2014 DATES   August 22-24, 2014

Welcome to Roberts!

We are looking forward to having you at Roberts Wesleyan College! You will start off on the right foot with the many Orientation activities, including becoming familiar with the campus and meeting others in the process.

All new freshmen and transfer students are expected to attend the New Student Orientation program. It's an opportunity you won't want to miss!

Fall 2014 Orientation Schedule
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

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8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Service Offices open for business: Rinker/Voller Athletic Center

  • RINKER COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER:
    Student Employment: Human Resources & Career Services
    Student Financial Services: Financial Aid, Cashier, Loans
    Registration: Course Schedule changes
    Office of Student Development: Meal plan changes, Student Activities
  • VOLLER ATHLETIC CENTER:
    Security: ID card and Parking Permit
    Mail Room: Mailbox information
    Bookstore: Textbooks, RWC merchandise
    Health Services: Health Information forms

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Check-in at the Welcome Tent, pick up your Orientation schedule and meal tickets, meet other parents, and enjoy a free cup of coffee! (lower Rinker Community Service Center lawn)

9:00 a.m.
Residence Halls Open

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
(Garlock Dining Commons)

1:15 p.m.
Opening Session and Parents’ Moment: Welcome to Roberts!
Enjoy this opening tradition for all new students and parents.
(Hale Auditorium, Cultural Life Center-CLC)

2:10 p.m.
RWC Alumni Legacy Group Photo – Calling all Roberts alumni! Immediately following the Opening Session, new students and their RWC alumni family members are invited to pose for a group photo. Sponsored by the Offices of Alumni Relations.
(Hale Auditorium)

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2:15 p.m.
Commuter Students Meeting
Meet other commuter students, receive a free gift, and take a tour of the Library.
(Golisano Library café)

3:15 p.m.
Transfer Student Experience 
Meet upperclass students and faculty from your academic major.
(Golisano Library café)

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Parents are free to depart campus.

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Dinner
(Garlock Dining Commons)

7:30 p.m.
Tech Talk & Toppings
Collect ice cream toppings while finding out how to use your Email, Intranet, R-Serve, Moodle, and Moe. Sponsored by ITS and the Office of Student Development.
(SSC Auditorium)

8:30 p.m.
I Scream 4 Ice Cream! sponsored by the Student Association Leadership Team-SALT
(Garlock Dining Commons)

9:00 p.m.
Mystery Late Night Adventure
Top off your evening with a late night campus-wide adventure.  Sponsored by SALT.
(meet at Garlock Dining Commons)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

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8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast
(Garlock Dining Commons)

8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Roberts Day in the Rochester community – Please wear a Roberts shirt and durable shoes/clothing for this fun service activity.
(depart from Garlock Dining Commons)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch - Meal Plan begins
New students not on a meal plan will receive a meal ticket
(Garlock Dining Commons)

2:30 p.m.
Street Smarts and Road Maps
Hear from upper class students how to navigate student life, including student activities, accountability, chapel requirements, and the city of Rochester.
(SSC Auditorium)

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
(Garlock Dining Commons)

7:00 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. RWC Alumni
(RWC Stadium)

9:00 p.m.
Laugh and win prizes! Sponsored by the Student Association Leadership Team (SALT).
(Garlock Dining Commons)

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Continental Breakfast
(Garlock Dining Commons)

11:00 a.m.
Campus Worship Service
(Hale Auditorium, CLC)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
(Garlock Dining Commons)

1:30 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Explore Rochester Bus Tours and N. Chili Walking Tours
(depart from the Upper Rinker/Garlock parking circle)

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bus to Target and Wegmans
(depart from the Upper Rinker/Garlock parking circle)

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Music Ensemble Auditions
(Cox Hall)
Audition sign-ups for Chorale, Women’s Choir, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble are on the Cox Hall bulletin board. Students interested in Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, String, Jazz, or Guitar ensembles should contact the Music Office in Cox Hall for details.

5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Presidential Mexican Fiesta for all New Students
Enjoy dinner with President & Mr. Porterfield at their home, located at 4291Buffalo Road, directly across from the College at the end of Chesbrough Drive. Rainsite is Garlock Dining Commons.

7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Worship Event
Join in on this student-led worship event. Rain site is Cox Auditorium.
(Golisano Library front courtyard)

9:00 p.m.
Residence Hall Meetings
(Your Residence Hall)

MONDAY, AUGUST 25

Classes begin – Consult your class schedule

*Special Note to Transfer Students:
Transfer students should plan to stop by the “grab and go” donut and coffee hour in lower Rinker on Monday, August 25 from 7:30 a.m.- 8:45 a.m. You will receive more information from Associate Dean Brenda Myrthil.

*Special Note to International Students:
International students must attend this Mandatory Orientation meeting including important immigration information on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ellen Stowe Dining Room. You will receive more information from Professor Gale Lynch.

FIRST 40 DAYS HIGHLIGHTS

Look for the First 40 Days schedules upon your arrival to campus!

For more information, contact...

Brenda Myrthil
Myrthil_Brenda@Roberts.edu
Office of Student Development
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585.594.6096

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