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Detailed Orientation Schedule

MONDAY, August 23 - TUESDAY, August 24 (Optional)

  • Camp Fala Pre-Orientation in Frankfort, IL

WEDNESDAY, August 25 - Welcome and Resource Day (Required Programming)

  • 8:45 am Check-in opens
  • 9:30 am Welcome from Interim Provost and Dean of Students staff
  • 10:35 am “Who are we” - Mission/Values
  • 10:50 am Parents leave Goodman Center/Students split up into Laker Groups

Parent/Family Orientation Track

  • 11:00 am Parents arrive in Wabash to panel of administrators
  • 12:00 pm Tours hosted by students or committee volunteers
  • 12:30 pm Lunch and Resource Fair
  • 1:30 pm Faculty session - “How to support students academically”
  • 2:30 pm Parent Association - Mix and Mingle with RU student parents
  • 3:30 pm Meet back in Goodman Center with students - Chicago evening entertainment
  • 5pm Ceremonies end - Navy Pier fireworks (optional)

Student Orientation Track

  • 11:00 am Icebreaker with groups
  • 11:20 am Staying Safe on Campus & Downtown
  • 11:40 am Title IX presentation
  • 12:30 pm Lunch break with Laker Groups
  • 1:15 pm Getting Connected Session
  • 1:35 pm – 3:30pm Tours/ID Pick-up/Resource Fair (In Laker Groups)
  • 3:30 pm Regroup in Goodman Center, meet up with Family/Parents
  • 3:50 pm Spirit Team/Dance Pre-show
  • 4:00 pm Jesse White Tumblers performance (20 minutes)
  • 4:20 pm Spirit/Dancers last performance
  • 5pm Ceremonies end - Navy Pier fireworks (optional)

THURSDAY, August 26 - Academic Day (Required Programming)

  • 9:30am Academic Deans Panel
  • 10:15am - 2:15pm Breakout sessions
    • Learning Commons (Peer Tutoring/Academic Success Center/Accommodations)
    • Library & Technology Services and Resources
    • Navigating Your College Success
    • Lunch Break

FRESHMEN ONLY (Includes CCPA students)

  • 2:30pm –3:15pm Common Read

TRANSFERS who missed Wednesday in-person

  • 2:30pm–3:15pm IDs/UPass/Campus Tour

OPTIONAL SESSIONS

  • 3:30pm Career Development
  • 4:00 pm Student Employment
  • 4:30 pm Financial Aid

FRIDAY, August 27 - Diversity Day (Required Programming)

  • 9:30am -11am Diversity Session - Bias and Stereotypes
  • 11:50am Lunch & Small Group Fishbowl Chats
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm Convocation Ceremony
  • 3pm Post Convocation Gathering (Hosted by Presidents Office)