Mid Year Orientation Schedule

Mid Year Orientation will take place January 15-17, 2016.

This schedule is not complete and is subject to change. The most current schedule will be available in students' orientation packets upon their arrival on campus.

Friday, January 15

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Service Center Open, Doney Hall

If you’d like to get an early start to the day, stop by to get your ID card and room key. Not an early bird? No problem! You’ll have time to get your ID card and room key and move in at 10:30 a.m. See below.

9:00 - 9:30 am
Program Check-In and Continental Breakfast, Ford Hall, Lobby
9:30 am
Willamette University Welcome, Ford Hall, Room 122

Presented by: David Douglass, Dean of Campus Life and Mid Year Orientation Leaders

International Student Summit, Ford Hall, Room 201

All international students will meet briefly to prepare for the busy day of orientation programs, specifically, the Campus Resource Fair.

Presented by: Office of International Education

10:00 - 10:45 am
Modes of Inquiry and General Education Overview , Ford 122

This session is for all degree-seeking students.

Presented by Gretchen Flesher Moon, Associate Dean - College of Liberal Arts

10:45 - 11:30 am
Campus Resource Fair, Montag Den

Learn more about the services available to you here at Willamette.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Settling In, Residence Halls
If you haven't already done so, start at the Service Center (in Doney Hall) to pick up your room key and get your ID card. Then, look for Move-In Crew members to help you carry your belongings to your new room. Use any remaining time to complete items on the Settling In Checklist, located in your orientation packet.
12:00 pm
Lunch, Alumni Lounge
1:00 pm
Learning Commons Introduction , Alumni Lounge

Learn about an essential resource at Willamette: The Learning Commons. (Session will occur during the second half of lunch).

Presented by Mat Barreiro, Learning Commons

1:30 p.m.
Library and Technology Overview, Ford 122

Bring your laptop to this informative session.

Presented by: Bill Kelm, Hatfield Library; Cheryl Cramer and Mitch Jones, WITS

2:30 pm
Introduction to the Willamette Compass Program, Ford 202

For degree-seeking students only.

Presented by: Jeani Bragg, Career Center

2:30 pm
Introduction to Language in Motion (LiM), Ford 122

For international students.

Presented by: Nomi Pearce, Language in Motion Coordinator

3:30 p.m.
Face-to-Face Campus Tours, Meet your group leader outside of Ford Hall

Groups will travel around campus to learn where things are and who goes where. Be sure to bring a copy of your academic schedule so the orientation leaders can help you find where your classes are located.

6:00 p.m.
Dinner and Transfer Student Panel, Alumni Lounge

Meet students who have previously transferred to Willamette; Q&A Session.

Saturday, January 16

8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
International Student Orientation (for international students), Montag Den

Required for all international students.

9:30 a.m.
Small group session (for first year and transfer students), Putnam University Center, 2nd floor lobby

Meet with your leaders and mentors to get an overview of important information and have your questions answered.

Breakfast provided.

12:00 p.m.
Lunch, Montag Den

Hosted by the Office of International Education.

1:00 p.m.
Salem Tour and Shopping Trip, Meet at the Hatfield Fountain

Need food, school supplies, or stuff for your room? Let current students show you all the best places to shop and hang out in Salem.

5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Activity, Meet at the Hatfield Fountain

Join your orientation leaders and peer advisors for a fun-filled night of food and games.

Sunday, January 17

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Silver Falls Hike and Lunch , Meet at the Hatfield Fountain

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet current students, learn more about the Intramural and Campus Recreation programs, and participate in a fun hike suited for all ability levels. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a rain coat! Lunch provided.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Group dinner, Goudy Commons

Open for first contract meal. Meet your group leaders for dinner.

Tuesday, January 19

11:30 a.m.
Group Lunch, Goudy Commons

Look for the "Orientation Table" sign. Bring your Compass Card and any questions.

Thursday, January 21

11:30 a.m.
Group Lunch, Cat Cavern

Look for the "Orientation Table" sign. Bring your Compass Card and any questions.