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2022 Fall Orientation

Wednesday Aug 17, 2022 09:00 AM - Wednesday Aug 31, 2022 06:00 PM

Join the Orientation Celebration, August 17 - 23, 2022!

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New Students! Join us as we welcome you and ease the transition to life at William Woods University.

Students who attend orientation events are more confident when they start classes because they have had time to meet friends, navigate campus and get settled. Orientation introduces and builds upon various communities within the William Woods.

Wednesday, August 17

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Honors Student Check-In

Drive-thru check-in tent

Check in to receive your room key and orientation swag bag.

Thursday, August 18

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

New Student Check-In with Even Room Numbers

Drive-thru check-in tent

Check in to receive your room key and orientation swag bag.

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

New Student Check-In with Odd Room Numbers

Drive-thru check-in tent

Check in to receive your room key and orientation swag bag.

1:30 p.m.

Commuter Student Check-In

Drive-thru check-in tent

Check in to receive your orientation swag bag.

2:15 p.m.

Ivy Ceremony Processional

Senior Lake Bridge

The Ivy Ceremony is the first part of a two-part tradition that culminates at your graduation. New students line up in front of Burton Business Building (#44 on campus map) to cross the bridge. Family and friends can watch the students cross the bridge under the shade of the trees.

2:30 p.m.

Ivy Ceremony and Campus Welcome

Dulany Auditorium Steps (#33 on map)

We welcome you as new members of our William Woods University family.

3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Success and Support Stroll

Stroll to all of these locations to learn about support at The Woods and earn LEAD credit. LEAD EVENT

Fraternity/Sorority House Tours – Fraternity/Sorority Circle (#3 on map)
Career Services, Student Involvement, Diversity & Inclusion, Health & Counseling Services – Brockman Hall (#16 on campus map)
Academic Support Services – Dulany Library (#22 on campus map)

5:15 p.m.

Family and Friends Farewell BBQ

Tucker Dining Hall Lawn (#35 on campus map)

Join us for a farewell barbeque with your friends and family. Following the meal, it is time for family and friends to say, “See ya!”

6:30 p.m.

New First-Time Freshmen: Meet Your Connections Class

Check your class schedule for location.

Meet your Orientation Leader, Connections faculty, other new students, and get the run-down for orientation. Connections class is required of all incoming freshmen.

7 p.m.

Transfer Trivia

Ivy Room, lower level Tucker Dining Hall (#35 on campus map)

Transfer students, join us

8 p.m.

Meet The Greeks

Introduction to women’s recruitment
Sam B. Cook Amphitheatre (#2 on campus map)
Join sorority recruitment counselors for an informational meeting covering all the ins-and-outs of sorority recruitment. All students welcome! No advance registration required. LEAD EVENT

Introduction to men’s recruitment
Aldridge Lounge (#5 on campus map)
Join Interfraternity Council and chapter leaders for an informational session covering all the ins-and-out of fraternity recruitment. Students will have the opportunity to socialize with current fraternity members. All students welcome! No advance registration required. LEAD EVENT

9:30 p.m.

Late Night Scoop

Sam B. Cook Amphitheatre (#2 on campus map)

An orientation tradition! Join us for ice cream sundaes, popsicles, music, and socializing!

Friday, August 19

9 a.m.

Connections Class

Check your class schedule for location.

Connections class is required of all incoming freshmen to learn what to do to be successful in college, how to do it, and where to get help at The Woods.

9 a.m.

Transfer-Mation: Transfer Students Welcome To The Woods

Ivy Room, lower level Tucker Dining Hall (#35 on campus map)

This session is just for transfer students to find your place and make your mark at The Woods.

10 a.m.

Major Meet-Up

Meet up with your major and put on your thinking cap. LEAD EVENT

Business School Success: What You Need to Know to Succeed in Your Studies and Profession
School of Business and Technology: Burton Business and Economics Building, 105 (#44 on campus map)
Accounting, Business Administration, Cyber Security, Management and Leadership, Sport Management, A.A. in Leadership

Your Path to Teaching
School of Education: Academic Building, 301 (#21 on map)
Education (Art), Education (Elementary), Education (Middle-Level), Education (Special), Educational Studies, English Education, History Education, Speech and Theatre Education, Biology Education, Physical Education

The Academic Equestrian: The Transition from the Private Sector to an Educational Setting
School of Equestrian Studies: Ivy Room (Tucker Dining Hall Lower Level) (#35 on campus map)
Equestrian Science, Equine Administration, Equine General Studies

Think Like a College Student
School of Humanities: Kemper Arts Center, 112 (#32 on map)
Art, ASL - English Interpreting, Deaf Human Services, Graphic Design, Studio Art, English

School of Science and Health Straight Talk
Cox Science and Language Building, 300 (#20 on map)
Biology, Exercise Science, RN to BSN

Careers in the Social Sciences
Burton Business and Economics Building, 109 (#44 on map)
Communication, Criminal Justice, Political/Legal Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Social Work

Undecided
Dulany Library (#22 on campus map)
Haven’t decided on a major yet? Attend this session.

**** Double majors should choose one to attend ****

11 a.m.

Lunch and Nap Gap

Your own bed!

Take a quick snooze and refresh to prepare for the rest of the day.

12:30 p.m.

Sorority Sisterhood Events Round 1

Meet in Cutlip Auditorium (#1 on campus map) at 12:15 p.m.

Women participating in recruitment will visit all four sorority chapters and learn more about how membership can contribute to the WWU experience. Advanced registration required. LEAD EVENT

1 p.m.

Residential Hall Meet-Up

Cutlip Auditorium (#1 on campus map)

Enjoy dessert, meet and connect with your Community Adviser, and learn about safety, policies, and procedures.

5:30 p.m.

Sorority Sisterhood Events Round 2

Meet in Cutlip Auditorium (#1 on campus map) at 5:15 p.m.

Women participating in recruitment will visit all four sorority chapters and learn more about how membership can contribute to the WWU experience. Advanced registration required. LEAD EVENT

6 p.m.

Fraternity Event

Fraternity houses (#17-19 on campus map)

Learn what each chapter has to offer to enhance men’s WWU experiences. Brotherhood, academics, philanthropy/community service, and fraternity activities will be discussed. LEAD EVENT

6 p.m.

Residential Hall Meet-Up

Cutlip Auditorium (#1 on campus map)

Enjoy dessert, meet and connect with your Community Adviser, and learn about safety, policies, and procedures.

Saturday, August 20

9 a.m.

Connections Class

Check your class schedule for location.

Connections class is required of all incoming freshmen to learn what to do to be successful in college, how to do it, and where to get help at The Woods.

10 a.m.

Welcome Keynote

Dulany Auditorium (#33 on campus map)

You don’t want to miss the energy! Our keynote speaker will empower you to explore, take risks, and play hard with all that college has to offer! LEAD EVENT

11 a.m.

Woods Connect and Lead

Dulany Auditorium (#33 on campus map)

Woods Connect gives you the access you need for your life at The Woods. Missing this session could cost you thousands of dollars! LEAD EVENT

1:30 p.m.

Sorority Service Events

Meet in Cutlip Auditorium (#1 on campus map) at 1:15 p.m.

Women participating in this round of recruitment will explore service at up to three chapters.

2 p.m.

Get Connected at The Woods

Brockman Hall (#16 on campus map)

Connect yourself to new friends, new ideas, and new traditions at The Woods.

3 p.m.

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Junior Lake

Enjoy paddleboards and kayaks on the lake. Hosted by Weider Fitness Center.

4:30 p.m.

Dinner And Nap Gap

Your Own Bed

Get back in bed, or don’t, it’s up to you!

4:45 p.m.

Fraternity Event

Fraternity houses (#17-19 on campus map)

Prospective members will have the chance to visit chapters of their choice to decide if the chapters’ values align with their own. Times provided by IFC.

8 p.m.

Campus Life Play

Dulany Auditorium (#33 on campus map)

A behind-the-scenes and on-stage look at life at The Woods. Learn about issues facing college students and the resources available on campus, while being entertained by the Peer Players. LEAD EVENT

9:30 p.m.

Woods Glow

Academic Building Parking Lot (#21 on campus map)

Join us for some glow in the dark fun with DJ Jay. Glow sticks and fun will be provided! LEAD EVENT

Sunday, August 21

9 a.m.

Sorority Preference Event

Meet in Cutlip Auditorium (#1 on campus map) at 8:30 a.m.

Visit up to two chapters as members share their sorority experiences.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Offices Open

Make sure you are ready to start the semester off right. Find your classes, pick up your books from the Mail Center, and check off all your ‘to-do’ list items. Offices open: Mail Center, Registrar’s Office, Student Financial Services, and Student Life.

2 p.m.

International Student Meet-Up

Dulany Auditorium (#33 on campus map)

Learn about American culture, the WWU community, and the resources you will need to succeed at college life in the U.S.

3 p.m.

Find Your Classes Tours

Depart from McNutt Campus Center (#1 on campus map)

College starts tomorrow, so be sure not to miss this tour so that you know how to navigate your classes.

5:30 p.m.

Sorority Bid Night

Meet in McNutt Campus Center (#1 on campus map) at 5:15 p.m.

6 p.m.

Fraternity Event

Fraternity houses (#17-19 on campus map)

Prospective members will have the chance to visit chapters of their choice to decide if the chapters’ values align with their own. Times provided by IFC.

Monday, August 22

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Back to School Bash

Tucker Dining Hall (#35 on campus map)

Stop by for lunch, music, and prizes to celebrate the start of the school year.

6 p.m.

Fraternity Event

Junior Lake Dock (#6 on campus map)

Men can join Interfraternity Council (IFC) for a bar-b-que by the lake.

Tuesday, August 23

6:30 p.m.

Fraternity Bid Night

Meet at Cutlip Auditorium (#1 on campus map) at 6:15 p.m.

It’s time to make a decision.

Wednesday, August 31

6 p.m.

WWU Amazing Race

Meet outside the Academic Building (#21 on campus map)

Race through The Woods learning about resources available to you along the way. Hosted by the Registrar’s Office. Max 84 students. LEAD EVENT.