Schedule of Events

New Student Orientation 2014

10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Orientation Check-in (Valley I residence halls)
10:30 a.m. to Noon Lunch (Valley I residence halls)
12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Welcome and Campus Introduction (Bernhard Center East Ballroom)

President Dunn
First-Year Experience Programs (FW, FYS, Modules, Common Read)
Registrar (Authorized User and Degree Works)
Bronco Express (billing and student accounts)
Orientation Coordinator (meet the staff and dismissal)
1:30 to 2:25 p.m. Academic College Breakout Session (Sangren and Bernhard Center)
2:25 p.m. Student Orientation and Parent/Family Orientation separates
Students return to East Ballroom and Parents/Families go to Sangren

Parent and Family Orientation

2:35 to 3:35 p.m. Parent and Family Connection and Transition I

WMU and You: The Parent and Family Academy (Sangren 1910)
Financial Matters (Sangren 1920)
Residence Life and Dining Services (Sangren 1750)
ROTC (Sangren 1740)
3:40 to 4:40 p.m. Parent and Family Connection and Transition II

WMU and You: The Parent and Family Academy (Sangren 1910)
Financial Matters (Sangren 1920)
Residence Life and Dining Services (Sangren 1750)
ROTC (Sangren 1740)
4:40 to 5:40 p.m. The Parent and Family Mixer with the Faculty and Staff (Sangren Atrium)

Student Orientation

2:30 p.m. Students return to Bernhard Center Ballroom

Athletics, Student Activities, Alumni and Development
Residence Life (dates, what to/not to bring, assignments process)
3 p.m. Students meet their Orientation groups and leaders
3:10 to 5:40 p.m. Tours
5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. "The Bronco Way"
8:45 to 10:30 Involvement Zone
10:30 p.m. Walk back to Valley I

Parent and Family Orientation Day 2

Gilmore Theater Complex

8:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

Residence Life, Dining Services, Parent and Family Programs, PNC, Sindecuse, and FYE
9 a.m. Shari Glaser will welcome guests and introduce the show
9:05 a.m. "The Bronco Way"
10:20 to 11 a.m. Orientation Student Leader Panel
Noon Open Houses at select Academic Colleges.

Student Orientation Day 2

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall (Valley 1)
8:15 a.m. Engineering Students meet outside to catch bus
8:35 a.m. All other students meet outside

Health and Human Services students will board the bus.
All others will meet in a group and walk to Advising
9 a.m. to Noon Academic Presentations, Advising, and Course Registration

Noon: Open Houses at select Academic Colleges

CEAS Students will checkout of the residence hall before they leave for advising. They will take their belongings with them. Parents and families will meet them at Parkview for lunch and a tour.
HCOB Students will go to advising like everyone else (leave belongings in their room). Parents and families will join their students at the Haworth College of Business for an open house. The event will end before 1 p.m. to ensure students have enough time to go to the residence hall, collect their belongings and check out.
Aviation Parents and families are invited to join their students at Kohrman Hall for a welcome and some activities hosted by the College of Aviation. This will end at 1:30 p.m. at which time students will return to the residence hall to collect their belongings and check out.


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First-Year Experience Programs
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5263 USA
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