NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION WEEK ACTIVITIES

Students laughing during an event for New Student Orientation.

Friday, August 2 – Saturday, August 10*
New Student Orientation features a series of activities to help make your transition to college as smooth as possible. You’ll have the opportunity to meet key university staff, learn about the various resources available to help ensure your success and get a chance to begin developing what may lead to lifelong friendships with other Yellow Jackets. For additional information about the orientation program and activities, please call the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 803-376-5933.

Friday, August 2

 8:00 AM– 3:30 PM– Check in and pick up orientation materials (John Hurst Adams Gym Atrium); complete registration process (meet with enrollment management staff – registrar, admissions and financial aid) in John Hurst Adams Gym); and move in the residence halls.   Note:  Only students who have been accepted and completed the following are allowed to move in the residence halls.

  • Submitted all admissions paperwork, housing and health forms.
  • Submitted all financial aid paperwork, including verification forms.
  • Paid the $150 housing deposit.

 Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Location:  Cafeteria Dining Hall

 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. –  Special Session for Parents
Location: Chappelle Auditorium

4:30 p.m.  – 5:30 p.m.  –   Opening Session and the President’s Welcome Address
Dr. Ernest McNealey, President, will address new students and their parents.
Location: Chappelle Auditorium

6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. –   Dinner
Location:  Cafeteria Dining Hall

7: 30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Safety and Student Handbook Session (Campus and Off-Campus Safety, Title IX, Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct)
Location:  Chappelle Hall Auditorium

9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.Residence Life Meetings
Report to your assigned residence hall

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

9:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m. Students who did not complete the registration process are to meet with the Enrollment Management Staff. Once cleared, students may move into the residence halls.
Location:  John Hurst Adams Gym

10:00 a.m.  – Noon  – Brunch
Location:  Cafeteria Dining Hall

1:30 p.m.  – 4:30 p.m.  – Buzzing for Success Outside of the  Classroom: An Introduction to Student Affairs Programs and Services; How to become Involved in Campus Life Activities; and How to Sing the Alma Mater
Location:Chappelle Hall Auditorium

5:00 p.m.  – 6:30 p.m. – Dinner
Location: Cafeteria Dining Hall

8:00 p.m.  –11:00 p.m. Social Ball for New Students
Semi-formal: Appropriate dress attire (Females are  required to wear a semi-formal dress and males are required to wear a suit.)
Location: John Hurst Adams Gym

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast
Location: Cafeteria Dining Hall

11:00 a.m. –  Noon–New Student Sunday Church Service
Location:  Chappelle Hall Auditorium

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. A Discussion: New Student Elections and Talent Show
Location: Chappelle Auditorium

5:00 p.m.  – 6:30 p.m. – Dinner
Cafeteria Dining Hall

9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Movie Night
Location:  Stage Room, John Hurst Adams Gym

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

7:30 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m.  – Breakfast
Location: Cafeteria Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  –A Day with the Student Government Association and Other Student Leaders
Location:  Chappelle Hall Auditorium

 11:30 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.  – Lunch
Location:  Cafeteria Dining Hall

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Dinner
Location: Cafeteria Dining Hall

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Young Alumni Forum
Location: Chappelle Hall Auditorium

 10:00 p.m.  -11:30 p.m. –  Residence Hall Meetings
Location: Report to Your Assigned Residence Hall

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
Location: Cafeteria Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – SGA Forum Informational Session
Location:  Chappelle Hall Auditorium                                                            

11:30 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
Location:  Cafeteria Dining Hall

1:00 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.  – Buzzing Free Time

5:00 p.m.  – 6:30 p.m. – Dinner
Location:  Cafeteria Dining Hall

8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Rehearsal for the New Student Talent Show
Location:  Stage Room,  John Hurst Adams Gym

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  – Breakfast
Location:  Cafeteria Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  – Buzzing Information (Smoke-Free Campus)
Location: Chappelle Hall

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Mapping Library Resources
Location: Chappelle Hall

11:30 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m. -Lunch
Location: Cafeteria Dining Hall

1:00 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m. –  Buzzing Free Time

5:00 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m.  Dinner (Campus-Wide BBQ)
Location:  Near the Food Service Building

 8:00 p.m.  – 9:30 p.m. – A Chat with the Vice President for Student Affairs
Location: Chappelle Hall Auditorium

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
Location: Cafeteria Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Buzzing for Academic Success at Allen University
Location:  Chappelle Hall Auditorium

11:30 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch
Location: Cafeteria Dining Hall

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Location: Cafeteria Dining Hall

7:30 p.m.  – 10:30 p.m. – New Student Campaign Speeches and Talent Show
Location:  Chappelle Auditorium

10:30 p.m.  – Midnight –   Residence Hall Meetings
Location: Report to your Assigned Residence Hall

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
Location: Cafeteria Dining Hall

9:30 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m. New Student Elections
Location: Cafeteria Dining Hall

11:30 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
Location: Cafeteria Dining Hall

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m . –   Buzzing and Preparing for Your Career
Location:  Chappelle Auditorium

2:30 p.m.  – 4:30 p.m. –  Buzzing into a Healthier Lifestyle
Location:  Between Coppin Hall and the J.S. Flipper Library

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. –   Dinner
Location:Cafeteria Dining Hall

 8:00 p.m.  – Noon  – Greek Life Introduction and Entertainment/Social
Location: Stage Room,  John Hurst Adams Gym

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

10:00 a.m.  – Noon – Brunch
Location:  Cafeteria Dining Hall 

1:00 p.m.  – 2:00 p.m. – Special Buzzing Session
Location: Chappelle Auditorium

5:00 p.m.  – 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Location:  Cafeteria Dinning Hal

 7:00 p.m. – 8:30  p.m. New Student Induction Ceremony
Location: Chappelle Auditorium

8:30 p.m.  – 10:00 p.m. – Reception
Location:  Downstairs Chappelle Gallery

 

*Events subject to change without prior notice.