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Student Orientation Schedule (Fall 2013)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Orientation Registration for Residential Students
Student Memorial Center MPR
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Picture IDs
Students who have not had their ID picture taken should go to Boyer Building.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
Students are able to eat in the dining halls with their student I.D. Parents and families may eat in the dining halls for a fee (cash only) or may dine off campus.  Refer to your Lunch Guide (available at check-in) for locations.
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Placement Testing
Students who have not yet taken their math placement test must do so at this time. This typically takes 30-50 minutes.

Wickersham Hall

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Orientation Registration for Commuter Students

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Commuter Student Meeting
All students living off-campus are asked to attend this session to receive information pertaining to life as a commuting student at Millersville.

Lehr, Gordinier

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

University Welcome
President John Anderson, Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Aminta Breaux and Student Senate President Justin Miller, will welcome new students and their family members.

Marauder Courts   

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Play Fair
Enjoy this unique experience to interact with the incoming students and get energized for Orientation week!

Brooks Field
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

BBQ/Group Meeting #1
Your first meeting with your Orientation Leader and Group as well as a University catered outdoor BBQ!

Designated Group Room (DGR)

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. First Residence Hall Meeting                        
Meet your Resident Assistant and the other staff in the building. Learn the ropes about living in a residence hall.

Residence Halls
9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Residence Hall Socials
Get to know the people in your Residence Hall

Residence Halls
Thursday, August 22, 2013
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Dean Welcome
Each student will meet first with their school and then with their individual department to received pertinent information.  A continental breakfast will be provided.

School of Education
School of Science & Math
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Exploratory Students

Department Majors Meeting

Applied Engineering & Tech Management Osburn 307/308
Dual Special Edu./Early Childhood Education Clair Performance Hall
Elementary Ed/Middle Level Education Clair Performance Hall
Occupational Safety & Health Osburn 309
Psychology Osburn200/201
Technology Education Osburn 208
Biology Caputo 210/Myers Aud.
Chemistry Caputo 211
Computer Science Roddy 149
Earth Sciences Roddy 261
Geology Roddy 261
Mathematics Wickersham 104
Meteorology Roddy 261
Ocean Sciences & Coastal Studies Roddy 261
Physics Roddy 256
Anthropology McComsey 204
Art & Design Breidenstine 122
Business-Marketing and Management McComsey 301
Business Accounting and Finance McComsey 302
Communication & Theatre Hash 212
Economics McComsey 372
English Chrsyt 210
French McComsey, Ford Atrium
Geography McComsey 212
German McComsey, Ford Atrium
Government & Political Affairs McComsey 110
History McComsey 303
International Studies McComsey 134
Music Winter Center 225
Philosophy McComsey 359
Social Work McComsey 203
Sociology McComsey 204
Spanish McComsey, Ford Atrium
Exploratory, Undecided SMC MPR
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Group Meeting #2/Marauder Hunt/Lunch
This will be your 2nd meeting with your Orientation group followed by a riveting and competitive treasure hunt to learn the campus.  Lunch will be included.

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Group Meeting #3 - Who Do You Want To Be?
Living in this new environment can be a challenge. Learn what the MU community is really about and how to handle different situations on campus.


2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Group Meeting #4 - Step Up


3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Identity Quest/Sex Signals
Identity Quest will challenge you to identify your values and learn about actions that lead to greater student success here at Millersville.

Sex Signals  is a sexual assault awareness program that incorporates improvisation, humor, education, and audience interaction to look at dating, sex, and the core issue of consent.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner/Group Meeting #5
Get to know our dining halls through dinner with your group.

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

One Book One Campus
The One Book, One Campus Program is an introduction to academic life at Millersville.  As a group, you will discuss the book with your orientation leader, faculty, staff and members of the University administration.

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Evening Activities
Enjoy an evening activity perfectly selected by the Orientation team.  This could include a Comedian, Magician, Game Show, and more!

Friday, August 23, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Secondary Education Meeting
Secondary education majors are required to attend this meeting.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Meeting #6 - Technology
Spend time with your Orientation Leader and group learning critical campus information to ensure success at Millersville.

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Sex Signals/Identity Quest

12:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Information Fair/Group Meeting #7/Lunch
This is an opportunity for students to gather information (and freebies) on the different departments and student organizations on campus!

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Group Meeting #8 – Social Norms & Role Playing
This will provide you with the opportunity to practice when to intervene and develop the skills necessary to intervene in challenging situations.


3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Rights & Responsibilities
This presentation is an interactive and crucial time to learn about the role of Millersville’s Police Department and Judicial System

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Dinner/Group Meeting #9

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Class Picture
Use this exciting opportunity to be a part of a complete incoming class picture right on our football field!

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m

Convocation/Candle Lighting Ceremony
A welcome from Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Vilas Prabhu, and Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Aminta Breaux, will highlight this event.  This is the first time you are officially welcomed as the entering class of 2013.  You will then proceed to the pond for Millersville’s traditional candle lighting ceremony.

10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Come out and compete in ThinkFast! For a chance to win up to $200!

Saturday, August 24, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
Upper Deck
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Lunch
Upper Deck
11:45 a.m.
Tour of the Lancaster City
Learn what there is to do in and around the city of Lancaster.  This walking tour of the city will give you the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Lancaster, as well as become familiar with some of the local shops and eateries. 
4:45 p.m. - 700 p.m. Dinner 
With group
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Evening Activities
Come out for entertainment provided by the University Activities Board, followed by Casino Night!

Sunday, August 25, 2013
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
Upper Deck
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Optional “Open Climb”
University Ropes Course
The MU Ropes Course will be open and staffed during this time for students who are interested in taking advantage of the adventure facilities.

Ropes Course behind Pucillo Gymnasium

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Quad  Fest
Take time to relax and have some fun before classes begin!  Come outside for a day of games, inflatables, food, giveaways, music and more!