Fall New Student Orientation Schedule

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Student Orientation Schedule (Fall 2012)*


*THE 2013 ORIENTATION SCHEDULE WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY


Wednesday, August 22, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Orientation Check-In for Residential Students & Family Members
All students must check-in to receive their Orientation Group Number and other important materials.                                                 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.

Please note:  MU Students who have already had their ID picture taken or have submited a picture on the web may pick up their ID card outside the Student Memorial Center MPR.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
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. - 3:00 p.m.

Placement Testing

Math: Wickersham Hall, Room 208

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

Orientation Check-In for Commuting Students                    Student Memorial Center MPR

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

University Welcome                                                   SMC Marauder Courts

President Francine McNairy, Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Aminta Breaux will welcome new students and their family members.
Open Rec Area, SMC

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner/Orientation Group Meeting #1                                                DGR
Your first meeting with your Orientation Leader and group.
Designated Group Room (DGR)
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 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
9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Hall Hospitality
Get to know the people in your Residence Hall and start forming some lasting friendships!
Residence Halls
Thursday, August 23, 2012
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
See “Group Dining Locations” page to know where your group is eating
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Orientation Group Meeting #2
DGR

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Departmental Meeting
The faculty and staff of your department would like to welcome you and introduce you to your academic department
  • Anthropology                                                              McComsey 204
  • Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology                         Osburn 307/308
  • Art                                                                         Breidenstine 122
  • Biology                                                                          Caputo 210
  • Business(Marketing and Management)                              McComsey 301
  • Business(Accounting and Finance)                                   McComsey 302
  • Chemistry                                                                      Caputo 211
  • Communication & Theatre                                                     Hash 212
  • Computer Science                                                              Roddy 149
  • Dual Special Edu./Early Childhood                                         Stayer 206
  • Early Childhood Ed/Middle Level Ed                                       Stayer MPR
  • Earth Sciences                                                                  Roddy 261
  • Economics                                                                 McComsey 372
  • English                                                                           Chrsyt 210
  • French                                                           McComsey, Ford Atrium
  • Geography                                                                 McComsey 212
  • Geology                                                                          Roddy 261
  • German                                                         McComsey, Ford Atrium
  • Government & Political Affairs                                        McComsey 110
  • History                                                                     McComsey 303
  • International Studies                                                    McComsey 134
  • Mathematics                                                               Brossman 102
  • Meteorology                                                                     Roddy 261
  • Music                                                                   Winter Center 100
  • Occupational Safety & Environmental Health                           Osburn 309
  • Ocean Sciences & Coastal Studies                                         Roddy 261
  • Philosophy                                                                 McComsey 359
  • Physics                                                                           Roddy 256
  • Psychology                                                                      Byerly 232
  • Social Work                                                                McComsey 203
  • Sociology                                                                   McComsey 204
  • Spanish                                                         McComsey, Ford Atrium
  • Technology Education                                                  Osburn 200/201
  • *Exploratory, Undecided                                                       SMC MPR

           *Exploratory students - bring your class schedule. If you are an Exploratory student who is also a transfer student or part of the Honors College, you do not need to attend this session.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
See “Group Dining Locations” page to know where your group is eating
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Creating Caring Communities (Groups 1-24)                                        DGR  A Diversity Education program.  Living in this new environment can be a challenge.  Learn what the Millersville University community is really about.   
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

College Life 101 (Groups 25-48)                                                         DGR

This interactive program will give you a feel for college life and provide an opportunity for discussion about real life situations.                                        

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

College Life 101 (Groups 1-24)                                                                               DGR

This interactive program will give you a feel for college life and provide an opportunity for discussion about real life situations.


2:45 p.m. - 4:15p.m. Creating Caring Communities (Groups 25-48)                                       DGR A Diversity Education program.  Living in this new environment can be a challenge.  Learn what the Millersville University community is really about.
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Choices Program (Groups 1-24)
This session will help you understand the choices you have and the policies in place regarding alcohol and drugs at Millersville University.
DGR

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Dinner (Groups 25-48)
See "Group Dining Locations" page to know where your group is eating
5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Dinner (Groups 1-24)
See "Group Dining Locations" page to know where your group is eating
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Choices Program (Groups 25-48)
This session will help you understand the choices you have and the policies in place regarding alcohol and drugs at Millersville University.
DGR

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

Campus Safety (All Students)                                             Marauder Courts
One of the most important things you can learn when coming to college is how to keep yourself safe in your environment. This session will inform students of safety procedures on campus

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

ThinkFast!                                                                        Marauder Courts

Come and give your brain a workout! ThinkFast is a trivia-based game show where you and a group of friends can show how smart you are and win up to $500 in cash.

Friday, August 24, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
See “Group Dining Locations” page to know where your group is eating
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. One Book, One Campus (Groups 1-24)                                              
The One Book, One Campus Program is an introduction to academic life at Millersville University. As a group, you will discuss the book The Influencing Machine with your orientation leader, faculty, staff and members of the University administration.
DGR
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break the Silence, End the Violence: What Incoming Students Need to Know about Sexual Violence (Groups 25-48)                          

This group session, led by a trained facilitator, will provide information on sexual assault in an interactive presentation.
DGR

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Break the Silence, End the Violence: What Incoming Students Need to Know about Sexual Violence (Groups 1-24)
This group session, led by a trained facilitator, will provide information on sexual assault in an interactive presentation.
DGR
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

One Book, One Campus (Groups 24-48)
The One Book, One Campus Program is an introduction to academic life at Millersville University. As a group, you will discuss the book The Influencing Machine with your orientation leader, faculty, staff and members of the University administration.
DGR                                                                                        

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch/Information Fair
See Group Dining Locations

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Orientation Group Meeting #3                                                                  DGR
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Secondary Education Meeting                                                                  If you are a Secondary Education major, you MUST attend the Secondary Education Majors meeting.                                                                         
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

QU-ADventure                                                                                Come to the Quad and enjoy afternoon activities.  Listen to music, bring a blanket and relax on the grass with new friends, or play recreational sports.  Quad

2:30 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            
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

School Meetings--Walk-ins
If you're not sure what to major in, this is a good time to stop in and visit the school of the major you are interested in to gather more information.  Faculty and staff members will be available during this time to answer questions.

School of Education:                                                                   Stayer MPR

School of Humanities and Social Sciences:                       McComsey, Ford Atrium

School of Mathematics and Science:                                               Caputo 206

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Lancaster Partnership Dinner                                  Gordinier, Matisse Room
Required for all students in the Lancaster Partnership Program
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner
See Group Dining Locations

8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m New Student Convocation                                            SMC Marauder Courts
A welcome from the Provost and Vice President of 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 welcomed as the entering Class of 2012. As a "Congratulations" you will be given a class shirt to show your Marauder Pride!                                
9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Candle Lighting Ceremony                                                                                      Pond
10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Movie on the Quad                                                                           Quad

Bring a blanket and settle in for a movie outdoors!

Saturday, August 25, 2012
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
Upper Deck
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Lunch (Groups 1-16)
Upper Deck
11:45 a.m.
Tour of the Lancaster City (Groups 1-16) 
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.                                                                                 
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch (Groups 17-32)                                                                                                    Upper Deck
12:30 p.m. Tour of the Lancaster City (Groups 17-32) 
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.                                                                                  
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Groups 33-48)                                                                                                    Upper Deck
1:15 p.m. Tour of the Lancaster City (Groups 33-48) 
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.                                                                                  
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Returning Bus Schedule                                                                                                  Make sure you don't miss your bus back to Millersville University after your city tour!  The busses will be continuously running between 2:30-4:00 p.m. You can catch a bus back to the University at Millersville University Lancaster (42 N. Prince St.)
4:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner
See "Group Dining Locations" page to know where your group is eatin

8:00 p.m.- 11:00

Joseph Tran: Magician & Comedian   (8pm-9pm)          SMC, Marauder Courts Experience the amazing illusions and magic performed by Joseph Tran. Stop in for a good laugh and be amazed.

Casino Night  (9pm-11pm)                                                                            SMC MPR

Come try your luck at the slots! Casino games with chances to win some great prizes, if you're able to beat the house!

Bingo Night     (9pm-11pm)                                                                      SMC, Galley

Try your luck playing Bingo! There will be many chances to win throughout the night and the prizes will not be disappointing!

Sunday, August 26, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. Brunch
Upper Deck
1:00 - 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 Party
Take some time to relax and have some fun before classes begin!  Come outside for a day of games, inflatables, food, giveaways, music and more!
Quad