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Freshmen Orientation Schedule (Fall 2014)

Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Orientation Registration for Residential Students
Residence Hall Lobby
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

ID Card Pictures and Pick Up
Student Memorial Center MPR

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 $9.25 per person or may dine off campus. 
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Placement Testing
Students majoring in Biology, Economics, Earth Science, Computer Science, Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology, Meterology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Business Administration, Early Childhood or Middle Level Education who have not yet taken their math placement test must do so at this time. This typically takes 30-50 minutes.  Placement Tests will be offered on the hour every hour beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Caputo 210/211

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Orientation Registration for Commuter Students
Student Memorial Center Atrium

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Commuter Student Social
All commuter students are invited to mix and mingle with other commuter students!  Food and fun will be provided!

Student Memorial Center Club de'Ville

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

University Welcome
President John Anderson, Vice President for Enrollment Management Mr. Brian Hazlett, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Mrs. Michelle Perez and Student Senate President Randi Chrismer, will welcome new students and their family members.

Marauder Courts   

5:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

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

Quad/Designated Group Room (DGR)

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 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
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Residence Hall Socials
Get to know the people in your Residence Hall

Residence Halls
Friday, August 22, 2014
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Secondary Education Meeting

Mandatory Meeting for all Secondary Education majors

McComsey, Myers Auditorium

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Dean Welcome
Each student will meet first with their school and then with their individual department to receive pertinent information. 

School of Education Winter Center- Clair Performance Hall
School of Science & Math Gordinier- Lehr Room
School of Humanities & Social Sciences SMC- Marauder Courts
Exploratory Students SMC- MPR

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 Gordinier- Lehr Room
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- Myers Auditorium
Business Accounting and Finance McComsey- Myers Auditorium
Communication & Theatre Hash 212
Economics McComsey 372
English McComsey 301
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- Murley Recital Hall
Philosophy McComsey 359
Social Work McComsey 203
Sociology McComsey 204
Spanish McComsey, Ford Atrium
Exploratory, Undecided SMC MPR
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Group Meeting #2/Group Meeting #3/Get Connected

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch/Campus Resource Fair/Group Meeting #4

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Honors College Meeting

Student Memorial Center 24

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Know It Don't Blow It

3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Group Meeting #2/Group Meeting #3/Get Connected

5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.


8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Evening Activities
Enjoy an evening of BINGO, a movie on the Quad, or SMCtivities featuring Glow Zumba

Saturday, August 23, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Breakfast/Lancaster City Tour
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


12:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

The Hookup/Group Meeting #5/AOD

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner/One Book, One Campus

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 Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, Mrs. Michelle Perez, will highlight this event.  This is the first time you are officially welcomed as the entering class of 2014.  You will then proceed to the pond for Millersville’s traditional candle lighting ceremony.

9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Graffiti Dance

Student Memorial Center MPR

Sunday, August 24, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Brunch
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!