New Student Move-In

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Items marked with an * are mandatory attendance but you are encouraged to attend all of the programs and activities.

Saturday, August 24

8:30 a.m. Express Check-In

Franklin Hall

Fast lane service for students that have completed the online check-in process

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Check-In for Residential Students

Franklin Hall

All students living on campus required to check in for Orientation (this includes early arrivals)

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Move-In

Assigned Residence Halls

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Commuter Student Check-in

Franklin Hall

11:30 am-1:30 p.m. Lunch

Franklin Dining Hall

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Commuter Student Information Session

Grousbeck Recital Hall 101

Share helpful advice with commuter students about parking, meal plans, school and work balance, and getting involved

4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Parent Info Session 

Sale Theatre

Parents learn how to support your student (and yourself) through the college transition

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Grand Opening Ceremony* 

Swartz Gym

Students will hear opening remarks from Ferrum College President and will meet, for the first time, their Orientation Team Leaders (upper class students) who will help guide them through the Connection Weekend. Students will exit with their O-Team Leaders.

5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Dinner with Orientation Groups & Families*

Franklin Dining Hall

6:30 p.m. Family Farewell

Students say goodbye to your families

7:15 p.m. Meet Orientation Group at Designated Location* 

7:30 p.m. Playfair*

Ferrum YMCA

Playfair is one of the most popular orientation programs in the nation. It’s entertaining, it’s fun, and it’s the perfect way to make new campus friendships!

9:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meeting*

Lobby of Your Residence Hall (residential students only)

Students who will be living on campus, meet with your Resident Advisors and your residential community in your residence halls

 

Sunday, August 25

10:00 a.m. Worship Service

Vaughn Chapel

10:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Brunch

Franklin Dining Hall

12:50 p.m. Meet Orientation Group at Designated Location* 

1 p.m.-4 p.m. Education Sessions*

Orientation Team Leaders will lead you to the concurrent 50-minute education sessions

(1 p.m.-1:50 p.m., 2:05 p.m.-2:55 p.m., 3:10 p.m.-4 p.m.)

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Dinner

Franklin Dining Hall

6:30 p.m. Meet Orientation Group at Designated Location* 

6:45 p.m. Love & Liquor*

Vaughn Chapel

A humorous look at a serious subject with outstanding college decision-making issues.

8:00 p.m. 28th Annual Karaoke Contest

Panthers Den

Prizes of $150, $100, $50 for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for NEW STUDENTS ONLY!!!!!

 

Monday, August 26

7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Breakfast

Franklin Dining Hall

9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Exploration Activities

Various Locations

Taking Care of Business

Selfies at the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum

Canoeing & Kayaking at Adams Lake 

Finding Your WHY? 

International Studies 

Meeting at the Cabbage Patch

Deans Quest fun & games

11:15 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Lunch

Franklin Dining Hall

12:50 p.m. Meet Orientation Group at Designated Location* 

1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Gateway Seminar* 

Designated Classrooms

Meet your Gateway Seminar Instructor and get an introduction to the basics of the Gateway Seminar program

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Meet your Academic Advisor*

Assigned Location

3:15 p.m. Freshman Class Photo*

3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Freshman Convocation*

Vaughn Chapel

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Dinner

Franklin Dining Hall

7:00 p.m. Mentalist/Magician Erik Dobell 

Sale Theatre

8:30 p.m. Extreme BINGO

Panthers Den

 

Tuesday, August 27

7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Breakfast

Franklin Dining Hall

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Fall Fun Festival

Franklin Hall Quad

Fun, games, and activities 

11:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Lunch

Franklin Dining Hall

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. All Campus Convocation* 

Swartz Gym

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Picnic Dinner

Franklin Hall Quad