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NEW STUDENT MOVE-IN 2017

Connection Weekend: August 24 – August 27

  • Required programs are designated with an asterisk *, but you are encouraged to attend all programs.
  • New students transferring 24 or more credit hours will receive a “Transfer Student” schedule upon arrival.

Click on the dates below to see the schedule of events for that day, or scroll down.

Thursday, August 24
Friday, August 25

Saturday, August 26
Sunday, August 27
Monday, August 28

The Connection Weekend Schedule at a Glance [PDF]

Thursday, August 24

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.* New Resident Students Last Name A-J Move Into Residence Halls
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.* New Resident Students Last Name K-Z Move Into Residence Halls
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.* New Commuter Students Check-in at Franklin Hall
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
Franklin Dining Hall
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panther’s Institute Meeting
Library 201
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. New Commuter Students Meeting
Grousbeck 101
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Franklin Dining Hall
6:00 p.m. Students Say Goodbye to Parents, Guardians, Family, & Friends Before Grand Opening
6:30 p.m.* GRAND OPENING (Students Only)
Vaughn Chapel

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR NAME TAG & CONNECTION SCHEDULE
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.* TEAM CHALLENGE #1: PLAYFAIR
Ferrum YMCA
9:30 p.m.* “Meet Your Neighbor” Residence Hall Social
Assigned Residence Hall
(Resident Students Only)

Friday, August 25

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
Franklin Dining Hall
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.* Gateway I Seminar
Designated Classroom
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.* TEAM CHALLENGE #2: Career Minute, Black Team, Blue Ridge Mountain Room
TEAM CHALLENGE #3: Brightspace, Gold Team, See Name Tag
11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch
Franklin Dining Hall
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.* TEAM CHALLENGE #2: Career Minute, Gold Team, Blue Ridge Mountain Room
TEAM CHALLENGE #3: Brightspace, Black Team, See Name Tag
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Franklin Dining Hall
7:00 p.m. Orientation Fall Festival
Franklin Hall Quad
(Photo Booth, Street Signs, Spin Art, Games, & More)

Saturday, August 26

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
Franklin Dining Hall
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.* TEAM CHALLENGE #4: Love ‘N Liquor, Black Team, Sale Theatre
TEAM CHALLENGE #5: Life at Ferrum, Gold Team, Blue Ridge Mountain Room
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
Franklin Dining Hall
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.* TEAM CHALLENGE #4: Love ‘N Liquor, Gold Team, Sale Theatre
TEAM CHALLENGE #5: Life at Ferrum, Black Team, Blue Ridge Mountain Room
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Franklin Dining Hall
8:00 p.m. 26th Annual Karaoke Contest
(Only new students allowed to win)
Prizes of $150, $100, & $50 for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place

Sunday, August 27

10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Brunch
Franklin Dining Hall
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.* TEAM CHALLENGE #6: Spiritual Life, Black Team, Vaughn Chapel
TEAM CHALLENGE #7: Campus Safety, Gold Team, Blue Ridge Mountain Room
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.* TEAM CHALLENGE #6: Spiritual Life, Gold Team, Vaughn Chapel
TEAM CHALLENGE #7: Campus Safety, Black Team, Blue Ridge Mountain Room
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.* Gateway I Seminar
Designated Classroom
4:45 p.m.* Ceremony of Initiation & Affirmation
Vaughn Chapel
5:30 p.m. Dinner
Franklin Dining Hall
9:30 p.m. Residence Hall Floor Meeting

Monday, August 28 – CLASSES BEGIN

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. E-Motion 3D Virtual Game Simulator
Panthers Den
Experience a thrill unlike anything else in the world with an exclusive touring virtual reality simulator.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Praise on the Patio
Franklin Hall Quad
Live music and plenty of treats! Come out and visit with our neighbors and find a place of worship to fellowship.