Spring Orientation

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On Thursday January 7, 2010, new spring freshman students and transfer students will be on the Geneva College campus for mid-year orientation. The three-day orientation is designed to help new freshman and transfer students transition comfortably to the campus.

Under the direction of Ryan Holt, interim director of the student programs and leadership office, the orientation will feature conferences concerning academic issues and residence life as well as an opportunity for students to connect with their department chairpersons and professors. Students will also participate in an experiential learning activity with the Pisgah program and the Pittsburgh experience, which includes a Gateway Clipper boat cruise.

Following orientation, new freshman will begin the learning and transition one-credit course that is required of all Geneva students.

2010 Mid-Year Orientation

Thursday, January 7
1 - 4 p.m. Campus Check In Skye Lounge
  • Collect outstanding forms, meal plan options and insurance waivers
  • Billing and financial aid
  • Telephone service sign-up
  • ID pictures
  • Distribute
    • Room codes
    • Preview Geneva resources booklet
1 - 5 p.m. Resident Hall Move In Assigned Buildings
3 p.m. Reading Assessment Northwood 007
  • ONLY for those students challenging their placement as determined by SAT/ACT scores. Payment will be taken at the door.
4 p.m. Math Proficiency Challenge Exam Science & Engineering 341
5:30 p.m. Opening Orientation Meeting PDR
Friday, January 8
8 a.m. Breakfast Northwood 013
8 a.m. Spanish Assessment Old Main 20
  • Only required for students taking Spanish
9 a.m. Academic Issues Northwood 013
  • College catalog structure
  • Colloquial series
  • Academic policies and procedures
  • Library resources
  • Writing lab
  • Registration process (now vs. later)
  • Learning style assessment
  • ACCESS Office / Disability Services
  • Role of an advisor
  • Advisor assignments
10 a.m. Student Development Jack White Chapel

10:00 Mike Loomis
10:15 Paul Perrine
10:30 Keith Martel
10:45 Rob Rostoni
11:00 Five minute break
11:05 Becky Case
11:20 Cindy Cook
11:35 Office of Student Programs and Leadership

12 noon Lunch Northwood 013
1 p.m. Academic Departmental Connections Brigadoon
2 - 3:30 p.m. Pisgah Experience / Experiential Education Johnston Gym
3:45 p.m. Introduction to Learning & Transition Course Northwood 013
  • Only required for those registered in the L&T course
4:45 p.m. Board Buses for Pittsburgh Experience Front of Alexander Dining Hall
  • 5:30 p.m., Complimentary dinner & entertainment
  • 9 p.m., Return to campus
Saturday, January 9
8:30 a.m. Breakfast Northwood 013
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Community Service Projects Meet at Old Main Circle for Rides
  • Lunch provided at worksite
5 - 6 p.m. Dinner Northwood 013
6 p.m. Complimentary Coffee or Tea Beaver Falls Coffee & Tea Company
Sunday, January 10
Worship at the church of your choice. The closest church to campus is the College Hill Reformed Presbyterian Church, next to Alexander Hall. Services at the College Hill Reformed Presbyterian Church are: 8:45 a.m., early service; 10:15am, church school (a special class for college students is offered); 11:15a.m., second service; and 6:30 p.m., evening service.
Monday, January 11
8 a.m. Campus classes as scheduled Assigned Rooms
10:10 a.m. Freshmen Seminar Course SSC 101 Science & Engineering 312 A

Brig--Lower-level of Student Center
JHW Chapel--Second floor of Old Main (OM) Building
Skye Lounge-Upper-level of Student Center
Johnston Gym--The Building located between the Student Center and McKee Residence Hall
PDR--Presidents′ Dining Room - Room at the back left of Alexander Dining Hall
Campus Store--Lower level of Student Center