Welcome Week 2014 Schedule


The Welcome Week Student Leadership Team and First Year Experience staff are currently planning a variety of events to welcome you to Geneva College.  Check-in begins August 20, 2014 10:00am-1:00pm, and the journey continues from there.  We have a variety of daytime and nighttime events to get you connected, stimulate your mind, and help you meet other new students living in your Residence Hall and within your major.  Keep checking in for a finished schedule; we can’t wait to show it to you. For now, here is the schedule for the first day of Welcome Week 2014--we hope it helps you to plan ahead and gives you an idea of what you will be experiencing this August.

 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Time

Event

Location

10am – 1pm

Check-in and Registration

Tent at Old Main

11am – 12pm

Math Challenge Exam

Northwood 112

11am – 12pm

Spanish Assessment

Northwood 212

11:30am – 1:15pm

Lunch
Lunch will be $5 for family members and students who do not have a meal plan.

Alexander Dining Hall

11:30am-1:15pm

International/MKs Luncheon
Come meet your international recruiter! Look for the table with the various flags and join in the fun.

Alexander Dining hall

1pm – 3pm

Meet your Roommate/Settle into your Room

Residence Halls

2pm – 3pm

Reading Challenge Exam
An assessment for students who wish to challenge their SAT/ACT scores.

Northwood 113

2pm-3pm

International/MKs Pre-Orientation
Come hear insights from others to help you transition as you start your time at Geneva. For International & MK students only.

Crossroads Office: Located in the Upper Level of the Student Center

2pm – 3pm

Commuter Meeting: Commuters Only
Come learn the ins-and-outs of life as a commuter student. This is also your chance to meet other commuter students.

Northwood 013

3pm – 3:30pm

Opening Welcome
Hear from key members of the Geneva community as we officially welcome you into the Geneva family. Parents & Students Welcome

Metheny Fieldhouse

3:30pm – 3:45pm

Say Your Goodbyes

Metheny Fieldhouse

3:45pm – 5pm

Students: Learning &Transition (L&T) Group Introductions

Various Classrooms

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Parent Session: Parents Only
A session designed to provide pertinent information as the transition begins for both students and parents. We know you are exhausted, so we will keep this one short!

Metheny Fieldhouse

5pm – 6:15pm

Dinner w/ L&T Groups

Memorial Lawn

6pm – 8pm

Post-Meal w/ the Provost: Transfers Only

Dr. Carson’s House

6:15pm – 7:30pm

The Golden Games

Memorial/McKee Lawn

7:30pm – 8:15pm

Save room for Dessert

Sidewalk at Clarke Hall

8:30pm – 9:30pm

Residence Hall Gatherings

Your Residence Hall Floor


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Time

Event

Location

9:15am – 9:45am

Devotions

Alexander Dining Hall

9:45am – 12pm

The Learning Block
9:45am-10:30am Learning and Transition Class
Groups 1-10 + Transfers
10:30am-11:15am Experiential Learning
11:15am-12pm High school to college Transition:
Faith, Liberal Arts, & Academics

Groups 11-21
10:30-11:15am-pm High school to college Transition:
Faith, Liberal Arts, & Academics
11:15am-12am Experiential Learning

Various Locations
L&T Rooms

McKee Lawn
JWC

 

JWC

McKee Lawn

12pm – 1pm

Lunch

Alexander Dining Hall

1pm – 4:15pm

Pisgah (Groups 1-10 + Transfers)

Pisgah Ropes Course

1:45pm – 5pm Sessions

Community Connections (Groups 11-21)
Note: Students who have not taken the College Student Inventory (given at Summer Preview), need to take the inventory between 1-2pm. Talk to your group Mentor for details.
1:45 – 2:30pm “Meet Your Offices”
2:30pm Freeze Pops
2:45pm – 4pm “Choose Your Own Adventure”

  • Intramurals
  • Tie-dye
  • Board Games
  • Room Time

4pm Jam Session

Various Locations

5pm-6pm

Dinner

Alexander Dining Hall

5pm-6pm

Honors Student Dinner

President Dining Hall

5pm-6pm

Commuter Dinner

Skye Lounge in Student Center

7:30pm-8:15pm

Backstory Part 1

John White Chapel in Old Main

8:15pm-10pm

Backstory Part 2

In Residence Halls/Classrooms

10pm-11:30pm

Transfer Late Night Option

Meet outside of Library


Friday, August 22, 2014

Time

Event

Location

9:15am – 9:45am

Worship (optional)

Outside of Old Main

9:45am-12pm Sessions

Learning Block Rotation 2
9:45am – 10:15am Devotions & Geneva-isms
10:15am – 10:45am L&T Syllabus
10:45am – 12pm Advisor Meeting &
Classroom Tour/Campus Store When Finished

Various Locations
L&T Classrooms
L&T Classrooms
L&T Classrooms
Tent by Old Main

12pm-1pm

Lunch

Alexander Dining Hall

1pm – 4:15pm

Pisgah (Groups 11-21)

Pisgah Ropes Course

1:45pm – 5pm Sessions

Community Connections (Groups 1-10 + Transfers)
1:45pm – 2:30pm “Meet Your Offices”
2:30pm Freeze Pops
2:45 – 4pm “Choose Your Own Adventure”

  • Intramurals
  • Tie-dye
  • Board Games
  • Room Time

4pm Jam Session

4:30pm – 5pm

Break

 

5pm –6:15pm

Dinner

Alexander Dining Hall

5pm – 7pm

Multicultural Student Services Dinner

Alexander Dining Hall

6pm – 8:30pm

Break

8:30pm-10:30pm

Golden Gala (semi-formal dress)

Tent at Old Main


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Time

Event

Location

8:30am – 9am

Breakfast

Alexander Dining Hall

9:30am – 3pm

Our Town

Alexander Dining Hall

11:30am – 1pm

Lunch

On Site

3pm – 5pm

Break

 

6:30pm – 9pm

Block Party

Pedestrian Walkway

9pm – 11pm

Late Night Option: Movie Night

Memorial Lawn


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Time

Event

Location

8:45-10am Early worship service at College Hill RP Church College Hill RP Church, next to Alexander Dining Hall

10am-10:45am

Coffee and Bagels

Outside of the Library

11:15am-12:30pm

Second worship service

John White Chapel

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch

Alexander Dining Hall

5pm – 6pm

Dinner

Alexander Dining Hall