Geneva College

Winter Orientation 2013

Geneva College will welcome new freshmen and transfer students to campus on Thursday, January 10, 2013. New students will transition into Geneva College student life during a three-day orientation. Director of the Office for Student Programs and Leadership, Ryan Holt says, "Winter Orientation provides us with the opportunity to demonstrate the strong commitment and community found at Geneva College."

The orientation includes activities provided by the Pisgah program designed specifically to help build character and teamwork, promote unity, and develop leadership through the use of adventure and experiential-based education. In addition, students will take a tour of the campus with the orientation staff. To familiarize new students with the services afforded by student development, they will be introduced to various offices on campus including Health Services, Career Development, Multiethnic Student Services and more.

Thursday, January 10
1-4 p.m. Campus Check In
  • Collect Outstanding Forms
  • Meal Plan Options
  • Insurance Waivers
  • Billing and Financial Aid
  • Telephone Service Sign-Up
  • Student ID Pictures
Student Center:
Skye Lounge
1-5 p.m. Residence Hall Move In Residence Halls
3-4 p.m. Reading Assessment
ONLY for those students challenging their

placement in EDU 095 as a requirement of their Academic Probation status.

Northwood Hall 007
4-5 p.m. Math Proficiency Challenge Exam
ONLY for students challenging their placement as determinded by SAT/ACT scores. Payment of $25.00 will be taken at the door.
Science & Engineering 341
5-5:30 p.m.

Introduction to SSC 101: Learning and Transitions
MANDATORY only for students notified and registered for SSC 101: Learning and Transitions

Skye Lounge:
Conference Room
5:30-7 p.m. Opening Orientation Session Alexander Hall: PDR
7-9 p.m. Dessert at the Provost's House Off Campus
Friday, January 11
8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast Alexander Hall
Dining Hall
8:20 a.m. Spanish Assessment
ONLY required for students enrolled in Spanish
Old Main 31
9 a.m. Devotionals Northwood Hall 013
9:05-9:30 a.m.

Academic Introduction with Dr. Terri Williams

Northwood Hall 013
9:30-10 a.m. Thriving in College with Christy Coulter Northwood Hall 013
10-11:30 a.m. Finding the Middle Ground - Backstory Northwood Hall 013
11:30-1 p.m. Student Development Introduction Session & Lunch Alexander Hall: PDR
1-2 p.m. Academic Departmental Connections Student Center:
2-3:30 p.m. Pisgah Experience / Experiential Education Johnston Gym
3:30-4 p.m. Classroom Tour - Find Exact Location of Your Classrooms Johnston Gym
4:30 p.m. Board Buses for The Pittsburgh Experience
  • 5:30 p.m. - Complimentary Dinner & Entertainment
  • 9:00 p.m. - Return to Geneva College
Northwood Hall 013
Saturday, January 12
8:30-9 a.m. Breakfast Alexander Hall:
Dining Hall
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Service Project
Meet in Alexander Dining Hall at 10 a.m.
Alexander Hall:
Dining Hall
5-5:30 p.m. Dinner Alexander Hall:
Dining Hall
6 p.m. Complimentary Coffee or Tea Beaver Falls Coffee & Tea Company
Sunday, January 13
8:30-9 a.m. Breakfast Alexander Dining Hall
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; 10:15 a.m., Church School (a special class for college students is offered); 11:15 a.m., Second Service; and 6:30 p.m., Evening Service.
12:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch Alexander Dining Hall
5-5:30 p.m. Dinner Alexander Dining Hall
Monday, January 14
8 a.m. First Day of Classes Campus-Wide
10:10 a.m. SSC 101: Learning and Transitions with Isaac Newsome
Freshman seminar course: Core requirement for all freshmen students at Geneva College.
Northwood Hall 007


Brigadoon ("The Brig")--Lower-level of Student Center
John White Chapel (JWC)--Second floor of Old Main Building (MB)
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, Entrance inside of Brigadoon