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2014 New Student Orientation Schedule

August Term Scholars

**SUBJECT TO MINOR CHANGES**

Friday, August 8

Both parents and students are encouraged to attend the orientation activities scheduled during the day on Friday.

  Students and Parents

9 a.m.–
1 p.m.

New Student Move-in
The Transylvania community will be available to assist you as you create your student’s home away from home. Due to the new residence hall construction, we are asking that students and parents arrive only during their designated time slot. Upon arrival, please observe the signs that direct you to the unloading area and pick up your room key outside the residence hall. The driver of each vehicle will need to stay in the car while all of the student’s belongings are being unloaded. August term scholars, resident advisors, and members of the Transylvania community will help move everything into the residence hall room. Parents, be sure to stop by the welcome tent to chat with members of the Parents Council.

9 a.m.–
4:30 p.m.

Open Offices
After you check in, you may want to visit with representatives from the following university offices and programs.

  • Accounting—Tuition payment and billing questions, Old Morrison 100

  • Bookstore—Your source for books and supplies, 132 W. Third Street

  • Crimson Card Services—Information about all the ways you can use your Crimson Card on campus, William T. Young Campus Center

  • Dining Services—Questions about meal plans, menus, and on-campus dining options, Forrer Dining Hall

  • Disability Services—Questions about accommodations for disabilities, William T. Young Campus Center
  • Financial Aid—Questions about scholarships, grants, and loans, Old Morrison 300

  • Health & Wellness—Information about staying healthy, building good habits, and addressing any health concerns that come up, William T. Young Campus Center, Counseling Suite

  • Public Safety—Vehicle and bicycle registration, Forrer Hall Back Lobby

  • Student Life Staff—Questions about residence hall life, getting involved in campus organizations, social activities, and parent communications, William T. Young Campus Center

11:30 a.m.–
1:30 p.m.

Picnic Lunch
Take a break from moving in and meet your new neighbors. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers will be provided in Back Circle to help you keep up your strength!
Back Circle

12:30–
1:30 p.m.

Alumni Legacy Lunch
New students whose parents, grandparents, or siblings are Transylvania alumni can meet over lunch at Graham Cottage. Invitations will be mailed to all alumni legacies. Hosted by the Alumni and Development Office.
Graham Cottage

3–3:45 p.m.

Welcome
Join us as Michael Bell, vice president and dean of the college, and Barbara LoMonaco, vice president for student affairs, offer an official welcome to all students and families.
Haggin Auditorium
, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

3:45–
4:30
p.m
.

A Community of Respect
Transylvania students and administrators reflect on the importance of respecting ourselves, each other, and the larger community. Presented by the Dean of Students office, the office of Religious Life, and the department of Health and Wellness.
Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

4:30
5:30
p.m
.

The Student Athlete Experience
All varsity athletes and their parents are encouraged to attend this session to learn more about the student-athlete experience and the role of NCAA Division III athletics at Transylvania.
Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

4:30–
6:30 p.m.

A Taste of Kentucky
Parents and guests are invited to dine with their student. The menu will incorporate traditional Kentucky favorites as well as locally-grown produce.

Tickets are $10 in advance, until Wednesday, August 6, and $12 at the door. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged to guarantee seating. You may purchase tickets here. Students on a meal plan will use their meal card for admission.

Forrer Dining Hall

6:30–
7:30 p.m.

Parents Dessert Reception
Thomson Hall lobby

8 p.m.

Residence Life Floor Meetings
Here's your first chance to meet your residence hall staff and floor mates—your new friends who will become your family in your new home-away-from-home.

Commuter Student Meet-and-Greet
Learn about life at Transylvania, ask questions, and get to know your new campus community.
Commuter Lounge, Jazzman’s Café

9:30 p.m.

Late Night Movie
Join your classmates and August Term Scholars for an exclusive movie screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on a huge outdoor screen. Free snacks!
Back Circle
(Rain location: William T. Young Campus Center)


 
Saturday morning, August 9

Separate sessions for parents and students are offered on Saturday morning.

  Students Parents

9–10 a.m.

Light Breakfast
Campus Center

Meeting with Faculty Advisor
Parents have the opportunity to meet their student's academic advisor and instructor for the First Engagements seminar.
Assigned locations

1011 a.m.

Meeting with Your August Term Scholar
Get to know your August Term Scholar and the other students in your section of the First Engagements seminar.
Location: Refer to the information in your orientation packet.

Parent Sessions
Choose one of the following:

A—Beyond the Bubble
Representatives from the offices of Study Abroad and Community Service and Civic Engagement discuss ways Transylvania students embrace the world beyond our campus.
Strickland Auditorium, Brown Science Center

B—You’re Not Done Yet!
Representatives from Health and Wellness discuss how parents play a critical role in the success of their college student.
Cowgill Center 102 

C—Life After Transylvania
It’s never too early to start thinking about life after Transylvania. Staff from Career Development will help parents understand the four-year process students should use for life planning.
Faculty/Staff Lounge, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

11:15 a.m.–
12:15 p.m.

First-Year Induction Ceremony
Parents and family members are encouraged to attend as the class of 2018 is officially inaugurated into the Transylvania community. Dressy casual attire.
Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Noon–
2 p.m.

Lunch
Forrer Dining Hall

One Last Question
If you have one last question, join Transylvania staff from student life and other offices in the dining hall for a farewell luncheon. After lunch, parents will be asked to allow their students time to adjust on their own to their new home-away-from-home. Parents and guests can purchase meal tickets at the door. Cash or check accepted.
Forrer Dining Hall

     

Saturday afternoon, August 9

After parents depart, students continue their orientation to Transylvania.

  Students Only

3–3:30 p.m.

Meeting with Your August Term Scholar
Location provided by August Term Scholar

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Rotation (Round 1)
Choose one of the following sessions. You will have the opportunity to attend the remaining two sessions on Sunday.

A—Think Your Drink
Freedom, accessibility, choices—welcome to college! This interactive program discusses alcohol trends, responsible drinking, and Transylvania's policy. The choice is yours.
Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

B—Green Dot Program
Learn about a preventive strategy built upon the premise that engaging the bystander can reduce violence. No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something. What will your green dot be?
Campus Center

C—Computing Services
Here's your chance to get familiar with Transylvania's IT facilities and services. Topics include location and use of computer labs and printing facilities, what to expect when connecting your devices to the campus network, where to find websites for class use, and self help.
Strickland Auditorium, Brown Science Center

5–6:30 p.m.

Dinner
Forrer Dining Hall

7:30 p.m.

Smooth Jazz Fest
Transylvania is proud to host the seventh annual Smooth Jazz Fest concert. Performances by Maysa, Brian Simpson, and Kim Waters. Special seating is available for students.
Old Morrison Lawn

9 p.m.

Residence Hall Meeting
See your R.A. for location and details.

9:30 p.m.

Orientation Olympics and Ice Cream Social
The office of student involvement and leadership presents a night of games, activities, and fun. Be sure to wear your tennis shoes!
Hall Field
(Rain location: Beck Center)

   

Sunday, August 10

One more day and you'll be ready to fly on your own!

  Students Only

Varies

Lexington Area Worship Services
Attend one of the many places of worship in downtown Lexington, either on your own or with a group. View a list of worship service locations and times.

11:30 a.m.
–1 p.m.

Brunch
Forrer Dining Hall

1–2 p.m.

Rotation (Round 2)

A—Think Your Drink
Freedom, accessibility, choices—welcome to college! This interactive program discusses alcohol trends, responsible drinking, and Transylvania's policy. The choice is yours.
Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

B—Green Dot Program
Learn about a preventive strategy built upon the premise that engaging the bystander can reduce violence. No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something. What will your green dot be?
Campus Center

C—Computing Services
Here's your chance to get familiar with Transylvania's IT facilities and services. Topics include location and use of computer labs and printing facilities, what to expect when connecting your devices to the campus network, where to find websites for class use, and self help.
Strickland Auditorium, Brown Science Center

2:30–
3:30 p.m.

Rotation (Round 3)

A—Think Your Drink
Freedom, accessibility, choices—welcome to college! This interactive program discusses alcohol trends, responsible drinking, and Transylvania's policy. The choice is yours.
Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

B—Green Dot Program
Learn about a preventive strategy built upon the premise that engaging the bystander can reduce violence. No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something. What will your green dot be?
Campus Center

C—Computing Services
Here's your chance to get familiar with Transylvania's IT facilities and services. Topics include location and use of computer labs and printing facilities, what to expect when connecting your devices to the campus network, where to find websites for class use, and self help.
Strickland Auditorium, Brown Science Center

4–4:30 p.m.

The #2 Pencil: Surveys and Assessments
Voice your opinions and learn more about your academic skills while we determine the need for new campus programs.
Remain in the same location as your last session.

4:30–
6 p.m.

Dinner
Forrer Dining Hall

6–6:30 p.m.

Meeting with Your August Term Scholar
Location provided by August Term Scholar

6:30-
8:30 p.m.

Campus Cheer, Class Picture, and Greet Line
Participate in a long-standing tradition where you can meet more of your classmates and learn how to cheer on the Pioneers.
See your August Term Scholar for meeting location and more details.

9 p.m.

Karaoke with DPS
Join the staff from the Department of Public Safety for a night of karaoke.
Campus Center Gym

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