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Summer Orientation 2015 Schedule

Summer Orientation

SO app

Friday

8–10:30 a.m.

Check-in

Rodeheaver Auditorium lobby

Pick up your SO15 information packet and get your room assignment. This is your chance to audition for music lessons, find out about music groups and take placement tests before you register on Saturday.

9 & 10 a.m.

Campus Tours

Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium plaza

Meet a student ambassador for a walking tour of campus.

11 a.m.

Welcome!

Stratton Hall

A personal welcome from President Steve Pettit and an overview of what BJU has to offer you as a student.

12 noon

Lunch with your program faculty & dean

Kalmbach Room (Dining Common)

Students and parents are invited to enjoy lunch while meeting the faculty and the dean of your school. And you’ll get to know other students in your chosen program. In addition, you’ll experience the variety of food options available in the dining common—from American Grill and Comfort Food to the Salad Bar and make-your-own-panini station. There are also some fantastic international menu options.

1:30 p.m.

Orientation Group Meetings

Location assigned by orientation group

This is your chance to get to know your orientation group! Your summer orientation ambassador will walk you through the schedule and answer questions about the weekend.

2–4 p.m.

Life at BJU

Alumni Building Room 117, 210 or 217

See the highlights of the academic, social and spiritual opportunities available to you during your years at BJU. Enjoy interactive Q&A sessions with your orientation group and student ambassador.

4–5 p.m.

Break

Relax and enjoy. Connect with new friends. Enjoy the campus. And get changed for dinner and the evening activities.

5 p.m.

Dinner

Kalmbach Room (Dining Common)

Meet your orientation group for dinner in the Dining Common.

7 p.m.

Bruins Bash

Stratton Hall (Student Center)

Grab your phone and join us for an InstaMeet scavenger hunt across the campus.

9 p.m.

Praise & Fellowship

Pavilion (Back campus)

Enjoy a time of testimonies, singing and snacks on back campus. Come prepared to worship God and enjoy fellowship with new friends.

Saturday

8–10:30 a.m.

Breakfast & Info Fair

Library

This is your chance to make a roommate request, get your laptop connected to the BJU network, find out about student organizations and services, explore ministry opportunities, and get answers to your academic questions—all in one place!

8, 9 or 10 a.m.

Small-group Advising

Library

Meet with your first-year advisor in your assigned computer lab to create your fall schedule! Check your individualized SO15 check-in sheet for your time and location.

11 a.m.

Closing Meeting

Stratton Hall

President Steve Pettit shares his heart for discipleship, along with the practical ways discipleship plays out at BJU. The Summer Orientation Team will share some final tips to wrap up the weekend. And it’ll be time to gather your stuff and get ready to return in August.

Friday

8–10:30 a.m.

Check-in

Rodeheaver Auditorium lobby

Pick up your SO15 parent packet and get your student settled in.

9 & 10 a.m.

Campus Tours

Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium plaza

Meet a student ambassador for a walking tour of campus.

11 a.m.

Welcome!

Stratton Hall

A personal welcome from President Steve Pettit and an overview of what BJU has to offer your student.

12 noon

Lunch with program faculty & dean

Kalmbach Room (Dining Common)

Students and parents are invited to enjoy lunch while meeting the faculty and the dean of your school. Faculty at BJU take a special interest in knowing the students in their programs. Come with your student to meet the people who will be pouring their lives into your student. In addition, you’ll experience the variety of food options available in the dining common—from American Grill and Comfort Food to the Salad Bar and make-your-own-panini station. There are also some fantastic international menu options.

1:30–2:15 p.m.

Parent Session: Letting them Grow 101

Stratton Hall

Where to live, what to eat, and how to pay—we know these are some basic concerns of every parent. In this session we’ll discuss housing, food service and billing.

2:15–2:45 p.m.

Q&A

The Den (Student Center)

To answer any questions you have from “Letting them Grow 101,” representatives from Student Life, Aramark, and Financial Aid will be available to answer questions in The Den.

2:45–3:30 p.m.

Parent Session: Letting them Grow 102

Stratton Hall

This session relates to the well-being of your child and on-campus resources that can help. Chief Joe Mulnix will discuss campus safety and tips for keeping your student safe off campus as well. We will also discuss health and wellness as it relates to first-year students, as well as the federal and institutional policies regarding parent boundaries.

3:30–4 p.m.

Q&A

The Den (Student Center)

Speakers from “Letting them Grow 102” will be available to answer questions in The Den.

4–4:45 p.m.

Parent Session: Letting them Grow 103

Stratton Hall

Provost Gary Weier will present the scope of the academic programs offered, as well as the support structure available.

4:45–5:15 p.m.

Q&A

The Den (Student Center)

The first-year advisors/academic coaches will be available in The Den to answer questions regarding academic programs and support.

5:15 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Check out your Guidebook app to find restaurants recommended by our SO15 presenters and BJU executives.

7–8:30 p.m.

Dessert Reception

The Den (Student Center)

Enjoy a dessert fellowship with other parents and BJU executives.

Saturday

8–10:30 a.m.

Breakfast & Info Fair

Library

The Info Fair is consistently rated the highlight of Summer Orientation. It’s where you’ll find information about academic programs and services, student organizations, work opportunities, and much more.

11 a.m.

Closing Meeting

Stratton Hall

President Steve Pettit shares his heart for discipleship, along with the practical ways discipleship plays out at BJU. The Summer Orientation Team will share some final tips to wrap up the weekend.