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Orientation Schedule 2013

Wofford College Orientation officially begins on Wednesday, August 28th and concludes on Thursday, September 26th with the Novel Experience Convocation.

Wednesday, August 28    

8:30-11:00 am All New Resident Students Check In
The Commons, Campus Life Building
12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
On campus options: Dining Room, Burwell Building or Zach's Campus Life Building
3:00 pm All New Commuting Students Check In
The Commons, Campus Life Building
3:30 pm Opening Session
Front Lawn, Main Building
Dr. Nayef Samhat, President of Wofford College
Dr. Ron Robinson, Perkins-Prothro Chaplain and Professor
Mrs. Roberta Bigger, Vice President of Student Affairs
Mr. Brand Stille, Vice President of Enrollment
Ms. Mary Lewis Griffin, Student Orientation Co-Chair 2013
Mr. Jervey Roper, Student Orientation Co-Chair 2013
4:15 pm Community Life I: Academic and Personal Success: Responsibility and Honor
Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Mrs. Roberta Bigger, Dean of Students
Mr. Chris Novak, President of the Campus Union
Ms. Lauren Lavin, Chair of the Judicial Commission
Mr. Jimmy Palanica, Chair of the Honor Council
Dr. David Wood, Dean of the College
5:45 pm Academic Advisors Meeting
See meeting locations 
6:30 pm Picnic Dinner All new students and their families
Front Lawn, Burwell Building
7:00 pm Dessert Reception
Front lawn of the President's home
Hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Samhat
8:30 pm Community Life II: Campus Life: Residential and Commuting
Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
After the presentation, students will meet with their individual resident assistants. Commuting students will meet together.
Meeting Locations 
9:30 pm Class of 2017 Humanities Sections Meeting
Classrooms, Main Building
Meeting Locations 
10:00 pm First Night Social Class of 2017
The Commons, Campus Life Building

Thursday, August 29  

7:30- 9:00 am Breakfast
Dining Hall, Burwell Building
11:30 am The Summit at Camp Greystone, Tuxedo, North Carolina
Load Buses on Campus Drive in front of Marsh and Greene Halls
5:30 pm The Summit at Camp Greystone, Tuxedo, North Carolina
Pre-season student athletes load buses in front of Marsh and Greene Halls 
10:30 pm Unload buses in front of Marsh and Greene Halls  

Friday, August 30 

7:30-9:00 am Breakfast
Dining Hall, Burwell Building
8:30 am - 2:00 pm Academic Advisors Meetings
Students attend the individually scheduled meetings with their faculty advisors
9:00 am - 1:40 pm Library Tours
Sandor Tesxler Library, Front steps
Tour Schedule 
12:00 pm Lunch
Dining Hall, Burwell Building
2:00 pm Field Day Competition
Front Lawn, Main Building
6:00 pm      BBQ at the Field
Snyder Field
6:00 pm Women's Soccer Match
Snyder Field
8:30 pm Community Life III: Social Life: A Student Perspective
Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
9:30 pm Friday Night Social
Seal of Main Building

Saturday, August 31 

7:30- 9:00 am Breakfast
Dining Hall, Burwell Building
The Summit Adventures
Details sent to students Wofford email account
12:00 pm Lunch with Summit Adventure Group  
5:00 pm Dinner
Dining Hall, Burwell Building
9:00 pm Welcome Back to School Band Party
The Mall, Main Building

Sunday, September 1  

7:30 am Breakfast
Dining Hall, Burwell Building
10:30 am Class of 2016 Photograph
Front Steps, Main Building
First Service of Worship & Blessing of the Class of 2016
Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
11:30 am Lunch
Dining Hall, Burwell Building
1:30 pm - 4:15 pm Stop Hunger Now Service Project
The Benjamin Johnson Arena
Service Project Schedule 
4:30 Information meeting for working on campus
The Space, Michael S. Brown Village Center
5:00 pm Dinner
Dining Hall, Burwell Building
6:30 pm Transitions Ice Cream Social
Pavilion
Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs and Residence Life

Monday, September 2  

8:30 am Classes Begin  

Tuesday, September 3  

6:00 pm The Novel Experience
Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Thursday, September 5

11:00 am Opening Convocation
Leonard Auditorium

Tuesday, September 10

5:00 pm Interest Fair
Front Lawn, Burwell Building
5:00 pm Dinner
Dining Hall, Burwell Building

Thursday, September 26 

11:00 am Class of 2017 Convocation: The Novel Experience
Leonard Auditorium, Main Building