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2015 New Student Orientation Schedule

August Term Scholars

**SUBJECT TO MINOR CHANGES**

Friday, August 14

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 must 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. Detailed move-in instructions will be made available in July.

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, Old Morrison 108

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

  • Disability Services—Questions about accommodations for disabilities, Old Morrison 211
  • Financial Aid—Questions about scholarships, grants, and loans, Old Morrison 300

  • Health & Wellness—Information about mental health counseling services, student health services and wellness education, William T. Young Campus Center, Health & Wellness & Counseling Suite

  • Public Safety—Vehicle and bicycle registration, Thomson Hall Lobby

  • Student Affairs 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!
Thomson Hall Lawn

12:30–
2 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. For more information, contact Natasa Mongiardo, director of alumni relations.
Graham Cottage

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 $12.00 and are only available by advance purchase to guarantee seating. Tickets must be purchased here by Wednesday, August 12th. Students on a meal plan will use their meal card for admission.

Forrer Dining Hall

6:30–
7:30 p.m.

Dessert With the Deans
Parents are invited to attend a short presentation and welcome reception with Laura Koppes Bryan, Vice President and Dean of the College and Michael Covert, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.
William T. Young Campus Center

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 and Game Night
Join your classmates and August Term Scholars for an exclusive movie screening of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on a huge outdoor screen. Free snacks!
Back Circle
(Rain location: William T. Young Campus Center)


 
Saturday morning, August 15

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 office of 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 2019 is officially inaugurated into the Transylvania community. Dressy casual attire.
Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Noon–
1:30 p.m.

Lunch
Forrer Dining Hall

One Last Question
If you have one last question, join Transylvania staff from student affairs 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 credit card only.
Forrer Dining Hall

     

Saturday afternoon, August 15

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

3:30–4:15 p.m.

Rotation (Round 1)
Attend one of the following sessions with your August Term Group. You will have the opportunity to attend the remaining two sessions later in the weekend.

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

4:30–6:30 p.m.

Dinner
Forrer Dining Hall

7–7:45 p.m.

Rotation (Round 2)
Attend one of the following sessions with your August Term Group. You will have the opportunity to attend the remaining two sessions later in the weekend.

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

8:30 p.m.

Class of 2019 Welcome Activities 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!
Beck Center

   

Sunday, August 16

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

1–1:45 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

2– 3:30 p.m.

Transylvania Programs
Attend the following sessions with your August Term Group.

Session 1:  100 Doors to Success
We are thinking about your future, even though you just got to campus!  Imagine experienced alumni ready to guide you; people who have already navigated their way into the workforce and understand the liberal arts advantage.  Learn more about Transylvania’s unique mentoring program.
Strickland Auditorium, Brown Science Center

Session 2: Nine for IX: Understanding Title IX and Reporting Crime as it Relates to You
You’ve heard about Title IX and athletics, but Title IX is about so much more.  Learn the nine things you need to know to understand your rights and your roles in preventing and reporting violence.

Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

3:30–4:30 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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