Orientation Information

Orientation January 2016

Please click on one of the program tabs below to view Orientation details.

Fall Orientation 2016: Sept. 2-5

 

Your community here on campus is preparing for your arrival. We want you to have an amazing weekend!

During the weekend, we will be here to help with every step as you transition into life here at Simpson. Your SU student leaders are here to serve - you will meet your admissions counselor, resident life and first-year experience leaders. You will also meet your academic adviser, staff members, and professors who will walk with you on your journey throughout the academic year and beyond.

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Orientation Weekend is mandatory for all incoming students - first-time freshman and transferring students.

Undergrad Orientation Schedule

Orientation Icon Key FYE = First Year Experience (Freshman, Undergraduate Students)
TraC = Transfer Connections (New, Undergraduate Transfer Students)
Orientation Schedule Icon Key FYE = First Year Experience (Freshman, Undergraduate Students)
TraC = Transfer Connections (New, Undergraduate Transfer Students)

FYE = First Year Experience (Freshman, Undergraduate Students)
TraC = Transfer Connections (New, Undergraduate Transfer Students)

Friday, Sept. 2

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Step 1: Check-In
Location: James M. Grant Student Life Center
Description: Check in for orientation

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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VIP Move-In
Location: Residence Halls
Description: Did you attend one of Simpson's Red Hawk Summer Events? If so, feel free to move right into your residence hall.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Step 2: Move-In
Location: Residence Halls
Description: Meet your new roommate! Residence Halls are open for all new students. Please come to the James M. Grant Student Life Center for check-in first.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Parent Oasis
Location: Outside Residence Halls
Description: Sit back and relax while your student moves into the residence hall. Free beverages, snacks and hospitality provided by the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations.

11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Stop by the Owen Center
Location: SFS / Registrar’s Office Open; Suite #201
Description: Description: Work on your class schedule with your academic advisor, and/or meet with a Student Financial Services advisor to discuss your financial aid or to make a payment.

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Lunch
Location: Location: Emeriti Dining Center

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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FYE Group Meetings
Location: Bean Scene Coffee Shop
Description: Connect with your FYE leader

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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TraC Group Meetings
Location: Bean Scene Coffee Shop
Description: Connect with your TraC leader

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Transfer 101
Location: Owen Student Services Center #204
Description: Learn to map out a personal graduation plan, know what you owe for student loans, and plan for successfully paying them off. Receive an introduction to Career Services’ myriad of resources. – Bring your laptop.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Parents Connection Workshop
Location: LaBaume-Rudat Hall #204
Description: Parents are invited to a panel discussion led by staff members who serve parents and students.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Parents and Faculty Reception
Location: Science and Nursing Building
Description: An hors d’oeuvres reception in our Science and Nursing Building.

5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

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Dinner
Location: Emeriti Dining Center

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Rock Wall Open

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Welcome Chapel and Student Prayer Dedication
Location: James M. Grant Student Life Center

8:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

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Goodbye, Parents

8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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All New Residents Meeting
Location: LaBaume-Rudat Hall #204
Description: Meet your Residence Life staff and hear about community life in the residence halls.

8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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Commuter Reception
Location: The Nest
Description: All students who are living off-campus this year are welcome to join us for a time of dessert and fellowship in the Nest!

Saturday, Sept. 3

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

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Breakfast
Location: Emeriti Dining Center
Description:If you are a student, come to breakfast in some clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty, and be prepared to grab a quick breakfast.

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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Parent Breakfast (Optional)
Location: Emeriti Dining Center

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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FYE and TraC Retreat
Location: Meet at the Cross
Description: A day-long faculty led retreat where FYE students get to know faculty and each other. Wear comfortable closed-toed shoes, and clothing that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.


Sunday, Sept. 4

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

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Breakfast
Location: Emeriti Dining Center

8:30 a.m.

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Worship at Local Churches
Location: Meet at the Cross (if you need a ride)
Description: Carpool or caravan to local churches for morning worship.

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Lunch
Location: Emeriti Dining Center

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Sunday Fun Day
Location: Meet at the Pavilion (outside the Emeriti Dining Center)
Description: Join us for games and a time to hang out.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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FYE/TraC Groups Meet
Location: Meet at the Globe

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Dinner
Location: Emeriti Dining Center

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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FYE /TraC Games
Location: Sun Oaks & Fitness Club
Description: This is a time-honored tradition of FYE and TraC. Scream, yell, chant, cheer, and play your way to the top to be crowned the winner of “The Games.”

Monday, Sept. 5

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

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Breakfast
Location: Emeriti Dining Center

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

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Haven Tutorial
Location: LaBaume-Rudat Hall #204
Description: Please bring your laptop and earbuds.

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Department Meetings
Location: TBD

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Complete CSI Survey
Location: Computer Lab, Francis-Grubbs Learning Center #118
Description: Please bring your laptop and meet at the computer lab located on the first floor of the Grubbs Center (Library).

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Lunch
Location: Emeriti Dining Center

11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Stop by the Owen Center
Location: SFS / Registrar’s Office Open; Suite #201
Description: Description: Work on your class schedule with your academic advisor, and/or meet with a Student Financial Services advisor to discuss your financial aid or to make a payment.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Music Auditions
Location: James M. Grant Student Life Center
Description: Auditions for various vocal and instrumental ensembles. Sign up in the Music Department lobby to learn more about the requirements.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Freshman Survey Option 1
Location: LaBaume-Rudat Hall First Floor
Description: Two sessions are offered to accommodate those doing placement testing. Please attend the session that works best with your schedule.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Math Placement Exam
Location: Academic Success Center (Owen Center)

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Freshman Survey Option 2
Location: LaBaume-Rudat Hall First Floor
Description: Two sessions are offered to accommodate those doing placement testing. Please attend the session that works best with your schedule.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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English Placement Exam
Location: Academic Success Center (Owen Center)

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Res Life Color Wars
Location: The Practice Field (behind the cross)
Description: Each residence hall will join together as a team to compete in a color war competition. What's a color war you might ask? Think color run meets field day...with water!!! Each team will be assigned a different color to represent their hall, and in the end, teams will be judged based on which color is most visible after the battle. And, of course, team spirit will also be given additional points in final judging! In order to compete, residents should bring a white t-shirt that can be permanently stained with color, and be ready to run!

6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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Block Party
Location: Simpson BLVD
Description: Come for dinner, stay for the dancing. This is a time for our new students to get to know our returning students, and for all to have a good time.

9:45 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.

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Red Hawk Madness
Location: James M. Grant Student Life Center
Description: Come meet your fall student athletes in the first rally of the year and show your Red Hawk pride. Games, entertainment, and Simpson swag. You don't want to miss it!.

 


Orientation is a mandatory event. All accepted students are required to register in advance.

Please contact admissions at (530) 226-4606 or email admissions@simpsonu.edu if you have any questions.

FALL 2016
Aug. 16 Tuesday ASPIRE Orientation (5-7 pm)

Fall 2016

  • MACP - August 12
  • New Credential Student - August 25
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