Fall 2017 Orientation Information and Schedule

There is a reason we plan Orientation activities the way we do, and you should plan to participate in all of it. Events are designed to help you meet not only fellow students, but many CMU faculty and staff. You’ll learn everything you need to know about the University campus.

Friday, August 18

9:00-11:00 am Resident Check-in and Validation, Residence Hall & Student Center
Staff from the Business Office, Financial Aid Office, Registrar and Parking, among others, will be on hand to handle last-minute details and questions.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Lunch

1:15 pm Co-Curricular Family Meetings, Thogmorton Center, Student Center, Recital Hall

2:00 pm President’s Welcome
The beginning of COLLEGE! Time to get that last $20. Attend as a family, but say your goodbyes ahead of time.
Raffle give a ways for parents

2:30 pm Parent Session, Linn Memorial
Play Heads and Tails with Parents

2:00 – 4:00 pm Play Fair and Get to Know you Session (students only), Puckett Field House then Jacobs Conference Center (4th floor Student Center) It’s fun!! It’s the perfect way to begin new friendships.

4:00 pm Meet your CMU 101 Professor and Classmates, Various classrooms (orientation leaders will escort)

6:00 pm Freshman Dinner (being served by Resident Hall RAs), 4th floor Student Center

8:00 pm Comedian

10:00 pm Outdoor Movie & Pizza

Saturday, August 19

9:00 am -10:00am Breakfast, Puckett Field House

10:00 am – 12:30 pm CFS Service Project, Meet at Puckett Field House

12:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch w/ Orientation Group, ISACC Bergsten Dining Hall

1:00 - 1:50 pm Speaker, Pete Mahurin, Puckett Field House

2:00 - 6:30pm Service Leadership Training with National Guard & Eagle Activities

6:30 pm Themed Dinner

8:00 pm Speaker Donn Harrison, Linn Memorial

9:00 p.m. Magician Devin

9:30 pm Outdoor Movie & Pizza

Sunday, August 20

10:30 am Casual/Contemporary Worship Service with Chorale, Linn Memorial

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Brunch, Bergsten Dining Hall

1:00 - 6:00 pm CMU Trivia

6:00 – 6:30 pm Student led worship service w/Fayette Community outside service, C-Bench area

6:30 – 7:15 pm Dinner outside, C-Bench area

Monday, August 21

8:00 am Classes Begin!

7:45 - 9:00 am Coffee & Donuts, Around Campus - CMU Admissions

11:00 am - 2:00 pm Solar Eclipse Lunch, President Drake’s House/Observatory.

9:00 -11:00 pm Greek Welcome Back Bash, Davis Field

Tuesday, August 22

10:00 am Chapel, Linn Memorial Church

5:30 - 7:00 pm Central Methodist Student Fair & Dinner, Fayette City Square (Dining Hall closed)
Student organizations, Fayette merchants and Fresh Ideas. Student also enjoy novelty activities.

8:30pm-10pm, Res Hall Socials

Wednesday, August 23

Eagle Pride Day

12-1:00 pm Honors Meeting w/Dr. Bradley

6:00 pm Free Movie at Regal Theater, Free transportation and movie! Sign up in OSD

Thursday, August 24

10:00 am Convocation, Linn Memorial
All freshmen required to participate for CMU101 class.

2:30 - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break, Inman Plaza
Root beer floats courtesy CMU Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations

7:00 -9:00 p.m. “The Hook Up,” Sexual Assault speaker, Linn Memorial UMC

Friday, August 25

12:30 pm Pep Rally Lunch, ISACC Quad

Saturday, August 26

Get Big 101 with Coach Mangum: Freshman Athletic Teams

Tuesday, September 5

7:00-9:00 pm "Shot of Reality" Alcohol Awareness Speaker, Linn Memorial