Welcome to your new family of scholars, friends, and the most amazing faculty you will ever experience. Our goal is to support the CMU mission of academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility. Freshman Orientation provides an amazing introduction to University life; you will be led by fellow students through a week of helpful, educational, and fun activities. Expect things like a ropes course, scavenger hunt, talent show, professional entertainers, and an introduction to community service; you’ll make a ton of new friends and know a lot more about CMU when it’s over.
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
Office of Student Development
- Inman Student & Community Center
Assistant Dean of Student Engagement
- Philips-Robb Recreation Center
William Rambo, III
Assistant Coordinator of Student Activities
- Philips-Robb Recreation Center