/ Paul G. Fried Center for Global Engagement

International & TCK Student Orientation Schedule

August 18–25, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

8 a.m. Breakfast Phelps Dining Hall
9 A.M. Welcome and Introductions with Families Martha Miller Center (MMC)
– 1st Floor Rotunda
10 a.m. Student Expectations and Icebreakers MMC – Room 239
11:30 a.m. Explore Michigan Meeting MMC – Room 239
12 p.m (NOON) Lunch Phelps Dining Hall
1 p.m. Logistics Session I:
• ID Photos
• Cell Phones
• Photocopying (Passport, I-20, DS 2019, 1-94)
MMC – Room 239
3 p.m. Free Time
• Bank Account set-up (optional)
• Bookstore (optional)
 
6 P.M. Welcome Dinner Alpen Rose Restaurant
8 p.m. Shopping at Meijer/Free Time (optional) Meet at MMC – 1st Floor Rotunda

Saturday, August 19–Monday, August 21, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8 a.m. Breakfast Phelps Dining Hall
9 a.m. OA Activity and Orientation Overview Martha Miller Center (MMC)
– Room 239
10 a.m. Immigration Session I:
• On-Campus Employment
• Social Security Number
•Driver's License

Note: concurrent TCK session with Amy Otis-Degrau (parent session)

MMC – Room 239
11 a.m. Break MMC – Room 239
11:10 a.m. Academic Session I: Plagiarism (Rachel Bishop) MMC – Room 239
12 p.m. (noon) Lunch Phelps Dining Hall
1 p.m. Scavenger Hunt MMC – Room 239
3 P.M. Share Your Findings/Prizes MMC – Room 239
3:30 p.m. Cultural Adjustment Session I: Host Family (Jasmine Lowell) MMC – Room 239
4 P.M. OAs and International Students Activity MMC – Room 239
5 p.m. Dinner (You may eat with families at Maas) Phelps Dining Hall: 5:00 p.m. Maas Auditorium: 6:00 p.m.
7–10 p.m. Shopping trip to Wal-Mart (optional) Meet in MMC – 1st Floor Rotunda

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

8 a.m. Breakfast Phelps Dining Hall
9 a.m. Academic Session II: Faculty Panel Martha Miller Center (MMC) – Room 239
10 a.m. Break and OA/OD Activity MMC – Room 239
11 a.m. Academic Session III:
• 11:00–11:15 a.m. – Academic Success Center (Janet Pinkham)
• 11:20–11:35 a.m. – Library (Rachel Bishop)
MMC – Room 239
12 p.m. (Noon) Lunch Phelps Dining Hall
1 p.m. Academic Session IV: Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing (Director: Mark Lewison) MMC – Room 239
2 p.m. Academic Session V: Student Panel Returning student's perspectives on classroom culture:
• Home assignments
• Professors
• Exams
• Quizzes
• Study groups
• Balancing social and academic life
MMC – Room 239
3 p.m. Fried Center for Global Communication Staff:
• IRC
• International student advisor role
• Images
• Food fair
• Calendar
MMC – Room 239
4 p.m. Free Time  
5 p.m. Dinner Phelps Dining Hall
7 p.m. Frozen Yogurt – Downtown Holland Meet in MMC – 1st Floor Rotunda

Thursday, August 24, 2017

8 a.m. Breakfast Phelps Dining Hall
9 a.m. Title IX (Sara Dorer and Christian Gibson) Martha Miller Center (MMC) – Room 239
9:30 a.m. Cultural Adjustment Session II:
• Cultural differences
• Campus life in America
MMC – Room 239
10 A.M. OD/OA Activity MMC – Room 239
10:30 a.m. Academic Session VI: Academic Success and Setting Academic Expectations (Dr. Ryan White) MMC – Room 239
11:30 a.m. New Student Orientation (Jackie and Allie) MMC – Room 239
12 p.m. (noon) Lunch Phelps Dining Hall
1 p.m. • Logistics Session II: Health Fair
• Counseling and Confidentiality (Kristen Gray)
MMC – Room 239
2 p.m. Immigration Session II:
• Traveling
• PDSO/DSO
• Maintaining status

Note: TCK session with Amy Otis-DeGrau
MMC – Room 239
4 P.M. Dinner at Kollen Park Meet at MMC – 1st Floor Rotunda
8 p.m. Shopping trip to Meijer (optional) Meet at MMC – 1st Floor Rotunda

Friday, August 25, 2017

8 a.m. Breakfast Phelps Dining Hall
10 a.m. International Orientation Wrap-up Session (Note: Families may join the wrap-up session at 10:45 a.m.) Martha Miller Center (MMC) – Room 239
11:30 a.m. Students with questions may see Habeeb Awad MMC – Room 118
12 p.m.
(noon)
Lunch Phelps Dining Hall
1 p.m. Join the Hope College student orientation for all students!