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Student Schedule

New Student Orientation is our way of introducing you to Hope’s traditions, experiences and current students — and the campus you’ll call home.

Erin Markley leading an OA groupIn addition to the events planned through the regular orientation program, we have several opportunities designed specifically for transfer students. As a transfer student, we know you don't need a welcome to college — but you do need a welcome to Hope. New Student Orientation will provide that.

2020 Student Schedule

Subject to change

Wednesday, August 12–Friday, August 14
Staggered Move-in for New Students

  • Bookstore will be open to pick-up school books from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Please check your email for information on how to submit your picture for your ID card

Wednesday, August 12

7–8:30 a.m. Breakfast in Phelps for Students (need ID)
8–11 a.m. Staggered Move-in Slot #1 (check-in at Residence Hall Tent)
8 a.m.–6 p.m. Commuter/Apartment/Cottage Check-in (Pine Grove-side BSC entrance)
8 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Family Table
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Textbook pickup
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch in Phelps for Students (need ID)
11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Staggered Move-in Slot #2 (check-in at Residence Hall Tent)
3–6 p.m. Staggered Move-in Slot #3 (check-in at Residence Hall Tent)
5–6:30 p.m. Dinner in Phelps for students (need ID)
7–8 p.m. Skits & Such #1 (Pine Grove/Kollen lawn)
8–9 p.m. Skits & Such #2

Thursday, August 13

7–8:30 a.m. Breakfast in Phelps for Students (need ID)
8–11 a.m. Staggered Move-in Slot #1 (check-in at Residence Hall Tent)
8 a.m.–6 p.m. Commuter/Apartment/Cottage Check-in (Pine Grove-side BSC entrance)
8 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Family Table
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Textbook pickup
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch in Phelps for Students (need ID)
11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Staggered Move-in Slot #2 (check-in at Residence Hall Tent)
3–6 p.m. Staggered Move-in Slot #3 (check-in at Residence Hall Tent)
5–6:30 p.m. Dinner in Phelps for students (need ID)
7–8 p.m. Skits & Such #1 (Pine Grove/Kollen lawn)
8–9 p.m. Skits & Such #2 (Pine Grove/Kollen lawn)

Friday, August 14

7–8:30 a.m. Breakfast in Phelps for Students (need ID)
8–11 a.m. Staggered Move-in Slot 1 (check-in at Residence Hall Tent)
8 a.m.–6 p.m. Commuter/Apartment/Cottage Check-in (Pine Grove-side BSC entrance)
8 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Family Table
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Textbook Pick-up
11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch in Phelps for Students (need ID)
11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Staggered Move-in Slot 2 (check-in at Residence Hall Tent)
3–6 p.m. Staggered Move-in Slot 3 (check-in at Residence Hall Tent)
4:30–6:30 p.m. Dinner in Phelps for students (need ID)
5–6 p.m. Transfer Welcome Dinner
6:30–7:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meeting #1
7:30–9:30 p.m. Orientation Team Gathering #1
9:30 p.m. Return to Residence Hall

Saturday, August 15

7:30–9:30 a.m. Breakfast in Phelps for students (need ID)
9:30–10:15 a.m.

New Student Academic Seminars
Access these Zoom meetings using the links below

10–4 p.m. Textbook Pick-Up
10:30–11:15 a.m. New Student Opening Session (Zoom link)
11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch in Phelps for students (need ID)
1:30–3:30 p.m. Orientation Team Gathering #2: Mindset Building
3:30–4:15 p.m. Walking tour with O-Team to find classes! (optional)
4:30–6:30 p.m. Picnic-themed Dinner! in Phelps (need ID)
7:30–8:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meeting #2
8:30–9:30 p.m. Virtual Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker

Sunday, August 16

8:30–9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast for students (need ID)
10:30 A.m.–1 p.m. Brunch in Phelps for students (need ID)
Noon–4 p.m. Textbook Pick-Up
2–3:30 p.m. Orientation Team Gathering #3: Respect, Responsibility, & Resources
3:30–4:30 p.m. Transfer Students Explore Downtown
3:30–7 p.m. FYS Advising Sessions
Each session will be 10 minutes long; some will be in-person and some will be online.
4:30–7 p.m. Dinner in Phelps for students (need ID)
8:30 p.m. Prepare for classes!

Monday, August 17

7:30–9:30 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Textbook Pick-Up
8 a.m. Classes Begin!