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.

Student upside down on a carnival rideIn 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.

    First-year student     Transfer student

2017 Student Schedule

Subject to change

Friday, August 25

     10 a.m.–5 p.m. Residence Hall Check-In
     10 a.m.–5 p.m ID Card & Yearbook Photo Sessions
     11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch (Phelps Hall)
     1–5 p.m Resource Room
     4–7 p.m.   Dinner (Phelps Hall)
     6:15–7:15 p.m Residence Hall Meetings
     7:30–9:15 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #1
     9:30–11 p.m. Orientation Extravaganza

Saturday, August 26

     7:30–9 a.m. Breakfast (Phelps Hall)
     8–11 a.m. ID Card & Yearbook Photo Sessions
     9 a.m.–1 p.m. Resource Room
     9:30–10:15 a.m. New Student Seminars
     10:30–11:30 a.m. New Student Opening Session
     11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch (Phelps Hall)
     11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Generational Reception (by invitation)
     1:30 p.m. New Student Picture 
     2–3:30 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #2
     4–5 p.m. First Year Seminar (FYS) Meetings
     4–5 p.m. Transfer Students: Tracking Your Degree Progress (Winants Auditorium)
     5–6:30 p.m. Dinner (Pine Grove)
     7:30–8:30 p.m. Get to Know Your Resident Assistant
     8:30–10 p.m. Playfair
     10 p.m.–12 a.m. Block Party

Sunday, August 27

     10–11 a.m. Worship Service
     11 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Brunch (Phelps Hall)
     1:30 p.m. Line-up for Opening Convocation (semi-formal attire)
     1:50–3:30 p.m. Opening Convocation
     3:30–5 p.m. Time for Goodbyes & Family Photos
     6:30–7:30 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #3 (Group A)
     4:45–7 p.m. Dinner (Phelps Hall)
     8–9 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #3 (Group B)

Monday, August 28

     7:30–9:30 a.m. Breakfast (Phelps Hall)
     8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FYS Academic Advisor Meetings
     9–11 a.m. Work-Awarded Job Fair (by invitation)
     11 a.m.–2:15 P.M. Lunch (Phelps Hall)
     1–3 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting #4
     3–5 p.m. Activities and Volunteer Fair
     5:00–7:30 p.m. Dinner (Phelps Hall)
     9–11 p.m. Groovin‘ in the Grove

Tuesday, August 29

     8 a.m Classes begin

Schedules are subject to change. A final schedule will be provided on your arrival in August. 

A $110 one-time standard fee is charged to all incoming students for Orientation. It covers all the events of Orientation, making it possible for all students and families to participate in as much as they choose. Don't forget to RSVP for Orientation!