Orientation Schedule

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Orientation 2015

What appears below is a working copy of the 2015 Student Orientation schedule.  Final schedules with detailed program descriptions will be available at Orientation check-in. 

FRIday, August 28, 2015

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.  Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Check-in (for Residence Halls and Orientation)
Kagin Lawn (if rain, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons)                              
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Resource Fair
Campus Center Second Floor Atrium
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Information Technology Services Drop-In
Neill Hall, Third Floor
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Library Drop-In
DeWitt Wallace Library
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Library Orientation Events
DeWitt Wallace Library, Harmon Room

9:00 -11:00 a.m. Coffee and Cookies
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Meet Your Librarians
1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Mini-Golf
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Root Beer Floats (while supplies last)
10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Mac Chips Reception (for alumni parents and their new students)
Alumni House
11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.         Cafe Mac Open for Lunch
Tickets Available at Campus Center Info Desk
4:00 p.m. -4:45 p.m. Lives of Commitment (LOC) Reception for participants and their families (optional)
5:00 p.m. -6:15 p.m. Zero Waste All-Campus Welcome Dinner for new students and families
Bateman Plaza and Chapel Lawn (if rain, Leonard Center Field House)
6:15 p.m. Scottish Clans Line Up for New Student Welcome
Shaw Field (if rain, Leonard Center Field House)
6:45 p.m. New Student Welcome
Old Main Lawn (if rain, Leonard Center Alumni Gym)
8:00 p.m. Scottish Clans Meet
Various locations
9:00 p.m. Welcome to Your Life at Mac
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons
10:00 p.m. First Community Meetings
Residence Halls
11:00 p.m. Residence Hall Socials

SaturDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015

7:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m. Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast 
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
8:00 a.m. - 4:00  p.m.     Information Technology Services Drop-In
Neill Hall, Third Floor
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Placement Tests for Asian Languages
Location TBA
9:00 a.m. -9:45 a.m. The Macalester News Hour
Leonard Center Gym
10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Transfer/Exchange Student Orientation Library Session

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. First Year Course Meetings
Various locations
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm. Scottish Clan Time
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.     Cafe Mac open for Lunch 
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Transfer Orientation Registrar/Academic Programs
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Academic Advising Appointments
Various locations

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Exchange Student Session with Academic Programs/Registrar

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. World Languages At Macalester (Session 1)
Olin-Rice Science Center, Smail Gallery
2:15  - 3:00 p.m. World Languages At Macalester (Session 2)
Olin-Rice Science Center, Smail Gallery
3:45  - 4:30 p.m. This Matters at Mac:  Making Healthy Choices
Leonard Center Gym
5:00  - 7:30 p.m. Cafe Mac Open for Dinner
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Open House and Dessert Reception
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. This Matters at Mac: Being a Sustainable Scot
Leonard Center Gym
9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Campus Center Extravaganza (with Live Band Karaoke)
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015    

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Academic Advising Appointments
Various locations
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Department of Multicultural Open House 
Kagin Commons, Lealtad-Suzuki Center
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Student Employment Orientation Session 1 
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall
All students with work-study must attend a session.
11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Workshops
11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Gap Year Luncheon
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cafe Mac Open for Lunch
12:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Academic Advising Appointments
Various locations
1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. Student Employment Orientation Session 2
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall
All students with work-study must attend a session
2:15 p.m. -3:15 p.m. Bon Appetit Employee Orientation
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall
3:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt
Leonard Center Gym

4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m. This Matters @ Mac: Understanding Consent
Leonard Center Gym
5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Cafe Mac Open for Dinner
5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Pluralism & Unity Dinner
Kagin Commons, first floor
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This Matters @ Mac: Engaging in a Diverse Community
Leonard Center Gym
9:00 p.m. Evening Event by Program Board

Monday, AUGUST 31, 2015

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast                                                            
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Mac Reads Event
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Cafe Mac Open for Lunch

11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Transfer/Exchange Orientation with Faculty and Staff

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ESP Luncheon
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Faces of Mac
Leonard Center Gym

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Beginning your Macalester Journey
Leonard Center Gym

5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Cafe Mac Open for Dinner                                                          
8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Class of 2019 Talent Show
Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom

Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast                                                           
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Into the Streets Session 1
9:00 a.m -11:00 a.m. Asessment 1
11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Assessment 2
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Cafe Mac Open for Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Assessment 3
1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Into the Streets Session 2
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Assessment 4
5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Lavender Reception
Weyerhaeuser Hall, Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cafe Mac Open for Dinner
8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Carnival Life with Res Life