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 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Check-in (for Residence Halls and Orientation)                     
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Resource Fair
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Information Technology Services Drop-In
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Library Drop-In
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Library Orientation Events
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.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)
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.         Cafe Mac Open for Lunch
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
6:15 p.m. Scottish Clans Line Up for New Student Welcome
6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. New Student Welcome
7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Scottish Clans Meet
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Welcome to Your Life at Mac
10:15 p.m. - 11:15 p.m. First Residence Hall Community Meetings

SaturDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast 
8:00 a.m. - 4:00  p.m.     Information Technology Services Drop-In
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Placement Tests for Asian Languages
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. The Macalester News Hour
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Transfer/Exchange Student Orientation Library Session

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. First Year Course Meetings
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Library Drop-In
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm. Scottish Clan Time
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.     Cafe Mac open for Lunch 
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Transfer Orientation Registrar/Academic Programs
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Academic Advising Appointments

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Exchange Student Session with Academic Programs/Registrar

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. World Languages At Macalester (Session 1)
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Workshops and Open Dialogue Circles

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. World Languages At Macalester (Session 2)
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Workshops and Open Dialogue Circles
3:45  p.m. - 4:45 p.m. This Matters at Mac:  Making Healthy Choices
5:00  p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cafe Mac Open for Dinner
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Open House and Dessert Reception
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This Matters at Mac: Being a Sustainable Scot
9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Campus Center Extravaganza (with Live Band Karaoke)

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
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Department of Multicultural Open House 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Student Employment Orientation Session 1 
All students with work-study must attend a session.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Workshops and Open Dialogue Circles
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
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Student Employment Orientation Session 2
All students with work-study must attend a session
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Workshops and Open Dialogue Circles
2:15 p.m. -3:15 p.m. Bon Appetit Employee Orientation
2:45 p.m. Report to Scottish Clan Meeting Spaces
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Scottish Clan Meeting
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. This Matters @ Mac: Understanding Consent
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cafe Mac Open for Dinner
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pluralism & Unity Dinner
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This Matters @ Mac: Engaging in a Diverse Community
9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hypnotist Brought to You by Program Board

Monday, AUGUST 31, 2015

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast                                                            
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Mac Reads Event
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 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. Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) Luncheon
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Faces of Mac

3:05 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This Matters @ Mac: Civic Engagement

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Beginning your Macalester Journey

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Scottish Clan Meetings

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cafe Mac Open for Dinner                                                          
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Transfer/Exchange: Off-Campus Dinner (Midtown Global Market)
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Class of 2019 Talent Show

Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast                                                           
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Scottish Clan Meetings: Morning Into the Streets Participants
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Into the Streets Session 1
9:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. Assessment 1
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Assessment 2
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cafe Mac Open for Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Assessment 3
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Scottish Clan Meetings: Afternoon Into the Street Participants
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
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cafe Mac Open for Dinner
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Second Community Meetings