Parent Orientation

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Parent Orientation 2015

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

friday, August 28, 2015

TimeLocation
7:30am-9:30am Cafe Mac Open
8:00am-3:00pm Check-In (for Residence Halls and Orientation)
Kagin Lawn (if rain, Kagin Ballroom)
10:30am-11:30am Mac Chips Reception (for alumni parents & their new students)
Alumni House
11:00am-1:30pm Cafe Mac Open for Lunch (tickets available to purchase at InfoDesk)
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, Cafe Mac
1:30pm-4:00pm Campus Tours (optional)
3:00pm-4:00pm New To College (Introduction for parents of first generation students)
Chris MacDonald-Dennis, , Dean of Multicultural Life
Sedric McClure, , Multicultural Counselor, MAX Center
4:00pm-4:45pm Lives of Commitment (LOC) Reception for students/families
5:00pm-6:15pm Welcome Dinner
Bateman Plaza
6:45pm New Student Welcome
Leonard Center Alumni Gym

8:00pm Parents' Reception at Alumni House
Lowe Dayton Commons, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center

Saturday, AUGUST 29, 2015

TimeLocation
7:30am-9:30am Cafe Mac Open
9:00am-9:45am Meet First Year Course Faculty
10:00am-10:30am The Macalester Experience
Kagin Ballroom
Meet Dean of Students Jim Hoppe, , Director of Academic Programs Ann Minnick, , members of the Residential Life staff, and other faculty on campus and learn about resources and involvement at Mac. Bring your questions!
10:30am-11:15am

Living at Mac
Kagin Ballroom

Learn about life and resources in the residence halls and meet Residential Life staff.

Residence Hall Guide for Parents

Marian Aden, , Residence Hall Director
Wayne Glass, , Residence Hall Director
Amanda Rae Barboza, , Assistant Director, Residential Life
Coco Du, , Director, Residential Life

11:30am-12:15pm Healthy Transitions
Kagin Ballroom
Hear from our Medical Director and one of our mental health counselors about services offered through the Health and Wellness Center.
Ted Rueff, , Associate Director, Health and Wellness Center - Counseling Services, Licensed Psychologist
Stephanie Walters, , Medical Director, Specialty training: Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
Lisa Broek, , Associate Director of Health Services, Health and Wellness Center
11am-1:30pm Cafe Mac open (board plan for students, others may pay)
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
1:30pm-2:15pm Support for Students with Disabilities
2:15pm-3:00pm Money Matters: Info on Employment, Banking, Budgeting

3:15pm-4:00pm Career Development Planning

4:15pm-5:00pm Parents: Q&A with President Brian Rosenberg
Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts

Bring your questions to a brief Q&A session with Macalester President Brian Rosenberg.
5:00pm-7:30pm Cafe Mac open (board plan for students, others may pay)
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
6:30pm-7:30pm Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Open House
Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
Rabbi Barry Cytron, , Jewish Chaplain & Assistant Director for Religious and Spiritual Life
Eily Marlow, , Lilly Program Associate
, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Staff
Rev. Kelly J. Stone, , Chaplain & Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life

Sunday, AUGUST 30, 2015

TimeLocation
7:30am-9:30am Cafe Mac open (board plan for students, others may pay)
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
9:00am-10:00am Department of Multicultural Life Open House/Reception
Lealtad-Suzuki Center, Kagin Commons,
Demetrius Colvin, ,Assistant Director, Lealtad-Suzuki Center
Chris MacDonald-Dennis, , Dean of Multicultural Life
Sedric McClure, , Multicultural Counselor, MAX Center