Parent Orientation

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Parent Orientation 2014

What appears below is a working copy of the 2014 Parent Orientation schedule.  Final schedules with detailed program descriptions will be available at Orientation check in. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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
2:30pm-3:15pm New To College (Introduction for parents of first generation students)
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
, Dean of Multicultural Life
, Multicultural Counselor, MAX Center
3:00pm-4:30pm Campus Tours (optional)
Tours will depart from the campus flagpole at 3:00, 3:15, and 3:30pm
(in the event of rain, tours will depart from Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel)
4:45pm-6:00pm Picnic dinner for new students and families
Bateman Plaza and Chapel Lawn (if rain, Field House)
6:45pm New Student Welcome
Old Main Lawn (if rain, Leonard Center Alumni Gym)
Rothin Datta '16, Macalester College Student Government President
Laurie Hamre, Vice President of Student Affairs
Kathleen M. Murray, Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Brian Rosenberg, President
8:00pm Parents' Reception at Alumni House
Alumni House

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014

8:00am-9:00am Bagel Breakfast with Rabbi Barry Cytron
Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
, Jewish Chaplain and Assistant Director for Religious and Spiritual Life
8:15am-9:00am Continental Breakfast (provided for those who purchased meal ticket packages)
Kagin Commons
9:00am-9:20am Welcome! Getting Connected to Mac
Kagin Ballroom
Meet Dean of Students , Director of Academic Programs , members of the Residential Life staff, and other faculty on campus and learn about resources and involvement at Mac. Bring your questions.
9:20am-10:00am Living at Mac
Kagin Ballroom

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

Residence Hall Guide for Parents

, Residence Hall Director
, Residence Hall Director
, Associate Director, Residential Life
, Director of Campus Life
10:10am-11:00am 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.
Associate Director, Health and Wellness Center - Counseling Services, Licensed Psychologist
, Medical Director, Specialty training: Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
11:00am-11:30am Academic Overview and Resources for Parents
Kagin Ballroom
Hear from the Director of Academic Programs about academics at Macalester.

Academic Programs Office
Academic Advising at Macalester

, Director of Academic Programs
11am-1:30pm Cafe Mac open (board plan for students, others may pay)
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
11:45am-12:30pm Parents: Meet the FYC Professors
Various Locations
1:30pm-2:15pm Parents: Conversations with Current Students
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
2:30pm-3:15pm World Languages at Macalester 
Olin-Rice Science Center, Smail Gallery (Main Floor)
2:30pm-3:15pm Parents: Absolute Reality
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
3:30pm-4:15pm Parents: Academic Experience or Workshop Sessions
4:15pm-5:15pm 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
6:15pm-6:45pm Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Open House
Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
, Jewish Chaplain & Assistant Director for Religious and Spiritual Life
, Lilly Program Associate
, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Staff
, Chaplain & Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life
6:45pm-7:15pm Lives of Commitment Reception (for Lives of Commitment participants and their families)
Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014

7:30am-9:30am Cafe Mac open (board plan for students, others may pay)
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
9:00am-10:15am Department of Multicultural Life Open House/Reception
Lealtad-Suzuki Center, Kagin Commons
, Director, Lealtad-Suzuki Center
, Assistant Director, Lealtad-Suzuki Center
, Dean of Multicultural Life
, Multicultural Counselor, MAX Center
11:00am-11:45am Optional Parent Drop-In Session
Alumni House Backyard

Before leaving campus, parents are welcome to check in with staff members, ask last-minute questions, and get information about anything you might have missed during Orientation.