Orientation Schedules

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Orientation 2014

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

Thursday, August 28, 2014


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

9:00-11:00am Coffee and Cookies
1:30-02:30pm Meet Your Librarians
1:30-04:00pm Mini-Golf
2:30-04:00pm Root-Beer Floats (while supplies last)
10:30am-11:30am Mac Chips Reception (for alumni parents and their new students)
Alumni House
11:00am-1:30pm Cafe Mac Open for Lunch
Tickets Available at Campus Center InfoDesk
3:00pm-4:30pm Campus Tours (optional)
Tours will depart at 3:00, 3:15, and 3:30pm from the campus flagpole
(if rain, tours will depart from Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel)
4:45pm-6:00pm Zero Waste All-Campus Picnic Dinner for new students and families
Bateman Plaza and Chapel Lawn (if rain, Leonard Center Field House)
6:20pm Scottish Clans Line Up for New Student Welcome
Shaw Field (if rain, Leonard Center Field House)
6:45pm New Student Welcome
Old Main Lawn (if rain, Leonard Center Alumni Gym)
7:45pm Scottish Clans Meet
Various locations
8:00pm Parents' Reception
Alumni House
9:00pm First Community Meetings
Residence Halls
10:15pm Welcome to Your Life at Mac
Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014

7:30am-9:30am Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast 
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
8:00am-9:00am  Bagel Breakfast with Rabbi Barry Cytron  
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, Lower Level
8:00am-4:00pm Information Technology Services Drop-In
Neill Hall, Third Floor
8:30am-9:30am Placement Tests (Chemistry & Asian Languages)
Various locations
9:00am-4:00pm Library Drop-In
DeWitt Wallace Library
9:30am-10:15am Scottish Clans Meet
Various locations
10:30am-11:30am First Year Course Meetings
Various locations
10:45am-11:45am Transfers: Library & ITS Orientation
DeWitt Wallace Library, Room 206
11:00am-1:30pm Cafe Mac open for Lunch 
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
1:00pm-2:00pm The Macalester News Hour
Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom
2:15pm-3:30pm Transfers: Meet the Director of Academic Programs and the Registrar
Weyerhaeuser Hall, Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
2:15pm-5:15pm Academic Advising Appointments
Various locations
2:30pm-3:15pm World Languages At Macalester (Session 1)
Olin-Rice Science Center, Smail Gallery
3:15pm-4:00pm World Languages At Macalester (Session 2)
Olin-Rice Science Center, Smail Gallery
3:30pm-4:15pm Workshops (Session 1)
Various locations
5:00pm-7:30pm Cafe Mac Open for Dinner
6:15pm-6:45pm Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Open House 
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
6:45pm-7:15pm Lives of Commitment Reception 
Weyerhaeuser Hall, Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
7:30pm-9:45pm Faces of Macalester and Discussion
Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom
10:00pm Campus Center Extravaganza (with Live Band Karaoke)
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014     

7:30am-9:30am Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast
8:30am-11:30am Academic Advising Appointments
Various locations
9:00am-10:15am Department of Multicultural Open House 
Kagin Commons, Lealtad-Suzuki Center
10:30am-11:15am Workshops (Session 2)
Various locations
10:30am-11:15am Student Employment Orientation Session 1 
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall
All students with work-study must attend
11:00am-1:30pm Cafe Mac Open for Lunch
11:45am-1:00pm Transfers: Lunch with Deans and Directors
Weyerhaeuser Hall, Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
12:45pm-2:45pm Academic Advising Appointments
Various locations
1:00pm-1:45pm Workshops (Session 3)
Various locations
1:00pm-1:45pm Student Employment Orientation Session 2
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall
All students with work-study must attend either session
1:45pm-2:45pm Bon Appetit Employee Orientation
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall
2:00pm-2:45pm Workshops (Session 4)
Various locations
3:00pm-5:30pm This Matters @ Mac and Discussion
Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom
5:00pm-7:30pm Cafe Mac Open for Dinner
5:30pm-9:00pm Transfers: Dinner Off-Campus
Meet outside Weyerhaeuser Hall on Macalester Street
6:00pm-7:30pm Pluralism & Unity Dinner
Kagin Commons, first floor
8:00pm Scottish Clans Meet
Various locations
9:00pm Comedy Sportz (Social Event)
Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom
10:30pm Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Social Event)
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014

7:30am-9:30am Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast                                                            
9:00am-10:45am
9:00am-12:00pm Into the Streets (Session 1)
Off-campus
11:00am-12:45pm Assessment (Session 2)
Various locations
11:00am-1:30pm Cafe Mac Open for Lunch
1:00pm-2:45pm Assessment (Session 3)
Various locations
1:45pm-4:45pm Into the Streets (Session 2)
Off campus
3:00pm-4:45pm Assessment (Session 4)
Various locations
4:00pm-8:45pm Shuttles to/from the Minnesota State Fair
Meet outside Weyerhaeuser Hall on Macalester Street
5:00pm-7:30pm Cafe Mac Open for Dinner                                                          
9:30pm-11:30pm Class of 2018 Talent Show
Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

7:30am - 9:30am Cafe Mac Open for Breakfast                                                           
9:30am - 11:45am MacReads and Discussion
Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom
11:00am - 1:30pm Cafe Mac Open for Lunch
1:30pm - 2:45pm Surviving and Thriving at Mac
Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom
2:45pm - 3:45pm Scottish Clan Wrap-Up
Various locations
4:00pm - 5:30pm Lavender Reception
Weyerhaeuser Hall, Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
5:00pm - 7:30pm Cafe Mac Open for Dinner
5:30pm - 7:00pm Gap Year Student Dinner
Markim Hall, Davis Court
7:30pm Second Community Meeting
Residence Halls