New students welcomed for Orientation 2000

Fri, 2012-07-20 10:32 -- univcomm

  Date:   8/24/2000

  Title:  New students welcomed for Orientation 2000

Anderson University is setting the stage for the start of another school year with the theme “On Your Mark…,” which will welcome new students between August 31 and September 4 who are preparing for the 2000–2001 academic year. According to Kerri Spencer, orientation coordinator for the Campus Activities Board (CAB) office, there will be sessions for both parents and students to help them become familiar with faculty, staff and resident directors. In addition, students will fill out paperwork, financial aid and discover where to go for help during the academic year.

“Orientation is something Anderson University always targets to help students feel welcomed and have fun when they first get here,” said Spencer. “It gets them oriented with campus and what we’re about and what’s going to happen during the school year, plus freshman get a chance to meet new people. There’s a part of orientation called College Life 101 where different faculty and staff members will lead a group – that helps, especially if this is a first child to go away to school.”

2000 Orientation schedule includes:

Wednesday, August 30:
Move-In Day
Outdoor Movie and Root Beer Social (night activity, Smith-Martin courtyard)

Thursday, August 31:
Parents Orientation Schedule
8 a.m. – Hospitality in Kane dining room (Olt Student Center)
8:30a.m. – Worship and Devotions, Miller Chapel (School of Theology)
9:15 a.m. – Q&A with President’s Leadership Team (location to be announced)
10:15 a.m. – Snack Break in Kane dining room (Olt Student Center)
10:45 a.m. – Parent’s Panel (location to be announced)
11:30 a.m. – College Life 101: What’s Really Going On? (location to be announced)
1 p.m. – Lunch in the MarketPlace (Olt Student Center)
2:30 p.m. – Meet the RD’s and the Off-Campus Advisor (location to be announced)
7 p.m. – President’s Convocation & Reception (location to be announced)

Friday, September 1:
New Student Schedule
9:30 a.m. – Family Group Meetings (assigned classrooms)
10:30 a.m. – Rally in the Valley
11 a.m. – Community Expectations with H. L. Baker, dean of students (location to be announced)
12 noon – Lunch in the Marketplace (Olt Student Center)
1:30 p.m. – Academic Success with Dr. Carl Caldwell, vice president for Academic Affairs and dean (location to be announced)
2:30p.m. – Picture Scavenger Hunt (all campus – location to be announced)
4 p.m. – Free time
6 p.m. – Dinner in the Marketplace (Olt Student Center)
8 p.m. – Concert and Drama in the Valley
9:30p.m. – Armageddon Game (valley - campus wide activity)

Saturday, September 2:
10 a.m. – Family Group Meeting (assigned classrooms)
10:45 a.m. – Celebrating Differences with Cynthia Casey, director of multicultural student services (location to be announced).
12:00 p.m. – Lunch in the Marketplace (Olt Student Center)
1:30p.m. – Healthy Relationships with Jackie Sellers, director of counseling services (location to be announced)
6 p.m. – Dinner in the Marketplace (Olt Student Center)
7:30 p.m. – Worship Service/Freshman Hike (starts in valley)
Square Dance in Smith/Martin Courtyard (time to be announced)

Sunday, September 3:
3 p.m – 5 p.m. – Mentor Home Visits
9 p.m. – Ice Cream Social and Karaoke in Marketplace (Olt Student Center)

Monday, September 4:
10:30 a.m.– Service Projects (Around Anderson and on Campus, meet at Helios Fountain, north side of Hartung Hall, facing the valley)
2 p.m. – Outdoor activities start volleyball tourney, soccer, frisbee, badminton, etc. (Smith/Martin courtyard)
4:45 p.m. – Labor Day Picnic for all students, faculty/staff and families (Smith/Martin courtyard)
7:30 p.m. – T.O.P.P. (Time of Praise and Prayer) around bonfire (Smith/Martin courtyard).

For more information regarding Orientation 2000 at Anderson University please contact the Campus Activities Board office at (765) 641-4214, or email Brad Bowser, director of student activities at

Anderson University is a private, four-year, liberal arts institution of approximately 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors of study and graduate degree programs in business, education and theology.