AU set for new students during orientation

Wed, 2012-07-25 08:45 -- univcomm

Anderson University is preparing to welcome the largest freshman class ever to campus between August 28 and September 2 for the start of another school year. The theme for the 2002 New Student Orientation is “Movin’ On Up.” According to J.R. Kerr, director of Student Activities, the goal of orientation is to provide a place for new students to be engaged by the mission and purpose of AU and to be welcomed by faculty, staff and residence directors. “In regards to Orientation we are certainly very excited about the freshman class that will be arriving here at AU,” said Kerr. “As a university we have high expectations for this years freshman class. We are truly looking forward to the impact these students will have on AU culture and eventually upon the people in their worlds.”

The 2002 orientation schedule includes:


Thursday, August 29, 2002
8:00am - Hospitality Room (Kane Dining Room)
8:30am - Worship and Devotions led by CAB and Devotions by Dr. David Markle
9:15am - Q&A with President's Leadership Team
10:15am - Snack Break in Hospitality Room (Kane)
10:45am - Parent's Panel
11:30am - College Life 101
1:00pm - Lunch
2:30pm - Meet the RD's and the Off-Campus Advisor
3:30pm - Parent’s Tour the Wellness Center
7:00pm - President's Convocation & Reception


Wednesday, August 28
10am-2pm - New Student Move-in
7:30 pm - Root Beer Float Social
8:00 pm - Outdoor Movie
10pm-12am - Meijer Extravaganza

Thursday, August 29, 2002
12:00pm - Multicultural Luncheon and Reception
7:00pm - President's Convocation &Reception
10:30pm - 3 R's (Dorms) RD's, RA's and Residents

Friday, August 30, 2002
9:30am - Family Group Meetings
10:30am - Rally in the Valley
11:00am - COMMUNITY LIFE (Brent Baker)
12:00pm - Lunch with Family Group
12:00pm - Transfer Student Lunch (Decker Patio)
1:30pm - ACADEMIC SUCCESS (Carl Caldwell)
2:30pm - Real Life at AU
4:00pm - FREE TIME
6:00pm - Dinner
8:30pm - Outdoor Coffeehouse
10:30pm - Cosmic Bowling (Cooper’s)

Saturday, August 31, 2002
9:30am - Family Group Meeting
10:30am - Building Community 101 (Byrum Hall)
11:30am - Healthy Relationships (Byrum Hall)
12:30pm - Lunch with Family Group
1:30pm - Free Time
Women’s Soccer @ 11:00am
Men’s Soccer @ 3:30pm
6:00pm - Dinner (Marketplace or Haven)
7:30pm - Movin on UP…
Worship Service & Freshman Hike
Followed by a Square Dance

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002
Morning - Church
11:30am - Brunch
3-5pm - Mentor Home visits
7-9pm - Community Churches Activity
9:15pm - Ice Cream Social and Karaoke

Monday, Sept. 2, 2002
10:30am - Service Projects
2:00pm - Labor Day Volleyball Tourney
4:45pm - Labor Day Campus Picnic (Creative Dining)
7:30pm - T.O.P.P. (Led by Open Door)