Sample First-Year Schedule

Sample First-Year Summer Orientation Schedule (as a guide for 2019)

A shell schedule for 2019 is posted below as a sample. Students and guests will receive a finalized schedule when they arrive at check-in. Click here to view a schedule for the first-year, two day orientation experience for the summer of 2018.

This schedule is subject to change.

Day 1 Orientation

7:30-8:30 am          Arrival (Double Drive)

7:30-9:00 am         Student and Guest Check-In

9:00-9:30 am         Welcome and Schedule Overview, Dodd Auditorium

9:30-10:00 am       The First Year Experience

10-10:10 am             Students depart for Success Workshops in HCC. Guests remain in Dodd Auditorium

Student Day 1 Morning Schedule

10:10-10:30 am       Student Travel Time to the Hurley Convergence Center

10:30-10:55 am      Student Success Workshop #1 (Hurley Convergence Center)
11:00-11:25 am       Student Success Workshop #2 (Hurley Convergence Center)

11:25-12:00pm       Time with Your Orientation Leader (OL)

12:00-12:45 pm      Lunch in OL groups (Chandler Ballroom, UC)

12:45-1:10pm          Dining & Domain of One’s Own

1:10-1:15 pm            Breakout into OL Groups

1:15-1:40pm            Summer Homework/Guide (various locations)

Guest Day 1 Morning Schedule

10:15-10:45 am       Advising: Your Guide to Day 2

10:45-11:15 am       Money Matters

11:15-11:45 am       Campus Safety

12:00-1:00pm       Lunch (Fourth Floor Dining Facility, UC)

1:00-1:15pm          Travel Time to Dodd Auditorium

1:15-1:40 pm         An Overview of Your Student’s Summer Homework

Students and Guests Return to Same Schedule

1:50-2:30 pm        Academic Expectations, Dodd Auditorium

2:30-2:40pm        Travel Time/Break

2:40-3:10pm         Off-Campus Student Session (Trinkle Hall)

2:40-3:10pm         Residential Student Session (Dodd Auditorium)

3:10-3:15pm         Break/Travel Time

3:15-5:05pm       Concurrent Sessions (students and guests may attend together)

3:15-5:00pm        Payment Plan Open Lab Time (Monroe)

3:15-3:45pm  Concurrent Session 1

       3:45-3:55pm  Travel Time

       3:55-4:25pm  Concurrent Session 2

       4:25-4:35pm  Travel Time

4:35-5:05pm  Concurrent Session 3

5:05-5:15pm  Travel Time

5:15-6:15pm         Dinner (Fourth Floor Dining, UC)

6:15pm               Guests say goodbye for the evening

6:15-7:15pm         Guest Reception with University Administration. Guests’ final program for the evening

6:15-6:30pm       Students meet their OLs, go to residence halls, and change for the evening

6:30-6:45 pm      Travel time to HCC

6:45-7:45pm       Student Programming UMW Live (HCC Digital Auditorium)

7:45-8:30pm      Time with your Orientation Leader
8:30-10:00pm   Choose Your Own Adventure (Evening Activities)

10:00-10:30pm  Meet your OL groups for t-shirts (Link) and pizza (2nd floor, UC)

Day 2  Schedule

Students Schedule

7:00-7:30am         Check-out of Res Hall

7:30-7:45am         Travel to UC, bring luggage to Virginia

7:45-9:00am         Breakfast with Dean Rucker & Upperclass Student Panel

9:15-10:00am       Tools for Registration and Degree Planning at UMW (Monroe Hall) – Anand

10:00-11:00am     Group and Individual Advising sessions

11:00-12:00pm    Academic Registration

12:00pm               Return to Virginia to collect luggage, find guests at HCC

Guest Schedule

8:00-8:50am      Guest Campus Resource Fair & Faculty Meet and Greet (Hurley Convergence Center)

9:00-12:00pm    First-Year Fundamentals (Hurley Convergence Center, Digital Auditorium)

  • 9:00-9:45am        Campus Wellness: Managing Health, Mental Health, and Release of Information Forms
  • 9:45-10:45am       Real Talk:  What to Expect as Your Student Transitions
  • 10:45-12:00pm    A Conversation with Dean Rucker:  How to Support Your Student During Their Transition – Dean Rucker

12:00pm              Reconnect with Student

12:30pm           Optional Guided Res Life tour