The schedule proposes that each day be assigned a topic. The day would begin with the mornings dedicated for exams, Athena courses, and housekeeping items (ex. New photo ID, entering the PE lottery, information on the learning communities) followed by an activity/speaker and then discussion groups when necessary. The evenings will be reserved for activities that provide a relaxed environment for the Class of 2006 to meet each other and other parts of their new community.
Tentative Planning Schedule:
September 10 October 15 Assessment of Orientation 2001
Meet with remaining stakeholders
October 15 November 15 Circulate schedule to stakeholders
November 15 Main events assigned a date
Month of January Recruit Orientation Coordinators
Month of February Hire Orientation Coordinators/Recruit Orientation Leaders
April 1 90% of Orientation 2002 Planned
International Student Office:
Will maintain current schedule.
Issues around funding. Orientation currently contributes $300.
Students will be able to participate in FPOP without conflicts.
- Continue to have 2-day program.
- Housing concerns.
- Dean Leo Osgood has schedule.
- Met this morning to discuss end date of program.
- All programs will be evaluated by October 1.
- DOE has concerns regarding funding.
- Nuclear Engineering will be participating next year.
- Civil/Environmental Engineering still deciding.
Academic Testing/Academic Programs/Academic Advising:
- Dates and times for all exams are set.
- Advising has been moved from Wednesday to Thursday to accommodate Advanced Standing Exams grading needs. Met this morning with Mary Callahan.
- Learning Communities (ESG, ISP, Concourse, MAS) all set.
- Moved to first weekend.
- Needs to be over a weekend to accommodate family leave and Presidents Breakfast.
Graduate Student Orientation:
- Meeting held early August. GSU will have use of Lobby 10 and Lobby 13 during Orientation and any necessary facilities on Thursday, August 29.
- Activities Midway to be held on Thursday, August 29 and the Health and Wellness Fair to be held on Friday, August 30 for maximum participation.
Involvement of FSILGs beyond a Residence Midway.
Parking for parents.
Housemasters need to be aware of the change in Parents Orientation.
Funding for Activities Midway/Athletics Gateway (currently Orientation gives $1300 for Activities and $200 for Athletics.