January New Student Orientation Schedule
GOING THE EXTRA MILE - CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE ORIENTATION: SPRING 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
RESIDENTIAL STUDENT ORIENTATION CHECK-IN
Check in at your convenience between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to pick up your orientation packet. All students may pick up their Champlain College ID or have their photo ID taken, drop off health forms, pick up books, learn about work-study opportunities and get settled in during this time. Bring your laptop to get your account set up, and receive assistance connecting to the network. Ski pass sign-up will also be available, so you can get your season pass.
11:00 A.M. - 1:45 P.M.
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
he advising and registration, admissions, student accounts and financial aid staffs are available in Perry Hall to assist you with last minute questions. The Student Life office is open in Skiff Hall to get your ID and discuss any housing needs. The Career Services office is open in Garden House at 328 Maple Street for you to explore work-study opportunities. Please feel free to visit any of these offices on an individual basis.
12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
2:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.
WELCOME STUDENTS & FAMILIES
Student Life Center, Fireside Lounge
Join Provost Robin Abramson along with faculty and staff for an official welcome to Champlain College before students begin their orientation experience. Welcome! We're really glad you're here.
2:15 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.
MEET AND MINGLE: FINDING YOUR WAY
Students and families learn about the resources available at Champlain College. This time is designed to inform families about admissions, academic divisions, advising and registration, financial aid, student accounts, study abroad program, campus safety and parking, residential life, career planning, counseling services, civic engagement, computer help desk, student activities, health services, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Parent's/Development Office.
3:15 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.
GAMES IN THE GYM
This is your first chance to meet all of your classmates. This will be a high-energy, fun-filled activity. There will be lots of great prizes to win, so bring your lucky rabbit's foot and let's have some fun.
3:45 P.M. - 4:45 P.M.
ORIENTATION GROUP MEETING
Students, grab your name tag - it's time to meet your orientation leader and your orientation group. You'll review the schedule for the weekend and learn about the boundless possibilities that your new environment has to offer.
4:45 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
FAREWELL TO FAMILIES
Feel free to use this time to tie up any loose ends, say goodbye to friends and family, and celebrate the start of your college career. Good luck to you all as you navigate your way through this big transition. We wish you the best!
5:00 P.M. - 6:15 P.M.
You'll eat dinner with your classmates and orientation leaders.
6:15 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.
MEET THE RESIDENTIAL LIFE TEAM
Hauke Conference Room (Residential Students Only)
Meet the wonderful residential life staff. Get answers to questions you may still have, and find out more about living on campus. Hear more about the challenges and advantages of starting in January and how to make the most of this opportunity.
6:15 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.
COMMUTER STUDENTS MEETING
Come participate in a discussion with other commuters about the peaks and pitfalls of living off campus.
7:15 P.M. - 8:15 P.M.
Join us for some hilarious rounds of fun with interesting trivia and tasks. Do you have what it takes to be the big winner? There are some great prizes on the line, so don't miss out. Or maybe you just want to come for the fun. Either way, we'll see you there!
8:45 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
ORIENTATION GROUPS HEAD OUT TO HAVE SOME FUN!
Bader Parking Lot
Transportation will be available in the Bader parking lot at 8:45 p.m. to take us to Pizza Putt.
9:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Head out to a local pizza place that offers so much more than just pizza! Here you can play miniature golf, laser tag, video games and more. Snacks will be provided, so bring your appetite. Transportation will be available directly after the event to drive you back to campus, Quarry Hill and Spinner Place.
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Eat a catered lunch with your new classmates and neighbors at the Integrated Arts Academy.
2:00 P.M. - 2:45 P.M.
Not sure where a class is located? Can't find the Student Life Office? Want to check out the photography lab? Bring your class schedule and an Orientation Leader will show you where to go, what to see, and where to find the hidden secrets of the Champlain campus.
3:15 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Bader Parking Lot
Head out to an afternoon snowshoe activity at a local outdoor adventure center! Sign ups are required, so make sure to sign up in your first orientation meeting Saturday. Grab a snack first then meet at Bader parking lot for your departure. Dressing in layers, hats and gloves, waterproof boots and sunglasses is recommended. Snowshoes will be provided.
5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
First day of class tomorrow so rest up and good luck!