Fall 2014 Orientation Schedule

Saturday, August 23

Please plan to arrive early in the day. Checking in and clearing financial matters before lunch allows students time to get settled into their rooms before the 3 p.m. meeting. Once this meeting begins, students will have a very full program.

8:30am – 2:45pm Arrival Day - You will check in with the following offices and complete any missing documents:
  • Admissions
  • Operations (Parking/Student IDs)
  • Financial Aid
  • Business Office
  • PolyClinic
  • Student Life
Signs will direct you where to go, and people will be available to answer questions all along the way.
Unpack and settle in.
Mercer Hall
2nd floor
New  Students
11am – 1pm Lunch ** Dining Hall New Students and Families
** Lunch is $7 for non-students.
3 – 4:15pm Welcome and Introductions * Rudd Auditorium New Students and Families
4:30 – 5:30pm Parent Orientation Rudd Auditorium Parents and Families of New Students
4:30 – 5:30pm Freshmen Orientation Groups Intro Meeting * Grassy Bowl (Lawn near Rudd) New Freshmen
4:30 – 5:30 pm Transfer Student Gathering Brock Hall All New Transfers
5:45 – 6:15pm Parents and Families say Good-bye and Depart Residence Hall Lawns New Students with Parents and Families
5:45 – 6:15pm Commuters' Meeting

SubZone
Latimer Student Center
2nd Floor

New Commuting Students
6 - 7pm Supper Dining Hall New Students
7:15 –
9:30pm
SGA Activity * Student Center Grounds New Students
10 - 11pm Meet Your Floor * Residence Halls All New Resident Students
2am Curfew    
* = Required Attendance for Resident and Commuter Students (unless otherwise noted)

Sunday, August 24

9 – 10am Continental Breakfast Dining Hall
10:45am Worship
Dr. Jud Davis, Professor of Greek
Rudd Auditorium
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch Dining Hall
3 – 5pm Home Visits with Faculty & Staff *
(All New Freshmen)
Homes around Dayton
5:30 – 6:15pm Supper Dining Hall
7 - 8pm Prime Time with the President *
Dr. Stephen Livesay, President of Bryan College
(All New Students)
Rudd Auditorium
2am Curfew  
* = Required Attendance

Monday, August 25

7:30 - 8:30am Breakfast Dining Hall
7:45am - 12:30pm ACT Exam
(for those who were notified)
Mercer 317
8:30 - 9:20am Information Technology at Bryan *
(Required for New Freshmen and Transfer Students)
Rudd Auditorium
9:30am - noon
Music Auditions (New Students)
(Piano Skills Placement Test Required for all incoming music majors and those desiring piano lessons)
Choral groups and voice lessons   
Instrumental ensembles   
Piano   



Rudd 109
Rudd 112
Rudd 302
10 - 10:50am Breakout Sessions *
New Students select one of the opportunities
Gymnasium, and
Mercer 239, 241, & 242
11 - 11:50am Breakout Sessions * Same as above
11:30 - 1pm Lunch Dining Hall
1:05 - 1:50pm Bryan's Philosophy: Why We Do What We Do *
Bruce Morgan, Dean of Students
Rudd Auditorium
2 - 2:30pm Financial Services Meeting *
(Required for ALL New Freshmen and Transfers)
Rudd Auditorium
3 - 5pm Hilltop Players Auditions Rudd Auditorium
5:45 - 7pm Dinner Dining Hall
7:05-8:10pm Bryan's Heritage: Why We Are Here *
Dr. Raymond Legg, Chairman of the English Department
Rudd Auditorium 
2am Curfew  
* = Required Attendance

Tuesday, August 26

For those who have been notified: You must clear the Business Office today.
 
7am – 7pm Meals Served All Day Dining Hall
8:30 – 9am Department Group Meetings *
(Required for ALL new students)
See your e-student account advisor information
9am – noon Advisors' Open Offices Faculty Offices
9am – 5pm
Online Directory and Yearbook Pictures *
Required for ALL students
Lion's Den
10am – 12:30pm
Choral groups and voice lessons   
Instrumental ensembles   
Piano   

Rudd 109
Rudd 112
Rudd 302
11am – 1pm  Church Fair  Rhea County Room 
1 -- 1:30pm Information Literacy Session
Orientation Groups 1-7
Library
1:30 -- 2pm Information Literacy Session
Orientation Groups 8-14
Library
2 -- 2:30pm Information Literacy Session
Orientation Groups 15-18 & Transfer Students
Library
3 – 5pm Hilltop Players Auditions Rudd Auditorium
9:30 – 10:30pm Residence Hall Meetings - All Resident Students *
     Arnold: Arnold Lounge
     Long: Brock Hall
     Robinson Hall: Summers Gymnasium
     Woodlee-Ewing: Rudd Auditorium
     Townhouses @ Bryan Commons: Townhouses
 
12:30am Curfew  
* = Required Attendance

Wednesday, August 27

You must clear the Business Office and Non-Academic Registration before attending classes today.

8am CLASSES BEGIN
(Classroom and Chapel Dress Code Begins)
 
10am Chapel: Spiritual Life Conference *   
(Classroom and Chapel Dress Code Begins)
Rudd Auditorium
12:30am Curfew  
* = Required Attendance

Thursday, August 28

8am Classes  
11am Chapel: Spiritual Life Conference *
(Chapel Attendance)
Rudd Auditorium
7:15 - 8:30pm Corporate Worship: Spiritual Life Conference *
All New First Year Students
(Chapel Attendance)
Rudd Auditorium
8:45 – 9:45pm New Students' Commissioning *
(All New Freshmen)
TBA
12:30am Curfew  
* = Required Attendance

Friday, August 29

8am Classes  
10am Chapel: Spiritual Life Conference *
Attendance will be taken
Rudd Auditorium
7pm  Seminar for MKs/Internationals Rhea County Room 
2am Curfew  
* = Required Attendance

If you have questions, please feel free to call Student Life at 423.775.7209 or you may email your questions to olsenju@bryan.edu.