Orientation 2015 Sneak Peek

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ORIENTATION 2015: SNEAK PEEK
Saturday, August 29th: Opening Day! New Students Move-In
to Residence Halls
Opening Day focuses on students moving into the residence halls, getting parking decal and Student ID,
meeting other commuters and transfer students, making connections with new peers, the campus staff,
and beginning your educational experience at UMF! You’re officially a BEAVER!
The day includes:
 Centralized Check-In: Your one stop for residence hall forms, student ID, laundry card, paperwork,
parking decal, Convocation Reading, Transfer Transcript analysis offered on site; meet the Student
Health Center staff and more.
 Luncheon for New Students, family members and guests
 President’s Welcome
 Informative Programs for parents/families and students
 Matriculation Ceremony
 Community Building Activities and Nightly Entertainment
Sunday, August 30 and Monday, August 31st: Taking Care of Business, Campus
Resources Programs, Adventures, Trips, and Experiential Activities
It’s time to become familiar with your new campus, engage in interesting topical discussions, explore UMF
values and commitment to excellence as well as participate in a variety of trips, experiential activities and
more. Examples of potential programs include but are not limited to:
 College Success Sessions and Academic Integrity
 Addressing Challenging Issues such as alcohol, sexual assault, sexual harassment, social media, illegal
downloading of music/videos etc.
 Preparation for Volunteer Opportunities – Community Service Projects
 Student Organizations and Club Sports Information
 Whitewater Rafting
 Canoeing on Local Lakes or Rivers
 Hiking Maine Huts and Trails – Poplar Stream Falls, Grafton Notch
 Mt. Blue State Park
 Arts, Crafts, Video games, Ceramics
 Recreational Activities such as Frisbee Golf, Croquet, IPhone Scavenger Hunt, Farmington Walk-About
 Shuttle Vans in your new community
Each day features themed meals by our terrific dining services. Nightly entertainment and activities will be
scheduled for your enjoyment.
Tuesday, September 1: Academic Experience Begins
The focus this day is for students to engage with faculty through a variety of academic programs, discussion
groups, The President’s Luncheon and meeting your academic advisor
The day includes:
 Academic Convocation and Featured Speaker
 Small discussion groups focusing on common summer reading and reflecting on the Convocation
Address
 President’s Luncheon
 Advisor/Advisee meetings
 Meeting faculty in your chosen field of study
 Student Employment Information Session
Please note: The above Orientation program outlined above is an example of the Orientation schedule. Programs & events may change
slightly over the summer. A complete schedule will be on-line by mid July. Students and parents receive final information in early August.
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