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.