Schedule at a Glance

 

During New Student Orientation, Westminster College will be taking every precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of all incoming students. The Orientation model will include both in-person and virtual sessions to best meet the needs of our students and embody the essence of community while also adhering to the health and safety guidelines outlined by the College. At each in-person event, all participants will be asked to be masked for the duration of the Orientation program while maintaining required social distancing practices.



Thursday, August 13


8:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Move In
Residential Students Only

Residence Halls
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  

Lunch  
New students are invited to grab lunch in the McKelvey Campus Center. Additional seating will be available outside on the Quad.

McKelvey Campus Center
10:00 – 7:00 p.m.  

New Wilmington Community Tours
Orientation Leaders will lead groups of students every hour through this optional New Wilmington community tour. Departure location will be the front of the McKelvey Campus Center. (Group capacity per hour: 10)

Outdoor Activites
Outdoor games will be available on the Quad for students to enjoy at their leisure.

Various Locations




The Quad
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  

Dinner
Orientation Leaders will be around to sit and chat with during dinner!

McKelvey Campus Center
9:00 p.m.

Social Activity

The Quad

 

Friday, August 14


7:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Commuter Check-in
Visit campus offices and locations to pick up your orientation schedule, mailroom key, parking pass and Titan card, and complete forms.

McKelvey Campus Center
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

McKelvey Campus Center
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Opening Convocation I
The traditional Opening Convocation is a time of academic celebration that signals the start of the new academic year. There will be two ceremonies, and they will be livestreamed for families. (Students Only)

Orientation Check-In I
You spend much of orientation with your WST 101 team and leaders. Your leaders will identify your WST 101 meeting space. Each time you see New Student Meeting, this is where you should head. Half of the orientation groups will head to their check-in location, while the other half attends Convocation.

Burry Stadium




Various Locations

10:45 – 12:00 p.m.

Opening Convocation II
Orientation Check-in II
Burry Stadium
Various Locations
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch

You will eat lunch with your WST 101 orientation group at your assigned dining location.

McKelvey Campus Center
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Westminster 101 Workshops
This is your very first Westminster class and you should come prepared to be a student. You will meet your WST101 instructor, Peer Success Coach, and classmates. You will also get prepared for your first week of classes. No need to bring supplies to this class - we’ve got you covered!

Various Campus Locations
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Academic Advising Meetings
Various Campus Locations
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Health and Safety Educational Course

Residential students, you will return to your rooms to complete this health and safety course. Commuters can complete this course at home or stay on campus and complete the course at the designated locations.

Online
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Floor Meetings
Commuter Student Association (CSA) Meeting

Residence Halls
Berlin Lounge
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner
Residential students, you will eat dinner with your family pod at your floor meetings. Commuter students who stay for the Commuter Student Meeting will be provided dinner at the meeting in Berlin Lounge.

Commuters, please bring your laptops with you on Friday and Saturday!

Residence Halls
Berlin Student Lounge
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Social Activities Sponsored by SPORES
Members of the Society for the Protection of Outdoor Resources and Environmental Sustainability, a student-led campus organization, will facilitate optional outdoor activities. The meet up location is the Quad tent.

Various Campus Locations
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Late Night Event
Orientation Leaders present their annual comedy skit! Come see your OLs poke fun at the life of a Westminster student.

Anderson Ampitheater

 

Saturday, August 15


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
McKelvey Campus Center
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
New Student Meetings
(Commuter and Residential Students)
Various Campus Locations
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Campus Resource Scavenger Hunt I
Learn where your most important campus resources are located and meet those who will support you along the way.

Titan Community and Traditions I
During this virtual session, you will learn about the history of the College, campus traditions and what it means to be a member of the Westminster College community!
Various Campus Locations



Various Campus Locations
11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
McKelvey Campus Center
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Campus Resource Scavanger Hunt II
Titan Community and Traditions II
Various Campus Locations
Various Campus Locations
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
You will meet at your orientation group meeting locations and tune into this session via Zoom. Student-led diversity organizations will talk about their mission, programs and how to get involved. You will also learn about the campus-wide diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
Online
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Dinner
Commuters may leave at this time, but are more than welcome to stay, eat, and enjoy the evening’s activities.
McKelvey Campus Center
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Titan Spirit Rally Sponsored by Student Government Association
This is where you will truly become a Titan. You will learn the fight song and alma mater and meet your Student Government representatives. We would love for Commuters to return for this session. Please talk with your Orientation Leaders about where to meet.
Anderson Ampitheater
10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Movie on the Lawn

Sponsored by Campus Programming Council (CPC)

The Quad

 

Sunday, August 16


10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Brunch
McKelvey Campus Center Witherspoon
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

New Student Meetings

Various Campus Locations
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Classroom Tours
Travel your class schedule, find your classrooms & important campus locations

Community Building Workshops
Orientation Leaders will lead you through a series of community building activities and workshops.

Academic Buildings



Various Campus Locations
4:30 p.m.

Orientation Closing

The Quad
5:00 p.m.

Dinner: Campus Dining Plan Begins
Check your Westminster app for hours at each location!

Campus Dining Locations
5:00 p.m.

Pre-season Physical Screenings
Required for students who will be playing an intercollegiate sport in the winter or spring seasons.

Memorial Field House
5:00 p.m.
Online Education Make Up Session
This session is required for any incoming student who has not completed the SafeColleges online modules. Your Orientation Leader will let you know if this means you.
Campus Labs
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Westminster Choir Interest Meeting
Students who enjoy singing, want to meet other people who love to sing, and who want to participate in the choral program at Westminster are encouraged to attend this meeting in the Anderson Amphitheater.
Anderson Amphitheater
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Worship Without Walls
Sunday evenings are set aside for the Westminster community to gather for a non-denominational worship service in the Anderson Amphitheater. All are welcome!
Anderson Amphitheater

 

This concludes your Orientation Schedule. Please check out advertising and be sure to take advantage of Welcome Week activities.

Schedule is subject to change. Stay connected to your WC email.