Orientation 2014 Schedule of Events (Tentative)

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Time Event Location
8 to 11 a.m.

Residential Student Move-In

Various Locations
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Commuter Student Check-In

AB Lobby

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Campus & Community Luncheon

You will be able to interact with faculty, staff, alumni, and current students. During this time you will have time to unload your vehicles, grab a bite, and do some unpacking or errand running before Convocation. There is no program at the lunch, just a meet, greet, and eat while we enjoy a beautiful day together and kick off the beginning of another great year at AQ.

Wege Mall
1:30 p.m. Seating for Academic Convocation Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
1 to 1:45 p.m.

Multicultural Dessert Reception

*invitation only

2nd Floor of Academic Building
2 p.m.


Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

3 p.m.

Families Depart & Orientation Begins!

We give you a few minutes to wish one another well, but orientation really does need to begin! Students will remain in the Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center while families depart. There will NOT be time to return to cars or residential areas with families: please plan accordingly.

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

3:15 p.m.

Class of 2018 Picture

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
3:45 p.m.

Orientation 2014 Kickoff!

Who is Who and What do they do?

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
4:00 p.m. Orientation Huddle Various
4:30 to 6 p.m. Dinner & First Group Meeting Wege Cafe

6 p.m.

Commuter Basics

This session is a resource fair for new students commuting to campus

Kretschmer Art and Music Center 101

6 p.m.

Residential Students in their Residences

Residence Halls

7:15 p.m.

All Residential Student Meeting

For students living in the residence halls your resident assistants will convene to discuss the community in which you now live.

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
7:45 p.m. Groups convene (commuters back to Sturrus) Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
8 p.m. Safety & Success at AQ Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
8:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Joe Martin

Joe Martin

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
9:30 p.m.

Student Senate Shout Out!     

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
10 p.m. to Midnight Student Senate’s Casino Night Wege Ballroom/ Wege Mall

Friday, August 22, 2014

Time Event Location
8 a.m. Breakfast Wege Cafe
9 a.m. Orientation Group Huddle AB Classrooms
9:30 a.m. First Year Experience Class GE 100 Classroom
9:30 a.m.

Student Nursing Association Orientation

Albertus 119
11:30 a.m. Lunch Wege Cafe
1:15 p.m.

Kick-off to Project Unite

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
1:30 p.m. Dismissal to Project Unite Sites Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

2 to 4 p.m.

Project Unite

Project Unite is an annual tradition that our newest students and our community experience together.
>Learn more about Project Unite and AQ's commitment to community service

Greater Grand Rapids Locations

5 to 6:30 p.m. 

Project Unite Reflection & Dinner      

Wege Cafe
6:30 p.m.  Project Unite Reflection Speaker Emily Ferstle '10 Athletic Field
7 p.m. Sustainability Activity Athletic Field
9 p.m. to Midnight

Orientation Dance featuring DJ Mark Witz

DJ Mark Witz

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time Event Location
8 a.m.

Insignis Orientation

9 a.m. Continental Breakfast (optional) Wege Cafe
10 a.m. Campus Safety Information Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
11 a.m. Orientation Group Time Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch Wege Cafe
1:30 to 2 p.m. Walk Your Class Schedule Tours


2 p.m. First Year Monologues & Dean’s Skits Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
4 p.m.

HOORAY! with Stephen Gray

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
5 to 7 p.m. Dinner Wege Cafe
7 p.m. Common Read Experience: Our Voices AB Classrooms
8 p.m. Pond Reflection Ceremony Wege Pond
9 p.m. Campus Ministry Ice Cream Social Cook Carriage House
10 p.m. AQPB presents: Dan Adhoot comedy show Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center