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Northwest Missouri State University

Advantage Schedule - Fall 2015

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Thursday, August 27

7- 9 AM A-G  Move In Residence Halls
9 AM - 11 AM H-M  Move In Residence Halls
NOON - 2 PM N-R  Move In Residence Halls
2 PM - 4 PM S-Z  Move In Residence Halls
7 AM - 6 PM New Students Check-in
  • Student Union, 3rd Floor (Orientation Central) – For people living in South, Commuters, Transfers and people not yet registered. This is Orientation Central, so if you should have any problems, this is the place to go.
  • The Station – For freshmen living in Tower Suites, Millikan, Dietrich and Franken.
  • Hudson-Perrin Common Area – For freshmen living in Hudson and Perrin.
8 AM - 5 PM Bearcat Card photos I.D. Office,
Student Union
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Laptop Pickup
Check in first and bring your Bearcat ID and email log-in
Electronic Campus Support Center
10:30 AM - 1 PM Student Union Bearcat Commons, open 10:30 a.m.
Meal plans are activated at 10:30 a.m.; families are welcome
3 PM Orientation for Freshman
for students who did NOT attend SOAR
4 PM Commuter Student Meeting Tower View Room, Student Union
7 - 8:30 PM Residence Hall Orientation
for students living on campus
On your residence
hall floor
8:30 -10 PM Backyard Bash Centennial Gardens
10 PM Outdoor Movie - Pitch Perfect 2 The Station

Friday, August 28

8 - 9:30 AM University Seminar Seminar Classroom
10 AM Department Meeting and Advisement See Advantage Planner
8 AM - 4 PM Textbook Pickup
Verify on CatPAWS first
The Station
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Laptop Pickup
Bring your Bearcat ID
Electronic Campus Support Center
2 PM Test Out Exams
for Spanish, French, and American Sign Language
Colden Hall 3700
3 PM Writing Challenge
for students placed in 10-110 Intro to Writing, but want to challenge their placement
Colden Hall 1520
6 PM & 8 PM Can I Kiss You?
attend with PA and University Seminar Class
Performing Arts Center
7 PM - 10 PM Ice Cream Social
hosted by Northwest Greek Community
College Park Pavilion
(across from Center for
the Performing Arts)
10 PM - MIDNIGHT Live Entertainment - Zolton Kaszas, Comedian Performing Arts Center

Saturday, August 29

8:30 - 9:30 AM Meeting with Peer Advisor
Academic Buildings
9:30 AM - NOON General Registration
for transfer or returning students not yet registered
Administration Building
10 AM - NOON
& 2 - 4 PM
Diversity and U (50 minute sessions) Ballroom,
Student Union
10 AM - NOON Merchant Fair Bell Tower
(in case of rain, location moved to the Ballroom)
10 AM - 1 PM
& 2 - 4 PM
Helping Bearcats Suceed (50 minute sessions) Ballroom,
Student Union
1 - 2 PM Transfer Orientation
for students who didn’t attend Transfer Pre-registration
Student Union
7:30 - 9 PM Dr. Joe Martin
Attend with RA and hall mates
Bearcat Arena
9 PM - MIDNIGHT Casino Night
sponsored by RHA
Student Union
MIDNIGHT Free Movies at the Hangar Movie Theatre
  • Safe ride will provide rides to Hangar from 11pm-midnight and from 1:30-2:30am back to the residence halls
  • Pick up will be in Lot 10 behind Hudson/Perrin common area and Lot 39 by The Station
The Hangar
(Main Street)

Sunday, August 30

10 - 11 AM Interdenominational Worship Service
sponsored by Campus Ministries
Student Union
11:30AM - 12:30PM Greeks Forum Ballroom,
Student Union
1-5 PM Textbook Pickup
Verify on CatPAWS first
The Station
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch with the Greeks
Free food sponsored by Northwest Greek Community. Open to everyone.
Bell Tower Lawn
1:30 - 2:30 PM University Seminar Seminar Classroom
2:45 - 3:45 PM Convocation followed by March to the Tower,
Tree Dedication and Ice Cream
Attend with PA, University Seminar Instructor and Class
Bearcat Arena
6 - 8 PM Religious Student Organizations Open Houses Student Religious Houses
8:30 PM Fireworks College Park

Other Events

Monday, Aug. 31
7:30 - 9:30 AM
Pancake Feed Bell Tower
Monday, Aug. 31
8 AM - 4:30 PM
Textbook Pickup The Station
Thursday, Sept. 3
5 - 9 PM
Multicultural Student Organization Block Party Bell Tower
Wednesday, Sept. 9
10 AM - 2 PM
Organizational Fair
Learn about all the organizations on campus
Bell Tower
(if case of rain, location moved to Bearcat Arena)

*Events in  GREEN  are required for Freshmen*
* Some events and times are tentative and may change *