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Advantage Schedule

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* schedule is subject to change *

Thursday, August 23

7 AM - 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, Dieterich 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 AM - 5 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 Freshmen
for students who did NOT attend SOAR
Ballroom, Student Union
4 PM - 4:30 PM Commuter Student Meeting Ballroom, Student Union
7 PM - 8:30 PM Residence Hall Orientation
for students living on campus
On your residence hall floor
10 PM Outdoor Movie South Side of The Station

Friday, August 24

8 AM - 4 PM Textbook Pickup
Verify on CatPAWS first
The Station
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM University Seminar Seminar Classroom
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Laptop Pickup
Bring your Bearcat ID
Electronic Campus Support Center
10 AM Department Meeting and Advisement See Advantage Planner
11 AM - 2 PM Bearcat Bookstore VIP Shopping Event Bearcat Bookstore, 2nd Floor Student Union
2 PM Test Out Exams
for Spanish
Colden Hall 3700
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 Evening Entertainment Performing Arts Center

Saturday, August 25

8:30 AM - 10 AM University Seminar
Seminar Classroom
9:30 AM - NOON General Registration
for transfer or returning students not yet registered
Administration Building
10 AM - NOON Merchant Fair Bell Tower
(in case of rain, location moved to the Ballroom)
10 AM - 4 PM Diversity and U (50 minute sessions) Performing Arts Center
10 AM - 4 PM Helping Bearcats Succeed (50 minute sessions) Ballroom, Student Union
1 PM - 2 PM Transfer Orientation
for students who didn’t attend Transfer Pre-registration
Meeting Room A, Student Union
6 PM - 7:30 PM
8 PM - 9:30 PM
Dr. Joe Martin
Attend with RA and hall mates
Bearcat Arena
9 PM - 11:30 PM Casino Night
sponsored by RHA
Ballroom, Student Union
MIDNIGHT Free Movies at the Hangar Movie Theatre The Hangar
(Main Street)

Sunday, August 26

10 AM - 11 AM Interdenominational Worship Service
sponsored by Campus Ministries
Boardroom, Student Union
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Greeks Forum Ballroom, Student Union
1 PM - 5 PM Textbook Pickup
Verify on CatPAWS first
The Station
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM BBQ Lunch with the Greeks
Free food sponsored by Northwest Greek Community. Open to everyone.
Bell Tower
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM University Seminar Seminar Classroom
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Convocation followed by March to the Tower, Tree Dedication and Ice Cream
Attend with PA, University Seminar Instructor and Class
Bearcat Stadium
6 PM - 8 PM Religious Student Organizations Open Houses Student Religious Houses, 4th Street
8:30 PM Fireworks College Park

Other Events

Monday, Aug. 27
8 AM - 4:30 PM
Textbook Pickup The Station
Monday, Aug. 27
11:30 AM - 1 PM
Pizza By The Slice Union Living Room
Wednesday, Sept. 5
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  AQUA  are required for Freshmen*
* Some events and times are tentative and may change *

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