Fall 2013 New Student Orientation

Events Begin Saturday, August 24

Fall 2013 New Student Orientation Schedule

Please note: this schedule is subject to change

Saturday, August 24, 2013

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
Welcome Reception for Arrivals
Enjoy coffee, juice, and some locally grown snacks.
Outside Dorothy Webb Quimby Library (meet in the Student Center in case of rain)
Registration - All Students (including commuters)
All students check in at the library, receive their information packets, and have the opportunity to learn about other student and local services (banking, health, etc.).
Dorothy Webb Quimby Library
“Welcome Home" - Residential Students
Students check in to their rooms, meet their resident advisor and roommates, and move in.
Residence Halls
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch - Enjoy a large spread featuring many Maine-grown ingredients. Choose from your favorite deli meats and vegetarian sandwich fixings as well as salads and desserts.  Wyman Commons
1:15 - 2:00 p.m.   Welcome Address - President Stephen Mulkey welcomes the incoming class and their families. Tozier Gymnasium
Vice President for Student Affairs Gary Zane introduces the incoming class to the unique qualities of the community that they are joining.  
Tree Planting Ceremony - Students take part in an annual tree planting ceremony with Gary Zane and Student Government Association President Samantha Longo.  Tree will be planted between Wood Hall and Quaker Hill Road
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.   Parents' Program - Information session introduces members of the Unity College administration and staff who will answer questions from students’ families and friends before they leave for home.  Tozier Gymnasium
Residential Student Program - Get to know your RA and explore the challenges of residence hall life. Your Residence Halls
Commuter Student Program - Find out more about the ins and outs of living off campus, college resources to enhance your collegiate experience, and network with nontraditional students. Dorothy Webb Quimby Library
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. “Not Goodbye, Just See You Soon!” - Parents and students say their farewells.   Residence Halls
3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Campus Network Setup Assistance - IT staff will be available on a first come, first served basis to help you connect your computers, smartphones and gaming systems to the campus network. Activities Building, Parsons Wing Room 204
4:15 -5:00 p.m. Work-Study Orientation - This information session guides students eligible for work-study through the paperwork and responsibilities, and explains how to obtain a work-study position. Tozier Gymnasium
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner Wyman Commons
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Residence Hall Programming - “Roommate Expectations” Residence Halls
7:30 p.m. Not All of Maine Shuts Down at Eight- Trivia, prizes and free snacks. Come hang out! Student Center

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Returning students arrive
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Wyman Commons
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Residence Hall Programming - “On Common Ground” Residence Halls
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
(Choose an option)

 

Outdoor Activities – Time to get outside and get active! Explore the Community Trails, meet a local game warden, try out a yoga class, and more. Check the sandwich board by the Student Center for various locations
Open Fall Sports Practices - Join the Unity Rams during practices for all fall sports teams. Soccer fields & Tozier Gymnasium
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sandwich Bar "Grab ‘n’ Go" - Make your own sandwich and head outside for a picnic and to enjoy the festivities.  Wyman Commons
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Afternoon Fun Fest - An afternoon of games, music, and outdoor activities.  Wyman Commons and outside Wood Hall
1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Campus Network Setup Assistance – IT staff will be available on a first come, first served basis to help you connect your computers, smartphones and gaming systems to the campus network.. Activities Building, Parsons Wing Room 204
2:00 p.m. Take Back the Tap! - Students will receive a stainless steel water bottle to encourage the use of tap water. An annual Unity College tradition. Wyman Commons courtyard
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner - First meai plan meal. Please remember to bring your ID card. Wyman Commons
 

Administrative Office Hours
New Student Orientation Weekend

Business Office

Saturday, August 24
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Founders Hall North
Registar

Saturday, August 24
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Founders Hall North
Financial Aid

Saturday, August 24
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Founders Hall North
Bookstore

Saturday, August 24
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 25
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Entrance next to Wyman Commons

*Printable pdf of New Student Orientation schedule

Wednesday, July 24, 2013