New Student Orientation – Fall 2019

This schedule subject to change.

Friday, August 23, 2019

8:00 A.M. –
12:00 P.M.
Welcome Reception – coffee and tea will be available.

Student Life office, TerraHaus

Registration for All Students (including commuters) – Check in at the TerraHaus, receive information packets, and have the opportunity to learn about student and local services (banking, health, etc.).

Student Life office, TerraHaus

Trash to Treasure Market – Reusable items left from last semester now available to you!  Clothing, footwear, room items, furniture, etc.

Gazebo near Eastview and Westview

“Welcome Home” – Residential Students – Students check into their rooms, meet their resident advisors and roommates, and move in.

Residence Halls

Campus Network Setup Assistance – IT staff available on a first come, first served basis to help you connect your computers, smartphones and gaming systems to the campus network.

Common Rooms in Residence Halls

10:00-4:00 pm Campus Store open – Purchase Unity College clothing, notebooks, supplies, mugs, hats, and lots more! (closed from 2-3:30 for Convocation)

Campus store entrance in courtyard

10:00 am – 12:00 pmCommuter Student Program – Find out about the ins and outs of living off campus, college resources available to enhance your collegiate experience, meet the SGA (Off campus rep present) and network with nontraditional students.   IT staff available to assist you in getting your computers and smartphones set up on the Unity College network

Outside of Dorothy Webb Quimby Library

10:30 A.M. –
12:45 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. TICKETS REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE INCLUDING STUDENTS.

Wyman Commons

Unity College Convocation

1:00 – 2:30 P.M.Welcome Address Chief Student Success Officer Brian Doore, introduces the incoming class to the unique qualities of the community that they are joining.

Tozier Gymnasium

Receiving of the Incoming Class of 2022 – Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Erika Latty, officially receives this year’s incoming class, and offers advice on academic success.

Convocation Address – President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury welcomes the incoming class and presents the exciting vision for the future of Unity College.

Tree Dedication Ceremony – Students take part in an annual tree dedication ceremony with our Chief Student Success Officer Brian Doore, and Student Government Association President, Jordan Baker.

Tent outside Tozier Gymnasium

Tree planting Ceremony – Participate in the planting of the tree along the Community Trail.

Community Trailside

2:30 – 3:00 P.M.“Not Goodbye, Just See You Soon!” – Parents and students say their farewells.

Tozier Gymnasium

3:00 – 4:00 P.M.Parents’ Program – Information session featuring members of the Unity College administration and staff who will answer questions from students’ families and friends before they leave for home.

Tozier Gymnasium

3:00 – 4:30 P.M.Program specific orientation Introduce students to the program disciplines by having faculty members interact with students about the exciting possibilities within their field of study.


4:30 – 6:00 P.M.Dinner (Students Only) – Please remember to bring your ID card.

Wyman Commons

6:00 – 7:30 P.M.Residence Hall Programming: “Roommate Expectations”

Residence Halls

7:30 – 10:00 P.M.Ice Cream Party & Games Activities, prizes, and free snacks. Come hang out!

Residence Halls


Saturday, August 24, 2019 New Student Orientation Day 2

8:00 a.m. – 11:30
New Student Adventure for those who were deferred/exempted Nova)

Meeting/leaving from OAC –
Trips : canoeing
team building activities
Return in time to have brunch.

Leaving from John Burwell Building
8:00 – 10:30 a.m.Student Campus Tours – McKay Farm, Career Resource Center, CLC, UCCA, Field of DreamsLeaving the Welcome Center
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Brunch – Remember to bring your ID card.Wyman Commons
10:00 am – 2:00 pmCampus store openCampus Store
12:30  – 1:00 pmCheck – in/Welcome – BRING YOUR ID CARDTozier Gym
1:15 p.m.Safety and Policy session Review Title IX, alcohol and drug policies, meet local law enforcement, College processes and student expectations.Tozier Gym
3:00 p.m.Academic Success Sessions – specific academic orientation for transfer students and first year students, beginning of UTE, answer transfer questions1st year students-Gym
Transfers – Student Center
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.Dinner Remember to bring your ID card.Wyman Commons
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.Residence Hall Programming  Residence Halls
7:30 p.m.Evening ActivitiesResidence Halls

Sunday, August 25, 2019 New Student Orientation Day 3
Returning students arrive today

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.Open Fall Sports Practices – Join the Unity Rams during practices for all fall sports teams.Tozier Gym & Soccer Field
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.Wellness programmingVarious locations
10:00-12:30 pmBrunch – Remember to bring your ID.Wyman Commons
12:00-4:00 pmCampus store openCampus store
“The Script” performanceall students (incoming & returning) will attend.Tozier Gym
2:30 – 4:30
Campus Network Setup Assistance – IT staff available on a first come, first served basis to help you connect your computers, smartphones and gaming systems to the campus network.Activities Building Higgins Wing Rm 212
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.Take Back the Tap! – Students will receive a sustainable water bottle to encourage the use of tap water. An annual Unity College tradition.Amphitheater
Dean’s Cup competition – Kick-off of the Dean’s Cup competitionVarious locations across campus
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.Dinner – Remember to bring your ID.Wyman Commons
7:00 p.m.Lip Sync (Student Center) or Movie (Amphitheater)Student Center or Amphitheater