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Transfer Student Welcome Weekend

Welcome to ONU! This weekend will bring together all new transfer students for an introduction and an opportunity to interact with other new students.


8:00 a.m. Residence halls/apartments open for transfer students
Check-In for Founders, Park, Maglott, & Stambaugh - Please go directly to the hall to receive your key
Check-In for All Other Locations - Please pick up your key in the Office of Residence Life within McIntosh Center
Various locations
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Transfer Student Check-In McIntosh Activities Room
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Student ID & Parking Permit Pick-Up
Your Student ID is needed for any meal in the dining room.
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch McIntosh Dining Room
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Spirit Rock Signing
Sign the Spirit Rock as new Polar Bears!
Spirit Rock
1:50 - 2:15 p.m. Student & Faculty Processional Preparation King Horn Gymnasiums
2:15 p.m. Student & Faculty Processional (Families Seated) King Horn Field House
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. New Student Convocation
Welcome and formal induction of new students to the ONU community
King Horn Field House
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Ice Cream Social for New Students & Families King Horn Field House
4:15 p.m. Families Depart Campus  
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Meeting & Dinner with Transfer Students
Connect with other transfer students and learn about Transfer Track and other opportunities throughout Welcome Weekend
English Chapel
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Making Sound Choices
Learn about campus safety, student conduct and making sound choices
King Horn Field House
7:30 - 8:15 p.m. Meet and Greet with Orientation Leaders King Horn Field House
8:30 - 10 p.m. Playfair
Students come together to interact with their new classmates
Dial-Roberson Stadium
10 p.m. - Midnight Late Night - Midnight Madness Wow, Northern Lights Cafe


7 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast McIntosh Dining Room
9 - 11 a.m. Explore ONU
Join your OL group for the campus photo challenge and bring your schedule for a chance to make sure you know where you are headed for classes!
King Horn Field House & ONU Campus
9 a.m. College Meetings Arts & Sciences (Dukes 250); Business (Dicke 120); Pharmacy (HPPEC 151)
10: 30 a.m. College Meeting Engineering (Biggs 203)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lunch McIntosh Dining Room
12 - 1 p.m. Settle In  
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Summer Reading Small Group Discussion Location on orange card
2:20 - 2:45 p.m. ONU Class Photo Tundra

2:40 - 2:45 p.m.

Legacy Photo Tundra
3 - 5 p.m. Academic Department Meetings Locations on schedule
5 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner with Orientation Leaders McIntosh Dining Room
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Settle In/Free Time  
7:30 - 9 p.m. Campus Block Party Heterick Memorial Library Pavillion
9 p.m. Movie on the Tundra
Join in for a fun outdoor movie sponsored by the Student Planning Committee


7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast McIntosh Dining Room
9 a.m. – Noon ACE Day Introduction & Projects
Become a part of the greater community through service
English Chapel
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (Non-ACE Day participants) McIntosh Dining Room
Noon - 1:30 p.m. ACE Day Lunch & Discussion
Debrief and enjoy lunch with your group
HPPEC 2nd Floor Student Lounge
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Transfer Track
Come together with other transfer students and learn about campus resources and get to know one another.
English Chapel
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. The Game of Life: ONU Edition
Join in the fun on the Tundra with various over-sized board games.
5 - 6 p.m. Dinner with Orientation Leaders McIntosh Dining Room
6 - 7:30 p.m. Settle In/Free Time  
7:30 - 9 p.m. Greekapalooza
Join the ONU Greek Community as they bring music and fun to the Tundra.
9 p.m.

Mission IMPROVable
Join the fast-paced and exciting team for an unpredictable evening of laughs.

King Horn Field House


7 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast McIntosh Dining Room
11 a.m. - Noon Preview Chapel English Chapel
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch McIntosh Dining Room
Noon Fraternity House Tours Meet at McIntosh Center Fountain
2 – 4 p.m. Welcome Fest
Learn how to get involved at ONU. Meet student leaders from Student Senate, Greek organizations, Student Planning Committee, College-based organizations and manyh other campus groups.
King Horn Field House
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner McIntosh Dining Room
6 p.m. Sorority Information and Ice Cream Social McIntosh Activities Room




Dates to remember:

Summer Orientation
June 14, 15, 21, & 22, 2018

Welcome Weekend
August 16-19, 2018

Move-In Day
August 16, 2018

Connect with ONU Orientation: