Opening Weekend

Two Hesston College students in their dorm room

Welcome to Hesston College

We hope you take the opportunity to learn to know people here, enjoy the activities and help students make this important transitions.

Parents, I hope you can take advantage of the special sessions we have planned for you. We pride ourselves on our hospitality, and will be disappointed if we fail to serve you in any way.

If you have any questions, ask any staff or faculty member nearby or stop by the Admissions Office on the second floor of the Alliman Administration Center. Thank you for being here. We hope this is an enjoyable Opening Weekend for you and your family.

– Dr. Howard Keim, president

Schedule

Thursday, August 6

6 to 8 p.m. – dorms open for resident assistants (RAs)

Sunday, August 9

6 to 8 p.m. – dorms open for fall athletes

Monday, August 10

Breakfast is first meal served in cafeteria (regular hours for three meals begin today)
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. – registration for RAs and athletes
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – fall athletes with parents meeting
1 to 2 p.m. – parent orientation

Tuesday, August 11

6 to 8 p.m. – dorms open for Jumpstart, aviation and international students, ministry assistants (MAs)

Wednesday, August 12

8:30 to 10 a.m. – registration for Jumpstart and aviation students, MAs
8:30 to 10 a.m. – orientation for new off-campus students
10 to 11 a.m. – registration for off-campus students
1 to 2 p.m. – parent orientation

Friday, August 14

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – international student orientation
1 to 4 p.m. – dorms open for Shakers & Movers
4 to 7 p.m. – dorms open for all other students
5 to 7 p.m. – dining hall open (expanded hours from normal)
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – campus tour
7 to 7:30 p.m. – Presidential Scholars Reception
8 p.m. – Opening Convocation (ice cream social to follow)

Saturday, August 15

8:30 a.m. to noon – registration for anyone who has not yet registered
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – international student orientation
11 a.m. to noon – winter/spring athletes with parents meeting
1 to 1:45 p.m. – alumni parents reception
1 to 3 p.m. – student academic orientation
2 to 3 p.m. – parent orientation
3:15 to 4 p.m. – advisors with parents meeting
4 to 5 p.m. – Performing Arts open house
after dinner – activities as planned by Student Life/Athletics