Opening Weekend

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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

Do I need to go?

Events marked with these symbols are required for:

new on-campus studentNew On-Campus Student

new off-campus studentNew Off-Campus Student

returning on-campus studentReturning On-Campus Student

returning off-campus studentReturning Off-Campus Student

new student parentsNew Student Parents

parents of athletesParents of athletes

all parentsAll Parents

Sunday, August 9

6 to 8 p.m. – Residence hall check in 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, Community Center, Hesston Mennonite Church
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Athletic orientation for freshman/first-year fall athletes and parents
1 to 2 p.m. – Parent orientation

Tuesday, August 11

6 to 8 p.m. – Residence hall check in 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, Community Center, Hesston Mennonite Church
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

Thursday, August 13

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Nursing LPN transition course and registration activities, Riegsecker Nursing Lab, Charles Hall
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. – Residence hall check in for Shakers & Movers, tents outside Erb Hall and Kauffman Court
4 to 7 p.m. – Residence hall check in for all other students, tents outside Erb Hall and Kauffman Court
5 to 7 p.m. – dining hall open (expanded hours from normal)
6 p.m. – Campus tour, Bontrager Student Center entrance
7 to 7:30 p.m. – President’s Scholars Reception, Community Center, Hesston Mennonite Church
Come-and-go for President’s Scholars and their parents or spouse. President Howard Keim will offer a brief presentation at 7:15 p.m. (by invitation).
8 p.m. – Opening Celebration, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
This is the first campus community event for the new school year. Students and their families, faculty and staff will gather to share hopes and dreams and to ask for God’s blessing and guidance. Afterward, everyone is invited to the Dining Hall in Bontrager Student Center for an ice cream social.
9:30 p.m. (or immediately following Opening Celebration) – Ice cream social, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center

Saturday, August 15

8:30 a.m. to noon – Registration for all students, Community Center, Hesston Mennonite Church
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – International student orientation
parents of athletes 10 to 11 a.m. – Athletic orientation for freshman/first-year athletes and parents (winter and spring sports), Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
1 to 1:45 p.m. – Alumni legacy parent reception, Lobby, Smith Center
Hear about alumni events for the year and meet other alumni parents.
1 to 3 p.m. – Student academic orientation, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
all parents 2 to 3 p.m. – Parent orientation, Community Center, Hesston Mennonite Church
new student parents 3:15 to 4 p.m. – Academic life: advisors with parents, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
4 to 5 p.m. – Performing Arts open house for all students and parents (come and go), Helmuth Studio Theatre
A come-and-go event for students and parents wanting to learn what the music and theatre programs offer.
4:30 p.m. – Volleyball Maroon and Gold scrimmage, Yost Center
8 p.m. – New on-campus student Student Development orientation, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church

Sunday, August 16

10:30 a.m. – Opening Worship, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
1:30 p.m. – Parent/student goodbyes, Larks Nest patio, Erb Hall
2 to 2:30 p.m. – New student games, Soccer Field
6 to 6:45 p.m. – Campus picnic for students, faculty and staff, open space, north of Erb Hall
Off-campus students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to join on-campus students for an evening of food, fellowship and fun. Free for all students, faculty and staff. Reservations required by Friday, Aug. 7. Call 620-327-8178.
7:30 p.m. – Mod olympics, Soccer Field

Guest meal times and prices

Friday Breakfast 8 to 9 a.m. $4.50 adult 3.25 child
   Lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $7.75 adult 5.50 child
   Supper 5 to 7 p.m. $7.75 adult 5.50 child
Saturday Breakfast 8 to 9 a.m. $4.50 adult 3.25 child
   Lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $7.75 adult 5.50 child
   Supper 5 to 6:30 p.m. $7.75 adult 5.50 child
Sunday Breakfast 9 to 9:45 a.m. $4.50 adult 3.25 child
   Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $10.55 adult 7.25 child

Bookstore hours

Thursday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 

Admissions office hours

Thursday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 8 a.m. to noon
 

Larks Nest Snack Shop hours

Thursday – 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Friday – 3 to 5 p.m., 8:30 to 11 p.m.
Saturday – 9 to 11 p.m.