Schedule for on-campus students

Thursday, August 10

6 to 8 p.m. – Dorms open for resident assistants
RA training times will be communicated by Student Development

Sunday, August 13

4 to 6 p.m. – Volleyball barbecue for team members and parents, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory St.
This is the first volleyball event. Your coach will send you a detailed schedule.
5 to 6 p.m. – Women’s Soccer welcome and meal for team members and parents, Room 125, Friesen Center
This is the first women’s soccer event. Your coach will send you a detailed schedule.
5 to 6 p.m. – Cross Country welcome for team members and parents, Larks Nest, Erb Hall
This is the first cross country event. Your coach will send you a detailed schedule.
6 to 8 p.m. – Dorms open for fall athletes and new international students, Check in at tents outside of dorms
8:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Men’s Soccer team meeting, Lambright Hall, Lemons Center
Your coach will send you a detailed schedule.

Monday, August 14

8 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Registration, Keim Center
For RAs and fall athletes
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Athletic orientation , Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
For freshmen/first-year fall athletes and parents
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – JumpSTART orientation during lunch , Sauder Rooms, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
For fall athlete JumpSTART participants and parents
1 to 2 p.m. – Parent orientation , Room 125, Friesen Center
For parents of new fall athletes
5 to 6 p.m. – Supper, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center

Tuesday, August 15

8 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
9 a.m. to noon – New international student orientation part 1, Room 125, Friesen Center
First international student event. Your advisor will communicate a detailed schedule.
10:30 a.m. to noon – Ministry assistant training, Room 105, Smith Center
This is the first ministry assistant event. Campus Ministries will send you a detailed schedule.
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
5 to 6 p.m. – Supper, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
6 to 8 p.m. – Dorms open for new aviation students, Bel Canto Singers, JumpSTART participants, ministry assistants and peer mentors, Check in at tents outside of dorms
10 p.m. – Peer mentor meeting, Room 119, Smith Center

Wednesday, August 16

8 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
8:30 to 10 a.m. – Registration for Bel Canto Singers, JumpSTART, new international students, new aviation students, ministry assistants and peer mentors, Keim Center
9 to 10:30 a.m. – Bel Canto Singers soprano and bass sectional, Sauder Choral Music room, Keim Center
This is the first Bel Canto Singers event. Your director will send you a detailed schedule.
10:30 a.m. to noon – Bel Canto Singers alto and tenor sectional, Sauder Choral Music room, Keim Center
11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – JumpSTART orientation and lunch, Sauder Rooms, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
For JumpSTART students and parents. First JumpSTART event. A full schedule will be sent separately.
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
12:45 p.m. – New aviation student carpool to airport, Parking lot, Yost Center
1 to 2 p.m. – Parent orientation, Room 125, Friesen Center
For parents of students who arrived Tuesday, Aug. 15
1 to 4:45 p.m. – New aviation student preflight briefing and orientation, Hesston College hangar, Newton City/County Airport
This is the first Aviation event. Your instructor will send you a detailed schedule.
3 to 5 p.m. – JumpSTART orientation, Beckler Computer Center, Kropf Center
5 to 6 p.m. – Supper, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
9 to 11 p.m. – Campus Activities Board (CAB) activity, Larks Nest, Erb Hall

Friday, August 18

8 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
12:30 p.m. – Shaker and Mover orientation, Newcomer Room, Bontrager Student Center
This is the first Shaker and Mover event. More information will be communicated.
4 to 6:30 p.m. – Dorms open for all students not yet moved in, Check in at tents outside of dorms
5 to 7 p.m. – Supper, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Menu: Chicken and beef fajitas, vegetable relish trays, fruit bar and scotcheroos
6 to 7 p.m. – Campus tour, Meet in lobby outside of Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
7 to 7:30 p.m. – President’s Scholars reception (by invitation), Community Center, Hesston Mennonite Church
8 p.m. – Opening Celebration, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
9 p.m. (or immediately following Opening Celebration) – Ice cream social, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center

Saturday, August 19

8 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Open registration for all students not yet registered, Keim Center
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Athletic orientation, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
For all freshmen/first-year winter/spring athletes and parents
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Menu: Chicken strips, salad bar, fruit bar, turkey gumbo soup, Toll House bars
1 to 3 p.m. – New student academic orientation, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
1:30 to 2 p.m. – Alumni parents reception, Library, Hesston Mennonite Church
2 to 3 p.m. – Parent orientation Community Center, Hesston Mennonite Church
3:15 to 4 p.m. – Parents with advisors: Academic life, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
4 to 5 p.m. – Performing arts open house (come and go), Keim Center
4:30 to 6 p.m. – Volleyball Maroon and Gold scrimmage, Yost Center
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Supper, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Menu: Pork fritter, mashed potatoes, salad bar, cake
8 p.m. – New on-campus Student Development orientation, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
8:45 p.m. – Mod meetings, Dorms

Sunday, August 20

9 to 9:45 – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Opening Worship with HMC, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
11:30 to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Menu: Roast beef, fish, corn scalloped potatoes, salad bar, fruit bar, pie
1:30 p.m. – Parent departures
2 to 3:30 p.m. – New student games, Soccer Field
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Campus picnic for students, faculty and staff, Lawn north of Erb Hall
6:45 p.m. – Mod Olympics, Soccer Field