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Opening Weekend

Students moving into the dorms 2019

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 transition.

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. Joseph A. Manickam, president

When should I arrive?

  • Resident Assistants – Friday, August 7
  • Ministry Assistants – Monday, August 10
  • On campus students in Bel Canto, JumpSTART participants – Tuesday, August 11
  • Off campus students, new and returning – Wednesday, August 12
  • On campus students in men’s and women’s soccer, golf and softball – Wednesday, August 12
  • On campus students in men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and baseball – Thursday, August 13
  • All other new and returning on-campus students – Friday, August 14

See schedules below for specific check-in times.


Bookstore hours (beginning Monday, August 10)

Monday through Friday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact 620-327-8105

Last year’s Opening Weekend videos