2020 Schedule for on-campus students

VP of Advancement Rachel Swartzendruber Miller models the new Hesston College face mask.
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Schedule subject to change as circumstances require. Please review regularly

Friday, August 7

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

Monday, August 10

afternoon – Dorms open for ministry assistants
MA training times will be communicated by Student Life

Tuesday, August 11

6 p.m. – Dorms open for new JumpSTART students, Check in at campus main entrance parking lot for health screening
6:30 p.m. – Dorms open for Bel Canto Singers, Check in at campus main entrance parking lot for health screening

Wednesday, August 12

7:30 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Dining Hall meals are for students only due to limited seating capacity.
8:30 a.m. – Registration for Bel Canto Singers, Keim Center
9 a.m. – Registration for JumpSTART, Keim Center
9 to 10:30 a.m. – Bel Canto Singers soprano and alto 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 tenor 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.
11 to 11:45 a.m. – Panel for JumpSTART and new international students, K-160, Kropf Center
This is the first JumpSTART event. A full schedule will be sent separately.
11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Dining Hall meals are for students only due to limited seating capacity.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Dorms open for Shakers and Movers, Check in at Erb Hall parking lot for health screening
1 to 2 p.m. – Parent orientation/Q&A, K-160, Kropf Center
For parents of students who arrived Tuesday, Aug. 11. Video available.
2 to 2:45 p.m. – Shaker and Mover orientation, K-150, Kropf Center
4 to 6 p.m. – Dorms open for men’s and women’s soccer, softball and golf, Check in at campus main entrance parking lot for health screening
  • 4 p.m. – Women’s soccer
  • 4:30 p.m. – Men’s soccer
  • 5 p.m. – Softball
  • 5:30 p.m. – Golf
After moving in, athletic teams will eat together at alternate locations
5:15 to 6:45 – Supper), Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Dining Hall meals are for students only due to limited seating capacity.
8 p.m. – Athletic orientation
8:30 p.m. – Parent orientation/Q&A
Video available.
9 to 11 p.m. – Campus Activities Board (CAB) activity, Larks Nest, Erb Hall

Thursday, August 13

7:30 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Dining Hall meals are for students only due to limited seating capacity.
morning – Registration for men’s and women’s soccer, softball and golf, Keim Center
  • 8:30 a.m. – Women’s soccer
  • 9 a.m. – Men’s soccer
  • 9:30 a.m. – Golf
  • 10 a.m. – Softball
11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Dining Hall meals are for students only due to limited seating capacity.
4 to 6 p.m. – Dorms open for men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and baseball, Check in at campus main entrance parking lot for health screening
  • 4 p.m. – Baseball
  • 4:30 p.m. – Volleyball
  • 5 p.m. – Men’s basketball
  • 5:30 p.m. – Women’s basketball
After moving in, baseball, volleyball and basketball teams will eat together at alternate locations
5:15 to 6:45 – Supper, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Dining Hall meals are for students only due to limited seating capacity.
8 p.m. – Athletic orientation
8:30 p.m. – Parent orientation/Q&A
Video available.

Friday, August 14

7:30 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Dining Hall meals are for students only due to limited seating capacity.
morning – Registration for men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and baseball, Keim Center
  • 8:30 a.m. – Volleyball
  • 8:45 a.m. – Men’s basketball
  • 9 a.m. – Women’s basketball
  • 9:15 a.m. – Baseball
11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Dining Hall meals are for students only due to limited seating capacity.
1 to 2 p.m. – Main Street House and President’s House dorm move in, Check in at your house for health screening
4 to 6:30 p.m. – Dorms open for all students not yet moved in, come at your appointed time, All students check in at campus main entrance parking lot for health screening
  • 4 p.m. – New students with last names beginning A to L
  • 4:30 p.m. – New students with last names beginning M to Z
  • 5 p.m. – Returning students with last names beginning A to L
  • 5:30 p.m. – Returning students with last names beginning M to Z
5:15 to 6:45 p.m. – Supper, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Dining Hall meals are for students only due to limited seating capacity.
8 p.m. – Opening Celebration for students and parents, Main Street parking lot
9 p.m. – Mod activity

Saturday, August 15

9 to 9:45 a.m. – Continental breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Dining Hall meals are for students only due to limited seating capacity.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Open registration for all students not yet registered, come at your appointed time, Keim Center
  • 9:30 a.m. – New students with last names beginning with M to Z
  • 10 a.m. – New students with last names beginning with A to L
  • 10:30 a.m. – Returning students with last names beginning with M to Z
  • 11 a.m. – Returning students with last names beginning with A to L
11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Dining Hall meals are for students only due to limited seating capacity.
1 to 4 p.m. – New student appointments with advisors
Required for all NEW ON-CAMPUS students. Not required for returning students.
2 to 3 p.m. – Parent orientation/Q&A Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
Video available.
4 to 5 p.m. – Performing arts open house (come and go), Keim Center lawn
5:15 to 6:45 p.m. – Supper, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
Dining Hall meals are for students only due to limited seating capacity.
8 to 8:40 p.m. – New on-campus Student Life orientation, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
Required for all NEW ON-CAMPUS students. Not required for any off-campus or returning students.
8:45 p.m. – Mod meetings, Dorms
9:30 p.m. – Brother-Sister Mod dessert night

Sunday, August 16

10:30 a.m. – Joint Hesston College/Hesston Mennonite Church online worship service
2 to 3:30 p.m. – New student games
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Campus picnic
6:45 p.m. – Mod Olympics
For dorming students only. No spectators.