Schedule for on-campus students

Thursday, August 8

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

Sunday, August 11

4 to 6 p.m. – Volleyball barbecue for team members and parents, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Visitors Center, 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, Newcomer Room, Bontrager Student Center
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 (cross country, soccer, volleyball), new international students and intercultural mentors, Check in at tents outside of dorms
8 to 9 p.m. – Athletic orientation for first-year fall athletes (cross country, soccer, volleyball), Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
9 to 10 p.m. – Parent orientation, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
For parents of new fall athletes (cross country, soccer, volleyball)

Monday, August 12

8 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Registration, Keim Center
For RAs, intercultural mentors and fall athletes (cross country, soccer, volleyball)
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Concussion testing, K120 Beckler Computer Center, Kropf Center
For fall athletes (cross country, soccer, volleyball)
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Intercultural mentor orientation, Room 105, Smith Center
This is the first intercultural mentor event. A detailed schedule will be communicated with you.
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – International students and intercultural mentors lunch, Larks Nest, Erb Hall
This is the first international student event. Your admissions counselor will communicate a detailed schedule.
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
noon to 12:45 p.m. – JumpSTART intro and lunch , Sauder Rooms, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
For fall athlete JumpSTART participants and parents.
5 to 6 p.m. – Supper, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center

Tuesday, August 13

8 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – 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 14

8 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
8:30 to 10 a.m. – Registration for Bel Canto Singers, JumpSTART, new aviation students, ministry assistants and peer mentors, 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, Sauder Rooms, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
This is the 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
1 to 2 p.m. – Parent orientation, Sauder Rooms, Bontrager Student Center
For parents of students who arrived Tuesday, Aug. 13.
1 to 4:45 p.m. – New aviation student preflight briefing and orientation, K130, Kropf Center
This is the first Aviation event. Your instructor will send you a detailed schedule.
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

Thursday, August 15

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
4 to 5 p.m. – Dorms open for Intensive English Language Program (IELP) students, Check in at tents outside of dorms
5 to 6 p.m. – Supper, Dining Hall, Bontrager STudent Center

Friday, August 16

8 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – IELP Orientation and lunch with peer mentors, Room 119, Smith Center
This is the first IELP event. A full schedule will be communicated with you.
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Dorms open for Shakers and Movers
1 to 2 p.m. – Main Street House dorm move in
3 to 3:45 p.m. – Shaker and Mover orientation, Sauder B, Bontrager Student Center
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
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 17

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
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Athletic orientation, Community Center, Hesston Mennonite Church
For all freshmen/first-year winter/spring athletes (basketball, baseball, golf, softball, track & field) and parents
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
1 to 3 p.m. – New student academic orientation, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
Required for all NEW ON-CAMPUS students. Not required for returning students.
1:30 to 2 p.m. – Alumni parents reception, Library, Hesston Mennonite Church
2 to 3:30 p.m. – Parent orientation Community Center, 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
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. – Campus Life night, Larks Nest, Erb Hall

Sunday, August 18

9 to 9:45 – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
10 to 10:30 a.m. – Free coffee and coffeecakes, Community Center, Hesston Mennonite Church
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Opening Worship with HMC, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
11:45 to 12:45 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
1:30 p.m. – Parent departures
2 to 3:30 p.m. – New student games, meet at Larks Nest patio, outside Erb Hall
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Campus picnic for students, faculty and staff, get food in Dining Hall, then eat on lawn north of Erb Hall
6:45 p.m. – Mod Olympics, Soccer Field