Welcome Weekend 2015 Schedule

TimeEvent
Friday, August 28
9:00 a.m. Residence Halls Open for Freshman - check in at hall
11:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch* - Dining Commons
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Commuter Student Check In - Dining Commons
Receive your registration packet and complimentary lunch ticket
Parents are welcome too and may purchase lunch in the Dining Commons.
11:30 - 2:00 p.m. Information Fair - Alspaugh rooms - Dining Commons
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Theatre Department Open House - Mitchell Theatre, RUPP
Music Department Audition Registration/Instrument Lockers - SHMC Room 169 
Honors Lodge Open House - Ockenga Honors Lodge
Euler Science Complex Open House - Euler Science Complex

3:00 p.m. Taylor Alumni Legacy Reception and Photo – President’s Lawn
for alumni parents and their incoming student; RSVP required
4:15 p.m. Welcome Session
Parents – Odle Arena
Students – KSAC
Siblings – Student Union – ages 5 and over
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Taylor Family Picnic * – lawn behind Dining Commons
rain location – inside Dining Commons
7:00 p.m. Dedication Service — Odle Arena
8:30 p.m. Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings – new students only
Saturday, August 29
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast* - Dining Commons
8:00 a.m. Math Proficiency Testing  
8:15 a.m. For Parents: Online Tools for Parents and Understanding your Bill
(intended for Parents who were unable to attend this session during Summer Orientation)
Students may attend if interested.
9:00 a.m. - Noon Music Ensemble Auditions
9:00 a.m. For Parents: Q&A with University Administrators
Students may attend if interested.
9:30 a.m. Reading Proficiency Testing
10:00 a.m. For Parents: "Taylor on Taylor"
A special prayer time for parents - led by Ken Taylor
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch*

Following lunch, we respectfully request that parents say goodbye and depart from campus to begin their journey home. The rest of the schedule is intended for students only.

1:30 - 2:00 p.m. New Student Gathering - Meet your O group!
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. O Group Activities
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. All Campus Dance
Sunday, August 30
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Faculty/Staff Home Visits
3:00 p.m. Transfer Student Ice Cream Social
3:30 - 7:00 p.m. Music Ensemble Auditions
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. All Campus Communion Service
Monday, August 31
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Honors Student Advising
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Language Placement Testing
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Music Theory Placement Testing
9:00 a.m. - Noon Music Ensemble Auditions
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. CLEP Information/Registration
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Q&A Session with the Habeckers: Teal, Orange, Green, Red O Groups
11:00 a.m. - Noon Music Voice Major/Minor Studio Placement Audition
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Departmental Meetings by Major
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Q&A Session with the Habeckers: Blue, Yellow, Lime, Purple O Groups
3:00 p.m. TU, Technology, and You
3:30 p.m. Introduction to Community Plunge
4:00 p.m. Campus Tours with your O Leader
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
5:00 p.m. Classes Begin

Questions, contact Shawnda Freer, Director of First Year Experience, at shfreer@taylor.edu

*Family members may purchase all weekend meals from cashier. Major credit cards are accepted. Children under 3 are free with paying adult.
Breakfast:          Adults $5.75 ~ Child (under 12) $2.95
Lunch:               Adults $7.95 ~ Child (under 12) $4.00
Picnic Dinner:     Adults $8.95 ~ Child (under 12) $4.50 -advanced tickets recommended and may be purchased in the Dining Commons during Friday lunch

** This schedule is subject to change.
*** Several University offices, as well as the Campus Store, will be open for your convenience at various times throughout the weekend.