Welcome Weekend 2016 Schedule 

TimeEvent
9:00 a.m.

Residence Halls Open for Freshman and New Transfer Students
Check-in at your residence hall.  Student leaders will be available to assist you!

11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch* - Dining Commons
See below for ticket information
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Academic Fair – Hodson Dining Commons
Visit with faculty from academic departments. List of departments provided at check-in.

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Information Fair - LaRita R. Boren Campus Center
Visit with representatives from many campus departments, local businesses, and area churches. List of participants provided at check-in.
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Music Department Audition Registration/Instrument Lockers - SHMC Room 169 

3:00 p.m.

Taylor Alumni Legacy Reception and Photo – President’s Lawn
For alumni parents and their incoming student; RSVP required

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Commuter Student Check-In – Hodson Dining Commons
Receive your registration materials. Parents and guests may purchase meals at the DC.
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Taylor Family Dinner* – Hodson Dining Commons
See below for ticket information

7:00 p.m. Dedication Service — Rediger Auditorium, LaRita R. Boren Campus Center
A special chapel service for new students and their families
8:30 p.m. Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings
New students only
TimeEvent
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast* - Hodson Dining Commons
See below for ticket information
9:00 a.m. Math Proficiency Testing – Reade 139/140
Details provided at check-in
9:00 a.m. - Noon Music Ensemble Auditions
Locations listed on sign-ups in the Dining Commons
9:00 a.m.

Meet Taylor’s President & University Cabinet – Rediger Auditorium, Boren Campus Center
For parents and students. Students, attend as your testing/audition schedule allows.

10:00 a.m.

Meet Taylor’s Residence Life Faculty – Rediger Auditorium, Boren Campus Center
For parents and students. Students, attend as your testing/audition schedule allows.

10:00 a.m.

Reading Proficiency Testing – Reade 139/140 
Details provided at check-in

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch* - Hodson Dining Commons
See below for ticket information

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

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

New Student Gathering - Rediger Auditorium, LaRita R. Boren Campus Center
Meet your O Group! ~ for freshmen and new transfer students

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

O Group Activities
For freshmen and new transfer students

4:00 p.m.

CIRP Freshmen Survey - Rediger Auditorium, LaRita R. Boren Campus Center
Mandatory for all first-year freshmen students

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner - Hodson Dining Commons
8:00 p.m. All Campus Dance, sponsored by TSO: Dance and Special Events (DSEC)
TimeEvent
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast – Hodson Dining Commons
10:00 a.m. Worship Service – Rediger Auditorium, LaRita R. Boren Campus Center
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch – Hodson Dining Commons
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Small Group Fellowship – Locations TBA
3:30 - 7:00 p.m. Music Ensemble Auditions – Locations listed on sign-ups in the Dining Commons
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner – Hodson Dining Commons
7:00 p.m. All Campus Communion Service – Odle Gymnasium
TimeEvent
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast – Hodson Dining Commons
9:00 - 4:00 a.m.

COMMUNITY PLUNGE – a Taylor tradition! 
An all-campus service day, designed for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators to serve the local community through various service projects. Two or three hour shifts available; sign-up in the Dining Commons, around your Monday schedule

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Language Placement Testing – Reade 140
Details provided at check-in 

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Music Theory Placement Testing – SHMC 151 
For all music majors and minors

9:00 a.m. - Noon Music Ensemble Auditions - Locations listed on sign-ups in the Dining Commons
11:00 - Noon Music Voice Major/Minor Studio Placement Audition – SHMC 151
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch – Hodson Dining Commons
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Honors Student Advising Luncheon – Ockenga Honors Lodge
Required for all freshmen honors students

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Departmental Meetings by Major
Required for all new students – locations provided at check-in

4:30 p.m.

Campus Tours with your O Leader
A personal walk-through to locate your classrooms

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner – Hodson Dining Commons
5:00 p.m. Classes Begin


Welcome Weekend 2016 Schedule PDF

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

*Advanced tickets for parent/guest meals at Hodson Dining Commons (DC) are available for purchase by credit card through Wednesday, August 24th.  To order, please call Penny Mitchener at 765.998.5296 during regular business hours, 8:00-5:00.  You may pick up your tickets in the lobby of Hodson Dining Commons on Friday, August 26th from 9:00-11:00 a.m., prior to lunch.  Tickets can be mailed to you for an extra $1.00 if purchased by Friday, August 5th. Advanced tickets are not required but will save time in line. Tickets may also be purchased at the cashier with cash or credit card during Welcome Weekend. 

Student meals at the DC will be deducted from the student’s meal plan. Parent/guest meal prices at the DC are:   

Breakfast:       Adults $ 5.75  Children $2.95 (under 11)

Lunch:             Adults $ 7.95  Children $3.95 (under 11)

Dinner:            Adults $10.00 Children $5.00 (under 11) 

Friday lunch will also be available at the LaRita R. Boren Campus Center for students, parents, and guests.  However, advanced tickets are not available for the Campus Center location.  Students must have their student ID to use dining dollars at the Campus Center; otherwise, students may purchase meals at the Campus Center for the retail price.   

** 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.
****Most parents arrive with their son or daughter for move-in on Friday and stay through Saturday lunch. There are many student activities planned for the remainder of the weekend which will assist with the transition to Taylor. Check for area accommodations.