Welcome Weekend 2018 Schedule

Time Event
Friday, August 24
9:00 a.m. Residence Halls Open for Freshmen and New Transfer Students
Check-in at your residence hall. You may arrive at any time during the day, after 9:00 a.m.
Student leaders will be available to assist you!
11:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch** — Hodson Dining Commons or LaRita Boren Campus Center
See below for ticket information.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Academic and Information Fair – LaRita Boren Campus Center
Visit with faculty from academic departments, representatives from many campus offices, and area churches. A list of departments and participants will be 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 through the alumni office — (765) 998-5170 or parents@taylor.edu
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 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner** — Hodson Dining Commons or LaRita Boren Campus Center
See below for ticket information
7:00 p.m. Dedication Service — Rediger Auditorium, LaRita Boren Campus Center
A special chapel service for new students and their families.
8:30 p.m. Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings — new students only.
Saturday, August 25
7:00 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast** — Hodson Dining Commons
See below for ticket information.
8:30 a.m. Math and Reading Proficiency Testing — Reade 139/140 — for last names A-K.
9:00 a.m. - Noon Music Ensemble Auditions — locations listed on sign-ups in the Dining Commons.
10:30 a.m. Math and Reading Proficiency Testing — Reade 139/140 — for last names L-Z.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Parent Sessions – Rediger Auditorium, LaRita Boren Campus Center:
9:00-9:45 - Meet Taylor’s President & University Cabinet
10:00-10:45 – Devotions with Dr. Jay Kesler
Students may also attend these sessions, as your testing/audition schedule allows.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch** - Hodson Dining Commons or LaRita Boren Campus Center
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 - 5:00 p.m. New Student Gathering - Rediger Auditorium, LaRita Boren Campus Center
For freshmen and new transfer students; dress for outdoor activities.
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner — Hodson Dining Commons or LaRita Boren Campus Center
8:00 p.m. All Campus Dance, sponsored by TSO: Dance and Special Events (DSEC)
Sunday, August 26
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast — Hodson Dining Commons
10:00 a.m. Worship Service — Rediger Auditorium, LaRita Boren Campus Center
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch — Hodson Dining Commons
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. New Student/Faculty Fellowship, hosted by President and Mrs. Haines — Muselman House
For new freshmen and transfer students — meet and mingle with faculty members at the President's home
4:00 - 6:30 p.m. Music Ensemble Auditions
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner — Hodson Dining Commons
7:00 p.m. All-Campus Communion Service
Monday, August 27
7:00 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast — Hodson Dining Commons
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.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.
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Language Placement Testing
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Music Theory Placement Testing — for all music majors and minors.
9:00 a.m. - Noon Music Ensemble Auditions
11:00 a.m. - Noon Music Voice Major/Minor Studio Placement Audition
11:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Lunch — Hodson Dining Commons or LaRita Boren Campus Center
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Honors Student Advising – Ockenga Honors Lodge
Required for all freshmen honors students (please eat lunch prior to 12:00).
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Departmental Meetings by Major
Required for all new students.
4:30 p.m. Campus Tours with student leaders — a personal walk-through to locate your classrooms.
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner — Hodson Dining Commons or LaRita Boren Campus Center
5:00 p.m. Classes Begin — check TOWER for your class schedule.

** Advance tickets for parent/guest meals at Hodson Dining Commons (DC) are available for purchase by credit card through Wednesday, August 22nd. Tickets can be ordered through our ticket link.
Bring your email confirmation with you for entry into the Dining Commons.

Advance 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 $6.00; Children $3.00 (under 11)
Lunch Adults $8.00; Children $4.00 (under 11)
Dinner Adults $9.00; Children $4.50 (under 11)

Food service will also be available in LaRita Boren Campus Center for students, parents, and guests throughout the weekend on Friday, Saturday, and Monday from 11:00 a.m. - midnight and Sunday 7:00 p.m. - midnight.
However, advance 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.