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Student Development and Orientation
Detailed Student Schedule
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Check-in, Corbin/Olson Halls
Go to the student line for your room assignment and materials. If time, you may take your overnight belongings up to your room. Wear your name tag at all times to identify you with the program and do not lose your meal tickets.
Meet and Greet, Floor Lounge, Corbin Hall
The Orientation Team will introduce students to their roommate for the evening and go over evening expectations.
Break the Ice, Floor Lounge, Corbin Hall
Students escorted to University Union
Western Welcome, Grand Ballroom, University Union, first level
Western Illinois University will deliver greetings, convey opening remarks, and introduce the Orientation Team.
First Year Leatherneck Learning, Grand Ballroom, University Union, first level
Learn about the First Year Experience (FYE) program and how it will enhance your college experience.
Students escorted to various locations
Math and/or Foreign Language Placements, Various locations
Students who have been identified to take Math and/or Foreign Language placements will be escorted to designated locations. After completing placements, they will join an Academic and Personal Responsibility session.
Academic and Personal Responsibility, Various locations
A faculty member and Orientation Team members will present a discussion featuring the Top Five Tips for Success that all incoming students should know before beginning college exploring how students can make good choices both personally and academically.
Students return to University Union
Bookstore 101, Grand Ballroom, University Union, first level
A brief introduction to the programs, products, and textbook options available in the bookstore will be shared.
Dollars and Sense, Grand Ballroom, University Union, first level
The anticipated cost, billing process, and payment plans will be shared by Billing and Receivables. Financial Aid will make sense of the aid process from application to award notification and disbursement, how to determine if you need help to pay your bill, where to look for it, and how to continue your aid eligibility in the future.
Dinner, Dining Center, Corbin/Olson Halls
Enjoy college dining with your family members. Wear your lanyard (name tag) with your meal tickets. If you want any drinks or snacks for the duration of the evening, visit the C-store before returning to the union.
Home Away From Home, Grand Ballroom, University Union, first level
Get a glimpse into experiencing life in your new home on campus at WIU. University Housing and Dining Services will highlight different residence hall communities and dining options.
#knowITownIT, Grand Ballroom, University Union, first level
University Technology (uTech) will tell you how to get connected in your room and set up your mobile devices. Best security practices and social responsibility related to technology will be discussed. You will also discover how to access technology resources.
College Life Skits, Grand Ballroom, University Union, first level
Relax and enjoy realistic and humorous looks into some of the issues that college students face during their college years.
Group Discussion, Breakout Rooms
Engage in lively small group discussions about the different topics presented in the skits.
Students escorted to Student Recreation Center
Rocky After Dark: Evening Activities, Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center
Kick back and have fun meeting other new students at Western.
Residence Hall Doors Lock, Corbin/Olson Halls
All students are required to be in the building for the remainder of the evening.
Residence Hall Check-out, Corbin/Olson Halls Lobby
Return your room keys to the front desk.
Breakfast, Dining Center, Corbin/Olson Halls
Enjoy breakfast with family, new friends, and Orientation Team members.
Honors College Breakfast, Dining Center, West Room, Corbin/Olson Halls
Prospective Honors students and their families are invited to eat breakfast with representatives from the Centennial Honors College. Students will receive general information about the Honors College and specific information about Honors classes available in the fall semester.
* 8:15-9:15 a.m.
Student Services Fair, Prairie Lounge, University Union, first level
This is your chance to have individual questions answered by various offices on topics such as housing, financial aid, billing, parking, and student health insurance, to name a few. See the center page for the list of fair participants.
Disability Resource Center, Kaskaskia Room, University Union, first level
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) will meet with students with disabilities and their families in the Kaskaskia room to address individual questions about services.
Commuter Student Session, Springfield Room, University Union, first level
Students who will be commuting to campus will have the opportunity to hear from and speak to Orientation Team members about unique experiences.
First Year Leatherneck Living, Grand Ballroom, University Union, first level
Getting involved in activities and events outside the classroom can enrich your academic experience. Come see how you can get involved in student clubs and organizations and/or show your support for Leatherneck Athletics. Learn about Purple Post, the internal social networking system for all WIU students, and how your WIU photo ID allows you access to various athletic events.
Major/Program Meetings, Various locations
Academic advisors will distribute relevant materials, talk about major and program requirements, and answer questions about the advising process and the selection of fall semester classes.
Class Registration, Various locations
Academic advisers will assist students with the registration process. Students will officially register for classes for fall semester classes.
Students return to University Union at individual times
Optional Campus Walking Tours available until 1 p.m., Leave from Prairie Lounge, University Union, first level
* Students can have their Western photo IDs taken at the Student Assistance and Parent Service Center, University Union, first level, or at University Housing and Dining Services (except Saturday), Seal Hall, first floor.