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Sunday, August 18

Computer Labs. University Union, lower level (8 a.m.-11 p.m.); Stipes Hall 307 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.); and Leslie F. Malpass Library (1-5 p.m.). Details at

All Day
16” Softball Tournament and Labor Day Flag Football Tournament Registration Begins. Register at Participate in the 16” Softball and/or the Labor Day Flag Football Tournament to meet new friends,
enhance existing relationships, and improve your skills. Nine players are needed for 16” softball; no gloves required. Seven players are needed for flag football.

8 a.m.–6 p.m.
University Bookstore. University Union, ground level.

8 a.m.–11 p.m.
University Technology Support Center. See August 17 for details.

10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Campus Ministries Welcome You. You are invited to morning services and a reception afterward at many campus ministries; some ministries have evening activities. Visit and/or call: Campus Students for Christ at (309) 837-4787; Christian Faith Campus Ministry at (309) 298-2220; Lutheran Student Center at (309) 833-5483; St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center at (309) 837-3988; University Baptist Church at (309) 837-3204; or Wesley Foundation at (309) 836-5581.

10 a.m.–1 p.m.
University Technology Walk-Up Assistance. Near Henninger Hall’s Dining Center entrance. Staff will answer WIU technology questions, reset ECom passwords, and assist with connecting mobile devices to your WIU email and wireless network.

10 a.m.–2 p.m.
STARS, Lab, and Email Assistance. Stipes Hall 307 or University Union, lower level. STARS can be used to pay your bill, register for classes, check your financial aid, consult the academic calendar, view grades, and more. Access to lab computers, printing, WIU email, Western Online, and many other resources require use of your ECom username and password. These resources will be the primary form of contact WIU will use to communicate important information with you. See the lab assistant or call the Support Center at (309) 298-2704 for assistance.

10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Student Assistance and Parent Service Center. University Union, first level. See August 17 for details.

10 a.m.–noon
Campus Tours. Concourse, University Union, ground level. Find out where your classes and other important buildings are located on campus. If interested in a tour, stop by the Student Development and Orientation table or call (309) 298-1884.

10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Brunch. Residence hall dining centers.

Noon–4 p.m.
University Housing and Dining Services. Seal Hall, first floor.

Noon–11 p.m.
Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center.
1-3 p.m. Aquatics Center. Family swim.
3-7 p.m. Aquatics Center. Lap/open swim.

12:30 p.m.
University Union Escort. Front Lobby, Bayliss, Henninger, and Tanner Halls. If you need to attend a meeting in the Union at 1 p.m., pick up your books in the University Bookstore, or do anything else in the Union, the resident assistants (RAs) and student orientation staff (SOS) leaders will meet you and escort you to the Union.

1–5 p.m.
Leslie F. Malpass Library.

1 p.m.
Orientation for Students Admitted through the Office of Academic Services. Grand Ballroom, University Union, first level. This is an opportunity for you to meet with advisers, socialize with other students, and learn more about the program. ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS ADMITTED THROUGH THE OFFICE OF ACADEMIC SERVICES.

2:30 p.m.
Freshman Orientation & FYE Kickoff. Meet with Student Orientation Staff (SOS) leaders and other students in a fun and informative session. Then meet fellow classmates, learn about the program, and understand what it takes to be successful as a first year student on campus. Students will also receive a free t-shirt and be part of the Class of 2017 picture.

  • ON-campus Freshmen: Check your residence hall mailbox upon move-in for location.
  • OFF-campus/Commuter Freshmen: Meet in the Capitol Room, University Union, first level.

2:30 p.m.
Transfer Transitions.
Grand Ballroom, University Union, first level. Learn tips from transfer students who have made successful transitions to Western. Representatives from transfer admissions and advising will also be available to answer your questions about transferring credits and other issues.

4:30–8 p.m.
Dinner With Your Floor. Check with your resident assistant (RA) for the exact time and location of your floor dinner for another great opportunity to meet your neighbors and check out your dining hall.

7–8:30 p.m.
Floor Meetings. Get to know your floormates and your resident assistant (RA), as well as find out useful information about living in your residence hall. Ask questions and provide suggestions for programs or fun activities to happen throughout the year. Also sign up for Pepsi 16” Softball, Flag Football, and/or Mud Volleyball 2013. Look for signs on your floor to tell you the exact time and location.