Undergraduate Admissions

Fall 2014 Orientation Schedule

Welcome New Freshmen and New Transfer Students!

Friday, August 22

8:00 AM: Residence Hall Move-In Begins
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Bank Fair - Ground Level Concourse, University Union
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Minority Student Reception - Multicultural Center
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM: New Student Convocation - Western Hall
6:45 PM -  7:00 PM: President's Family Picnic - Campus Mall, SW of the Spencer Student Recreation Center
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Floor Connection - Residence Halls
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Rocky After Dark: First Night - Hanson Field, Track & Field enclosure, SW Q Lot

Saturday, August 23

9:00 AM: Class of 2018 Photo - UPDATED: Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center
10:30 AM: Meet the Majors - Various Locations
10:30 AM: Explore the Majors - MAC Gym, Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Lunch - Campus Mall, SW of the Spencer Student Recreation Center
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Leatherneck Legacy - Western Hall
6:00 PM: North Quad Block Party - North Quad
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: David Hall: Comedy Hypnosis and Magic - Grand Ballroom, University Union

Sunday, August 24

1:00 PM: Women's Soccer vs. Northern Illinois - John MacKenzie Alumni Field
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Where are my classes? - Leaving from various locations
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Where are my classes? - Leaving from various locations
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Transfer & Commuter Orientation - Capitol Room, University Union
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Hall Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Floor Meetings
Dusk: Outdoor Movie: Godzilla - Currens Lawn

Monday, August 25

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM:Welcome Tents
8:00 AM: Classes Begin
All Day: Interfraternity Council Recruitment - Various Locations
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Greek 101 - Capitol Rooms, University Union

Tuesday, August 26

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Centennial Honors College Welcome Back Party - Garden Lounge, Malpass Library

Wednesday, August 27

12:00 PM: First Week Walk
3:30 PM: Veteran's and Service Member's Open House - Grand Ballroom, University Union
4:00 PM: First Week Reading - WIU Art Gallery
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Disability Resource Center's Welcome Back Dinner - Memorial Hall 124
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Deconstructing the Hookup - Bay-Henn Underground
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Deconstructing the Hookup - Tanner Circle, Tanner Hall

Thursday, August 28

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Cool Careers - Memorial Hall 125
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Root Beer Olympics - Mall area E of the Library and N of the Union
12:30 PM: First Week Walk
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Fraternity/Sorority Fair - Grand Ballroom, University Union
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer/Questioning, Asexual/Ally (LGBTQA) New Student Orientation - Capitol Room, University Union
6:00 PM: Leatherneck Football vs. Valparaiso - Hanson Field

Friday, August 29

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: LGBTQA Resource Center Open House - Seal Hal 313 (East Wing)

Wednesday, September 3

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Activities and Volunteer Fair - Grand Ballroom & Prairie Lounge, University Union
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Local Business Fair - Grand Ballroom Gallery & Conference Lobby, University Union
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Panhellenic Sorority Meet & Greet - Prairie Lounge, University Union

Thursday, September 4

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Panhellenic Sorority Kick-Off & Orientation - Heritage Rooms, University Union
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Cinema: Maleficent - Sandburg Theatre, University Union

Friday, September 5

All Day: Panhellenic Sorority Formal Recruitment - Various Locations
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: "The Big Picture" and LGBTQA Picnic - University Union Plaza

Saturday, September 6

All Day: Panhellenic Sorority Formal Recruitment - Various Locations
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM: Mud Volleyball

Sunday, September 7

All Day: Panhellenic Sorority Formal Recruitment - Various Locations

Wednesday, September 10

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Study Abroad Fair - Grand Ballroom, University Union
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: CUPP (Community-University Partnership Program) Welcome Back Block Party - Heritage Room, University Union
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Documentary Discussion: What Matters? - Morgan Hall 109

We wish you much academic and personal success! Many orientation programs have been planned for you. Whether you are an incoming freshman or an incoming transfer student, we encourage you to begin your future at Western by learning about the campus and its many programs, services, and resources. We hope you will participate in the many opportunities offered throughout the year to strengthen your awareness of this community value. Feel free to contact us at (309) 298-3157 or orientation@wiu.edu with any questions or stop by our office in Sherman 115. See you at orientation!

Orientation

Sherman Hall 115
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: orientation@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-3157
Fax: (309) 298-3111