WELCOME TO NEW COLLEGE!

Orientation at New College is a week-long event that is scheduled for all new students. Don’t forget to register for Orientation by June 30. Please see the Parent and Family Orientation Schedule for information for Parents and Families.

Schedule is subject to change, please check back frequently for updates. A final copy of the schedule will be provided during Orientation.

Saturday August 19, 2017

9 a.m. to noon: Check-in / Move-in
Location: Harry Sudakoff Conference Center

Get settled into New College! Bring your parents and families through the line for important information! Get your room keys, take your New College ID photo and get your Parking Permit (if needed). Don’t forget to bring any immunization forms, final transcripts or business forms you have not yet submitted. Please check your NewCleis account to get your correct balance owed.

New students need a photo ID (such as a driver’s license). Students begin in the main covered entrance facing the Sudakoff parking lot. If available, please pack a dolly or handcart to help you move into your room. Parking is very limited near the residence halls.

Noon to 2 p.m.: Welcome Lunch
Location: Hamilton Center

Enjoy your first lunch on campus in style! Catered by Metz, our Dining Service, enjoy cook-out style cuisine with your parents, families, and peers!

9 a.m. to noon:  Mailroom is open for package pick-up
Location: Palmer A — First Floor

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Finance and Parking Services Office Open Hours
Location: Palmer D (PMD 123)

The Finance Office will be accepting payment via cash for student accounts. Credit card payments must be done on-line. E-checks can also be done on-line.

Parking Services will be selling parking permits. Your vehicle registration, driver’s license, and fee payment are required in order to purchase a parking permit. Parking Services will be accepting payment via cash, check, and credit card.

1- 3 p.m.:  Counseling and Wellness Center Open Hours
Location: Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) — Palmer Campus, across from the Library

Counseling and Wellness staff welcome new students to tour their facilities. The CWC provide services in consideration of the individual as a whole and emphasizes emotional and physical well-being. If you’re feeling sick, need counseling and support, information about how to be healthy at New College the CWC is here for you.

2- 5 p.m: Novo Collegians (students only)
Location: Harry Sudakoff Center 

All new students (first-years and transfers) attend this first session for an overview of Orientation Week, review basic community expectations and emergency contacts for your first night at New College—meet your Orientation Leader and join us for your first Orientation group meeting as a Novo Collegian.

1-4 p.m.: New Student Reception at the Bookstore
Location: New College of Florida Bookstore 6301 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

The New College/USF Bookstore welcomes new students and families to their open house. Meet staff, learn how to buy textbooks with financial aid funds, and see what items are available.

2-3 p.m.: Family Reception: Welcome to New College
Location: The Keating Center (Bayfront Campus)

Please join the New College Alumnae/i Association (NCAA) and Foundation for a special family reception.  Meet and mingle with our staff, alumnae/i and volunteer board members as you learn about NCAA programs, events and services that benefit your new student. Discover fun ways to engage and support New College through our various volunteer programs. Food and drinks will be provided at this free event for family members and guests.

6-7 p.m.: Dinner 
Location: Hamilton Center

Meet again with your Orientation Groups for dinner in the Hamilton Center!

7-11 p.m.:  First-Year Welcome Festival (students only)
Location: Z Green

Join the Orientation Team, including the Orientation Leaders, for an evening of fun and festivity! Welcome to New College!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

*Parents and Family Members—Check your student’s packet to see the Parent/Family Orientation Schedule.

9-11 a.m.: A Sense of Place, Campus Tours (students only)
Location: Meet in front of: Sudakoff Conference Center

Students meet in small groups with Orientation Leaders (OLs) and get to know classmates — interest meetings, big group games and orientation overview. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for walking across campus, and ask your OL if you need mobility assistance.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Farewell Brunch
Location: Hamilton Center

The conclusion of Parent and Family Orientation Weekend, enjoy a brunch together before your parents and families head home!

1 p.m. – Parent and Family Orientation Ends 

1-2 p.m. – Orientation Group Meetings
Location: Various

Meet with your Orientation Leader.

2-3 p.m.: New Student Transitions
Location: Harry Sudakoff Center

Meet with Student Affairs Division and learn more about your time at New College.

3-4 p.m.: Residential Life 101 
Location: Harry Sudakoff Center

Meet your Resident Advisor (RA) and get to know more about the rules at New College! Students living off-campus will have an alternative activity for nonresidential students.

5-7 p.m.: Dinner with your Orientation Leaders
Location: Hamilton Center

7:30-11 p.m.: Evening Activities
Location: Hamilton Center/ Z-Green/ Z-Amphitheater/ HCL 07

Join your Orientation Leaders for a variety of social activities. Details are still being formalized, so check back frequently to see what exciting activities and sessions are planned.

Monday, August 21, 2017

*Students who have not received an I.D. card can pick them up Office of the Registrar, Palmer D

8 a.m.: Breakfast
Location: Hamilton Center

9-9:30 a.m.: President’s Welcome 
Location: Harry Sudakoff Center

Meet President Donal O’Shea, our New College President.

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Campus Culture: Health and Wellness
Location: Harry Sudakoff Center

Meet with Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) staff, including Program Director, Dr. Fisher, for an informational session on balance, balancing and being balanced.

10:30 to noon: Health Education
Location: Sudakoff Conference Center

Meet our Health Educator and other CWC Staff to learn more about campus culture and staying healthy at New College.

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch with your Orientation Group
Location: Hamilton Center

Eat with your Orientation Leader (OL) groups, Director of First Year Programs Jessica Maxon, and the rest of the Orientation Team!

1-4 p.m.: Advocacy, Bystander Intervention, and Title IX
Location: Sudakoff Center

This session includes a discussion on the issues of sexual discrimination, harassment, and assault on our campus. The panel will provide information as to regulations and procedures for defining unacceptable behavior, as well as the process for filing a complaint. In addition, the group will focus on resources and educational material so that students can better educate themselves. Finally, the panel will respond to questions from the audience.

5-6 p.m.: Dinner with your Orientation Leaders 
Location: Hamilton Center

7 p.m. to midnight:  Evening Activities
Location: Hamilton Center/ Z-Green/ Z-Amphitheater/ HCL 07 

Join your Orientation Leaders for a variety of social activities – games, movies or surprise fun. Details are still being formalized, so check back frequently to see what exciting activities and sessions are planned.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8 a.m.: Breakfast
Location: Hamilton Center

9-noon : Campus Scavenger Hunt 
Location: Meet in front of Hamilton Center

Orientation groups will visit campus offices across the college. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for walking across campus, and ask your OL if you need mobility assistance.

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch with Orientation Groups
Location: Hamilton Center

2-4 p.m.: Provost’s Welcome: Navigating the Academic Program
Location: Sudakoff Conference Center

Following an introduction to the academic program by Provost Barbara Feldman and Dean of Studies Robert Zamsky, students will divide into smaller groups to meet with teams of faculty to discuss the contract system.

5-7 p.m.: Dinner with your Orientation Group
Location: Hamilton Center 

7 p.m. to midnight: Evening Activities
Location: Hamilton Center/ Z-Green/ Z-Amphitheater/ HCL 07 

Join your Orientation Leaders for a variety of social activities – games, movies or surprise fun. Details are still being formalized, so check back frequently to see what exciting activities and sessions are planned.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Returning NCF students arrive on campus and move-in for fall semester.

8 a.m.: Breakfast
Location: Hamilton Center

9-10 a.m.:  Orientation Group Meeting
Location: Hamilton Center

10 a.m. to noon: Faculty Group Advising
Location: ACE Classrooms, you will receive an email with the location from your adviser before your meeting

Your first meeting with your faculty/academic adviser in groups. We recommend bringing a notebook and something to write with. Review the list of mini-classes and come with questions, don’t be late!

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch with Orientation Groups
Location: Hamilton Center

1-3 p.m. : Diversity and Inclusion
Location: Sudakoff Conference Center

Learn more about your connection to our Diversity and Inclusion offerings at New College.

3-5 p.m.: New College Community Interests: Miniworkshop Series
Location: Various

Look for more updates closer to Orientation!

5-7 p.m.: Dinner with your Orientation Groups
Location: Hamilton Center

7 p.m. to midnight: Evening Activities
Location: Hamilton Center/ Z-Green/ Z-Amphitheater/ HCL 07

Join your Orientation Leaders for a variety of social activities – games, movies or surprise fun. Details are still being formalized, so check back frequently to see what exciting activities and sessions are planned.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

*Mealtimes will be posted in Hamilton Center’s dining area.

8:40 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Mini-Classes
Location: Sudakoff, HCL 07, HCL 08

Choose classes that interest you and meet professors. We recommend that students attend as many mini-classes as possible so that they receive a full overview of our academic program. Because your AOC can change drastically during your time at New College, it is a good idea to be aware of courses taught in other divisions. You never know what might cross your academic path!

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Student Resource Fair
Location: Outside of Hamilton Classrooms (HCL)

4-6 p.m.: Calculus Readiness Test
Location: ACE Classroom 329

If you are planning to take Calculus I, II, III or pre-Calculus (Introduction to Math for the Sciences), or Calculus with Theory, you must take this test to be placed in the correct course. Note that students are still required to take the test even if they have taken an AP, IB, or other mathematics course.

*If you cannot attend, there is a make-up day scheduled at the same time and location on Monday, Aug. 22.

7 p.m.: Orientation Group Meetings
Location: Various Locations, Check with your Orientation Leader

Meet with your Orientation Leader to review your faculty advisor negotiations and mini-class schedule, go over weekend plans and arrange transportation to go shopping for groceries or school supplies, meals ,and local sight-seeing adventures.

8 p.m. to midnight: Evening Activities
Location: Hamilton Center/ Z-Green/ Z-Amphitheater/ HCL 07

Join your Orientation Leaders for a variety of social activities – games, movies or surprise fun. Details are still being formalized, so check back frequently to see what exciting activities and sessions are planned.

Friday, August 25, 2017

8:40 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Mini-Classes
Location: Sudakoff, HCL 07, HCL 08

Choose classes that interest you and meet professors. (Attend as many classes as you can throughout the day.)

9:20-9:40 a.m.: Biology and Pre-Medicine Information Session
Location: Hamilton Classrooms (HCL 08)

This session is for any student interested in pre-med. We will give some advice and describe the resources available, and students can ask questions about the pre-med program.

1-5 p.m.: Advising with Faculty Sponsors
Location: Various Locations

*Your faculty advisor will schedule this one-on-one meeting with you to start the conversation about your contract. Be sure you know where to find their office and arrive early! Come prepared to talk about your personal goals and a list of classes you want to take this semester.

4-6 p.m.: Calculus Readiness Test
Location: ACE Classroom 329

If you are planning to take Calculus I, II, III or pre-Calculus (Introduction to Math for the Sciences), or Calculus with Theory, you must take this test to be placed in the correct course. Note that students are still required to take the test even if they have taken an AP, IB, or other mathematics course.

7 p.m. to midnight: Evening Activities
Location: Hamilton Center/ Z-Green/ Z-Amphitheater/ HCL 07

Join your Orientation Leaders for a variety of social activities – games, movies or surprise fun. Details are still being formalized, so check back frequently to see what exciting activities and sessions are planned.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: “New College Cares” – Volunteer in the Local Community
Location: Various local nonprofit organizations; transportation will be provided

Join your fellow Novo-Collegians for a morning of volunteer activities in the local Sarasota/Bradenton communities. The VISTA Volunteer Coordinator will lead students in service projects with local organizations. Please bring a water bottle and snacks!

1 p.m.: Choose your own Adventure
Location: Various Locations

Many adventures available on and off campus, talk to your OL and review our posted schedule in HAM for details. Explore the local sites and sounds in small groups with current student leaders as your local guides.

8 p.m. to midnight: Evening Activities
Location: Hamilton Center/ Z-Green/ Z-Amphitheater/ HCL 07

Join your Orientation Leaders for a variety of social activities – games, movies or surprise fun. Details are still being formalized, so check back frequently to see what exciting activities and sessions are planned.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

11 a.m. to noon: Orientation Group Meeting
Location: Various

This will be your final scheduled Orientation Group Meeting. Get your final questions answered!

4-8 p.m.: You Belong Here, The Introduction to the Waterfront and Caples Campus
Location: Caples Campus