WELCOME TO NEW COLLEGE!

Orientation at New College is a weeklong event for all new students.

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

 

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.

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

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Bookstore is open (Optional)
Location: 6301 N. Tamiami Trail

Visit the bookstore to pick up some New College gear! There will be cold water and light refreshments as well.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Finance and Parking Services Office Open Hours (Optional)
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 accept payment via cash, check, or credit card.

Noon to 2 p.m.: Welcome Lunch (Optional)
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!

1-2 p.m.: SuccessQuest Living Learning Community Reception (Invitation only)
Location: Hamilton Classroom, 7

An invitation-only reception for parents and family members, as well as students, occupying the SuccessQuest Living Learning Community.

1-3 p.m.: Counseling and Wellness Center Open Hours (Optional)
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, or want information about how to be healthy at New College, the CWC is here for you.

2-3:30 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 (OL) and join us for your first Orientation group meeting as a Novo Collegian.

3:30 -5 p.m.: Orientation Group Meetings
Location: designated orientation group meeting location

5;30-7 p.m.: Dinner 
Location: Hamilton Center

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

7-8 p.m.: First Sunset on the Bay
Location: Bayfront

8:30-10 p.m.: First-Year Welcome Festival (students only)
Location: Bayfront

Join the Orientation Team, including the Orientation Leaders, for an evening of fun and festivity on the New College Bayfront. There will be games, refreshments and music. Welcome to New College!

10 p.m. to midnight: Late Night Orientation Activities (Optional)
Location: various locations

 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

*Parents and Family Members—Check the Parent/Family Orientation Schedule.

8:15-9 a.m.: Breakfast (Optional)
Location: Hamilton Center

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

Students meet in small groups with Orientation Leaders and walk across campus to the Chickee Hut on the Bayfront for team-building and get-to-know-you activities. Accommodations will be made for students.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: IT Office Open Hours (Optional)
Location: Palmer Building A, Room 120

Stop by the IT office to get help with any technical issues you are having with network connectivity, internet/WiFi issues, and email troubles.

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

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

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: International Student Brunch (Optional)
Location: Hamilton Classroom, 2

For international students only, this brunch is a chance for you to get to know one another and learn about specific resources available to you.

1-2 p.m.: Orientation Group Meetings
Location: designated orientation group meeting location

]Meet with your Orientation Leader and peers.

2-3 p.m.: New Student Transitions and Campus Safety
Location: Sudakoff Conference Center

This is your official welcome to campus from Dean of Students Robin Williamson and Chief of Police Michael Kessie. This session will give you an overview of campus resources, introduce you to campus life and address general campus safety topics.

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

7-9 p.m.: A Night at the Library: Featuring Retro Games (Optional)
Location: Cook Library

Dress up in your best retro outfit and travel back to the rec rooms of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s with a night dedicated to retro gaming! Join in a Clue-inspired scavenger hunt through the library, try your hand with Giant Jenga, or show off your yoga skills with a game of Twister.

7-11 p.m.: Evening Activities (Optional)
Location: Hamilton Center/ Z-Green/ Z-Amphitheater/ Hamilton Classroom 7

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

8:15-9 a.m.: Breakfast (Optional)
Location: Hamilton Center

9-9:15 a.m.: President’s Welcome 
Location: Sudakoff Conference Center

Meet Dr. Donal O’Shea, the president of New College

9:15-10:30 a.m.: Campus Culture: Health and Wellness
Location: Sudakoff Conference Center

Meet with Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) staff, including Program Director Dr. Anne Fisher, for an informational session on balance, balancing and being balanced. Dr. Williamson and Chief Kessie will also share important details and facts about medical amnesty.

10:30 a.m. to noon: Alcohol and Other Drugs: Muggle Problems
Location: Sudakoff Conference Center

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

1-4 p.m.: Building Community
Location: Sudakoff Conference 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.

4-5 p.m.: Orientation Group Meeting
Location: designated orientation group meeting location

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

7-9 p.m.: You Say Zarazote, I Say Sarasota (Optional)
Location: Cook Library

Welcome to Zarazote (Sarasota)! For thousands of years, people have lived alongside this nationally significant estuary. Interact with local community leaders as you learn more about the natural and human history of our campus community.

7-11 p.m.: Evening Activities (Optional)
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 to see what exciting activities and sessions are planned.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8:15-9 a.m.: Breakfast (Optional)
Location: Hamilton Center

9 a.m. to 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. Accommodations will be made for students who need them.

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

1-2 p.m.: New College Student Alliance Introduction
Location: Sudakoff Conference Center

Meet the co-presidents and cabinet members of your student government, the New College Student Alliance.

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 academic program. This is not your faculty advisor meeting (that comes later).

4-5 p.m.: Student Engagement and Involvement
Location: Sudakoff Conference Center

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

7-9 p.m.: Create and Connect: Creative Art Soiree (Optional)
Location: Cook Library

Illuminate your night with creativity! Join us for some creative expression in the library… Play improv games, experiment with music and movement, and explore collaborative writing and calming crafts such as calming glitter jars or DIY bookmarks. Make one craft to keep — and make another for the library to give away when the semester begins. Enjoy a waffle at Swaffle Café, compliments of the Writing Resource Center.

7-11 p.m.: Evening Activities (Optional)
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.

8:15-9 a.m.: Breakfast (Optional)
Location: Hamilton Center

9-10 a.m.: Orientation Group Meeting
Location: designated orientation group meeting location

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 OL will also have a list, in case you need help.

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

3-5 p.m.: Interest Mini-workshops
Location: see below for details

3-4 p.m.: Session #1 (pick one to attend!)

  • Center for Engagement & Opportunity – Open House, (Library 154, near the pedestrian bridge)
  • Off-Campus and Study Abroad (location to be determined)
  • Substance-free Lifestyle (location to be determined)
  • Student Disability Services 101 – (Hamilton Classroom, 7 )
    Meighen Hopton, Director of Student Disability Services (SDS), will discuss the accommodations and various types of support available through SDS. Students will have the ability to ask questions and access SDS brochures and other handouts.
  • Discover SRQ (location to be determined)
  • Meet Our Campus Minister – Melanie Kim (location to be determined)

    4-5 p.m.: Session 2 (pick one to attend!)
  • Hidden Gems (location to be determined)
  • Volunteer: On our campus and in our community (location to be determined)
  • New Music, New College (location to be determined)
  • Theater at New College – (inside the Black Box Theater in Ham Center)

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

7-9 p.m.: Think, Speak, Act, Affect: Opportunity to Help Your Campus, Community and the World (Optional)
Location: Cook Library

Want to help build a better campus, community, or world in the way that best fits with your interests and talents? Meet reps from a variety of campus and community organizations that can help you find a way to help others and express yourself through service.

7-11 p.m.: Evening Activities (Optional)
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

8:15-10:15 p.m.: Breakfast (Optional)
Location: Hamilton Center

8:40 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Mini-Classes
Location: Sudakoff, Hamilton Classroom 7, Hamilton Classroom 8 (aka: Teaching Auditorium)

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 (Optional)
Location: Outside of Hamilton Classrooms (HCL)

Come speak to representatives from various student resources offices across campus, including the CEO, study abroad, the Writing Center, student disability services, and -– of course -– student affairs.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lunch (Optional)
Location: Hamilton Center

5-7 p.m.: Dinner (Optional)
Location: Hamilton Center

7-11 p.m.: Evening Activities (Optional)
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

8:15-10:15 a.m.: Breakfast (Optional)
Location: Hamilton Center

8:40 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Mini-Classes
Location: Sudakoff, Hamilton Classroom 7, Hamilton Classroom 8 (aka: Teaching Auditorium)

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.: Lunch (Optional)
Location: Hamilton Center

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.

4:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner (Optional)
Location: Hamilton Center

7-9 p.m.: Welcome Back Mocktail Party (Optional)
Location: Bayfront and College Hall

9-11 p.m.: Post-Mocktail Party Activity (Optional)

 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

8-9 a.m. Breakfast (Optional)
Location: Hamilton Center

9 a.m. to noon: New College Cares (Optional)
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. Our VISTA Volunteer Coordinator, Josh Merced, will lead students in service projects with local organizations. Don’t forget to pack your Orientation Tervis so you can have lots of water!

1-6 p.m.: Choose your own Adventure (Optional)
Location: Various Locations

Many adventures are 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.

7:30-8:30 p.m. Mock Towne Meeting (Optional)
Location: Palm Court

Members of the New College Student Alliance (NCSA), our student government, will lead you through this New College tradition.  Learn about ways you can get involved and how to make sure your voice is heard.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

10-11 a.m.: Orientation Group Meeting
Location: designated orientation group meeting location

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

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Brunch (Optional)
Location: Ham Center

1-4 p.m.: Day on the Bay (Optional)
Location: Caples Waterfront

4-8 p.m.: You Belong Here (Optional)
Location: Ham Center/Z-Green

4:40-6:30 p.m.: Dinner (Optional)
Location: Ham Center