Orientation schedule

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2019 Orientation schedules

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Thursday, August 15 (International Student Orientation)

9 a.m.: International Student Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: International Student Move-In
Noon: Lunch with Resident Advisers and Orientation Leaders
5 p.m.: OL and International Student Dinner
6 p.m.: NovoFlix Movie Time
6 p.m.: Off-Campus Store Run

Friday, August 16 (International Student Orientation)

8-9:30 a.m.: International Student Continental Breakfast
9:30-10 a.m.: Welcome and What to Expect
10-11 a.m.: Speed Networking
11 a.m. to noon: Finance Questions
Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch
1-1:45 p.m.: Academic/Staff Resource Fair
1:45-2 p.m.: Break
2-3 p.m.: Navigating Sarasota/U.S.
3-5 p.m.: Free time and IT open office hours
5-6 p.m.: Dinner
6 p.m.: Off Campus Connections
8 p.m.: Evening Activities with Orientation Leaders

Friday, August 16 (All Students)

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Open Hours for:

  • Finance Office (Pay Bills, Photo ID, Direct Deposit Set-Up)
  • Registrar (FERPA)
  • Parking Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Counseling and Wellness
  • Disability Services
  • Mailroom
  • Information Technology
  • Bookstore

Saturday, August 17

8-11 a.m.: One-Stop Orientation Check In and Move In
9 a.m. to noon: Mailroom Open Hours
11 a.m. to noon: Commuter Student Check In
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Bookstore Open
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Finance Office and Parking Services Open Hours
1-3 p.m.: Student Disability Services Open Hours
1-3 p.m.: Counseling and Wellness Center Open Hours TBD Financial Aid Open Hours
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Families/Guests/Student Lunch with Orientation Leaders
1-2 p.m.: SuccessQuest Living Learning Community Reception
1-2 p.m.: International Student Lunch
1-2 p.m.: Commuter Student Lunch
3-4 p.m.: Novo Collegians Welcome for Students
3-3:15 p.m.: Welcome for Families and Guests
3:15-4 p.m.: Alumni Panel for Families and Guests
4-5 p.m.: Academic Steps for Success for Families and Guests
4-5 p.m.: Orientation Group Meetings
5-6 p.m.: Resource Fair for Families and Guests
5-6 p.m.: Student/Families/Guests Free Time
6-8 p.m.: President and Provost Send Off (Heavy Appetizers)
8-11 p.m.: Evening Activities

Sunday, August 18

9-10 a.m.: Institutional Research Survey
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: IT Open Office Hours
10 a.m. to noon: Novo Blue Brunch with RA/Alum Panel
1-2 p.m.: Expectations and Campus Culture
2-2:30 p.m.: Code of Conduct/Judicial Process
2:30-4 p.m.: Residence Life 101
4-5:30 p.m.: Break
5:30-7 p.m.: Dinner with Orientation Leaders/Common Challenge Group
7-8 p.m.: Class Photo and Sunset by the Bay
7-10 p.m.: Evening Activities

Monday, August 19

8:15-9 a.m.: Breakfast
9-11:30 a.m.: Police/Medical Amnesty/Alcohol and Other Drugs
11:30 a.m. to noon: Break
Noon to 1 p.m.: Picnic Lunch w/ Counseling and Wellness Center speaker
1-2 p.m.: OL Check-In Meeting
2-5:30 p.m.: Resource Break-Out Groups
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner
6:30-10 p.m.: Evening Activities

Tuesday, August 20

8:15-9 a.m.: Bootcamp (Optional)
9-10 a.m.: Breakfast with Orientation Leader groups
10-11:30 a.m.: Common Challenge Activity
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Affinity Groups
1-1:45 p.m.: Mindfulness (Optional)
2-3 p.m.: Provost and Associate Provost’s Welcome and Discussion of Academics
3-5 p.m.: Breakouts: Navigating the Academic Program/Library Open House
5-5:30 p.m.: Break
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner – Debrief
6:30-8:30 p.m.: Tour de Tech
6:30-8:30 p.m.: SWAffle House
6:30-10 p.m.: Evening Activities

Wednesday, August 21 (Returning students begin to move in!)

8-9 a.m.: Breakfast
9-10 a.m.: Class Registration/Navigation Processes
10 a.m. to noon: Faculty group advising sessions
Noon to 1 p.m.: Orientation Leader Lunch
1-2 p.m.: Break
2-5 p.m.: Mini Interest Workshops
5-7 p.m.: Dinner
7-8:30 p.m.: Discover Sarasota
7-8:30 p.m.: Theatre/Black Box Theater Night
9-11 p.m.: Evening Programs

Thursday, August 22

8-9 a.m.: Breakfast
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Mini Classes
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Student Resource Fair
Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch with the OLs and RAs
5-7:30 p.m.: SRQ Comes To You
6-8 p.m.: Field Night with Orientation Leaders
6:30-8:30 p.m.: Evening activities

Friday, August 23

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Mini Classes
Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch – Common Challenge Group
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Orientation Leader “Office Hours”

Saturday, August 24

6:30 a.m. to noon: Common Challenge Adventure
Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch on campus
2-5 p.m.: Choose your Novo Tradition
5-6 p.m.: Dinner
6-9 p.m.: Evening activities

Sunday, August 25

10-11 a.m.: Orientation Group Meetings
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Brunch
1-4 p.m.: Day on the Bay