Family Orientation Schedule

We are excited to share a TENTATIVE schedule for Family Orientation 2018. We are still putting the final touches on the Family Orientation 2018 schedule, so you might see an event or two added to the schedule before August 25. A final schedule of events for Family Orientation 2018 will be provided upon check-in to New Student Orientation. We look forward to seeing you on August 25!

 

Saturday, August 25, 2018
TimeEventDescription
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Check-In at Main Quadrangle New students and families pick up orientation information.
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Move In at Residence Halls New Students may move into their residence hall rooms.  Proctors will be on hand to assist new students.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Move-In Lunch Break

Come as you are and join Vice-Chancellor John McCardell and his wife, Bonnie, for a casual lunch on the McClurg Dining Hall terrace. Drop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for a light lunch and a chance to meet other students and families.

3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Welcome The Dean of the College welcomes new families to orientation and Sewanee.
3:40 p.m. to 4:20 p.m

Afternoon Session I:

Intro. to Counseling & Psychological Services, or 

Introduction to the University Health Service, or

Pre-Professional Information Sessions, or 

Financial Aid Meeting

Introduction to Counseling & Psychological Services: Staff members from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will review the services of counseling and psychological services within the Wellness Center. This session will also cover disability services and support available to students.

Introduction to the University Health Service: Staff members from the Wellness Center will showcase all of the ways the University works to support the health and wellness of Sewanee students. This session will review some basics about the University Health Services operation, including how health insurance works, getting prescriptions, and how to manage chronic or ongoing conditions while at Sewanee.

Pre-Professional Information Sessions: Various faculty will gather to discuss several pre-professional programs offered to students and help parents and families understand what is expected of the student for each program.

Financial Aid Meeting: This session will review important information about re-applying for financial aid in future academic terms, the FAFSA, and other key financial aid policies and procedures.

4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. 

Afternoon Session II:

Introduction to the Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct, or 

Intro. to Counseling & Psychological Services, or

Pre-Professional Information Sessions

Introduction to the Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct: University administrators will discuss the basics of the Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct and help parents and families understand Sewanee’s expectations of its students.

Introduction to Counseling & Psychological Services: Staff members from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will review the services of counseling and psychological services within the Wellness Center. This session will also cover disability services and support available to students.

Pre-Professional Information Sessions: Various faculty will gather to discuss several pre-professional programs offered to students and help parents and families understand what is expected of the student for each program.

5:20 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Afternoon Session III: 

Introduction to the University Health Service, or

Introduction to the Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct, or 

Pre-Professional Information Sessions

Introduction to the Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct: University administrators will discuss the basics of the Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct and help parents and families understand Sewanee’s expectations of its students.

Introduction to the University Health Service: Staff members from the Wellness Center will showcase all of the ways the University works to support the health and wellness of Sewanee students. This session will review some basics about the University Health Services operation, including how health insurance works, getting prescriptions, and how to manage chronic or ongoing conditions while at Sewanee.

Financial Aid Meeting: This session will review important information about re-applying for financial aid in future academic terms, the FAFSA, and other key financial aid policies and procedures.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Picnic Supper Supper for the new students and their families with University staff.
8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parent & Family Reception

Parents and families are invited to attend a reception to meet and mingle with other new families and university staff.

 

Sunday, August 26, 2018
TimeEventDescription
7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Welcome Reception & Breakfast University Deans welcome all new students and parents with a full breakfast compliments of the university.
8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Interfaith Fair Visit Convocation Hall to explore the possibilities for faith and spiritual participation in and around Sewanee. All Saints' Chapel sponsors a morning of fellowship prior to the University Chapel Service.  Representatives of various faith communities will be present.
10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The University Chapel Service All Saints’ Chapel is the University Church and as such its ministry is ecumenical and its services are open to everyone. The services of worship in All Saints’ follow the usage of the Episcopal Church. Services are held at 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. each Sunday the College is in session.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Luncheon Students and their families are invited to have lunch compliments of the university.
1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Vice-Chancellor's Address Parents and new students are formally greeted by Dr. John McCardell, Vice-Chancellor.
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Goodbyes and Families Depart   

New students and family members say their farewells.