2014 Orientation Schedule

Wednesday, August 13

10am-5pm New International students check-in and move into rooms

Thursday, August 14

10am–6pm New International students’ mandatory information sessions

Friday, August 15

8am Domestic residential students check-in
Move into Residential Facilities at Menlo College
11:30am–1pm Non-residential students check-in
11:30am–1pm Lunch
12:45pm Keynote speaker welcome from President Moran 
1:15pm Student leaders welcome students & families
1:30–4pm Students in groups for orientation to various services offered
1:30–3pm Parent Session – how to navigate college life
3:30–4:30pm Transfer Student Reception (Russell Center Great Room)
4:30–6pm Dinner for parents and new students
6pm Non-residential student session
6pm Resident student session
7pm Student activity


Saturday, August 16

7:30–9am Breakfast
9am Official welcome and signing of the class banner
10:30am Student with first year advisors
10:30am Parent session with faculty, staff, and student leaders
12:30pm Lunch and football game for students and families
2pm Parents plan to say goodbye
2–5pm Registration/Placement tests/Tours of Menlo Park/Target runs offered
5pm Meet your group leader for retreat information + activities
6pm Dinner

Sunday, August 17

7:30–9am Breakfast
9am Load buses – need sleeping bags or blankets, toiletries, change of clothes, swimming suit, sun-screen, and towel
11am Arrive at Walker Creek Ranch – all meals and activities planned
Noon Lunch
1–4pm Group activities
6pm Dinner
7:30–9:30pm Group activities
9:30pm Campfire activities/comedian


Monday, August 18

8am–1pm @ Walker Creek Ranch
1pm Leave Walker Creek Ranch
5:30pm Dinner and fun at Menlo
7:30pm Volleyball Blockparty
9pm Salish (Florence Moore Auditorium)

Tuesday, August 19

7:30–9am Breakfast
10:00am-11:45am What is expected of you in the First Year Experience Class
11:30am–1:30pm Lunch
5:30–7:30pm Dinner for all students in class standings – Dining Room/Quad
8pm Student Union Open

Wednesday, August 20

All Day First Day of Classes
7pm Shot of Reality (Florence Moore Auditorium)
First Year Experience Mandatory Presentation for all Incoming Freshmen

Thursday, August 21

6pm Can’t Thread a Moving Needle (Florence Moore Auditorium)
First Year Experience Mandatory Presentation for all Incoming Freshmen

Welcome Week of Activities TBA