2014 Orientation Schedule

Wednesday, August 13

All Day 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
1pm 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
4:30–6pm BBQ Dinner for parents and new students
6pm Non-residential student session
6pm Resident student session
7:30pm Student activity


Saturday, August 16

9am Official welcome and signing of the class banner
10:30am Student with first year advisors
10:30am Parent session with faculty
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 Dinner for new students
6pm Meet your group leader for retreat information + activities

Sunday, August 17

8am 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
5pm–Midnight Dinner and fun at Menlo

Tuesday, August 19

8am Breakfast
11:30am–1:30pm Lunch
1–3pm What is expected of you in the First Year Experience Class
4–5pm How to get a job on campus?
5:30–7:30pm Dinner for all students in class standings – Dining Room/Quad
8pm MCSGA Activity Game Show –Florence Moore Auditorium

Wednesday, August 20

All Day First Day of Classes


Welcome Week of Activities TBA