Summer 2015 Orientation & Enrollment

Choose one of these convenient dates:

  • Friday, May 29, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. SESSION FULL
  • Wednesday, June 3, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday, June 5, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday, June 26, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday, July 31, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday, August 21, Noon – 4 p.m.

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Agendas

For Parents

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During your summer orientation and enrollment session, you will meet with an academic advisor, register for your fall courses, learn your way around campus and begin building lifelong friendships at Baker University.

Parents, family members and guests are invited to attend the parent and family orientation. This session introduces families to the academic programs and special services available at Baker.

Full-Day Programs

Student Agenda

8 a.m. | Registration and reception with Baker University faculty and staff

8:15 a.m. | World language placement exam

9 a.m. | Opening general session, enrollment information session and introduction of orientation leaders

9:30 | Small-group time

9:45 a.m. | Community standards and student privacy session

10:35 a.m. | Small-group visits to the following:

  • Technology
  • ID Center and Student Health and Counseling Center
  • Student involvement and resource fair

12:30 p.m. | Student lunch

1 p.m. | Breakin' the Ice the Wildcat Way

1:20 | Small-group visits to the following:

  • Academic advising
  • Common reading book kickoff
  • How I Met My Alma Mater 

3 p.m. | Students meet back with parents and family members:

  • Optional campus and residence hall tours
  • Optional "It's Greek to Me" session
  • Optional Access Services appointments
  • Optional campus tours

Parents & Family Agenda

8 a.m. | Registration and reception with Baker University faculty and staff

9 a.m. | Opening general session, enrollment information session and introduction of orientation leaders

9:30 a.m. | Mastering campus basics: business office, financial aid, Health Center

10:15 | Snack break

10:25 a.m. | Reflections of a Baker Wildcat

10:50 a.m. | Student privacy and student resources

11:35 a.m. | Parent and family lunch (tickets available for purchase for $7)

12:15 p.m. | OMG! My millennial is going to college!

1 p.m. | Breakout Sessions A:

  • Student-athletes
  • Residence Life
  • Career Services and Student Life 

1:35 p.m. | Breakout Sessions B:

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Campus Ministry
  • Career Services and Student LIfe

2:10 p.m. | Breakout Sessions C:

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Residence Life
  • Health and Counseling

2:40 p.m. | Closing session: Parents as partners and next steps

3 p.m. | Parents and family members meet back with students

  • Optional campus and residence hall tours
  • Optional "It's Greek to Me" session
  • Optional Access Services appointments
  • Optional campus tours

Afternoon Program

Student Agenda

Noon-1 p.m. | Check-in

1 p.m. | Opening general session and introduction of orientation leaders

1:15 p.m. | Small-group visits to the following:

  • ID Center and Health and Counseling Services
  • Technology
  • Everything academic

2:25 | Small-group visits to the following:

  • Academic advising
  • Common reading book (new students)
  • Student life and involvement (transfers)
  • Campus tour

4 p.m. | Meet Residence Life staff to move into residence halls

Parent & Family Agenda

Noon-1 p.m. | Check-in

1 p.m. | Opening general session and introduction of orientation leaders

1:12 | Mastering campus basics

1:57 | Snack break

2:10 | Student privacy and student resources

2:55 | Reflections of a Baker Wildcat

3:30 | Closing session – Parents as partners and next steps

4 p.m. | Meet Residence Life staff to move into residence halls