Summer 2016 Orientation & Enrollment

Choose one of these convenient dates:

  • Saturday, April 30, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 15, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 17, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 29, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 19, 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

8:20 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. | Small-group visits to the following:

  • ID Center & Student Life at Baker
  • Student Privacy

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

  • Technology
  • Community Standards

11:55 a.m. | Breakin' the Ice the Wildcat Way

12:35 p.m. | Student lunch

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

  • Academic advising
  • Residence Hall Tours
  • How I Met My Alma Mater 
  • Admissions & Marketing Recruitment

3:30 p.m. | Students meet back with parents and family members:

  • 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:

  • FERPA and Student Privacy
  • Business Office
  • Financial Aid
  • Bookstore

10:35 | Break

10:45 a.m. | Mastering student resources:

  • Mail & Copy Center
  • IT
  • Health Center, Computers, SAS, Library
  • Dining Services 

11:30 a.m. | Parent and family lunch (tickets available for purchase for $7)

12:05 p.m. | Residence hall tours

12:30 p.m. | Reflections of a Baker Wildcat

1 p.m. | OMG! My millennial is going to college!

1:45 p.m. | Breakout Sessions A:

  • Student-Athletes
  • Residence Life
  • Campus Safety 

2:15 p.m. | Breakout Sessions B:

  • Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Residence Life
  • Career Services

2:45 p.m. | Breakout Sessions C:

  • Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Campus Ministry
  • Student Life

3:10 p.m. | Closing session: Parents as partners and next steps

3:30 p.m. | Parents and family members meet back with students

  • Optional campus tours
  • Optional Access Services appointments

Afternoon Program | August 19

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 student privacy
  • Technology
  • Everything academic

2:45 | Small-group visits to the following:

  • Academic advising
  • Student life at Baker
  • Campus tour

4:15 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

4:15 p.m. | Meet Residence Life staff to move into residence halls