Saturday, August 22

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  | Brunch Available

Dining Hall

Continental breakfast will be served. Bring your student ID card.

Noon - 4 p.m. | Bookstore Open

Long Student Center, Main Level

12:30 - 4 p.m. | Business Office Open

Denious Hall 116

Visit with Business Office staff members to ask questions or handle business matters.

12:30 - 4 p.m. | Financial Aid Office Open

Denious Hall 116

Visit with Financial Aid Office staff members to ask questions or handle financial aid matters.

1 - 3 p.m. | ID Center Open

Long Student Center, Main Floor

Visit the ID Center if you haven’t received your student ID.

1 - 3 p.m. | Residence Halls Open for New Students

Residence Hall Lobbies 

Meet Residence Life staff in your residence hall lobby to check you into your new home away from home. Move-In Crew volunteers will be available to assist you, and your Wildcat Welcome orientation leaders will meet you on your residence hall floor.

1 - 3 p.m. | Fraternity & Sorority Life Information Tables

Residence Halls & Long Student Center Lobby

Visit one of the information tables in the residence hall lobbies or the Long Student Center lobby to learn more about fraternity and sorority life at Baker University.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Brunch Available

Dining Hall

Bring your student ID card.

3 - 5 p.m. | Sorority Houses Open for New Students & Family Members

Sorority houses will be open for all new students and their families. We encourage you to take a walking tour of the three Panhellenic Council sorority chapter houses. You can meet the house directors, see the common living areas as well as the members’ rooms, and ask questions of current members! Maps can be obtained at a Sorority Life information table in the residence hall lobbies or the Long Student Center lobby.

  • Alpha Chi Omega  – 403 Eighth St.
  • Delta Delta Delta  – 816 Fremont
  • Zeta Tau Alpha  – 503 Ninth St.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. – Alumni Center 

3 - 5 p.m. | Fraternity Houses Open for New Students & Family Members

After you’ve unpacked, feel free to visit any of the Interfraternity Council fraternities during open houses. Maps can be obtained at a Fraternity Life information table in the residence hall lobbies or the Long Student Center lobby.

  • Delta Tau Delta  – 604 Fifth St.
  • Kappa Sigma  – 1215 Eighth St.
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon – 412 Sixth St.
  • Zeta Chi – 903 Eighth St.

5 - 7 p.m. | Back 2 School Picnic, Best of Baldwin & Involvement Fair

North Side of Long Student Center

Stop by this annual Wildcat Welcome event and learn how you can get involved on campus and what businesses have to offer in Baldwin City! With more than 50 student organizations and many businesses, there’s an opportunity waiting for you. This meal is free for everyone.

7 p.m. | Mandatory Residence Hall Area Meetings

Residence Halls

Residence Life staff members will discuss what living in a residence hall is like. Topics will include roommates, community building, programming and tips for how to make the hall your home away from home.

8 - 9 p.m. | Comedian Collin Moulton

Rice Auditorium

Collin Moulton is one of the most fun, personable and sought-after headliners today. He has had his own half-hour stand-up special on Showtime and a featured spot on Nickelodeon, and he has been touring constantly for 15 years. America knows and loves him. His familiarity and energy engage and relieve the audience before he even speaks. His electric storytelling style is made up of only topics that the audience cares about; it is the release needed from our everyday lives. Come needing to laugh tonight, leave wanting to laugh forever!

9 p.m. | Wildcat Wobble Dance Party

Hartley Plaza

What better way to end day one of Wildcat Welcome then jamming out to your favorite songs with new friends at the Wildcat Wobble Dance Party? Get ready to bust out your favorite dance moves!

10 p.m. | Deadline to Register for Sorority Recruitment