Monday, August 24

7:30 - 10 a.m. | Breakfast Available

Dining Hall

Warm breakfast will be served until 9 a.m. Continental breakfast will be served from 9 to 10 a.m. Bring your student ID card.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Bookstore Open

Long Student Center, Main Level

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | SN101, HN101, SN201 & SN231 Course Meetings

Rice Auditorium

New students will have the opportunity to meet other new students enrolled in their section of First-Semester Salon (SN101 or HN101) or Transfer Salon (SN201 or SN231).

10:30 a.m. - Noon | Mandatory "What It Takes to Be a Wildcat"

Rice Auditorium

This mandatory session features a can't-miss performance by your Wildcat Welcome Orientation Leaders highlighting campus standards and tips for navigating your first year as a Baker Wildcat! Following the skits, you will have the opportunity to debrief with smaller residential groups.

11 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Lunch Available

Dining Hall

Bring  your student ID card.

1 - 5 p.m. | Sorority Recruitment

Long Student Center Lobby

Meet in the Long Student Center lobby to visit chapter houses for sisterhood and skit events!

1 - 5 p.m. | Choir Auditions

Owens 102

Students should sign up for a 10-minute audition time on the door of McKibbin Recital Hall. You will not need to prepare anything for the audition.

2 - 5 p.m. | Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Owens 202

Students should sign up on the door of room 202 for an audition time.

5 - 6:30 p.m. | Dinner Available

Dining Hall

Bring  your student ID card.

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Baker Spirit-Fest

Dearborn Street in Front of the New Living Center and
Jolliffe Hall

Build your Baker spirit! Come make a tie-dyed spirit towel and posters to take to athletic events and cheer on the Wildcats this year! Bomb pops will be served.

8 p.m. | Praise & Prayer

Osborne Chapel

You are welcome to find your way to Osborne Chapel for this short service of inspiring music and prayer. Meet Kevin Hopkins “RevKev” the University Minister and our Baker Ambassadors.

9 p.m. | Performer Daniel Martin

Rice Auditorium

Daniel Martin has quickly become one of the most in-demand entertainers in the nation, winning this year’s “Highest Rated Performer." His high-energy fusion of insane magic, escapes, and sarcastic improv consistently lead to standing ovations and record-breaking crowds at theaters, campuses and celebrity events nationwide.

In addition to recently being nominated for the “Entertainer of the Year” award, he was recognized by Campus Activities Magazine this year as the singly highest/best-rated touring act in the county! His magic has been featured on NBC, CBS, WGN, VH1 and Discovery and at thousands of live events worldwide.