Monday, August 22

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 events!

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. | Comedian Steve Hofstetter

Rice Auditorium

One of the top-booked acts on the college circuit, the original writer for has also released five albums and three books. Hofstetter has written humor columns for the New York Times,, and, where he publicly admitted to being a Ranger fan. His YouTube channel currently has over 35 million views and is a recognized face in the comedy world today!