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WILDCAT WELCOME FALL 2018

Here’s a schedule to help you acquaint yourself with Baker and all things Wildcat when you get to campus this fall. It’ll be time to settle in, learn the ropes, and make new friends before you know it.

Wednesday, August 1

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Business Office Open

Constant Hall

Business Office staff are available to answer questions and handle business matters.

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Financial Aid Office Open

Denious Hall 116

Financial Aid Office staff are available to answer questions and handle financial aid matters.

1 – 2 p.m. | Residence Halls Open for Student Athletic Assistants

Check-in will begin at the assigned residence halls. Please have student ID ready.

Friday, August 3

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Business Office Open

Denious Hall 116

Business Office staff are available to answer questions and handle business matters.

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Financial Aid Office Open

Denious Hall 116

Financial Aid Office staff are available to answer questions and handle financial aid matters.

 

Saturday, August 4

8 – 9 a.m. | Residence Halls Open for Student-Athletes: Soccer, Volleyball

Check-in will begin at Parmenter Hall. Please have student ID ready.

8 – 10 a.m. | ID Center Open

Long Student Center, Second Floor

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

8 – 11 a.m. | Business Office Open

Denious Hall 116

Business Office staff are available to answer questions and handle business matters.

8 – 11 a.m. | Financial Aid Office Open

Denious Hall 116

Financial Aid Office staff are available to answer questions and handle financial aid matters.

8 a.m. – Noon | Baker University Bookstore Open

Long Student Center, Main Level

 

4:30 p.m. | Mandatory Student-Athlete Orientation for Student Athletic Assistants & Student-Athletes: Soccer, Volleyball

Rice Auditorium

New and returning student-athletes will have the opportunity to meet fellow Wildcat student-athletes, hear updates from athletics staff members, and learn about campus resources.

7 p.m. | Mandatory Residence Hall Area Meetings for Athletic Assistants & Student-Athletes: Soccer, Volleyball

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.

Friday, August 10

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Business Office Open

Denious Hall 116

Business Office staff are available to answer questions and handle business matters.

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Financial Aid Office Open

Denious Hall 116

Financial Aid Office staff are available to answer questions and handle financial aid matters.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Bookstore Open

Long Student Center, Main Level

 

Noon – 1 p.m. | Residence Halls Open for Student-Athletes: Cross Country, Cheer, Dance, Football

Check-in will begin at Parmenter Hall. Please have student ID ready.

2 p.m. | Mandatory Residence Hall Area Meetings for Student Athletic Assistants and Student-Athletes: Cross Country, Cheer, Dance, Football

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.

3 p.m. | Mandatory Orientation for Student-Athletes: Cross Country, Cheer, Dance, Football

Rice Auditorium

New and returning student-athletes will have the opportunity to meet fellow Wildcat student-athletes, hear updates from athletics staff members, and learn about campus resources.

Friday, August 17

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Bookstore Open

Long Student Center, Main Level

 

11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Final Summer Orientation & Enrollment Session

Denious Hall

Students who have not attended a Summer Orientation and Enrollment session should attend. Students will receive their academic schedule, obtain their student ID, and meet other new students and orientation leaders.

Saturday, August 18

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Brunch Available

Dining Hall

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, Second Floor

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

1 – 2 p.m. | Residence Halls Open for New Students

Check-in will begin at Parmenter Hall. Please have student ID ready.

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

Parmenter Hall

Visit one of the information tables outside Parmenter Hall to learn more about fraternity and sorority life at Baker University.

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 St.
  • 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

Mulvane 211

After you’ve unpacked, feel free to stop by Mulvane 211 to visit with the Baker University fraternity men. Maps can be obtained for those interested in touring individual houses.

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

South 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. SAC Entertainment

Rice Auditorium

 

9 p.m. | Wildcat Wobble Dance Party

South Side of Long Student Center

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

9 p.m. Deadline to Register for Sorority Recruitment

Sunday, August 19

Welcome Back Worship

Baldwin Area Churches

The area churches of Baldwin City welcome you to campus. Attend the church of your choice on Sunday morning. Area churches will be present at the Best of Baldwin Involvement Fair on Saturday night. Check out their welcome tables and find out how you can plug into a local church.

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. |  Brunch Available

Dining Hall

Bring your student ID card.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Bookstore Open

Long Student Center, Main Level

1:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Sorority Recruitment

Osborne Chapel 

Meet in Osborne Chapel to attend the first round of formal recruitment events. Students will visit all three chapter houses and will learn about their philanthropic efforts. For more information, contact Josh Doak, assistant director of student life, at jdoak@bakerU.edu.

4 – 6 p.m. | Dinner Available

Dining Hall

Bring your student ID card for your meal plan.

6:30 p.m. | Student Academic Welcome

Rice Auditorium

Join your fellow class of 2022 members for an official welcome to the university by President Dr. Lynne Murray, Interim Provost Dr. Tes Mehring, and the cheer and dance teams. You will also learn about the exciting academic endeavors and opportunities that await you during your time as a Baker Wildcat!

7 p.m. | Class of 2022 Photo

Steps of Parmenter Hall

A picture is worth a thousand words. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of Baker history by having your photo taken with your new classmates. Current class photos can be found on the Long Student Center main level.

7:15 p.m. Traditions Walk & PLAYFAIR

Collins Gym

Be a part of this annual tradition! Join the class of 2022, King Arthur’s Court, as you take the traditional walk you will take on graduation day, led by Baker officials while learning about your class’s place in Baker history. After the walk, participate in Traditions Night, where you will watch the annual Wildcat Welcome Orientation Leader dance performance along with our BU cheer and dance teams!

PLAYFAIR is totally unlike anything else you have ever experienced! It’s entertainment! It’s fun! It’s the perfect way to make new friends!

8:30 p.m. | Movie on the Lawn

Mabee Lawn

Join your fellow Baker students for the first Movie on the Lawn of the school year.

Monday, August 20

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

10 a.m. – Noon | Mandatory “What It Takes to Be a Wildcat”

Rice Auditorium

This mandatory session is for all new students.

11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Lunch Available

Dining Hall

Bring  your student ID card.

1 – 3 p.m. | Math Placement Test

Mulvane 401

Students who need to complete a math placement test should plan for at least 90 minutes. Register at mathplacement@bakerU.edu.

1:30 – 5:20 p.m. | Sorority Recruitment

Osborne Chapel

Meet in Osborne Chapel before visiting chapter houses for sisterhood events!

5 – 7 p.m. | Dinner Available

Dining Hall

Bring  your student ID card.

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 the Rev. Kevin Hopkins “RevKev,” the Minister to the University, and our Baker Ambassadors.

9 p.m. | SAC Entertainment

Rice Auditorium

Tuesday, August 21

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, Main Level

 

9:20 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Sorority Recruitment Preference Event

Osborne Chapel

Meet in Osborne Chapel before visiting one or two chapters for preference events to hear about the experiences of our chapter members. You will complete preference cards.

11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Lunch Available

Dining Hall

Bring your your student ID card.

Noon – 2 p.m. | Math Placement Test

Mulvane 401

Students who need to complete a math placement test should plan for at least 90 minutes. Register at mathplacement@bakerU.edu.

12:30 – 1 p.m. | Can’t Sing? So What! Speech Choir Information Session

McKibbin Recital Hall

Learn more about involvement opportunities with the Baker University Speech Choir.

1 – 4 p.m. | Choir Auditions

Owens 102

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

1 – 4 p.m. | Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Owens 215

Auditions are for students who are not currently members of the Jazz Ensemble. Sign up for a time slot on the door of McKibbin Recital Hall, in the Owens Music Building.

1 – 2 p.m. | Orientation for Pre-Medical, Predental, & Preveterinarian Students

Boyd Center 114

Attend this orientation session to learn more about the pre-medical, predental, and preveterinarian programs from Dr. Erin Morris, associate professor of biology, and Susan Wade, director of Career Services.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Orientation for Prenursing Students

Boyd Center 211

Attend this orientation session to learn more about the prenursing program from Dr. Darcy Russell, professor of biology.

2 – 4 p.m. | Math Placement Test

Mulvane 401

Students who need to complete a math placement test should plan for at least 90 minutes. Register at mathplacement@bakerU.edu.

2:30 p.m. | Mandatory Student-Athlete Orientation for Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling

Rice Auditorium

New and returning student-athletes will have the opportunity to meet fellow Wildcat student-athletes, hear updates from Department of Athletics staff members, and learn about campus resources.

3:30 – 4 p.m. | Planning for Study Abroad from Day 1

Long Student Center Lobby

I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore! Do you have a desire to see more of the world? If you’ve been curious about studying abroad, then follow the yellow brick road to this orientation session to learn more about study abroad programs with Robyn Long, director of study abroad.

4 – 5 p.m. | Theatre Opening Meeting

Rice Auditorium

Find out how to become involved in theatre (audition and technical work) as well as upcoming conferences, summer stock theatre, theatre season, available roles and positions, and classes. You don’t have to be a theatre major or minor; everyone is welcome.

5 – 7 p.m. | Dinner Available

Dining Hall

Bring your student ID card.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Sorority Recruitment Bid Night

Mabee 100

Meet in Mabee 100 for bid distribution and to meet your new sisters!

6:45 – 10 p.m. | Fraternity House tours

Long Student Center Lobby

Students will have the opportunity to visit all the chapter houses for tours. For more information, contact Josh Doak, assistant director of student life, at jdoak@bakerU.edu.

Wednesday, August 22

First Day of Classes

7:30 – 10 a.m.Breakfast Available

Dining Hall

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

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Bookstore Open

Long Student Center, Main Level

 

8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Information Station

Hartley Plaza

Not sure where a specific classroom is located? Need help navigating the first day of classes? Stop by the Information Station in Hartley Plaza, where orientation leaders, faculty, and staff members will volunteer throughout the day to answer your questions.

11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Lunch Available

Dining Hall

Bring your student ID card.

5 – 7 p.m. | Dinner Available

Dining Hall

Bring your student ID card.

Thursday, August 23

Thursday, Aug. 23

11  a.m. | University Chapel

Osborne Chapel

Come enjoy the first chapel service of the fall semester.

 

CONTACT US

Randy Flowers
Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Student Life
Office: Long Student Center 18
785.594.8304
randy.flowers@bakerU.edu

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