2013 New Student Orientation

2013 New Student Orientation

Welcome to DWU’s New Student Orientation 
for the class of 2017 and all new students.
We are thrilled to have you here!
Your first weekend on campus will be memorable and it will 
create a strong foundation for your time at Dakota Wesleyan University.

Day 1

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Big Move
New student move-in, Dayton Hall Loop
Freshman students move into Dayton Hall with the help of DWU staff, faculty and RAs. Crews will be available to help from 8 to 11 a.m.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Finalization in Rollins Campus Center
All students must complete finalization prior to beginning classes
IT Support in Smith 120
Bookstore open – pick up your books and DWU gear

2:59 p.m.

Prize giveaway in the Sherman Center – must be present to win!

3 p.m.

President Amy Novak will welcome all new students and families in the Sherman Center

4 p.m.

NSO Group Assignments and Ice Breakers in Sherman (let the games begin!)
Families go to the Patten-Wing Theatre, Hughes Hall

5 p.m.

Picnic on the Plaza for students and families on Jackson Plaza

6 p.m.

Parents depart

6 to 8 p.m.

Bowling at Village Bowl

8 to 9 p.m.

Dayton Resident meeting with your RA

9 p.m.

Get settled into your dorm rooms

Day 2

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

10 a.m.

Fusion and All College Church in the Sherman Center
Chapel is encouraged but not mandatory at DWU – all are welcome! It’s a contemporary service geared toward you! Come dressed and ready for the food drive right after lunch.

11 a.m.

Lunch in Weston Food Court


Food drive for the Mitchell Food Pantry – Kick-off meeting in Weston Food Court

3 to 5 p.m.

Beach Party at Mitchell Lake (Sandy Beach)
Swim, play lawn games, volleyball and relax

5 to 7 p.m.

All-campus meal in Weston Food Court
Your meal plans are activated, bring your I.D.

5 to 9 p.m.

Welcome Back Carnival on Dayton Lawn
This is one event you do not want to miss. The National Guard will set up an inflatable; a zip line will be brought onto campus and a live band will play during the carnival!

1200 W. University Ave., Mitchell, SD 57301

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