2018 New Student Orientation – August 25 – 27
2018 Transfer Student Orientation – August 27, Noon – 4 pm
New Student Orientation is an academic and social experience to assist incoming students with their transition into Kentucky Wesleyan College. Because of the importance of material presented at New Student Orientation, it is a required activity for all new, incoming students.
Before arriving for New Student Orientation, please complete the following:
- Pay your deposits—Housing ($100.00) and Mailbox ($10.00)
- Parking Pass— Go to kwc.thepermitstore.com and complete the online process. We will have the forms waiting for you when you arrive
- Student Portal—Log on to the portal. Through the portal you should be able to check your schedule, financial aid, housing assignment and much more. This is an easy way to verify your information and get in touch with your professors
- Financial Aid—Call or visit our Financial Aid Office to ensure everything is settled regarding your account. Phone number. 270-852-3120
- Bill/Payment Questions—Call or Visit Kimberly Johnson in our Business Office. Phone number = 270-852-3108
- Renters Insurance—Check with your homeowners insurance and see if your possessions are covered when you live in a residence hall. If not, consider Renters insurance. Generally, this type of insurance is very inexpensive and easy way to protect your personal possessions.
New Student Orientation 2018
Schedule of Events
Saturday, August 25
10:00am – 12:00pm Residential Student Check-in
Students living on campus move into their residence halls during this period after completing all necessary clearances in the Winchester Center. Student leaders, faculty, and staff will be on hand to welcome students and families and assist them with moving belongings into your new home.
2:00pm Commuter Student Check-in
Commuter students check-in at Rogers Hall in the Winchester Center.
2:00pm Residence hall meeting
All students living in residence halls must attend the meeting in their building.
3:00pm First Orientation Group Meeting (wear your new Orientation T-shirt and your group bracelet)
Student Orientation Staff (SOSers) will meet with their orientation groups for the first time in the Quad and then move to break-out locations.
5:00pm Welcome Dinner
Join President Bart Darrell, faculty, and staff at the annual Welcome Dinner on the Front Lawn.
Participate in a campus tradition that marks the official beginning of your college career. New Students are ceremonially passed from the Admission Staff to the Student Services and Academic Affairs staff. Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Paula Dehn, will provide a charge to the class.
7:00pm Orientation groups meet at break-out areas
9:00pm Comedian in Rogers Hall
Sunday, August 26
10:00am Welcome Worship Service
Join us to celebrate the beginning of the school year with a special worship service in Tapscott Chapel.
11:00am – 1:00pm Brunch in the Cafeteria
1:00pm – 5:00pm Block sessions
Learn about the following during small group sessions:
- Academic Support Services
- College 101
- Campus tour/College history.
5:30 pm Dinner available in the Cafeteria
9:00pm PLAYFAIR! Jones Gym
“PLAYFAIR is the most popular campus attraction in history for New Student Orientation Programs. PLAYFAIR is totally unlike anything else you have ever experienced. It’s entertainment! It’s fun! It’s the perfect way to make new campus friendships! (www.playfair.com)
- Monday, August 27
- 9:00am – 11:00am Block Sessions
- Sexual Assault
10:00am – 12:00pm Center for Engaged Teaching & Learning (CETL) presents Community Service projects
11:00am – 1:00pm Picnic lunch provided by Owensboro Christian Church
1:00am – 3:00pm Center for Engaged Teaching & Learning (CETL) presents Community Service projects
1:00pm – 5:00pm Block Sessions
- Technology on campus
- Career Services
5:30pm Dinner available in the Cafeteria
7:00pm Orientation groups meet in break-out areas
8:00pm Student Involvement Fair and Ice Cream Social
Join us in Rogers Hall for the Student Involvement Fair, sponsored by your Student Government Association (SGA). Student organizations will host tables where you can learn about available activities and benefits of membership. Ice cream will be provided and each organization will offer yummy toppings
“Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay
In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Many of their stories have never been broadcast or published by StoryCorps until now.
We meet a man from the barrios of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender. We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner. We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at-risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track. We meet a
woman from Little Rock who helps former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce. Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. Their shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives.
An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness.” – Amazon.com
Have questions or comments? Contact Shane Armstrong, Dean of Student Success
Dean of Student Success