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2017 Orientation Schedule

Bear Beginnings Schedules

When you arrive to campus, you will receive printed versions of the Bear beginnings: New Student Fall Orientation schedules.

To help navigate around campus during move in, download a campus map.

First-year StudentsDual Degree StudentsTransfer Students

First-year Students

Friday, August 25

Departmental Open Houses (Session 1)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Various Locations

Departmental Open Houses (Session 2)
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Various Locations


Saturday, August 26

Writing Placement Exam
12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Whitaker Hall, Room 100

Activities Fair, Ice Cream Truck & Induction Ceremony
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Brown Hall, Room 100

Combined Studies Information Meeting
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium, KH 110


Sunday, August 27

Engineering Pre-Med Meeting
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Lopata Hall, Room 101

Computer Science Placement Exam
2:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Lopata Hall, Room 101

Dual Degree Students

Friday, August 25

Departmental Open Houses (Session 1)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Various Locations

Departmental Open Houses (Session 2)
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Various Locations

Dinner & Activity
6 - 9 p.m.
Lopata Hall, Lopata Gallery

Saturday, August 26

Bagel Breakfast with WUSAs
8:30 - 9 a.m.
Lopata Hall, Lopata Gallery

Association of Dual Degree Students Welcome & Initiatives Presentation
10 - 10:30 a.m.
Lopata Hall, Room 101

Activities Fair, Ice Cream Truck & Induction Ceremony
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Brown Hall, Room 100


3+2 Dual Degree &Transfer Student Picnic
Noon- 1 p.m.
735 Westgate Avenue (3+2 Dual Degree Engineering apartments just north of Delmar Boulevard, adjacent to the Loop)


Sunday, August 27

Engineering Pre-Med Meeting
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Whitaker Hall, Room 100


Transfer Students

Friday, August 25

Departmental Open Houses (Session 2)
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Various Locations

Assistant Dean’s Meeting for
Transfer & Exchange Students
4 - 5 p.m.
Lopata Hall, Room 103

Saturday, August 26

Writing Placement Exam
12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Whitaker Hall, Room 100

Activities Fair, Ice Cream Truck & Induction Ceremony
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Brown Hall, Room 100

Sunday, August 27

Computer Science Placement Exam
2:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Lopata Hall, Room 101

Engineering Pre-Med Meeting
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Whitaker Hall, Room 101