Skip to main content

2018 Orientation Schedule

See the First Year Center for move-in information.

Visit the First Year Center for information on Bear Beginnings.

Items designated with EN have required attendance for students in the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

THURSDAY

EnCouncil Welcome Tent

Thursday, August 23
8 a.m. – afternoon
South 40


FRIDAY

EN ENGINEERING: Associate Dean's Meeting

Friday, August 24
8–9:45 a.m.
Brown Hall, Room 100
Associate Dean Chris Kroeger will review academic policies as well as curriculum information and discuss the services and resources provided by Undergraduate Engineering Student Services and other School of Engineering & Applied Science offices.

Be sure you know where you will be meeting for your First Year Reading Program discussion which follows immediately after this meeting. Your RA & WUSA can provide you with this information on Thursday evening.

EN Engineering: Academic Meeting & Lunch with Engineering Faculty Adviser

Friday, August 24
12:15–1:30 p.m.
Location to be announced at the Associate Dean's Meeting
During this important lunch, you will meet with faculty advisers from your department to discuss engineering-specific academics, research, and student life.

Engineering: Departmental Open Houses

Friday, August 24
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Various Locations
Faculty will discuss academic opportunities for students interested in each specific field.

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker Hall, Room 100

Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, Room 0120

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Lopata Hall, Room 101

Chemical Engineering and those interested in Environmental & Energy Engineering

Brauer Hall, Room 012

Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Crow Hall, Room 201

Engineering: Departmental Open Houses

Friday, August 24
2:45–3:45 p.m.
Various Locations
Faculty will discuss academic opportunities for students interested in each specific field.

Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker Hall, Room 100

Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, Room 0120

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Lopata Hall, Room 101

Chemical Engineering and those interested in Environmental & Energy Engineering

Brauer Hall, Room 012

Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Crow Hall, Room 201

SATURDAY

EN Engineering: Activities Fair/Induction Ceremony/ice cream truck

Saturday, August 25
1:30–3:30 p.m.
Brown Hall, Room 100
Hear an all Engineering Student Group SLAM and then join your fellow new students for Induction, a school tradition. Enjoy an ice cream treat, some giveaways and tie dye your Engineering t-shirt.

Interested in combined studies?

Saturday, August 26
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Simon Hall, May Auditorium
For all first-year students interested in learning more about combined studies, i.e. students considering degrees from two schools or majors in two schools, there will be a general information meeting followed by breakout sessions with presentations by each of the five undergraduate schools.

SUNDAY

Engineering: Pre-Med Meeting

Sunday, August 26
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Lopata Hall, Room 101
Thinking ahead to medical school? Explore your options and learn how your undergraduate years can prepare you with Ron Laue, Assistant Dean and Health Professions adviser for Engineering.

Computer Science Placement Exam

Sunday, August 26
2:45–4:15 p.m.
Lopata Hall, Room 101
This exam is for students with computer science background or programming experience, regardless of intended major. Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the CS AP test automatically receive credit for CSE 131; those students need not take the placement exam, but if they want to reassess their readiness, they are welcome to take it. Students with a lower score on the CS AP test will not receive credit for CSE 131, but as with all students, CSE 131 will be waived completely or in part by passing all or some of the placement exam (see below).

The placement exam determines one of the following outcomes:

  1. A student may be recommended to take CSE131 in its entirety.
  2. A student may be recommended to begin in a CSE course beyond CSE131.
  3. Same as (2), but completion of specific CSE131 modules may be required or recommended.

Questions about the Computer Science Placement Exam should be directed to Professor Ron Cytron, cytron@wustl.edu.