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First Year New Student Orientation Fall 2018

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NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

August 31 – September 4, 2018

 

New Student Orientation (or NSO) is a time to learn about the resources you will need to be successful during your time at PLU and to make connections with your fellow Lutes. In the four days before classes begin, you will engage with current students, other new students, faculty, and staff as we invite you into your new PLU community. We look forward to meeting you all and being a part of your collegiate experience!

First Year Student Orientation Schedule

The 5 days of NSO are packed with Lute traditions that will help all new Lutes transition to the PLU community. Some of these activities are listed below. The Gold Schedule is for those first year students registered for a Writing 101 course numbered 18-34 and those not registered for a Writing 101 course. The Black Schedule is for those first year students registered for a Writing 101 course numbered 1-17.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018


StartEventLocationEnd
8:00 amHealth Center Open (Optional)Health Center, 121st St. & Park Ave.5:00pm
8:30 amNSO Headquarters OpensAUC Lobby6:00 pm
8:30 amResidential Student Check-inResidence Halls1:00 pm
11:00 amLunch on your own (Optional)AUC Commons1:00 pm
11:00 amCommuter Student Check-inAUC CAVE 1:00 pm
1:00 pmNSO WelcomeOlson Auditorium1:45 pm
1:45What is Lutheran Higher Education at PLU? Olson Auditorium2:15 pm
2:15 pmBreak2:30 pm
2:30 pmNew Student Group PhotoFoss Field3:00 pm
3:00 pmLute Group MeetingsFoss Field5:30 pm
5:30 pmDiversity Center ReceptionOlson Portico 6:30 pm
6:00 pm Sustainable Picnic (provided by PLU and free to all students and family members)Foss Field or AUC (back-up rain plan)8:00 pm
8:00 pmResidential Wing Meetings Residence Halls 9:00 pm
9:00 pmResidence Hall Committee Social Activities Residence Halls 10:00 pm
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018


StartEventLocationEnd
7:30 amBreakfast on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 amNSO Headquarters OpensAUC Grey Area6:00 pm
9:00 amLute Group Service ProjectVarious Locations10:00 am
10:00 amLutes as Active Bystanders Various Locations11:30 am
11:30 amLunch on your own (Optional)1:00 pm
1:00 pmSounds of SolidarityKaren Hille Phillips2:30 pm
2:30 pmLute Group MeetingsVarious Locations 3:00 pm
3:00 pmLutes@Play (Optional)Foss Field (Olson Field House is rain back-up)4:30 pm
4:30 pmLute Group MeetingsVarious Locations5:00 pm
5:00 pmDinner on your own (Optional)7:00 pm
7:00 pmLute Follies Performance (Optional) Karen Hille Phillips8:00 pm
8:00 pmResidence Hall Association Block Party (Optional)Red Square 10:00 pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2018


StartEventLocationEnd
7:30 amBreakfast on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 amNSO Headquarters OpensAUC Lobby6:00 pm
9:00 amLute Group MeetingsVarious Locations10:00 am
10:00 amWhat is College for?Karen Hille Phillips10:30 am
10:30 amAcademic IntegrityVarious locations11:00 am
11:00 amLunch on your own (Optional)12:00 pm
12:00 pmConsent TrainingKaren Hille Phillips1:00 pm
1:00 pmStudent Transition PanelsVarious Locations2:00 pm
2:00 pmLute Group MeetingVarious locations2:45 pm
3:00 pmThe College ExperienceOlson Auditorium4:30 pm
4:30 pmLute Group MeetingsVarious Locations5:15 pm
5:15 pmDinner on your own (Optional)7:00 pm
7:00 pmSound Off Practice (Optional)Residence Halls and CAVE 7:45 pm
7:45 pmSound Off (Optional)Foss Field8:30 pm
8:30 pmStudent Activities Board Late Night Activities AUC #14010:00 pm
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2018


StartEventLocationEnd
7:30 amBreakfast on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 amNSO Headquarters OpenAUC Lobby4:30 pm
9:00 amCommon Reading Discussions with FacultyVarious Locations10:05 am
10:15 amCommon Reading PanelOlson Auditorium11:15 am
11:15 amLute Group MeetingsVarious Locations12:00 pm
12:00 pmLunch on your own (Optional)2:00 pm
12:00 pmInformal ActivitiesVarious Locations5:00 pm
5:00 pmNSO Celebration Dinner (Optional)AUC Commons7:00 pm
7:00 pmResidence Hall Wing MeetingsResidence Halls8:00 pm
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018


StartEventLocationEnd
9:00 amAcademic Advising MeetingsVarious Locations9:45 am
9:45 amStudents Gathering for ConvocationRed Square10:00 am
10:00 amConvocation Olson Auditorium
11:50 amClasses begin
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018


StartEventLocationEnd
3:30 PMInvolvement Fair (Optional)Foss Field5:00 PM
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017


StartEventLocationEnd
8:00 amHealth Center Open (Optional)Health Center5:00pm
8:30 amNSO HeadquartersAUC Grey Area 6:00 pm
8:30 amResidential Student, Hall and NSO Check-inResidence Halls10:30 am
10:30 amLunch on your own (Optional)AUC Commons1:00 pm
11:00 amDiversity Center Reception (Optional)AUC Regency Room12:30 pm
12:00 pmCommuter Student NSO Check-inThe CAVE1:30 pm
2:00 pmNSO WelcomeOlson Auditorium2:30 pm
2:30 pmNew Student PhotoFoss Field
2:30 pmLute Group MeetingFoss Field5:40 pm
5:50 pmPresident's Welcome and NSO Family Farewell CeremonyOlson Auditorium
6:20 pmSustainable Dinner (Provided by PLU)Foss Field or AUC Commons7:30 pm
8:00 pmResidence Hall Wing MeetingsResidence Halls8:30 pm
8:30 pm RHC Social Activities (Optional)Halls
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017


StartEventLocationEnd
7:30 amBreakfast on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 amNSO HeadquartersAUC Grey Area6:00 pm
8:20 amLute Group Meet UpVarious Locations
8:30 amLutes as Active Bystanders Various Locations
9:30 amOn The Road3:00 pm
3:15 pmLute Group Meet UpVarious locations
3:30 pmLutes@PlayFoss Field
5:15 pmLute Group MeetingVarious locations
6:00 pmDinner on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
7:00 pmLuteFollies (Optional)Karen Hille Phillips
7:00 pmBlock Party (Optional)Red Square9:00 pm
7:45 pmLuteFollies (Repeat Performance) (Optional)Karen Hille Phillips
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017


StartEventLocationEnd
7:30 amBreakfast on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 amNSO Headquarters AUC Grey Area6:00 pm
8:20 amLute Group Meet upLute Group Locations
8:30 amAdulting: the PLU wayOlson Auditorium9:30 am
9:30 amLute Group SessionVarious locations11:30 am
11:30 amLunch on your own (Optional)AUC Commons1:20 pm
1:30 pmLute Group SessionVarious locations3:30 pm
3:30 pmThe "College" ExperienceOlson Auditorium
5:15 pmLute Group MeetingVarious locations
6:00 pmDinner on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
7:00 pmSound Off Practice (Optional)Residence Halls and CAVE
7:45 pmSound Off (Optional)Foss Field
8:30 pmStudent Activities Board (SAB) Late Night Activities (Optional)AUC
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017


StartEventLocationEnd
7:30 amBreakfast on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 amNSO Headquarters AUC Grey Area4:30 pm
8:50 amLute Group Meet upLute Group Location
9:00 amCommon Reading Classrooms
12:30 amLunch on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
2:00 pmLute Group GatheringLute Group Location
2:15 pmPLU Resource WorkshopsAUC4:30 pm
4:30 pmLute Group MeetingLute Group Location
5:30 pmEnd of NSO Celebration Dinner (Optional)AUC Commons
8:30 pmResidence Hall Wing MeetingResidence Halls
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017


StartEventLocationEnd
8:45 amAcademic Advising Meeting Classrooms
9:40 amStudents GatheringRed Square
10:00 amConvocation Olson Auditorium
11:50 amClasses begin
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017


StartEventLocationEnd
3:30 PMInvolvement Fair (Optional)Foss Field5:00 PM
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017


StartEventLocationEnd
8:00 amHealth Center Open (Optional)Health Center5:00pm
8:30 amNSO HeadquartersAUC Grey Area 6:00 pm
8:30 amResidential Student, Hall and NSO Check-inResidence Halls10:30 am
10:30 amLunch on your own (Optional)AUC Commons1:00 pm
11:00 amDiversity Center Reception (Optional)AUC Regency Room12:30 pm
12:00 pmCommuter Student NSO Check-inThe CAVE1:30 pm
2:00 pmNSO WelcomeOlson Auditorium2:30 pm
2:30 pmNew Student PhotoFoss Field
2:30 pmLute Group MeetingFoss Field5:40 pm
5:50 pmPresident's Welcome and NSO Family Farewell CeremonyOlson Auditorium
6:20 pmSustainable Dinner (Provided by PLU)Foss Field or AUC Commons7:30 pm
8:00 pmResidence Hall Wing MeetingsResidence Halls8:30 pm
8:30 pm RHC Social Activities (Optional)Halls
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

StartEventLocationEnd
7:30 amBreakfast on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 amNSO HeadquartersAUC Grey Area8:00 pm
8:20 amLute Group Meet UpVarious Locations
8:30 amLutes as Active BystandersVarious Locations
9:30 amLute Group SessionsVarious Locations11:30 am
11:30 amLunch on your own (Optional)AUC Commons1:20 pm
1:30 pmLute Group SessionsVarious Locations 3:30 pm
3:30 pmLutes@PlayFoss Field
5:15 pmLute Group MeetingVarious locations
6:00 pmDinner on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
7:00 pmLuteFollies (Optional)Karen Hille Phillips
7:00 pmBlock Party (Optional)Red Square9:00 pm
7:45 pmLuteFollies (Repeat Performance) (Optional)Karen Hille Phillips
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

StartEventLocationEnd
7:30 amBreakfast on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 amNSO HeadquartersAUC Grey Area6:00 pm
8:20 amLute Group Meet UpVarious Locations
8:30 amAdulting: the PLU wayOlson Auditorium9:30 am
9:30 amOn The Road3:00 pm
3:15 pmLute Group Meet UpVarious locations
3:30 pmThe "College" ExperienceOlson Auditorium
5:15 pmLute Group Meeting Various Locations
6:00 pmDinner on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
7:00 pmSound Off Practice (Optional)Residence Halls and CAVE
7:45 pmSound Off (Optional)Foss Field
8:30 pmStudent Activities Board (SAB) Late Night Activities (Optional)AUC
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017


StartEventLocationEnd
7:30 amBreakfast on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
8:00 amNSO Headquarters AUC Grey Area4:30 pm
8:50 amLute Group Meet upLute Group Location
9:00 amCommon Reading Classrooms
12:30 amLunch on your own (Optional)AUC Commons
2:00 pmLute Group GatheringLute Group Location
2:15 pmPLU Resource WorkshopsAUC4:30 pm
4:30 pmLute Group MeetingLute Group Location
5:30 pmEnd of NSO Celebration Dinner (Optional)AUC Commons
8:30 pmResidence Hall Wing MeetingResidence Halls
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017


StartEventLocationEnd
8:45 amAcademic Advising Meeting Classrooms
9:40 amStudents GatheringRed Square
10:00 amConvocation Olson Auditorium
11:50 amClasses begin
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017


StartEventLocationEnd
3:30 PMInvolvement Fair (Optional)Foss Field5:00 PM