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First Year and Running Start New Student Orientation Fall 2018

Welcome First Year and Running Start Students - students high fiving

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, new students, faculty, and staff as we invite you into your new community. We look forward to meeting you all and being a part of your collegiate experience.

First Year and Running Start Student Orientation Schedule

The Black Schedule is for those first year students registered for a Writing 101 course numbered 1-17. 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.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018


StartEventLocationEnd
8:00 amHealth Center Open (Optional)Health Center, 121st St. & Park Ave.5:00pm
8:30 amNSO Headquarters OpensAnderson University Center Lobby6:00 pm
8:30 amResidential Student Check-inResidence Halls1:00 pm
10:30 amCampus Restaurant's Open HouseAnderson University Center, The Commons, Chef's Table Room12:00 pm
10:30 amLunch on your own (Optional)Anderson University Center Commons1:00 pm
11:00 amCommuter Student Check-inAnderson University Center CAVE 1:00 pm
1:00 pmNSO WelcomeOlson Auditorium1:45 pm
1:45 pmWhat 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 (rain back-up: Anderson University Center Commons)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 amSounds of SolidarityKaren Hille Phillips11:30 am
11:30 amLunch on your own (Optional)1:00 pm
1:00 pmLutes as Active BystandersVarious Locations2:30 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 Phillips7:30 pm
7:30 pmResidence Hall Association Block Party (Optional)Red Square 9:30 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 amAcademic IntegrityVarious Locations10:30 am
10:30 amWhat is College for?Karen Hille Phillips11:00 am
11:00 amConsent TrainingKaren Hille Phillips12:00 pm
12:00 pmLunch on your own (Optional)1:00 pm
1:00 pmLute Group MeetingsVarious Locations2:45 pm
2:00 pmStudent Transition PanelsVarious 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 Locations9:30 am
9:30 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, AUGUST 31, 2018


StartEventLocationEnd
8:00 amHealth Center Open (Optional)Health Center, 121st St. & Park Ave.5:00pm
8:30 amNSO Headquarters OpensAnderson University Center Lobby6:00 pm
8:30 amResidential Student Check-inResidence Halls1:00 pm
10:30 amCampus Restaurant's Open HouseAnderson University Center, The Commons, Chef's Table Room12:00 pm
10:30 amLunch on your own (Optional)Anderson University Center Commons1:00 pm
11:00 amCommuter Student Check-inAnderson University Center CAVE 1:00 pm
1:00 pmNSO WelcomeOlson Auditorium1:45 pm
1:45 pmWhat 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 (rain back-up: Anderson University Center Commons)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 Phillips7:30 pm
7:30 pmResidence Hall Association Block Party (Optional)Red Square 9:30 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 pmLute Group Meeting-Campus Resource ToursVarious 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 Locations9:30 am
9:30 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