Family & Friends Welcome Weekend Info
Family members and guests who accompany new students to campus on Thursday, Aug. 12 are invited to participate in the events below, which will conclude before dinner.
|8 a.m. – Noon||Residential Student Check-In and Move-In — Residence Halls
Residential students and their parents will pick up Welcome Weekend materials at the welcome tent outside each residence hall. Student leaders and campus community will assist with move-in.
|8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||HICCUP and HICCUP Too Open — Student Center and Kinlaw Library
Complimentary coffee is available at the HICCUP Too kiosk in the library, and specialty coffee, shakes, and smoothies are available for purchase at the HICCUP Cafe in the Student Center
|9 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Financial Check-in: Student ID, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Campus Employment & Parking Stickers — Kinlaw Library, Lower Level
Take a break sometime during the day to complete this process. REQUIRED for all students; parents strongly encouraged. Students, bring a government-issued photo ID.
|11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Complimentary Lunch — Johnson Dining Hall
New students and their families are invited to lunch as guests of the University
|1 – 2:30 p.m.||Commuter Student Check-in — Student Center
Commuter students and their parents will pick up Welcome Weekend materials at the information desk in the middle of the Student Center, then proceed to Financial Check-in at Kinlaw Library (see above)
|2:30 – 3:45 p.m.||President & Faculty Meet & Greet — Kinlaw Library, Main & Upper Levels
Students and their guests are invited to meet the President and faculty members while enjoying refreshments
|4 – 5:15 p.m.||President’s Welcome — Hughes Auditorium
Students and their guests are invited to this welcome service with a keynote address by President Kevin J. Brown
|5:15 p.m.||Transfer Student-Parent Farewell & TAG Group Connection — Reasoner Green
Sophomore & Junior Transfer Students (TAG Group 21) and their families are dismissed to Reasoner Green to say farewell, then students connect with their TAG leaders for dinner
|5:15 p.m.||Freshman Class Photo & Freshman Student-Parent Farewell — Hughes Auditorium Steps & Semi-Circle Green
Freshmen and Freshman Transfer Students (TAG Groups 1-20) will line up on the steps of Hughes for their class photo. Following the photo, students will say farewell to their families then connect with their TAG leaders for dinner and an activity.
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If you missed the online Parent Orientation sessions in late July (or would like to listen again!), you may access the audio-only recording below. (We regret that due to technical difficulties, the video recording is not available.) PowerPoints and other resources referred to during the session may be viewed in the Parent Orientation Resources section below.
Parent Orientation Resources