New Student Orientation Schedule

Upon arrival at campus, you will be directed to the parking lot next to Shamie Hall so students can leave their overnight belongings in their assigned room.

After that, please proceed to our beautiful Academic Building where our faculty and Academic Affairs team will be waiting to greet and assist you with check-in.

Student ID photos will be taken, and a continental breakfast will be available.
Academic Building
10:00amOrientation Welcome
President Glenn Sulmasy and the Orientation Team will welcome you to the Nichols Community.
Daniels Auditorium
10:45amGroup Games: Meet Your Lifelong Friends!Copper Quad
11:30amLunchShamie Green
12:30pmLife on the Hill
Members of Student Affairs, Public Safety, and Dining Services will talk about living life as a Bison.
Davis 205/207
1:15pmExperience Your Dynamic Classroom: Group Brainstorming
Get a taste of what your Nichols academic experience will be like. Led by faculty from different disciplines,
participate in an interactive class session on the importance of innovation and encouraging creativity in yourself
and others.
Davis 205/207
2:00pmLarge Group ActivitiesCopper Quad
2:45pmAdvising 101
The Academic Advising team will discuss their role in your transition into college and how they can help you
Daniels Auditorium
3:30pmStudent Financial Services
Representatives from Student Financial Services (Student Accounts and Financial Aid) will discuss information on
payments and the latest information on student and family loans.
Daniels Auditorium
4:00pmScavenger HuntDaniels Auditorium
5:00pmDinnerShamie Green
5:30pmOptional Campus ToursFront of Shamie Hall
6:00pmFree Time
7:00pmGetting Involved!
Learn how you can make the most of your college experience by hearing from veteran student leaders.
Fels Main Lounge
7:30pmOrientation Group MeetingVarious Locations
8:30pmBig Prize BINGOFels Main Lounge
9:30pmQuad Games, Fire Pits & MusicCopper Quad
11:00pmLights Out!Shamie Hall

Day 2

7:30amRise and Shine!
8:00amBreakfastFels Main Lounge
8:45amOrientation Group MeetingFels Main Lounge
9:00amAcademic Advisor MeetingsDavis Hall
10:00amClosing SessionDaniels Auditorium
10:30amDeparture….See you in August!

The Nichols College bookstore, located on the first floor of the Fels Student Center, will be open on Orientation Day 1 from 9am – 5pm,
and Orientation Day 2 from 8am – noon.

We can’t wait to welcome you for move-in and Fall Orientation on Friday, August 26th! Look for emails with more information later this summer. Early arrivals (Fall varsity athletes, NEXT, etc. – check with staff and coaches for specific arrival/move-in dates.)

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Family & Guest Orientation