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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Main Calendar

August
19

Sunday

Ranger School Arrival/Move-in

Ranger School | Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

Ranger School Registration/Orientation

Ranger School | ONGOING —continues through Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566


August
20

Monday

Orientation Check-In

9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Baker Lab First Floor Lobby | Event Website | Get your Orientation packet, Trailhead Meal Card, free gifts, have questions answered, and relax for a bit. Orientation staff will be here to help.

Alumni Welcome for New Students

9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Centennial Hall | Members of the ESF Alumni Association Board of Directors will welcome new students and their families as they move into Centennial Hall. Board Members will be passing out snacks & beverages. | Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association

Family Information Sessions

10:00 am - 11:15 am | Locations various | Event Website | Several sessions are offered at various locations and times (Housing and Meal Plan Overview in 146 Baker Laboratory at 10-10:30am, 2-2:30pm, or 2:45-3:15pm; Student Wellness in 148 Baker Lab at 10-10:30am, 10:45-11:15am, or 2:45-3:15pm; Financial Aid for the ... Read More

Resource Fair

10:30 am - 1:30 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Staff from a variety of key support offices will be available to answer questions and provide an overview of available services for students and families.

Complimentary Lunch

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center rooms A, B, and C | Event Website | Take a minute to breathe and enjoy some refreshments. Use this opportunity to meet other new students and families.

Family Information Sessions

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm | Locations various | Event Website | Several sessions are offered at several locations and times (Housing and Meal Plan Overview in 146 Baker Laboratory at 10-10:30am, 2-2:30pm, or 2:45-3:15pm; Student Wellness in 148 Baker Lab at 10-10:30am, 10:45-11:15am, or 2:45-3:15pm; Financial Aid for the ... Read More

Welcome and Introduction to ESF!

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | SU: Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center | Event Website | A special welcome to campus for new students and their families. This session will include general program information and the opportunity to meet key resource people at ESF.

Icebreakers & Games (Students Only)

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm | ESF Quad | Event Website | Join your classmates and Orientation Leaders for some icebreakers on the Quad.

ESF Social Program – Hypnotist and Comedian

9:30 pm - 10:30 pm | Marshall Auditorium, Marshall Hall | Event Website | Hypnotist Spidey will dazzle you with his hypnotic skills and make you laugh with his comedic wit. Join your new friends and classmates for what promises to be a great show!


August
21

Tuesday

Breakfast: Morning Munch

8:00 am - 9:00 am | Gateway Center Concourse | Event Website

Registration Packet Pick-Up

8:00 am - 9:00 am | Gateway Center Concourse | Event Website

A Conversation with the Dean: ESF Community Expectations

9:00 am - 9:45 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | Join the Vice Provost and Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Anne Lombard, for an intimate conversation about ESF values and the expectations the College has for you.

Registration Tutorial Navigation

9:45 am - 10:30 am | Gateway Center | Event Website

Decoding Computing at ESF and SU

10:30 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center | Event Website

Departmental Meetings: Introduction to your Academic Experience

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Locations various | Event Website | See Guidebook for specific locations. Obtain information specific to your program of study. You must meet with your curriculum coordinator before you can complete your academic registration.

Schedule Adjustments (if needed)

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Baker Lab Computer Clusters Room 309, 310, & 314 | Event Website | Computers are available for you to adjust your schedule as well as purchase textbooks, if needed. Orientation Leaders will be available to help you.

Ice Cream Social Sponsored by the ESF Alumni Office

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center Concourse | Event Website

Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Participate in the largest icebreaker game you will ever play!


August
22

Wednesday

Ranger School classes begin

Ranger School | Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning

8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Moon Library | ONGOING —continues through Thursday, August 23, 2018 | Event Website | The Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning describes the culture and expectations of ESF; outlines instructional survival skills and specific teaching-related skills necessary to function effectively as a GA; highlights some of the people and ... Read More | Sponsor: ESF Open Academy | Contact: ESF Open Academy, 315-470-6891

College 101: The Academic Experience

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | The Division of Student Affairs will discuss the curriculum, course selection process, and academic resources that are available to you on campus.

Civility Counts!

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | During this session we will talk about civility in the classroom through the use of real-life scenarios facilitated by Orientation Leaders and first-year class faculty.

There’s More to My Story

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Living in an inclusive and diverse community is one of the most exciting and valuable aspects of college. During this powerful session, you will hear first-person accounts from current students of their initial experiences in, and feelings about, the ESF community.

The Power of Your Story with Carlos Ojeda, Jr

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Join us as nationally renowned speaker and educator Carlos Ojeda, Jr. discusses the power of our stories and the value diversity brings to our daily work.

Underground Legacy Poets

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Spoken word poetry by local Syracuse artists.

New Student Dance Party

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Come to our lively Orientation dance party.


August
23

Thursday

College 102: Enriching Your ESF Experience

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | Come learn about the various ways in which you can enhance your time at ESF by getting involved in student life, internships, study abroad, research, and so much more!

ESF Field Days

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm | ESF Quad (Rain Location: Gateway Center) | Event Website | Get to know some ESF faculty and learn more about the offerings at ESF.

Inclusive Excellence Welcome Reception

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | The newly formed Inclusive Excellence Welcome Reception helps create fellowship among students of different underrepresented backgrounds (i.e. Students of Color, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual, Students with Disabilities, and ... Read More

ESF Quad Games

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | ESF Quad (Rain Location: Gateway Center) | Event Website | Grab your sneakers and get ready for some friendly and fun competition.


August
24

Friday

Transfer Students: Orientation Check-In and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | Get your Orientation packet, course schedule, free gifts, your trailhead meal card and ID card pick-up, have questions answered, and have breakfast. Various office staff wil