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Monday, August 20, 2018

Students Calendar

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

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.

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

New Student Ice Cream Social

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center Concourse | The ESF Alumni Association will welcome all new incoming students with an Ice Cream Social and Pin Ceremony. This is a great tradition that both alumni and students enjoy! | Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association | Contact: ESF Alumni Office, 315-470-6632

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

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