Pre-Orientation 2016

Sunday, Aug. 21

8–11:30am
Move-In & Registration
Breakfast pastries and beverages will be provided.

10am
Walmart Trip
Roundtrip shuttle will be provided to Walmart.

Noon-1:45pm
Welcome Lunch
Join the cohort for our first meal together, with Associate Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, and Professor of English Crystal Williams, and Dean of Students, Josh McIntosh.

2-3pm
Support Panel
How do students understand and create a supportive community at Bates? In what ways can you support your student during this transition from high school to college? Come here from first-gen alumni and staff about how to create and use existing support mechanisms.

Panelists:
Kim Brandon-Bazile ’89
Jessica Perez, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Transition and Support

3:15-4:15pm
Financial Aid
Meet Wendy Glass P’20, Director of Student Financial Services, and learn more about the Financial Services office: what comprises an aid package, staff members you can contact, and important deadlines for the year.

4:30-5:30pm
Resources Tour
Walk the campus, and visit the offices on campus that are supportive resource spaces for students and families.

6-8pm
Dinner
Passes will be provided for dinner at the dining hall.
Commons

7pm
Walmart Trip
Roundtrip shuttle will be provided to Walmart.

8pm
Goodbyes
Students and families say goodbye as we gather the cohort together to prepare for the rest of the week ahead.

Monday, Aug. 22

9-9:45am
Breakfast

10-11:30am
Reflection Sessions

11:45am-12:30pm
What is B1st?

12:45-1:45pm
Lunch

2-3:45pm
Goal Setting

5-6pm
Great Expectations Panel
Hear from some of our recent alumni about how their first-gen identity, their expectations of Bates, and how they experienced campus and made it theirs.

6:15-7:15pm
Dinner
Continue conversations with alumni over dinner.

Tuesday, Aug. 23

8-8:45am
Breakfast

9-9:45am
Time Management

10-11am
Campus Jobs

11:15am-12:15pm
Harward Center

12:30-1:30pm
Lunch

2-3pm
Academic Planning

3:15-4:45pm
Scavenger Hunt

5-6pm
The Liberal Arts College Experience

6-8pm
Dinner & Bowling

Wednesday, Aug. 24

8-8:45am
Breakfast

9am
Depart for Boston

Noon-6pm
Boston Activities

6-8pm
Dinner with Alumni

8pm
Return to Bates

Thursday, Aug. 25

8-8:45am
Breakfast

9-11:45am
Individual Meetings with Deans

Noon-1pm
Lunch

1:15-3:45pm
Sessions

4-5:45pm
Break

6-7pm
Dinner

Friday, Aug. 26

8-8:45am
Breakfast

9am-12:45pm
Individual Meetings with Deans

1-2pm
Lunch

2-3:45pm
Workshop

4-4:45pm
Stress Management Workshop

5-5:45pm
Self-Care Workshop

6-7pm
Dinner

7:15-8:15pm
Personal Safety

Saturday, Aug. 27

8-9am
Breakfast

10am
Depart for Portland

11-6pm
Portland Activities

6-8pm
Dinner

8pm
Return to Bates

Sunday, Aug. 28

8-9am
Breakfast

9:15am-12:45pm
Packing

10am
Walmart Trip
Roundtrip shuttle will be provided to Walmart.

1-2pm
Lunch

2-4:45pm
Movies

5-6pm
Dinner