New Student Orientation begins August 29-31, 2014
Classes begin September 3

A preliminary schedule for NSO follows. A more detailed version will be available when you check in at NSO. Families and guests of new students are invited to attend all sessions unless otherwise noted.

A Note for the Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer Students new to PLNU will attend both Friday and Saturday of NSO. Many of the sessions you attend will address information pertinent to your needs as a transfer student, even though first-time freshman may also be in attendance. Please see the Transfer Student Schedule at the bottom of this page. For more detailed information with regards to new transfer students, visit the Transfer Student Services at www.pointloma.edu/transferstudentservices.

Friday, August 29, 2014

(for freshmen and transfer students)

 

8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Check-in

Nicholson Commons Dining Room

To streamline the move-in of 800 students, each student is assigned a check-in time. It is important that you plan to arrive at that time.  ID pictures will be taken during the check-in process, so come prepared.

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Move-in

Residence Halls

You will be able to move in after you have completed your check in at the Nicholson Commons.

9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. LEAP Orientation (Breakfast and lunch will be served)

Nicholson Commons Recreation Room (ARC)

Invitational event (families and guests are invited to attend)

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch

Lunch will be available at each first year residence hall for those who receive an early check-in time.

2:45 p.m. - 3:45p.m. Commuter Student Bus Tour

Leaves from Brown Chapel Plaza loading area on Peppertree Lane.

4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  General Session I - Welcome

Greek Amphitheatre

President Bob Brower  

 Meet cabinet members Kerry Fulcher, Joe Watkins, Caye Smith, George Latter, and Mary Paul.


4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Your Academic Home

Academic Department Presentations

Various locations

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner

Dinner served at three locations
Commuter Student Dinner
-Parents/Guests are invited

Ryan Plaza Deck - Commuter Student Services is committed to providing information and support for off-campus students. We encourage you and your parents/guests to attend this session/dinner that introduces commuters to the many services PLNU has to offer. For more information Commuter Services go to  www.pointloma.edu/commuter.

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Parent Connection Dessert Reception

Golden Gymnasium

For all parents and guests

PLNU's Parent Council is looking forward to meeting you.


6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. GAP (Get Acquainted Party) - Students Only

Athletic Field

This session will give you an opportunity to meet some of your classmates.


8 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Time Out - For All Students and Parents

Brown Chapel 

An informal time of worship through song and sharing of the Word, Time Out takes place Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. weekly during the academic year. Lifestyle expectations will also be discussed at this event. 


9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Know Your Neighbor - Residential Students Only

First Year Residence Halls

Meet your neighbors and your RA's

 

Saturday, August 30, 2014 (freshman track)

(Transfers see Transfer Student Track below)

 

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast - Students Only

Nicholson Commons Main Dining Room 

 Parents should plan to have breakfast off campus


7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Multicultural Breakfast

Golden Gym

Invitational Event

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. General Session II - Living PLNU's Mission

Brown Chapel

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Parent Transitions Workshop - Parent/Guest Only

Brown Chapel

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Strengths on Point - Students Only

Golden Gym

In this session you will hear about how Strengths on Point is a part of our culture on campus, why PLNU is interested in developing your natural talents, and how you can get involved in cultivating your talents into strengths.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. First Year Experience Orientation - Freshman Only

Golden Gymnasium

Transfer students move to transfer orientation in the ARC.

11:30 - noon Parent Breakout Session Q&A - Parents/Guests Only

Brown Chapel/Various Location

noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

Area between Cabrillo and Evans

noon - 2:30 p.m. Resource Fair

Campus Mall

Essential contacts will be available for students regarding support programs, clubs, and activities. Prize drawing will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunset Deck.

noon - 3:00 p.m. Student Financial Services Hospitality and Information Center

Bond Academic Center Patio

Have financial aid or billing questions? Want to apply for your loan? Set up your parent portal or permissions? Just need to sit down and relax? Drop by, we can help!

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Nursing Open House

Liberty Station - off campus

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Liberty Station Open House

Liberty Station - off campus

2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Break 


6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Covenant Service - Closing Session for NSO

Greek Amphitheatre

8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Residence Halls Open House

Residence Halls - Klassen, Hendricks, Goodwin, and Nease  

 All new students and their families are invited to come by and visit.

 

Parents - this is the end of NSO for you.

There aren't any programs on Sunday designed for parents or guests.


TRANSFER STUDENT TRACK

Friday, August 29

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Check-In
Nicholson Commons Main Dining Room

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Move-In after Check-In
 
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. - LUNCH


Residence Halls if moving in early
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Commuter Student Bus Tour

Brown Chapel Loading Area

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - General Session I - Welcome

Greek Amphitheatre
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Your Academic Home

Various Locations

5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Dinner
Three Locations

Commuter Program & Dinner

Ryan Plaza Deck

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Parent Connection Dessert Reception

Golden Gym - For all parents and guests
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - GAP (Get Acquainted Party)
Athletic Field - Students Only
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Time Out
Brown Chapel

9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Know Your Neighbor

Residence Halls - Residential students only


Saturday, August 30

7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Breakfast
Nicholson Commons Main Dining Room - Residential Students only

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Multicultural Breakfast

Invitational
 
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - General Session II
- Point Loma's Mission

Brown Chapel
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Strengths on Point

Golden Gym

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Parent Transition Workshop

Brown Chapel

11:30 a.m. - noon - Parent Breakout Q&A Sessions

Brown Chapel

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Transfer Student Orientation & Luncheon

Nicholson Commons ARC
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Resource Fair

Campus Mall - Grand Prize drawing at 2 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Student Financial Services Hospitality Center
Campus Mall

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Nursing Open House

Liberty Station - off campus

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Liberty Station Open House

Liberty Station - off campus

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Break

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Closing Session - Covenant Service
Greek Amphitheatre
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Residence Halls Open House
Residence Halls Open House

Sunday, August 31, 2014 (for freshman and transfer students)

 

8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Sand Tradition Service - Students Only

Greek Amphitheatre 

Creating traditions at PLNU

Coffee/muffins will be served immediately following this service at First Church Family Life Center 

 

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. San Diego First Church Service

Brown Chapel 

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Brunch (Bring ID card)

Nicholson Commons Dining Room 

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Dinner (Bring ID card)

Nicholson Commons Dining Room

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. On Campus, On Purpose: Res Life at PLNU - New Residential Students

Brown Chapel

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Freshman Dessert Hour

Freshman Halls


Monday, September 1, 2014 (Labor Day-Offices Open)

 

1:00 p.m. Men's Soccer Game

Athletic Field

3:30 p.m. Women's Soccer Game

Athletic Field

5:00 p.m. ASB Student Welcome Dinner

 

8:00-11:00pm Student Evening Activity - Movie in the Greek

Greek Amphitheatre

 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

 

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Math Placement Exam

Cunningham Dining Room

>For those who have not completed this prior to arriving to campus 

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. General Ed Survey Panel

Main Dining Room

>For those who have been pre-selected

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Freshman Survey Panel

Ryan Plaza Deck

>For those who have been pre-selected

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sophomore Nursing Orientation

Liberty Station - off campus

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Athletic Compliance Meeting for Athletes

Crill Performance Hall

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Themed Dinner by Sodexo

Main Dining Room

This is for all students (new and returning)