Fall New Student Orientation is 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. (All General Sessions will be simulcast in Spanish.)
Friday, August 29, 2014
(for freshmen and transfer students)
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. > Check-in
To streamline the move-in of 750 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.
*Commuter and transfer students are also assigned a check-in time on the portal.
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Move-in
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)
Invitational event (families and guests are invited to attend).
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
Lunch will be available at each Residence Hall for those who receive an early check-in time.
2:45 p.m. - 3:45p.m. Commuter Student Bus Tour
Meet at the Nicholson Commons loading dock.
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. > General Session I - Welcome
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. > Your Academic Home
Various locations according to major.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Dinner will be served between Cabrillo and Evans
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Parent Connection Dessert Reception
PLNU's Parent Council is looking forward to meeting you.
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. GAP (Get Acquainted Party) - Students Only
This session will give you an opportunity to meet some of your classmates.
8 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Time Out
An informal time of worship through song and hearing 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
Saturday, August 30, 2014 (freshman track)
(Transfers see Transfer Student Track below)
7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast - Students Only
Parents should plan to have breakfast off campus
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Multicultural Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. General Session II - Point Loma's Mission
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Strengths on Point - Students Only
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. Freshman Academic Orientation
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Parent "Transitions" Workshop - Parents/Guests Only
11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Parent Breakout Session Q&A - Parents/Guests Only
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Parent Lunch
Area between Cabrillo and Evans
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Resource Fair
Essential contacts for students about support programs, clubs, and activities.
12:00 -3:00 p.m. Student Financial Services Hospitality and Information Center
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!
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Students Lunch
Area between Cabrillo and Evans
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Break for new students/families and guests
3:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. Commuter Student Program (families are invited)
Nicholson Commons Recreation Room
Commuter Student Services is committed to providing information and support for off-campus students. We encourage you and your family/guests to attend this session/dinner that introduces commuters to the many services PLNU has to offer. www.pointloma.edu/Commuter
5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Ice Cream Novelties
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Covenant Service - NSO Closing Session
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Residence Halls "Open House"
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
Saturday - August 30
7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - BREAKFAST
Nicholson Commons Main Dining Room
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - GENERAL SESSION II
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Strenghts on Point
11:30 - 1:30 p.m. -TRANSFER STUDENT LUNCHEON & ORIENTATION
Nicholson Commons ARC
1:30p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - RESOURCE FAIR
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES HOSPITALITY & INFORMATION CENTER
Bond Academic Center Patio
2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Break
5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Ice Cream Novelties
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. - COVENANT SERVICE/CLOSING SESSION
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - RESIDENCE HALL "OPEN HOUSE"
Klassen, Hendricks, Young, and Nease Halls
Sunday, August 31, 2014 (for freshman and transfer students)
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Sand Tradition Service - Students Only
Coffee/muffins will be served immediately following this service at First Church Family Life Center
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Coffee/Muffins
Family Life Center
10:15 a.m. - noon San Diego First Church Service
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Brunch (Bring ID card)
4:45 p.m. - 6 p.m. Dinner (Bring ID card)
Nicholson Commons Dining Room
8 p.m. - 9 p.m. On Campus, On Purpose: Res Life at PLNU
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Freshman Dessert Hour
Monday, September 1, 2014 (Labor Day-Offices Open)
1 p.m. Men's Soccer Game
3 p.m. Women's Soccer Game
5 p.m. ASB Student Welcome Activity
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Math Placement Exam
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. General Ed Testing
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Freshman Survey Panel
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sophmore Nursing Orienatation
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Athletic Compliance Seminar
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Themed Dinner
This is for all students (new and returning)