Fall New Student Orientation is August 30-September 1, 2013
Classes begin September 4
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 30, 2013 (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.
2:00 p.m. - 3:45p.m. Commuter Student Bus
Meet at the Nicholson Commons loading dock.
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. > General Session I - Welcome
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
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
Meet your neighbors and RAs
Saturday, August 31, 2013 (freshman track)
(Transfers see Transfer Student Track below)
7:30 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 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. General Session II - Living PLNU's Mission
10:45 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Sustain PLNU - Students Only
At PLNU we believe God has entrusted us to take care of His creation, this Earth. Learn about the many ways you, as a PLNU student, can conserve natural resources, care for God's people, and ultimately allow the Earth and its inhabitants to continue to prosper.
10:45 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Parent "Transitions" Workshop - Parents/Guests Only
11:15 a.m. - 11:55 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. - noon Parent Info Breakout Session Q&A - Parents/Guests Only
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch - Students Only
Area between Cabrillo and Evans
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Resource Fair
Essential contacts for students about support programs, clubs, and activities. Prize drawings will take place at 2:45 p.m. on Ryan Learning Center steps.
12:30 -3:30 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!
2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Break for new students/families and guests
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Dinner
Dinner will be served between Cabrillo and Evans
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Commuter Student Dinner (families are invited)
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
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 31
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - BREAKFAST
Nicholson Commons Main Dining Room
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - GENERAL SESSION II
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - SUSTAIN PLNU
11:15 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. - STRENTHS ON POINT
noon - 1:30 p.m. -TRANSFER STUDENT LUNCHEON & ORIENTATION
Nicholson Commons ARC
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES HOSPITALITY & INFORMATION CENTER
Bond Academic Center Patio
2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Break
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. - DINNER
Area between Evans and Cabrillo
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. - COVENANT SERVICE/CLOSING SESSION
9 p.m. - 10 p.m. - RESIDENCE HALL "OPEN HOUSE"
Klassen, Hendricks, Young, and Nease Halls
Sunday, September 1, 2013 (for freshman and transfer students)
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Sand Tradition Service - Students Only
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
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. - 10 p.m. On Campus, On Purpose: Res Life at PLNU
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Freshman Dessert Hour
Freshman Halls (Nease and Hendricks)
Monday, September 2, 2013 (Labor Day)
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Afternoon Student Activity
8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Evening Activity - Movie in the Greek
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Math Placement Exam
For those who have not completed this prior to arriving to campus
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. General Ed Panel
For those who have been pre-selected
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Freshman Survey Panel
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sophmore Nursing Orienatation
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Athletic Compliance Meeting for Athletes
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ASB Welcome Student Event
This is for all students (new and returning)