Dordt College News

Welcome, students!

August 22, 2013

The school year is nearly here and the campus community is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the more than 400 incoming freshmen and transfer students who will call Dordt College home for the first time.

The Week of Welcome (WOW) celebration will officially kick off on Saturday, August 24, when students move in, attend an all-campus fair, meet with their advisors, and enjoy a host of activities to help them get acquainted with the college.

Share your pictures and stories from the week on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using #DordtWOW.

WOW Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 24
7:30-10:30 a.m. Check-in/registration/continental breakfast, Campus Center. This will be your first stop on campus. You will need to pick up welcome baskets, name tags, ID cards, information and Little Sibs registration.

7:30–10 a.m. Move in. Residence halls. WOW staff will help you!

8:30 and 9 a.m. Campus tours, Campus Center–Eckardt Lounge

10 a.m. *WOW meeting #1, B.J. Haan Auditorium

11 a.m. Welcoming celebration, B.J. Haan Auditorium

Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch and All-Campus Fair, Recreation Center

1:30–6 p.m. *Student advising sessions (20-minute sessions by appointment), advisor offices

1:30–2:30 p.m. Parent meeting, B.J. Haan Auditorium

2:30–3:30 p.m. Meet President Erik and Barb Hoekstra, B.J. Haan Auditorium

3:30–4:30 p.m. Prayer walk, Campus Center Grill area

6–7:15 p.m. WOW picnic, Recreation Center

7:15 p.m. *Freshman class photo, B.J. Haan Auditorium

7:30 p.m. *Meetings with resident assistants, Residence halls

8 p.m. *WOW meeting #2, various locations

9:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social, Campus Center Grill area

Sunday, August 25
8:30–9:30 a.m. Breakfast (Families are welcome to join-$3 per person), Commons

Various times Morning church services (shuttles available), local churches

11:45–12:30 p.m. Sunday dinner (Families are welcome to join-$5 per person), Commons

2–4:15 p.m. Campus activity, B.J. Haan Auditorium

4:15–5:15 p.m. Evening meal hosted by President Hoekstra, Outdoor Grille area

6 p.m. Evening church service (shuttles available), local churches

8:30 p.m. All-campus worship (followed by cookies in the Grill), B.J. Haan Auditorium

Monday, August 26
7–8:15 a.m. Breakfast, Commons

8:15–8:30 a.m. Opening and devotions, B.J. Haan Auditorium

8:45–10:15 a.m. Department open houses, various departments

10:30–2:30 p.m. Student advising sessions (20-minute sessions by appointment), advisor offices

Noon–2 p.m. Lunch, Commons

3–5:30 p.m. Assessment activities, various locations

5:30–9 p.m. Freshman Olympics/picnic, outdoor Grille area

9:30 p.m. Root beer floats, Campus Center–De Yager Center

Tuesday, August 27
8 a.m. Classes begin

2–6 p.m. Freshman Talent Show auditions, B.J. Haan Auditorium

8 p.m. “The Show,” B.J. Haan Auditorium

10 p.m. East, North, West, and Covenant all-hall meetings, B.J. Haan Auditorium

Wednesday, August 28
11 a.m. Chapel, B.J. Haan Auditorium

9 p.m. Freshman Talent Show, B.J. Haan Auditorium

Thursday, August 30
1:30–4:30 p.m. Taste of Sioux Center, Recreation Center

10 p.m. Praise and Worship, Campus Center Grille area

Friday, August 31 
11 a.m. Convocation, B.J. Haan Auditorium

6 p.m. Campus-wide slip-n-slide, the Pit

9:30 p.m. All-Campus Block Party, to be determined

*Student only activities

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