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Orientation

118 Gilchrist Hall 

University of Northern Iowa

Phone: (319) 273-2467

Fax: (319) 273-5832

Email: orientation@uni.edu

Freshman Orientation Dates

Event Date: 
Monday, June 6, 2016 to Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016 to Friday, June 10, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016 to Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016 to Friday, June 17, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016 to Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016 to Friday, June 24, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016 to Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016 to Friday, July 1, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016 to Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Event Group: 
Freshman Orientation Dates
Agenda: 

Student Agenda (tentative)

PLEASE NOTE: 
Freshman are required to attend the full two day program (see the agenda below).  This includes a full day (into the evening) on day one, and a half-day (ending by 1:00 pm) on day two. You will receive a detailed agenda with session locations and descriptions at check-in.
Students and parents will attend check-in and the opening session, and then divide out into separate programming for the afternoon.  Families will meet back up during the Student Services Fair at approximately 5:30 pm on day one.

Day One

8:00 - 10:00 amCheck-in, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
8:30 am & 9:00 amCampus tours
10:15 - 11:00 amBecoming a Panther: Opening Session
11:15 - 12:15 pmLunch and Group Activities
12:30 - 1:00 pmDean of Students Session
1:00 - 1:30 pmAcademic Transitions
1:35 - 2:20 pmAcademic Expectations Session with Faculty
2:30 - 4:30 pmAcademic Program Planning
4:45 - 5:30 pmHome by the Dome
5:15 - 6:15 pmStudent Involvement Fair
6:15 - 7:15 pmPurple and Gold Dinner
8:00 - 11:00 pmPANTHERPALOOZA

Day Two

7:45 - 1:00 pmMeet at the Rod Library to begin your morning rotation sessions.
 Arrive at the Rod Library at the time listed on your advising packet (provided during academic advising on day one). You will be escorted through the following sessions:
 - Technology and computing
 - Financial literacy 
 - One-to-one academic advising appointments
 - Registration for fall semester classes
 - Student ID pictures
9:00 am - 1:00 pmHealth, Money & More (Financial Aid Consulations, Residence Hall Tours, Health Services & more)
9:00 am - 12:00 pmMeningitis Vaccinations (optional)
10:30 am and 12:30 pmTEACH Grant Information Session (optional)
9:30 - 1:00 pmOrientation Check-Out




 

Parent Agenda (tentative)

PLEASE NOTE:

You will receive a detailed agenda with session locations and descriptions at check-in.

Day One

8:00 - 10:00 amCheck-in
8:30 am & 9:30 amCampus tours 
10:15 - 11:30 amBecoming a Panther: Opening Session
11:45 - 12:45 pmLunch and Faculty Panel
1:00 - 1:50 pmUniversity Health Services
2:00 - 2:45 pmFinancial Aid
3:00 - 4:30 pmBreak out sessions (select from topics including the following: Career Services, Personal Safety and Personal Responsibility, Understanding Academics, Technology and Computing, and Billing/University Bills)
4:40 - 5:20 pmResidence Life
5:30 - 6:15 pmStudent Involvement Fair
6:15 - 7:15 pmPurple and Gold Dinner
8:00 - 11:00 pmEnjoy the Wellness Recreation Center

Day Two

8:15 - 9:00 amParent Transitions
9:00 am - 1:00 pmStudent Services Fair, Maucker Union *This session will include one-to-one consultations as needed with financial aid counselors, representatives from the Student Health Clinic who will be available to collect mandatory health forms, and several other student service offices.
9:15 - 10:00 amSpiritual Connections
10:30 am and 12:30 pmTEACH Grant Information Sessions
10:15, 11:00, 11:45 am, 12:30 pmResidence Hall Tours
9:15 - 1:00 pmMeet back up with your student, Maucker Union
9:30 am - 1:00 pmOrientation Check-Out and Library Tours with your student, Rod Library