Class of 2025 Orientation Week Schedule

Updated: September 4, 2021

(subject to change due to COVID-19)

August 21 - 27, 2021: International Orientation

Sunday, August 29, 2021: Pre-Orientation Move-In

  • 9 AM - Noon ~ Pre-Orientation Move-In, Appalachian Adventure, Washington Street Park 
  • 11 AM - 3 PM ~ Arrival Testing, TBD √
  • Noon - 3 PM ~ Pre-Orientation Move-In, Volunteer Venture/Sustainability/Archaeology/Freedom Ride/Diversity First, Washington Street Park

Monday, August 30 - Friday, September 3, 2021 ~ Pre-Orientation Trips

Saturday, September 4, 2021

  • 9 AM - 1 PM ~ Move-In for New Student, Washington Street Park
  • 11 AM - 3 PM ~ Arrival Testing, Evans Hall √
  • 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM ~ Dinner, The Marketplace
  • 7 PM - 8:30 PM ~ First-Year Meeting with Resident Advisers, Check with Resident Adviser √
  • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM ~ Voices of W&L, Homerooms √
  • 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM ~ Discussions, Homerooms √

Sunday, September 5, 2021

  • 9 AM - 11:45 AM ~ Yearbook Photo, Elrod Commons, Room 114
  • 9:45 AM - 10 AM ~ Dietary Restrictions and Preferences, The Marketplace
  • 10 AM - 11:45 AM ~ Brunch, The Marketplace
  • 10 AM - 11:45 AM ~ Pick up your Say Hey T-shirt, Elrod Commons, Atrium
  • Noon - 12:45 PM ~ President's Welcome to New Students, University Chapel √
  • 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM ~ Student Governance & Conduct Processes, University Chapel √
  • 2:30 PM & 4 PM ~ Diversity, Inclusion, and Community, Homerooms √
  • 6 PM ~ Class of 2025 Picture, Liberty Hall Ruins (Rain Site: Cannan Green) √
  • 6 PM - 7:30 PM ~ Alumni Association Cook Out, Liberty Hall Ruins (Rain site: Cannan Green) √
  • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM ~ First Year Olympics, Wilson Field √
  • 10 PM - 11 PM ~ Stargazing, Gazebo
  • 10 PM - Midnight ~ Casino Night, Elrod Commons
  • 10 PM - Midnight ~ S'mores and Challah, Hillel Porch

Monday, September 6, 2021

  • 7 AM - 8:45 AM ~ Breakfast, The Marketplace
  • 9 AM - 11 AM ~ Perspectives - Group 1, Various Locations √
  • 9 AM - 11 AM ~ Bystander - Group 2, Homerooms √
  • 9 AM - 9:30 AM ~ Traveller - Group 3, Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater √
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM ~ Academic Fair, Leyburn Library 
  • 10:30 AM - 12 PM ~ Lunch, The Marketplace
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM ~ Perspectives - Group 2, Various Locations √
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM ~ Bystander - Group 3, Homerooms √
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM ~ Traveller - Group 1, Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater √
  • 3 PM - 5 PM ~ Perspectives - Group 3, Various Locations √
  • 3 PM - 5 PM ~ Bystander - Group 1, Homerooms √
  • 3 PM - 3:30 PM ~ Traveller, Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater - Group 2 √
  • 5:15 PM - 6 PM ~ Financial Aid General Meeting, Lenfest Center, Keller Theatre
  • 5:15 PM - 6 PM ~ Financial Aid Merit Scholar Meeting, Lenfest Center, Wilson Theatre
  • 5:15 PM - 6  PM ~ Financial Aid QuestBridge Scholar Meeting, Lenfest Center, Wilson 2018
  • 5 PM - 8 PM ~ Dinner, The Marketplace
  • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM ~ ThinkFast, Lenfest Center, Keller Theatre
  • 9:30 PM - 11 PM ~ Game Night, Elrod Commons

*Required activities during Rosh Hashanah can be rescheduled or missed by individuals for religious reasons if necessary.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

  • 7 AM - 10 AM ~ Breakfast, The Marketplace
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM ~ P. E. Orientation and Swim Test (Attend 1 of 6 one hour sessions), Natatorium 
  • All Day - Institutional History Scavenger Hunt, Various Locations
  • 10 AM - 11:30 AM ~ Woods Creek Walk, Science Center, Great Hall
  • 11 AM - Noon ~ Spikeball, Cannan Green
  • 11 AM - 2 PM ~ Lunch, The Marketplace
  • Noon - 3 PM ~ Games/Frisbee/Banner Painting, Front Lawn
  • 1 PM - 2 PM ~ Dodgeball, DARC, Rec Gym
  • 1 PM - 4 PM ~ Auditions for Jazz Ensemble, Wilson Hall, Room 4031
  • 1 PM - 4 PM ~ Auditions for Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, Wilson Hall, Room 4029
  • 1 PM - 4 PM ~ Auditions for Choirs, Wilson Hall, Room 4026
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ~ Basketball, DARC, Rec Gym
  • 3 PM - 4 PM ~ Mindfulness Activity, Front Lawn
  • 4 PM - 7 PM ~ Community Carnival, Lee Avenue
  • 4:30 PM - 6:45 PM ~ Get Downtown 
  • 4:30 PM - 8 PM ~ Dinner, The Marketplace
  • 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM ~ Movie, Amphitheater

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

  • 7 AM - 10 AM ~ Breakfast, The Marketplace
  • 9 AM - 11:30 AM ~ Meet with your Initial Faculty Adviser, Your Adviser's Office
  • 11 AM - 1:15 PM ~ Lunch, Marketplace
  • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM ~ Work Study Meeting, Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
  • Noon - 1 PM ~ Auditions for Choirs, Wilson Hall, Room 4026
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ~ Community Discussion Event led by Faculty/Staff, Various Locations 
  • 3 PM - 4 PM ~ Scavenger Hunt, Outside Elrod Commons
  • 3 PM - 4:30 PM ~ Auditions for Choirs, Wilson Hall, Room 4026
  • 3 PM - 4:30 PM ~ Auditions for Jazz Ensemble, Wilson Hall, Room 4031
  • 3 PM - 4:30 PM ~ Auditions for Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, Wilson Hall, Room 4029
  • 3 PM - 4:30 PM ~ Auditions for Dance Company, Dance Studio
  • 3 PM - 5 PM ~ Registration Helpdesk, Elrod Commons 206
  • 4 PM - 5 PM ~ Back Campus Walk, Wilson Field
  • 5 PM - 6 PM ~ Theater Interest Meeting, Johnson Theater
  • 5 PM - 7:45 PM ~ SABU/AFCA Community Cookout, Village Pavilion
  • 5 PM - 7:45 PM ~ Dinner, The Marketplace
  • 8 PM - 8:30 PM ~ Honor System Orientation, University Chapel 
  • 8:30 PM - 9 PM ~ Group Discussions on the Honor System, Various Locations 
  • 9 PM - 11 PM ~ Campfire, Washington Street Park

Thursday, September 9, 2021

  • 7:30 AM - Drop/Add Begins for First-Years
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM ~ Registration Clean Up, Elrod Commons 206
  • 8 AM - 5 PM ~ First Day of Classes 
  • Noon - 4 PM ~ Auditions for Choirs, Wilson Hall, Room 4026
  • 1 PM - 4 PM ~ Auditions for Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, Wilson Hall, Room 4029
  • 5:30 PM ~ Fall Convocation, Front Lawn (Rain Site: VMI Leadership Facility
  • 6:30 PM ~ Dinner, Cannan Green (Rain Site: Evans Hall & The Marketplace)

Friday, September 10, 2021

  • By Appointment Only ~ Auditions for Choirs, Wilson Hall Room 4026
  • By Appointment Only ~ Auditions for Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, Wilson Hall, Room 4029
  • 8 PM - Midnight ~ Friday Underground, ARC House

Sunday, September 12, 2021

  • 1 PM - 2 PM ~ LEAD Information Session, Hillel House, Room 101
  • 4:30 PM - 5 PM ~ Law Enforcement Panel, Lenfest Center, Keller Theatre √
  • 5 PM - 7 PM ~ Activities Fair, Cannan Green (Rain Site: Leyburn Library) √

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

  • 11 AM - 2 PM ~ Study Abroad Fair, Cannan Green
  • 7 PM - 8 PM ~ LEAD Information Session, Hillel House, Room 101

Friday, September 17, 2021

  • 5 PM - 7 PM ~ LGBTQ/WGSS Picnic, Red House

Saturday, September 18, 2021

  • 9 AM - Noon ~ Religious Life Fair, Cannan Green

Sunday, September 19, 2021

  • 2 PM - 3 PM ~ Sorority Information Session, Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
  • 3 PM - 4 PM ~ Fraternity Information Session, Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater