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College of Arts & Sciences | Freshwoman Orientation: Fall 2014

Freshwoman Orientation Schedule: Fall 2014

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A Note About Freshwoman Orientation

Trinity 2013 Move In Welcome 1Orientation is an important part of making your first year at Trinity a success.  Throughout the course of the week, the schedule includes time to tie-up loose ends for your fall enrollment, time to get to know your new Trinity sisters, and time to prepare for the first day of classes.  Several of the programs and events are required for all freshwomen, such as: Orientation Kick-Off, Women of Excellence Workshops, Academic Advising Sessions, and the Reflections of You series.  Finally, we ask that students follow the schedule and attend events only at their scheduled times.  We look forward to getting to know you during orientation!

Saturday, August 16: Move-in Day!

8:00 am – 5:00 pmIMG_0529
New Student Move-In,  Cuvilly Hall

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Residential Student Family Orientation,  Trinity Center
Students and their families are invited to join staff members from Trinity’s Student Affairs and Academic Affairs departments for an orientation in what to expect throughout the first year of college. This session includes plenty of opportunities for Q&A between families and staff members.

Sunday, August 17

mass11:00 am
Welcome Mass for New Students, Chapel in Main Hall, 2nd Floor
Join members of the campus community for worship on your first Sunday at Trinity! Students and their families and friends of all faiths are welcome.

Monday, August 18:  Orientation Officially Begins!

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Orientation Kick-Off! Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports
Required for all residential and commuter freshwomen.
Orientation kick-off is the first of many exciting events that will take place during Freshwoman Orientation. At the kick-off you will be welcomed into the Trinity community, meet your new classmates and Peer Advisors, and will learn about what to expect and anticipate over the course of orientation. This is a required event for all residential and commuter freshwomen.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch,  Alumnae Dining Hall

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Checking Off The To-Do List!
Students will have the opportunity to finalize their enrollment for the fall including: payment arrangements, placement exams, submitting health forms and course registration. Additionally, students can visit the Office of Disability Support Services with any questions regarding accommodations for their academic coursework while here at Trinity.
Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: Main Hall, O’Connor Auditorium
Health Forms:  Main Hall, Room 463
Accuplacer Placement Test: Room 238, Main Hall (Students who have not taken the Accuplacer Assessment must do so in order to receive their class schedule)
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library
Activate Your Library Barcode at the Circulation and Reference Desks (Note: You need to have your Student ID for this): Sister Helen Sheehan Library

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Zumba Fitness Class, Trinity Center

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Getting Involved On Campus, Main Hall, Room 234
Meet with Dean Meechie Bowie, Dean of Students, to learn about how to get involved in student groups and organizations while at Trinity.

Tuesday, August 19

8:30 am
Orientation Check-In, Main Hall, Rose Parlor

9:00 am – 11:00 am
Women of Excellence Workshops
Trinity women are often referred to as “women of excellence” because Trinity women bring their very best to all they do in their personal and their academic lives.  With that in mind, the Women of Excellence Workshops are a series of workshops that address personal and academic topics that are important for building a foundation for success. All freshwomen are required to attend the scheduled workshops. Students will receive their schedule for the sessions at orientation check-in.
Health and Wellness, Main Hall, Social Hall
Honor and Integrity: Hallmarks of a Trinity Woman, Main Hall, Room 100
“Blurred Lines”: Sexual Behavior and the Power of Consent, Library Auditorium
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12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch, Alumnae Dining Hall

1:00 pm
Accuplacer Assessment,  Main Hall, Room 238

1:00 pm -2:00 pm
Tech at Trinity, Main Hall, Room 234
Trinity’s campus is full of technology: computers, printers, Wi-Fi, and of course, students have their smart phones.  Learn how to make the most of the technology available on Trinity’s campus.

1:30 pm – 2:30pm
Self-Defense Class, Trinity Center
Visit the Trinity Center to take part in a self-defense class.

2:30 pm
Spy Museum, Depart: Main Hall, Rose Parlor
Interested in the covert world of espionage and intrigue?  Then a trip to the Spy Museum is just the thing for you! Peer Advisors will be your guides as you explore this exciting D.C. attraction.  Meet at the Rose Parlor at 2:30pm to join this outing.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Checking Off The To-Do List!

Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: Main Hall, O’Connor Auditorium
Health Forms:  Main Hall, Room 463
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library
Activate Your Library Barcode at the Circulation and Reference Desks (Note: You need to have your Student ID for this): Sister Helen Sheehan Library
CAS Academic Advising: Main Hall, Rooms 208, 211, 213

Wednesday, August 20

8:30am
Orientation Check-In
Main Hall, Rose Parlor

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Academic Advising Sessions
Students will meet with their academic advisors to discuss the ins and outs of advising, how to make the most of advising sessions, and what to anticipate for the upcoming semester.  This is a required session for all freshwomen and is vitally important to academic success at Trinity. Students will receive advising meeting locations at check-in.

Getting the Lay of the Land: Campus Tours & Academic Lingo
Where do you go to put money on your print card? Think you’ve seen all of Trinity’s campus? How about finding a tutor or the writing center?  Peer Advisors will take students on a tour of the offices and departments, and share all the lingo that students NEED to know right away.

12:00 pm – 1:00pm

Lunch, Alumnae Dining Hall

1:00 pm
Accuplacer Assessment, Library

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Circle of Sisters, Main Hall, Social Hall
Peer Advisors will meet with new students in small groups for peer-to-peer dialogues on what it’s like to be a student at Trinity.  Students will have a chance to connect with others who commute, come from out-of-state, and work while going to school.  All new students are welcome.

2:00 pm
Explore D.C.:  D.C. Scavenger Hunt and Self-Guided Neighborhood Tours
Students are encouraged to get off campus and visit the community surrounding Trinity.  Upon check-in at orientation, freshwomen received a folder that includes several neighborhood maps and a scavenger hunt activity that students can use to guide themselves to landmarks, monuments, and popular neighborhoods.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kickball, Soccer Field
Join the Peer Advisors and your new classmates for a game of kickball on the soccer field and then stay to see Trinity’s soccer team practice.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Checking Off The To-Do List!
Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: Main Hall, O’Connor Auditorium
Health Forms:  Main Hall, Room 463
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library
Activate Your Library Barcode at the Circulation and Reference Desks (Note: You need to have your Student ID for this): Sister Helen Sheehan Library
Academic Advising: Main Hall, Rooms 208, 211, 213

Thursday, August 21

picnic8:30 am
Orientation Check-In
Main Hall, Rose Parlor

9am – 12:00 pm
Reflections of You: Personal Narrative and Dialogue On What It Means To Be A Young Woman Today
Main Hall, Social Hall
Using the movie Miss Representation as a starting point, students will be guided through personal reflection and dialogue by a Trinity faculty member on what it means to be a woman in today’s society. All freshwomen are required to attend.

12:00 pm – 1:00pm
Lunch,  Alumnae Dining Hall

1:00 pm
Accuplacer Assessment, Library

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Be Fit in Your First Year, Main Hall, Room 234
Find out which types of food and exercise will provide energy and which types create fatigue and forgetfulness. Learn how to create healthy eating habits on and off campus.  Start off your college career at your best! Presented by Kimberly O’Shields.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Services and Experiential Learning, Main Hall, Room 236
China Wilson, Director of Career Services and Experiential Learning, will share details about seeking employment and experiential learning opportunities, including internships and study abroad, that students can look forward to once they have advanced in their coursework.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Checking Off The To-Do List!
Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: Main Hall, O’Connor Auditorium
Health Forms:  Main Hall, Room 463
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library
Activate Your Library Barcode at the Circulation and Reference Desks (Note: You need to have your Student ID for this): Sister Helen Sheehan Library
Academic Advising: Main Hall, Rooms 208, 211, 213

Friday, August 22

8:30 am
Orientation Check-In
Main Hall, Rose Parlor

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Women of Excellence Workshops
Trinity women are often referred to as “women of excellence” because Trinity women bring their very best to all they do in their personal and their academic lives.  With that in mind, the Women of Excellence Workshops are a series of workshops that address personal and academic topics that are important for building a foundation for success. All freshwomen are required to attend the scheduled workshops. Students will receive their schedule for the sessions at orientation check-in.

Moodle-Mania, Assigned computer labs
Shake Your Money Tree- Main Hall, Room 100
Orientation Round-up!- Main Hall, Library Auditorium

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Lunch, Alumnae Dining Hall

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  Workshops and Field Trips
Working On-Campus: Work Study at Trinity, Main Hall, Room 234
If you are interested in learning more about work-study and campus employment opportunities join us for this information session which will cover all of the information you will need to consider working on-campus at Trinity.

Discover Your Research: Using Trinity’s Library, Main Hall, Room 236
Join librarians from the Sister Helen Sheehan Library to discuss the best ways to do research at Trinity. Get the most out of Google, Wikipedia, and the library website; learn how to cite your sources; and get a head start on the upcoming semester.

Trinity on the National Mall, Depart Main Hall, Rose Parlor
Students are encouraged to take in all that DC has to offer: monuments, museums, and boundless cultural activities.  Those interested in exploring downtown can meet the Peer Advisors in the Rose Parlor at 1:00 pm to depart for the trip.  Go on — get out there and explore DC!

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Checking Off The To-Do List!
Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: Main Hall, O’Connor Auditorium
Accuplacer Placement Test: Library (Students who have not taken the Accuplacer Assessment must do so in order to receive their class schedule)
Health Forms:  Main Hall, Room 463
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library
Activate Your Library Barcode at the Circulation and Reference Desks (Note: You need to have your Student ID for this): Sister Helen Sheehan Library
Academic Advising: Main Hall, Rooms 208, 211, 213

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Movie on the Lawn
Lower Field, Cuvilly Hall
Come out and enjoy a night under the stars while watching a movie on the big screen located on the Lower Field, next to Cuvilly Hall.

Saturday, August 23

All Day
D.C. Scavenger Hunt, Self-Guided Neighborhood Tours
Students are encouraged to get off campus and visit the community surrounding Trinity.  Upon check-in at orientation, freshwomen will receive a folder that includes several neighborhood maps and a scavenger hunt activity that students can use to guide themselves to landmarks, monuments, and popular neighborhoods.

Sunday, August 24

9:45 am
As We Begin Academic Year 2014-2015: Mass for all Students
Chapel in Main, 2nd Floor
Join members of the campus community as we welcome new and current students back to this academic year! Students of all faiths are welcome for these moments of praise and prayer for a great year!

All Day
D.C. Scavenger Hunt, Self-Guided Neighborhood Tours
Students are encouraged to get off campus and visit the community surrounding Trinity.  Upon check-in at orientation, freshwomen will receive a folder that includes several neighborhood maps and a scavenger hunt activity that students can use to guide themselves to landmarks, monuments, and popular neighborhoods.

12:00 pm
Trip to the Spy Museum, Washington D.C.
Spy Museum: Interested in the covert world of espionage and intrigue?  Then a trip to the Spy Museum is just the thing for you! Peer Advisors will be your guides as you explore this exciting D.C. attraction. Meet in the Cuvilly Hall lobby at 12:00 pm.

Monday, August 25

8:30 am
Orientation Check-In
Main Hall, Rose Parlor

9:30 am
What a Women’s College Means to Me, Library Auditorium
Join us as members of Trinity’s faculty share what they learned from their personal and academic experiences at women’s colleges and how these experiences have shaped who they are today.  We ask that all freshwomen attend this event.

12:00 – 1:00pm
Lunch,  Alumnae Dining Hall

1:00 pm
Accuplacer Assessment, Library

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Campus Resource Fair, Main Hall, Social Hall
The campus resource fair is an opportunity to become familiar with offices and departments that will be an important part of students’ educational experience here at Trinity. Get to know the services and resources Trinity provides and the staff members who provide them.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Basics of Banking, Presented by PNC Bank, Main Hall, Social Hall
Students are invited to join representatives from PNC bank as they share information on managing money, banking and the importance of handling one’s finances.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Discover Your Research: Using Trinity’s Library, Main Hall, Room 234
Join librarians from the Sister Helen Sheehan Library to discuss the best ways to do research at Trinity. Get the most out of Google, Wikipedia, and the library website; learn how to cite your sources; and get a head start on the upcoming semester.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Checking Off The To-Do List!
Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: Main Hall, O’Connor Auditorium
Health Forms:  Main Hall, Room 463
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library
Activate Your Library Barcode at the Circulation and Reference Desks (Note: You need to have your Student ID for this): Sister Helen Sheehan Library
Academic Advising: Main Hall, Rooms 208, 211, 213

Tuesday, August 26: Convocation

10:00 am
Convocation, Trinity Center

Mark the beginning of your Trinity experience by joining all of your new sisters at Convocation. Convocation is the opening of the academic year, commemorated by each student signing the honor book and receiving her first-year medal. Attire for this event is business casual. Please dress accordingly and arrive by 9:45am to be seated.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Checking Off The To-Do List!
Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: Main Hall, O’Connor Auditorium
Accuplacer Placement Test: Library
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library
Activate Your Library Barcode at the Circulation and Reference Desks (Note: You need to have your Student ID for this): Library
Academic Advising: Main Hall, Rooms 208, 211, 213

Wednesday, August 27: Classes Begin!

Classes begin! You are ready, prepared and eager to get started on your Trinity academic experience! Grab you class schedule and enjoy your first day of classes!

 


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