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College of Arts & Sciences | Freshwomen Orientation Schedule: Fall 2013

Freshwomen Orientation Schedule: Fall 2013

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A Note About Freshwomen Orientation

familyOrientation is an important part of making your first year — and your entire experience– at Trinity a success. Throughout the course of the week, the schedule includes time to get to know your new Trinity sisters, prepare for your successful transition to collegiate life, and get ready for your first semester of classes. You will also have time to take care of important details before the first day of classes: Getting your Trinity ID, buying your books, learning about Moodle, and making sure your registration and financial arrangements are completed. Several of the programs and events are required for all freshwomen, such as: the Orientation Kick-Off, the Women of Excellence Workshops, 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 17th

8am-5pm
New Student Move-In
Cuvilly Hall

mom2pm-4pm
Residential Student Family Orientation
Trinity Center

Students and their families are invited to join staff member 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 18th

mass9:45am
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 of all faiths are welcome along with your friends and families for Mass.

11am-2pm
Field Day and BBQ
Lower Field, Cuvilly Hall

Monday, August 19th

8:30 am
Orientation Check-in, Trinity Center

9am-12pm
Orientation Kick-Off!
Required for all residential and commuter freshwomen
Trinity Center

shirtsOrientation kick-off is the first of many exciting events that will take place during Freshwomen 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 the orientation program. This is a required event for all residential and commuter freshwomen.

12pm-1pm
Lunch
Alumnae Dining Hall

1pm-5pm
Checking Off The To-Do List!
Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: O’Connor Auditorium, Main Hall
Accuplacer Placement Test: Main Hall
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library

Students will have the opportunity to meet with staff to finalize their enrollment for the fall including: payment arrangements, placement exams, 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.

3pm-4pm
Self-Defense Class
Trinity Center

“Blurred Lines”: Sexual Behavior & the Power of Consent
Main Hall, Room 234

Tuesday, August 20th

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

9am-11:00am
Women of Excellence Workshops
Honor and Integrity:  Hallmarks of a Trinity Woman, Main Hall, Room 100
Shake Your Money Tree:  Sister Helen Sheehan Library, Auditorium

Reflections of You: Personal Narrative and Dialogue On What It Means To Be A Young Woman Today
Trinity Center

Using the movie “Miss Representation,” as a starting point, students will be guided through personal reflection, dialogue, and narrative writing by a Trinity faculty or staff member on what it means to be a woman in today’s society. All freshwomen are required to attend the scheduled Reflections of You sessions. Students will receive their schedule for the sessions at orientation check-in.

11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch
Alumnae Dining Hall

1pm-3pm
Women of Excellence Workshops
Honor and Integrity:  Hallmarks of a Trinity Woman, Main Hall, Room 100
Shake Your Money Tree:  Sister Helen Sheehan Library, Auditorium

Reflections of You: Personal Narrative and Dialogue On What It Means To Be A Young Woman Today
Trinity Center
mom
3 pm-5pm

Checking Off The To-Do List!
Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: O’Connor Auditorium, Main Hall
Accuplacer Placement Test: Main Hall
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library

Students will have the opportunity to meet with staff to finalize their enrollment for the fall including: payment arrangements, placement exams, 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.

3pm
Explore D.C.
Self-guided Neighborhood Tours
D.C. Scavenger Hunt

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.

6pm-8pm
Commuter Family Orientation
Main Hall

sisStudents and their families are invited to join staff member from Trinity’s Student Affairs and Academic Affairs departments for an orientation to expect throughout the first-year of college. This session includes plenty of opportunities for Q&A between families and staff members.

Wednesday, August 21st

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

9am-11:00am
Women of Excellence Workshops
Health and Wellness: Main Hall, Room 100
Spiritual Health: Campus Ministry Has an App for That:  Sister Helen Sheehan Library, Auditorium

Reflections of You: Personal Narrative and Dialogue On What It Means To Be A Young Woman Today
Trinity Center

11:30am-12:30pm

Lunch
Alumnae Dining Hall

1pm-3pm
Women of Excellence Workshops
Health and Wellness: Main Hall, Room 100
Spiritual Health: Campus Ministry Has an App for That:  Sister Helen Sheehan Library, Auditorium

Reflections of You: Personal narrative and dialogue on what it means to be a young woman today
Trinity Center

3pm-5pm
Checking Off The To-Do List!
Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: O’Connor Auditorium, Main Hall
Accuplacer Placement Test: Main Hall
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library

Students will have the opportunity to meet with staff to finalize their enrollment for the fall including: payment arrangements, placement exams, 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.

3pm-4pm
Self-Defense Class
Trinity Center

“Blurred Lines”: Sexual Behavior & the Power of Consent
Main Hall, Room 234

 

Thursday, August 22nd

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

9am-11:00am
Women of Excellence Workshops
Moodle: Main Hall, Multiple Assigned Locations

Reflections of You: Personal Narrative and Dialogue On What It Means To Be A Young Woman Today
Trinity Center

11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch
Alumnae Dining Hall

1pm-3pm
Women of Excellence Workshops
Moodle: Main Hall, Multiple Assigned Locations

Reflections of You: Personal Narrative and Dialogue On What It Means To Be A Young Woman Today
Trinity Center

3pm-5pm
Checking Off The To-Do List!
Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: O’Connor Auditorium, Main Hall
Accuplacer Placement Test: Main Hall
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library

step4pm-6pm
Step Afrika
Trinity Center

Step Afrika is an acclaimed group of performers dedicated to the history and tradition of stepping. Step Afrika will broaden your cultural awareness and have you jumping in your seats!

Friday, August 23rd

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

9am-11am
Learning Community Meetings
Main Hall

At Trinity, each freshwoman is placed into a Learning Community in which the faculty instructor for the course is also her academic advisor. The Learning Community meeting is a time for students to meet their advisor and to get ready for the first day of classes. These meetings are required for all freshwomen. Students will receive their schedule for the session at orientation check-in.

11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch
Alumnae Dining Hall

1pm
Trinity on the National Mall
Main Hall, Rose Parlor for map and Metro card

Students are encouraged to take in all that DC has to offer: monuments, museums, and boundless cultural activities. Those interested in exploring downtown can pick up a Metro card and a guide map from the orientation check-in table in Rose Parlor. Go on — get out there and explore DC!

1pm-5pm
Checking Off The To-Do List!
Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: O’Connor Auditorium, Main Hall
Accuplacer Placement Test: Main Hall
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library

8pm-10pm
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 24th

9am-12pm
New Student Service Day
Capital Area Food Bank
National Mall/Memorial Parks

As members of the Trinity community, staff, faculty, and students alike are active members of the local community, giving of their time and themselves to important causes. Be a part of this tradition by joining your Trinity sisters for a day of service. Both residential and commuter students are encouraged to be a part of this experience; commuter students who are interested in participating should contact Ms. Cat Hopkins (hopkinsc@trinitydc.edu) to make arrangements.

Sunday, August 25th

9:45am
Welcome Back Mass
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
Trip to the Spy Museum
Washington D.C.

Interested in the covert world of espionage and intrigue? Then a trip to the Spy Museum is just the thing for you! Tickets are available for students who would like to explore the Spy Museum in downtown Washington, D.C. Contact Ms. Cat Hopkins for details: hopkinsc@trinitydc.edu

Monday, August 26th

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

9am-11:30am
Reflections of You: The Final Word

The Final Word marks the culmination of the week long reflection, dialogue, and narrative writing based upon students’ personal experiences and guided by the movie “Miss Representation.” For this final activity students and their Trinity staff and faculty facilitators will have a last dialogue and complete a final narrative together.

11:30-12:30pm
Lunch
Alumnae Dining Hall

1pm-3pm
Campus Resource Fair
Trinity Center

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.

3pm-4pm

Hands On Banking, Presented by Wells Fargo
Main Hall, Room 234

Students are invited to join representatives from Wells Fargo bank as they share information on managing money, banking, and the importance of handling one’s finances.

3pm-5pm
Checking Off The To-Do List!
Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: O’Connor Auditorium, Main Hall
Accuplacer Placement Test: Main Hall
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library

Students will have the opportunity to meet with staff to finalize their enrollment for the fall including: payment arrangements, placement exams, 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.

 

Tuesday, August 27th

10am
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.

1-2pm
Working on Campus:  Work Study at Trinity
Main Hall, Room 234

1pm-5pm
Checking Off The To-Do List!
Financial Aid/Payment Arrangements: O’Connor Auditorium, Main Hall
Accuplacer Placement Test: Main Hall
Disability Support Services: Sister Helen Sheehan Library

Students will have the opportunity to meet with staff to finalize their enrollment for the fall including: payment arrangements, placement exams, 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.


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