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Forester Orientation Schedule

Ready to dive in, Foresters?

All new students are highly encouraged to participate in Forester Orientation. Orientation begins on Thursday, August 26. We look forward to getting to know you during this year’s Forester Orientation.

Please contact Isaac Barber at (260) 359-4328 or ibarber@huntington.edu if you have questions or concerns about Forester Orientation. 

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Thursday, August 26

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Check-In and Move-In (Merillat Centre for the Arts Parking Lot)

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bookstore and Offices Open

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. New Student Checklist (Quad)

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (HUB Food Trucks and Habecker Dining Commons)

1:00-5:00 p.m. Accuplacer Math Placement Test (Dowden Science Hall)

1:00-5:00 p.m. CliftonStrengths Assessment (RichLyn Library)

2:30-4:30 p.m. Forester Family Orientation (MCA)

4:00-6:00 p.m. Commuter Check-In (MCA)

4:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner (HUB Food Trucks and Habecker Dining Commons)

6:30 p.m. Alpha Group Meet and Greet (Alpha Group Classroom)

7:00-8:00 p.m. New Student Dedication Service (Zurcher Auditorium)

8:30 p.m. Residence Life Meetings (Zurcher/Residence Halls)

Friday, August 27

8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast on Your Own (DC)

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bookstore and Offices Open

9:15 a.m. Alpha Group Check-In (Alpha Group Classroom)

9:30-11:00 a.m. Seminar Session 1 (MCA)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Alpha Group (Alpha Group Classroom)

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch (DC)

12:15-1:00 p.m. Panels and Meet-N-Greets (Various Locations)

1:15-1:45 p.m. Workshop 1 (Various Classrooms)

2:00-2:30 p.m. Workshop 2 (Various Classrooms)

2:30-3:00 p.m. Seminar Session 2 (MCA)

3:00-4:00 p.m. Amazing Race (MCA)

4:30-6:30 p.m. Forester Dinner (MCA)

7:00-8:00 p.m. Dessert with the President (President’s Lawn)

8:30 p.m.          Night Lights 5K (HUB). 5k Registration is from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 28

7:00-9:30 a.m. Breakfast on Your Own (DC)

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bookstore Open

9:15 a.m. Alpha Group Check-In (Classroom)

9:30-11:00 a.m. Seminar Session 3 (MCA)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Alpha Group (Classroom)

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch (King Stadium)

1:15-1:45 p.m. Workshop 3 (Various Classrooms)

2:00-2:30 p.m. Workshop 4 (Various Classrooms)

2:30-3:00 p.m. Seminar Session 4 (MCA)

3:00-5:00 p.m. The Plunge (MCA)

5:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner (DC)

7:00-9:00 p.m. Evening Activity (Various Locations)

Sunday, August 29

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Church on Campus (Zurcher Auditorium)

11:00 a.m. – 1p.m. Brunch (DC)

12:00-1:00 p.m. Optional Campus Walkabout (Meet in MCA)

1:00-2:00 p.m. Academic Meet-N-Greet (Various Locations)

2:00-5:00 p.m. Free Time

5:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner (DC)

6:30-7:30 p.m. Athletics Meeting

7:00-9:00 p.m. The Stance (HUB)