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Orientation Schedule

New Student Orientation will now be held virtually Aug. 30-31. Orientation is all about getting you ready for success in your classes, answering your questions, making sure you know about campus resources, and helping you connect with your classmates and make friends. We’re going to do all that and more. We’ll just do it a little differently than originally planned!

Timing for Orientation sessions will remain the same, as outlined in the schedule below. All new students will be assigned to a small group. Your small group will consist of 15-19 other new students, and will be led by two returning student Orientation Leaders. We call them OLs!

You will receive invitations to these virtual sessions from your OL. These invitations will be sent directly to your Carthage email address. You just need a Carthage email account and an internet connection to participate.

For questions about Orientation, contact studentinvolvement@carthage.edu or call 262-551-5800.

Note: This schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020


7:30-8:30 p.m.

Small Group Rotation #1: Getting To Know You  
Watch for a virtual invitation from your Orientation Leader (OL)
 

Monday, Aug. 31, 2020


7-8:30 a.m. 

Breakfast
The Caf (Todd Wehr Center)

9-10:45 a.m.

Small Group Rotation #2: Campus Resource Conversations
Watch for a virtual invitation from your OL

  • 9-9:45 a.m. — The Aspire Center (Groups 1-20)
  • 9-9:45 a.m. — Engaging in Community (Groups 21-40)
     
  • 10-10:45 a.m. — Engaging in Community (Groups 1-20)
  • 10-10:45 a.m. — The Aspire Center (Groups 21-40)

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch
The Caf (Todd Wehr Center)

1-2 p.m.

Small Group Rotation #3: Getting To Know You Part II, Cultural Identity 
Watch for a virtual invitation from your OL

2-3 p.m.

Small Group Rotation #4: Title IX Program
Watch for a virtual invitation from your OL 

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Small Group Rotation #5: Bystander Intervention Program
Watch for a virtual invitation from your OL

4:45-7 p.m.

Dinner
The Caf (Todd Wehr Center)

8 p.m.

Playfair for All Groups 
Watch for a virtual invitation from your OL

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020


7-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
The Caf (Todd Wehr Center) 

7 p.M.

Residential Floor Meetings
Watch for a virtual invitation from your Resident Assistant

Additional Activities


Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Pre-Law Orientation and Information Session
Zoom (Online)
Interested in pre-law? Join us at the online Pre-Law Information and Orientation Session. This event is designed especially for first-year students but is open to all Carthage students. We will address a range of questions — everything from how to learn about the legal profession, academic offerings at Carthage, the Carthage Mock Trial team, internships, and more — related to law school. We will also discuss briefly the law school application process for any students who are thinking about applying this fall (a later session devoted entirely to the law school application process will take place in late September/early October).

To receive a Zoom invitation to this event, you will need to contact Carthage Pre-Law Coordinator Professor Thomas Powers of the Political Science Department at tpowers@carthage.edu.