Orientation Weekend Schedule 2020

Orientation Weekend for New First-Year and Transfer Students will take place Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23. You will kick off the program meeting with your Orientation Leader and the other students in your Orientation group or O-group.  Through the weekend you will learn about the many resources available to you and have all of your questions answered to set you up for a successful first semester. The weekend is packed with opportunities to be a part of some Muhlenberg traditions, understand the expectations of you as a student and member of the Muhlenberg community, and, of course, have fun, in a safe and welcoming environment.

The Orientation Weekend Schedule is subject to change while Muhlenberg College continues to monitor COVID-19. All programs, meetings, and events will take place in either small groups in a socially-distanced setting (outdoors or in approved classrooms) or completely virtual. All of Orientation Weekend will be available as a hybrid experience for students to take place completely virtually or in-person.

 

V=Virtual; I = In-Person

 

Thursday, August 20

New Student Move-In Day 1

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch (Students Only) in Wood Dining Commons

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Dinner (Students Only) in Wood Dining Commons

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Floor Meetings (V)

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - COVID Webinar (Students Only - Thursday Arrivals) (V)

8:30 PM - Social Activities Begin!

 

Friday, August 21

New Student Move-In Day 2

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Brunch (Students Only) in Wood Dining Commons

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Language Placement Exams (if necessary)

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Grab 'n' Go Dinner (Students Only - Friday Arrivals)

  • Students arriving on Friday will grab their boxed dinner to-go and return to their room to participate in the evening virtual meetings.
    • Brown, Walz, Prosser - Meal pick up in the Burkholder Quad Tent
    • Martin Luther, East, MILE - Meal pick up in the Solar Corridor of Life Sports Center
    • Benfer, Robertson South - Meal pick up in the Center for the Arts (Chew St. Entrance)

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Shabbat Blessings - Leffell Center

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Floor Meetings (V)

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Welcome & O-Group Meetings (V)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - COVID Webinar (Students Only - Friday Arrivals and Thursday make-up) (V)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Dinner (Students Only - Thursday Arrivals) in Wood Dining Commons

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Shabbat Blessings - Leffell Center

8:00 PM - Social Activities Begin!

  • 8:00 PM - Stuff-A-Plush Take-and-Make (Open to the first 200 students) - Parents Plaza (I)
  • 8:00 PM - DIY White Boards for your Hall Door! (Open to the first 200 students) - Seegers 113 (I)
  • 8:30 PM - Outdoor Movie: Monsters University (Open to the first 200 students) - College Green - Bring your Berg ID! (I)
  • 9:00 PM - General Knowledge TriviaPrizes for Top 3 Winners! (Open to the first 300 students) (V)
  • 9:00 PM - Campus Conversations with Orientation Leaders (I and V)
  • 9:30 PM - Cyber Sleuth Murder Mystery (Open to the first 75 students) (V)
    • Pre-Registration is required with your @muhlenberg.edu email address
    • Invite Code: 015dAFC5CFBE9B

 

Saturday, August 22**

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - OIT Virtual Help Desk Available

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - PPD 050: Foundations for Student Success Meeting (I and V)

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch

  • 12:00pm - Groups 1-6
  • 12:15pm - Groups 7-12
  • 12:30pm - Groups 13-18
  • 12:45pm - Groups 19-24
  • 1:00pm - Groups 25-30
  • 1:15pm - Groups 31-38

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Campus Conversations: Jewish Student Life - Parents Plaza

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - First-Year Seminar (FYS) Meeting (I and V)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Academic Advising Appointments / Free Time (I and V)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Campus Conversations: Jewish Student Life - Parents Plaza

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Writing Program Open House (V)

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Dinner

  • 5:00pm - Groups 1-6
  • 5:20pm - Groups 7-12
  • 5:40pm - Groups 13-18
  • 6:00pm - Groups 19-24
  • 6:20pm - Groups 25-30
  • 6:40pm - Groups 31-38

6:00 PM - Social Activities Begin (I or V)

8:45 PM - Virtual Playfair (V)

  • You will receive a direct link to access from your Orientation Leader

 

Sunday, August 23

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Brunch

  • 10:00am - Groups 1-6
  • 10:15am - Groups 7-12
  • 10:30am - Groups 13-18
  • 10:45am - Groups 19-24
  • 11:00am - Groups 25-30
  • 11:15am - Groups 31-38

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Tour of the Leffell Center with members of Hillel

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - O-Group Meeting (V)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - First Lecture & O-Group Discussion (V) 

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM - Academic Advising Appointments / Free Time (I and V)

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM - You Are Muhlenberg! (V)

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM - O-Group Meeting (V)

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Opening Convocation (V)

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Dinner

  • 5:30pm - Groups 1-6
  • 5:45pm - Groups 7-12
  • 6:00pm - Groups 13-18
  • 6:15pm - Groups 19-24
  • 6:30pm - Groups 25-30
  • 6:45pm - Groups 31-38

7:30 PM - Building Meetings (V)

 

**If you have concerns about participating fully in Saturday's schedule due to the observance of Sabbath, please reach out to your Orientation Leaders or orientation@muhlenberg.edu