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Scots Welcome Week

Monmouth College Fall 2019 orientation

August 17-20, 2019


Welcome Week prepares you for a successful year and to experience what it means to be a Scot. You will enjoy exciting activities and learn strategies that will set the stage for a successful Monmouth College experience.

  • Discover everything MC has to offer
  • Engage with and build connections to faculty, staff and fellow students
  • Belong to your new community
  • Become a proud Monmouth College Scot

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 

EVENTS

Sat August 17

Event

Location

9 am–2 pm

New Students Move into Residence Halls and Check-In for Orientation

See below for Commuter Students Check-In details

Assigned Residence Hall

11:30 am–1 pm

Scots Dining Open for Lunch (optional)

Students free; all others cost $8.00

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level

1–3 pm

SOfIA Student Presentations (optional)

Center for Science and Business: Mellinger Commons

2–2:45 pm

Commuter Students Check-In for Orientation

Stockdale Student Center: Lobby, Main Level

3 pm

Meet up with Mentors/Orientation Leaders
and Your Orientation Group

Families and Guests Cool Off and Get Refreshments Sponsored by the Family and Parent Council

 

Stockdale Student Center: Dunlap Terrace
Rain Site: Huff Athletic Center, Fieldhouse

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level

3:30 pm

Families and Guests Head to Matriculation Convocation

4 pm

Matriculation Convocation
Restrooms located in Poling Hall and Dahl Chapel

 

Wallace Hall Plaza

Rain Site: Huff Athletic Center: Glennie Gymnasium

 

5:15 pm

Family and Guests Depart

5:30–6:20 pm

First-Year Students: Dinner with Your Residence Hall Community

 

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining: Main Level

5:30–6:20 pm

Transfer Students: Dinner and Meeting

Gather in the Stockdale Student Center Lobby
for dinner in the Private Dining Room

5:30–6:20 pm

Commuter Students: Dinner and Meeting

Gather in the Stockdale Student Center Lobby
for dinner in the Alumni Lounge

6:30 pm

Meet President Clarence R. Wyatt and First Lady Lobie Stone Make your own ice cream sundae bar

Quinby House
Rain Site: Huff Athletic Center: Concourse (north entrance)

8 pm

“It’s Great To Be A Scot” Playfair

You won’t want to miss this exciting and fun tradition!

 

April Zorn Memorial Stadium

Rain Site: Huff Athletic Center: Fieldhouse

These facilities are open on Saturday, August 17 at the following TIMES:

Bookstore
10 am–4 pm
McMichael Residence Hall: Lower Level
Books, supplies, spirit gear
Note: First year students can purchase
the ILA Reader

Business Office
9 am–3 pm
Poling Hall: Main Level
Book vouchers, book loans, payments

Dining Services Office
9 am–3 pm
Stockdale Student Center: Main Level
Meal plan and dining questions

Campus Safety
9 am–3 pm
Poling Hall: Lower Level, Room 6
Student IDs, parking permits

Hewes Library
9 am–4 pm
Check out resources; apply for
student library positions

Residence Life and Housing
9 am–3 pm
Poling Hall: Main Level
Housing, immunizations

Scots Market
9 am–4 pm
Stockdale Student Center: Lower Level
Snacks, drinks, health and beauty supplies
Note: Cash and credit only; Flex dollars may
be used beginning on Monday, August 19

Student Affairs
9 am–3 pm
Poling Hall: Main Level

Student Financial Planning
9 am–3 pm
Admission Building: Lower Level
Financial aid questions

sUNDAY, AUGUST 18 

EVENTS

Sun August 18

Event

Location

8 am

Meet up with Your Orientation Group

Stockdale Student Center: Dunlap Terrace

8:15 am

Breakfast with Your Orientation Group

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level

9 am

Whose shoulders are you standing on?

Dahl Chapel and Auditorium

9:30 am–12:15 pm

Morning Rotation: Bring Your Class Schedule

MyMC session

Enrollment confirmation
College Student Inventory

ILA homework printing
Class walking tours

Placement exams

Assigned Locations

See your Orientation Leader for specifics

11:30 am–1 pm

Lunch with Your Orientation Group

After lunch, pick up your FREE “Pipes are Calling” T-shirt

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level

Stockdale Student Center: Lower Level

1–5 pm

Free Time

5–6 pm

Dinner with Your Residence Hall Community

 

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level

6–7 pm

Dessert and Devotion                                                                  

Presbyterian House Lawn

Rain Site: Center for Science and Business:
Mellinger Commons, Lower Level

7:15–7:45 pm

Floor Community Meetings

Your Residence Hall

 

8–9:30 pm

Involvement Street Fair

Walk over with your Hall Staff to this festive evening of food, fun and socializing with peers and members of campus organizations; explore how you can get involved

Poling Hall Parking Lot behind Dahl Chapel
Rain Site: Huff Athletic Center: Glennie Gymnasium

mONDAY, AUGUST 19 

EVENTS

MON August 19

Event

Location

7:30–8:45 am

Breakfast

Wear your “Pipes are Calling” T-shirt today!

Stockdale Student Center: Dunlap Terrace

Rain Site: Assigned by Orientation Leader

8:40 am

Meet up with Your Orientation Group

Walk to your first class together

Leave from Dunlap Terrace at 8:45 am

 

9 am–Noon

Introduction to Liberal Arts (ILA) Class

Various Locations 
See your class schedule

Noon–12:45 pm

Lunch

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level

12:45 pm

Meet up with Your Orientation Group

Dunlap Terrace

1–2:50 pm

Kids Against Hunger Meal Packaging Project

Join the entire Monmouth College campus community as we package meals for children and families in need locally and around the world

Group Activities (Orientation groups will rotate) 

Center for Science and Business: Mellinger Commons, Lower Level

 


Various Locations

 

3–5 pm

First-Year Student Walkout

Wear your “Pipes are Calling” T-shirt and
bring your backpack for lots of free stuff!

Meet up with your Orientation Group in the Center for Science and Business parking lot

5–6 pm

Dinner

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining: Main Level

6:30 pm

All Hall Meetings

Your Residence Hall

7:30–10 pm

Welcome Back Scots All Campus Event

Begin at April Zorn Memorial Stadium–Marching Band Pre-show  Rain Site: Huff Athletic Center: Fieldhouse

 

Tuesday, August 20 

EVENTS

TUE August 20

Event

Location

7–9:40 am

Breakfast

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level

9:45 am

Meet up with Your Orientation Group 
New Students

Dunlap Terrace in front of Stockdale Student Center

10–10:45 am

Q&Q: ILA Questions and Questions in ILA

New Students                                                                                                     

Dahl Chapel and Auditorium

 

11–11:30 am

 

Exploring Majors & Minors: Open Houses

Join departmental faculty to learn about various majors, minors and study abroad opportunities
New Students

Choose from the list on page 5

11:35 am–12:05 pm

Majors & Minors: Departmental Meetings

Learn about upcoming events, deadlines and important department information
All Students

Choose from the list on page 6

11:30–1:15 pm

Lunch

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level

12:30–1 pm

Pre-Professional Programs and Study Abroad:

Open Houses Learn about upcoming events, deadlines, and important program information

All Students (optional)

Dahl Chapel and Auditorium

See list on page 7

1–4 pm

Take Care of Business

Spend the afternoon taking care of last-minute details
All Students

See list of facilities and hours on page 8

Individual Meetings with Advisors/Professors

Schedule Changes and Verification

Course Questions

Program and College Form Completion

Books

Financial Aid

Academic Resource Center Meeting

On-Campus Employment

Information Systems

Parking Stickers

Meal Plan Updates

4:30–7 pm

Dinner

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level

 

ScotStart Day Exploring MAJORS & MINORS: OPEN HOUSES

Tue August 20

Majors and Minors

11–11:30 am

 

Choose one session that interests you

 

Accounting................................................................................................................................................................... Center for Science and Business, Room 271

Anthropology (minor only)................................................................................................................................................................................ Wallace Hall, Room 114

Art....................................................................................................................................................................................................... McMichael Academic Hall, Room 107

Arts Management (minor only).................................................................................................................................... McMichael Academic Hall, Room 107

Asian Studies (minor only)............................................................................................................................................................................... Wallace Hall, Room 204

Biochemistry (major only)................................................................................................................................. Center for Science and Business, Room 378

Biology............................................................................................................................................................................. Center for Science and Business, Room 276

Biopsychology (major only)............................................................................................................................. Center for Science and Business, Room 273

Business Administration..................................................................................................................................... Center for Science and Business, Room 100

Chemistry....................................................................................................................................................................... Center for Science and Business, Room 378

Classics............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Wallace Hall, Room 115

Communication Studies..................................................................................................................................................................................... Wallace Hall, Room 316

Computer Science.................................................................................................................................................. Center for Science and Business, Room 302

Data Science (major only).................................................................................................................................. Center for Science and Business, Room 302

Economics..................................................................................................................................................................... Center for Science and Business, Room 100

Educational Studies............................................................................................................................................................................................... Wallace Hall, Room 207

Elementary Education (major only)............................................................................................................................................................ Wallace Hall, Room 207

Engineering (major only)..................................................................................................................................... Center for Science and Business, Room 180

English..................................................................................................................................................................................................... Mellinger Learning Center Lounge

Environmental Studies and Sustainability............................................................................................. Center for Science and Business, Room 276

Exercise Science (major only).......................................................................................................................................... Huff Athletic Center, Room 1012 A&B

French................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Wallace Hall, Room 213

Global Food Security (minor only)............................................................................................................................................................... Wallace Hall, Room 205

Global Public Health (minor only)................................................................................................................................................................ Wallace Hall, Room 205

Greek.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Wallace Hall, Room 115

History................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Wallace Hall, Room 204

Human Services (minor only)............................................................................................................................................................................ Wallace Hall, Room 114

International Business (major only)............................................................................................................. Center for Science and Business, Room 100

International Studies.............................................................................................................................................. Center for Science and Business, Room 270

Investigative Forensics (minor only)........................................................................................................... Center for Science and Business, Room 378

Journalism (minor only)........................................................................................................................................................................................ Wallace Hall, Room 316

Latin...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Wallace Hall, Room 115

Latin American Studies (minor only).......................................................................................................................................................... Wallace Hall, Room 204

Mathematics................................................................................................................................................................. Center for Science and Business, Room 302

Media (minor only).................................................................................................................................................................................................... Wallace Hall, Room 316

Music....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Austin Hall, Room 202

Music Education (major only)............................................................................................................................................................................... Austin Hall, Room 202

Neuroscience (major only)................................................................................................................................. Center for Science and Business, Room 273

Nineteenth-Century Studies (minor only)..................................................................................................................... Mellinger Learning Center Lounge

Peace, Ethics and Social Justice (minor only).............................................................................................................................................................. Weeks House

Philosophy............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Weeks House

Physical Education (major only)....................................................................................................................................... Huff Athletic Center, Room 1012 A&B

Physics............................................................................................................................................................................... Center for Science and Business, Room 180

Political Science.......................................................................................................................................................... Center for Science and Business, Room 270

Psychology...................................................................................................................................................................... Center for Science and Business, Room 273

Public Relations (major only).............................................................................................................................................................................. Wallace Hall, Room 316

Religious Studies................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Weeks House

Sociology (minor only) ........................................................................................................................................................................................... Wallace Hall, Room 114

Sociology and Anthropology (major only)............................................................................................................................................... Wallace Hall, Room 114

Spanish................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Wallace Hall, Room 213

Theatre....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Wells Theater

Wellness Administration (major only).......................................................................................................................... Huff Athletic Center, Room 1012 A&B

Women’s Studies (minor only).......................................................................................................................................................................... Wallace Hall, Room 316

 

ScotStart Day MAJORS & MINORS: DEPARTMENTAL MEETINGS

Tue August 20

Academic Departments for Majors and Minors

11:35 am–12:05 pm

 

Choose one meeting that aligns with your major/minor interests

 

Accounting.......................................................................................,,,,,,,,............................ ....,,,......Center for Science and Business, Room 271

Art: Art, Arts Management........................................................................................................,,,.......... McMichael Academic Hall, Room 107

Biology: 
     Biology, Environmental Studies and Sustainability,
     Global Food Security.................................................................................... Center for Science and Business, ,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,Room 276

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Investigative Forensics Center for Science and Business,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,, Room 378

Classics: Classics, Greek, Latin........................................................................................................................,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,, Wallace Hall, Room 115

Communication Studies:
     Communication Studies, Journalism, Media, Public Relations, Women’s Studies. ,,,,,.,,,,,,,Wallace Hall, Room 316

Educational Studies:
     Educational Studies, Elementary Education................................................................,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,................ Wallace Hall, Room 207

English: English, Nineteenth Century Studies...............................................,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,............ Mellinger Teaching Center, Lounge

History: Asian Studies, History, Latin American Studies....,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,............................................................ Wallace Hall, Room 204

Kinesiology: Exercise Science, Physical Education, Wellness Administration... Huff Athletic Center, Room 1012 A&B

Mathematics and Computer Science:
     Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics............................................... Center for Science and Business, Room 302

Modern Languages, Literature, and Cultures:
     French, Spanish............................................................................................................................................................................ Wallace Hall, Room 213

Music: Music, Music Education................................................................................................................................................... Austin Hall, Room 202

Philosophy and Religious Studies:
     Philosophy, Religious Studies, Peace, Ethics and Social Justice................................................................................. Weeks House

Physics: Engineering, Physics................................................................................................ .Center for Science and Business, Room 180

Political Economy and Commerce:
     Business Administration, Economics, International Business..... .............Center for Science and Business, Room 100

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science................................ ..Center for Science and Business, Room 270

Psychology:
     Biopsychology, Global Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology... ...Center for Science and Business, Room 273

Sociology and Anthropology:
     Anthropology, Sociology, Human Services............................................................................................................ Wallace Hall, Room 114

Theatre............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Wells Theater

 

 

ScotStart Day PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS & STUDY ABROAD: OPEN HOUSES

Tue August 20

Programs

12:30–1 pm

 

Choose one 
open house that interests you

 

Actuarial Science .......................................................................................................................................... Center for Science and Business, Room 302

Health Careers: 
     Clinical Lab Science, Dentistry, Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, 
     Physical/Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Veterinary....................... Center for Science and Business, Room 100

Law ........................................................................................................................................................................... Center for Science and Business, Room 270

Library Science....................................................................................................................................................................... Mellinger Learning Center Lounge

Military Science................................................................................................................................................................................................ Wallace Hall, Room 201

Peace Corp Prep...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Weeks House

Seminary........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Weeks House

Social Services.................................................................................................................................................. Center for Science and Business, Room 100

Study Abroad Opportunities................................................................................................................... Center for Science and Business, Room 273

Teacher Licensure: 
     Drama, English, French, History, Spanish, Mathematics, 
     Music, Physical Education.................................................................................................................................................................. Wallace Hall, Room 207

 

ScotStart Day TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AND LAST MINUTE DETAILS BETWEEN 1 AND 4 PM

 

Bookstore
9 am–4 pm
McMichael Residence Hall: Lower Level
Books, supplies, spirit gear

Business Office
8:30 am–4 pm
Poling Hall: Main Level
Book vouchers, book loans, payments

Dining Services Office
8:30 am–4:30 pm
Stockdale Student Center: Main Level
Discuss meal plan changes and
dining questions

Campus Safety
8 am–4:30 pm
Poling Hall: Lower Level, Suite 6
Student IDs, parking permits

Counseling Center
8:30 am–5 pm
Poling Hall: Lower Level, Suite 6
Schedule appointments

Hewes Library
8 am–4:30 pm
Check out available resources;
apply for student library positions

Information Systems Office
8 am–4:30 pm
Hewes Library: Lower Level
Ask questions about technology

On-Campus Employment:
Need a job?
Search the classified ads for frequent updates: monmouthcollege.edu/
student-classifieds

On-Campus Employment:
Fill out paperwork
8 am–4:30 pm
Poling Hall:  Lower Level, Room 12

Registrar’s Office
8 am–4:30 pm
Hewes Library, Main Level
Drop and add courses; ask questions about your schedule; complete the application for your degree

Residence Life
8 am–4:30 pm
Poling Hall: Main Level
Housing, immunizations

Scots Market
9:30 am–10:30 pm
Stockdale Student Center: Lower Level
Snacks, beverages, assorted grocery items, health and beauty supplies
Flex dollars may be used beginning today

Scots Shuttle Begins Today
4–7 pm
Your Scots Shuttle card is in your Orientation Packet
The first pickup will be on the north side of Huff Athletic Center

Student Affairs
8 am–4:30 pm
Poling Hall: Main Level

Student Financial Planning
8 am–4:30 pm
Admission Building: Lower Level
Ask questions about financial aid

Student Success &
Accessibility Services
8 am–4:30 pm
Hewes Library, Main Level
Set up academic accommodations
and/or disability services

 

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