New Student Orientation

 

Parents & Families Schedule

Please note that each Orientation weekend starts on Friday (check in around 8am) and will end Saturday (usually no later than Noon/1pm). Please plan accordingly when making travel arrangements.

FRIDAY

8:00am – 9:30am: CHECK IN
Ernsthausen Hall (Residence Hall located on the corner of Tressel Street and Center Street)

Your first stop at Orientation is Ernsthausen Hall. You will be able to pick up a packet helpful information, meal tickets, and more. Your student also checks in at this location.

After you check in at Ernsthausen:

· Between 8:30am – 9:30am: Stop by Bonds Hall for the Open House (Pick up a raffle ticket at each table!)

9:45am – 10:30am: WELCOME (Required for All New Students)
John Patrick Theatre / Kleist Art & Drama Center (Located on Bagley Road next to Finnie Stadium)

10:30am – 11:30am: ACADEMIC CORE (Required for All New Students)
John Patrick Theatre / Kleist Art & Drama Center (Located on Bagley Road next to Finnie Stadium)
Students and families will learn about BW’s programs for academic advising and support, and will be introduced to liberal arts and the core curriculum.

11:00am – 11:30am: Parent & Family Break Out
Parents and Families will move to Sandstone 3 in the Strosacker Hall Union for a session with our Provost, to learn more about how to support your student within their academic program at Baldwin Wallace.

*Conservatory Parents: Please remain in Sandstone 3 after the session with our Provost to learn more about your student’s academic experience within the Conservatory.

11:45am – 12:45pm: Lunch
Strosacker Union Ballroom

12:45pm – 1:45pm: Parent & Family Session: Your part in the BW Experience
Sandstone 3/Strosacker Union
Learn about a useful tool where your student will intentionally plan the BW Experience. The BW Action Plan will enhance employability and satisfaction in college. Also, learn of other ways in which Baldwin Wallace University is helping to assist and prepare your student during his/her time here!

1:45pm – 2:15pm: Understanding Tuition & Billing
Sandstone 3/Strosacker Union
This session provides the opportunity to learn information about the tuition bill, payments, and procedures. You will have the opportunity to have your questions answered.

2:30pm – 3:00pm:  THE CHOICE IS YOURS: EXPLORING ROADBLOCKS TO SUCCESS
Strosacker Union Ballroom
This session is designed to provide you with information about our commitment to your student’s success and to be a springboard for your conversations about expectations for college life.

3:15pm – 5:15pm: Break Out Sessions (Required for All New Students)
Strosacker Union – Various Locations (See below)

**PLEASE NOTE: All students are required to attend a CENTER FOR ACADEMIC & CAREER SUCCESS Session during one of the time slots. Alphabetically by last name.  See below for your student’s specific session.
Sessions take place during the following time slots. Additional Descriptions noted after the schedule.

3:15pm – 3:45pm

·         CENTER FOR ACADEMIC & CAREER EXCELLENCE – LAST NAME A-G  (Strosacker Union Lower Level/Sandstone 3)

·         WORK STUDY & STUDENT EMPLOYMENT ON CAMPUS (Math & Computer Science Building/Room 146)

·         FRATERNITY & SORORITY LIFE (Math & Computer Science Room Building/Room 147)

·         WHY CAMPUS LEADERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT MATTERS (Math & Computer Science Room Building/Room 148)

·         FINANCIAL AID (Strosacker Union Lower Level/Quarry Room)

·         BOOKSTORE 101 (Bookstore) Only offered during first & second time slot.

4:00pm – 4:30pm

·         CENTER FOR ACADEMIC & CAREER EXCELLENCE – LAST NAME H-O (Strosacker Union Lower Level/Sandstone 3)

·         WORK STUDY & STUDENT EMPLOYMENT ON CAMPUS (Math & Computer Science Building/Room 146)

·         FRATERNITY & SORORITY LIFE (Math & Computer Science Room Building/Room 147)

·         WHY CAMPUS LEADERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT MATTERS (Math & Computer Science Room Building/Room 148)

·         FINANCIAL AID (Strosacker Union Lower Level/Quarry Room)

·         BOOKSTORE 101 (Bookstore) Only offered during first & second time slot.

·         LEARNING CENTER (Strosacker Union Lower Level/Sandstone 2) Only offered at this time.

·         The BW 4-YEAR GUARANTEE (Strosacker Union Lower Level/Sandstone 1) Only offered at this time.

4:45pm – 5:15pm

·         CENTER FOR ACADEMIC & CAREER EXCELLENCE – LAST NAME P-Z  (Strosacker Union Lower Level/Sandstone 3)

·         WORK STUDY & STUDENT EMPLOYMENT ON CAMPUS (Math & Computer Science Building/Room 146)

·         FRATERNITY & SORORITY LIFE (Math & Computer Science Room Building/Room 147)

·         WHY CAMPUS LEADERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT MATTERS (Math & Computer Science Room Building/Room 148)

·         FINANCIAL AID (Strosacker Union Lower Level/Quarry Room)

·         DISABILITY SERVICES (Strosacker Union Lower Level/Sandstone 2) Only offered at this time.

Center for Academic & Career Excellence (Required for All New Students)
Room: Sandstone 3 / Lower Level of Strosacker Union

Help your student achieve his/her full academic and professional potential with the support of the Center for Academic and Career Excellence. Attend this interactive session presented by the Offices of Academic Advising and Career Services to learn about the many resources available to help you explore, choose, and navigate your academic and career journey at Baldwin Wallace and beyond.

Work Study & Student Employment On Campus
Room 146 / Math & Computer Science Building)
If you are interested in learning more about Student Employment, attend this session for an overview of the BW Student Employment Center web page, along with information on how to apply for student work positions.

Financial Aid
Quarry Room / Lower Level of Strosacker Union
*This session may run an extra 5 minutes
Experts will answer questions and review important financial aid ‘next steps’.  Be sure to review and bring along the “Financial Aid Check List” information packet that was included in your Orientation folder.  If you are unable to attend this session, or if you have additional questions, Financial Aid staff members will also be available to meet one on one with students and their families on Saturday morning.

Fraternity & Sorority Life
Room 147 / Math & Computer Science Building
Students and Families will have a chance to meet the advisors of several Greek organizations on our campus. The advisors and members of Greek Council will be able to answer questions and quell fears brought on by Greek Life stereotypes.

Why Campus Leadership & Involvement Matters
Room 148 / Math & Computer Science Building
While you are coming to BW to learn in the academic classroom, there is a lot to learn outside the classroom by getting involved in the co-curricular life of the campus.  Come learn why getting involved on campus really matters and what it can do for you as a BW student.

The BW 4-Year Guarantee

Sandstone 1 / Lower Level of Strosacker Union

Only offered during the second time slot
At many universities, more than half of the students take five or six or more years to earn a bachelor’s degree. At Baldwin Wallace, we guarantee you'll graduate in four, or we'll pay the tuition for the extra time it takes you to finish. BW is offering its Graduation Guarantee as a way to help families avoid higher education costs associated with postponed graduation.

Bookstore 101
Room: Bookstore / Lower Level of Strosacker Union
Only offered during first & second time slot.

Plain talk about course materials and goods & services available at YOUR Campus Store.

Learning Center
Sandstone 2 / Lower Level of Strosacker Union
Only offered during the second time slot
This presentation will discuss how to access and utilize available programs and services at The Learning Center, what students can expect during their first year and how to successfully transition to college. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end.

Disability Services
Sandstone 2 / Lower Level of Strosacker Union
Only offered during the third time slot
This presentation will discuss Disability Services at Baldwin Wallace, highlighting the differences between high school and post-secondary education.  Included are tips to help students successfully transition to college.  There will be an opportunity for questions at the end.

5:25pm: MID-DAY WRAP UP WITH PARENTS & FAMILIES
Strosacker Union Ballroom

5:30pm: GOOD BYE TIME
Meet with your student one last time before saying “Goodbye!” Be sure to plan a place to meet on Saturday.

5:30pm – 6:30pm PARENT/FAMILY RECEPTION
Durst Family Welcome Center
Parents and families are invited to an informal social reception of light refreshments. Meet a variety of BW faculty and staff, as well as other parents.

 

SATURDAY

7:30am – 9:00am: BREAKFAST AVAILABLE
Strosacker Union Ballroom

9:00am – 12:00pm: FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE
Durst Family Welcome Center
If you still have some questions that you would like answered, even on a more individual basis, then stop by and see one of our Financial Aid staff members. They will be available to answer your questions.

9:15am – 9:45am:  STUDY ABROAD/EXPLORATIONS PRESENTATION
Sandstone 3/Strosacker Union
Imagine your student receiving college credit while studying in Japan, England, Australia, Italy or Argentina. How about interning in Washington D.C. or traveling across the U.S. with a professor and fellow BW students? Does it sound too good to be true? Think again. The Explorations/Study Abroad Office can assist your student in planning an affordable program almost anywhere in the world. This could possibly change your student’s life and yours. Stop by the session and learn more.

10:00am - 10:30am & 10:45am – 11:15am: BW STUDENT PANEL (For Parents/Family only)
Current Baldwin Wallace students will be available to answer your questions on what Student Life is like at Baldwin Wallace University.  You will have the opportunity to ask them questions about their various experiences as BW students.

10:00am – 10:30am: COMMUTER SERVICES PRESENTATION
Sandstone 1/Strosacker Union
Does your student commute to campus for class and know where to find good parking spaces and know where they can hang out in between classes? Does your student want to know how to meet other commuters as well as resident students? Well, the Office of Commuter Services has these answers and more. Come hear about our services, programs, leadership opportunities and great ways to get involved in campus life!

10:45am – 11:30am: RESIDENCE LIFE PRESENTATION
Sandstone 3/Strosacker Union
Are you ready for your student to live in a residence hall on campus? Do you want to know what your student should bring? Have your questions answered about your student’s living environment.

10:00am – 12:00pm: RESOURCE FAIR
Sandstone 2/Strosacker Union

Welcome to our community at BW. This is your opportunity to get information from the many offices, departments and organizations that make up BW. Please take advantage of this opportunity to connect.

10:30am – 12:45pm: CHECK OUT

PLEASE NOTE: Check out cannot begin until 10:30am due to staff availability. Students have to attend their advising appointment and fill out an evaluation before checking out. 
(Required for All New Students & Highly Encouraged for Parents & Family Members!)

PARENTS/FAMILY MEMBERS:
Stop by our Evaluation Station & Check In with an Orientation Leader.  They will show you which computer you can use to fill out our online evaluation!


Share |