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					                          SUNYIT Orientation for Freshmen
                                 Student Schedule
                                August 24-29, 2011

Wednesday, August 24

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.        Check-in Oriskany Residence Hall
                       SUNYIT Staff, Orientation Leaders, and Resident Advisors (RAs) will be on hand
                       to show resident students to their rooms and help you move in.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.       Refreshments available for those moving in Oriskany Hall

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.        Bookstore Kunsela Hall B112
                       Come grab some SUNYIT gear, last-minute items you’ll need for classes, and
                       pick up your books.

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Photo IDs taken in Oriskany Hall
                       Be sure to get your photo taken for your ID Card. Remember, this photo will be
                       with you for the next four years so SMILE! Photo ID is required.

                       Parking decals available in Oriskany Hall
                       You won’t want to get caught parking on campus without one!

Until 5 p.m.           Campus offices open until 5 p.m. Kunsela Hall 2nd floor
                       Last-minute questions for the Financial Aid or Bursar Office? Stop by the
                       Student Services Center, they’re open and ready to help!

5 p.m.                 Welcome dinner Campus Center Gym
                       Don’t be late! This dinner will begin with a pinning ceremony for each
                       freshman. You will wear this pin over the next four years for special events on
                       campus, including graduation!
                       -Pinning ceremony by President and Assistant VP

7:30 p.m.              My Orientation Leader? What’s that all about? Campus Center Lower Lobby
                       Get together with the members of your orientation group and meet your
                       Orientation Leader. This will be your family for the next few days!

8:30 p.m.              The 3D College Experience Student Center Multipurpose Room
                       Presented by Comedian Adam Ace


Thursday, August 25

8 a.m.                 Check-in Campus Center Upper Lobby
                       Commuting to campus? Check in here to get your Orientation materials and
                       schedule.
                              -You can get your photo ID taken in the College Association Office -
                              Kunsela Hall A217, and your parking decal in University Police – Kunsela
                              Hall B126

8 - 9 a.m.             Breakfast Campus Center Gym
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.        Bookstore Kunsela Hall B112
                       Come grab some SUNYIT gear, last-minute items you’ll need for classes, and
                       pick up your books.

9 a.m.                 Welcome & All About Academics Campus Center Gym
                       Join us for the official opening of our Freshman Orientation program and a
                       special welcome to the Class of 2015!
                       Jennifer Ninh, Director of Admissions
                       Wolf Yeigh, President
                       Dr. Ronald Sarner, Distinguished Service Professor; All About Academics Presenter

10:30 a.m.             Advisement and Program Overview w/Faculty Advisors Various locations
                       Bring your schedule and any questions you want answered. This is your first
                       opportunity to meet your advisor so don’t be late!

Following advisement   Schedule Changes Donovan Hall G161
                       Need to make changes to your schedule? This lab is open for assistance with
                       your Add/Drop.

Noon                   Lunch Campus Center Gym

1 p.m.                 Campus Life Overview Student Center Multipurpose Room
                       Review the Student Code of Conduct and expectations of our students,
                       Campus Safety, and “Getting Involved on Campus”

2 p.m.                 SUNYIT Gameshow Student Center Multipurpose Room
                       Team up with your parents and other students to test your knowledge of
                       SUNYIT for a chance to win fun prizes!!

3 p.m.                 Free time!
                       Take this free time to do those last minute items on your agenda (like buying
                       books or that final trip to Walmart!)

                       Say “goodbye” to your family members
                       Don’t worry, the fun is about to begin!

Until 4:30 p.m.        Campus offices open until 4:30 p.m. Kunsela Hall 2nd floor
                       Last-minute questions for the Financial Aid or Bursar Office? Stop by the
                       Student Services Center, they’re open and ready to help!

5 p.m.                 Dinner Campus Center Dining Hall

6 p.m.                 Student Services Overview Student Center Multipurpose Room
                       Learn about the many services offered by the following offices on campus: Student
                       Services Center, Residential Life, College Association, Health & Wellness/Counseling,
                       Athletics, Disability Services, Learning Center, Career Services, Sodexo

7:30 p.m.              RA Activity Oriskany Residence Hall
                       Meet your RA and get to know some of the other students in your building


Friday, August 26

8:30 a.m.              Breakfast Campus Center Dining Hall
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.       Bookstore Kunsela Hall B112
                      Come grab some SUNYIT gear, last-minute items you’ll need for classes, and
                      pick up your books.

9:30 a.m.             Outside the Classroom. . .
Student Center Multipurpose Room
                      What you should know to stay healthy! Making good decisions regarding alcohol, drugs,
                      tobacco and sex

10:30 a.m.            First-Year Seminar Student Center Multipurpose Room
                      Meet the First-Year Seminar instructors and find out what you’ll be learning in this
                      interesting and interactive class!

12:30 p.m.            Lunch with Faculty Advisors Campus Center Dining Hall

1:30 p.m.             Freshman Group Picture! Campus Center Lower Lobby
                      Say “Cheese” and be proud to be a member of the Class of 2015!

1:45 – 5 p.m.         Learning the Ropes of SUNYIT Campus Center
                      Hang on tight! You’ll learn something about yourself as well as your group on
                      our ropes challenge course.
                      **Sneakers are required in order to ensure safety**

6 p.m.                Dinner Campus Center Dining Hall

7:30                  Orientation Group Meeting Campus Center Lobby

8:30 - 9:30 p.m.      Ice Cream Social Hilltop Drive
                      Come cool off and enjoy an ice cream sundae scooped by your favorite Orientation
                      Leaders!

8:30 p.m.             Candle Ceremony for Freshmen Hilltop Drive
                      One of the first of many traditions you will take part in over the next few years. This
                      candlelit ceremony symbolizes your transition from high school into college.

9 p.m.                Bonfire Hilltop Drive
                      Come out for one of the biggest bonfires you’ve ever seen—you won’t want to miss this!

10 p.m. - Midnight    Gamers Club Oriskany Lounge (optional)
                      Come play Rock Band and enjoy refreshments with our very own gaming club! Freshmen
                      who take part will also get a $5 discount coupon off admission to the fall FragFest.


Saturday, August 27

8 - 9 a.m.            Continental Breakfast Kunsela Lobby

9 a.m.                CIRP Survey Kunsela Lecture Hall

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.      Bookstore Kunsela Hall B112
                      Come grab some SUNYIT gear, last-minute items you’ll need for classes, and
                      pick up your books.

10 a.m.               Student Panel Kunsela Lecture Hall
                      Everything you want to know about SUNYIT! Ask your Orientation Leaders all
                      your awkward and embarrassing questions!
11 a.m.             Brunch Campus Center Dining Hall
                    Don’t forget your ID card!

1 p.m.              Residence Hall Fire Safety Student Center Multipurpose Room
                    Learn the “Dos and Don’ts” of campus living and how to stay safe while enjoying dorm
                    life. Please sign in so you get credit for participating.

3 p.m.              Computing at SUNYIT Student Center Multipurpose Room
                    Bring all your questions for our SUNYIT computing experts! They will help you navigate
                    through general computing information, computer labs, software you can download, help
                    desk information—and more!

4:30 p.m.           Dinner Campus Center Dining Hall
                    Make sure to bring your ID!

6:30 p.m.           Residence Hall Meetings
                    Meet your RA and the other students living in your building as you learn more about our
                    residential community.

7:30 p.m.           Orientation Group Meeting Campus Center Lobby

8 p.m.              Coffee House musician Student Center Pub
                    Come enjoy the musical styling of singer/songwriter Jared Costa

                    Volleyball, Kickball, Frisbee, Bocce Ball Adirondack Quad
                    Too early to go to bed? Join in the fun with the rest of the students living on campus.
                    Another chance to meet more classmates!

                    Just want to relax? Come hang out and watch a movie in the Oriskany Lounge.

Sunday, August 28

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.    Bookstore Open Kunsela Hall

11 a.m.             Brunch Campus Center Dining Hall
                    Bring your ID!

1 - 4 p.m.          Freshman Olympics Adirondack Quad
                    Bring your game face and work closely with your fellow freshmen during this
                    fun and spirited adventure!

5 p.m.              Campus BBQ Campus Center Grounds
                    Join other members of the SUNYIT community for a barbecue dinner. Don’t
                    forget your ID!

7 p.m.              “Psychic Madman” Jim Karol Campus Center Lobby
                    This show combines extraordinary feats of the mind with zany comedy and
                    dangerous stunts. You will be mesmerized and won’t want to miss this
                    outstanding event!

7 p.m. - Midnight   Student Center Dining Services
                    Come catch a game on the big TV or grab a snack with some new friends!

				
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