Welcome Weekend 2016

Welcome Weekend

Friday, August 19–Monday, August 22

Welcome Weekend Schedule

Millsaps Day in Fondren, August 20

The Millsaps community wishes you luck, success, and happiness
as you embark on your college years.

Parents, use the Parents Primer to help you navigate through this transition.

Admitted students, follow the steps to become a Millsaps College student!

Use a campus map to find your way around campus!


8am–5pm ITS Device Set Up Olin Hall Atrium
8am–Noon Student IDs/Car Decals New South Atrium
8am–11am First-Year Students Move-In Residence Halls
Noon Student Lunch Cafeteria
3pm–4pm Residence Hall Meetings Residence Halls
4:30pm–5pm Parent and Family Goodbye The Bowl
5pm–6pm Foundations Group Meetings Various Classrooms
6:30pm–10pm Millsaps College Night at Mississippi Braves
***Transportation will be provided to and from stadium***
Braves’ Stadium


8am–5pm ITS Device Set Up Olin Hall Atrium
9am–10am Breakfast Cafeteria
10:15am–10:45am Welcome from President Pearigen AC Recital Hall
10:45am–1:30pm Millsaps in Fondren Day & Lunch Fondren
2pm–2:15pm Welcome from VP of Student Life, Dr. Brit Katz AC Recital Hall
2:15pm–2:30pm Foundations Leader Skits AC Recital Hall
2:30pm–4pm Orientation Rotations Academic Complex
  + Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Major Health  
  + Honor Code & Student Code of Conduct  
  + The Major Call  
4pm–5:30pm Foundations Movie and Panel AC Recital Hall
5:30pm–6:30pm Foundations Group Meetings Various Classrooms
6:30pm–8pm Dinner Cafeteria
8pm–10:30pm Foundations Olympics AC Recital Hall and Hall Activity Center


9am–10:30am Breakfast Cafeteria
10:30am–11:30am Interfaith Gathering AC Recital Hall
11:30am–12:30pm Lunch Cafeteria
1pm–5pm Orientation Rotations Various Locations
  + Library Information Session  
  + Major Health Pre-Assessments  
  + CIRP Survey  
  + Getting Involved on Campus  
1pm–6pm ITS Device Setup College Center
5:30pm–7pm Drop-In Academic Advising College Center
5:30pm–7:30pm Dinner Cafeteria
7:30pm–8:30pm Foundations Group Meetings Various Classrooms

First Day of Fall 2016 Classes

7pm–7:45pm Fourth Night Writing Exercise AC Recital Hall
8pm–9pm Fourth Night Ceremony The Bowl


11:30am–1pm Student Activities and Involvement Fair The Bowl and Plaza
7:30pm–9pm Best Start: Inclusion and Diversity on Campus Campbell Center


6:30pm Faculty and Student Dinners
***Check email from your faculty members for locations!
Various Locations
10pm Campus-Wide Back-to-School Party

Galloway Green

We are grateful for your participation in the Foundations program. If questions or concerns arise, we invite you to contact Director of Campus Life, Will Takewell, at 601.974.1204 or takewwc@millsaps.edu, or one of the Foundations Student Directors Sean Connelly (connesp@millsaps.edu), Anna Sit (sital@millsaps.edu), Leah Travis (travilj@millsaps.edu), or Sarah Wade (wadesr@millsaps.edu). For specific questions about Major Health, please contact Lori Genous, Director of Health Promotion (genoula@millsaps.edu). For specific question regarding Cultural Dialogue Circles of the Summer Reading, contact Anita DeRouen (Anita.DeRouen@millsaps.edu).


Millsaps Day in Fondren

August 20, 2016, 10:45am1:30pm

 Millsaps Day in Fondren

All students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to explore all that the neighboring area of Fondren has to offer for the fourth annual Millsaps Day in Fondren!

Free transportation will be provided and will run from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pickup/drop-off locations will be at the trolley stop at Sanders Circle on the Millsaps campus and the St. Luke’s parking lot (across from Caet on Duling Avenue).

Be sure to wear a Millsaps T-shirt and bring your student ID for discounts. Alumni, grab a sticker at the tent at St. Luke's parking lot (across from Caet on Duling Avenue) to also receive discounts! Join us for a day of fun to celebrate the arrival of new students and their new home. 

View and print the discounts from participating Fondren businesses! 
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