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Welcome to Millsaps!

Welcome Weekend 2014

 

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

Welcome Weekend 2014 Schedule

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!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014

Freshmen Move-In Day
8 a.m. – noon | Residence Halls
Residence Hall staff members and Foundations leaders will help you move into your new home away from home. You will also have the opportunity to have your student identification card made and pick up your parking decal.

8 a.m. – 3rd floor; Ezelle, Bacot, and New South
9 a.m. – 2nd floor; Ezelle and Bacot
10 a.m. – 1st floor; Ezelle and Bacot

Information Technology Services Rotations
1 – 4 p.m. | Olin Hall Lobby
Learn about ITS, its policies and services, including device registration, wireless and computer assistance, and available software.

Parent Send-Off
3 p.m. | Robert and Dee Leggett Events Center in the A. Boyd Campbell College Center
Enjoy refreshments, pick up information, and hear from Dr. Robert Pearigen, President, and Dr. Brit Katz, Vice President and Dean of Students

Parents Depart Campus
3:45 p.m. | Residence Halls
We look forward to seeing families for Homecoming weekend, October 24 – 26, 2014.

Residence Hall Meetings
4 p.m. | Residence Halls
Meet with your Resident Assistants for your first Hall Meeting.

Foundations Group Meeting
5 p.m. | The Bowl
(Rain location: AC Recital Hall)
Meet your Foundations leaders and new classmates (refer to the Foundations flyer posted on your residence hall door for your group leader names). Commuter students will be contacted directly by their Foundations leaders.

Dinner
6 – 7 p.m. | Caf '
Join your Foundations group for dinner in the Cafeteria.

Freshmen Skits
8 p.m. | AC Recital Hall
Watch your Foundations Leaders perform skits that will entertain you with comedic relief about life at Millsaps.

Freshmen Carnival
8:30 – 10:30 p.m. | The Bowl
(Rain location: HAC)
Enjoy some sweet treats, music, inflatable games, and a photo booth while getting to know your
new classmates. Free prizes!

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014

ITS Rotations
8:30 – 10 a.m. | Olin Hall Lobby
(see Friday's information)

Breakfast
9 – 10 a.m. | Caf '

Millsaps in Fondren Day
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Fondren
Meet at the Bell Tower and hop aboard the Fondren Express Trolley to explore all that the neighboring area of Fondren has to offer! Wear a Millsaps t-shirt and bring your student ID for discounts at local stores and restaurants.
See a list of discounts!

Dean of Students Welcome
2:30 – 4 p.m. | AC Recital Hall
Dr. Brit Katz, Vice President and Dean of Students, will welcome the Class of 2018. Listen to presentations by the Honor Council and Student Conduct Council student members.

Campus Tours
4 – 5 p.m. | Millsaps
Join your Foundations group to explore campus, learn about our history, and see where your classes will meet.

ITS Rotations
4 – 6 p.m. | Olin Hall Lobby
(see Friday's information

Dinner and Free Time
5 – 7:30 p.m. | Caf '

Freshmen Olympics
8 – 10:30 p.m. | HAC
Get to know your fellow classmates during this friendly competition!

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014

Breakfast
9:30 – 11 a.m.  | Caf '

Interfaith Gathering
11 a.m. – noon | AC Recital Hall
While most Chapel services on campus are ecumenical Christian services of worship, we also strive to provide opportunities for students of all faiths (or none) to come together and share in a time of contemplative reflection.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Interest Meeting
12 – 12:30 p.m. | AC 215
Members of the fraternities and sororities will host this
informational session. Learn about recruitment and our
award-winning fraternity and sorority system.

Lunch
12:30 – 1 p.m. | Caf '

Major Health Introduction
and Foundations Meetings
1 – 2:30 p.m. | AC Recital Hall
Learn more about the Major Health program before meeting with your Foundations group for a regular meeting.

Millsaps-Wilson Library Orientation
3 – 7 p.m. | Library
Learn more about what resources the library has to offer. Ask your Foundations leader for your orientation time.

Drop In Academic
Advising
4:30 – 7 p.m. |
College Center
Dr. Melissa Lea, Director of Academic Advising, will be available for last minute registration and advising questions.

Dinner
5 – 7:30 p.m. | Caf '

Class of 2018 Ice Cream Social
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. | College Center
Enjoy the night before classes by having dessert with your new classmates.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014

First Day of Classes!

Fourth Night Writing Exercise
7 – 7:45 p.m. | AC Recital Hall
This portion of the Fourth Night Ceremony is a time to reflect on your goals for college.

Fourth Night Ceremony*
8 – 9 p.m. | The Bowl
(Rain location: AC Recital Hall)
Attend the Official Welcome to the College community, sign the Major Call, and be introduced to the College President.
* Business attire is recommended (purple and white clothing looks great!).

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014

Student Activities Fair
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | The Bowl
Learn about the many clubs and organizations we have to offer, and how you can become involved in our campus community.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014

Academic Convocation*
11:30 a.m. | AC Recital Hall
Convocation marks the formal opening of the academic year. All new students must be present to sign the Honor Code.
* Business attire is recommended.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014

Back-to-School Party
8 p.m. | TBA
Join the entire student population for a back to school party with live music at a Jackson venue. Transportation will be provided.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

THE CAF'
Monday - Friday
B'fast: 7:15 - 10 a.m.
Lunch: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.*
(*Friday dinner ends at 7 p.m.)
Saturday
Brunch: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday
B'fast: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 - 7 p.m.

REUBEN'S
Monday - Saturday
4 p.m. - 2 a.m.

BOOKSTORE
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(*Friday closes at 4 p.m.)

ITS HUB
Location: Leggett C
August 19 - 21 
(Monday - Wednesday)
7 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
August 22 - 25
(Thursday - Sunday)

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 26 - 29
(Monday - Thursday)

6 - 10 p.m.

 

Good times at the 2013 Millsaps Welcome Weekend!