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Welcome Weekend 2016

Welcome to Millsaps!


Friday, August 19–Monday, August 22

Welcome Weekend Schedule

Millsaps Day in Fondren, August 20


2016 Welcome Weekend


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 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).