Center for International Studies

Fall 2017 Orientation Schedule

Dates: | Mon., Aug. 14 | Tue., Aug. 15 | Wed., Aug. 16  | Thurs., Aug. 17  | Fri., Aug. 18

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 8:45 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America’s Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 9:00 am - 12:00 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to the University Union Grand Ballroom (1st floor).
  • Please bring your academic and immigration papers, as well as your completed medical forms.

 12:00 pm:  LUNCH TRIP (Self-pay)

  • Pickup outside the University Union (Murray St. entrance). 

 12:45 pm:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America’s Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 1:00 - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN CONTINUES

  • Go to the University Union Grand Ballroom (1st floor).
  • If you have not checked in yet, bring your academic and immigration papers, and completed medical forms.

  bank1:15 pm: BANK TRIP

  • Pickup at the University Union (Murray St. entrance) and Pullman Macomb bus stop.
  • Bring your WIU ID card, $50 in cash, passport, and housing assignment.

 1:30 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at the University Union (Murray St. entrance) and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 6:00 pm:  DINNER/DRIVING TOUR OF MACOMB (Self-pay) 

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall, America’s Best Value Inn, and Pullman Macomb bus stop.  We will go to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner and tour Macomb and the WIU campus. 

 9:00 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America’s Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 9:00 am - 11:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • If you have not checked in, bring your academic and immigration papers and your completed medical forms.

 9:30 am:  FREE BREAKFAST

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor lobby.
  • Come for a free breakfast and stay for the Amazing Race! 

10:00 - 11:00 am: AMAZING RACE SCAVENGER HUNT

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor lobby.
  • Explore campus while competing on this exciting scavenger hunt.

11:00 am: EARLY RESIDENCE HALL MOVE-IN

  • We'll help you move into your assigned residence hall.

12:00 pm: LUNCH TRIP (Self-pay)

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall. 

 1:00 pm:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America’s Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 1:00 - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN CONTINUES

  • Go to the Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • Bring your academic and immigration papers, and completed medical forms.

bank  1:15 pm: BANK TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall and Pullman Macomb bus stop.
  • Bring your WIU ID card, $50 in cash, passport and housing assignment.

 1:15 pm: CAMPUS TOUR

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor lobby.

  1:15 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 6:00 pm:  DINNER (Dinner self-pay) 

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall, America’s Best Value Inn, and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 8:15 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America’s Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 8:30 am - 11:30 am:  CHECK-IN CONTINUES

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • Bring all your academic and immigration papers, as well as your completed medical forms.

 10:30 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America’s Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

book 11:00 am: LIBRARY TOUR

  • Go to the Library lobby. FILL OUT FORM
  • Learn how to use all of the available resources in the library.

 12:00 pm: LUNCH TRIP (Self-pay)

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall and America’s Best Value Inn.

 12:45 pm: RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America’s Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 1:00 - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN CONTINUES

  • Go to the Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • Bring all your academic and immigration papers, as well as your completed medical forms.

 1:00 pm: CAMPUS TOUR

  • Go to the Memorial Hall 3rd floor. We will show you around the campus.

  bank  1:30 pm: BANK TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 2:00 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

5:45 pm:  AMERICAN CULTURE NIGHT (Free dinner)

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall and Pullman Macomb bus stop. Come for a free dinner at the Campus for Christ House. This is s a great chance to meet people from the Macomb community and learn about U.S. culture.

 8:15 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 8:30 am - 10:30 pm:  CHECK-IN CONTINUES

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.

8:30 am: WESL PLACEMENT EXAM

  • Test will start in Simpkins.
  • Required for those who have not met their English language proficiency.
  • Please bring your passport.

 11:30 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 12:00 pm: AMERICAN CLASSROOM LUNCH (Free)

  • Go to the Multicultural Center. Learn about the culture of the American classroom and enjoy a free lunch 

1:30 - 3:00 pm: INFORMATION SESSIONS: REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS

  • Go to the Multicultural Center. REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS!
  • Representatives from University departments will present on housing, safety, student health insurance, activities, the recreation center and much more

 1:00 - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN CONTINUES

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • If you have not checked in yet, bring your academic and immigration papers, and completed medical forms.

 3:00 pm: CAMPUS TOUR

 bank3:00 pm: BANK TRIP

  • Bring your WIU ID card, $50 in cash, passport, and housing assignment.

3:30 pm: NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION: REQUIRED FOR ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Go to the Capitol Rooms (University Union).
  • Information session for all new graduate students sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies.

 6:00 pm: DINNER TRIP (Self-pay)

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall and America’s Best Value Inn.
  • We will go to El Rancherito (Mexican restaurant) for dinner.

 

 9:00 - 11:30 am: CHECK-IN CONTINUES

  • Go to the Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • Bring all your academic and immigration papers, as well as your completed medical forms.

 9:30 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at Pullman Macomb bus stop.

10:00 am: IMMIGRATION 101: REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS

  • Go to Capitol Room.
  • Learn about maintaining your student visa status, jobs, driver's license, and social security number. 

book 11:00 am: MALPASS LIBRARY TOUR

  • Go to the Library lobby and learn about all of the resources available in the library.

  12:00 pm:  LUNCH TRIP (Self-pay)

  • Pickup at the Memorial Hall.

 12:45 pm:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 1:00 - 3:30 am: CHECK-IN 

  • Go to the Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • Bring all your academic and immigration papers, as well as your completed medical forms.

 1:00 pm: CAMPUS TOUR

  • Go to the Memorial Hall 3rd floor. We will show you around the campus.

 1:00 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall.

2:00 pm: NEW WESL STUDENT ORIENTATION SESSION: REQUIRED FOR ALL WESL STUDENTS

  • Location to be determined.
  • All new WESL students must attend this session for an introduction to the WESL program.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION: REQUIRED FOR ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Go to the Lamoine Room(ground floor University Union).
  • Topics will include policies and procedures, financial services, and survival tips for graduate school. 

 5:30 pm: NEW STUDENT CONVOCATION (for undergraduate students)

  • Go to the Western Hall (next to the Recreation Center).
  • WIU President Jack Thomas, faculty and staff will welcome new undergraduate students to Western Illinois University. 

 8:30 pm: ROCKY AFTER DARK: FIRST NIGHT FUN

  • Go to Hanson Football Field.
  • Enjoy free food, prizes, rides, games and live entertainment!

 

  5:00 - 7:00 pm: PRESIDENT'S WELCOME PICNIC AT EVERLY PARK (Free dinner)

  • Go to Memorial Hall parking lot at  4:45 pm for a ride to the picnic.
  • Meet other new students and members of the WIU community and international office.