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Williams Baptist College requires all students attending college for the first time to participate in orientation. The new student orientation program is named Ascend and is a series of events designed to assist students in adjusting to college life. The program, which combines large and small group sessions, class registration, recreation, and entertainment, is intended to be an enjoyable and informative experience. Administrators, faculty, staff, and students combine their efforts to provide a positive experience for students who are new to the College. Students who have been properly oriented to the College have an advantage for success in the classroom, in the residence halls, and in extracurricular activities.

ASCEND 2015


Orientation Schedule

Thursday, August 27

 

9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M                         

Check-in (between the hours shown) in the Swaim Administration Building

9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.                        

Move in to Residence Halls

11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.                     

Admissions, Financial Aid, Business Offices open in the Swaim Administration Building, and Felix Goodson Library

11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.                     

Lunch - Boxed Lunches- pick up location pending
(WBC students free; guests price to be determined)

3:00 - 4:00 P.M.                                  

Commuter check-in - Swaim Administration Building

4:00 - 5:00 P.M.                                  

Parents Session in Manley Chapel

Student Sessions in Old Chapel

5:00 - 6:00 P.M.                                  

Group picture following sessions outside Manley Chapel (wear orientation shirt/name tag)

6:00 P.M.                                             

Parents say Goodbye

6:30 - 7:45 P.M.                                  

Ascend With Academics “Blue Tie” Dinner - Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria (Wear school colors: Williams blue and white.  Girls: tops & skirts or dresses; Guys: nice pants, khakis, a nice shirt and Williams blue tie.  No shorts or jeans. WEAR YOUR NAME TAGS!)

8:00 - 9:00 P.M.                                  

President’s Dessert Reception - President’s Home

9:00 - 10:00 P.M.                               

LifeGroups Session 1 - Getting to Know You

10:30 P.M.                                           

Meet and Greet in residence halls

 

 

Friday, August 28

 

7:00 - 8:00 A.M. 

Breakfast - Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria

8:00 - 11:00 A.M.

LifeGroups Rotation -  Session 2

1. Life at WBC - Designated Areas
2. Computer Information - Maddox or Sloan Computer Lab
3. Transition from High School to college - SC101

11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Lunch - Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria

12:30 - 1:30 P.M.               

LifeGroups -  Session 3 Connections: Professors, Staff, Counselor, Campus Minister, Mentors, Churches - Designated Areas

1:30 - 2:30 P.M.

Meet Advisors - Location to be determined

3:00 - 10:00 P.M.               

Board buses for Old Davidsonville State Park - Depart from Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria

 

 

Saturday, August 29

 

7:00 - 8:00 A.M. 

Breakfast - Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria

8:00 - 10:00 A.M.

Higher Learning

1. How to Read a Syllabus

11:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Lunch—Soccer Game Tailgate

2:00 - 3:00 P.M.

LifeGroups - Session 5

Connections: Roommates, Friends, Student Activities, Community, etc.

3:00 - 5:00 P.M.

FREE TIME

5:00 - 6:30 P.M.  

Dinner - Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria

7:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Mega Relay - Southerland Mabee Center

 

 

Sunday, August 30

 

9:30 - 10:45 A.M.

Brunch with LifeGroup Leaders - Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Worship - Manley Chapel

12:00 - 1:00 P.M.

Lunch - Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria

1:00 - 5:00 P.M.

FREE TIME

2:00 - 4:00 P.M.

Water Fun & Games (Optional)

1:00 P.M.

Move-in for Returning Students

5:00 - 6:00 P.M.

Dinner - Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria

5:00 - 7:00 P.M.

Transfer Orientation

8:00 - 9:30 P.M.

Welcome Back Concert for all students - Eagle Coffeehouse and Grill

10:30 P.M.

Mandatory Residence Hall Meeting

 

 

Monday, August 31

 

8:00 A.M.

CLASSES BEGIN

12:00 - 1:00 P.M.

International Student Lunch Meeting - Moody Dining Room

7:00 P.M.

Campus Ministries Mixer (refreshments) - Eagle Coffeehouse & Grill

 

 

Tuesday, September 1

 

6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

Optional Library Orientation Session (Extra Credit-Higher Learning Course)

8:00 P.M.

Collide - Old Chapel

 

 

Wednesday, September 2

 

11:00 A.M.

Convocation - Manley Chapel

3:30 P.M.

New Workstudy Orientation Meeting - Sloan Center 101

9:00 P.M.

B.Y.O.S. (Build Your Own Sundae) - Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria

 

 

Thursday, September 3

 

6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

Optional Library Orientation Session (Extra Credit-Higher Learning Course)

7:30 P.M.

Luau - Southerland Hall Lobby

8:30 P.M.

LifeGroups - Designated Areas