Winter Orientation

Join us Jan. 18-19

Winter Orientation


A world of possibilities is open to you at Central — starting with Winter Orientation. The only thing missing is you!

  • What courses will you take?
  • What internships or research will you pursue?
  • What clubs and organizations will you join?
  • Who will be your friends?
  • What professors will you connect with?
  • Who will become your mentor on campus?
  • How will you get involved?

Details for new student orientation:

  • Send your final high school transcript to the admission office, if you haven’t done so already.
  • Send all updated documentation of college coursework and AP or IB classes to the admission office.
  • Check your e-mail for information about placement tests.  Admission staff will contact you with more details if placement tests are needed.
  • Complete student employment form and bring to orientation.
  • Bring your driver’s license plus your social security card or passport.


Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020

8 – Noon Check-In: Maytag Student Center

  • Meet your orientation (SOS) leader
  • Pick up room key, Central ID, parking permit, and orientation schedule
  • Move into your assigned residence hall
  • Receive combination to your personal campus post office box
10 – Noon Offices open for students to stop by and take care of necessary business

  • Business Office
  • Facilities
  • Financial Aid
  • Residence Life
  • Spirit Shoppe
Noon Welcome to Central and Family Luncheon:
Boat, Moore, & Weller Rooms, Maytag Student Center
1:15 p.m. Success at Central College – Presentation and Panel Discussion
Boat Room, Maytag Student Center
4 p.m. Students continue to move in and prepare for evening events; say good-bye to parents 
5 p.m. Central Academic Success and Dinner
Meet in Maytag Student Center Atrium for dinner off campus at George’s Pizza. The session includes information about campus resources.
7 p.m. Evening Activity with orientation (SOS) group

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020

Morning Free time to accommodate religious activities. List of places of worship available here
Noon Lunch with SOS group: 
Meet at Maytag Student Center
1 p.m. Meeting with SOS Leader:
Maytag Student Center

  • Campus Tour: Find your classrooms
  • Learn to open your Campus Mail Box
  • Demonstration
  • Integrated Learning Conversation
3 p.m. MVP Experience
Boat and Moore Rooms, Maytag Student Center
4 p.m. Living on Campus-Meeting with Resident Advisor and Roommate
Graham Hall
5:30 p.m. Dinner with Roommate
TBD Floor Meeting in Residence Hall

Important Note: Each student is asked to schedule a meeting with their academic advisor, business office, and financial aid office during the first week of classes.

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