Winter Orientation

Join us Jan. 12-13.


Details for new student orientation:


Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019

8–10 a.m. Check in at Student Development – Maytag Student Center

  • Meet your SOS leader
  • Pick up campus housing room keys and orientation materials
  • Move into your assigned residence hall
  • Pick up your Central College ID
  • Receive combination to your personal campus post office box
  • Obtain your parking permit
9–11 a.m. Offices open for students to stop by and take care of necessary business

  • Residence Life (8 a.m. – noon)
  • Spirit Shoppe (9–11:30 a.m.)
11–11:30 a.m. Welcome to Central
Boat Room, Maytag Student Center
Mary E.M. Strey, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
11:30 a.m.–noon Central’s Civic Community
Boat Room, Maytag Student Center
Leslie Duinink, Interim Registrar
Peggy Fitch, Title IX Coordinator
Noon–12:30 p.m. Family Luncheon
Weller Room, Maytag Center
Mary E.M. Strey, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Carol Williamson, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Development
12:30–1:45 p.m. Success at Central College: Presentation and Panel Discussion
Boat Room, Maytag Student Center
Brian Peterson, Associate Dean of Curriculum and Faculty Development
Charlie Strey, Dean of Students
Student SOS Leader
1:45–2 p.m. Final Questions and Parting Thoughts
2 p.m. Parents depart campus
5:15 p.m. Central Academic Success and Dinner
Brian Peterson, Associate Dean
Meet in Maytag Student Center Atrium for dinner off-campus at George’s Pizza.  The session includes information about campus resources.
7:30 p.m. Evening Activity with SOS Leader


Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019

Morning Free time to accommodate religious activities
Places of worship in Pella
Noon Lunch with SOS Leader
Meet at Maytag Student Center
1:30 p.m. Meeting with SOS Leader
Maytag Student Center Atrium

  • Campus Tour: Find your classrooms; Library
  • Learn to open your Campus Mail Box
  • MyCentral Demonstration
  • Integrated Learning Conversation 1, 2, & 3
3 p.m. ALICE Training and MVP Experience
Boat and Moore Rooms, Maytag Student Center
Led by Charlie Strey, Dean of Students and Melissa Sharkey, Assistant Dean of Students
4 p.m. Living on Campus
Meeting with Resident Advisor and roommate in Graham Hall
5:30 p.m. Dinner with Roommate and Guided Roommate Conversation
9 p.m. Floor Meeting in Residence Hall

****Important Note:  Each student is asked to schedule and complete an appointment with their academic advisor, business office, and financial aid officer during the first week of classes.

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