Parent Orientation Information 2013
The following dates and times are for Parent Orientation sessions for parents of all first-year students. These sessions are custom-tailored and Centre-specific sessions that will help to inform you about the best ways to help your student succeed at Centre!
Parents of Fall athletes and the new Bonner Scholars will have an orientation session on their move-in date. The other two orientation sessions will be for all other parents and are connected to the regular first-year move-in date. You are welcome to attend any of the sessions that work with your student’s schedule.
FALL ATHLETE/BONNER PARENT ORIENTATION DATES
Students check in on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center. All parent orientation sessions are in Vahlkamp Theatre, which is in the basement of Crounse Hall (the Library).
Tuesday, August 13
Student Check-in Campus Center 11 a.m. - Noon
(Men’s Soccer) Parent Orientation Vahlkamp Theatre 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, August 16
(Women’s Soccer) Student Check-in Campus Center 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(Volleyball, Field Hockey) Parent Orientation Vahlkamp Theatre 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 17
(Football, non-seniors) Student Check-in Campus Center 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Parent Orientation Vahlkamp Theatre 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, August 23
(New Bonners Student Check-in Campus Center 11 a.m. - Noon
(Cross Country) Parent Orientation Vahlkamp Theatre 2 - 3:30 p.m.
ORIENTATION DATES FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON FALL ATHLETIC TEAMS
Tuesday Evening, August 27th
We find that this session often works well for families who need to travel from some distance and are spending the night in Danville. Please note that students will NOT be allowed to move in to the residence halls until Wednesday, August 28th.
6:30 - 9 p.m. Students will have game time in the Campus Center.
6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Services Fair for Parents – Young Hall, front hallway.
Numerous college offices will have representatives present to answer your questions. Refreshments provided.
7:30 - 9 p.m. Parent Orientation Session – Young 113.
Wednesday, August 28th - Move-in Day Orientation
For parents who are not here on Tues. night, the session on Wed. afternoon will cover the same subjects. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS. It is your choice as to which orientation session you attend.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Student check-in and move-in Campus Center. All first-year students who are not Fall athletes check in and move in at this time.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch in Cowan Dining Hall or downtown on your own.
2 - 2:30 p.m. President’s Welcome and Introductions Norton Center.
2:30 - 4 p.m. Parent Orientation Session Norton Center.
4 - 4:30 p.m. Services Fair for Parents – Norton Center Foyer. Numerous college offices will have representatives present to answer your questions. Refreshments provided.
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Family goodbye time! (At your student’s residence hall).
NOTE: We hope you will take advantage of “goodbye time” to make your farewells and to leave your student in our good hands! They will be scheduled very heavily during these first few days, both to focus and inform them, as they begin their transition. We strongly encourage you to take your leave at this time so that they can focus on the activities that we have planned.
Also, in the past some parents have asked if they might return to attend the Opening Convocation ceremony on the Sunday evening before classes begin, and while it certainly isn’t a closed event, its purpose is to give the College community a time to come together and to welcome in our new students. It is not traditionally attended by parents or other guests.