Welcome Week starts on Monday, September 9, and ends Saturday, Sept 14, 2024.


Below is the MOVE-IN DAY Welcome Events and Schedule from last year so you can see the types of activities we'll have planned for 2024. Families and supporters should plan to enjoy the day, lunch and dinner on our Lawrence University campus and be prepared to say goodbye Monday after dinner as your students will be launching into the New Student Kick-Off Event at 7 p.m. Students will be busy until after 10 p.m. If you are staying in town and wish to say goodbye on Tuesday, please plan to do so by breakfast time. Students will be kicking off into their Orientation Experiences at 10 a.m.

To view maps of the campus, please visit the Campus Maps area of our site.

Please note: 1) Updates to these schedules could occur between publish date and the day of the events due to unforseeable changes. The date and time of updates (if any) will be listed below the section title. 2) A print-ready PDF schedule of each day's events is provided at the beginning of each section that looks like the preview below. 3) A supplemental schedule for International Student Orientation is available.

Welcome Week 2023 Tuesday Schedule

 

    President's Welcome 2023

    This live stream of the President's Welcome will be live just before 3 p.m. Central. 

    Follow us on social for coverage throughout the week!


    Tuesday, September 5

    Updated 9/1/2023 at 7:10 a.m.

     

    Move Into Residence Halls (S,F)
    9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Conservatory Orientation Help Desk(S,F)
    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Open for questions, locker assignments, and to assist with ensemble audition and placement test sign-ups

    Student Life Panel - Repeated Sessions (F)
    11-11:45 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m. | Warch Campus Center - Cinema (204)
    Engage with partners from Student Life about your student's residential experience.

    Family Lunch (S, F)
    Noon-1:30 p.m. | Warch Campus Center - Andrew Commons
    Free to all students, families and supporters.

    First Generation Celebration Luncheon (S, F)
    12:15-1:30 p.m. | Warch Campus Center - Somerset Room (324)
    Free to all students, families and supporters of First-Gen Students. RSVP by 8/15 by completing this form

    Campus & Community Resource Fair (S, F)
    12:30-2 p.m. | Warch Campus Center - Mead Witter (226)
    Stop by to visit with campus and community partners and learn more about connecting to our resources.

    Campus Tour (S, F)
    1:30-2:45 p.m. | Chapman Hall
    Meet on the first floor near Admissions.

    President's Welcome (S, F)
    3-4 p.m. | Lawrence Memorial Chapel (Location changed)
    All students, families & supporters are encouraged to attend. This will also be live-streamed. Link to follow. (Students line up at 2:40pm by the Brokaw Bridge to process through arch. Familes and supporters are welcome to line the walkway then follow to Memorial Chapel.)

    Family & Supporter Reception (F)
    4-5 p.m. | Music-Drama Center, Lobby (Location changed)
    Families & supporters join us for light drinks and refreshments.

    Class Of 2027 Class Picture (S)
    4:15-5 p.m. | Chapel Stairs
    Students will proceed across College Avenue after the President's Welcome.

    Transfer Student Meetings(S)
    4:15-5 p.m. | Memorial Hall - Diversity & Intercultural Center

    Family Dinner & Send-Off (S, F)
    5-6:45 p.m. | Warch Campus Center - Andrew Commons
    Free to all students, families and supporters. Enjoy a meal together before you say goodbye and launch your students into their Welcome Week Activities!

    New Student Kickoff (S)
    7-7:30 p.m. | Stansbury Theater
    New Student Welcome Week Kickoff Event.

    Campus-Wide Scavenger Hunt (S)
    7:30-9 p.m. | Lawrence Campus
    Start with Orientation Groups at Stansbury Theater.

    New Student Floor Meetings with CAs (S)
    9-10 p.m. | Assigned Residence Hall

    Late Night Snack (S)
    10 p.m. | Residence Hall Lobbies


    Wednesday, September 6

    Updated 9/1/2023 at 7:12 a.m.

     

    Breakfast (R)
    7:30-9:30 a.m. | Warch Campus Center-Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    Personal Time
    8-10 a.m. | Various Locations

    • Personal Wellness & Reflection
    • Conservatory Practice
    • Athletic Practices (P)
    • 8-10 a.m.: 1-1 Advising Appointments (P)
    • 8-9:50 a.m.: Basic Keyboard Skills (BKS) Exams (P)

    Conservatory Orientation Help Desk(S,F)
    8-10 a.m.
    Open for questions, locker assignments, and to assist with ensemble audition and placement test sign-ups

    Orientation Experience Programming (R)
    10 a.m.-Noon | Various Locations On and Off Campus
    Orientation Experience placement and any special instructions will be shared at check-in.

    Lunch (R)
    Noon-1:30 p.m. | Warch Campus Center-Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    • Noon-1:30 p.m.: Basic Keyboard Skills (BKS) Exams (P)
    • Noon-2 p.m.: Placement Auditions for Voice Lessons (P)

    Orientation Experience Programming (R)
    1:30-5 p.m. | Various Locations On and Off Campus
    Orientation Experience placement and any special instructions will be shared at check-in.

    Dinner (R)
    5-7:30 p.m. | Warch Campus Center-Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    • 5-6:30 p.m.: Basic Keyboard Skills (BKS) Exams (P)
    • 5-6 p.m.: Welcome Week Choir Rehearsal (P)

    Connect & Engage Programming
    7-10 p.m. |Various Locations

    • 7-8:30 p.m.: Welcome Gathering For All Musicians (Memorial Chapel) (E)
      An evening for all musicians to meet with Dean Pertl to get to know each other, do some deep listening, and have fun. Everyone who wants to make music at Lawrence is welcome to attend this gathering. Music majors of all types are required to attend.
    • 7-9 p.m.: Warch Campus Center Takeover (E)
      Come get a sample of life at Lawrence as we kick off welcome week! Various activities, crafts, and takeaways provided.
    • 9-10 p.m.: Mentalist Eric Dittelman (WarchCampusCenter-SomersetRoom)(E)
      Join us for an interactive show with a unique blend of mind reading with stand-up and improv comedy that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats and leave your jaws dropped in amazement. You don't want to miss this!

    Late Night Snack (E)
    10 p.m. | Warch Campus Center - Outside by bridge


    Thursday, September 7

     

    Breakfast (R)
    7:30-9:30 a.m. | Warch Campus Center-Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    Personal Time
    8-10 a.m. | Various Locations

    • Personal Wellness & Reflection
    • Conservatory Practice
    • Athletic Practices (P)

    Orientation Experience Programming (R)
    10 a.m.-Noon | Various Locations On and Off Campus
    Orientation Experience placement and any special instructions will be shared at check-in.

    Lunch (R)
    Noon-1:30 p.m. | Warch Campus Center-Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    • 12-2 p.m.: Placement Auditions for Piano (Music-Drama - 146) (P)
    • 12-2 p.m.: Placement Auditions for Voice Lessons (P)
    • 12:45-1:30 p.m.: Pre-Health Information Session (Youngchild - 121) (E)
    • 12-1:30 p.m.: Choir Auditions (P)

    Academic & Co-curricular Programming (E)
    1:30-5 p.m.

    • 1:30-5 p.m.: ALEKS Math Placement Assessment (Briggs Hall - 4th Floor) (P)

    • 1:30-5 p.m.: 1-1 Academic Advising Appointments (P)

    • 1:30-5 p.m.: Personal Wellness & Reflection, Rest, Community Exploration (E)

    • 1:30-4 p.m.: Choir Auditions (P)

    • 3-5 p.m.: Campus Offices Open House - Passport for SWAG (E) -Stop by and get started at any of these locations. (D& IC, Library, SEAL, Registrar, Student Services, Raymond House or I-House.) Move location to location, get your passport stamped, then drop off your passport in the boxes at Warch Campus Center Info Desk by 12pm Friday to be entered for a SWAG Drawing at our First Year Dinner.

    • 3-4 p.m.: Small Group Advising: Composition (Music-Drama 146) (P)

    • 4-5 p.m.: Small Group Advising: Conservatory/Studio/Department (P)

    • BA Music (Shattuck - 4)

    • Brass/Percussion (Shattuck - 46)

    • Piano (Music-Drama - 254)

    • Strings (Shattuck - 156)

    • Voices (Shattuck - 163)

    • Woodwind (Music-Drama - 259)

    Dinner (R)
    5-7:30 p.m. | Warch Campus Center-Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    • 5-6 p.m.: Welcome Week Choir Rehearsal (P)
    • 6-7 p.m.: Transfer Student Dinner (P)

    Connect & Engage Programming
    7-10 p.m. | Various Locations

    • 7-10 p.m.: Casino Night (Warch Campus Center-Somerset & Pusey Rooms) (E)
      Come and play a variety of Casino games with the chance to win prizes! Games include Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Slots, Bingo, Board Games, and more! Join your friends and learn to play!

    Late Night Snack (E)
    10 p.m. | Warch Campus Center - Outside by bridge


    Friday, September 8

    Updated 9/1/2023 at 11:02 a.m.

     

    Breakfast (R)
    7:30-9:30 a.m. | Warch Campus Center - Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    Personal Time
    8-10 a.m.

    • Personal Wellness & Reflection
    • Conservatory Practice Time
    • Athletic Practices (P)
    • 8-10 a.m.: Academic Advising Appointments (P)
    • 8-1 a.m.: Choir Auditions (P)

    Campus Tours w/Orientation Leaders (R)
    10-11 a.m. | Various Locations
    Starting point will be communicated by your Orientation Leader.

    First Year Studies - First Class Meeting (R)
    11:10 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | Various Locations
    Check your schedule to determine where class meets.

    Lunch (R)
    12:20-1:30 p.m. | Warch Campus Center-Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    Academic & Co-curricular Programming (E)
    1:50-5 p.m. | Stansbury Theater

    • 1:50-3 p.m.: Speak About It Flagship Show (R)
    • 3-3:15 p.m.: Bias & Title IX Overview (R)
    • 3:15-4 p.m.: Small Group Speak About It Debrief (R)
    • 4-5:30 p.m.: Campus Tours with Orientation Leaders (R)

    Dinner (R)
    5-7:30 p.m. | Warch Campus Center-Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    • 5-6 p.m.: Choir Auditions (P)
    • 5:30-7 p.m.: FREE Shabbat Dinner at Spiritual and Religious Life Center (P)

    Connect & Engage Programming

    • 6-10 p.m.: Timber Rattlers Baseball Game (50 tickets available) (P)
    • 7-10 p.m.: Outdoor Big Group Games (Main Hall Green) (E)
      Let’s get moving! Come play a variety of big group games on campus with your peers!
    • 8-8:45 p.m., 9-9:45 p.m.: Lawrence Trivia (Warch Campus - Center-Somerset Room) (E)
      Join us for a round of Lawrence-themed trivia to learn more about your school and have an opportunity to win prizes!
    • 8-10 p.m.: Campfire Social (SLUG Garden Fire Pit) (E)
      Stop by the campfire to pause, meet new Lawrentians, and get warm!

    Late Night Snack (E)
    10 p.m. | Warch Campus Center - Outside by Bridge


    Saturday, September 9

    Updated 9/1/2023 at 7:20 a.m.

     

    Breakfast (R)
    7:30-9:30 a.m. | Warch Campus Center - Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    Personal Time
    8-9:30 a.m.

    • Personal Wellness & Reflection
    • Conservatory Practice Time
    • Athletic Practices (P)

    Appleton Farm Market with Orientation Leaders (R)
    9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Visit our Saturday morning market on College Avenue and learn about the sights, sounds and tastes that are available right next door.

    Diversity Engagement with IDEAS (R)
    10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Stansbury Theater
    Connect and engage with our IDEAS Division staff, led by Dr. Kenny E. Yarbrough. Here we'll explore the prevention and redress of discrimination, inter-group collaboration, empathy, and cultural competence as we work to create an environment in which all of the University community can reach their unique potential.

    Lunch (R)
    12:15-1:30 p.m. | Warch Campus Center-Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    LU Community Day (E)
    Noon-5 p.m.

    • Noon: LU Men's Soccer Game (The Banta Bowl) (E)
    • 12:30-5:30pm: Shuttle Bus Loop (Wriston Circle -> Banta Bowl -> Target -> Wriston Circle)
    • 1-5 p.m.: Trip to High Cliff State Park (E)
      Enjoy some exploration and time outdoors. Hiking, swimming and sunning, geocaching, and much more. Grab a group of people and head over. Busses will leave on a rotating schedule from LU at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Stay as little or as long as you'd like. Last bus will leave High Cliff State Park at 4:30pm.
    • 3 p.m.: LU Women's Soccer Game (The Banta Bowl) (E)
    • 4-5 p.m.: Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra Auditions (P)

    Dinner (R)
    5-7:30 p.m. | Warch Campus Center-Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    • 5-8 p.m.: Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra Auditions

    Blu's Welcome Bash (E)
    7-10 p.m. | Main Hall Green
    ALL students, faculty & staff are welcome to join us as we celebrate the end of welcome week and kick off the 2023-2024 academic year! This community building event will have lots of fun activities - headphone disco, inflatables, snacks, games, tye dye, giveaways, and more!

    Late Night Snack (E)
    9-10 p.m. | Topper's Pizza on the Main Hall Green


    Sunday, September 10

     

    Breakfast (R)
    7:30-9:30 a.m. | Warch Campus Center - Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    Personal Time
    8-10 a.m.

    • Personal Wellness & Reflection
    • Conservatory Practice Time
    • Athletic Practices (P)

    Dean of Students & LUCC Connections (R)
    10-10:30 a.m. | Stansbury Theater
    Engage with our Dean of Students, Dr. Brittany Bell, regarding policy, the student handbook, and behavioral expectations and processes. Also learn more about our Lawrence University Community Council - their role on campus and how you can get involved. **Please bring your laptop, chromebook or tablet to this session.**

    Technology Connections at LU
    10:30-11:15 a.m. | Stansbury Theater
    Engage with our Associate Vice President for Enrollment, Dr. Ashley Lewis, to learn more about our NAVIGATE system (and APP) and how you'll be using it during your educational experience at Lawrence. You'll also be breaking out to work with your Orientation Leaders to make sure your technology is ready to go and you are set up for success. **Please bring your laptop, chromebook or tablet to this session.**

    Campus Tours with Orientation Leaders (R)
    11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

    Lunch (R)
    12:15-1:30 p.m. | Warch Campus Center-Andrew Commons
    Free to all students.

    LU Connections Across the River (E)
    2-5 p.m. | Alexander Gym
    Students will walk over to the Alexander Gym area with their Orientation Leaders. Programming will begin promptly at 2pm. We will share an afternoon including: a speaker, large and small group games, team building activities, and tours of our facilities across the river.

    First Year Dinner (R)
    6-8 p.m. | Warch Campus Center-Somerset & Pusey Rooms
    Closing Event where we share a meal, celebrate you, and lay the foundation for you to move forward in your academic endeavors at Lawrence University. (Smart Casual Attire suggested)