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Freshman Compass - Aug 16-25

NOTE:

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Your first year at Ohio Valley University is a critical one to your success personally and professionally, which is why we have carefully designed an orientation program entitled FRESHMAN COMPASS and many important first year activities to help you to get the most out of this important year.

The major components of the First Year include:

  • FRESHMAN COMPASS: Mandatory Orientation the first week, designed to familiarize you with OVU policies and culture, and to help you meet new friends and university staff;
     
  • FRESHMAN FOCUS (University 101) designed and coordinated by Student Success staff, and taught by various faculty, who will (along with a student mentor) guide you and provide the opportunity for personal reflection and expansion of life and study skills;

FRESHMAN COMPASS 2014

Ohio Valley University welcomes the Class of 2018! As your exciting academic journey begins, become oriented to university life and the culture of OVU.

NOTE: The highlighted activities (also marked with an asterisk)  are mandatory and comprise about 16% of the student's grade in Freshman Focus.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014

9:00AM Residents Check-in/Move-in Begins (Check in Ends 3PM)
Huddock Fountain
2:30PM Commuter Check-in
Huddock Fountain
3:30PM Welcome Celebration/Parent Q&A
Roberts Hall
5:00PM Family Cookout
Dining Hall
7:00PM Hypnotist - Josh McVicar
Roberts Hall
10:00PM Mandatory Meeting for Residents/Devotional
Roberts Hall

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014

1:00PM Who are We/University Regulations*
Cronin Leadership Room
1:30PM Bible Testing - All New Students*
Cronin Leadership Room
2:15PM Placement Screening (as needed)
Computer Labs
2:30PM On-Campus Games & Activities*
TBA
4:00PM Dinner
Dining Hall
8:30PM Board Games
Commons

MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014

1:00PM Helping Hands Community*
TBA
4:00PM Breakout Sessions to Discuss Service Learning*
TBA
5:00PM OVU Community Night Dinner
Dining Hall
7:00PM Lost-n-Found Concert
TBA
10:00PM Devotional
TBA

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014

9:00AM Registration: General Panel Discussions - Deans
Roberts Hall
9:30AM Registration: Pre-Advising Meetings by Major
TBA
10:00AM Registration by Cohort
Advisor and Staff Offices
12:00PM Lunch
Dining Hall
1:00PM Registration by Cohort
Advisor and Staff Offices
5:00PM Mystery Hospitality Night Dinner*
Dining Hall
8:00PM 80's Themed Skate Party
Skate Country
10:00PM Devotional
TBA

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014

8:00AM Registration: Early Bird Special - Financial Aid & Business Office
Staff Offices
9:00AM Registration by Cohort
Staff Offices
12:00PM Lunch
Dining Hall
2:00PM General Sessions*
Robert Hall
3:00PM Concurrent Sessions*
TBA
5:00PM Dinner
Dining Hall

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014

9:00AM Transfers Move-in (Check in ends 2PM)
Huddock Fountain
9:00AM Day Trip (Boxed Lunches)*
Off-Campus, Hocking Hills/Athens, OH

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014

8:00AM Transfer Registration by Cohort
Advisor and Staff Offices
12:00PM Lunch
Dining Hall
12:00PM Back to School Shopping
Off-Campus, Grand Central Mall
5:00PM Service Learning Banquet*
Dining Hall
7:00PM Bowling
Emerson Lanes
10:00PM Devotional
TBA

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014

12:00PM Brunch
Dining Hall
1:00PM Introduction of Sports Teams
Snyder Athletic Center, South Campus
1:30PM Volleyball
Snyder Athletic Center, South Campus
3:00PM Women's Soccer Scrimmage
Soccer Field
5:00PM Tail Gate Party/Dinner
Dining Hall
5:30PM Men's Soccer Scrimmage
Soccer Field
8:00PM "Hogmanay"
OVU Student Center, South Campus

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014

12:00PM Lunch
Dining Hall
1:00PM Afternoon in Marietta
Off-Campus, Marietta, OH
7:30PM Ice Cream Social (sponsored by the OVU Student Government Association)
Dining Hall

MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014

8:00AM First Day of Classes Begin
OVU
11:00AM First Chapel
Roberts Chapel
7:00PM OVU Expo*
Alumni Gymnasium

Subject to change with notice. Revised 08/08/14

 

NOTE:

Due to the limited inventory of hotel rooms in our area at this time, be sure to make reservations well in advance. For a listing of local area hotels click [HERE].