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2017 OVU New Student Orientation - Aug 16-20

OVU Compass is an orientation program for all new OVU students (freshman, transfers, commuters, residents). Your first year at Ohio Valley University is very important to your ultimate success as a college student. We've carefully designed this program with many exciting first year activities to help you to get the most out of your time on campus.

The major components of the First Year include:

  • COMPASS: New Student Orientation the first week, designed to familiarize you with OVU policies and culture, and to help you meet new friends and university staff.
    Transfer Students: It is recommended that you participate in all Compass Orientation activities.
  • UNIVERSITY 101: designed and coordinated by Student Success staff, and taught by various faculty, who will--along with a student mentor--guide and provide you opportunities for personal reflection and enhancing your life and study skills.
    NOTE: The highlighted activities on the schedule below (also marked with an asterisk) are considered part of your attendance for University 101 and will comprise approx. 15% of your grade.

When Should I Arrive?

All new students are to check in between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM on August 16.

  • If you did not pre-register in June or July, you will be registering on August 16.
  • If you are living on campus this year, move-in time is between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM on August 16.
NOTE TO ALL: Orientation activities start at 5:00 PM. See full schedule below.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Your day begins sometime between 9:00AM - 2:00PM.

We are excited to have you on campus!

5:00PM Family Cookout
Dining Hall - $8.00 for all non-OVU students
6:30PM Parent & New Student Information Session*
Roberts Hall
7:00PM Welcome from the President*
Roberts Hall
7:15PM Lost N Found Concert
Grand Central Church of Christ
10:00PM Mandatory Meeting for Residents*
Roberts Hall

Thursday, August 17, 2017

7:30AM

Breakfast

Dining Hall

8:30AM Community Worship
Roberts Hall
9:00AM

Bible Pre-Assessment*

Isom Academic Center / Room 139

10:00AM Who Are We/University Regulations*
Roberts Hall
10:30AM Title IX*
Roberts Hall
11:00AM Safety & Security*
Roberts Hall
12:00PM Lunch
Dining Hall
1:00PM Mixers and Ice Breakers*
Student Center
2:30PM Academic Prep*
Roberts Hall
3:00PM Q & A Student Panel
Roberts Hall
5:00PM Dinner
Dining Hall
6:30PM

Music Auditions

Room 11

8:00PM Performance: The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged*
South Campus / Erickson Theater
10:00PM Devo
TBD

Friday, August 18, 2017

7:30AM Breakfast
Dining Hall
8:30AM Community Worship
Roberts Hall
9:30AM Keynote Address (Alumni/Service Learning)*
Roberts Hall
10:00AM Helping Hands (Community Service)*
Community
12:00PM Lunch
Dining Hall
1:00PM Leadership & Involvement (Keynote Address)*
Roberts Hall
2:00PM Leadership & Involvement (Break Out Groups)*
Various Locations
5:00PM Dinner
Dining Hall
8:00PM Bowling*
Emerson Lanes
10:00PM Bonfire Devotional
Bonfire

Saturday, August 19, 2017

9:00AM Returning Students Move-In
Dorms & Huddock Fountain
12:00PM Brunch
Dining Hall
3:00PM Explore Marietta*
Marietta, OH
5:30PM Dinner in the Park*
Muskingham Park (Marietta, OH)
7:00PM Movie in Marietta
The Odyssey
10:30PM Singing in the Stairwell
Stairwell

Sunday, August 20, 2017

12:00PM Brunch
Dining Hall
2:00PM Special Interest Stations - You Pick!*
Various Locations
4:30PM Dinner
Dining Hall
7:00PM Ice Cream Social*
(sponsored by the OVU Student Government Association)

Dining Hall

Monday, August 21, 2017

8:00AM First Day of Classes Begin
OVU
11:00AM First Chapel
Roberts Chapel

Subject to change with notice. Revised 05/22/17

 

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