Event

2023 Family Orientation

Family Orientation for the 2023-2024 academic year will be August 23-25.

2023 Schedule

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Family Orientation Check In 
The Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
One of two options to check in for Orientation. You will receive important information regarding Orientation, including information for meeting with your student's holistic adviser.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
New Families Social
The Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Join the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement for a welcome reception for parents and other family members.

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Family Orientation Check In
Baker Sports Complex
Check in at the main entrance of Baker Sports Complex to receive important information regarding Orientation, including information for meeting with your student's holistic adviser. 

9:00 - 11:00 a.m
Orientation Fair
Baker Sports Complex
After you check in, visit with representatives of different college departments and programs who will be available to answer questions and describe their services.

9:00 - 10:30 a.m
Optional Campus Tours
Baker Sports Complex
Optional Campus Tours will be leaving from the entrance of Baker at 9:00, 9:30, and 10:00. Signups not required.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Opening Session
Baker Sports Complex
New students and their families will kick-off orientation with a special welcome from President Doug Hicks and other campus leaders. 

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Meet the Deans
Baker Sports Complex
The vice president of student life and dean of students, vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty, and other campus administrators will address families and answer questions.

4:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Campus Partner Resource Sessions
Families are invited to attend panel discussions hosted by various offices designed to answer common questions regarding college programs and resources. Each session will last 45 minutes. 

4:00 - 4:45pm Session Options

Meet the Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Red Ventures Athletic Club, Baker Sports Complex
Mechanics of Money - Room 210, E. Craig Wall Jr Academic Center
Student Support Resources -Hamilton W McKay Atrium, E. Craig Wall Jr Academic Center 
Beyond Davidson - 900 Room, Alvarez College Union (3rd Floor)
Davidson In The World - Sprinkle Room, Alvarez College Union (4th Floor)

5:00 - 5:45pm Session Options

Scholar-Athlete Panel - Red Ventures Athletic Club, Baker Sports Complex
Mechanics of Money - Room 210, E. Craig Wall Jr Academic Center
Student Support Resources - Hamilton W McKay Atrium, E. Craig Wall Jr Academic Center 
Beyond Davidson - 900 Room, Alvarez College Union (3rd Floor)
Davidson In The World - Sprinkle Room, Alvarez College Union (4th Floor)

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Friday, August 25, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Group meeting with your student’s holistic adviser 
Holistic advisers' names and locations for these meetings will be distributed during Family Orientation Check In on Thursday, August 25. 

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
President’s Reception
President's Backyard
Rain Location: Lilly Family Gallery

Hosted by President Doug Hicks

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Farewell Picnic
Chambers Lawn
Rain Location: Baker Sports Complex
Be our guest for lunch under the trees with your student before going home. 

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Kitchen Tour
Vail Commons
For students and family members of students with food allergies and special dietary needs, a tour of the kitchen and information on the Food Allergy Policy will be offered at Vail Commons.

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