Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

New residential students move in on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 

 

Welcome Week is designed to help you become acclimated with campus life, settle in and meet new people. It’s also a time to kick back and have fun. Follow the link to Welcome Week above, and follow "Shenandoah University Student Life" on Facebook for Welcome Week events, photos, special offers and more.


Welcome Week 2013 begins on Move-In Day, Tuesday, Aug. 20, when new residential students check in at the residence halls between 9 a.m. and noon and commuter students check in at the Brandt Student Center.


If you are a residential student, you and your family will be greeted by a team of Shenandoah faculty, staff and students, who will direct traffic, help unload vehicles and carry boxes and bags to your room. As soon as you are checked into your hall, head over to the Brandt Student Center, where you’ll find everything to begin your college career: technology, parking permit, meal plan, the business office, etc. This is called Navigator, and it's a one-stop shop to help you on Move-In Day.


Commuter students should go directly to the Brandt Student Center on Tuesday, Aug. 20 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to join the residential students as staff work to help you get everything you need. 
By parking in the garage behind the student center, you can avoid traffic near the residence halls. Commuter students are also invited to a pre-Welcome Week cookout at the home of the Vice President of Student Life, Dr. Rhonda VanDyke Colby, on Aug. 15. Find all the details in the calendar below.

Later in the afternoon on the 20th, all new students participate in a New Student Convocation. Families and friends are encouraged to stay for the ceremony and the Family Farewell Dinner that follows. This dinner in the Allen Dining Hall gives everyone a chance to say good-bye, so you can officially begin your college experience.


Before classes begin on Monday, Aug. 26, you will be busy with academic sessions, a few mandatory meetings, community service projects, and lots of social gatherings. Conservatory students have auditions during this time, too.


If you have any questions, contact the Division of Student Life at (540) 665-4863 or studentlife@su.edu

Arts & Sciences Schedule

The College of Arts & Sciences schedules Welcome Week activities that encourage its students to make connections and explore majors. Meet your dean, Dr. Cal Allen, and professors. Welcome Week events for the College of Arts & Sciences are listed below, and you’ll receive a printed copy on Move-In Day.   ARTS & SCIENCES Wednesday,…Read More

Nursing & Respiratory Care Schedule

Welcome Week for nursing and respiratory care students consists of informative and social gatherings at both the Winchester and Leesburg campuses. You will meet with instructors and spend time learning about your program. Welcome Week events for nursing and respiratory care are listed below, and you’ll receive a printed copy when you check-in.   NURSING…Read More

Conservatory Schedule

In addition to common Welcome Week events for all new students, conservatory students will be busy with auditions. Welcome Week events for Shenandoah Conservatory are listed below, and you’ll receive a printed copy on Move-In Day.    CONSERVATORY Wednesday, Aug. 21 / Freshman Conservatory Student Orientation is from 9 to 10 a.m. in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre.…Read More

Business School Schedule

The Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business Welcome Week schedule gives you opportunities to meet fellow students and connect with faculty and your dean, Dr. Miles Davis. Welcome Week events for the business school are listed below, and you’ll receive a printed copy on Move-In Day.   BUSINESS SCHOOL Wednesday, Aug. 21 / New…Read More

Your Welcome Week Checklist

Have you… met your academic advisor? bought your textbooks and other school supplies? picked up you SU I.D. card (if you don’t already have it)? bought your parking permit?  submitted all health forms to the Wilkins Wellness Center? picked up you laptop and iPad? organized yourself and your schedule? met someone new? decorated your room?…Read More

Below are non-academic events already planned for new students.

Returning students are invited to start attending events as of Saturday, Aug. 24. 

STUDENT LIFE-SPECIFIC EVENTS

(academic Welcome Week schedules are separate)

Thursday, Aug. 15 / Have Car, Will Travel Cookout is a special event for first-year and new transfer students who will not be living in residence halls. New commuter students are invited to this pre-Welcome Week cookout at 6 p.m. at the Winchester home of Vice President for Student Life Rhonda VanDyke Colby. Send an RSVP e-mail to studentlife@su.edu by Aug. 8, so event details and directions can be sent to you. Questions? Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Wednesday, Aug. 14 / Move-In Day for Student-Athletes #1 is from noon to 3 p.m. for the football team and cheerleader squad only. Contact reslife@su.edu

Wednesday, Aug. 14 / Navigator from noon to 3 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center is a one-stop shop for student-athletes who arrived today. The following offices will be co-located in the BSC: Academics, Auxiliary Services (I.D. cards), Business Office, Campus Mail, Department of Public Safety, Financial Aid, Housing, Institutional Computing (technology), Payroll (work study forms), Registrar, Smith Library and Student Accounts. Contact studentlife@su.edu

Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 14 & 15 / Hornets Cheerleading Tryouts are from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14, in the old armory building located between Shenandoah’s Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre and its Halpin-Harrison Hall. Participants who make it through the first cut will return for the second day of tryouts on Thursday. To receive more information and an application, contact Head Coach Stacey Chatman at schatman68@aol.com

Thursday, Aug. 15 / Move-In Day for New International Students is between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Contact reslife@su.edu

Thursday, Aug. 15 / Fall Semester Payment is due today.

Friday, Aug. 16 / Move-In Day for Student-Athletes #2 is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for volleyball, field hockey and men’s and women’s soccer only. Contact reslife@su.edu

Friday, Aug. 16 / Division of Physical Therapy Hooding Ceremony begins at 3 p.m. in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. Contact Connie Fitzgerald at 540/665-5521 or cfitzger@su.edu

Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16 to 18 / New International Student Orientation events are held across campus. Contact International Student Advisor Betty Wardrope at bwardrop@su.edu

Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16 to 18 / Hornets Cheerleading Camp is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. To receive more information and a tryout application, contact Head Coach Stacey Chatman at schatman68@aol.com

Sunday, Aug. 18 / Move-In Day for Student-Athletes #3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is for the men’s and women’s cross country team. Contact reslife@su.edu

Sunday, Aug. 18 / Move-In Day for New Pharmacy Students is from 1 to 4 p.m. Contact reslife@su.edu

Monday, Aug. 19 / Move-In Day for JustFaith Students is between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Returning JustFaith students should arrive at 9:30 a.m.; new JustFaith students should arrive at 10 a.m. Team building begins at 10:30 a.m. Contact spirituallife@su.edu or reslife@su.edu

Monday, Aug. 19 / Move-In Day for Student Leaders is from 1 to 4 p.m. Student leaders helping with the Aug. 20 Move-In Day include pep band members, FYS mentors, Orientation Leaders, Institutional Computing and Navigator student-volunteers. Contact reslife@su.edu

Monday, Aug. 19 / Trip to Camp Highroad & Ropes Course leaves campus at 1 p.m. Students in the JustFaith program head to Middleburg, Va., to tackle outdoor team-building challenges. There may be room for a few other students, too. Contact the Office of Spiritual Life at 540/535-3546 or spirituallife@su.edu FREE

Monday, Aug. 19 / Pep Band Welcome Week Rehearsal for returning members is from 7 to 10 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall. Pizza and sodas will be served, beginning around 6 p.m. Contact Assistant Student Director Alex Radabaugh at aradabau10@su.edu

Tuesday, Aug. 20 / Move-In Day for New Residential Students is from 9 a.m. until noon. Begin at the Smith Library parking lot, and you will be directed where to go. Residence Life staff will greet students in their residence hall. Then, students, their family and friends head to the Brandt Student Center to complete all other tasks at Navigator.

Tuesday, Aug. 20 / Navigator (#2) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center is a one-stop shop for new students who arrived today. The following offices will be co-located in the BSC: Academics, Auxiliary Services (I.D. cards), Business Office, Campus Mail, Department of Public Safety, Financial Aid, Institutional Computing (technology), Payroll (work study forms), Registrar, Smith Library and Student Accounts. Contact studentlife@su.edu

Tuesday, Aug. 20 / Move-In Day Family Lounge is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Game Room. Shoot pool. Play ping pong. Watch TV. Siblings, friends, grandparents and anyone who came along for the ride today are invited to relax and enjoy refreshments while the new college student takes care of Move-In Day tasks. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Tuesday, Aug. 20 / New Student Convocation begins at 4 p.m. in the Smith Library Plaza. All new students are required to participate, and they must be seated by 3:50 p.m. President Tracy Fitzsimmons will greet each student as they walk across the stage and officially welcome them to Shenandoah. Family and friends of new students are encouraged to attend this special event that marks the beginning of college life for the Class of 2017. Contact studentlife@su.edu

Tuesday, Aug. 20 / Family Farewell Dinner begins at 5 p.m. in the Allen Dining Hall. New students will use their meal plans. Family members and friends will be given FREE meal tickets at Navigator. After dinner, it’s time for families and friends to head home. Contact studentlife@su.edu

Tuesday, Aug. 20 / “Party in da House” begins at 8:30 p.m. in the Funk/Gore, Parker, Racey, and University Inn lobbies. There’s a party in every lobby of all first-year residence halls, and all new students are invited to make the party circuit. Enjoy food in every hall and meet new people, including nine in particular who are the subject of a “people search” scavenger hunt. Find those people, get their signatures, and go claim a prize from the man sitting in a chair outside Racey Hall. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE 

Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 20 to 23 / If You Love Thrift Stores... Shenandoah Salvage Co. is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Cooley Hall, Room 203. Need something for your room? Don’t spend a penny! The Shenandoah Salvage Co. is a campus swap shop full of school supplies, household goods, clothes, books, movies, CDs, technology and non-perishable food – and it’s all FREE. Contact studentlife@su.edu 

Tuesday through Sunday, Aug. 20 to 25 / Welcome Week “Where’s Waldo?” invites students to photograph Waldo in as many places as possible between 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Deliver all photos to Student Life Information Coordinator Cathy Kuehner in her Brandt Student Center office (Room 208) after 2 p.m. Sunday, or send them as you take them throughout Welcome Week to studentlife@su.edu In order to be eligible for this game, the deadline for all Waldo photos to be delivered electronically or in person is 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26. The student(s) who submits the most photos of Waldo at various locations wins a super cool prize.

Wednesday, Aug. 21 / Early Morning Walk at Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve begins at 6 a.m. when a van departs from the Brandt Student Center; van returns to campus by 8 a.m. Enjoy a sunrise while walking along a flat, paved mile-long pathway and eat breakfast there, too (provided). Visit winchestergreencircle.com/plan-a-visit/circle-sections/abrams-creek-wetlands-preserve/ Space is limited to the first 10 students who sign up for this hike. Sign up at the Recreation Information Center table in the Brandt Student Center rotunda between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Move-In Day, Aug. 20. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Wednesday, Aug. 21 / ACADEMIC BLOCK is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See separate academic schedules.

Wednesday, Aug. 21 / Move-In Day for Returning Conservatory Students & Student-Athletes #2 is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact reslife@su.edu

Wednesday, Aug. 21 / Navigator (#3) from noon to 3 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center is a one-stop shop for returning students who moved in today as well as new nursing and respiratory care students. The following offices will be co-located in the BSC: Academics, Auxiliary Services (I.D. cards), Business Office, Campus Mail, Department of Public Safety, Financial Aid, Institutional Computing (technology), Registrar, Smith Library and Student Accounts. Contact studentlife@su.edu

Wednesday, Aug. 21 / Student Life 411 Session begins at 2:30 p.m. in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. Attendance is required for ALL new residential, transfer and commuter students. Contact studentlife@su.edu

Wednesday, Aug. 21 / CONSERVATORY THEORY TESTS & DANCE PLACEMENT from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 21 / Work Study Orientation begins at 4 p.m. in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium. This is one of two Work Study Orientations offered this week, and all students who qualified for work study jobs are required to attend one of the two meetings. (The other is on Aug. 22.)

Wednesday, Aug. 21 / Residence Hall Meetings begin at 7 p.m. in each hall. Attendance is required for all new residential students, who go only to the meeting in the hall where they live. Contact reslife@su.edu

Wednesday, Aug. 21 / Zumba Sampler Class is from 8 to 9 p.m. at the East Campus Commons ballroom. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Wednesday, Aug. 21 / “Make a Splash” Pool Party begins at 8 p.m. at the East Campus Commons pool. (ECC is located east of main campus, past Shentel Stadium.) This is a social event for all new students – residential and commuters – featuring food, games, music, tours of an upperclass residence hall and, of course, a swimming pool for those who want to jump in. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Thursday, Aug. 22 / ACADEMIC BLOCK is from 9 a.m. to noon See separate academic schedules.

Thursday, Aug. 22 / CONSERVATORY AUDITIONS are from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 22 / “Shenandoah on the Shenandoah” takes new students – residential and commuter – to Cool Spring, a historic 195-acre property along the Shenandoah River in Clarke County, Va., rain or shine! Students will work in small teams to complete a variety of physical, intellectual and creative tasks in a cooperative and competitive setting. They should be prepared for an active afternoon spent outside. Water will be provided. Residence Life staff in each hall will notify students regarding their departure times; commuters will meet at the Brandt Student Center rotunda at one of two times. First bus leaves campus at 12:30 p.m. and returns to campus at 3:45 p.m. Second bus leaves at 2:30 p.m. and returns at 5:45 p.m. Visit Cool Spring Partnership Contact studentlife@su.edu  FREE

Thursday, Aug. 22 / Health & Life Sciences Building Foundation Celebration begins at 5 p.m. near the construction site and Mary M. Henkel Hall. President Tracy Fitzsimmons, members of the Board of Trustees, alumni and current students will sign their names on one of the steel I-beams that will be part of the building’s framework. The brief ceremony includes refreshments and souvenirs. RSVP to 540/678-4426.

Thursday, Aug. 22 / Deadline to Sign Up for Friday Movie Night is 7:30 p.m. today at the Brandt Student Center Information Desk. Shenandoah students are invited to enjoy a free movie and food in a theatre reserved just for them at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on Friday night, Aug. 24, but they must sign up in advance. This event is limited to the first 100 students who sign up; you must show your SU I.D. when you sign up. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Thursday, Aug. 22 / “Rock the Mic” featuring Don’t Look Down begins at 8 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall. All Shenandoah students – especially first-year students – are encouraged to bring their instruments and/or voices and present music, comedy, slam poetry, monologues, circus arts or whatever they love to do for this combination Open Mic Night and concert by the pop-punk band Don’t Look Down (SU students and alumni). Prizes will be awarded to the crowd’s favorite Open Mic performers. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Friday, Aug. 23 / Work Study Orientation begins at 10:30 a.m. Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium. This is one of two Work Study Orientations offered this week, and all students who qualified for work study jobs must attend one of the two meetings. (The other was on Aug. 21.)

Friday, Aug. 23 / Going Global Lunch begins at noon in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. All first-year students will eat lunch with their First-Year Seminar teachers. Contact Professor Amy Sarch at asarch@su.edu FREE

Friday, Aug. 23 / “Stop Hunger Now” Mission at 1 p.m. in the old armory building (next to the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre) invites all First-Year Seminar/Going Global students to volunteer two hours to pack meals for people in need in the U.S. and abroad. Contact spirituallife@su.edu

Friday, Aug. 23 / Pilate Sampler Class from 4 to 5 p.m. in the East Campus Commons ballroom. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Friday, Aug. 23 / Shenandoah Singers Auditions begin at 4 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 128. All Shenandoah students are invited to audition. Students will sing individually and within a group as well as sight read. Prepared selections are not required. Shenandoah Singers is a dynamic vocal group that performs an eclectic repertoire of a cappella jazz, pop and world music. Contact Dr. Jeffrey Marlatt at jmarlatt@su.edu

Friday, Aug. 23 / Shopping Shuttles begin running at 4 p.m., offering two shuttle vans to students who want to go shopping along S. Pleasant Valley Avenue. Final pick up is at 7:30 p.m., so everyone is back on campus no later than 8 p.m. Trips will start and end at the Brandt Student main entrance. Go to Apple Blossom Corners shopping center (Martin’s grocery store, Office Max, Kohl’s, Books-a-Million, Hair Cuttery, cosmetics stores and more); or go to the Winchester Commons shopping center (Pier I, Target, T.J. Maxx, Famous Footwear, Home Depot and more); or go to Winchester Station shopping center (Five Below, Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ross, Michaels and HHGregg). The van service is free, but students bring their own money for shopping. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Friday, Aug. 23 / Sunset Walk at Bears Den begins at 5 p.m. when a van departs from the Recreation Information Center at East Campus Commons and heads east to a section of the Appalachian Trail atop a mountain in Bluemont, Va. Enjoy a beautiful view of the Shenandoah Valley while eating dinner (provided). Be back on campus by 9 p.m. Visitwww.bearsdencenter.org/ Space is limited to the first 10 students who sign up for this hike. Sign up at the Recreation Information Center table in the Brandt Student Center rotunda between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Move-In Day, Aug. 20. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Friday, Aug. 23 / Movie Night at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema begins at 9 p.m. for Shenandoah students who are invited to enjoy a free movie and food in a theatre reserved just for them. This event is limited to the first 100 students who sign up by 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Brandt Student Center Information Desk; you must show your SU I.D. when you sign up. Then, meet the shuttle vans at the Brandt Student Center main entrance at 9 p.m. Friday; students who drive themselves must be in front of the Alamo by 9:20 p.m. Students must take SU I.D. to the Alamo, too. Movie will be announced. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE 

Saturday, Aug. 24 / Day Hike at White Oak Canyon begins at 8 a.m. when vans depart from the Recreation Information Center at East Campus Commons. Vans return to campus at 4 p.m. White Oak Canyon is an easy hike to a beautiful waterfall with a swimming hole, so wear a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet! Lunch is included. Visit www.hikingupward.com/snp/whiteoak/ Space is limited to the first 20 students who sign up for this hike. Sign up at the Recreation Information Center table in the Brandt Student Center rotunda between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Move-In Day, Aug. 20. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Saturday, Aug. 24 / Mission Possible invites students to go out into the Winchester/Frederick County community to do volunteer work from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Meet in Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall before 8:30 a.m. Contact the Office of Spiritual Life at 540/535-3546 or spirituallife@su.edu

Saturday, Aug. 24 / Move-In Day for All Returning Students (other than conservatory students, who returned on Aug. 21) is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact reslife@su.edu

Saturday, Aug. 24 / Turbo Sport Sampler Class is from 2 to 3 p.m. in the East Campus Commons ballroom. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Saturday, Aug. 24 / Downtown Plunge from 4:30 to 9 p.m. introduces new students to old town Winchester. Buses will be at the Brandt Student Center main entrance at 4:30 p.m. and begin transporting students to and from Shenandoah’s Feltner Building on the corner of Boscawen and Loudoun streets, making the 20-minute circuit continuously until the final bus returns to campus at 8:30 p.m. All First-Year Seminar students will enjoy dinner with their FYS faculty at great restaurants. First-Year students are required to attend. (Dinner reservations are at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.) Last bus leaves downtown – heading back to main campus – at 9 p.m. Everyone – all Shenandoah students, faculty, staff and the Winchester community – is invited to a FREE concert by The Weathervanes at 7 p.m. on the Old Courthouse steps. Hear music by The Weathervanes atwww.facebook.com/TheWeatherVanes Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE 

Saturday, Aug. 24 / BSC Blitz goes until 2 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center. Play ping pong and billiards; play Xbox, PlayStation and Wii on the BSC systems (yes, you can bring your own games!); and enjoy late-night snacks. The B-SAC downstairs has a performance stage, sofas, refrigerator and microwave so you can make you own fun there, too, and the BSC fitness room is open until 11 p.m. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Sunday, Aug. 25 / University Chapel @ Noon service is in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. The ecumenical service is open to all students, faculty, staff and members of the Winchester community. The UC@N discussion continues over brunch in the Allen Dining Hall. Contact spirituallife@su.edu

Sunday, Aug. 25 / Spirit Rally & Summer Fun Fest is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the campus quad. Play volleyball and corn hole, get wet on a giant slip-n-slide (wear bathing suits) and enjoy music provided by a deejay. Meet Shenandoah Hornets student-athletes, cheerleaders and the Buzzin’ Dozen Pep Band. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Sunday, Aug. 25 / Residence Hall Meetings begin at 5 p.m. in each hall. Attendance is required for residential students, who go only to the meeting in the hall where they live. Contact reslife@su.edu

Sunday, Aug. 25 / Alpha Psi Omega “Welcome Back Show” begins at 7 p.m. in Glaize Studio Theatre (in Ruebush Hall near the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre). Everyone is invited to this variety show hosted by the theatre fraternity APO. FREE