Extended orientation is designed to address immediate issues and obstacles students face adjusting to campus life and provide impactful learning and skill development applicable to both the experience on campus and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society. Extended orientation teaches self-sufficiency, time management, wellness, resiliency, active listening, empathy, community building, bystander intervention and similar skills that benefit all individuals and communities. Extended orientation is composed of the following mandatory sessions during fall term for first-year students.
Week 1 (Sept. 10-12) – Academic Integrity (EC)
Week 2 (Sept. 17-19) – No Class.
September 23 (Sunday) at 5, 6, or 7pm in Stackhouse - Younity (upper-division Greek and independent student leaders)
Week 3 (Sept. 24-26) – Transitions (PCs)
Week 4 (Oct. 1-3) – Social Responsibility (Promise Committee)
Week 5 (Oct. 8-10) – No Class. Reading Days Oct. 11-12.
(part 2 of AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention are due 45 days after completing part 1 by Aug. 30)
Week 6 (Oct. 15-17) – No Class
Week 7 (Oct. 22-24) – Diversity, Inclusion, and Community (trained students/faculty/staff)
Week 8 (Oct. 29-31) – No Class
November 4 (Sunday) at 5, 6, or 7pm in Stackhouse – Career and Professional Development
Week 9 (Nov. 5-7) – Career and Professional Development (Career Fellows)
Week 10 (Nov. 12-14) – No Class
Week 11 (Nov. 26-28) – Diversity, Inclusion, and Community (trained students/faculty/staff)
Week 12 (Dec. 3-5) – Revisiting Honor - Taking Exams at W&L (EC)