MALANA Pre-Orientation (Pre-O) Program

MALANA Pre-O will be held on August 16-18, 2014
“Being a part of the MALANA Pre-Orientation Program allowed me to learn about the vast opportunities available here at IWU, as well as introduced me to my peers in a laid back interactive atmosphere, creating friendships that will last forever.” 
“I feel like I've learned so much about myself and the viewpoints of others. There were many eye opening experiences and I think those have helped me to be more open to seeing diversity in many different forms.”

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What is MALANA Pre-Orientation or Pre-O?

Each year the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) hosts the MALANA Pre-Orientation (Pre-O) program for incoming American (Multiracial, African-American, Latino-Hispanic, Asian-American and Native American) IWU students free of charge.

Pre-O introduces first-year students to our diverse community and provides them with an opportunity to meet and interact with new and returning students who will serve as mentors. Faculty and administrators will present a series of activities and workshops that will assist students in establishing a network of peer connections and help them gain familiarity with important academic, social, and cultural supports.

Pre-O is designed to assist new multicultural students in their transition to Illinois Wesleyan University. This program complements the University's new student orientation (Turning Titan) program by presenting students with a preview of campus life.

Benefits of MALANA Pre-O:  This orientation is an opportunity for students to:

  • Move into your assigned residence hall early. Beat the rush!
  • Learn how to succeed at Illinois Wesleyan
  • Meet other multicultural students and develop new friendships
  • Ropes Course initiatives & Team building
  • Make connections with faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Gain academic tools that benefit you in the transition from high school to college
  • Participation in interactive informational sessions
  • Learn more about the support services offered at Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Celebrate and appreciate diversity
  • Explore the Bloomington-Normal community

MALANA Pre-O Information:      


Make sure you also check out information about Turning Titan: New Student Orientation 2014 at

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