Office of Orientation Services

Turning Titan: New Student Orientation Schedule

Turning Titan: New Student Orientation is an exciting six day program where new IWU students get a chance to begin to build their community on campus, meet with their First Year Advisor, register for fall 2020 classes, become acquainted with campus, meet their Titan Orientation Leaders and much more!

Attendance for first year students is mandatory.

The dates of Turning Titan are Tuesday, August 11, 2020 through Sunday, August 16, 2020

Turning Titan Check-in takes place from 8am-Noon at the Hansen Center. See you there!

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Tues. 8/11/20
Time Event Location
8:00am - 12:00pm           Check In & Move-in (IDs) (First-year fall athletes and any students on campus for pre-orientation programs should check in from 10:30am - 12:00pm) Hansen Student Center
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch MC Bertholf Commons
2:00pm-4:00pm Keyboard Placement Exams   
4:30pm - 6:00pm Dinner with Titan Orientation Leader Groups (Students only from this point through the remainder of Turning Titan) 

Aspirations at Aspiration
MC Bertholf Commons/ Aspiration Fountain 
6:15pm - 7:00pm New Student Convocation Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall
7:00pm - 7:15pm Class Picture Eckley Quadrangle 
7:15pm - 8:15pm Orientation Group Meeting with Titan Orientation Leaders (TOLs) Individual Schedule, Various Classrooms (See your Turning Titan Handbook)
8:30pm - 9:15pm       Hall Floor Meetings Individual Schedule, Various Classrooms (See your Turning Titan Handbook)
9:30pm - 11:30pm Evening Social Event   Hansen Center Court
Wed. 8/12/20
Time Event Location
8:00am - 9:00am               Breakfast MC Bertholf Commons
9:30am - 10:15am Academics 101 Individual Schedules, Various Classrooms
10:30am - 11:00am Departmental Information Sessions Individual Schedules, Various Classrooms
11:15am - 12:00pm Group Advising Sessions Individual Schedules, Various Classrooms
12:15pm - 2:15pm 2nd Language Placement Exams (30 minute time blocks) Individual Schedules, Various Computer Labs
12:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch MC Bertholf Commons
1:30pm- 4:30pm Transfer Student Advising Appointments (if needed) Advisor's Office 
2:30pm - 3:15pm Pre-Professional Meetings  Individual Schedules, Various Classrooms
2:30pm- 3:15pm Advising Preperation Time On Own 
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner with TOL Group MC Bertholf Commons
6:30pm - 7:30pm Hall Floor Meetings  Individual Schedule, Various Classrooms (See your Turning Titan Handbook)
9:00pm - 10:15pm This Fast Trivia  Hansen Center Court
Thurs. 8/13/20
Time Event Location
8:00am - 9:00am           Breakfast MC Bertholf Commons
8:30am - 12:00pm Individual Academic Advising (30 minute sessions)* Individual Schedule, Advisor's Offices
9:00am-9:30am Turning Titan My Way: Hart Career Center Hansen Center Court 
9:30am - 9:50am Turning Titan My Way: Ames Library  Hansen Center Court 
9:50am - 10:20am Turning Titan My Way: Study Abroad  Hansen Center Court 
10:20am - 10:40am Turning Titan My Way: Student Involvement Hansen Center Court 
10:40am - 11:00am Turning Titan My Way: Student Employment  Hansen Center Court 
11:00am - 11:50am Academic Expectations Panel  Young Main Lounge 
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch with TOL Groups MC Bertholf Commons
1:00pm - 4:00pm Individual Academic Advising (30 minute sessions)* Individual Schedule, Advisor's Offices
1:00pm-1:20am Turning Titan My Way: Hart Career Center Hansen Center Court 
1:20pm - 1:40pm Turning Titan My Way: Ames Library  Hansen Center Court 
1:40pm - 2:10pm Turning Titan My Way: Study Abroad  Hansen Center Court 
2:10pm - 2:40pm Turning Titan My Way: Student Involvement Hansen Center Court 
2:40pm - 3:00pm Turning Titan My Way: Student Employment  Hansen Center Court 
5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner w/ TOL Group  MC Bertholf Commons
6:15pm - 7:15pm Say What?!  Hansen 
7:30pm - 8:30pm TOL/Hall Floor Meetings Individual Schedule, Various Classrooms (See your Turning Titan Handbook)
9:00pm - 10:15pm Chris Carter The Mentalist   Hansen

*Class Registration will take place immediately following advising appointments.
Fri. 8/14/20
Time Event Location
8:00am - 10:00am   Breakfast MC Bertholf Commons
10:00am - 10:50pm Hall Floor Meetings (Commuter and Transfer Students see schedule)   Individual Schedule, Various Classrooms (See your Turning Titan Handbook)
11:00am - 11:50am Academic Expectations Panel  Young Main Lounge 
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch w/ TOLs leaders  MC Bertholf Commons 
1:15pm- 2:30pm Summer Reading Program Discussion  Various Locations (See Turning Titan My Way Tab for more information)
3:00pm - 4:30pm Turning Titan My Way Various Locations (See Turning Titan My Way Tab for more information)
5:15pm- 6:15pm Dinner with TOL Group MC Bertholf Commons
6:30pm - 7:30pm "The Hook Up" Hansen Center Court
7:45pm - 8:45pm  TOL/Hall Floor Meetings Individual Schedule, Various Classrooms (See your Turning Titan Handbook)
9:00pm - 11:30pm Hypnotist: Frederick Winters Hansen Center Court
Sat. 8/15/20  
Time Event Location
9:00am - 10:00am     Breakfast MC Bertholf Commons
10:00am- 12:00pm Be In Community- Service Opportunity Eckley Quadrangle 
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
MC Bertholf Commons
1:00pm - 4:00pm  Hall Competitions  Various Locations 
5:30pm - 6:30pm Dinner with TOL Group
MC Bertholf Commons
8:00pm - 11:30pm Titan Carnival (First Year & Upper-Division Students) Hansen Student Center
Sun. 8/16/20  
Time Event Location
10:00am - 11:00am Turning Titan Chapel Service Evelyn Chapel
10:30am - 12:30pm    Brunch                                                            MC Bertholf Commons 
1:00pm - 3:00pm Mural Painting  Eckley Quadrangle
2:00pm - 3:00pm Getting Around Bloomington: Transportation and Destinations Davidson Room Memorial Center
5:30pm - 7:00pm Dinner (First official meal on the meal plan for all students) MC Bertholf Commons

 

Classes begin on Monday, August 17, 2020

Turning Titan My Way
Time Friday August 21 Location
3:00-3:40 pm/3:50-4:30pm Eating Options at IWU Memorial Center Dugout
3:00-3:40 pm/3:50-4:30pm Revisting Diversity and Inclusion Model Memorial Henning Room
3:00-3:40 pm/3:50-4:30pm I volunteered in high school....now what?: Getting Involved in Bloomington-Normal Memorial Turfler Room
3:00-3:40 pm/3:50-4:30pm Getting Around Bloomington: Transportation and Favorite Destinations Memorial Center Vinyard Room
 
Please note that activities are subject to change in response to state, federal, and public health guidelines.