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Student Orientation

Undergraduate Orientation Schedule

Welcome to Mills! Below is the preliminary schedule for SO Mills: Student Orientation, which will be updated throughout the summer. When you arrive on campus and check in on August 20, 2016, you’ll be placed into small groups for Mills Meetings based on residential, commuter, transfer, and area of study.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

9:00 am–12:00 pm   Check-in for Residential Students*
Mills Oval
A–G: 9:00 am–10:00 am
H–P: 10:00 am–11:00 am
Q–Z: 11:00 am–12:00 pm
8:30 am–12:00 pm   Self-guided Computer Orientation
8:00 am–2:00 pm   Campus Dining Options Available
12:00 pm–2:00 pm   Check-in for Commuting Students*
Mills Oval
A–G: 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
H–P: 12:45 pm–1:15 pm
Q–Z: 1:15 pm–2:00 pm
3:30 pm–4:00 pm   College Welcome
4:00 pm–5:00 pm   Information Fair
5:00 pm–8:00 pm   Family Reception with President, Provost, Deans
5:00 pm–6:00 pm   Mills Meetings*
6:00 pm–7:30 pm   Mills Meeting Dinner*
7:45 pm8:30 pm   Candle-Lighting Ceremony

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

8:00 am–2:00 pm   Campus Dining Options Available
8:30 am–9:15 am   A Gathering of Spirit
9:00 am–12:00 pm   Family Orientation
9:30 am–10:15 am   Variety Hour
10:15 am–11:30 am   Wellness at Mills*
11:30 am–12:15 pm   SPAM (Strong, Proud, All Mills)*
12:15 pm–1:30 pm   Lunch on Own (with family)
1:45 pm–3:15 pm   Playfair*
3:15 pm–3:30 pm   Mills Meeting*
3:30 pm–5:30 pm   Journeys in Social Justice*
5:30 pm–7:00 pm   Dinner in Small Groups
7:00 pm–8:30 pm   Craft Night

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Monday, August 22, 2016

7:00 am–9:00 am   Campus Dining Options Available
9:30 am–9:45 am   Getting the Most Out of Liberal Arts Education*
9:45 am–10:15 am   Meet Your Advisor*
10:30 am–11:45 am   Divisional Meet and Mingle*
11:30 am12:00 pm   Individual Academic Advising Appointments 
11:00am–1:30 pm   Campus Dining Options Available
12:30 pm–1:30 pm   Lunch with Faculty or Themed Community Advisors
1:30 pm–1:55 pm   Center for Academic Excellence Session*
2:00 pm–2:50 pm   Student Survey*
3:00 pm–3:55 pm   Pre-Law, Pre-Science, Pre-Med Advising
Learn about our Accelerated Degree Programs
Library Tour
4:00 pm–4:55 pm   Career Services
International Opportunities
Getting Started in Athletics
5:00 pm–5:55 pm   Social Justice Follow-up
Student Leadership
Wellness Follow-up
5:00 pm–9:00 pm   International Orientation
5:00 pm–7:00 pm   Campus Dining Options Available
7:00 pm–9:00 pm   Hall Events

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

7:00 am–9:00 am   Athletic Eligibility Meeting (required before participation)
9:30am–11:30 pm   Work-Study Fair
11:00 am–1:00 pm   Campus Dining Options Available
11:30 am–1:00 pm   First Generation Student Gathering
1:30 pm–3:00 pm   MILLS Meeting*
3:00 pm–4:00 pm   New Student Tea in the President's Garden
4:30 pm–6:00 pm   Literary Panel Discussion for Gods of Tango*
6:00 pm–6:30 pm   Entering Class Photo
6:30 pm   Taco Tuesday with Alumnae 

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Instruction begins.

* Indicates required Orientation activity.

For more information, email or call 510.430.2130. We're looking forward to seeing you in August!

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P: 510.430.2184
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Last Updated: 7/25/16