SO Mills: Student Orientation

Undergraduate Schedule

Saturday, August 25, 2018 to Tuesday, August 28, 2018

We look forward to your arrival on campus for Orientation! Orientation is designed to introduce you to life at Mills. You'll connect with the people and resources who will support you during your college journey as you achieve your academic and personal goals.

Below is the at-a-glance Orientation schedule; you will receive a more detailed schedule upon arrival.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Check-In & Welcome Day

Time Event
8:00 am–7:00 pm Campus dining options available
8:30 am–3:30 pm Assigned Student Check-in at the Graduate School of Business*
8:30 am–9:30 am
10:00 am–11:30 am
12:30 pm–1:45 pm
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
4:00 pm–4:30 pm College Welcome*
5:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner & Resources Fair
7:00 pm–8:00 pm Residential Hall Meetings*
7:00 pm–8:00 pm Commuter Social

* indicates a mandatory session

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Student Life at Mills

Time Event
7:30 am–3:00 pm Campus dining options available
9:00 am–9:50 am Meaning-Makers: Music, Muffins & Meditation
10:30 am–11:20 am Mills Meeting #1
11:30 am–12:30 pm Wellness & Title IX*
12:30 pm–1:45 pm Farewell Lunch with Families
2:00 pm–2:40 pm Mills History: Strong, Proud, All, Mills (SPAM)*
2:40 pm–3:00 pm Social Justice Intro*
3:00 pm–3:30 pm Class Photo
3:30 pm–4:30 pm Power, Privilege, and Equity: Dialogues in Social Justice
4:30 pm–5:30 pm Mills Meeting #2
6:00 pm–7:30 pm Dinner
6:00 pm–7:30 pm Commuter Dinner
7:30 pm–9:00 pm Candle-Lighting Ceremony

* indicates a mandatory session

Mills Meetings: Students will be placed in small groups as they check in. These small groups will be based on residential, commuter, transfer, and area of study.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Academic Opportunities

Time Event
7:30 am–9:00 am Campus dining options available
9:00 am– 10:45 am MPOWER Kick-Off*
11:00 am–1:00 pm First-Years: Meet Your First-Year Seminar Professor at the Farm*
11:00 am–1:00 pm Transfers: Advising Nuts & Bolts*
1:30 pm–2:15 pm               Group Advising Meetings*
2:30 pm–4:30 pm Pre-Science/Pre-Med/Pre-Nursing advising
Learn about Accelerated Degree Programs
Language Orals for Spanish and French
ePortfolio Workshops
5:30 pm–7:00 pm Dinner
5:30 pm–9:00 pm International Orientation (required for international students only)*
8:00 pm–10:00 pm       Movie Screening

* indicates a mandatory session

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Traditions

Time Event
7:00 am–8:30 am Athletics Eligibility Meeting
7:30 am–7:00 pm Campus dining options available
9:00 am–9:50 am  Library Resource Tour
Computing Drop-In
10:00 am–10:50 1m        Employment Eligibility and Work Study Fair
Library Resource Tour
Computing Drop-In
11:00 am–11:50 am Getting Involved in Student Government (ASMC)
Library Resource Tour
Computing Drop-In
11:00 am–1:30 pm Campus dining options available
12:00 pm–2:00 pm Farm Drop-In
1:00 pm–2:00 pm Transfer Panel
2:00 pm–3:00 pm Mills Meeting #3
3:30 pm–4:30 pm New Student Tea
6:00 pm–8:30 pm Taco Tuesday with Mills Alumnae


Mills Meetings: Students will be placed in small groups as they check in. These small groups will be based on residential, commuter, transfer, and area of study.