SO Mills: Student Orientation

Undergraduate Schedule

Saturday, August 26Tuesday, August 29, 2017

We look forward to welcoming you to Mills! Below is the schedule for SO Mills: Student Orientation. Our Orientation events take place all around campus. To help you find your way, you'll receive a printed copy of the Mills campus map when you check in for Orientation, but you can also download a PDF of the campus map to your phone.

Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Time Event Location
8:00 am–
7:00 pm
Campus dining options available Tea Shop in Rothwell Center
8:30 am–
3:30 pm
Orientation Kick Off by assigned time slots.
Student check-in time selected during Orientation registration.*
8:30 am–10:30 am
11:00 am–1:00 pm
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Lokey School of Business and Public Policy
3:00 pm–
7:00 pm
Mills pop-up store open Rothwell Center
5:00 pm–
7:00 pm
Student Resource Fair and dinner Holmgren Meadow
7:00 pm–
8:00 pm
Residential hall meetings (required for all students living on campus) First-Year Students: Student Union
Transfer Students: Warren Olney Dining Room
8:00 pm–9:00 pm First-Year Student Scavenger Hunt Begins in the courtyard between Warren Olney Hall and Orchard Meadow Hall
8:00 pm–9:00 pm Transfer & Graduate Students Social: Drinks & Sweets Cyclone Hub in Rothwell Center

* Required Orientation activity for all students.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Time Event Location
8:00 am–
3:00 pm
Campus dining options available Tea Shop in Rothwell Center: 8:00 am–3:00 pm
Founders Commons: 9:00 am–3:00 pm
9:00 am–
5:00 pm
Information table available Rothwell Center steps
9:00 am–
9:50 am
Meaning-Makers: Music, Muffins & Mediation Chapel
10:00 am–
10:30 am
College Welcome to All Students, Families, Friends & Loved Ones Aron Art Center
10:30 am–
11:20 am
Mills Meeting #1** Check the back of your nametag for location
11:30 am–
12:20 pm
Title IX & Wellness Resources at Mills* Littlefield Concert Hall
12:30 pm–
1:30 pm
Lunch Founders Commons
1:30 pm–
1:50 pm
Hug goodbye with family, friends, and loved ones Holmgren Meadow
2:00 pm–
2:30 pm
Mills Past, Present, & Future: Strong, Proud, All, Mills (SPAM)* Littlefield Concert Hall
2:30 pm–
4:20 pm
More than a Hashtag: Living & Creating an Inclusive College Experience* Littlefield Concert Hall
4:30 pm–
5:30 pm
Mills Meeting #2** Check the back of your nametag for location
6:00 pm–
7:30 pm
First-Year Students' Dinner Founders Commons
6:00 pm–
7:30 pm
Transfer Students' Dinner Cyclone Hub in Rothwell Center
7:30 pm–9:00 pm Candle-Lighting Ceremony Courtyard between Warren Olney Hall and Orchard Meadow Hall

* Required Orientation activity for all students.
**Mills Meetings provide you with an opportunity to get to know a small group of your fellow students and start building friendships right off the bat. You'll be sorted into groups during check-in based on where you're living on campus, your status as a commuter or transfer student, and/or your area of study.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Time Event Location
7:30 am–9:00 am Campus dining options available Founders Commons: 7:30 am–9:00 am
Tea Shop in Rothwell Center:
 8:00 am–7:00 pm
9:00 am–5:00 pm Information table available Rothwell Center steps
9:00 am– 9:45 am Getting the Most Out of a Liberal Arts Education* Littlefield Concert Hall
9:45 am–10:45 am First-Year Students: Meet Your First-Year Seminar Professor* Lokey School of Business and Public Policy

9:45 am– 10:45 am Transfer Students: Meet Your Advisor* Faculty Lounge & Dining Room (enter through the Tea Shop)
10:30 am– 5:00 pm                     Drop-In Technology Q&A Lucie Stern Hall, Room 14
11:00 am–12:00 pm               Meet Your Professors From the list below, please select an area of study about which you would like more information.
  • Arts & Technology Division, Art Museum Courtyard
  • Natural & Health Sciences Division, Moore Natural Sciences Building, first floor lobby
  • Lokey School of Business and Public Policy, Lokey School Atrium
  • School of Education, Education Complex Courtyard
  • Social Sciences & Humanities Division, Mills Hall Living Room
12:00 pm–12:50 pm                              Lunch with Academic Advisors Founders Commons
1:00 pm–3:00 pm Academic Success at Mills: Resources & Expectations* Littlefield Concert Hall
3:30 pm–4:30 pm Mills Information Session #1 Please select one workshop from the following list to attend:
  • French and Spanish Oral Placement Exams, Mills Hall, third floor
  • Pre-Science/Pre-Med Advising (required for natural science and pre-med students): Moore Natural Sciences Building, Room 213
  • Pre-Law Advising: Moore Natural Sciences Building, Room 212
  • Pre-Nursing Advising: Moore Natural Sciences Building, Room 215
  • Learn About Accelerated Degree Programs: Moore Natural Sciences Building, Room 217
  • Library Resource Tour, F. W. Olin Library
4:30 pm–5:30 pm Mills Information Session #2 Please select one workshop from the following list to attend:
  • French and Spanish Oral Placement Exams, Mills Hall, third floor
  • Career Connections at Mills: Moore Natural Sciences Building, Room 213
  • Getting Started in Athletics, Physical Education, & Recreation; Haas Gym
  • Learn About Accelerated Degree Programs: Moore Natural Sciences Building, Room 217
  • Study Abroad Opportunities, Moore Natural Sciences Building, Room 215
4:30 pm–5:30 pm Getting to Know APER (Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation) Haas Pavilion
4:30 pm–5:30 pm Language orals for Spanish and French Mills Hall 326
5:30 pm–7:00 pm Campus dining options available Founders Commons: 5:00 pm–7:30 pm
Tea Shop in Rothwell Center:
 8:00 am–7:00 pm
5:30 pm–9:00 pm International Orientation (required for international students only) Mills Hall 218
7:00 pm–9:00 pm       Hidden Figures movie screening under the stars President's Meadow (adjacent to Haas Pavilion)

* Required Orientation activity for all students.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Time Event Location
7:00 am–
8:30 am
Athletics Eligibility Meeting Haas Pavilion 116
7:30 am–
10:00 pm
Campus dining options available Founders Commons: 7:30 am–9:00 am
Tea Shop in Rothwell Center:
 7:00 am–10:00 pm
9:00 am–
3:00 pm
 Information table available  Rothwell Center steps
10:00 am–
12:00 pm       
Student Employment Orientation Littlefield Concert Hall
10:30 am–
5:00 pm
Drop-In Technology Q&A Lucie Stern Hall, Room 14
11:00 am–
11:50 am
Getting Involved in Student Government (ASMC) Moore Natural Sciences Building, Room 213
11:30 am–
1:30 pm
Campus dining options available Founders Commons: 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Tea Shop in Rothwell Center:
 7:00 am–10:00 pm
12:30 pm–
1:30 pm
Mills Meeting #3** Check the back of your nametag for location
1:30 pm–
3:00 pm
Literary Panel Discussion on Hidden Figures* Littlefield Concert Hall
3:00 pm–
3:30 pm
Entering Class Group Photo Littlefield Concert Hall steps
3:30 pm–
4:30 pm
President's Tea for New Students President's House (garden)
6:00 pm–
8:30 pm
Taco Tuesday with Mills Alumnae Reinhardt Alumnae House

* Required Orientation activity for all students.
**Mills Meetings provide you with an opportunity to get to know a small group of your fellow students and start building friendships right off the bat. You'll be sorted into groups during check-in based on where you're living on campus, your status as a commuter or transfer student, and/or your area of study.