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Orientation

Family Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. You will receive final copy upon registration.

Day One

TimeEventPlace
8 a.m. Registration
Families will be directed where to park upon entering campus via Avenue of the Arts. Look for signs.
Ferguson Center Lobby
9:15 a.m. University Welcome Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
10 a.m. Their Academic Journey
The provost will talk about academic expectations and resources available to help students succeed in the classroom.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
10:45 a.m. Charting a Successful Academic Course
Students face many challenges in their first semester. Learn some easy tips to help them from home and recognize when they may be struggling.
Diamonstein Concert Hall
Noon Lunch Regattas Dining Hall, David Student Union
1:15 p.m. Pillars to Success
Hear from the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, and the Centers for Community Engagement and Career Planning about a number of co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities that will enhance your student's educational experience.
Diamonstein Concert Hall
2:30 p.m. Our Community of Honor
Learn about the Honor Code and how it guides our community.
Diamonstein Concert Hall
3:15 p.m. Keeping our Community Safe and Healthy
This Q&A will address safety and health services on campus.
Diamonstein Concert Hall
4 p.m. Family Reception
Join us for a family social hour to meet President's Circle members and CNU faculty and staff.
Ferguson Center Lobby
5 p.m. President’s Leadership Program Family Meeting *Session 1 (June 19) and Session 3 (June 26)
If your student is part of the President’s Leadership Program, please attend this session to meet the PLP staff and learn more about the program.
David Student Union Ballroom
5 p.m. Dinner Regattas Dining Hall
6:30 p.m. Disability Support
Learn about resources for students with disabilities and how to request accommodations.
Washington Room, David Student Union
6:30 p.m. Been There, Should Have Done That
Hear from current students and recent graduates about their student experience, what they learned, and what they wish they knew when they started at Christopher Newport.
Ballroom, David Student Union
7:30 p.m. Crew Leader Show
Sit back and relax as the crew leaders share some tips in a fun and entertaining way about college and what it means to be a Captain.
Diamonstein Concert Hall

Day Two

TimeEventPlace
7:45 a.m. Breakfast Regattas
8 a.m. Varsity Athletics Breakfast
Families of students playing an NCAA sport should attend this session to learn about expectations and resources.
Freeman Center 101
9 a.m. – Breakout Sessions 1 Money Matters (blue group)
The offices of student accounts, financial aid and VA benefits will provide a Q&A session.
Freeman Center 201 and 202
9 a.m. Auxiliary Services Panel (silver group)
Learn how to help your student manage services on campus such as parking, textbooks, Captains Cash, housing and meal plans.
Gaines Theatre, Freeman Center
10 a.m. – Breakout Sessions 2 Money Matters (silver group)
The offices of student accounts, financial aid and VA benefits will provide a Q&A session.
Freeman Center 201 and 202
10 a.m. Auxiliary Services Panel (blue group)
Learn how to help your student manage services on campus such as parking, textbooks, Captains Cash, housing and meal plans.
Gaines Theatre, Freeman Center
11 a.m. Living the Life
The residence life staff will share what living on campus is all about.
Ballroom
11 a.m. Commuter Connections
Learn about resources for commuter students and ways for them to engage in campus life.
Jefferson Room, David Student Union
11:45 a.m. A Conversation with the Vice President of Student Affairs
Learn steps you can take over the summer to prepare yourself and your student for life at CNU.
Ballroom
1 p.m. Bon Voyage
Wrap up Setting Sail with parting words and friendly reminders.
Diamonstein Concert Hall
Following the Closing Marching Band Interest Meeting
Students interested in the Marching Captains, stay after and hear more about the program.
Diamonstein Concert Hall

Students will check out of their residence halls and be shuttled back to the parking deck. Students and guests invited to the Captain’s Launch lunch will proceed to the Studio Theatre immediately following the closing.

Note: PLP students staying for Leadership Adventure will check in immediately following the closing in the David Student Union. Please note there are no sessions for parents during Leadership Adventure. Pick up for PLP students after Leadership Adventure will be on Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the Ferguson parking loop.


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