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Orientation

Family Schedule

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

Day One

Time Event Place
8 a.m. Registration

Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
9 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
11 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, Ferguson Center
11:45 a.m. Lunch Regattas Dining Hall, David Student Union
1 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.
Ballroom, David Student Union
 2 p.m. Living the Life
The Residence Life staff will share what living on campus is all about.
Ballroom, David Student Union 
 2 p.m. Commuter Connections
Learn about resources for our commuter population and ways for them to engage in campus life.
Washington Room, David Student Union 
3 p.m. Our Community
Learn about the Honor Code and how it guides our community.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
3:50 p.m. Keeping our Community Safe and Healthy
This Q&A will address safety and health services on campus.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
4:30 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. Captains Launch Meeting
Guests of those students who are in the Captain's Launch Program should attend.
Washington Room, David Student Union
5:15 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.
Ballroom, David Student Union 
5:15-6:45 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, Ferguson Center

Day Two

Time Event Place
7:45 -9:15 a.m. Breakfast Regattas Dining Hall
8:15 a.m. Varsity Athletics Breakfast
Families of students playing an NCAA sport should attend this session to learn about expectations and resources.
Ballroom, David Student Union
9:30 a.m. Money Matters
The offices of student accounts, financial aid and VA benefits will provide a Q&A session.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
10:20 a.m. Auxiliary Services Panel
Learn how to help your student manage services on campus such as parking, textbooks, Captains Cash, housing and meal plans.
Ballroom, David Student Union
11 a.m. A Conversation About College
Learn steps you can take over the summer to prepare yourself and your student for life at CNU.
Ballroom, David Student Union
Noon Bon Voyage
Wrap up Setting Sail with parting words and friendly reminders.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center

Following the closing, students not taking placement exams will check out of their residence halls and be shuttled back to the parking deck. Students who are taking placement exams will complete their exams between 1:30 and 2 p.m.  Following completion, students will check out of their residence halls and be shuttled back to the parking deck.

Marching Captains Interest Meeting: Students interested in participating in the Marching Captains should stay after the closing for a brief conversation with Dr. Lopez to answer any questions and provide information about our band experience. For those that also need to take placement exams, please meet with Dr. Lopez first before taking their exams.

York River, Potomac River and Santoro Hall Showrooms: Each of the three first year residence halls will have a showroom for you to see during your time on campus.  These rooms will be available from 12:30-3 p.m.

Note: PLP students staying for Leadership Adventure will eat lunch either with family off-campus or provided in the Regattas Dining Hall.  Check in starts at 3 p.m. on the second floor of 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 in the Gaines Theatre in the Freeman Center.  Parking will be available in Lot C next to the Freeman Center.

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