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Orientation

Family Schedule

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

Day One

TimeEventPlace
7:45 a.m. Registration Opens
Families will be directed where to park upon entering campus via Avenue of the Arts. Look for signs.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, 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 often struggle in their first semester. Learn some easy tips that will allow you to support them from home and recognize when they may be struggling.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
11:30 p.m. Pillars to Success
Hear from the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 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 at Christopher Newport. This session will be facilitated by the vice provost for research, graduate studies and assessment.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
12:30 p.m. Lunch/Break The Commons
1:45 p.m. Livin’ the Life
The residence life staff will share what living on campus is all about.
Ballroom, David Student Union
1:45 p.m. Commuter Connections
Learn about resources for our commuter population and ways for them to engage in campus life.
Jefferson Room, David Student Union
2:45 p.m. Our Community of Honor
Learn about our Honor Code and how it guides our community.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
3:45 p.m. Keeping our Community Safe and Healthy
This question and answer session 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.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center Lobby
5:30 p.m. President’s Leadership Program Family Meeting *Session 1 (June 19) and Session 3 (June 26) Only
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.
Peebles Theatre, Ferguson Center
6 p.m. Dinner The Commons
7:15 p.m. Pathways to Engagement
Learn about the ways we intentionally transition your student to be an engaged member of our campus community outside the classroom. Information will be shared about our Greek community, clubs and organizations, diversity and inclusion efforts, and much more.
Gaines Theatre, Freeman Center
7:15 p.m. NCAA Athlete Reception
Families of students playing an NCAA sport should attend this session to learn about expectations and resources.
Rooms 201 and 202, Freeman Center
8:15 p.m. Crew Leader Show
Sit back and relax as the crew leaders share some tips about college and what it means to be a captain in a fun and entertaining way.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center

Day Two

TimeEventPlace
8 a.m. Breakfast The Commons
8:15 a.m. Disability Support
Learn about CNU’s process for requesting accommodations as well as resources for students with disabilities
Location TBD
9:10 a.m. Money Matters Panel (blue group)
The offices of student accounts, financial aid and VA benefits will provide a question and answer session.
Rooms 201 and 202, Freeman Center
9:10 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. Money Matters Panel (silver group)
The offices of student accounts, financial aid and VA benefits will provide a question and answer session.
Rooms 201 and 202, Freeman Center
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. Officially a Captain
The university registrar explains your student’s course schedule and what to be prepared for at move-in in August.
Ballroom, 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, David Student Union
1 p.m. Closing
Wrapping up Setting Sail with parting words and friendly reminders.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
Following the Closing Showcase
Offices of Housing, Dining, Captains Card, ROTC, Financial Aid, Student Accounts and IT Services will be available for last minute questions. A representative from Bed, Bath and Beyond will also be available to share information for the residence halls.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center Lobby

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 Peebles Hall lobby. Please note there are no sessions for parents during Leadership Adventure. Pick-up for PLP students after Leadership Adventure (Friday) will be in parking lots B and C.


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