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Orientation

Student 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
9:45 a.m. Class of 2023 Group Photo Ferguson Center Lawn
10 a.m. Crew Time
Spend time with your crew leader and crew members.
Various Locations
10:45 a.m. CSI Assessment Survey
The College Student Inventory is an assessment that gives you a chance to tell us what you will need in and out of the classroom.
Various Locations
11:30 a.m. Lunch Commons Dining Hall
12:30 p.m. Crew Time Various Locations
1 p.m. Captains in the Classroom
Hear from our faculty panel about academic expectations, how to be better prepared for college and the many resources available to help you.
Various Locations
2 p.m. Crew Time

Various Locations
3 p.m. Our Community
Learn about our community of honor and our expectations that you live an honorable life.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
4 p.m. Living the Life
Learn tips about living in the residence halls and get prepared to move in during August.
Ballroom, David Student Union 
4 p.m. Commuter Connections
Learn about resources available to CNU students who will be commuting.
Washington Room, David Student Union
4:45 p.m. Crew Time Various Locations
5 p.m.

Captains Launch Meeting
Students in the Captain's Launch Program only.

Washington Room, David Student Union
5:30 p.m. Dinner The Commons Dining Hall
6:30 p.m. Honors Program Meeting
Students in the Honors Program must attend.
Location TBD 
6:30 p.m. Break
7:30 p.m. Crew Leader Show
Sit back and relax as the crew leaders share some tips about college in a fun and entertaining way.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
8:30 p.m. Evening Activities
End the day with some fun activities.
Freeman Center

Day Two

Time Event Place
8 a.m. Breakfast The Commons Dining Hall
8:45 a.m. Crew Time Various Locations
9:30 a.m. Money Matters
The offices of Student Accounts, Financial Aid and VA benefits will provide a question-and-answer session
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
10:15 a.m. Crew Time Various Classrooms
11:15 a.m. Officially a Captain!
Receive your fall 2019 course schedule and hear from the university registrar regarding our liberal learning curriculum.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
Noon Bon Voyage
Wrap up Setting Sail with parting words and friendly reminders.
Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
12:30 p.m. Calculus Readiness Assessment & Programming Readiness Assessment
*Select students required to takes these assessments will be notified prior to Setting Sail
Various Locations

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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