NSO

Fall 2014 NSO Schedule

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Saturday, August 16
New Student Check-In* 9:00-12:00pm Student Center

Get checked-in, receive your parking pass, receive keys to your room, and verify that all business of becoming a student is settled.

 
Commuter Student Check-In* 10:3012:00pm Student Center
If you are a commuter student, please plan to arrive at Check-In at 10:30.  The earlier time is reserved for those that need time to move in to their Residence Hall room.
 
Lunch* 11:30-1:00pm The Commons
 
Presidents Welcome* 1:00-1:45pm Pacific Auditorium
Come hear from our President, Dr. John Derry, as we kick off orientation activities for 2014.
 
Just for You: Family Orientation* 1:45-3:00pm Pacific Auditorium
If you are a commuter student, please plan to arrive at Check-In at 10:30.  The earlier time is reserved for those that need time to move in to their Residence Hall room.
 
Class Picture* 1:45-2:00pm Outside Auditorium

Make an entry in the history book with the new student class photo! Make sure to wear your new HIU t-shirt (this will be given to you as you are dismissed from the President’s Welcome).

 
Orientation Groups* 2:00-3:00pm Various Locations
Meet your Orientation leaders and group and start to get to know the group you will be spending all year with!
 
Family and Student Orientation Sessions* 3:00-4:00pm Various Locations

Families will get to experience a taste of being in an Orientation group as they have the opportunity to meet with their student’s Orientation Leaders.  Students will meet in a Commuter Meeting or Residence Life Meeting.

 
Dinner 6:00-7:00pm Pool Area

Enjoy an evening of good food and music with your fellow classmates! Be on the lookout for the theme of the evening and come dressed to match!

 
Welcome Home 9:00pm Lambda Lounge

Join your hall in a series of friendly competitions to build hall spirit. Even if you don’t live on campus, feel free to join a hall!

 

Sunday, August 17
Church Visits 9:00-12:00pm Various Locations

Attend a church service of your choosing with current HIU Students. We’ll provide the rides!

 
Brunch 11:30-1:30pm Commons
 
Give Hope Kick-Off* 1:00pm Pool Area

We’ll gather together and spend time in worship before we go out and serve the Orange County Community. Come wearing your new HIU t-shirt and pants or shorts you don’t mind getting a little dirty in!

 
Give Hope* 1:30pm Various Locations

Spend the afternoon serving the Orange County community with your Orientation Group!

 
Dinner 5:30pm The Commons
 
Shop Bed, Bath, Beyond 7:00pm Leave from Circle

Don’t worry if you forgot something for your dorm room, this is your chance to go shopping! Bed, Bath and Beyond will be staying open late just for HIU- enjoy free food, raffles and 20% off everything you buy! Catch a ride on the bus in the parking lot or drive yourself!

 
Monday, August 18
Adventure Hope ALL DAY Off- Campus

Bus leaves Titan Lot at 10:00am
Join your classmates in this first ever Adventure Hope day. Spend the day in your Orientation Groups doing High Ropes, Low Ropes, Rock Climbing and much more! You must register for NSO and RSVP that you will be attending this event in order to attend! You won’t want to miss it!

 
Tuesday, August 19
Academic Advising/Registration* 9:00-12:00pm Faculty Offices

If you haven’t had the chance to register for classes, this is your opportunity to meet with your advisor.  Appointments will be made during Orientation Check-In.

 
Lunch/Involvement Fair 11:30-1:00pm The Commons

Want to find ways to get involved on campus? Check out the Involvement Fair for lots of different opportunities to find your connection!

 
College Inductions* 1:00-2:30pm Various Locations

Meet your fellow classmates that will be in the same college as you and be inducted into your program.

 
Waves and Worship 3:00-10:00pm Balboa Beach
Everyone has a story, let’s start the year by hearing a few testimonies and getting our hearts ready for the journey. So grab your beach towel and join us for dinner and worship.
 
Wednesday, August 20 (classes begin)

Student Worker Applications (for on campus jobs) due by 9:00am to Career Services

 
Faculty Fiesta 5:30pm Commons
You did it…you survived your first day of classes! Enjoy dinner served by your very own faculty!
 
All Hall Meeting* 7:00pm            Lambda Lounge
Required for residential students. Spend time getting to know your neighbors and RA’s. If you’re not a residential student, you won’t need to attend this meeting.
 
Thursday, August 21
Opening Convocation*           9:30-10:30am

Pacific Auditorium

Your first official Chapel at HIU! Come spend time in worship and hear from a great speaker!

 
Dive-In Movie 6:00pm Pool Area
Enjoy this once in a lifetime experience as we watch an outdoor movie while floating in the pool!
 
Friday, August 22
Clash Off 9:00pm

PCWA Plaza

The annual Clash-Off to establish our clashing royalty so bring your 80’s best!

 
Buses leave for Clash-N-Bowl           9:30pm PCWA Plaza
Required for residential students. Spend time getting to know your neighbors and RA’s. If you’re not a residential student, you won’t need to attend this meeting.
 
Clash-N-Bowl 10:00pm Bowling Alley
Clash-N-Bowl is a Hope tradition!  This is one of the biggest events of the year!  All you need is some 80’s gear…no matching allowed!
 

*Events are mandatory
**Schedule is subject to change. You will be given a final schedule at Check-In.