The Week of Welcome (WOW) celebration will officially kick off on Saturday, August 22, 2015, when students move in, attend an all-campus fair, meet with their advisors, and enjoy a host of activities to help them get acquainted with the college. To prepare, check out our campus map.

Saturday, August 22

7–10 a.m. Check-In/Registration/Continental Breakfast. This will be your first stop on campus. You will need to pick up welcome baskets, nametags, ID cards, information, and Little Sibs registration. Campus Center

7–10:30 a.m. Move-In. WOW staff will help you! Residence Halls

8:30 and 9 a.m. Campus Tours. Eckardt Lounge in the Campus Center

10:30 a.m. *WOW Meeting #1. B.J. Haan Auditorium

11:30 a.m. Welcoming Celebration. B.J. Haan Auditorium

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch. Recreation Center

12:30–2 p.m. All-Campus Fair. Recreation Center

1:30–6 p.m. *Student Advising Sessions (15-20 minute sessions by appointment). Advisor offices

2–3 p.m. Presidential Welcome and Parent Meeting. B.J. Haan Auditorium

3:15–3:45 p.m. Prayer Walk. B.J. Haan Auditorium

3:30–4:30 p.m. Parent's Social. President’s home

6–7:15 p.m. WOW Picnic. Recreation Center

7:15 p.m. *Freshman Class Photo. B.J. Haan Auditorium

7:30 p.m. *Meetings with Resident Assistants. Residence halls

8 p.m. *WOW Meeting #2. Various locations

9:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social. De Yager Activity Center in the Campus Center

Sunday, August 23

8:30–9:30 a.m. Breakfast (Families are welcome to join for $3 per person). Dining Hall.

Various times. Morning church services (shuttles available at Campus Center). Local churches

11:45–12:30 p.m. Sunday Dinner (Families are welcome to join for $5 per person). Dining Hall

12:30–2 p.m. Parents say goodbye

1:30–4 p.m. *Olympic Preliminaries. B.J. Haan Auditorium

4:15–5:15 p.m. *Evening Meal (Hosted by President Erik and Dr. Barb Hoekstra). President’s home

6 p.m. *Evening Church Service (shuttles available at the Campus Center). local churches

8:30 p.m. *All-Campus Worship. B.J. Haan, followed by cookies in the Grille in the Campus Center

Monday, August 24

7–8:15 a.m. Breakfast. Dining Hall

8:15–8:30 a.m. Opening and Devotions by Dr. Eric Forseth. B.J. Haan Auditorium

8:45–10:15 a.m. Department Open Houses. Various departments

10:30–2:30 p.m. Student Advising Sessions (15-20 minute sessions by appointment). Advisor offices

1:30–3 p.m. Workstudy meetings. Various locations

3–5:30 p.m. Assessment Activities. Various locations

5:30–9 p.m.  Freshman Olympics/Picnic. Outdoor grill area

9:30 p.m. Root Beer Floats. The Grille in the Campus Center

Tuesday, August 25

8 a.m.  Classes Begin

2–6 p.m. Freshman Talent Show Auditions. B.J. Haan Auditorium

8 p.m. “The Show.” B.J. Haan Auditorium

10 p.m. East, North, West, and Covenant All-Hall Meetings. B.J. Haan Auditorium

Wednesday, August 26

11 a.m. Chapel. B.J. Haan Auditorium

9 p.m. Freshman Talent Show. B.J. Haan Auditorium

Thursday, August 27

12:30–3:30 p.m. Taste of Sioux Center. Recreation Center

10 p.m. Praise and Worship. Defender Grille

Friday, August 28

11 a.m. Convocation. B.J. Haan Auditorium

6 p.m. Campus-Wide Slip-N-Slide. The Pit

9:30 p.m. All-Campus Block Party. East Campus Canyon

* Student-only events