Week of Welcome

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7:00 AM, Saturday, August 21–1:30 PM, Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Campus Center

The Week of Welcome (WOW) celebration kicks off in late August for incoming students. Students will be invited to move in to their dorm room, attend an all-campus fair, meet with their advisors, and enjoy a host of activities to help them get acquainted with campus.

A complete list of activities will be available at check-in for incoming students and parents on Saturday, August 21.

Parents are strongly encouraged to participate in activities on Saturday. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about how Dordt serves your students and meet other parents. We'll have a registration table for parents in the Campus Center to pick up name tags and the Parent Handbook.

The Bookstore, Business Office and Registrar's Offices will be open on Saturday, August 21 to answer questions and help students with final enrollment details.

WOW 2021 Schedule

Friday, August 20

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Check-in and Registration, Campus Center (Tent)

10 a.m.-10 p.m. — Student Move-in, Residence Halls

Saturday, August 21

7-10 a.m. — Registration, Campus Center 

  • Student Move-in, Residence Halls
  • Grab ‘n Go Breakfast, Clock Tower

10:15 a.m. — **Campus Tours, Clock Tower

10:15 a.m. — *WOW Meeting #1, B.J. Haan

11:30 a.m. — Welcoming Celebration, B.J. Haan

12:30-2 p.m. — Lunch and Department Expo, Rec Center

1:15-4:30 p.m. — Future Defenders, Rec Center

1:30-5 p.m. — *Student Advising Sessions, Professor Offices

1:30-2:15 p.m. — **Parent Information Panel, B.J. Haan

2:15-3 p.m. — **Parent Social, De Yager Activity Center

3:15-4 p.m. — Prayer Walk, Clock Tower

5:30-7 p.m. — WOW Picnic, Behind the Commons

7 p.m. — *WOW Meeting #2, B.J. Haan

8:15 p.m. — *Meeting with RAs, Residence Halls 

9 p.m. — Ice Cream Social, De Yager Activity Center

Sunday, August 22

8:30-9:30 a.m. — Breakfast Commons

Various Times — Morning Church, Local Churches

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — Lunch, Commons

12:30-1:30 p.m. — Parents say goodbye

1:30-2 p.m. — WOW Meeting #3, B.J. Haan

2-4:15 p.m. — Olympic Preliminaries, B.J. Haan

4:15-5:15 p.m. — Dinner, Rec Center

Various Times — Evening Church, Local Churches

8:30 p.m. — All-Campus Worship, Grille Patio

Monday, August 23

7:30-8:30 a.m. — Breakfast, Commons

8:30-9:30 a.m. — Devotions, Canvas Tutorial, Meal Infomation, B.J. Haan

9:30-11 a.m. — Assessment, B.J. Haan

11 a.m.-12 p.m. — Program Preview, Various

12-1 p.m. — Lunch, Commons

1-2 p.m. — Student Employment Meet, B.J. Haan

2-6 p.m. — Choral Auditions, Music Building

6-6:45 p.m. — Picnic, De Yager Activity Center

6:45-8:30 p.m. — WOW Olympics, Southview Field

9 p.m. — Defender Crunch Time, Grille Patio

Tuesday, August 24

8 a.m. — Classes Begin, Campus

2—5:30 p.m. — Talent Show Auditions, B.J. Haan

7 p.m. — Wing Meeting, Residence Halls

7:30 p.m. — “The Show,” B.J. Haan

9 p.m. — Community Standards Meeting, B. J. Haan

Wednesday, August 25

11 a.m. — Chapel, B.J. Haan

4-6 p.m. — Siouxnami Waterpark open, All Seasons Center

9 p.m. — WOW Talent Show, B.J. Haan

Thursday, August 26

12:30—3:30 p.m. — Taste of Sioux Center, Rec Center

8 p.m. — FLAME Grand Opening, Campus Green

10 p.m. — Praise and Worship, Grille

Friday, August 27

11 a.m. — Convocation, B.J. Haan

8 p.m. — All-campus Block Party, East Campus

Saturday, August 28

2 p.m. — Campus-wide slip-n-slide, Prairie (W Kuyper)

Sunday, August 29

8:30 p.m. — All Campus Worship, B.J. Haan

9:30 p.m. — Small Group Kick-off, De Yager Activity Center

 

*Students only, **Parents only

Event Location: Campus Center