drone view of Dordt's campus at sunset

WOW

WELCOME!

WE'RE SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE.

SO... WHAT'S WOW?

SHORT ANSWER? ONE OF THE BEST WEEKENDS ON CAMPUS.

Week of Welcome, or as we like to call it: WOW, is an event designed to immerse new students into campus culture and community, while also acclimating them to what college might be like before classes start. It's a great way for students to make friends, get comfortable with the campus, and feel settled into their new home-away-from-home.

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STEP 1: SATURDAY

Here's a quick look at our move-in and groovin' fun.

STEP 2: SUNDAY

On Sunday, we will have a variety of experiences planned for students including the opportunity to tune in to or join a local church in the morning and other community-building activities.

STEP 3: MONDAY

Monday will include a bunch more fun activities, meetings with academic advisers throughout the day, and will provide students enough time to check out where their classes will be on-campus and prepare for classes on Tuesday.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. – Move-in (residence halls)
  • 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. – Registration open (Campus Center, Tent)
  • 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. – Early Arriving Fall Student Athlete Advising Sessions (professor offices)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • 7–10 a.m. – Move-in (Residence Halls), Registration process opens (Campus Center), grab-and-go breakfast (Clock Tower)
  • 10:15 a.m. – Campus Tours**
  • 10:15 a.m. – WOW Meeting #1* (BJ Haan)
  • 11:30 a.m. – Welcoming Celebration (BJ Haan) [Livestream]
  • 12:30–2 p.m. – Lunch and Department Expo (Rec Center/Green)
  • 2–5 p.m. – Student Advising Sessions* (professor offices)
  • 2–2:45 p.m. – Parent Information Panel** (BJ Haan) [Livestream]
  • 3–4 p.m. – Parent Social** (De Yager Activity Center)
  • 4–5 p.m. – Prayer Walk (Clock Tower)
  • 5–7 p.m. – WOW Picnic (Behind the Commons)
  • 7 p.m. – WOW Meeting #2* (BJ Haan)
  • 8:15 p.m. – RA and Commuter Meetings* (residence halls and Eckardt Lounge)
  • 9 p.m. – Ice Cream Social (Grille Patio)

SATURDAY OFFICE HOURS

8 a.m.–1 p.m.

  • Computer Services
  • Facilities
  • Print & Mail Center

8 a.m.–3 p.m.

  • Financial Aid
  • Business Office
  • Library
  • Student Services
  • Registrar's Office

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Campus store

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • 8:30–9:30 a.m. – Breakfast (Commons)
  • Various times – Church (local churches)
  • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. – Lunch (Commons)
  • 12:30–1:30 p.m. – Families say their goodbyes
  • 1:30–2 p.m. – WOW meeting #3 (BJ Haan)
  • 2–4:15 p.m. – Olympics preliminaries (BJ Haan)
  • 4:15–5:15 p.m. – Dinner (Rec Center)
  • Various times – Church (local churches)
  • 8:30 p.m. – All-Campus Worship (Grille)

MONDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • 7–9:30 a.m. – Breakfast (Commons)
  • 8–11 a.m. – Athletics practices (various locations)
  • 9 a.m.–2 p.m. – Choral auditions (music building)
  • 9 a.m.–12 p.m. – Yard games (sand volleyball courts)
  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. – Lunch (Commons)
  • 1–2:30 p.m. – Student Employment Meeting (BJ Haan)
  • 2:30–4 p.m. – Assessment (BJ Haan)
  • 4–5 p.m. - Program preview (various locations)
  • 5–6:45 p.m. – Picnic (Grille Patio)
  • 6:45–9 p.m. – WOW Olympics (Southview Field)
  • 9 p.m. – Defender Crunch Time (Grille Patio)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30:

  • 8 a.m. – Classes begin
  • 2–5 p.m. – Talent Show Auditions (BJ Haan)
  • 7 p.m. – Community standards meeting (BJ Haan)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Wing Meeting (Residence Halls)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31:

  • 11 a.m. – Chapel + Convocation (BJ Haan)
  • 9 p.m. – WOW talent show (SB 1606)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1:

  • 1–4 p.m. – Taste of Sioux Center (Rec Center)
  • 7 p.m. – FLAME Grand Opening (55th Avenue)
  • 8:30 p.m. – “The Show” (B.J. Haan)
  • 10 p.m. – Praise and Worship (Grille)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2:

  • 8–10 p.m. – All-campus block party (East Campus) + Campus-wide slip-n-slide (Prairie, W Kuyper)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4:

  • 8:30 p.m. – All-campus worship (B.J. Haan)
  • 9:15 p.m. – Small group kick-off (Grille)

*required student events

**parents only events


TAKE A LOOK AROUND

A view of Dordt's Campus Center across the prairie in bloom

CAMPUS TOUR

We hope you'll check it out in person sometime soon!

Campus map

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

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WHAT TO PACK

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