Week of Welcome

We're glad you're here

First, Some housekeeping:

  • We're doing our best to finalize plans, but these events are subject to change due to COVID-19 protocols and other scheduling adjustments. Please continue to check back for the most up-to-date information.
  • There are a variety of precautionary measures Dordt is taking to protect students and this community, please check out our COVID-19 information station to learn more. 

Okay⁠—Let's rock and roll!

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. 

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 21:

  • 10 a.m.-10 p.m. – Move-in (residence halls)
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Registration open (Campus Center)

saturday, August 22:

  • 7 a.m. – Move-in (residence halls), registration process opens, grab and go breakfast opens (Campus Center)
  • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. – Student advising sessions* (faculty offices)
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Box lunches and department expo (campus green)
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – WOW meeting #1* (campus green)
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. – Parent information panel (B.J. Haan Auditorium & Zoom)
  • 2:15-3 p.m. – Parent social (De Yager Activity Center)
  • 2:30-4 p.m. – Choral auditions (music building)
  • 3:15-4 p.m. – Prayer walk (Clock Tower)
  • 4:15-5 p.m. – Meeting with resident assistants* (residence halls)
  • 5-7 p.m. – WOW picnic (behind the Commons)
  • 7 p.m. – WOW meeting #2* (campus green)
  • 8 p.m. – Welcoming Celebration* (campus green & Livestream)
  • 9 p.m. – Ice cream social (Clock Tower)

Saturday Office hours

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Computer Services
  • Facilities

8 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Financial Aid
  • Business Office
  • Library Office
  • Student Services
  • Print & Mail Center
  • Registrar's Office

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Campus store

 

sunday, August 23:

  • 7:30-9:30 a.m. – Breakfast (students only, in the Commons)
  • Various times – Church, Livestream
  • 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Lunch (students only, in the Commons)
  • 1-1:30 p.m. – Parents say their goodbyes
  • 1:30-2 p.m. – WOW meeting #3 (campus green)
  • 2-4 p.m. – Olympics preliminaries (wear your name tag, campus green)
  • 4-5:30 p.m. – Dinner (hosted by President Erik and Dr. Barb Hoekstra, Rec Center)
  • Various times – Church, Livestream
  • 8 p.m. – All-campus worship (campus green)

monday, August 24:

  • 7:30-9 a.m. – Breakfast (Commons)
  • 9-10 a.m. – Devotions, meal information, and Canvas tutorial (in WOW groups, campus green)
  • 10:15-11 a.m. – Program preview (various departments)
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Student advising sessions* (faculty offices)
  • 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Choral auditions (Music Building)
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Lunch (Commons)
  • 1:30-3 p.m. – Student employee meetings 
  • 3:30-4:45 p.m. – Assessment activities
  • 5-6:30 p.m. – Picnic (Grille area)
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. – WOW Olympics (behind Southview)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Defender Crunch time (Clock Tower)

tuesday, August 25:

  • 8 a.m. – Classes begin
  • 7:30 p.m. – "The Show"/Wing Meetings (B.J. Haan) – POSTPONED
  • 8:30 p.m. – Community Standards Meeting (B.J. Haan)
  • 9:00 p.m. – "The Show"/Wing Meetings (B.J. Haan) – POSTPONED
  • 10:00 p.m. – Community standards meeting (B.J. Haan)

wednesday, August 26:

  • 11 a.m. – Chapel (B.J. Haan)
  • 2-5:30 p.m. – WOW talent show auditions (B.J. Haan)

thursday, August 27

  • 8-9:30 p.m. – Club Fair (Rec Center)

friday, August 28: 

  • 11 a.m. – Convocation (B.J. Haan)
  • 9 p.m. – All-campus block party (campus green)

saturday, August 29:

  • 9 p.m. – WOW talent show (campus green)

sunday, August 30:

  • 8:30-9:30 p.m. – Small group kick-off (Clock Tower)

*required student events

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