New Student Week Schedule

New Student Week Schedule 2001This schedule is subject to change.

*Attendance at starred events is required of all new students.

Thursday, September 20, 2001

8:00 a.m. Residence Halls Open: Opening Reception in Each Hall for new students
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *Student ID Photographs, Downer Commons Lobby, report when convenient
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Conservatory Orientation Help Desk Open, Shattuck Hall lobby, General Conservatory information, sign-ups for Basic Keyboard Skills, sight singing, and ensemble auditions, placement test information, etc.
11:00 a.m. *President’s Welcome, Memorial Chapel
*Class Photograph, Memorial Chapel steps, following President’s Welcome
Legacy Photograph, Memorial Chapel steps, following class photograph, new students with alumni parents, grandparents, and siblings.
Noon – 1:45 p.m. Picnic Luncheon, Main Hall Green (Rainsite: Buchanan-Kiewit Recreation Center)
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. *Students : Cooperative Institutional Research Program Survey administration. Downer Commons. Required participation by all new students. Students should report to Downer Commons lobby for instruction.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Conservatory Studio Meetings, Faculty Studios. New Conservatory students are required to meet with their studio instructors and returning studio members for brief orientation, discussion, and making music.
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Service Fair & Family Send-Off Reception. Main Hall Green (Rainsite: Riverview Lounge, Memorial Union). Bank representatives will be on hand to open accounts for new students, and the Fox Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau will have information available, and local church representatives will be on site. Campus offices will be represented to distribute information and answer questions, including the Business Office, Financial Aid and Student Employment, Counseling and Health Services, Career Center, Academic Support Services (College Place, WritingLab, Disability Services), Campus Services (Telecommunications), Food Services, Library, Alumni Relations, Diversity Center, Computer Services, Residence Life, Volunteer and Community Service Center, and Off Campus Programs. Refreshments will be served.
5:30 p.m. *New Student Reception/Information Fair for all new students. Buchanan-Kiewit Recreation Center Gymnasium. Students will have the opportunity to register for placement examinations and obtain advice about taking exams from different departmental representatives. Academic and departmental information will also be available.
6:15 p.m. *Dinner with your Faculty Advisor, Buchanan-Kiewit Recreation Center Gymnasium. New students will be seated with their academic advisors for a banquet. Double degree students should sit with their College advisors. After a brief welcome, students will have the opportunity to discuss the advising relationship and academic advising process, schedule advising appointments, and discuss placement examinations.
8:00 p.m. New Student Week Concert, Memorial Chapel. All are welcome to attend this concert featuring outstanding Conservatory students.
10:00 p.m. Residence Hall Activities. Meet in your residence hall lobby

Friday, September 21, 2001

7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast, Downer Commons
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Conservatory Orientation Help Desk Open, Shattuck Hall lobby. General Conservatory information, sign-ups for Basic Keyboard Skills, sight singing, and ensemble auditions, placement test information, etc.
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Music Theory Placement Examination, Harper Hall, Music Drama Center. This examination is required of all intended music majors new to Lawrence and of any student planning to take Music Theory during the 2001-2002 academic year,
8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Placement Examinations, refer to your New Student Week Packet. Students who wish to take one or more placement examinations should report to the fourth floor lobby of Briggs Hall with pen and pencil. Please note that certain examinations are given only at specific times. You should allow yourself approximately one and one-half hours to complete each examination. If you have questions as to whether you should take an examination, please consult with the staff in the Briggs Hall lobby during the examination period or a member of the faculty from the department in which you wish to take the exam.
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Advanced Theory Placement Examination, Music-Drama room 254. Students interested in this examination should take the Music Theory Examination first. Questions regarding this examination may be directed to the Conservatory Orientation Help Desk.
11:00 a.m. – Noon Student Employment Meeting, Youngchild Hall Auditorium, Room 121. This meeting is intended for all students seeking campus employment, sessions are offered at 11:00, 1:00, and 2:00, and students should attend one of the sessions when convenient.
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Lunch, Downer Commons
Noon transfer and Commuter Student Orientation and Luncheon, including academic and transfer information, activities, and discussion, Barber Room, Downer Commons. A campus tour will follow the program.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Student Employment Meeting, Youngchild Hall Auditorium, Room 121. This meeting is intended for all students seeking campus employment, sessions are offered at 11:00, 1:00, and 2:00, and students should attend one of the sessions when convenient.
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Academic Information Meetings featuring various academic departments, interdepartmental programs, off-campus programs and other areas of concentration. Meetings will be offered at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. See schedule for topics and locations.
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. *Community Forum: David vs. Goliath: Don’t Stand Under the Giant When He Falls, Jan Schlichtmann, Stansbury Theatre, Music-Drama Center. The subject of national and international television and radio programs including reports on “60 Minutes” and “NOVA,” Mr. Schlichtmann’s celebrated legal representation of eight
Woburn, MA families charging W. R. Grace and Beatrice Foods with contamination of their water supply was chronicled in the national best-seller A Civil Action, that became a major motion picture starring John Travolta. This address will consider the importance of involvement and how individuals can make a difference through constructive civic engagement and dedication.
9:00 p.m. Drive-in Movie, Union Hill, behind Memorial Union (Rainsite: Buchanan Kiewit Recreation Center Gymnasium). Gather your friends and join us for a late-night showing of The Mummy Returns under the stars. Bring a blanket or chair, or just relax in the grass on the side of Union Hill. Refreshments will be served.
10:00 p.m. – Midnight Coffeehouse Open House, Coffeehouse Entertainment, Coffeehouse.

Saturday, September 22, 2001

7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast, Downer Commons.
9:30 a.m. – Noon Basic Keyboard Skills assessment required of all new music majors, Music-Drama Center, Room 127. Note: Although there are several time blocks listed for Basic Keyboard Skills assessment, students need to sign up for only one appointment. Sight-Singing assessment required of all new music majors, Waterman House. Note: Although there are several time blocks for Sight-Singing assessment, students need to sign up for only one appointment
10:00 a.m. Volleyball Triangular with UW Eau Claire and Lake Forest College, Alexander Gymnasium
11:00 a.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Grinnell College, Whiting Field.
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Football Tailgate and Game at St. Norbert College for all students. Buses board on Alton Street at 11:30 a.m. and arrive at St. Norbert College for a tailgate luncheon. Gametime is 1:30 p.m. and buses will return following the game.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Basic Keyboard Skills assessment required of all new music majors, Music-Drama Center, Room 127. Note: Although there are several time blocks listed for Basic Keyboard Sk
ills assessment, students need to sign up for only one appointment.
Sight-Singing assessment required of all new music majors, Waterman House. Note: Although there are several time blocks for Sight-Singing assessment, students need to sign up for only one appointment Ensemble Auditions for Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Band, and all choral ensembles; consult the Conservatory Office for complete schedule, sign-up procedures, and locations.
1:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Grinnell College, Whiting Field.
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner, Downer Commons.
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Playfair!, Buchanan-Kiewit Recreation Center Gymnasium. Follow the parade from Downer Commons for this fun-packed, active session designed to help new students meet one another.
9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. New Student Dance and Union Open House, featuring The Ghettobillies in Riverview Lounge and various activities throughout the Memorial Union.
10:30 p.m. A Taste of Lawrence, Memorial Union Grill, Coffeehouse, and Viking Room, featuring complimentary samples of menu items from the Union Grill while supplies last.

Sunday, September 23, 2001
Food Service begins normal operating schedule
Worship Schedules for nearby services are noted in your New Student Week Packet
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast for those traveling to Bjorklunden, Downer Commons.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exploring Bjorklunden, Lawrence’s Northern Campus. All new students are invited to travel to Door County to explore Bjorklunden, site of many weekend seminars and programs for students during the academic year. This 400 acre estate with over a mile of Lake Michigan frontage provides a wonderful setting for walks in the woods, quiet reflection, study, and discussion. Guided tours of the grounds, Lodge and Chapel, and other activities are planned. Lunch will be provided. Transportation departs from Alton Street adjacent to Downer Commons at 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Knox College, Whiting Field.
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Shopping Shuttle. Ride the shopping shuttle to pick up those items you forgot and those things which will make your room “home”; shuttle departs from the College Avenue Bus Stop (near Library) every 15 minutes for West College Avenue & the Fox River Mall. Last shuttle returns from the mall at 4:30 p.m.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Basic Keyboard Skills assessment required of all new music majors, Music-Drama Center, Room 127. Note: Although there are several time blocks listed for Basic Keyboard Skills assessment, students need to sign up for only one appointment.
Sight-Singing assessment required of all new music majors, Waterman House. Note: Although there are several time blocks for Sight-Singing assessment, students need to sign up for only one appointment. Ensemble Auditions for Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Band, and all choral ensembles; consult the Conservatory Office for complete schedule, sign-up procedures and locations.
1:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Knox College, Whiting Field.
1:00 p.m. BA in Music, Music-Drama Center, Room 259, for all students seeking a bachelor of arts degree with a major in music
2:00 p.m. Music Education session, Music-Drama Center, Room 259, for all students interested in pursuing certification in music education
3:00 p.m. Theory/Composition information session, Music-Drama Center, Room 259, for all students interested in music theory and composition
7:00 p.m. *Community Forum: Gestic Theatre Company, Stansbury Theatre, Music-Drama Center. The company presents an informative, interactive, and entertaining program on issues of vital importance to students today. Using the intervention theatre technique, the Chicago-based innovative company intersperses short scenes with moderated talk-back sessions.
9:00 p.m. Hawaiian Luau, Riverview Lounge, Memorial Union. Enjoy an evening of music and dancing as you visit with new and returning students from across campus. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Interfraternity and Panhellenic councils.

Monday, September 24, 2001
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. General Advising meeting for all Double Degree Students, Harper Hall, Music-Drama Center. All five-year, double degree students must attend this meeting, and will obtain their advising appointment schedule following a brief informational session.
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. *Individual Appointments with Faculty Advisors as scheduled
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Computer Services and Library Orientation, Information Technology Center, Library Room 214 and Library circulation desk, Library first floor. Consult your New Student Week schedule or RLA for times.
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Advising Appointments for Five Year, Double Degree Students. Attend the General Advising meeting for all Double Degree Students for the time and location of your appointment.
11:10 a.m. *Freshman Studies class session. Students should proceed to their discussion room assignments prepared to discuss the first reading assignment.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Shopping Shuttle. Ride the shopping shuttle to pick up those items you forgot, those things which will make your room “home”; shuttle departs from the College Avenue Bus Stop (near Library) every 15 minutes for West College Avenue & the Fox River Mall. Last shuttle returns from the mall at 4:30 p.m.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Pre-Loan Counseling sessions, Wriston Auditorium, for all students receiving loans for the first time as part of their financial aid packages; consult your New Student Week Schedule/Packet label or your RLA for your scheduled time. Sessions scheduled at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. *Individual Appointments with Faculty Advisors as scheduled
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Advising Appointments for Five Year, Double Degree Students. Consult your New Student Packet for the time and location of your appointment.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Conservatory Auditions for all choral ensembles; for specific audition times, sign-up at Music-Drama Center, Room 144
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. New Student Chorus Rehearsal, Miller rehearsal hall, Shattuck Hall of Music, open to all interested new students.
7:30 p.m. *Community Forum: Journey to a Hate Free Millennium, Stansbury Theatre, Music-Drama Center. This inspirational program, featuring producer-director Brent Scarpo and his award-winning documentary “Journey to a Hate Free Millenium,” seeks solutions to the horrible hate crimes that have become frequent events in our daily lives. Scarpo is a veteran of the film industry and worked on such films as The Shawshank Redemption, Matilda, The Chamber, That Thing You Do, Dear God, and Air Force One. His stirring and powerful documentary features shocking examples straight from today’s headlines: the vicious murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming; the horrendous dragging death of James Byrd, Jr., an African American man in Texas; and the disturbing shootings at Columbine High School.
9:00 p.m. Diversity Center and International House Reception. Diversity Center, International House. Meet the staff and enjoy delicious treats as you tour these buildings and browse through the many resources available to you. Stop by either location after the Community Forum.

Tuesday, September 25, 2001
8:00 a.m. – Noon *Individual Appointments with Faculty Advisors as scheduled
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Computer Services and Library Orientation. Information Technology Center, Library Room 214, and Library circulation desk, Library first floor. Consult your New Student Week schedule or RLA for times.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Jazz Ensemble Auditions (saxophones), Shattuck Hall of Music, Room 46, for Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Chamber Jazz Ensemble.
9:00 a.m. – Noon *Registration for New Students only, Brokaw Hall.
9:00 a.m. – Noon Piano Auditions, Music-drama Center, Room 260, for B.A. in Music and non-Conservatory students only.
9:00 a.m. – Noon Voice Auditions, Music-Drama Center, Room 259, for all student
s interested in taking voice lessons.
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Matriculation Picnic, Wriston Ampitheatre (Rainsite: Buchanan-Kiewit recreation Center Gym), for all new and returning students, faculty, and staff; entertainment featuring Steel Away, Trinidadian Steel Drum Ensemble.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Jazz Ensemble Auditions (trombones), Shattuck Hall of Music, Room 46, for Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Chamber Jazz Ensemble.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m *Registration for New Students only, Brokaw Hall.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m Voice Auditions, Music-Drama Center, Room 259, for all students interested in taking voice lessons.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. *Individual Appointments with Faculty Advisors as scheduled
1:30 – 5:00 p.m. *Into the Streets, an opportunity to perform community service in the Appleton Area. Sign up at the service fair on Thursday, Sept. 20; at Downer Commons during meals on Sunday, Sept. 23 and Monday, Sept. 24; or call the Volunteer and Community Service Center at ext. 6644.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Pre-Loan Counseling sessions, Wriston Auditorium, for all students receiving Perkins & Stafford Loans as part of their financial aid packages; consult your New Student Week Schedule/Packet label or your RLA for your scheduled time.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Jazz Ensemble Auditions (rhythm sections), Shattuck Hall of Music, Room 46, for Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Chamber Jazz Ensemble.
6:00 p.m. *Class of 2005 Dinner. Buchanan-Kiewit Recreation Center Gymnasium. All new first year students should join us for our Lawrence event hosted by the student affairs staff.
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Activities Fair and Ice Cream Social, Riverview Lounge, Memorial Union. Take part in this opportunity to meet representatives and learn about various campus organizations, clubs, and activities.
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Jazz Ensemble Auditions (trumpets), Shattuck Hall of Music, Room 46, for Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Chamber Jazz Ensemble.
10:00 p.m *Residence Hall Meetings. Meet in the lobby of your residence hall.

Wednesday, September 26, 2001
Classes Begin

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. *Individual Appointments with Faculty Advisors as scheduled
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. *Registration, Brokaw Hall
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.*Individual Appointments with Faculty Advisors as scheduled
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. *Registration, Brokaw Hall
3:30 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. UW Oshkosh, Lawrence Courts.
4:00 p.m. Off-Campus Programs. An opportunity to learn about off campus study through various domestic and international programs sponsored by Lawrence and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM).
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Computer Services and Library Orientation. Information Technology Center, Library Room 214, and Library circulation desk, Library first floor. Consult your New Student Week schedule or RLA for times.
4:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Ripon College, Whiting Field.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. New Student Chorus Rehearsal, Memorial Chapel
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Computer Services and Library Orientation. Information Technology Center, Library Room 214, and Library circulation desk, Library first floor. Consult your New Student Week schedule or RLA for times.
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Computer Services and Library Orientation. Information Technology Center, Library Room 214, and Library circulation desk, Library first floor. Open times for those students who were unable to attend scheduled times. Call ext. 6570 to schedule an appointment.

Thursday ,September 27, 2001
9:00 a.m. – Noon *Registration, Brokaw Hall
11:10 a.m. *Matriculation Convocation, Memorial Chapel
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. *Registration, Brokaw Hall, final opportunity to register,
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Computer Services and Library Orientation. Information Technology Center, Library Room 214, and Library circulation desk, Library first floor. Open times for those students who were unable to attend scheduled times. Call ext. 6570 to schedule an appointment. * Attendance is required of all new students.

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