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WELCOME TO WARNER UNIVERSITY

WELCOME TO WARNER!

We’re so glad you’re here. At Warner, we want to help you not only reach your academic goals, but also grow in your faith and find your calling. We pray your college journey will be beyond belief. Check out everything you need to know about moving in to Warner University below. —Dr. David Hoag, President of Warner University #MyWarner #MyAdventure

2019 Orientation Schedule

Q&A

Q: Do I report for preseason or traditional move-in?

Report to campus for preseason move-in on August 3rd if you are part of one of the following teams: new football, women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, or women’s soccer.

Note: Some teams—cheer and band, for example—may report for a later preseason check-in. Specific coaches or directors will provide that information.

Report to campus for traditional move-in on August 24th if you are a new traditional residential student who did not participate in the preseason move-in.

Q: Can I move in before my assigned date?

You cannot move in before your assigned date. Room access will be given to confirmed residents only on or after their assigned move-in date. Students who arrive early will be directed to find another accommodation until their move-in date.

Q: If I do not have a room assignment, may I come to move-in day anyway?

Please do not make plans to bring belongings to campus until you have finalized registration and have established a payment plan.  

Q: Do I have to attend orientation activities August 24-27?

All new Warner University students—preseason, traditional, commuter, and transfer—are required to attend orientation activities. Please check the schedule for activities or requirements for your specific group.

PRESEASON MOVE-IN DAY SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 3

11am – 2pm                              Food Trucks on Campus                                                The Courts

 

Food trucks will be available for sales to families as they arrive on campus. 

1pm-3:00pm                            New Student Check-In                                             Darby Building

Check-in at the Darby Building to begin the process of move-in. Once you receive the necessary information and materials, you will proceed to your assigned residence hall. Resident Directors (RDs) and volunteers will be on hand to help you unload your belongings and move them into your room.

3pm                                         Parent Check-in                                                 Darby Lecture Hall

While your student settles in, join President Hoag and members of the school community for a time dedicated to getting you the best information available about having a student at Warner University. (Students do not attend).

“The Gathering” for New Students                                          TBA

Students should take a break from moving-in to head to a meet up with coaches, staff and returning students.  This is where the excitement really starts to build!

4pm                                         A Royal Welcome                                                       The Courtyard

Our new Royals are invited to an official start to their time as students at Warner University.  Parents and family are encouraged to participate as a send-off and special memory of the day.

5pm                                         Parent & Family Send-off Station                                 PLRC Lobby

After parents, family and friends share final hugs and see-ya-laters, they are invited to stop by the Send-Off Station for some snacks to take on the road toward home. 

Welcome Dinner (for students)                                     Dining Hall

Students will join their team and coaches for dinner in the Alumni Dining Hall.

7pm                                         Team Meetings                                                                        TBA
Meet up with your coaches and teammates for some time to talk about what the weeks ahead hold for the team.

8:30pm                                    New Student Celebration                                              The Courts

All preseason teams, coaches and trainers will enjoy some time getting to know the WU Community.  Food, music and games!

Sunday, August 4

10am                                        Sunday Worship and Welcome Lunch

Teams will join in on worship at South Lake Wales Church of God and enjoy a lunch in their honor.

 

1:00-3:30pm                             Each team will participate in two different activities:        

  • Meet the President and First Lady

          Team groups will get a chance to visit with the President
          and Mrs. Hoag for some food and fun.
          Location: Ratzlaff Administration Building.

  • Concussion Testing. Locations as listed.

       Schedule for both:

1pm – WS, MS, WVB – Concussion (Darby)
1:30 – WS, MS, WVB – Ratzlaff
1:30 – FB A (16 people) Concussion (LRC)
2:00 – FB A – Ratzlaff
2:00 – FB B (30 people) Concussion (Darby)
2:30 – FB B Ratzlaff
2:30 – FB C (14 people) Concussion (LRC)
3:00 – FB C Ratzlaff 

 

3:30-5pm                                  Mandatory Residence Life Meetings          Darby Lecture Hall

 

 

Available                                  Dinner in Dining Hall

5:00-6:30 p.m.

7pm                                         Team Huddle: New Student Kick-off                 Darby Lecture Hall

An all-team event that is sure to set the tone for the upcoming weeks. Enjoy some time to prepare for the training ahead and hear an inspirational message with your pre-season athlete peers.

Preseason Move-in Day Schedule

NEW STUDENT MOVE-IN SCHEDULE

New Student Move-In Schedule

Saturday, August 24

11:00am – 2:00pm                    Food Trucks on Campus                                                The Courts

 

Food trucks will be available for sales to families as they arrive on campus. 

1:00pm-3:00pm                        On-Campus Student Check-In                       Darby Building

Check-in at the Darby Building to begin the process of move-in. Once you receive the necessary information and materials, you will proceed to your assigned residence hall. Resident Directors (RDs) and volunteers will be on hand to help you unload your belongings and move them into your room.

2:30pm                                     Commuter Student Check-in                           Darby Building

4:00pm                                     Parent Check-in                                                 Darby Lecture Hall

Parents of new students are invited to join President Hoag and members of the school community for a time dedicated to getting you the best information available about having a student at Warner University. (Students do not attend).

*“The Gathering” for New Students                                         TBA

Students should take a break from moving-in to head to a meet up with coaches, staff and returning students.  This is where the excitement really starts to build!

4:30 pm                                   *The Royal Walk                                                         The Courtyard

Our new Royals are invited to an official start to their time as students at Warner University.  Parents and family are encouraged to participate as a send-off and special memory of the day.

5:00pm                                     Parent & Family Send-off Station                             PLRC Walkway

After parents, family and friends share final hugs and see-ya-laters, they are invited to stop by the Send-Off Station for some snacks to take on the road toward home. 

*Welcome Dinner (for students)                                    Dining Hall

Students will join their classmates for dinner in the Alumni Dining Hall.

7:30pm                                    *You’re a Royal!                                         Turner Athletic Center

All new students should gather in the TAC to get things officially started for the school year.  You’ll meet some important people and celebrate your accomplishment with your new classmates.

8:00pm                                    *New Student Celebration                                             The Courts

All new students will enjoy some time getting to know the WU community.  Food, music and games!

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

Warner University

New Student Orientation Schedule

August 24-27

 

We’ll be glad to see you!  Here’s how to get ready:

 

Student ID: 

           Be sure to take time to receive your new Warner University Student ID.  A
            kiosk will be set up on Move-In day for your convenience.  Meal plan and  
           access to events will require that you have your ID throughout  
           Orientation and into the semester.

 

Dress Code: 

            The last days of August can be hot and muggy and we want you to dress for
            comfort and to stay cool. 

* Please note: Adherence to the Warner University Dress Code will be    
  expected of all students throughout all Move-In and Orientation activities.

Note: Events marked with an asterisk* are mandatory for the student group(s) indicated.

 

How do I know my student status?

 

New Student:    Any traditional student who is enrolled at Warner University for the first time    (includes transfer students and freshmen).

Transfer Student:    Any traditional student who is new to Warner but who enrolled with more than 24 credit hours earned.

Residential Student:     Any traditional student who will live in a Warner residence hall or housing.

Freshman / Freshman Transfer:    Any traditional student who is new to Warner and who enrolled with less than   24 credit hours earned.

Sunday, August 25

10:00am-3:30pm                      *WU Lake Day!!!!                                                  Lake Aurora Camp  

We’ll travel to a great camp location for some good ole’ Florida fun in the sun at Lake Aurora Camp. Come prepared with bathing suits and towels. Ladies, one piece suits only, please. Guys, please wear swim trunks or shorts.

4:30-6:00pm                            Dining Hall Open for Dinner                               Alumni Dining Hall

7:00pm                                     *A Royal Scavenger Hunt                            Turner Athletic Center

Meet up with your orientation groups to get instruction on this fun team building experience to help you become more familiar with your home away from home.

Monday, August 26

7:30–10:30am                           Breakfast —- Alumni Dining Hall
                                                ID required to charge meals or cash service available

9:00am-12:00pm                      *New Students: Let’s Go Royals! / WU 101         Various Locations

Orientation groups will meet up and participate in of three sessions for some fun and time to get to know their Warner University home.    Please bring your Student ID.

9 am                Gold Group: Darby Lecture Hall

                        Blue Group: Swindle Ag Complex

                        Gray Group: PLRC 236

10 am               Gold Group: PLRC 236

                        Blue Group: Darby Lecture Hall

                        Gray Group: Ratzlaff Board Room

11 am               Gold Group: Swindle Ag Complex

                        Blue Group: PLRC 236

                        Gray Group: Darby Lecture Hall

11:30-3:30pm                           Lunch                                                                  Alumni Dining Hall

                                               ID required to charge meals or cash service available.

12:30-1:00pm                           *Transfer Student Welcome                                                     TBA

If you are joining the Royal Family after earning credits or a degree from another institution, come join other transfers for a brief reception and information meeting geared specifically to your needs.  This will be an important time to meet key persons who will guide your journey at Warner University.

3:30pm                                     *Residence Life Meeting                                    Darby Lecture Hall

Mandatory for residential students only.

4:30–7pm                                  Dinner                                                                   Alumni Dining Hall

                                                ID required to charge meals.  Cash service available.

8-10pm                                     Rez Life Event                                                 Individual Rez Halls   

Tuesday, August 27

7–10:30                                     Breakfast                                                            Alumni Dining Hall
                                                ID required to charge meals.  Cash service available.

10am-1pm                                Get Set to Start                                                          Across Campus

If you still have those last few items to take care of as you prepare to begin classes, offices and staff representatives will be available to welcome and guide you through the process.  A great time to get books, find your classrooms and prep your supplies.

11:30-3:30pm                           Lunch                                                               Alumni Dining Hall
                                                ID required to charge meals. Cash service available.

1:30-4:30pm                             Meet Ups and Connections (Orientation Groups will Rotate)    

*Meet the President                     Ratzlaff Administration Building

Orientation Groups will get a chance to meet President and Mrs. Hoag for some food and fun.  Be sure to connect with your Orientation Group Leaders to know your travel time.

*Connect with Your Major                                 Darby Lecture Hall

Orientation Groups will meet up with faculty members to get to know professors and to learn more about what they will learn in their coursework.

4:30-7pm                                  Welcome Back Meal by MMI

                                                ID required to charge meals. Cash service available.

8:00 pm                                   All Student Game Night                                     Darby Lecture Hall

                                                Your Community Life Leads offer events and activities all semester to help you have fun and de-stress.  Come check out a Game Night and see how this is going to become a fun part of your semester!

                                                                       

Wednesday, August 28

Classes Begin!

2019 Orientation Schedule