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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

2018 Orientation Schedule

Q&A

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

Report to campus for preseason move-in on August 4th 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 25th 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 been given a confirmed room assignment.

Q: Do I have to attend orientation activities August 25-28?

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 WELCOME

Saturday, August 4

12:00 – 2:00 pm
All Preseason Athlete Move-In | Rigel Student Center
Check in at the Rigel Student Center to begin the process of move-in. Once you receive the necessary information and materials, proceed to your assigned residence hall. Resident Directors (RDs) and volunteers will be on hand to help unload your belongings into your room.

2:00 – 4:30 pm
Student Athlete Concussion Test | Darby Computer Lab
2:00 – 2:30 pm – Football Group A
2:40 – 3:10 pm – Football Group B
3:20 – 3:50 pm – Football Group C
4:00 – 4:30 pm – Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Soccer, & Women’s Soccer

3:00 pm
Parent Orientation | Darby Lecture Hall
Parents, come to discover more about your student’s transition to college and learn about Warner University and its resources.

4:30 – 6:00 pm
Dinner Available | Alumni Dining Hall
Dinner is served! Students, family, and friends are welcome to eat in our Dining Hall for the evening meal. No charge to athletes with a meal plan. Each athlete will also receive two meal vouchers for family or friends. Additional meals can be purchased for $7.00.

7:00 pm
Residential Student Dorm Meetings
Gather with your Rez Life Staff to hear about life in the dorms! Learn about upcoming Rez Life programming and how to get the most out of this housing experience.

All male resident students will meet in the Darby Lecture Hall.
All female students will meet in PLRC 236.

8:30 pm
New Student Celebration | The Courts
Spend some time getting to know the WU community. Enjoy food, music, and games!

Sunday, August 5

10:00 am
Sunday Worship
Worship at South Lake Wales Church of God or a church of your choice!

10:00 – 1:30 pm
Brunch Available | Alumni Dining Hall           

1:30 – 4:30 pm
Meet the President and First Lady of Warner University
Teams will get a chance to visit the home of President and Mrs. Hoag for some food and fun. Connect with your coaches to find out travel time.

4:30 – 6:00 pm
Dinner Available | Alumni Dining Hall

7:00 pm
Team Huddle: New Student Kick-off
| South Lake Wales Church
A jam-packed event that is sure to set the tone for the upcoming season. Enjoy worship music and an inspirational message with your preseason athlete peers.

New Student Orientation

Warner University

New Student Orientation Schedule

August 25-28

 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.

Saturday, August 25

11am-2pm

ALL Student Move-In                                             Rigel Student Center

Check-in at the Rigel Student Center 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), Resident Assistants (RAs) and volunteers will be on hand to help you unload your belongings and move them into your room.  

3pm-4pm

WU Welcomes U” Parent/Family Session        Darby Lecture Hall

This time is designed to help parents understand their student’s transition to college and learn more about Warner University and its resources.  We’ll have some folks on hand to answer commonly asked questions and help you feel confident as you give those final hugs to your students.

4:30-7pm

Dining Hall Open for Dinner                               Alumni Dining Hall

Dinner is served! Each new student will have one meal voucher to use for himself or herself, plus two more to share with family or friends, should they choose to do so (three total).  Additional meals can be purchased with cash or check for $7.00. 

7:30pm

*Orientation Kick-off                                  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 Union

Enjoy some time the Union Patio and Lawn, getting to know the WU Community.  Food, music and games!

Sunday, August 26
11am

Worship at South Lake Wales Church of God or a church of your choice!

10:00am-1:30pm Brunch                                                                        Dining Hall
1:00 pm

*Orientation Group Round-Up

Take this time to meet with your Orientation Group Leader to talk about important information for today!

1:30pm -4:30pm

*WU Lake Day!!!!                                            Lake Aurora Camp  

Immediately following brunch, hop on a charter bus 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.
Please bring your Student ID.

4:30-6pm

Dining Hall Open for Dinner                               Alumni Dining Hall

7pm

*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.
Please bring your Student ID.

Monday, August 27

7:30–10:30am

Breakfast                                      Alumni Dining Hall

ID required to charge meals or cash service available.

9:45am

Orientation Group Round Up     Rigel Student Center North Lobby

Take this time to meet with your Orientation Group Leader to talk about important information for today!

10am-2:30pm

*New Students: Let’s Go Royals! / WU 101         Various Locations

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

10 am              Gold Group: Darby Lecture Hall

                        Blue Group: Ratzlaff Board Room

                        Gray Group: PLRC 236

11 am               Gold Group: PLRC 236

                        Blue Group: Darby Lecture Hall

                        Gray Group: Ratzlaff Board Room

1:30 pm          Gold Group: Ratzlaff Board Room

                        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.

4:30–7pm

Dinner                                                                       Alumni Dining Hall

ID required to charge meals.  Cash service available.

8-10pm

*New Students: “Paint Wars!”                                   Softball Field  

Make your mark with paint and chalk as new students go head-to-head in a WU tradition.  It’s a great way to make a memory and get to know your neighbors.   
Please bring your Student ID.

Tuesday, August 28

7–10:30

Breakfast                                                            Alumni Dining Hall

ID required to charge meals.  Cash service available.

9:45am

*Orientation Group Round Up                      Rigel Student Center

Take this time to meet with your Orientation Group Leader to talk important information for today!

10am-1pm

Advising & Registration for Classes          Rigel Student Center

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.

11am-1pm

Get Connected: Campus Involvement Fair                                   Courtyard & Rigel Center         

Have questions about available jobs on campus?  Wondering about ways to connect and meet people? Interested in knowing what events are coming up?  Be sure to check-out this gathering of representatives that will help you know how to connect and dive-in to campus life.

11:30-3:30pm

Lunch                                                               Alumni Dining Hall

ID required to charge meals. Cash service available.

1:30-4:30pm

New Students: Meet the President & First Lady of Warner U    (Off Campus)

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

4:30-7pm

Welcome Back Meal by MMI                            Alumni Dining Hall

ID required to charge meals. Cash service available.

7:00 pm: Ladie

8:30 pm: Men

 

*Rez Hall Meetings: Residential Students       Darby Auditorium  

Gather with your Rez Life Staff to hear about life in the dorms. Learn about upcoming Rez Life programming and how to get the most out of this housing experience.
Please bring your Student ID.

Wednesday, August 29

Classes Begin!

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

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.