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Fall Connection Schedule, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

8 a.m.-noon: Residence hall check-in (assigned residence hall)

9 a.m.-noon: Fall Connection check-in, Center for Student Life Multi-Purpose Room, fourth floor

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Bookstore open, College Center. Textbooks, apparel and supplies are available.

10 a.m.-noon: Open houses. Family members and new students may take a walking tour of the Augustana College Art Museum (Centennial Hall), Thomas Tredway Library, Hanson Hall of Science, Carlsson Evald Hall and the Fryxell Geology Museum (Swenson Hall of Geosciences).

10:30-11 a.m.: Pre-picnic social (music, tours, Q&A), Lower Quad. Students are invited to listen to some music, take a tour, or ask questions of Peer Mentors before the picnic.

11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Connection Picnic, Lower Quad. Students and families are invited to dine as guests of the college. (Rain location: Center for Student Life Dining Room)

1-1:45 p.m.: Opening convocation, Carver Physical Education Center (required)

1:45-2 p.m.: The Short Goodbye, Carver Physical Education Center. Students say farewell to their parents and families.

2:15-3:45 p.m.: Connection kick-off (students only) Carver Physical Education Center (required). This session will underscore important ways new students can get started.

2:15-3 p.m.: Parent advising meetings (parents only; required), various classrooms. Parents meet with their student’s first-year faculty adviser. See back of student's name tag for classroom location. Parent’s participation in Fall Connection concludes after the parent advising meetings.

4-5:15 p.m.: Residence hall student meetings, assigned residence hall (required). Students return to their residence hall for meetings with Residential Life staff. Please be at your residence hall lobby lounge or designated area by 4 p.m.

Commuter students, College Center Board Room (required). Commuter students will continue orientation with a 4 p.m. meeting with college deans, followed by a peer mentor dinner.

5:30-7 p.m.: Dinner with residence hall floor, Center for Student Life Dining Room

7-7:45 p.m.: Free time. Unpack your room, chat with new friends, catch a quick nap, or get ready for the evening’s OSA activities.

8 p.m.: OSA Extravaganza, Centennial Hall, (required). Upper-class students and Public Safety offer practical advice about social life in college. The Student Life Programming Board’s annual performer’s showcase will feature hypnotist Dale K.

9:30 p.m.: OSA Concert, Center for Student Life Patio and Brew by the Slough. Refreshments will be served.