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A timeline of orientation activities

SEPT. 2 

8 a.m.: Dorm check-in starts
4:30 p.m.: Families say goodbye

SEPT. 3 

1:30 p.m.: “Reflections on Diversity” session with the Rev. Sam Offer, a multiculturalism consultant

SEPT. 4–8 

Small-group experiences (five days): Outdoor Action, Community Action, Dialogue and Difference in Action, or Fall Student-Athlete Orientation


1 p.m.: “The Way You Move,” a production written and performed by students, on strategies to prevent interpersonal violence
9:30 p.m.: Food and fun at a block party in Brown-Dod Courtyard

SEPT. 10

12:30 p.m.: Campus-wide scavenger hunt
3 p.m.: Opening Exercises in the Chapel
4 p.m.: March through FitzRandolph Gate in the Pre-rade
5:30 p.m.: Step sing at Blair Arch: Learn locomotive cheer; take class photo
7 p.m.: Pre-read Assembly with What Is Populism? author Jan-Werner Müller 

SEPT. 11 

8 p.m.: Tiger Night: Student performance groups

SEPT. 12 

8 p.m.: Clash of the Colleges: Residential-college competition
9 p.m.: Glow party (music and glow sticks) in Dillon Courtyard 

SEPT. 13 

8 a.m.: First day of classes