2015 Schedule

All students must register for orientation.

The following schedule includes events, dates, times, and locations for New Student Orientation.

Print the PDF to bring with you to campus, view the full schedule online below, or download the APU Mobile app to easily access the most up-to-date information throughout the weekend. You will also receive a full, detailed schedule at check-in. Information is subject to change, so please check back before arriving.

Please note: Siblings are welcome to attend, and may join parents at the family sessions. There is no formal programming for siblings.

Friday, September 4

8:30 a.m.
Housing Check-In

Come get your key and unload your belongings into your new home. APU staff and students will be available to help. When finished, please be sure to park your car on West Campus and take the trolley back to East Campus to visit Orientation Check-in, the Church & APU Department Fair, etc... Your first fun-filled day at APU will end on West Campus.

 

Late arrivals may check in at the Office of Housing Services in Engstrom Hall from 4:00pm–10:00pm and on Saturday from 9:00am-4:00pm.

 

Location:
Engstrom Hall
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
IMT Wireless Internet Support

IMT technicians will be available if you need help accessing APU’s wireless network. Look for the “Getting Online” banner and tent or visit the support Desk during walk-in hours throughout the year. The tent on Trinity will also be available Saturday, September 5, 10:00am -6:00pm. Support Desk Hours: Sunday, September 6, 2:00pm -8:00pm

Location:
Trinity Lawn
8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Information Center

 Are you lost? Have questions? Need more detailed information? Want directions for on or off campus? Our knowledgeable staff will be glad to help guide you.

8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Offices Open for Business

Academic Advising and Retention East Campus, Building 30  

Bookstore West Campus, Building 43

*The bookstore will be open until 6:00pm on Friday, 8:30am -6:00pm on Saturday, and 8:30am - 2:00pm on Sunday.

Campus Safety East Campus, Adams Hall

Cashiering Services East Campus, Building 29

Computer Store West Campus, Heritage Court

Health Center East Campus, Magnolia Court, Shire Mods

Information and Media Technology East Campus, Building 6

Libraries East and West Campuses

Student Employment East Campus, Building 3

One Stop East Campus, Building 29

Student Post Office/Mail Services East Campus, Building13

Undergraduate Admissions East Campus, Building 4

Location:
East Campus
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Orientation Check-In

Come to UTCC and begin the check-in process. Below is a list of all the stations involved in Orientation Check-In. If you are a commuter student, please check in after 2:00p.m.

 

[1] Check-in

Receive your Orientation packet, which will include an Orientation schedule,

t-shirts, meal wristbands, and a few other necessary items.

 

[2] One Stop Office of Undergraduate Enrollment Services

One Stop is here to serve your financial and registration needs!

 

[3] ID Card Photo and Pick-up

You may pick up your student ID card if you have previously taken your photo. If you have not yet taken your ID card photo, you can take it now. (If you are living in Trinity Hall, your ID Card will serve as your room key. You will receive your ID card at Housing Check-in)

 

[4] Parent Check-In

All parents are asked to check in with the Office of Parent and Family Relations. You will receive your Parent ID Card and meet the Parent Relations Team.

 

[5] Commuter Student Information

Are you commuting to APU? We want to get to know you! Please stop by this table to meet current students and staff and get your questions answered.

 

[6] Orientation and Transitions

Have any additional questions? We would love to help answer those! Also Orientation Leaders look forward to greeting you and giving you a little treat!

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
10 a.m.
Campus Tours

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be available to show you around campus, answer your questions, and help point you in the right direction. Tours begin on both campuses at the top of every hour.

 

East Campus Tours

Meet at the Welcome Center in the Wynn Building.

 

West Campus Tours

Meet at the base of the big stairs in front of the Felix Event Center.

10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Church & APU Department Fair

Churches from the local area will be out on Cougar Walk to meet you and welcome you to the APU community! Their staff will be there to get to you know, answer any questions you might have, and help you start your search for your college home church. In addition, representatives from campus offices will be present to answer your questions and inform you about student services at APU.

Location:
Cougar Mall
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
11 a.m.
Lunch

Use your orientation wristband as a meal ticket to eat at one of our amazing on campus eateries! You must stop by orientation check-in before you can eat on campus. Please note: the color of your meal wristband corresponds with your eating locations. Please refer to your orientation schedule or ask an orientation staff member if you have any questions.

East Campus:

1899 Dining Hall - Red, Yellow

Cougars' Den - Kelly Green

Mexicali Grill - Hot Pink

West Campus:

Sam's Subs or Unami Sushi - Purple, White

Canyon Grill - Lime Green, Blue

Last Name A-M 11:30am; N-Z 12pm, please.

 

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
2 p.m.
Military and Veterans' Information Session

Military, Veterans, Reservists or Dependents? Come to this session! The Office of Military and Veteran Resources would love to welcome you to the campus, get you connected to resources, and get you important information that will help you be successful here!

2–3 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Third Culture Kids (TCK) Reception

Sponsored by Third Culture Network

For those students returning to the U.S. after spending many years living overseas, we invite you to join us in fellowship! You will connect with faculty, staff, and upperclassmen that either self-identify as a TCK or can offer you support. An overview of campus resources specific to the needs of the third culture student will be included with an introduction to the Third Culture Network and the unique community it can provide. Parents and guests are encouraged to attend.

2:30–4 p.m.
3 p.m.
First Generation College Students and Family

You got here...Now how do you stay here? This time will provide practical guidance for academic success, information about unique opportunities, and key approaches to obtaining meaningful extra- curricular involvement.

3–5 p.m.
Meet the CLAS "Dean Team"

Declaring a major within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS)?  This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to chat with Dr. Jennifer Walsh (Dean), Dr. Ryan Hartwig (Associate Dean), and Dr. Theodore Szeto (Associate Dean) about the upcoming year. CLAS is the largest college at APU, but it doesn't have to be intimidating. Having a chance to meet the "Dean Team" is a great way to make a large community feel much smaller.  

Location:
Amphitheater
3–5 p.m.
Transfer and Commuter Student Connect

Stop by to grab a snack, chat, and hear about some ways to get connected on campus. We are so excited to have you at APU!

Location:
Cougar Dome
3–5 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
School of Music: Major Mixer

Returning, new students, and families come connect with each other and department directors to see what awaits you in the year ahead.

3:30–5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
President's Picnic

 

You are invited to join the APU community at our annual picnic with President Jon Wallace. Please wear your Orientation wristbands and join our APU student leaders, faculty, and staff for dinner. Please feel free to come in casual attire and bring lawn chairs and blankets if you would like!

5:30–6:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
Student & Family Welcome

President Wallace, APU administrators, the Azusa mayor, and others will take this opportunity to welcome you and your family to Azusa Pacific University. Note: Spanish translation services will be offered at this event.

7–7:45 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
Orientation Group Time (Students ONLY)

Here is your chance to connect with other new students as well as meet your Alpha or Transfer Leader. You will have a chance to ask your questions, meet new friends, and hear about life at APU from students who know. We are excited to see you here!

Location:
West Campus
7:45–8:45 p.m.
Visit with the President (Family ONLY)

 This time, led by President Wallace, is designed for families of new students to connect with one another. We will discuss the transition within a family as a student goes away to college and take part in a longstanding family tradition. Note: Spanish translation services will be offered at this event.

7:45–8:45 p.m.
9 p.m.
Candela

Join the APU family on West Campus for this APU Cougar rite of passage.

9–9:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 5

7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

Please wear your Orientation meal wristbands and join our community for this continental breakfast.

Note: Bookstore opens at 11:00 a.m. on West Campus for your convenience.

Location:
Cougar Walk
7:30–9 a.m.
Information & Orientation Late Check-In

If you have not checked-in for Orientation or have questions, stop by and our staff looks forward to connecting with you! (After 4 p.m. Late Check-in will be on West Campus at the Cougar Family Festival).

 

7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
8:30 a.m.
Offices Open for Business

Many of our APU departments and office will be open for you to take care of last-minute business.

 

Computer Store 9:00am-6:00pm; Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm West Campus, Heritage Court

 

Health Center 11:00am – 2:00pm   East Campus, Magnolia Court, Shire Mods

 

One Stop 9:00am - 1:00pm  East Campus, Building 22

 

Student Post Office 10:00am- 1:00pm  East Campus

 

One Card 8:00am – 1:00pm  West Campus, inside the Bookstore

 

Bookstore 8:30am- 6:00pm; Sunday 8:30am- 2:00pm West Campus, Building 43

8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
9 a.m.
Orientation Group Time (Students ONLY)

 

This time is a chance for new students to get to know their groups better. Leaders will facilitate team-building activities and cover more helpful information in a small group setting.

 

Freshmen: Meet on Trinity Lawn

 

Transfers: Meet in Munson Courtyard

9–10 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Just for Family (Family ONLY)

This session provides families with resources and context for your student’s journey at APU.  You will also get a chance to hear about APU’s transformational Strengths-based approach to education.

9:30–11:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
Azusa Community Fair

Representatives from local businesses including banks, restaurants, cell phone companies, stores, and much more will be on campus to make your move to Azusa as smooth and convenient as possible. Come check them out, grab some free stuff, and get to know the Azusa community.

Location:
Cougar Walk
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Azusa Community Fair

Representatives from local businesses including banks, restaurants, cell phone companies, stores, and much more will be on campus to make your move to Azusa as smooth and convenient as possible. Come check them out, grab some free stuff, and get to know the Azusa community.

Location:
Cougar Walk
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Information Sessions with Campus Departments (Students ONLY)

Sessions will be held twice beginning at 10:00am and 11:00am. Sessions and locaitons are listed below:

  • Student Budget-How to survive college and still have money, Ronald 109
  • Becoming a Difference Maker: Practical Steps to Get Your Career Started, MMD 5
  • Study Away: Where Will You Go?, Wynn 2
  • Making the Most of Your Liberal Arts and Sciences Education, Wynn 202
  • Commuters: Finding Home At APU, MMD 4
  • Building your Cultural IQ, MMD 2
  • Walking the Road to Vocational Ministry, Wynn 130
  • God and Money, Wynn 110
  • APU Mexico Outreach: A Life-changing Experience, MMD 7
  • How to Graduate in four years, MMD 8
  • Student Government: Your Voice Matters, Ronald 113
  • Student Employment, Munson Chapel
  • What every transfer needs to know, Wynn 212
  • iAmbassador: Undergraduate Admissions Leadership Program, Wynn 201
  • The Women's Resource Center, Wynn 4
  • The Writing Center- Any Project. Any Stage., Wynn 213
10–11:45 a.m.
Parent Information Booth

The offices of Alumni Relations & Parent and Family Relations are excited to connect with parents. If you did not have an opportunity to meet the team during check or if you have questions, stop by!

Location:
Cougar Walk
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Student Post Office

In order to get into your mailbox, you need a key! Be sure to stop by the APU Student Post Office and receive your mailbox number and key.

10 a.m.–1 p.m.
11:30 a.m.
Lunch

Come take a break and enjoy a meal at one of the many eating areas on campus. Please wear your meal wristbands!

11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
2 p.m.
Information Sessions with Campus Departments

Sessions will be held twice beginning at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sessions and locations are listed below:

  • Be Ready for Day One with Advice from Students and Advisors, MMD1
  • Student Budget-How to survive college and still have money, Ronald 109
  • Becoming a Difference Maker: Practical Steps to Get Your Career Started, MMD 5
  • Black Male Success: Your Dream, Our Commitment (2pm ONLY), MMD 3
  • Study Away: Where Will You Go?, Wynn 2
  • Making the Most of Your Liberal Arts and Sciences Education, Wynn 202
  • Intro to the IMT Computer Store, Wynn 12
  • APU does have faith integration across the curriculum. So, what does that mean? (PARENTS ONLY), Wynn 130
  • High Sierra Program, Wynn 204
  • Building your Cultural IQ, MMD 2
  • APU’s Leadership Minor: Why Leadership? Why Now?, Wynn 6
  • God and Money, Wynn 10
  • APU Mexico Outreach: A Life-changing Experience, MMD 7
  • Let's Talk About APU’s Strength Based Approach!, MMD 6
  • How to Graduate in four years, MMD 8
  • Student Government Association: Your Voice Matters, Ronald 113
  • Student Employment, Munson Chapel
  • What every transfer needs to know, Wynn 212
  • iAmbassador: Undergraduate Admissions Leadership Program, Wynn 201
  • Dining Services - What You Need to Know, MMD 4
  • The Women's Resource Center, Wynn 4
  • The Writing Center- Any Project. Any Stage., Wynn 213
Location:
East Campus
2–3:45 p.m.
4 p.m.
Fall 2015 High Sierra Semester Meeting

This meeting is an opportunity for new Fall 2015 High Sierra students and their families to meet one another, discuss any questions they may have, and to continue planning for their semester in the High Sierras.

4–5:15 p.m.
5 p.m.
Cougar Family Festival

Come for an awesome night of dinner and entertainment! With In-N-Out, carnival rides, snacks, photo booths and much more, this will definitely be a night to remember. Dinner will be served from 5:00pm -7:00pm

5–9 p.m.

Sunday, September 6

8 a.m.
Community Breakfast

Join our community for this continental breakfast before we worship together. Don’t forget to wear your wristbands!

Location:
Kresge Plaza
8–9:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
APU Community Worship

Find out what APU chapel is like! Join our president, Jon Wallace, our campus pastors, and the chapel programs staff as they lead us in an encouraging time of music worship, teaching, prayer, and dedication. Note: Spanish translation services will be offered at this event.

9:45–11:30 a.m.
1 p.m.
High Sierra Fall 2015 Student and Alumni Reception

New High Sierra students will join past High Sierra students for a dessert reception. This will be a time of welcoming and obtaining insight from previous High Sierra Semester students. At 2:30 p.m., the students will load the moving van near the stadium.

1–2 p.m.
2 p.m.
Operation Adaptation

Come ready to have fun, play, and meet new friends! Wear comfortable, active attire to this event where you are sure to have a blast!

2–5 p.m.
5 p.m.
Dinner

In order to eat dinner, you will need to have registered for a meal plan, so don’t forget your ID card!

Location:
Cougar Walk
5–7 p.m.
High Sierra Departure5–6 p.m.
8 p.m.
Good Times

Get an inside look at the incredible talent your Alpha leaders and Transfer Leaders have to offer. Bring a blanket and come early for a good seat; this traditional favorite fills up fast!

8–10 p.m.