2017 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 Events 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, January 6

8 a.m.
Internet Pit Stop

 Do you have technical questions about your computer or connecting to APU’s network? If so, you can receive assistance from our staff.   

8 a.m.–5 p.m.
8:30 a.m.
Student Post Office

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

Location:
East Campus
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
9 a.m.
Housing Check-In

 Come get your room key to kick-off the move-in process! If you are living anywhere on campus, you need to check in at the Housing office in Engstrom Hall. If you arrive after 4:00 PM, you will need to go to your assigned living area and locate an RA, who will let you in to your new living space.

Location:
Engstrom Hall
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
12 p.m.
Academic Advising

 New Students can receive academic advising after checking in for New Student Orientation. We want to make sure that all students get their questions answered regarding course selection for Spring before classes start on Monday!

12–3:30 p.m.
Lunch

 Come take a break and enjoy a meal at the Dining Hall! Remember to wear your wristbands, which you will receive at Check-in!

12–2:30 p.m.
Orientation Check-In

1. Orientation Check-In

Receive Orientation information, which will include an Orientation schedule, T-shirts, meal wristbands, and a few other necessary items.

 

2. ID Card Pick Up

The One Card Office will be available for you to take their picture and your student ID cards.

 

3. 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.

 

4. One Stop Office of Undergraduate Enrollment Services

One Stop is here to serve your financial and registration needs! Check your schedule here. Check your account here. Make a payment here.

 

5. Family Check-In

All families are asked to check in with the Office of Parent Relations. You will receive your Parent ID Card and meet the Director of Parent Relations!

Location:
Cougar Dome
12–3 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Orientation Welcome and Kick-off

 Join us as we welcome you to the Azusa Pacific University family! Our President, APU administrators, the Azusa mayor, and others will take this opportunity to welcome you and your family to Azusa Pacific University!

Location:
Munson Chapel
3:30–4:15 p.m.
4:15 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 long-standing family tradition.

Location:
Munson Chapel
4:15–5 p.m.
5 p.m.
Family Dinner

 Don’t miss this great time of connecting with your orientation leader, faculty, staff, other new students and families! We look forward to getting to know while sharing a meal together! 

5–6:15 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
Candela

Join the APU family on Trinity Lawn for this APU Cougar rite of passage.  

Location:
Trinity Lawn
6:15–7 p.m.
7 p.m.
Orientation Activity (Students ONLY)

Get to know your orientation leader and group more in a casual, fun setting.  

7–9 p.m.

Saturday, January 7

9:30 a.m.
Breakfast (Family ONLY)

Come join us for a continental-style breakfast before attending the morning sessions.

9:30–10 a.m.
Breakfast (Students ONLY)

 

 

Come join us for a continental-style breakfast before attending the morning sessions.

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

 

This session provides you, the family, with resources and answers to questions you may have about your student’s journey here at APU. You will also get a chance to hear about APU’s transformational strengths-based approach to education. This is a helpful session intended to help families during this important transitional phase.

10–11:30 a.m.
Thrive as an APU Student (Students ONLY)

 

This is a MANDATORY session. Now that you are an APU student, how do you excel academically? What academic resources are available to help you succeed? What are the expectations of academic integrity here at APU? Come and receive all the information that you will need to be successful at Azusa Pacific University both inside and outside of the classroom!

Location:
Cougar Dome
10–11:30 a.m.
12 p.m.
Internet Pit Stop

 Do you have technical questions about your computer or connecting to APU’s network? If so, you can receive assistance from one of our staff. 

12–4 p.m.
Lunch

 

 

12–2 p.m.
2 p.m.
Thriving With Your Strengths

 APU is known as having a Strengths-based approach to education. During this time, you will learn more about the Strengths approach and how to integrate them into your learning and life. All in attendance will receive a free Strengths code!  

2–4 p.m.
4 p.m.
Orientation Group Time

 

Spend time meeting with your group members while getting a personal tour of the APU campus to find out where your classes will be, where you will eat, and where you can go to find a variety of resources and materials to help you transition into your new home!

4–5:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
Faculty/Staff Dinner

 

Our Student Life Administration wants to invite you to come enjoy dinner at their homes!

6–8 p.m.

Sunday, January 8

8:30 a.m.
Breakfast & Church

Grab breakfast and go to church with your Orientation Group!

8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
12 p.m.
Lunch

Enjoy a leisurely lunch break at one of the many local restaurants in the area.

 

12–2 p.m.
5 p.m.
Dinner

 Please use your ID card

5–6:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
Dessert & Game Night

 

Our faculty members want to invite you to come enjoy dessert and games at their homes!

 

7–9 p.m.