Spring Spartan Start (New Student Orientation )

January 8, 2021 | 8:00 AM
Check-In at AY McDonald Lobby in the Heritage Center

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We've put together a great schedule for the program. Here are some highlights of what we have planned for you:

Spring 2021 Spartan Start Schedule*

Friday, January 8, 2021

TimeSession TitleLocation
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.     Check-In
Arrive any time between 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Pick up your orientation materials and enjoy breakfast.
Heritage Center, A.Y. McDonald Lobby
8:45 - 9:30 a.m. University Welcome
Review your schedule for the day. Meet the orientation staff and other new students.
Heritage Center, Babka Black Box Theatre
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Heritage Center Session
Learn more about how you can navigate the Heritage Center and engage in the arts and cultures surrounding you.
Heritage Center, Babka Black Box Theatre
9:55 - 11:05 a.m. Academic Success Sessions
Rotate through three sessions to learn about services including the Academic Success Center, Charles C. Myers Library, and Academic Advising.
Charles C. Myers Library
11:15 - 11:35 a.m.  Campus Ministry Session
Meet the Campus Ministry staff and get information about worship options like chapel services, IMPACT Sunday evening services, Bible studies, and more.
Blades Chapel, Blades Hall
11:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.                      Out and About On Campus
Choose one of three sessions to take care of last-minute errands or find your classroom locations.
Locations vary by session
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Enjoy a complimentary lunch.
Heritage Center, Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Safety and Security Session
Learn about what you can do to help make the University of Dubuque campus a safe and comfortable place for everyone to live and learn.
Heritage Center, Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room
1:40 - 2:10 p.m. Breakout Session 1: Health and Wellness
Choose one of two sessions to learn more about how you can stay well during college.
Location varies by session choice
2:20 - 2:50 p.m.  Breakout Session 2: Involvement and Activities
Choose one of two sessions to learn more about how you can get involved and grow your skills outside of the classroom.
Location varies by session choice
3:00 - 3:50 p.m. Technology Workshop
Get to know the different software systems that UD students use, including MyUD, Moodle, and WCOnline.
Room 262, Smith Welcome Center
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Wrap up and Questions
We'll wrap up the day with a closing message and an opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have before departing.  We'll also conduct a drawing for some great prizes!
Heritage Center, Babka Black Box Theatre

 *Please note: Schedule is tentative and subject to change.