Transfer Student Orientation
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
We are so excited that you are joining the Edgewood College community! We are dedicated to getting to know you, assisting you in your transition to EC, and helping you build a sense of community. You will have the chance to connect with valuable resources on campus, meet future classmates, explore the campus, and learn what means to be a part of this great community of learners.
Below is a schedule of WELCOME WEEK events. We recommend that you attend as many events as possible and ask that you officially RSVP to the August 21 orientation date. We are glad you are here!
WELCOME WEEK EVENTS
Monday, August 19
Bridge to COR
Join the Transfer Orientation Leaders for dinner at Phil’s Cafeteria directly following Bridge to COR.
Eagle Family Feud
Join the Orientation Staff and our CELEBRITY HOST for a night full of surprises! The “family” that wins the game will advances to the bonus round, called Fast Money, for a chance to win various prizes by answering more survey questions.
Prizes include gift cards, free entry into campus events and event Edgewood College swag!
Tuesday, August 20: New Student Orientation
We Are Edgewood
Join the EC community as we discover all the opportunities that makes the Edgewood College experience unique. There will be various opportunities across campus for incoming students to learn and contribute to the EC journey.
These sessions help all students learn what it means to be a member of the Edgewood College community. They showcase what makes our college uniquely Edgewood and how students can use our values as an institution to thrive. Sessions in this category could focus on engaged learning opportunities (study abroad, internships, leadership, athletics, student research, etc.) and on what it means to situate life and learning in the Dominican tradition and integrates the studium, our Dominican values, the Dominican Catholic Intellectual Tradition, or the liberal arts tradition.
Check-in for Tuesday will be in Predolin Lobby at 1PM.
Incoming first-year and transfer students will be introduced to the traditions of campus during Convocation, an annual welcome that serves as the formal beginning of the student academic experience at Edgewood College!
Convocation marks the only time, until graduation, that students will be in an assembly with so many of their classmates.
Please RSVP above to convocation.
Wednesday, August 21
Get pumped for Campus Fest 2019! Campus Fest is an annual organization and merchant fair sponsored by the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement. Each year student organizations, local merchants, community partners, and College offices host a table to advertise their involvement and engagement opportunities available for students. This is an even you do not want to miss all the free swag is a bonus!
Location: Throughout Wingra Commons, Wingra Terrace and outside Predolin Humanities Hall
Join the OSII Program Ambassadors for this Edgewood College tradition! We have all the supplies for you to make your own terrarium for your room or apartment.
No green thumb is required!
Thursday, August 22
Commuter Student On-The-Go Breakfast
Come to Predolin Lobby to grab some food as you are on your way to class or before your day starts! We will have plenty of sweet and savory treats.
Outdoor Movie Night
Join us after dusk for an outside movie night! We will be watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
We’ll bring the snacks, you bring the blanket!
Location: Dominican Lawn
Friday, August 23
Mad Town Scavenger Hunt: Musical Madison
This scavenger hunt takes place all over Madison but the tour begins at 10 State Street.
A sweet melody floats through the air in Wisconsin's picturesque capital. On this fun-filled Madison scavenger hunt, we go in search of well-orchestrated buildings, musical sculptures and the calm sounds of Lake Mendota.
How did the Wisconsin State Capitol remain the tallest building in the city? Is the Chazen Museum an art gallery, concert venue, or both? Find out on this scavenger hunt of Madison!
Location: Meet the OSII Programmers in Predolin Lobby at 4PM or downtown!
Saturday, August 24
Multicultural Welcome Back BBQ
You do not want to miss this off-campus event! This official welcome back hangout featuring the Asian Student Association, Association for LatinX Students, Black Student Union, and SAFE. Come grab food, play some games, dance, and meet new people!
Open to current students and Edgewood alumni!!
2019 Transfer Orientation Leaders