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Summer Orientation Schedule

8:00 a.m.
Arrival and Orientation Check-in
Parents and students will receive their personalized orientation schedule and students will have their ID photo taken at this time.

Continental Breakfast
Barrette Business and Community Center

8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Orientation Kickoff
This session will include a welcome address by Walsh University President Richard Jusseaume and other University administrators.
Barrette Business and Community Center

9:15 a.m.
Campus Ministry Session
Director of Campus Ministry, Miguel Chavez and the Campus Ministry team, will meet with parents and students to talk about the staff and services of Campus Ministry at Walsh University. This session will provide information about Walsh's faith community and discuss the opportunities for continued personal and spiritual development both on campus and in the North Canton/Canton communities.

10:00 a.m.
Student Placement Testing/
Making the Most of your Walsh Experience
This fun an engaging session will help students discover the many resources, services, and opportunities available to them at Walsh University. Students will have the opportunity to meet with various University staff members, obtain valuable information on campus involvement, and enjoy time with their peers. 

Parent Information Sessions:
The Walsh Factor: Student Support, Safety, and Success!
This session will provide an introduction to the education and support offered outside of the classroom.   Bryan Badar, Assistant Dean of Students will discuss the programs and services provided by the Office of Student Affairs.  These include student Support/Health Services, Programs/Campus Activities, Student Conduct, and more.  Tommy Thomas, Walsh’s Campus Police Chief, will discuss the staffing and services of the Campus Police department. In addition, he will address parking services, parking permits, fire safety systems, National Crime Statistics, and more. 

Letting Go
Director of Counseling Services, Francie Morrow and College Counselor/Programming and Outreach Coordinator Caryn Griffin, will lead this program to help parents prepare themselves as their son or daughter begins the next chapter in their life. College is a time of transition for both students and parents. Residential students and Commuter students will face many challenges such as managing new freedoms and responsibilities, leaving home, potential stress over a larger academic workload, and much more. Group discussions will allow for experienced parents to share their stories while providing new college parents the opportunity to ask questions.

11:15 a.m.
Academic Information Session
This session is designed to prepare students for the college academic environment as well as further explain the requirements and experiences students can expect in their major. The session will cover a description of each major's courses, academic expectations, potential career opportunities, and other information unique to the student's major. A faculty member from the academic division in which your major is located will conduct this session.

Lunch
Schervish Dining Centre

Student Athlete Lunch
The Athletic Department will present this session for student athletes and their parents. This is your welcome to Walsh Athletics as well as an information session on required forms that must be submitted prior to the student-athlete's participation in their sport. The session includes lunch.

1:00 p.m.
Student Placement Testing/
Making the Most of your Walsh Experience

This fun an engaging session will help students discover the many resources, services, and opportunities available to them at Walsh University. Students will have the opportunity to meet with various University staff members, obtain valuable information on campus involvement, and enjoy time with their peers. 

Parent Information Sessions: The Walsh Factor: Student Education & Support Outside the Classroom or Letting Go

2:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

  • Financial Aid - Parents and students will meet one-on-one to with a financial aid or admissions representative to review their financial aid package. During this session, parents and students will receive a breakdown of costs and financial aid for the upcoming school year, which will assist them in calculating their financial "bottom line" (if any). Alternative financing options will be explained if needed or requested. Any additional information or forms that need completed will also be reviewed.
  • Using Walsh Technology - The Walsh Technology session will cover applications, networks, and technology students will encounter during their time at Walsh. The discussion will include accessing Walsh systems for the first time, changing passwords, wireless and wired networks, gaming systems, Office365, ECN, and MyWalsh. The discussion will conclude with computer safety and Help Desk services.
  • Global Learning Experience - Walsh University's Global Learning program offers an exciting look into the culture, history and current challenges of another country, giving students a transformational experience they'll carry for life. Students who spend part of their academic career in an international setting broaden their intellectual awareness, cultural sensitivity, and professional preparedness. This session will offer an inside look at the global learning opportunities available to students at Walsh University.
  • Residence Life Session - Led by Associate Director of Residence Life, Tiffany Kinnard-Payton, this session will introduce students and parents to the staff, services, programs and facilities of Walsh University's Residence Life program. The session includes a review of Walsh policies, tips about what to buy and what to leave at home, and so much more! Please note there are two separate sessions: one session designed for parents and one designed for students.
  • Commuter Student Services - The Commuter Services Coordinator will meet with parents and students to introduce the staff, services, and programs designed for Walsh's commuter population. This interactive and engaging session will address the unique needs, challenges, and opportunities for commuting students.

4:00 p.m.
Meetings with Professional Advisors
Ever wonder what an advisor does for students, especially in a school like Walsh? The advising session will answer this and many other questions asked by new students. First semester freshmen are beginning a new phase of their education with lots of new experiences and new responsibilities. Freshman advising is set up to extend the incoming students' orientation throughout the first semester. During this session, you also will assist with planning your fall academic schedule.

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Students and Parents Depart
As you depart for the day, join Walsh University students and staff in the David Campus Center. Students can also pick up their free gift from the Orientation Leader staff and say "goodbye" for now!

**Adjustments to the schedule may be made to best accommodate our students and families.

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