Freshman Arrival Schedule

Please note this schedule is tentative. Select a day to view activities.

Friday, August 8, 2014

8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Check-in | Armacost Library
Students will complete their financial clearance, be issued a Student Identification card, obtain a key for their residence hall room, and register their vehicles.  Once all of these are taken care of you can officially move into your dorm room.

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Computer Help!
If your computer is set up but you are having trouble connecting it to the campus network, call 727-864-8318. The Information Technology Services (ITS) staff will be glad to assist you.

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Bookstore Open
Mandatory - Buy books for tomorrow's class! Freshmen do not forget you need books for Human Experience for fall semester.

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

Mentor Meetings for ALL students and their families.
(See handout in your registration packet for your meeting location.)

5:00 pm

Seating | McArthur Gymnasium
Students will receive their class medallion and be seated for the Ceremony of Lights.

5:30 pm

Ceremony of Lights | McArthur Gymnasium
This ceremony symbolizes new students becoming part of the Eckerd College community of scholars.

6:30 pm

Welcome Picnic | Fox Hall & Hough Quad
Bon Appétit will be setting up a lovely summer picnic and giving students, their families, faculty, and staff an opportunity to eat, mingle, and talk about the Eckerd experience.

10:00 pm

House Meetings for Students | Residence Halls, Upstairs Lounge
Meet your Resident Advisor and start discussing how to live together comfortably and considerately in college housing.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

7:15 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast for Students | Café Bon Appétit

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bookstore Open
Mandatory - Buy your Human Experience and Autumn Term texts, if you haven't done so already.

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Class - Only students should attend this class.
This meeting of your Autumn Term course is absolutely, totally, and completely MANDATORY, like all Autumn Term classes! After all, who would want to miss their very first college class?

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

International Students and Families | Fox Hall
All international students and families are invited to stop by and visit with Olivier Debure, Director of International Student Programs. During this meeting, you will be able to ask questions about obtaining a driver's license, insurance, working on campus or any other concerns you still might have.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Computer Help!
If your computer is set up and you are having trouble connecting it to the campus network, call 727-864-8318. The Information Technology Services (ITS) staff will be glad to assist you.

1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Waterfront Open House
Check out Eckerd's awesome Waterfront! Meet with Waterfront Staff and enjoy Eckerd's beautiful location on Boca Ciega Bay. This is a great time to get your swim test, parents too, so you can use the Waterfront facilities!

2:00 pm

Shopping Trip
Forgot your toothbrush or your pillow? We'll take you to pick up essentials. Meet in front of the mailboxes. Sponsored by Campus Activities.

6:30pm

Catholic Campus Ministries Mass | Wireman Chapel

9:00 pm

"Club EC" | Fox Hall
Come out for your first Eckerd gathering as we turn Fox Hall into a day-glow nightclub. Dance the night away at our Video Dance Party. Sponsored by ECOS/Palmetto Productions and Student Affairs.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Trip to Ft. DeSoto | Pavilion #9
Come to Ft. DeSoto State Park for a day at the beach and an opportunity to explore the historic fort and surrounding marine ecosystems. The cafeteria will be closed, and we will be enjoying lunch out at the pavilion. Bring your towel and sunscreen! We will be leaving from in front of the mailboxes with continuous shuttle service throughout the afternoon; directions will be provided for anyone who carpools. This is an Additional Portfolio Event.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Computer Help!
If your computer is set up and you are having trouble connecting it to the campus network, call 727-864-8318. The Information Technology Services (ITS) staff will be glad to assist you.

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Study Time
Remember – You should devote at least 4 hours per day to preparing for your Autumn Term class.

6:00 pm

Varsity Athletes | TBA

8:00 pm

Freshmen Day: 3 Days In...
It's been three days since you arrived at Eckerd and what better way to celebrate than joining the Eckerd College Alumni Association at Kappa Field for games, food, music and fun! Race on the inflatable bungee course and enjoy popcorn, cotton candy, and sno-cones.

9:30 pm

Getting Involved with ECOS | Fox Hall
There are so many opportunities to become active in campus life here at Eckerd. A great way is to dive into one of the many branches of the Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS). Find out how to run for Student Senate, get involved in Pet Council, serve on the Student Community Standards Board, and more.
This is an Additional Portfolio Event.

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