Family Arrival Schedule
Please note this schedule is tentative. Select a day to view activities. You can also download the full Autumn Term family schedule as a PDF.
Friday, August 9, 2013
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Check-in | Armacost Library
During check-in, students will complete their financial clearance, be issued a student identification card, obtain a key for their residence hall room, and register their vehicles.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
If your student's computer is set up, but he/she is unable to connect to the campus network, call x8318. The Information Technology Services (ITS) staff will be glad to assist.
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Make sure your student purchases books for tomorrow's class and for freshmen, Western Heritage in a Global Context (WHGC).
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm**
Mentor Meetings, for ALL students AND their families
Mentors are looking forward to meeting students and their families during this session. (See handout in student registration packet for the meeting location.)
Ceremony of Lights | McArthur Gymnasium
All students and their families are invited to attend this candle light ceremony symbolizing new students joining the Eckerd College community of scholars.
Family Welcome Picnic | Fox Hall & Hough Quad
Everyone is invited to enjoy a refreshing summer picnic with students, families, faculty, and staff.
**All students and their families should plan to attend these events together.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Good Morning Breakfast for Families | Fox Hall
Family members will enjoy a continental breakfast and the opportunity to meet with and ask questions of College leadership.
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Texts for Western Heritage in a Global Context (WHGC) are available for freshmen. Check out other cool Triton gear!
9:45 am -11:30 am
Long Distance Parenting and Successful Power Shifting | Fox Hall
Barbara Rhode, LMFT, and Annette Reiter, LMFT, present an interactive program focused on the inevitable shift in power that takes place when a son or daughter prepares to leave home...and then does. Participants will learn how to discern unhealthy dependency issues (theirs and the student's!) while also understanding how to remain emotionally connected when there are miles in between.
1:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Waterfront Open House
Check out the exciting amenities the Waterfront has to offer! Venture on a boat ride or just hang out and enjoy Eckerd's beautiful location on Boca Ciega Bay. This is a great time for students and families to take a swim test so you can kayak or even sail with your student on your next visit!