New Graduate Student School Orientations

You are embarking on what will be a powerfully challenging and rewarding time in your graduate school life. Your training here begins with New Student Orientation. During the summer months we'll be finalizing schedules and dates to post to this page.

Key Dates Per Major

  • Aug. 8-20, 2018 Orientation period for Design & Production (Costume Design, Production Project Management, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup)
  • August 13-20, 2018 Orientation period for Design & Production (Costume Technology, Stage Automation, Sound Design, Technical Direction), Filmmaking and Music

Check-In & Move-In

There is a lot to do during the initial hours so we've separated out the Opening Day Schedule for the other orientation days.

Move-In & Check-In Schedule

Day-by-Day Orientation Schedules

Design & Production

Wednesday, August 8

  • WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
(Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup) D&P BLDG, Room 115

Thursday, August 9

  • WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
(Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup) D&P BLDG, Room 115

Friday, August 10

  • BREAKFAST 7:30-9 a.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup) D&P BLDG, Room 115
  • LUNCH noon-1:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DINNER 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall

Saturday, August 11

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-9 a.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup) D&P BLDG, Room 115
  • LUNCH noon.-1:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DINNER 5-6:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall

Sunday, August 12

  • BREAKFAST 9-10 a.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup) D&P BLDG, Room 115
  • LUNCH 11:10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DINNER 5-7 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall

Monday, August 13

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-9 a.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • NEW GRAD STUDENT LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Eisenberg Social Hall
  • ART SCHOOL TOURS 1:10-2:15 p.m. Eisenberg Social Hall
  • LIBRARY ORIENTATION 2:30-4 p.m. Library
  • DINNER 5-7 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • GRADUATE SOCIAL 7-9 p.m. Roller Mill, 1151 Canal Drive, Winston Salem, NC 27101

Tuesday, August 14

  • MOVE-IN 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • MEETING WITH RESIDENT ADVISORS 8 p.m. Residence Halls

Wednesday, August 15

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • DRAFTING EVALUATIONS 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tech Direction, Stage Automation, Sound) D&P BLDG, Graphic Lab, Room 122
  • COSTUME DESIGN & TECH 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Costume/Wig and Makeup Shop, Room 112
  • SHOP ORIENTATION 10 a.m.-noon (Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Prop.) D&P BLDG, Paint Shop
  • WELDING EVALUATIONS 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Technical Direction, Stage Automation) D & P Metal Shop
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • MEET WITH D&P LEADERSHIP MENTORS 2-3:30 p.m. D&P BLDG, Room 115
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DEANS' PANEL DISCUSSION 7:30-9 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE 9 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Thursday, August 16

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • FORKLIFT TRAINING 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Tech Direction, Stage Automation) D&P BLDG, Room 112
  • SHOP ORIENTATION 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Wig & Makeup) Wig & Makeup Shop
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • MEET WITH FACULTY 3:30-4 p.m. D&P BLDG, Room 115
  • D&P ALL-SCHOOL MEETING 4-6 p.m. D&P BLDG, Room 113
  • D&P COOKOUT 6-7:30 p.m. D&P BLDG, Paint Shop
  • WELCOME SQUAD LIVE BAND KARAOKE 9:30- 11:30 p.m. Eisenberg Social Hall

Friday, August 17

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • D&P REGISTRATION 9 a.m.-noon D&P Main Office
  • SHOP ORIENTATION 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tech Direction & Stage Automation) D&P BLDG, Scene Shop
  • BOOTCAMP (Costume Tech) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. D&P Costume Shop
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • D&P REGISTRATION 1-4 p.m. D&P Main Office
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • D&P MEET & GREET 5-6 p.m. D&P Paint Deck
  • SEAN BOTT - HYPNOTIST 8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT 9:30 p.m. "The What?" Coffee Shop

Saturday, August 18

  • BREAKFAST 9-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • PERSONNEL LIFT TRAINING 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Technical Direction, Stage Automation) D&P BLDG, Room 112
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFO SESSION 1-3p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • FORKLIFT PRACTICALS/LARGE VEHICLE CHECKOUT 2-6 p.m. (Technical Direction, Stage Automation) D&P Scene Shop
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall

Sunday, August 19

  • BREAKFAST 9- 11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • DINNER 4:30 -7 p.m.
  • D&P RESPIRATOR FITTING 1-2 p.m. (All program areas except Sound) (Appointments Posted, Cash/Check ONLY) D&P BLDG, Room 115

Monday, August 20

  • BREAKFAST 7:15– 11 a.m.
  • COLLEGE CLASSES BEGIN 8 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m–2 p.m.
  • CHANCELLOR’S CONVOCATION 5-6 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • COOKOUT & PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Wednesday, August 22

  • D&P GENERAL MEETING 1-4 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall

Filmmakers

Monday, August 13

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-9 a.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • NEW GRAD STUDENT LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Eisenberg Social Hall
  • ART SCHOOL TOURS 1:10-2:15 p.m. Eisenberg Social Hall
  • LIBRARY ORIENTATION 2:30-4 p.m. Library
  • MEETING WITH NEW STUDENTS AND FAMILIES 5-5:30 p.m. Ace Theater Complex, Babcock Theater
  • DINNER 5-7 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • GRADUATE SOCIAL 7-9 p.m. Roller Mill, 1151 Canal Drive, Winston Salem, NC 27101

Tuesday, August 14

  • MOVE-IN 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • MEETING WITH RESIDENT ADVISORS 8 p.m. RESIDENCE HALLS

Wednesday, August 15

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DEANS' PANEL DISCUSSION 7:30-9 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE 9 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Thursday, August 16

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION QUESTIONS 11 a.m.-noon (Optional) Film Admin BLDG, Academic Manager Office
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4:30- 7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • WELCOME SQUAD LIVE BAND KARAOKE 9:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. Eisenberg Social Hall

Friday, August 17

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • FILM REGISTRATION 9 a.m.-noon Film Office, Room 2210
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • FILM REGISTRATION 1-4 p.m. Film Office, Room 2210
  • FILM ALL-SCHOOL MEETING 4-5 p.m. Film Village, Main Theatre
  • FILM STUDENTS PIZZA PARTY 5-6:30 p.m. Film Village, BB&T Lobby
  • SEAN BOTT - HYPNOTIST 8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT 9:30 p.m. "The What?" Coffee Shop

Saturday, August 18

  • BREAKFAST 9-11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFO SESSION 1-3p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 19

  • BREAKFAST 9-11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • DINNER 4:30-7 p.m.

Monday, August 20

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • COLLEGE CLASSES BEGIN 8 a.m.
  • CHANCELLOR’S CONVOCATION 5-6 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • COOKOUT & PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Musicians

Also refer to School of Music Orientation.

Monday, August 13

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-9 a.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • NEW GRAD STUDENT LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Eisenberg Social Hall
  • ART SCHOOL TOURS 1:10-2:15 p.m. Eisenberg Social Hall
  • LIBRARY ORIENTATION 2:30-4 p.m. Library
  • MUSIC WELCOME SESSION 4:15-5:30 p.m. Gray Building, Hood Recital
  • DINNER 5-7 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • GRADUATE SOCIAL 7-9 p.m. Roller Mill, 1151 Canal Drive, Winston Salem, NC 27101

Tuesday, August 14

  • MOVE-IN 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • GRAD LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Film Village, BB&T Lobby
  • INDIVIDUAL AURAL SKILLS TESTING 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Gray Building, Room 119
  • ART SCHOOLS TOUR 2-3:15 p.m. Film Village, BB&T Lobby
  • LIBRARY ORIENTATION 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Library
  • GRADUATE SOCIAL 7-9 p.m. Roller Mills, 1151 Canal Dr, Winston Salem, NC 27101
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • MEETING WITH RESIDENT ADVISORS 8 p.m. Residence Halls

Wednesday, August 15

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • FIRST OF YEAR HEARINGS 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Brass, Strings, Woodwinds) 
School of Music Complex, Room 167 & Room 168
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DEANS' PANEL DISCUSSION
 7:30-9 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE 9 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Thursday, August 16

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • FIRST OF YEAR HEARINGS (Piano) 4-6 p.m. Watson Hall
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • WELCOME SQUAD LIVE BAND KARAOKE 9:30-11:30 p.m. Eisenberg Social Hall

Friday, August 17

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • MUSIC REGISTRATION 1-4 p.m. Music Main Office
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • FREDERICK WINTERS - HYPNOTIST 8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT 9:30 p.m. The What Coffee Shop

Saturday, August 18

  • BREAKFAST 9-11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFO SESSION 1-3 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • RA EVENT 9-11 p.m. The Hill

Sunday, August 19

  • BREAKFAST 9-11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • DINNER 4:30-7 p.m.
  • STUDIO MEETINGS 5-6 p.m. Check with your instrument teacher

Monday, August 20

  • BREAKFAST 7:15–11 a.m.
  • COLLEGE CLASSES BEGIN 8 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • CHANCELLOR’S CONVOCATION 5-6 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • COOKOUT & PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. Daniels Plaza