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. 14-26, 2019 Orientation period for Design & Production (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup)
  • August 19-26, 2019 Orientation period for Design & Production (Production Project Management, 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 14

  • DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN WORKSHOP
    9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
(Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup) D&P Building, Room 115

Thursday, August 15

  • DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN WORKSHOP
    9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
(Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup) D&P Building, Room 115

Friday, August 16

  • DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN WORKSHOP
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup) D&P Building, Room 115

Saturday, August 17

  • DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN WORKSHOP
    9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup) D&P Building, Room 115

Sunday, August 18

  • DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN WORKSHOP
    9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup) D&P Building, Room 115

Monday, August 19

  • GRADUATE STUDENT CHECK-IN 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Hanes Student Commons, Top Floor
  • GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL WELCOME 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • NEW GRADUATE STUDENT LUNCHEON 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • ART SCHOOL TOURS 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • LIBRARY ORIENTATION 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Library
  • DINNER 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall

Tuesday, August 20

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall

Wednesday, August 21

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • DRAFTING EVALUATIONS 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tech Direction, Stage Automation, Sound) D&P Building, Graphics Lab, Room 122
  • COSTUME DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY ORIENTATION 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Costume Shop, Room 107
  • SHOP ORIENTATION & OPERATION 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties) D&P Building, 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 GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION 
    2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. D&P Building, Room 115
  • STEVENS CENTER TOUR & PROVOST RECEPTION 4:30 p.m.- 6p.m. 405 4th St. NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DEANS' PANEL DISCUSSION 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. School of Music Complex, Watson Hall

Thursday, August 22

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • FORKLIFT TRAINING & CERTIFICATION 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Tech Direction, Stage Automation) D&P Building, Room 112
  • SHOP ORIENTATION & OPERATION 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Wig & Makeup) D&P Building, Wig & Makeup Shop, Room 112
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • NEW GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING WITH GRADUATE FACULTY 3:30 p.m.-4 p.m. D&P Building, Room 115
  • D&P ALL-SCHOOL MEETING 4 p.m.-6 p.m. D&P Building, Room 113
  • D&P COOKOUT 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. D&P Building, Paint Shop

Friday, August 23

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN 9 a.m.-12 p.m. D&P Main Office
  • SHOP ORIENTATION 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tech Direction & Stage Automation) D&P Building, Scene Shop
  • GRADUATE STUDENT BOOTCAMP (Costume Technology) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. D&P Costume Shop
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN 1 p.m.-4 p.m. D&P Main Office
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall

Saturday, August 24

  • BREAKFAST 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • PERSONNEL LIFT TRAINING & CERTIFICATION 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Technical Direction, Stage Automation) D&P Building, Room 112
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION 1 p.m.-3p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • FORKLIFT PRACTICALS/LARGE VEHICLE CHECKOUT 2 p.m.-6 p.m. (Technical Direction, Stage Automation) D&P Scene Shop
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • GRADUATE SOCIAL 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Footnote-634 W. 4th Street,
    STE. #120 Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Sunday, August 25

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

Monday, August 26

  • CLASSES BEGIN 8 a.m.
  • GENERAL MEETING FOR ALL D&P STUDENTS 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
    Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • CHANCELLOR’S CONVOCATION 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • COOKOUT & PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Filmmakers

Monday, August 19

  • GRAD STUDENT CHECK-IN 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Hanes Student Commons, Top Floor.
  • GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL WELCOME 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • NEW GRADUATE STUDENT LUNCHEON 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • ART SCHOOL TOURS 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • LIBRARY ORIENTATION 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Library
  • MEETING WITH FILMMAKING DEAN & DEPARTMENTAL FACULTY
    5 p.m.-5:30 p.m.  Film Village, Babcock Theater

Tuesday, August 20

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall

Wednesday, August 21

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • STEVENS CENTER TOUR & PROVOST RECEPTION 4:30 p.m.- 6p.m. 405 4th St. NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DEANS' PANEL DISCUSSION 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. School of Music Complex, Watson Hall

Thursday, August 22

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION QUESTIONS (Optional) 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Film Village, 2nd Floor, Film Admin Building, Academic Program Manager's Office
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Dining Hall

Friday, August 23

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Film Office, Room 2210
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Film Office, Room 2210
  • FILM ALL-SCHOOL MEETING 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Film Village, Main Theatre
  • PIZZA PARTY FOR ALL FILM STUDENTS 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
    Film Village, BB&T Lobby

Saturday, August 24

  • BREAKFAST 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION 1 p.m.-3p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • GRADUATE SOCIAL 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Footnote- 634 W. 4th Street, STE. #120 Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Sunday, August 25

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

Monday, August 26

  • CLASSES BEGIN 8 a.m.
  • CHANCELLOR’S CONVOCATION 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • COOKOUT & PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Musicians

Monday, August 19

  • GRADUATE STUDENT CHECK-IN 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    Hanes Student Commons, Top Floor
  • GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL WELCOME 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • NEW GRADUATE STUDENT LUNCHEON 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • ART SCHOOL TOURS 1:30-2:15 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • LIBRARY ORIENTATION 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Library
  • MUSIC WELCOME SESSION 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Gray Building, Hood Recital Hall

Tuesday, August 20

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • AURAL SKILLS DICTATION PROFICIENCY EXAM 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Gray Building, Room 134
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • INDIVIDUAL AURAL SKILLS PROFICIENCY TESTING 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Gray Building, Room 119
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall

Wednesday, August 21

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • FIRST OF YEAR HEARINGS 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Brass, Strings, Woodwinds) 
School of Music Complex, Rooms 167 & 168
  • STEVENS CENTER TOUR & PROVOST RECEPTION 4:30 p.m.- 6p.m. 405 4th St. NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DEANS' PANEL DISCUSSION
 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. School of Music Complex, Watson Hall

Thursday, August 22

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • FIRST OF YEAR HEARINGS (Piano) 4 p.m.-6 p.m. School of Music Complex, Watson Hall
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall

Friday, August 23

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • REGISTRATION & ART SCHOOL CHECK-IN 1 p.m.-4 p.m. School of Music Complex, Main Office
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall

Saturday, August 24

  • BREAKFAST 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • GRADUATE SOCIAL 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Footnote- 634 W. 4th Street, STE. #120 Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Sunday, August 25

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

Monday, August 20

  • CLASSES BEGIN 8 a.m.
  • CHANCELLOR’S CONVOCATION 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • COOKOUT & PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Daniels Plaza