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

  • July 20-27 Online Orientation Period
  • Aug. 12-16 In-person orientation. 
  • Aug. 17, 2020 Graduate classes begin

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

Please make sure to sign up for an appointment time on the Appointment URL if an appointment time has not been secured for Aug 12.  Refer to emails from your specific art school and the orientation PDF schedules with live zoom links that will be emailed to students prior to their arrival.  Zoom links will not be posted on this site.

Design & Production

Wednesday, August 12

STUDENTS AND THEIR TWO PERMITTED HELPERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AND WILL NEED TO COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING.

STUDENTS MUST HAVE VALID PHOTO ID (DRIVERS LICENSE or PASSPORT) 

  • PARKING | LOT N

  • COVID- 19 SCREENINGS | FITNESS CENTER

  • RESIDENCE LIFE | FITNESS CENTER

  • PARKING DECALS | FITNESS CENTER

  • ONE CARD | FITNESS CENTER

ONCE CHECK-IN IS COMPLETED STUDENTS PROCEED TO MOVE-IN

  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • GRADUATE STUDENT WELCOME SESSION (In-Person) 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall (For Commuter & Residential Students)

Thursday, August 13

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Dining Hall

 Friday, August 14

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall. 
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.- 7 p.m. Dining Hall
  • OUTDOOR OPEN MIC 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, The Hill

 Saturday, August 15

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Dining Hall
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, The Hill

Sunday, August 16

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Dining Hall

Monday, August 17

  • START OF ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES

FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES THERE WILL BE CONTINUED D&P ORIENTATION SESSIONS

Filmmakers

Wednesday, August 12

STUDENTS AND THEIR TWO PERMITTED HELPERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AND WILL NEED TO COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING.

STUDENTS MUST HAVE VALID PHOTO ID (DRIVERS LICENSE or PASSPORT) 

  • PARKING | LOT N

  • COVID- 19 SCREENINGS | FITNESS CENTER

  • RESIDENCE LIFE | FITNESS CENTER

  • PARKING DECALS | FITNESS CENTER

  • ONE CARD | FITNESS CENTER

ONCE CHECK-IN IS COMPLETED STUDENTS PROCEED TO MOVE-IN

  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • GRADUATE STUDENT WELCOME SESSION (In-Person) 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall (For Commuter & Residential Students)
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall

Thursday, August 13

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • GRAD SCHOOL FILM WELCOME SESSION (Online) 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • IMPROV WORKSHOP ONLINE (Online) 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Graduate Screenwriters & Creative Producers
  • GRADUATE FILM RECEPTION (Online) 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Dining Hall

Friday, August 14

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • IMPROV WORKSHOP (Online) 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New/Returning Graduate Screenwriting & Creative Producing Film Students
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall. 
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.- 7 p.m. Dining Hall
  • ALL SCHOOL FILM MEETING (Online) 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • IMPROV COMBINED WORKSHOP (Online) 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. New/Returning Graduate Screenwriting & Creative Producing Film Students
  • OUTDOOR OPEN MIC 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, The Hill

Saturday, August 15

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Dining Hall
  • GRAD FILM MIXER w/ Alumni (Online) 6:30 p.m.
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, The Hill

Sunday, August 16

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Dining Hall

Monday, August 17

  • START OF ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES

Musicians

Wednesday, August 12

STUDENTS AND THEIR TWO PERMITTED HELPERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AND WILL NEED TO COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING.

STUDENTS MUST HAVE VALID PHOTO ID (DRIVERS LICENSE or PASSPORT) 

  • PARKING | LOT N

  • COVID- 19 SCREENINGS | FITNESS CENTER

  • RESIDENCE LIFE | FITNESS CENTER

  • PARKING DECALS | FITNESS CENTER

  • ONE CARD | FITNESS CENTER

ONCE CHECK-IN IS COMPLETED STUDENTS PROCEED TO MOVE-IN

  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • GRADUATE STUDENT WELCOME SESSION (In-Person) 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall (For Commuter & Residential Students)
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall

Thursday, August 13

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • GRADUATE MUSIC WELCOME MEETING (Online) 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Dining Hall

Friday, August 14

  • BREAKFAST 7:15 a.m.-10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall. 
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.- 7 p.m. Dining Hall
  • OUTDOOR OPEN MIC 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, The Hill

Saturday, August 15

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Dining Hall
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, The Hill

Sunday, August 16

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Dining Hall

Monday, August 17

  • START OF ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES