New College Student Orientation Schedules

You are embarking on what will be a powerfully challenging and rewarding time in your college life. Your training here begins with New Student Orientation. Schedules and dates are below:

Key Dates

  • June 17 Detailed orientation schedule published
  • July 19-20 Online Parent/Student Orientation
  • August 16-17 New residential student move-in & commuter student check-in. Move-in appointments will be scheduled later this summer
  • August 16-17 Parent & family portion of on-campus orientation
  • August 22 Undergraduate classes begin 

New Student & Parent Online Orientation Schedule July 19-20

Each day presents identical content. Please choose which day works best for your schedule or utilize both days to fit your schedule.  All scheduled parent & student Zoom links will be emailed to parents and students. Zoom links will not be posted on this site.

All online sessions will be recorded and posted on this webpage for future viewing.

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Day-by-Day Orientation Schedules

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards prior to arrival on campus.

Each schedule has been organized by specific move-in/check-in date for Aug 16-17. Commuter students have an open check-in from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Aug 16-17. Residential students, please refer to your specific appointment date.  

Drama Orientation Schedule (Move-In Group Specific, Aug 16-17)

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Tuesday, August 16 

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards & the Opening Day Page prior to arrival on campus.  

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

  • MOVE-IN/CHECK-IN (Commuters/Residential) 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  
  • New residential student move-in (appointment only) & commuter students have an open check-in 
  • PARKING | LOT N 
  • RESIDENCE LIFE | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • PARKING DECALS | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • ONE CARD | HANES STUDENT COMMONS
  • COFFEE & PASTRIES 8-10 AM | HANES STUDENT COMMONS STUDENT LOUNGE | HOSTED BY THE PARENT LEADERSHIP CIRCLE 
  • MAIL CENTER | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 

Once check-in is completed, students proceed to move-in: 

  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • DLA Orientation Session (In-Person)  3:15-4 p.m. (Parents & Students) Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • DEAN OF DLA EVENT 6-8 PM, ACE Complex in UNCSA Film Village (Parents Only)
  • STUDENT WELCOME SESSION 7:30-8:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Wednesday, August 17 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • School of Drama Orientation for Studio 1 (Parents & Students) 2-3 p.m. Performance Place Building, Catawba Theatre 

This concludes parent/family portion of orientation 

  • SCHOOL OF DRAMA STUDIO 1 WALKING TOUR WITH FACULTY (In-Person) 3:30-5 p.m. Meet in Performance Place Building Lobby 
  • SCHOOL OF DRAMA STUDIO 1 MEETING WITH DEANS 6-7:30 p.m. Venue: Performance Place, Catawba Theatre 
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 

Thursday, August 18 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • New Kenan Excellence Scholar Session (Online) 11 a.m.-noon Kenan Excellence Scholars will receive an invite to this session 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 3:15–4:15 p.m. 4th Floor, Library 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 4-7 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIVE KARAOKE EVENT (In-Person) 8-10 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall 

 Friday, August 19 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • DRAMA STUDIO I MONOLOGUES (In-Person) 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Performance Place Building, Catawba Theatre 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 1-4 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DRAMA STUDIO 1 INFO SESSION: SCHEDULES, POLICES & PROTOCOLS,  2–4 p.m, Performance Place, Rehearsal Studio (bottom floor) 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE (In-Person) 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Hill 

Saturday, August 20 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Speak About It Performance (Music, Drama, Dance Students) 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT (In-Person) 8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 

Sunday, August 21 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • STUDIO 1 MONOLOGUES FOR DRAMA STUDENTS | HOSTED BY STUDIO 4, 2-4p.m.Performance Place Building, Catawba Theatre 
  • Artists of Color Bonfire 7-10p The Hill (outside of Hanes Student Commons)
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 

Monday August 22 

  • START OF ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES 
  • ALL SCHOOL DRAMA MEETING 4-5 p.m. in Performance Place Building, Freedman Theatre  
  • NEW STUDENT WELCOME 5-6 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Wednesday, August 17 

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards & the Opening Day Page prior to arrival on campus.  

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

  • MOVE-IN/CHECK-IN (Commuters/Residential) 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  
  • New residential student move-in (appointment only) & commuter students have an open check-in 
  • PARKING | LOT N 
  • RESIDENCE LIFE | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • PARKING DECALS | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • ONE CARD | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • COFFEE & PASTRIES 8-10 AM | HANES STUDENT COMMONS STUDENT LOUNGE | HOSTED BY THE PARENT LEADERSHIP CIRCLE 
  • MAIL CENTER | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 

Once check-in is completed, students proceed to move-in: 

  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • School of Drama Orientation for Studio 1 (Parents & Students) 2-3 p.m.  Performance Place Building, Catawba Theatre 
  • SCHOOL OF DRAMA STUDIO 1 WALKING TOUR WITH FACULTY (Students) 3:30-5 p.m. Meet in Performance Place Building Lobby 
  • DLA Orientation Session (In-Person)  3:15-4 p.m. (Parents & Students) Gray Building, Crawford Hall

This concludes parent/family portion of orientation 

  • SCHOOL OF DRAMA STUDIO 1 MEETING WITH DEANS (Students) 6-7:30 p.m. Venue: Performance Place, Catawba Theatre 
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • STUDENT WELCOME SESSION 7:30-8:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Thursday, August 18 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • New Kenan Excellence Scholar Session (Online) 11 a.m.-noon Kenan Excellence Scholars will receive an invite to this session 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 3:15–4:15 p.m. 4th Floor, Library 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 4-7 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIVE KARAOKE EVENT (In-Person) 8-10 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall 

 Friday, August 19 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • DRAMA STUDIO I MONOLOGUES (In-Person) 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Performance Place Building, Catawba Theatre 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 1-4 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DRAMA STUDIO 1 INFO SESSION: SCHEDULES, POLICES & PROTOCOLS @ 2-4 p.m., Performance Place, Rehearsal Studio (bottom floor) 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE (In-Person) 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Hill 

Saturday, August 20 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Speak About It Performance (Music, Drama, Dance Students) 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT (In-Person) 8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 

Sunday, August 21 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • STUDIO 1 MONOLOGUES FOR DRAMA STUDENTS | HOSTED BY STUDIO 4,  2-4 p.m. Performance Place Building, Catawba Theatre
  • Artists of Color Bonfire 7-10p The Hill (outside of Hanes Student Commons) 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 

Monday August 22 

  • START OF ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES 
  • ALL SCHOOL DRAMA MEETING 4-5 p.m. in Performance Place Building, Freedman Theatre  
  • NEW STUDENT WELCOME 5-6 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Dance Orientation Schedule (Move-In Group Specific, Aug 16-17)

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Tuesday, August 16 

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards & the Opening Day Page prior to arrival on campus.  

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

  • MOVE-IN/CHECK-IN (Commuters/Residential) 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  
  • New residential student move-in (appointment only) & commuter students have an open check-in 
  • PARKING | LOT N 
  • RESIDENCE LIFE | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • PARKING DECALS | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • ONE CARD | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • COFFEE & PASTRIES 8-10 AM | HANES STUDENT COMMONS STUDENT LOUNGE | HOSTED BY THE PARENT LEADERSHIP CIRCLE 
  • MAIL CENTER | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 

Once check-in is completed, students proceed to move-in: 

  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • School of Dance Orientation (In-Person) 2-3 p.m. (Parents & Students) Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • DLA Orientation Session (In-Person)  3:15-4 p.m. (Parents & Students) Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • DEAN OF DLA EVENT 6-8 PM, ACE Complex in UNCSA Film Village (Parents Only)

This concludes parent/family portion of orientation 

  • STUDENT WELCOME SESSION 7:30-8:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Wednesday, August 17 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 

Thursday, August 18 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • New Kenan Excellence Scholar Session (Online) 11 a.m.-noon Kenan Excellence Scholars will receive an invite to this session 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. 4th Floor, Library 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 4-7 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIVE KARAOKE EVENT (In-Person) 8-10 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall 

 Friday, August 19 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • TECHNIQUE CLASS FOR BALLET MAJORS (In-Person) 10:20-11:50 a.m. Studio 608 
  • TECHNIQUE CLASS FOR CONTEMPORARY MAJORS (In-Person) 10:20- 11:50 a.m. Studio A 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 1-4 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DANCE ARTS SCHOOL CHECK-IN (In-Person) 2:30-3:30 p.m. Faculty Lounge 
  • BALLET TECHNIQUE PLACEMENT CLASS FOR ALL NEW CONTEMPORARY MAJORS (In-Person) 3:45 p.m.-5 p.m. Studio A 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE (In-Person) 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Hill 

Saturday, August 20 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Speak About It Performance (Music, Drama, Dance Students) 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT (In-Person) 8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 

Sunday, August 21 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Artists of Color Bonfire 7-10p The Hill (outside of Hanes Student Commons)

Monday August 22 

  • START OF ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES 
  • ALL SCHOOL DANCE MEETING (In-person) 4:20 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. de Mille Theater 
  • NEW STUDENT WELCOME 5-6 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Wednesday, August 17 

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards & the Opening Day Page prior to arrival on campus.  

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

  • MOVE-IN/CHECK-IN (Commuters/Residential) 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  
  • New residential student move-in (appointment only) & commuter students have an open check-in 
  • PARKING | LOT N 
  • RESIDENCE LIFE | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • PARKING DECALS | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • ONE CARD | HANES STUDENT COMMONS
  • COFFEE & PASTRIES 8-10 AM | HANES STUDENT COMMONS STUDENT LOUNGE | HOSTED BY THE PARENT LEADERSHIP CIRCLE  
  • MAIL CENTER | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 

Once check-in is completed, students proceed to move-in: 

  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • School of Dance Orientation (In-Person) 2-3 p.m. (Parents & Students) Agnes de Mille Theatre
  • DLA Orientation Session (In-Person)  3:15-4 p.m. (Parents & Students) Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 

This concludes parent/family portion of orientation 

  • STUDENT WELCOME SESSION 7:30-8:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall (For Commuter & Residential Students)

Thursday, August 18 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • New Kenan Excellence Scholar Session (Online) 11 a.m.-noon Kenan Excellence Scholars will receive an invite to this session 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 3:15–4:15 p.m. 4th Floor, Library 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 4-7 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIVE KARAOKE EVENT (In-Person) 8-10 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall 

 Friday, August 19 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • TECHNIQUE CLASS FOR BALLET MAJORS (In-Person) 10:20-11:50 a.m. Studio 608 
  • TECHNIQUE CLASS FOR CONTEMPORARY MAJORS (In-Person) 10:20- 11:50 a.m. Studio A 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 1-4 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DANCE ARTS SCHOOL CHECK-IN (In-Person) 2:30-3:30 Faculty Lounge 
  • BALLET TECHNIQUE PLACEMENT CLASS FOR ALL NEW CONTEMPORARY MAJORS (In-Person) 3:45 p.m.-5 p.m. Studio A 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE (In-Person) 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Hill 

Saturday, August 20 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Speak About It Performance (Music, Drama, Dance Students) 11:30a – 1:30p Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT (In-Person) 8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 

Sunday, August 21 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Artists of Color Bonfire 7-10p The Hill (outside of Hanes Student Commons)

Monday August 22 

  • START OF ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES 
  • ALL SCHOOL DANCE MEETING (In-person) 4:20 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. de Mille Theater 
  • NEW STUDENT WELCOME 5-6 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Film Orientation Schedule (Move-In Group Specific, Aug 16-17)

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Tuesday, August 16 

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards & the Opening Day Page prior to arrival on campus.  

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

  • MOVE-IN/CHECK-IN (Commuters/Residential) 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  
  • New residential student move-in (appointment only) & commuter students have an open check-in 
  • PARKING | LOT N 
  • RESIDENCE LIFE | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • PARKING DECALS | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • ONE CARD | HANES STUDENT COMMONS
  • COFFEE & PASTRIES 8-10 AM | HANES STUDENT COMMONS STUDENT LOUNGE | HOSTED BY THE PARENT LEADERSHIP CIRCLE   
  • MAIL CENTER | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 

Once check-in is completed, students proceed to move-in: 

  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • DLA Orientation Session (In-Person)  3:15-4 p.m. (Parents & Students) Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • DEAN OF DLA EVENT 6-8 PM, ACE Complex in UNCSA Film Village (Parents Only)
  • STUDENT WELCOME SESSION 7:30-8:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Wednesday, August 17 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • FILM ORIENTATION SESSION (In-Person) 2-3 p.m. Film Village, Main Theatre (Parents & Students) (Mandatory) 

This concludes parent/family portion of orientation 

  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 

Thursday, August 18 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • DIVISION OF LIBERAL ARTS CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: YEAR 1 FILM STUDENTS (In-Person) 9-9:30 a.m. Film Village, Main Theatre (Required) 
  • FILM SCHOOL CURRICULUM OVERVIEW 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Film Village, Main Theatre 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION QUESTIONS FOR ALL FILM STUDENTS (OPTIONAL) (In-Person) noon-1 p.m. Film Village, 2nd Floor, Film Administration Building C | Academic Programs Manager’s Office #2210 
  • New Kenan Excellence Scholar Session (Online) 11 a.m.-noon Kenan Excellence Scholars will receive an invite to this session 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. 4th Floor, Library 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 4-7 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIVE KARAOKE EVENT (In-Person) 8-10 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall 

 Friday, August 19 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • SAFETY HANDBOOK REVIEW (In-Person) 10a.m.-noon Film Village, Main Theatre (Mandatory) 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 1-4 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • ALL SCHOOL MEETING FOR ALL FILM STUDENTS (In-Person) 4-5 p.m. Film Village, Main Theatre (Mandatory) 
  • PIZZA PARTY FOR ALL FILM STUDENTS (In-Person) 5-6:30 p.m. Film Village, BB&T Lobby (Optional)
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Speak About It Performance (Film Students) 7– 10 p.. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE (In-Person) 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Hill 

Saturday, August 20 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT (In-Person) 8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 

Sunday, August 21 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Artists of Color Bonfire 7-10p The Hill (outside of Hanes Student Commons)

Monday August 22 

  • START OF ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES 
  • NEW STUDENT WELCOME 5-6 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Wednesday, August 17 

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards & the Opening Day Page prior to arrival on campus.  

Use the College Opening Day Page for more details on move-in/check-in and to help navigate campus. 

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

  • MOVE-IN/CHECK-IN (Commuters/Residential) 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  
  • New residential student move-in (appointment only) & commuter students have an open check-in 
  • PARKING | LOT N 
  • RESIDENCE LIFE | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • PARKING DECALS | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • ONE CARD | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • COFFEE & PASTRIES 8-10 AM | HANES STUDENT COMMONS STUDENT LOUNGE | HOSTED BY THE PARENT LEADERSHIP CIRCLE  
  • MAIL CENTER | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 

Once check-in is completed, students proceed to move-in: 

  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • FILM ORIENTATION SESSION (In-Person) 2-3 p.m. Film Village, Main Theatre (Parents & Students) (Mandatory) 
  • DLA Orientation Session (In-Person)  3:15-4 p.m. (Parents & Students) Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 

This concludes parent/family portion of orientation 

  • STUDENT WELCOME SESSION (In-Person) 7-8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Thursday, August 18 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • DIVISION OF LIBERAL ARTS CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: YEAR 1 FILM STUDENTS (In-Person) 9-9:30 a.m. Film Village, Main Theatre (Required) 
  • FILM SCHOOL CURRICULUM OVERVIEW 9:30a - 11:30a Film Village, Main Theatre 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION QUESTIONS FOR ALL FILM STUDENTS (OPTIONAL) (In-Person) noon-1 p.m. Film Village, 2nd Floor, Film Administration Building C | Academic Programs Manager’s Office #2210 
  • New Kenan Excellence Scholar Session (Online) 11 a.m.-noon Kenan Excellence Scholars will receive an invite to this session 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. 4th Floor, Library 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 4-7 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIVE KARAOKE EVENT (In-Person) 8-10 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall 

 Friday, August 19 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • SAFETY HANDBOOK REVIEW (In-Person) 10a.m.-noon Film Village, Main Theatre (Mandatory) 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 1-4 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • ALL SCHOOL MEETING FOR ALL FILM STUDENTS (In-Person) 4-5 p.m. Film Village, Main Theatre (Mandatory) 
  • PIZZA PARTY FOR ALL FILM STUDENTS (In-Person) 5-6:30 p.m. Film Village, BB&T Lobby (Optional)
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Speak About It Performance (Film Students) 7–10 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE (In-Person) 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Hill 

Saturday, August 20 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT (In-Person) 8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 

Sunday, August 21 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Artists of Color Bonfire 7-10p The Hill (outside of Hanes Student Commons)

Monday August 22 

  • START OF ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES 
  • NEW STUDENT WELCOME 5-6 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Music Orientation Schedule (Move-In Group Specific, Aug 16-17)

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Tuesday, August 16 

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards & the Opening Day Page prior to arrival on campus.  

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

  • MOVE-IN/CHECK-IN (Commuters/Residential) 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  
  • New residential student move-in (appointment only) & commuter students have an open check-in 
  • PARKING | LOT N 
  • RESIDENCE LIFE | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • PARKING DECALS | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • ONE CARD | HANES STUDENT COMMONS
  • COFFEE & PASTRIES 8-10 AM | HANES STUDENT COMMONS STUDENT LOUNGE | HOSTED BY THE PARENT LEADERSHIP CIRCLE 
  • MAIL CENTER | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 

Once check-in is completed, students proceed to move-in: 

  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC WALKING TOUR (In-Person) 2-3 p.m. (Parents & Students) meet in plaza outside Library & Learning Commons 
  • DLA Orientation Session (In-Person)  3:15-4 p.m. (Parents & Students) Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DEAN OF DLA EVENT 6-8 PM, ACE Complex in UNCSA Film Village (Parents Only) 

This concludes parent/family portion of orientation 

  • STUDENT WELCOME SESSION (In-Person) 7-8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Wednesday, August 17 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 

Thursday, August 18 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • New Kenan Excellence Scholar Session (Online) 11 a.m.-noon Kenan Excellence Scholars will receive an invite to this session 
  • WIND & BRASS MUSIC STUDENTS | SMALL GROUP MEETING (In-Person) 2-3 p.m. SAAB 101 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. 4th Floor, Library 
  • STRING MUSIC STUDENTS | SMALL GROUP MEETING (In-Person) 4:30-5:30 p.m. SAAB 101 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 4-7 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIVE KARAOKE EVENT (In-Person) 8-10 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall 

 Friday, August 19 

  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC SCAVENGER HUNT (Throughout the Day) 
  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • FIRST OF YEAR HEARINGS | BRASS STUDENTS (In-Person) 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Watson Chamber Music Hall | individual times TBA 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • FIRST OF YEAR HEARINGS | WIND STUDENTS 1-3 p.m. Watson Chamber Music Hall | individual times TBA 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 1-4 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • COMPOSITION & GUITAR MUSIC STUDENTS (In-Person) 2-3 p.m. Small Group Meeting | SAAB 101 
  • FIRST-OF-YEAR HEARINGS FOR ALL STRING STUDENTS (In-Person) 3:30p - 5:30 p.m. SMC 167/168 | Individual Times TBA 
  • VOICE MUSIC STUDENTS 4:30-5:30 p.m. (In-Person) Small Group Meeting | SAAB 101 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE (In-Person) 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Hill 

Saturday, August 20 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Speak About It Performance (Music, Drama, Dance Students) 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT (In-Person) 8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 

Sunday, August 21 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Artists of Color Bonfire 7-10p The Hill (outside of Hanes Student Commons)

Monday August 22 

  • START OF ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES 
  • NEW STUDENT WELCOME 5-6 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Wednesday, August 17 

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards & the Opening Day Page prior to arrival on campus.  

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

  • MOVE-IN/CHECK-IN (Commuters/Residential) 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  
  • New residential student move-in (appointment only) & commuter students have an open check-in 
  • PARKING | LOT N 
  • RESIDENCE LIFE | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • PARKING DECALS | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • ONE CARD | HANES STUDENT COMMONS
  • COFFEE & PASTRIES 8-10 AM | HANES STUDENT COMMONS STUDENT LOUNGE | HOSTED BY THE PARENT LEADERSHIP CIRCLE 
  • MAIL CENTER | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 

Once check-in is completed, students proceed to move-in: 

  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC WALKING TOUR (In-Person) 2-3 p.m. (Parents & Students) meet in plaza outside Library & Learning Commons
  • DLA Orientation Session (In-Person)  3:15-4 p.m. (Parents & Students) Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 

This concludes parent/family portion of orientation 

  • STUDENT WELCOME SESSION (In-Person) 7-8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Thursday, August 18 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • New Kenan Excellence Scholar Session (Online) 11 a.m.-noon Kenan Excellence Scholars will receive an invite to this session 
  • WIND & BRASS MUSIC STUDENTS | SMALL GROUP MEETING (In-Person) 2-3 p.m. SAAB 101 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. 4th Floor, Library 
  • STRING MUSIC STUDENTS | SMALL GROUP MEETING (In-Person) 4:30-5:30 p.m. SAAB 101 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 4-7 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIVE KARAOKE EVENT (In-Person) 8-10 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall 

 Friday, August 19 

  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC SCAVENGER HUNT (Throughout the Day) 
  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • FIRST OF YEAR HEARINGS | BRASS STUDENTS (In-Person) 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Watson Chamber Music Hall | individual times TBA 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • FIRST OF YEAR HEARINGS | WIND STUDENTS 1-3 p.m. Watson Chamber Music Hall | individual times TBA 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 1-4 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • COMPOSITION & GUITAR MUSIC STUDENTS (In-Person) 2-3 p.m. Small Group Meeting | SAAB 101 
  • FIRST-OF-YEAR HEARINGS FOR ALL STRING STUDENTS (In-Person) 3:30p - 5:30 p.m. School of Music Complex (SMC) 167/168 | Individual Times TBA 
  • VOICE MUSIC STUDENTS 4:30-5:30 p.m. (In-Person) Small Group Meeting | SAAB 101 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE (In-Person) 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Hill 

Saturday, August 20 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Speak About It Performance (Music, Drama, Dance Students) 11:30a – 1:30p Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT (In-Person) 8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 

Sunday, August 21 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Artists of Color Bonfire 7-10p The Hill (outside of Hanes Student Commons)

Monday August 22 

  • START OF ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES 
  • NEW STUDENT WELCOME 5-6 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Design & Production Orientation Schedule (Move-In Group Specific, Aug 16-17)

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Tuesday, August 16 

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards & the Opening Day Page prior to arrival on campus.  

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

  • MOVE-IN/CHECK-IN (Commuters/Residential) 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  
  • New residential student move-in (appointment only) & commuter students have an open check-in 
  • PARKING | LOT N 
  • RESIDENCE LIFE | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • PARKING DECALS | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • ONE CARD | HANES STUDENT COMMONS
  • COFFEE & PASTRIES 8-10 AM | HANES STUDENT COMMONS STUDENT LOUNGE | HOSTED BY THE PARENT LEADERSHIP CIRCLE 
  • MAIL CENTER | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 

Once check-in is completed, students proceed to move-in: 

  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • SCHOOL OF D&P ORIENTATION (In-Person) 2-3 p.m. (Parents ONLY) D&P Bldg, Room 113 
  • DLA Orientation Session (In-Person)  3:15-4 p.m. (Parents & Students) Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DEAN OF DLA EVENT 6-8 PM, ACE Complex in UNCSA Film Village (Parents Only)  

This concludes parent/family portion of orientation 

  • STUDENT WELCOME SESSION (In-Person) 7:30-8:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Wednesday, August 17 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 

Thursday, August 18 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • A.L.I.C.E. Training, Session A (group assignments will be posted) 9:00 – 10:45 am Room 113 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • New Kenan Excellence Scholar Session (Online) 11 a.m.-noon Kenan Excellence Scholars will receive an invite to this session 
  • A.L.I.C.E. Training, Session B (group assignments will be posted) 1:45 – 3:15 p.m. Room 113 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. 4th Floor, Library 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 4-7 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIVE KARAOKE EVENT (In-Person) 8-10 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall 

 Friday, August 19 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • Speak About It Performance (D&P Students) 11 – 1 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 1-4 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • Design and Production Meeting (All New Students) 2 - 4:30 p.m. Freedman Theatre. 
  • Design and Production New Student Dinner, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Sneden's Landing 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE (In-Person) 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Hill 

Saturday, August 20 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT (In-Person) 8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 

Sunday, August 21 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Artists of Color Bonfire 7-10p The Hill (outside of Hanes Student Commons)

Monday August 22 

  • START OF ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES 
  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION - General Meeting (ALL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION STUDENTS) 2–4 p.m. | Freedman Theatre 
  • NEW STUDENT WELCOME 5-6 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Saturday September 10 

  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION - RESPIRATOR FITTINGS AND TRAINING 12 p.m. (Appointments Will Be Posted) D&P Room 113 

Wednesday, August 17 

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards & the Opening Day Page prior to arrival on campus.  

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

  • MOVE-IN/CHECK-IN (Commuters/Residential) 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  
  • New residential student move-in (appointment only) & commuter students have an open check-in 
  • PARKING | LOT N 
  • RESIDENCE LIFE | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • PARKING DECALS | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 
  • ONE CARD | HANES STUDENT COMMONS
  • COFFEE & PASTRIES 8-10 AM | HANES STUDENT COMMONS STUDENT LOUNGE | HOSTED BY THE PARENT LEADERSHIP CIRCLE  
  • MAIL CENTER | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 

Once check-in is completed, students proceed to move-in: 

  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 
  • SCHOOL OF D&P ORIENTATION (In-Person) 2-3 p.m. (Parents ONLY) D&P Bldg, Room 113 
  • DLA Orientation Session (In-Person)  3:15-4 p.m. (Parents & Students) Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 

This concludes parent/family portion of orientation 

  • STUDENT WELCOME SESSION (In-Person) 7-8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Thursday, August 18 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • A.L.I.C.E. Training, Session A (group assignments will be posted) 9:00 – 10:45 am Room 113 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • New Kenan Excellence Scholar Session (Online) 11 a.m.-noon Kenan Excellence Scholars will receive an invite to this session 
  • A.L.I.C.E. Training, Session B (group assignments will be posted) 1:45 – 3:15 pm Room 113 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. 4th Floor, Library 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 4-7 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIVE KARAOKE EVENT (In-Person) 8-10 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall 

 Friday, August 19 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • Speak About It Performance (D&P Students) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • LIBERAL ARTS COURSE ADVISING (Online) 1-4 p.m. (Open Time) 
  • Design and Production Meeting (All New Students) 2-4:30 p.m. Freedman Theatre. 
  • Design and Production New Student Dinner, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Sneden's Landing 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE (In-Person) 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Hill 

Saturday, August 20 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT (In-Person) 8 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 

Sunday, August 21 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4–7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Artists of Color Bonfire 7-10p The Hill (outside of Hanes Student Commons)

Monday August 22 

  • START OF ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES 
  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION - General Meeting (ALL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION STUDENTS) 2–4 p.m. | Freedman Theatre 
  • NEW STUDENT WELCOME 5-6 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Saturday September 10 

  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION - RESPIRATOR FITTINGS AND TRAINING 12 p.m. (Appointments Will Be Posted) D&P Room 113