Tuesday, August 24
8:00am - 10:00am Breakfast
10:00am - 11:30am Mental Health Speaker Carli Bushoven
Carli tragically lost her younger sister, Madison Holleran, to suicide on January 17, 2014, which was just two weeks after Carli’s first child was born. Beautiful, athletic, kind, and smart, Madison was thought by many to have “had it all.” Her death came as a shock to not only her family, but her friends, community, and people across the country – and became the catalyst for the NYTimes bestselling book “What Made Maddy Run?“ by Kate Fagan and published by Little, Brown and Company.
11:00am - 1:00pm Picnic in the Plaza
Join us on Rall Lawn for carnival games and food trucks sponsored by North Central College student organizations. Learn ways you can get involved on campus and grow meaningful relationships on campus. Join for food trucks and rainbow floats sponsored by Cardinal Safe Zone.
12:00pm - 4:00pm On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
Cardinal Room (Merner Fieldhouse)
With your health as our top priority, we are hosting on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students, staff and faculty at no cost, with the first clinic taking place August 23-24. If you are able to get vaccinated prior to the on-campus clinic, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. However, if you are unable to get vaccinated before returning to campus, we strongly encourage you to register for a time slot at our on-campus clinic.
You may choose between Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccines when registering in advance. Pfizer requires two doses. If you choose to receive the Pfizer vaccine at the August clinic, you will be able to sign up then to receive your second dose at the September clinic. Johnson & Johnson only requires a single dose, which will be available on either of the August dates.
1:00pm - 3:00pm Where are my classes?
Start at Jefferson Plaza
Orientation Staff will be all throughout campus to help you navigate your first day. Find out where your classes are located so that you can start your day on the right foot.
1:00pm - 3:00pm Academic Advisor Open House
Your academic advisor is an important component to your success at North Central College. Come meet the academic advisors, grab a cookie, and ensure that your classes are set up for the fall semester. Have a question? This is the time to make sure you get your answers.
3:00pm - 6:00pm Have a Totally Tubular 80s Afternoon
Jefferson Lawn, Wentz Science Center
Choose from a variety of events including guided paint classes, rec sports tournaments, lawn games, eSports tournaments, or just to chill out. Check out the Welcome Week app for locations.
5:00pm - 7:00pm College Honors Program Welcome Dinner
Old Main--Smith Hall (2nd floor)
First-year and new transfer students who have been accepted into the College Scholars Honors Program are invited to join us for a casual dinner. We will introduce you to some key aspects of the Honors Program while you get to know your fellow College Scholars, some returning honors students, and faculty members. After dinner, you'll be invited to tour the Honors facilities at Ward Hall.
6:00pm - 11:00pm Get Ready for Classes Tomorrow!
Get a good night's rest and start your semester strong!