FYPO

First Year Orientation – FYO

August 17-20, 2018

FYO is your introduction to life as a Mars Hill University student. You’ll get acquainted with the campus, find out about opportunities to get involved, meet with your instructor and First Year Mentor for your First Year Seminar class, explore the culinary offerings of Pittman Dining Hall, and learn about other opportunities as a Mars Hill student. But it’s not all work — there also are movies and other entertainment options, and plenty of down time to relax.

August 2018 First Year Orientation Schedule

Note:  All events are MANDATORY for incoming new students, commuter, Early College, and transfer students unless otherwise stated.  Students enrolled in a FYS111 course are considered “New Students”.  All incoming students not enrolled in an FYS111 course are considered “Transfer Students”. Last updated 07/10/2018.

Friday, August 17, 2018

8:00am – 3:00pmCheck-In

8:00am – 9:30am: Students who did not attend FYPO (April, May, June or July)

     AND/OR Students living in rooms with numbers 400-499 and 200-250.

 

9:30am – 11:00am: Students living in rooms with numbers 500-520

 

11:00am – 12:30pm: Students living in rooms with 100-130 and 300-350.

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Commuter Student Check-In

Ferguson Math and Science Center,  Ponder Atrium
8:00am – 12:00pmHospitality Center OpenFerguson Math and Science Center
9:30am– 4:30pmTextbook Pick-Up

All required course texts are provided to MHU students through the MHU Textbook Rental Program. Please bring your student ID card to pick up your prepackaged bundle on the ground floor of Cornwell Hall.   

Cornwell Hall (ground floor entrance with brick patio)
11:00am – 1:30pmLunch

Meal plans will work for all students. Family and friends may purchase lunch for $8.76 (tax included), per person. All persons admitted to Pittman Dining Hall must have a meal plan or pay, regardless of eating.

Pittman Dining Hall
3:00pm – 4:00pmREQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS WHO DID NOT ATTEND FYPO (April, June or July):  “Understanding MHU Academics”

     Obtain your schedule and learn about MHU’s curriculum and commitment to    

     The Liberal Arts.

Belk Auditorium, Wren Student Union
4:00pm – 5:00pmOpening Session

For all students, family and friends.  Students, bring your FYO folders

Moore Auditorium
5:00pm – 6:00pmFYO Session #1 – New StudentsSee Locator Guide
5:00pm – 6:00pmFYO Session #1 – Transfer StudentsSee Locator Guide
5:00pm – 6:00pmFamily and Friends SessionMoore Auditorium
6:00pm – 7:00pmDinner

Meal plans will work for all students.  Family and friends may purchase dinner for $9.05 (tax included), per person. All persons admitted to Pittman Dining Hall must have a meal plan or pay, regardless of eating.

Pittman Dining Hall
7:30pm – 8:30pmFirst Residence Hall Session: Floor Meeting

Required for all students living on campus.

Residence Hall Floor
9:00pm – 10:00pmClass of 2022 Shuffle

Come and learn the Class of 2022 shuffle with your classmates!

Timberline, Wren Student Union

 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

8:00am – 9:30amContinental Breakfast

Meal plans will work for all students.  Family and friends may purchase breakfast for $6.73 (tax included) per person. All persons admitted to Pittman Dining Hall must have a meal plan or pay, regardless of eating.

Pittman Dining Hall
9:20amStudents meet in FYO groups for Call to Honor CeremonyTBD by FYO Group
9:30am – 10:30amCall to Honor Ceremony

Family and friends are welcome! Business casual attire.

Moore Auditorium
Following Call to Honor CeremonyFarewells

At this time, please make your “farewells” to family and friends.

Location of your choice
10:30am – 11:45amFYO Session #2 – New StudentsSee Locator Guide
10:30am – 11:30amFYO Session #2 – Transfer StudentsSee Locator Guide

 

11:30am – 1:00pmLunch—Go to lunch at the conclusion of your FYO session.Pittman Dining Hall
3:30pm – 5:00pm“Living the Lion Life”: Title IX and Student Code of Conduct SessionSee Locator Guide
5:00pm – 6:30pmDinnerPittman Dining Hall
7:30pmNeon Nights

Tie-dye your own MHU t-shirt!

Community Life Pavilion/Intramural Fields

Sunday, August 19, 2018

10:00am – 1:00pmBrunch (Breakfast 10am – 11am; Lunch 11am – 1pm)Pittman Dining Hall
11:00am  – 12:00pmNon-denominational Worship Service (Optional).

Join the Chaplains’ Office and student ministries for a time of worship.

Broyhill Chapel
1:00pm – 2:00pmFirst Year Connections Overview – For all students in FYS111Moore Auditorium
2:00pm-2:15pmClass of 2022 Group PictureFootball Stadium
2:15pm – 3:30pm (or until the ice cream runs out!)Sunday Sundaes (Optional)

Sponsored by MHU Chaplains’ Office

Fellowship Hall
3:30pm –4:30pmFYO Session #3 – New StudentsSee Locator Guide
4:30pm – 6:30pmDinnerPittman Dining Hall
8:00pmPLAYFAIR!

Join the mentors and the Class of 2022 at this monumental event!

Chambers Gymnasium


Monday, August 20, 2018

7:00am – 9:00amBreakfastPittman Dining Hall
8:00am – 9:00am

OR

10:00am – 11:00am

Math Academic Placement Testing

Optional, but strongly encouraged if you have the notification in your folder. For all students who think there is a discrepancy with their math placement and for science majors who didn’t place into calculus.

Wall 104 and Wall 109
10:00am – 11:00am

ONLY

Foreign Language Academic Placement Testing

Optional, but strongly encouraged if you are a native French or Spanish speaker or a transfer student.

Wall 103
8:00am – 9:00am

OR

10:00am – 11:00am

English Academic Placement Testing

Optional, but strongly encouraged if you have the notification in your folder.

Ferguson 148
9:00am – 10:00amFYO Session #4 – New StudentsSee Locator Guide
9:00am – 10:00amFYO Session #3 – Transfer StudentsSee Locator Guide
9:30am-4:30pmTextbook Pick-UpCornwell Hall (ground floor entrance with brick patio)
10:00am – 12:00pmAcademic Advising

If schedule changes are needed, please meet with your academic advisor. For new students, this is the FYS instructor.

Advisor’s office
11:00am – 1:00pmLunchPittman Dining Hall
1:00pm – 2:30pmFYO Session #5 – New StudentsSee Locator Guide
1:00pm – 2:30pmFYO Session #4 –TransfersSee Locator Guide
2:30pm-3:30pm1st Generation Student Check-InRedway, Pittman Dining Hall
4:30pmImportant Meeting for all New International StudentsDay 201
4:30pm – 7:00pmDinnerPittman Dining Hall
7:00pmBINGO (Optional)Ferguson Math & Science Center, Ponder Atrium

 

Watch your MHU email and Daily Announcements for more events and campus notifications.

Questions should be directed to Mr. Darryl Hylton, Director of First Year Engagement, at dhylton@mhu.edu.