Events Calendar - Fall 2021

Date/Time Event
Sunday
August 22
International Student Orientation, Session 1
   

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Wednesday
August 25

GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION (Please RSVP Above)

Time: 11:15 a.m.–5 p.m
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center & Lawn
Description: Join us for an afternoon of free food, networking, trainings, and helpful information for new Graduate students!
11:15-
11:45

Check-In (HPAC Lobby)

Come to the Lobby of Howard Performing Arts Center to check in for Orientation. We'll make certain you get your name tag and Networking Group assignment before being seated in the Performance Hall.

11:45-
12:00

Graduate Welcome (HPAC Performance Hall)

We'll kick off Orientation with welcome messages from our Graduate Dean, Dr. Alayne Thorpe, and AUGSA President, Brandon Williams, before receiving instructions for the afternoon.

12:00
12:50

Graduate Resource Fair (HPAC Lobby)

Orientation begins with time to interact with graduate programs, campus departments, and community services that will be helpful to your Graduate Experience. We'll bring current Graduate and Alumni stories to life on our "My Story" stage, as well!

1:00-
1:50

Networking Lunch (HPAC Lawn)

Grab one of Bon Appetit's delicious box lunches and head out to the lawn to meet your assigned Networking Group. Each group will be hosted by one of our current Graduate students.

2:00-
2:50

Title IX Training (HPAC Lobby)

Dean Alyssa Palmer, J.D., the University's Title IX Chief Deputy Coordinator, will lead us through an interactive training on how to create a safe and respectful campus culture.

3:00-
3:50

Diversity & Inclusion Training (HPAC Lobby)

VP for Campus Culture & Inclusion, Michael Nixon, J.D., and Dr. Carol Woolford-Hunt (chair/professor of Counseling Psychology) will host a second hour of training on how to navigate and maximize the benfits of the rich diversity on the Andrews campus.

4:00-
4:50

Graduate Consecration and AU Bible Ceremony (HPAC Performance Hall)

President Luxton and Provost Arthur will close our Orientation with an address and charge to new Graduate students. Chaplain Prescott Khair will lead out in the gifting of AU Study Bibles to new students and a prayer of consecration for the new year.

   
Friday
August 27

BEACH 2 BLUFF EXCURSION (Please RSVP Above)

Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph Michigan
Description: Join us on trip to Silver Beach in beautiful St. Joseph, Michigan! Family members welcome.
9:00-
9:30

Load Buses and Leave for Silver Beach

Meet University Transportation in the HPAC parking lot. Please plan to wear a mask while on the bus. If you wish to follow along in your car, that is fine. However, remember that there is a $15 parking fee at Silver Beach. Free parking is available on the Bluff (in town) above the beach area.

10:00-
12:45

Beach 2 Bluff Time!

We'll spend a few hours in beautiful St. Joseph along the shores of Lake Michigan. You can enjoy Silver Beach, beach volleyball, the Pier and St. Joseph Lighthouse, and the town on the bluff overlooking the Lake. A free box lunch will be provided to those who have requested one in advance.

12:45-
1:00

Load the Buses and Leave for Berrien Springs

We'll load the buses, leave at 1:00 p.m. and be back on campus by 1:30 p.m.

   
Sunday
August 29
International Student Orientation, Session 2


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You will receive an Andrews ID card when you come to campus. Please note that you must be financially cleared for it to be activated. 

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