We can't wait to see you at Andrews!

Everyone’s Andrews experience begins with First Stop! You’ll be greeted by friendly and helpful staff, faculty and student leaders.

You can sign up online for a First Stop check-in time. Those who haven’t signed up for a check-in time will be assigned one when they arrive.

Events Calendar- Spring Semester 2020

Plan ahead today! “Do not be anxious about anything, but present your requests to God”  Phil. 4:8
 

11 a.m.– 12 p.m.
New International Student Orientation

Administration Building, 3rd Floor, Room 307E.
This session is for all new international undergraduates arriving on Sunday, January 5. Please plan to attend this session, as it is required.

12 p.m.– 5 p.m.
First Stop Open for New Undergraduates (Domestic, First year & Transfer)

Enrollment Management, Admin. Building, 1st Floor
Be sure to sign up for a check-in time before arriving on campus. We’ll look at your registration status, schedule testing, produce your ID card and assign you to a mentoring group.

6 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.
New Student Welcome Dinner & Orientation (International, First year & Transfer)

Dining Services, Campus Center

 

Events Calendar- Fall Semester 2020

Plan ahead today! “Do not be anxious about anything, but present your requests to God”  Phil. 4:8

*University Wellness invites you to use their Daily Wellness Themes.

8:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.
New International Student Orientation

Lincoln Room, Dining Services, Campus Center
This session is for all new international undergraduates arriving on Sunday, August 16. Please plan to attend this session, as it is required.  Breakfast is included.

8:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.
First Stop Open for New Undergraduates (Domestic, First year & Transfer)

Howard Performing Arts Center
Be sure to sign up for a check-in time before arriving on campus. We’ll look at your registration status, schedule testing, produce your ID card and assign you to a mentoring group.

1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.
First Stop Open for New Undergraduates (International, First year & Transfer)

Howard Performing Arts Center
Be sure to sign up for a check-in time before arriving on campus. We’ll look at your registration status, schedule testing, produce your ID card and assign you to a mentoring group.

9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Residence Halls Open for Move-In

Resident Halls
Our faculty, staff and alumni volunteers will be on hand to assist you in your move-in.

9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Andrews University Bookstore Open 

AU Bookstore 
Do you need to purchase your books or perhaps outfit the family in Andrews gear? The AU Bookstore is open for your convenience. 

4 p.m.– 5 p.m.
Parent Conversation

Newbold Auditorium
Key faculty and staff will be on hand to talk about the transition ahead for parents and supporters and their students.

5:15 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.
Convocation & Matriculation Ceremony

Pioneer Memorial Church Sanctuary
New students, parents, and supporters are invited to join us for this special service that will feature addresses from President Luxton and Provost Arthur. The ceremony will conclude with the distribution of the Andrews Study Bible to new students at the Bridge of the Undergraduate Learning Center.

6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Michigan Farm to Table Welcome Dinner

Undergraduate Learning Center Lawn

8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Honors Freshman Rally

Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall
Was your ACT composite 25 or higher or your SAT (Math + Evidence-based reading and writing) score 1200 or higher? Your GPA 3.50 or above? You might qualify for the Honors Program. Come and discover all of the benefits of being an Andrews Scholar.

8 p.m.- 9p.m.
AULA: Hispanic/Latino Students & Families Meet-Up

Buller Hall, Room 106

11 p.m. 
Curfew

Residence Halls

Take a break today! “May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord” Ps. 104:34

8:00 a.m. - 10 a.m.
First Year Testing (As assigned)

Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall

9 a.m.–5 p.m. 
FIRST STOP Open

Enrollment Management, Admin. Building, 1st Floor
If you’ve arrived late, we’re the first thing on your list. 

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Assembly: MINDSET

Howard Performing Arts Center
This session is required for first-year students. Attendance will be taken. Please bring your ID card with you.

1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
First-Year Testing

Chan Shun Hall

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CIEP/TOEFL Exam

Nethery Hall, Room 203
If you have a language hold and need to take the Center for Intensive English Institutional TOEFL Exam, you must register before the deadline of Wednesday, August 8 to take the Monday, August 20 exam.  Students may register for the exam in person at the CIEP office in Nethery Hall, on the phone (269-471-2260) or through email (ciep@andrews.edu).  The cost is $35.

3 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Math Placement Exam

Science Complex, Haughey Hall Rooms 133, 317
Please consult the Testing section in this Guide if you have any questions about whether you should take this exam.

3 p.m.- 5 p.m.
First-Year Testing

Chan Shun Hall
If you were assigned at FIRST STOP to complete your First Year Testing during one of these time slots (1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m.), please attend. First Year Testing is required of all first year students and will give you an opportunity to set goals for your wellbeing and success while at Andrews.

5:30 p.m.– 7 p.m.
Undergraduate Leadership Reception

Lincoln Room, Dining Services, Campus Center
The Undergraduate Leadership Program is designed to work with any degree. If you have applied to this program, or if you are interested in learning more about it, please sign up at First Stop for this reception.

5:30–7 p.m.
New International Student Dinner

The Faehner Home, Transportation departs from PMC Parking Lot
New international students are invited to dinner at the home of Frances Faehner, vice president for Student Life.

8 p.m.– 9 p.m.
Community Life Orientation

Lincoln Room, Dining Services, Campus Center
This session is required of all first-year community students and recommended for community transfers. Attendance will be taken. Please bring your ID card with you.

8 p.m.– 11 p.m.
Residence Hall Orientations

Meier and Lamson Halls
This session is required for all new residents. Attendance will be taken. Please bring your ID card with you.

11 p.m. 
Curfew

Residence Halls

Eat healthy today! “So whether you eat or drink, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Cor. 10:31

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Meet Your Academic Department Breakfast

Johnson Gymnasium
Come join faculty and staff from your academic department and your fellow majors for breakfast.

10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Academic Advising

Academic Departments
Follow your fellow majors to an assigned location to learn more about your department and its faculty.  You’ll also be able to schedule an individual appointment (if you haven’t already) with your academic advisor.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Academic Advising Appointments (as arranged)

Academic Advisors’ Offices

1 p.m.– 3 p.m.
Honors Orientation

Buller Hall, Room 250
Students who plan to be in the Honors Program will want to attend this orientation with Dr. Pittman and her team (it includes the mandatory introduction to the Library).

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Library Introductions

James White Library
You’ve already signed up for one of the sessions at FIRST STOP, which begin every half hour. Attendance is required of all first-year students. Remember to bring your Andrews ID with you. 

6:00 p.m. –7:15 p.m.
Assembly: RESPECT

Howard Performing Arts Center
Remember to bring your Andrews ID with you.  This session is required for all first-year students and transfers with 24 credits or less. Ushers will be there to greet you and scan your card.

7:30 p.m.– 9 p.m.
Mentoring Group Session #1

Howard Performing Arts Center Lawn
Time to get acquainted with your Mentoring Group!  You were assigned to a group at First Stop. If you can’t remember the name of your group, we’ll be there to remind you.

11 p.m. 
Curfew

Residence Halls

Get moving today! “Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.” Mark 12:30

10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Assembly: SKILLSET

Howard Performing Arts Center
This session is required for first-year students and transfers with 24 credits or less. Attendance will be taken. Please bring your ID card with you.

1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Student Success Workshops #1

Buller & Nethery Halls

2 p.m.– 2:50 p.m.
Student Success Workshops #2

Buller & Nethery Halls

3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Student Success Workshops #3

Buller and Nethery Halls
Choose three workshops based on the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) that you took on Monday. Seminars will cover areas like attitude and motivation, time management, anxiety and concentration, information processing and selecting main ideas, study aids, and test strategies.

6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Assembly: INCLUSION

Howard Performing Arts Center
This session is required for all first-year students and transfers with 24 credits or less. Attendance will be taken. Please bring your ID card with you.

7:30–9 p.m.
Mentoring Group Session #2

Howard Performing Arts Center Lawn
Your mentoring group leaders with help from our Diversity and Inclusion Team will help you explore all of the many ways we are Andrews! 

11 p.m. 
Curfew

Residence Halls

Be nice today! “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.” 1 Thess. 5:11

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
First Stop for Transfer Students (Thursday arrivals)

Administration Building, First Floor
Transfers with 25 credits or more should check-in during the hour they selected in the online First Stop sign-up.

10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Assembly: SKILLSET II

Howard Performing Arts Center
This session is required for all first-year students and transfers with 24 credits or less. Attendance will be taken. Please bring your ID card with you.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mentoring Group Session #3: Pizza & Professors

Howard Performing Arts Center Lawn
Over a free pizza lunch, your mentoring group will be joined by a faculty member. This will give you a chance to ask your own questions about succeeding in the classroom.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Achieve Works Testing Session

Chan Shun Hall Computer Lab (2nd Floor)
If you have not taken the Achieve Works career inventory online yet, at FIRST STOP you will be assigned to do so at this time. Completing this test is required of all first –year students. Please bring your ID card with you.

2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Achieve Works Groups #1-4

Buller Hall 149 & 150
You should have already taken the Achieve Works career inventory online. This group session helps you think about what your results mean—for the career path you’ve chosen or for the one you have yet to choose. Attendance is required of all first-year students, as assigned at FIRST STOP (four more groups are scheduled for Sunday, August 25). Please bring your ID card with you.

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
CIEP/TOEFL Exam
 
Nethery Hall, Room 203

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Transfer Student Welcome Dinner & Details (Thursday Arrivals)

Campus Center, Lincoln, and Hoosier Rooms
All transfer students who have arrived on Thursday are invited to attend this dinner and receive important details about making a smooth academic transition to Andrews University.

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Pre-Professional Rally 

Location TBA
If you are planning or interested in pursuing a pre-medical degree (pre-med, pre-dent, etc.), you are invited to meet up with existing pre-professional students for an informative session about what lies ahead. 

8:30 p.m. – 10:30p.m.
Outdoor Movie Night

Athletic Fields
It’s outdoor movie night! Bring your blanket and some friends and we’ll bring the movie, giant screen and popcorn.

11 p.m. 
Curfew

Residence Halls

Drink water today! “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” Is. 12:3

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Load the Buses and Travel to Silver Beach, St. Joseph

Pioneer Memorial Church Parking Lot

10:30–11:30 a.m.
Assembly: INVOLVEMENT

Shadowland Pavilion, St. Joseph
Our last First Year Seminar session will take place under the Shadowland Pavilion along the shores of Lake Michigan! This includes speeches from candidates for Freshman Class offices.

11:30 a.m.– 2:15 p.m.
AUSA Beach to Bluff Day

Silver Beach and the St. Joseph Bluff
Enjoy hanging out on Silver Beach, walking the pier, riding the historic Silver Beach Carousel or exploring the St. Joseph bluff with its many shops and restaurants. We'll even provide you with a boxed lunch. Don't forget your sunscreen!

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Load Buses and Travel Back to Campus

We leave St. Joseph around 2:15 p.m. and we'll get back to campus around 3 p.m.

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Alumni Barbecue: Mentoring Group session #4 (with AU alums)

Howard Performing Arts Center Lawn
Meet up with your Mentoring Group on the HPAC lawn, grab some of that delicious barbecue, and take the time to get acquainted with one of our amazing AU alums.  They’re here to give you a real-world perspective on your University experience.

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Vespers: PROXIMITY

Pioneer Memorial Church Sanctuary
Bring together all of the rich diversity of Andrews University. Let it flow through dynamic music, powerful speaking and awesome worship. That’s University Vespers! 

9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Ministry Fair

Pioneer Memorial Church Commons
Check out all the many ways to get involved in ministry and service here at Andrews University

11 p.m. 
Curfew

Residence Halls

Be glad today! “This is the day that the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it.” Ps. 118:24

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Sabbath School

Student Recreation Center (Basement of Campus Center)
The Campus Ministries team invites you to begin your Sabbath morning with a thought-provoking time in God’s Word. 

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
PMC, New Life & One Place Worship Services

Pioneer Memorial Church, Newbold Auditorium (One Place), Howard Performing Arts Center (New Life)

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Welcome Potluck

Campus Quad in front of PMC (PMC Commons if raining)
Local Adventist church members will host a potluck for all new students. Come and enjoy getting to know your new church family!

9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Bubble Soccer

Athletic Fields
You may have seen the videos on YouTube.  Now it’s your turn to suit up in a big bubble and compete with your mentoring group in an evening of Bubble Soccer action.  As fun to watch as it is to play!
 

9 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Andrews University Bookstore Open

AU Bookstore
Do you still need to purchase your books or perhaps pick out some Andrews swag? The AU Bookstore is open for your convenience. 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
International Student Orientation (Thursday Transfer Students)

Leadership Lab, Campus Center
This session is for international transfer students who arrived on Thursday.

1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
Achieve Works

Buller Hall 149 & 150
You should have already taken the Do What You Are career inventory online. This group session will help you think about what your results mean—for the career path you’ve chosen or for the one you have yet to choose. Attendance is required of all first-year students, as assigned at FIRST STOP. Please bring your ID card with you.

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CIEP/TOEFL Exam 

Nethery Hall, Room 203

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Welcome Back Block Party

East Campus Circle Dr. (In front of Howard Performing Arts Center)
Join other new and returning students for food, music and fun, as we welcome everyone to the new school year.

See you in class!

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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. 

You can purchase textbooks and a great selection of supplies and University merchandise at the Bookstore.

Meals in Dining Services Terrace Cafe are on a fixed price, all-you-care-to-eat basis. Your Andrews ID card and meal plan will work at the cashier if you are financially cleared. Otherwise, be prepared to pay with cash or a credit card.

Please note: For dietary Accommodations please contact the main office 269-471-3161 to speak with the Executive Chef directly and to set up a meeting to discuss your specific situation.

Yes, all students are allowed to have a vehicle on campus. To register your vehicle, go to our Vehicles & Parking webpage.

First-year testing sounds intense, but it is really simple. The purpose of these tests is to help provide you with a clearer view of your learning style and career suggestions based on personality. During test, you will be completing questionnaires that will provide you with important information on how to improve your success and wellbeing at Andrews University. This testing is required of first-year students and optional for transfer students.

To take the test from any computer, follow these simple steps:

1. Go to Human eSources page
2. Choose "Enter Access Key"
3. Use code: X4JJW74
4. Create your account profile
5.  Click on the "To Do List" located at the top, right side of the page
6. Take the "Do What You Are assessment (takes anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes).

Please note: You will also receive an email from “Institutional Effectiveness” to complete the Index of Learning Styles Assessment. This assessment takes about 15 minutes and will give you valuable information on how you can obtain knowledge effectively.

The purpose of the MPE is to maximize student success in beginning mathematics courses by placing the student in a course at an appropriate level. We do not want you to take a course that is too hard for you. It is a waste of money to repeat failed courses—or to take a course you have already mastered. With a few exceptions, all undergraduate students must take the MPE to fulfill the General Education Mathematics requirement or to register in any mathematics course.

For more information and study guides, check out the Math Department's web page.

Please note: If you sent ACT or SAT scores to Andrews, you have already been assigned an MPE score based on those results. You can find it in the “Academic Information” section of your iVue page.  If you are unsure of whether you should take the MPE and staff from the Department of Mathematics will be at First Stop to discuss this with you.  

If you have a language hold and need to take the Center for Intensive English Institutional TOEFL Exam, please register to the test as soon as possible (space is limited).

You may register for the exam in person at the CIEP office in Nethery Hall, on the phone (269-471-2260) or through email (ciep@andrews.edu).  The cost is $35. 

For more information please visit the CIEP website.

Andrews University makes necessary accommodations for students with disabilities, both learning and physical.  Students requesting support from the Student Success Center  should provide written documentation from a qualified professional as early as possible.

Through AU Alert, Andrews will send emergency notification alerts to the campus. During emergencies and weather closings, text messages, emails and voice calls will be sent to registered recipients. Be informed and register online