2013 EDS Orientation Schedule

All new EDS students are invited to return to campus beginning Monday, August 26. Residential students may pick up their keys in Wright Hall on Monday, August 26, and Tuesday, August 27 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 

All orientation events are open to matriculating students in the traditional learning degree programs and certificate programs. 

Date Description Location

Monday, August 26 - Tuesday, August 27

Move In Day: Residence keys available in Wright Hall from Samaria Stallings between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM

Wright Hall

Wednesday, August 28 New Student Orientation  

8:00 AM

Welcome from Dean Ragsdale, Dean Bauer-Levesque, and Dean Gelfer

St. John's Memorial Chapel

8:15 AM Orientation to Worship St. John's Memorial Chapel
8:30 AM   Morning Prayer St. John's Memorial Chapel
9:10 - 10:45 AM Coffee Hour: Student Introductions, Spiritual Counselor The Rev. Katherine Styles, Student Executive Committee (SEC), Staff (IT and Student Services) Tyler Room
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Practical Needs in Student Services: Health Insurance, EDS ID, mailboxes, parking stickers, financial aid Wright Hall
12:00 PM  Lunch Tyler Room
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Student Panel: "My EDS" Sherrill 250
4:00 - 5:30 PM Meditation on Beginning: The Journey - Katherine Styles  St. John's Memorial Chapel 
5:30 - 6:00 PM Evening Prayer St. John's Memorial Chapel
6:00 - 8:00 PM Welcome Cook-out (Dessert provided by the Office of Institutional Advancement) Deanery Lawn

Thursday, August 29 

New Student Orientation

8:00 - 8:30 AM  Orientation to Worship St. John's Memorial Chapel 
8:30 - 9:00 AM Morning Prayer St. John's Memorial Chapel
9:10 - 10:30 AM Community Coffee & Faculty Introductions Washburn Lounge
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Curriculum Conference (1st Year Students)

-With Gayle Yee

-Certificate Students

Sherrill 250

Sherrill 251 

12:30 PM Lunch  
2:30 - 5:00 PM Library Introduction, Technology Overview, Self-Service Training/Login (bring your laptop!) Sherrill 250
5:30 - 6:00 PM  Evening Prayer St. John's Memorial Chapel 
6:00 - 8:00 PM Dinner with the Dean of Students and Faculty TBA 
Friday, August 30     
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  Registrar, Billing and Financial Aid offices open to all students. Wright Hall

Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 1 Visit local parishes and churches (see list in orientation packet)  
Monday, September 2 Labor Day Holiday (EDS Offices Closed)  
Weds., September 4

First Day of Classes

Morning Prayer (8:30 AM)

Brattle Cafe (formerly the Refectory) open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

P&D Open House for the entire EDS Community (12:00-5:00 PM in the P&D Conference Room, Wright Hall)

Thursday, September 5

First EDS Community Worship (12:15 PM in St. John's Memorial Chapel; Dean Ragsdale, presider and preacher)

Monday, September 9

Matriculation Service (5:30 PM, St. John's Memorial Chapel)
Ellen Oak, Speaker

All School Reception (immediately following Matriculation, The Deanery)

Weds., September 26

Community Meeting (1:15 PM, Sherrill 250)

Wednesday, October 23

Fall Term Quiet Day (no classes)