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2020 First-Year Virtual Summer Orientation

Session I and II - Day 1 (June 26)

All times are Eastern Daylight Time.
Sessions are designed for both students and families except where indicated.
All sessions except The Campus Life Experience will be delivered via Zoom.

  Students Only     Families and Guests Only


9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Virtual Information Desk Open

Contact our staff with any questions about navigating Orientation or transitioning to Barton.
Connect via Zoom

 
10:00 a.m.
 
Orientation Opening - Welcome to Barton!

Join us as we welcome you to your Barton College virtual orientation experience!
Connect via Zoom

 
10:30 a.m.
 
Meet Your First-Year Advisor

Students and families learn more about First-Year Seminar, academic advising, and the first-year experience in this group advising session. Click or tap your advisor's name below to access your advising session.

 
11:00 a.m.

(Students Only)

 
Meet Your Bulldog Family

Students spend time with Orientation Leaders and fellow classmates while participating in a series of creative and fun activities.

 
11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
 
Fall Opening Q&A (Session repeated at 2 p.m.)

Hear about plans for the fall 2020 semester from our Provost, Dr. Gary Daynes.
Connect via Zoom

 
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(Students Only)

 
Placement Testing (if required)

Take recommended Math Readiness or Spanish Placement tests, or connect with Theresa Little, Director of Academic Planning, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. with questions about placement. You are strongly encouraged to take your placement tests before Orientation via Canvas Learning Management System.
Connect via Zoom

 
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
First Things First: Virtual Drop-In

Ask individual questions of staff members from key campus areas. Connect with Financial Aid, Housing and Residence Life, Veterans Benefits, and Health Services.
Connect via Zoom

 
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Understanding Your Tuition Bill

Attend your pre-scheduled appointment with an Admissions representative to review your financial obligations for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Connect via Zoom

 
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 
Student Athlete Expectations (Required of all student athletes)

Start the season off right with important information from the Departments of Athletics and Athletic Training.
Connect via Zoom

 
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
The Barton Experience: Virtual Information Sessions

Drop in to ask questions and learn more about campus resources and engagement opportunities. Connect to the following sessions: Ask an OL; Academic Planning and Advising; Academic Support; Campus Life; Career Planning and On-Campus Work; Spiritual Life; and Technology Services.
Connect via Zoom

 
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Students Only)

 
Individual Advising Appointments

Meet with your first-year seminar advisor one-on-one to share your background and future goals and to finalize your fall 2020 class schedule. Appointments will be pre-scheduled. Click or tap your advisor's name below to access your advising session.

 
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Fall Opening Q&A (Repeat of 11:30 a.m. session)

Hear about plans for the fall 2020 semester from our Provost, Dr. Gary Daynes.
Connect via Zoom

 
3:00 p.m.

(Families and Guests Only)

 
Supporting Your Student: Transitions from High School to College

Families and staff discuss ways to work together to support your student during his or her first year at Barton.
Connect via Zoom

 
3:30 p.m.

(Families and Guests Only)

 
Title IX: How We Support Your Student

Families learn about Title IX expectations and bystander intervention information.
Connect via Zoom

 
4:00 p.m.
 
Whitehurst Family Honors Program & Co-Curricular Program Meet-Ups

Connect with Barton faculty, staff, and peers involved in the Honors Program, Presidential Leadership Fellows, AVID, ArtWorks, Healthcare+, and Phi Beta Lambda.
Connect via Zoom

 
6:00 p.m.

(Students Only)

 
The Campus Life Experience

Wind down from your day and meet your Bulldog classmates!

 

Session I and II - Day 2 (June 27)

  Students Only     Families and Guests Only


8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
Virtual Information Desk Open

Contact our staff with any questions about navigating Orientation or your transition to Barton.
Connect via Zoom

 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

(Students Only)

 
Individual Advising Appointments

Meet with your first-year seminar advisor for a one-on-one meeting to share your background, future goals, and finalize your fall 2020 class schedule. Appointments will be pre-scheduled. Click or tap your advisor's name below to access your advising session.

 
10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
 
Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Barton's beautiful campus, which includes a live Q&A with current students.
Connect via Zoom

 
1:00 p.m.
 
Summer Jumpstart Info Session

Designed for students enrolling or interested in summer 2020 courses in PSY 101: Introductory Psychology, HUM 150: Stories That Matter, or ART 103: Studio Concepts.
Connect via Zoom

 

Contact Us

Office of Student Engagement and Success
Hamlin Student Center

orientation@barton.edu
800-434-4781
252-399-6386