On Monday and Tuesday, students will attend orientation sessions including guest speakers; The C-Word: Consent, an interactive, educational program that covers topics such as effective boundary setting, online behavior, bystander intervention and survivor resources; and Victoria Alexander who will present on equity, diversity and inclusion. Students will be led through scheduled orientation sessions by their week one orientation leader on both days.
The Stout Student Association will host an ice cream social from noon to 4 p.m. at the amphitheater of the MSC. The social is co-hosted with Orientation and New Student Programs.
The Backyard Bash will have 150 or more student organizations and campus resources available for students to check out, as well as free food. First-year students will be assigned an arrival time. Backyard Bash is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, on the South Lawn of the MSC.
Classes start Wednesday, Sept. 8.
Bryce Debeikis, a first-year game design and development student from Woodstock, Ill., moved into the CKTO residence hall on Aug. 28. “It was pretty smooth,” Debeikis said, noting it took him and his parents about 30 minutes to move his items in.
“I am looking forward to meeting people and to my computer science classes,” he added as he unloaded his bicycle from his family pickup truck.