Transfer/Adult Studies Orientation Program

Friday, August 26, 2016. (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m.

Check-In (International Clock Tower, Batten Student Center)

For those interested in ROTC, a ROTC Recruiting Officer will be available in front
of the Scribner Bookstore.

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.

Transitioning To Your College/Breakfast (Pearce Hospitality Suite)

  • Welcome
    Dr. Keith Moore, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • A Great Day To Be A Marlin
    Jason Seward ’05, Dean of Freshmen
  • Community Service
    Diane Hotaling, Director of Community Service
  • Marlin Ministries                                                         
    The Reverend Greg West, College Chaplain
  • RecX                                                                              
    Willie Harrell, Associate Director of the Batten Center
  • Student Activities/Commuter Services 
    Kate Griffin, Director of Student Activities

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

CCE II: “Circle of Six . . . 1 is 2 Many” (Batten Convocation Center)

McCarren Caputa, Director of Residence Life
Jason Seward ’05, Dean of Freshmen

Sexual violence is a REAL problem facing college students. One in five college women
is raped during her college years. What can bystanders, men and the “other four” women,
on our campus do to change this statistic?

Participants will leave this workshop with a personal examination of their beliefs and behaviors;
a basic understanding of the issues and their impact on college students; a sense of empowerment
about their role as a proactive bystander; a clear understanding of the College’s policies
and procedures for reporting, investigating, and addressing all issues of sexual violence; and
knowledge about campus and community resources available to them.

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood?  (Pearce Hospitality Suite)

  • Campus Security                                                         
    Jerry Mance, Director of Campus Security
  • Counseling Center                                                      
    Bill Brown, Director of Counseling Services
  • Financial Aid/Veteran’s Affairs                                 
    Melanie Monk, VA Certifying Official and Assistant to the Director of Financial Aid
  • Learning Center                                                          
    Julia Capewell, Director of The Learning Center
    Debbie Hicks, Associate Dean for Academic Support
  • Office of Disability Services                                      
    Crit Muniz, Disability Services Specialist
  • Adult Studies Program
    Pamela Paramore, Assistant Director of the Adult Studies Program
  • Activity                                                                          
    McCarren Caputa, Director of Residence Life
    Ashley Jones, Associate Director of Residence Life

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (Boyd Dining Center)

You may take this opportunity to visit Campus Security for your Marlin I.D., Parking Decal (if applicable), and Marlin Key Card (commuter students only)

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Pathways to Becoming a Marlin

  • TOPIC I - Pathways to Integrity (Hofheimer Theater)
    A Tale of Two Errors Honor Code Simulation.
    The Virginia Wesleyan Honor Code and Creed.
  • TOPIC II - Pathways to Resources (Check label on front of program for assigned computer classroom/lab)
    Get Connected Online: Atomic Learning, Blackboard & WebAdvisor.
    Hands-on training in computer classrooms and labs led by Peer Advisors.
  • TOPIC III - Pathways to See Change (Blocker Hall Auditorium)
    An introduction to the many opportunities available for internships, study away, and
    undergraduate research through The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration and Discovery.
  • TOPIC IV - Pathways to Knowledge (Hofheimer Library)
    Explore the path to resources, services and integrity through the library.
    Led by VWC librarians and staff.

Rotation Schedule:

Group A - Last Names Beginning with A through F
Group B – Last Names Beginning with G through L
Group C – Last Names Beginning with M through S
Group D – Last Names Beginning with T through Z


1st Rotation 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Group A Group B Group C Group D
2nd Rotation 1:40 - 2:10 p.m. Group B Group C Group D Group A
3rd Rotation 2:20 - 2:50 p.m. Group C Group D Group A Group B
4th Rotation 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Group D Group A Group B Group C

3:30 p.m.

Closing Ceremony (Batten Convocation Center)

Class Picture and Traditions

5:00 p.m.

Field Hockey (Birdsong Field)

Blue/White Scrimmage

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dinner : Destination Mexico (Boyd Dining Center)

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

Glow Party (Batten Student Center, C-MAC)

Grab your friends and join the Glow Party! Choose from three battling DJs
and dance the night away on a light-up floor under neon and black lights.
Be sure to grab your commemorative t-shirt! Snacks and drinks available.