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 New Student Week
Fall 2003 Schedule
Monday, September 22
Early Morning and All-Day Events
bullet Weight Room
7 to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday
Under Football Stadium

Machines and free weights available for recreational use. Bring your WOU ID card.
bullet Total Tone
8 to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday

Welcome a new total toning class at WOU! Class will emphasize toning, strengthening, stretching, upper-body free weights and relaxation! Certified instructor. Presented by the Division of Extended Programs.
bullet Telecommunications
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Administration Building, First Floor

In the Telecommunications office, get access numbers to long distance phone service, sign up for call waiting, have questions answered regarding voice mail, and pick up computer hubs (splitters) and network cables.
bullet Identification Cards
8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Werner University Center, Main (Second) Floor

Identification cards will be made for students who have not yet received their cards. The first card is free for incoming students. (Replacement cards are issued for $10.00.)
bullet New Student Week Information
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, various times
Werner University Center, North Foyer, Main (Second) Floor

Questions? Here’s a place to get all the answers! Sign up here for the variety show on Sunday and the Earth Sciences trip on Friday. You can also learn about joining PLUS Team 2004!
Morning Information Sessions
bullet 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Werner University Center, Various Locations

Financial Management in College, Willamette Room
Have you figured out how you are going to manage your finances while you are in college? Learn first-hand the pitfalls, budget-saving tips, scholarship and financial aid helpful hints. Session repeats on Wednesday, 2 to 3 p.m., in the Santiam Room.

How to Get Involved, Oregon Room
Learn from members of various student organizations how to become more involved in the many activities WOU has to offer. Don’t miss it! Session repeats on Friday, 10 to 11 a.m., same location.

University Public Safety, Santiam Room
Find out the general types of crimes that are committed on the WOU campus and how to keep from being a victim. You will also learn how to report any crime that happens to you or any crimes you see happening.
bullet 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Werner University Center and ITC, Various Locations

PLUS Team Academic Success Panel, Santiam Room
University classes are certainly a change from high school. Listen to several PLUS Team members as they offer “helpful hints” on how to conquer the academic challenges and succeed in your class work.

Meet the ASWOU President, Oregon Room
Come meet Jeremy Quintanilla, the 2003-2004 President of the Associated Students of Western Oregon University. This informative session will give you an opportunity to find out what ASWOU is and how you can become involved in your student government.

Roommates and Relationships, Willamette Room
Nervous about your new roommate? Wondering how to keep relationships from high school? The Health and Counseling Center Staff can help you adjust to a new living environment, new roommate and new life. Session repeats on Friday, 11 a.m. to Noon, in the Calapooia Room.

Mathematics Placement Test (A-D), ITC 002, 006, 310, 311
If your last name begins with the letters A to D and you still need to take the math placement test, or if you want to retake the test, now is the time to do it. It is recommended that students prepare or study in advance for best results. Test times and locations will be allocated by last name; if you cannot take the test at that time, contact the Math Department at 503-838-8465 for an individual test appointment. Other last names take the test on Tuesday or Thursday, 1 to 2:30 p.m., or Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m., same locations.
bullet 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Werner University Center and ITC, Various Locations

PLUS Team Dating Panel, Santiam Room
Every student thinks about the relationships they will have at college. This includes everything from making new friends to possibly falling in love. Join a panel of PLUS Team students as they share their insights on forming relationships, making friends, and college dating. Session repeats on Thursday, 9 to 10 a.m., in the Willamette Room.

WOU Peer Mentoring, Rogue Room
Learn about WOU’s numerous peer mentoring programs across the campus and how you can become involved.

WWW.WOU.YOU, ITC 211 Auditorium
Discover how to log onto the campus network, access applications such as Netscape, and use your e-mail account. Session repeats on Wednesday, 2 to 3 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m. to Noon, same location.

Diversity Scholars Orientation, Columbia Room
Meet your scholarship advisor, Anna Hernandez-Hunter, and discuss scholarship policies and program expectations. This session is mandatory for all recipients of the Diversity Achievement Scholarship and David S. Brody Memorial Scholarship.
Mid-Day Events
bullet International Student Orientation
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Werner University Center, Calapooia Room

Immigration and academic advising orientation, writing assessment for writing course recommendation, and welcome lunch for new international students.
bullet Weight Room
Noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday
Under Football Stadium

Machines and free weights available for recreational use. Bring your WOU ID card.
bullet Residential Service Center Fitness Orientation
Noon to 5 p.m. (also 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday)
Valsetz Residential Service Center

If you live on-campus and plan on working out in the residence hall fitness center this school year, you have to go through an orientation to use the facility. This Residence Hall Student Only fitness center features treadmills, EFX crosstrainers, bicycles, and a limited amount of free weights. Make sure you come to the fitness center this week to go through a short 15 minute orientation. Sponsored by University Residences.
bullet University Residences Computer Support
Noon to Midnight, Monday through Friday
Landers Hall Computer Lab

If you have questions about your residence hall computer connections or need additional computer support, this is the place to go!
Afternoon Information Sessions
bullet PLUS Small Group Sessions
1 to 2 p.m.
Residence Halls and Werner University Center Information Desk

PLUS Team members will meet with students and provide information in small groups. Students living in Residence Halls should meet in their living communities. Off-campus students meet at the Werner University Center Information Desk.
bullet Beer, Booze and Books; A Guide to College Drinking
2 to 3:30 p.m.

This is a multimedia session you will not want to miss! James Matthews presents a very entertaining and informative session on alcohol awareness and how it influences today’s university student.
bullet Campus Recreation Program Overview
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Werner University Center, Willamette Room

Did you know that WOU’s Intramural and Campus Recreation program offers more than 70 activities each year? Come learn how to sign up a team, form your own team, or participate in a variety of activities. Session repeats on Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m., in the Calapooia Room.
bullet Student Enrichment Program (SEP) Overview
4 to 5 p.m.
ASPC Lower Lounge

This orientation session is for all students accepted into the Student Enrichment Program. Information about the resources available to SEP participants will be discussed and individual intake interviews will be scheduled with your program advisor. Session repeats on Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m., same location.
bullet Powderpuff Football Interest Session
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Werner University Center, Columbia Room

Attend this information meeting to learn how to compete in the 24th annual On-Campus vs. Off-Campus Powderpuff football game during Homecoming Week.
bullet WOU Choral Programs Information Meeting
5 to 5:30 p.m.
Smith Hall 121

An informational meeting for students interested in participating in any of WOU’s choral music groups.
bullet WOU Instrumental Programs Information Meeting
5:30 to 6 p.m.
Smith Hall 108

This is an informational meeting for students interested in participating in any of WOU’s instrumental music groups.
Evening Events
bullet Residence Hall, Non-Traditional and Transfer Spaghetti Feed
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Gentle Hall

Join fellow transfer and non-traditional students that live in the residence halls for a great spaghetti feed. This casual environment will give you the opportunity to enjoy dinner with fellow students.
bullet Campus Recreation
6:30 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sunday (28th)
OPE Gym, Weight Room

Come unwind and relax by lifting some weights or playing in a pick-up of volleyball, basketball, or racquetball.
bullet Comedian Kyle Cease
7 to 8 p.m.

Comedian Kyle Cease has entertained audiences all over the world and has a face that you will recognize! He has appeared in “10 Things I Hate About You” and “Not Another Teen Movie.” Come enjoy his talent and humor and be prepared for a laugh!
bullet New Student Week Dance
9 p.m. to Midnight
Werner University Center, Pacific Room

Dance the night away in one of the biggest and best dances of the year with one of the hottest DJ’s around. Admission is $2.00 at the door.
bullet Late-Night Recreation
10 p.m. to Midnight, Monday through Thursday

Racquetball, basketball, & wallyball will be available. Enjoy a night of active fun.
Go on to Tuesday, September 23
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Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 September, 2003 2:15 PM