President Pistole helps with move-in day, carrying a basket of hangers and talking to a student.


Get ready for 2018 Fall Orientation at Anderson University! We look forward to having you with us and know our campus will never be the same because of the impact you are going to leave!

New Student Orientation Schedule

9 a.m.–1 p.m. Move-in (Residence Halls)

10 a.m. Fall Catch Up Registration (Decker 133, academic overview for students who did not attend a Raven 101)

4–4:30 p.m. Break the Ice with Commuters (Fine Arts 167)

4:30–6:45 p.m. Picnic in the Valley

7–7:45 p.m. President’s Convocation (Reardon Auditorium)

8–8:30 p.m. Pioneer Rock

8:45 p.m. Mentor Group Assignments

10 p.m. 3 R’s (RA’s, RD’s, Roommates)


1–1:30 p.m. Introductions and team building, Decker 377

1:30–2 p.m.   Learning Styles, Decker 377

2–3 p.m. Group communication skill building, Decker 377

3–3:30 p.m. Honors Program mission and goals, Decker 377

3:30–4 p.m. Devotional, Decker 377

4–4:30 p.m. Meet President Pistole, Provost Morris, and Associate Provost Shrock, Decker 377


8–8:45 a.m. Breakfast with mentor groups (Marketplace)

9:30–11 a.m. Morning Orientation Session (Reardon Auditorium)
    9:30–9:50 a.m. Worship and Devotional
    9:50–9:55 a.m. Welcome
    9:55–10:15 a.m. Title IX Information
    10:15–10:40 a.m. Panel
    10:40–11 a.m. Rally in Reardon- SGA and Student Activities

11 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch

1–4 p.m. Service Project

5–6:30 p.m. Dinner (Marketplace)

7–8:30 p.m. Residence Hall Activities

7–8:30 p.m. Commuters- Activities Night (Mocha Joe’s)

9–11 p.m. Meijer Mania


8–8:45 a.m. Breakfast with mentor groups (Marketplace)

9:30–11 a.m. Morning Orientation Session (Reardon Auditorium)
    9:30–10 a.m. Worship and Devotional
    10–10:05 a.m. Introduction to Interpersonal Skills
    10:05–11 a.m. SWAGG: Skills We All Gotta Get! – AU Psychology Department
    11:10 a.m.–12 p.m. First Year Experience Class: The Professor-Student Relationship

12–1:30 p.m. Lunch (Marketplace)

1:30–3 p.m. Spiritual Life at AU for Commuters (Morrison House Basement Prayer Room)

3–3:30 p.m. Mentor Group Meeting

3:30–4:30 p.m. Church Fair (Reardon Auditorium)

5:30–6:30 p.m. Dinner

7–9 p.m. CAB Tailgate

9 p.m. CAB presents “Napoleon Dynamite” for Movie on the Lawn


9–9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Kane Dining, Olt Student Center)

9:30–11:30 a.m. Transfer Orientation Session (Kane Dining, Olt Student Center)
    9:30–9:35 a.m. Welcome
    9:35–9:55 a.m. Devotional/Spiritual Life
    9:55–10:20 a.m. Academic Support Services
    10:20–10:35 a.m. Break
    10:35–10:50 a.m. Student Activities
    10:50–11:10 a.m. Career and Calling Center
    11:10–11:30 a.m. Questions and Closing


Morning Worship Service (attend local congregation)

11:30 a.m. Brunch (Marketplace)

2–5 p.m. Mentor home visits


We appreciate the trust of parents as they send their sons and daughters to study and grow on campus.

Thursday, Aug. 23

3–3:15 p.m. Reception (Reardon Auditorium Lobby)

3:15–4:30 p.m. Orientation Session (Reardon Auditorium)
    3:15–3:30 p.m. Worship, Devotional, Chapel Information
    3:30–3:45 p.m. Panel
    3:45–4:30 p.m. Meet your student’s Resident Director, Off–campus/Commuter Advisor

4:30–6:45 p.m. Picnic in the Valley (free for families)

7–7:45 p.m. President’s Convocation and goodbyes (Reardon Auditorium)



Additional Schedules

International Student Orientation

Fast Track Orientations