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Welcome and Orientation Events

Monday, February 3rd – Saturday, February 8th, 2020


Event dates and times are subject to change

Monday, February 3

TimeActivityLocation
8:45 am - 10:00 amBreakfastAnnapurna, Argiro Student Center
10:00 am - 5:00 pmMove-in Day, New Student ArrivalArgiro Student Center
11:45 am - 1:00 pmLunch with Welcome BuddiesAnnapurna, Argiro Student Center
5:00 pm - 8:30 pmLate Check-inArgiro Student Center
6:30 pm - 7:30 pmDinner with Welcome BuddiesAnnapurna, Argiro Student Center

Tuesday, February 4

TimeActivityLocation
10:00 am - 5:00 pmMove-In Day, New Student ArrivalArgiro Student Center
2:00 pm – 2:45 pmOrientation for Parents with Dr. Rod Eason, Vice President of Enrollment and Student AffairsDreier Building Room 102
5:00 pm - 8:30 pmLate Check-inWelcome Desk, Argiro Student Center Lobby

Wednesday, February 5

TimeActivityLocation
8:30 am – 10:00 amBreakfastAnnapurna Dining Hall, Argiro Student Center
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Student RegistrationEnrollment, Dreier Lower Level
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch with Welcome BuddiesAnnapurna Dining Hall, Argiro Student Center
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmInternational Student RegistrationDreier Building, Room 102
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmStudent Resources with the Student Life TeamFestival Hall, Argiro Student Center
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmShopping TripSign-up at Argiro Student Center
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmDinner with Welcome BuddiesAnnapurna Dining Hall, Argiro Student Center
7:30 pm – 8:00 pmPresident's Welcome to all New Students with Dr. John Hagelin, President of Maharishi International UniversityDalby Hall, Argiro Student Center
8:00 pm – 9:30 pmWelcome SocialStudent Lounge & Vishwa Shanti Cafe, Argiro Student Center

Thursday, February 6

TimeActivityLocation
8:30 am – 10:00 amBreakfastAnnapurna Dining Hall, Argiro Student Center
10:00 am – 10:45 amSettling Into Your New Home with Selin Ozbudak, Associate Dean of Enrollment and Student AffairsFestival Hall, Argiro Student Center (Off-campus students meet with Paula Armstrong in North Dining Hall)
10:50 am - 12:00 pmBystander Training with Leslie Doyle, Director of Personal Support ServicesFestival Hall, Argiro Student Center
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch with Welcome BuddiesAnnapurna Dining Hall, Argiro Student Center
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmCampus Safety with Rig Gelfand, Director of Safety and Security, & Dr. Beata Nasca, Director of Regulatory ComplianceFestival Hall, Argiro Student Center
2:20 pm - 3:20 pmWork-study Orientation (US Students Only)Festival Hall, Argiro Student Center
2:20 pm - 3:20 pmInternational Student Orientation with Maryam Naraghi, PDSO and Director of International Student AdvisingArgiro Garden Classroom, Argiro Student Center
3:20 pm - 4:00 pmMeet the Academic DepartmentsNorth Dining Hall, Argiro Student Center
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmKaraoke and Open MicArgiro Student Lounge

Friday, February 7

TimeActivityLocation
8:30 am – 10:00 amBreakfastAnnapurna Dining Hall, Argiro Student Center
10:00 am - 10:30 amDiscovering Your Path with the Dharma CenterFestival Hall, Argiro Student Center
10:30 am – 11:30 amPromoting Your Health and Well-Being with Dustin Matthews, Director of Dept. of Exercise and Sports ScienceFestival Hall, Argiro Student Center
11:30 am - 12:00 pmNutrition and the Dining Hall with Manyu Hesse, Associate Dean of StudentsFestival Hall, Argiro Student Center
12:00 am – 1:00 pmLunch with the Dharma CenterNorth Dining Hall, Argiro Student Center
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmLGBTQ+ Inclusivity Training with Dr. Ben McClendon, Assistant Professor of Creative & Professional WritingDalby Hall, Argiro Student Center
2:00 pm - 3:15 pmUnity and Diversity with Dustin MatthewsDalby Hall, Argiro Student Center
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmShopping TripSign-up at Argiro Student Center
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmDinnerAnnapurna Dining Hall, Argiro Student Center
7:30 pm – 9:00 pmDrum CircleArgiro Student Lounge

Saturday, February 8

TimeActivityLocation
8:30 am – 10:00 amBreakfastAnnapurna Dining Hall, Argiro Student Center
10:00 am - NoonWriting Assessments
(Undergraduates Only) with Dr. Gerry Geer, Professor of Writing
MIU Library, Room 210
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch with Welcome BuddiesAnnapurna Dining Hall, Argiro Student Center
1:15 pm - 1:45 pmMath Requirements
(Undergraduates Only) with Dr. Anne Dow, Chair of Math Dept.
Festival Hall, Argiro Student Center
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmMath Placement Assessment (for Math and CS students only)McLaughlin Building
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmShopping TripsSign-up Argiro Student Center Lobby
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmDinnerAnnapurna Dining Hall, Argiro Student Center
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSmash Bros tournament & ZumbaStudent Lounge & Argiro Lobby, Argiro Student Center

Sunday, February 9

TimeActivityLocation
7:30 pmMovie NightArgiro Student Lounge

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