Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2024 will be August 17th-20th. See below for the 2023 schedule. The new schedule will be posted in summer 2024.

Get ready for an amazing year!

Join us for Welcome Week as we help you get acclimated to Monmouth College and the surrounding community. As you begin your journey, you will be welcomed with events that help you get connected, feel supported and prepare you for an incredible year. Our events will help you make new friends and connect with faculty and staff designed to deepen your understanding of what makes our community unique. We will also provide opportunities that allow you to navigate campus and access a multitude of resources and opportunities designed to help you be successful.

  • Discover everything Monmouth has to offer.
  • Engage with and build connections with faculty, staff and fellow students.
  • Belong to your new community.
  • Become a proud Monmouth College Fighting Scot.

Move-In Dates

Welcome Week 2024

  • Aug. 17: Welcome Week activities begin
  • Aug. 19: First Inquiry and Identity Class for All First-Year Students

  • Aug. 20: ScotStart Day

  • Aug. 21: Classes Begin

2023 Welcome Week Schedule 

(for reference only, 2024 schedule coming in Summer ’24)

All programs are designed specifically for new incoming students unless otherwise stated.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Time Events Location
9am-1pm New Residential Students Move into Residence Hall and Check-In for Orientation

Assigned Residence Hall

9-11am Last Name A-L Assigned Residence Hall
11am-1pm Last name M-Z Assigned Residence Hall
9am-3pm Campus Safety Office Open
Pick up IDs and Parking Permits
Staff members available 24/7

Poling Hall: Lower Level, Room 21                             

Call 309-457-3456 for Assistance

9am-3pm Bookstore Open McMichael Residence Hall: Lower Level
10am-2pm Hewes Library Open

Hewes Library

11am-1pm Scots Dining Open for Lunch (optional)
Students free; all others are $10.05
Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level, Enter West Side
11am-4pm

Provision on Demand (POD) Open      Need a drink, a quick snack?

Center for Science and Business: Mellinger Commons, Lower Level
1-3pm SOFIA Student Presentations (optional)

Center for Science and Business: Mellinger Commons

2:30-2:50pm Commuter Students Check-In
for Orientation
Center for Science and Business: Commuter Lounge, Room 136
3pm

Students: Meet Up with Mentors/Orientation Leaders and Your Orientation Group

Families: Free Time
Vending Machines located in residence halls, lower level of the Center for Science and Business, Poling Hall and Wallace Hall, the POD is open for drinks and snacks in the lower level of the Center for Science and Business

The Quad
Rainsite: Huff, Fieldhouse
3:30pm Families and Guests Head to Matriculation Convocation

Wallace Hall Plaza
Rainsite: Huff, Fieldhouse

3:30pm New Student Photo Huff Center Stairs: South Side Entrance
4pm Matriculation Convocation

As a Scot, there are two events that mark your time at Monmouth: your induction as a Scholar and your commencement as a graduate. Join the President and other College leaders as we celebrate your formal admission to Monmouth College as a student.

Wallace Hall Plaza
Rainsite: Huff, Fieldhouse

Restrooms located in the lower level of Poling Hall and Dahl Chapel

5:15pm

Family Farewell-Please use this time to say goodbye before dinner with Orientation Group

 
5:30-6:20pm Dinner with Your Orientation Group
Note: Dining Hall Open Until 7pm
Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level
7:30pm All Hall Meetings for Graham, Fulton, Grier, Winbigler Your Residence Hall Lounge
8:25pm Meet Up with Residence Life Staff and Walk to First Night Frenzy Together Hall Lobby
8:30-10:30pm

First Night Frenzy 
Pick from your choice of bingo,  
Pick-up basketball Huff, 
Sand Volleyball, 
Lawn Games, 
Trivia 

 

 

 

Various Locations

Center for Science and Business: Room 100,
Huff Center: Fieldhouse,
Sand Volleyball Courts Behind Graham,
Bowers Quad,
Center for Science and Business: Mellinger Commons


Sunday, August 20, 2023

Time Event

Location

8:25am Meet Up with Your Orientation Group

Stockdale Student Center: The Quad Entrance

8:30am Breakfast with Your Orientation Group

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level

9:10am-12pm High School to College Transition 

Join us as we help you get set up for success. You will learn about MyMC and Self-Service, take a class walking tour, print “I & I” homework for your first class TOMORROW. Bring class schedule.
PICK UP YOUR FREE FIGHTING SCOTS      T-SHIRT!

Starting at Dahl Chapel
12-1pm Lunch with Your Orientation Group
Note: Dining Hall Opens at 11am
Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level
1-4pm Accuplacer Math Placement Exam
You will be notified via MC email if you qualify to take test, your time and location. You could be exempt from taking a class.

Center for Science and Business: Rooms 286, 309 and 323

1-6pm

POD Open
Need a drink, a quick snack?

 

Center for Science and Business: Mellinger Commons, Lower Level
1-5pm Free Time Free Time
5-6pm Dinner with Your Residence Hall Floor Community
Note: Dining Hall Open until 7pm
Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level
6-7pm Champion Miller Center (CMC) Open House
All are welcome! Join the CMC staff and residents for socializing and free food. Take a tour of our home away from home space created by students for students. 
Champion Miller Center for Student Equity Inclusion and Community

(Across from the Center for Science and Business)

7:15-7:45pm Residence Hall Floor Community Meetings for Graham, Fulton, Winbigler, Grier Your Residence Hall
7:45pm Walk to PLAYFAIR with Your Hall Staff Your Residence Hall
8-9:30pm “It’s Great to be a Scot” PLAYFAIR April Zorn Memorial Stadium

Rain site: Huff Athletic Center, Fieldhouse

9:30-10:30p Late Night Chill (Open to entire campus)
Take time to unwind and relax with FREE popcorn, lemon shakeups, friends, lawn games and music performed some talented faculty members and students, “Craig & Co.”

Amphitheater and Bowers Lawn  
Rain site: Center for Science and Business, Mellinger Commons

Sponsored by the Center for Academic & Career Excellence and ASAP

Monday, August 21, 2023

Time Event Location
8-8:45am Breakfast
Wear Your Fighting Scots T-shirt!
Stockdale Center: Scots Dining, Main Level
8:45am Meet Up with Your Orientation Group
Walk together to your first class.

Leave the Quad Promptly at 8:45am 
Rain Site: Assigned by Orientation Leader

9-12pm Inquiry & Identity (I & I) Class

First-year students attend your “I & I” class and meet class Professor/Advisor

See Your Class Schedule
9am-5pm Bookstore Open McMichael Residence Hall: Lower Level
10am-Noon Transfer Student Orientation Session

You’re already familiar with college life so let’s get you settled into life at Monmouth College. Join other transfer students and the Center for Academic and Career Excellence staff as we discuss how to access everything you need to be successful.

Hewes Library: Instructional Classroom, Main Level
10am-6pm POD Open
Note: Flex $$ Use Begins Today!
Center for Science and Business:
Mellinger Commons Area, Lower Level
noon-1pm Lunch with Orientation Group
Note: Dining Hall Open Until 1pm
Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level
12-2:45pm Free Time  
2:50pm Meet Up with Your Orientation Group

Center for Science and Business: Parking Lot

3-5pm

New Student Walkout                            Wear your Fighting Scots T-shirt 
and bring your backpack for
lots of free stuff!

Leaves Promptly from the Center for Science and Business Parking Lot
5-7pm Dinner Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level
7:30-8pm All Hall Meetings Your Residence Hall
8-9:30pm Involvement Street Fair
Walk over with your hall staff to this festive evening of food, fun and socializing with campus community members.
Poling Hall: Parking Lot
Rain Site: Huff Athletic Center, Fieldhouse

Tuesday, August 20, 2024
SCOTSTART DAY (FOR ALL STUDENTS)

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - Classes Begin!

Other Welcome Week Events

Date Time Event Location
August 22 7pm Sorority Recruitment Informational Meeting & House Tours
August 23 7pm Women’s Volleyball Red/White Scrimmage Game Huff Athletic Center Gym
August 23 6pm Sorority Recruitment - Sisterhood Night

Dunlap Terrace

August 24 5:30pm Sorority Recruitment - Philanthropy Night Dunlap Terrace
August 24 7pm Sand Volleyball Social

Sand Volleyball Courts Behind Graham

August 25 6pm Sorority Recruitment - Preference Night Dunlap Terrace
August 25 TBD Fraternity Recruitment Kickoff Event TBA
August 26 1pm  Sorority Recruitment - Bid Day Wallace Hall
August 26 3pm Women’s Soccer Exhibition Game Against Black Hawk TBD
August 26 7pm Football Red/White Scrimmage Game TBD