Fall Orientation

Ice Cream Social Shot

Welcome Week starts on move-in day: Saturday, August 21, 2021. Our welcome week events prepare new students for a successful year and to experience what it means to be a Scot. You will enjoy exciting activities and learn strategies that will set the stage for a successful Monmouth experience.

Welcome Week includes full days of activities on your own and with orientation groups. It concludes with Scot Start — a full day of housekeeping and advising the day before classes start. Need to finalize your payment plan? Make a schedule change? Ask your advisor a question? Take some time to walk around and find all your classrooms? Scot Start was created for those things. 

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

Move In Schedule

Sunday, August 1 - SOFIA participants
Wednesday, August 11 - Football players
Wednesday, August 18 - All other fall sport athletes
Saturday, August 21 - Move in for all other new, incoming resident students

We are still finalizing early move-in plans for other groups, including marching band. Check back for times and additional details as August approaches! 

Scots welcome week

Monmouth college Fall 2021 orientation

2021 Fall Welcome Week Schedule

Saturday, August 21 Event Locations

9 am–1pm
If your last name begins with A-L 9am-11am and M-Z 11am-1pm

New Students Move into Residence Halls and Check-In for Orientation
See below for Commuter Students Check-In details

Assigned Residence Hall

11:30am–1pm

Scots Dining Open for Lunch (optional)
Students free; all others cost $8.50

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level
1-3pm SOFIA Student Presentations (optional) Center for Science and Business: Mellinger Commons and CSB100
2–2:45pm Commuter Students Check-In for Orientation Stockdale Student Center: Lobby, Main Level
3pm

Meet up with Mentors/ Orientation Leaders and Your Orientation Group

Family & Guests Cool Off and Get Refreshments
Sponsored by the Family and Parent Council

Stockdale Student Center: Dunlap Terrace
(Rain Site: Huff Athletic Center, Fieldhouse)

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level

3:30pm Family & Guests Head to Matriculation Convocation  
4pm

Matriculation Convocation
Restrooms located in Poling Hall and Dahl Chapel

Wallace Hall Plaza
(Rain Site: Huff Athletic Center, Glennie Gymnasium)

5:30–6:20pm First-Year Students: Dinner with Your Residence Hall Community Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level
5:30–6:20pm Transfer & Commuter Students: Dinner and Meeting Meet in the Stockdale Student Center Lobby for Dinner in the Private Dining Room.
6:30pm Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae/Cone.
Hosted by Dr. Mark Willhardt, Dean of the Faculty and Katie Willhardt

The Quad located behind the Stockdale Student Center

9pm-11pm

On-The-Move Mingle
Come out and mingle with other students with food and games

Assigned Residence Halls

Sunday, August 22 Event Locations

Time Event Location
8:25am Meet up with Your Orientation Group Stockdale Student Center: Dunlap Terrace
8:30am Breakfast with Your Orientation Group Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Leve
9am–2pm

Morning Rotation: Bring Your Class Schedule
MyMC session, enrollment confirmation, College Student Inventory, ILA homework printing, class walking tours, placement exams

Assigned Locations
See your Orientation Leader for specifics.
11:30am–1pm

Lunch with Your Orientation Group
After lunch, pick up your FREE Monmouth College t-shirt.

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level
Stockdale Student Center: Lower Level
2–5pm Free Time  
5–6pm

Dinner with Your Residence Hall

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level
7:15–7:45pm Floor Community Meetings Your Residence Hall
8pm

“It’s Great to Be a Scot” Playfair
You won’t want to miss this exciting and fun tradition!

April Zorn Memorial Stadium

Monday, August 23 Event Locations

Time Event Location
7:30–8:45am

Breakfast

Wear your Monmouth College t-shirt today!

Stockdale Student Center: Dunlap Terrace

(Rain Site: Assigned by Orientation Leader)

8:40am

Meet up with Your Orientation Group
Walk to your first class together.

Leave from Dunlap Terrace at 8:45am

9am–Noon Introduction to Liberal Arts (ILA) Class

Various Locations. See your class schedule.

Noon–12:45pm Lunch

Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level

1-2:30pm Free Time  
2:45pm Meet your Orientation Group Center for Science and Business Parking Lot
3–5pm

Student Walkout

Wear your Monmouth College t-shirt and bring your backpack for lots of free stuff!
 
5–6:30pm Dinner Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level
6:30pm All Hall Meetings Your Residence Hall
8:00–9:30pm

Involvement Street Fair

Walk over with your Hall Staff to this festive evening of food, fun, and socializing with peers and members of campus

Poling Hall Parking Lot behind Dahl Chapel

(Rain Site: Huff Athletic Center, Glennie Gymnasium)

Tuesday, August 24 Event Locations

Time Event Location
7–9:40am Breakfast Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level
9:45am

Meet up with Your Orientation Group
New Students

Dunlap Terrace in front of Stockdale Student Center
10–11am

All Students: Exploring Majors, Minors & Programs Open House

Join departmental faculty to learn about various majors, minors, Pre-Professional Programs and Study Abroad opportunities. You will have the opportunity to declare a new major and choose an advisor.

Huff Athletic Center
Field House

11:15-11:45am

All Students: Majors & Minors: Departmental Meetings

Learn about upcoming events deadlines and important department information

Choose from the list of majors/minors below
12:00–1:00pm Lunch Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level
1–4:30pm

All Students: Take Care of Business

Spend the afternoon taking care of last-minute details.

See list of facilities and hours in the resources section below

Individual Meetings with Advisors/Professors

Schedule Changes and Verification

Course Questions

Program and College Form Completion

Books

Financial Aid

Academic Resource Center Meeting

On-Campus Employment

Information Systems

Parking Stickers

Meal Plan Updates

4:30–7pm Dinner Stockdale Student Center: Scots Dining, Main Level

Majors & Minors: Department Meetings

Tuesday, August 24
11:15 –11:45am
Choose one meeting that aligns with your major and minor interests

Academic Departments for Majors and Minors Locations
  Accounting Center for Science and Business, Room 271
  Art McMichael Academic Hall, Room 107
  Biology:
Biology, Environmental Studies and Sustainability,
Global Food Security
Center for Science and Business, Room 276
  Business and Economics:
Business Administration, Economics, International Business
Center for Science and Business, Room 100
  Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Investigative Forensics Center for Science and Business, Room 378
  Classics: Classics, Greek, Latin Wallace Hall, Room 115
  Communication Studies:
Communication Studies, Journalism, Media, Public Relations, Women’s Studies
Wallace Hall, Room 316
  Educational Studies: Educational Studies, Elementary Education Wallace Hall, Room 207
  English Mellinger Teaching Center, Lounge
  History: History, Latin American Studies Wallace Hall, Room 204
  Kinesiology: Exercise Science, Physical Education, Wellness Administration Huff Athletic Center, Room 1012 A&B
  Mathematics and Computer Science:
Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics
Center for Science and Business, Room 302
  Modern Languages, Literature, and Cultures: Spanish Wallace Hall, Room 213
  Music: Music, Music Education Austin Hall, Room 202
  Neuroscience Center for Science and Business, Room 277
  Philosophy and Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies, Peace, Ethics and Social Justice Weeks House
  Physics: Engineering, Physics Center for Science and Business, Room 180
  Political Science: International Studies, Political Science Center for Science and Business, Room 270
  Psychology:
Biopsychology, Global Public Health, Psychology
Center for Science and Business, Room 273
  Sociology and Anthropology: Anthropology. Sociology, Human Services Wallace Hall, Room 114
  Theatre wells Theater