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2020 Fall Orientation Scheduling

Welcome to Western Oregon University’s Fall Orientation! We are excited to offer you eight weeks of content that will help get you ready for your new adventure at Western Oregon University!

The way it works: All of our content will be linked or hosted on the WOU Network. If you haven’t set up your WOU Network profile yet, please check your admission email for your personalized link. Each week we will have a mix of asynchronous sessions (videos, discussions boards, etc) that you can do on your own time and synchronous sessions (trivia, orientations, meetups, etc.) You will also meet with your Orientation Group each week to debrief any mandatory sessions, play virtual games with your peers, and ask any questions you may have. Our goal is to have you ease into your life at WOU and have access to these resources throughout your first term.

Along the way, you will collect points for interacting with content, and those with the most points will win weekly prize giveaways! We will also have big prizes for the students with the top three most overall points by the end of Fall Orientation! Leaders will be announced weekly over Plus Team social media.

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Contact Information

Contact : Megan Habermann

Email : habermam@wou.edu

Fall Orientation Schedule of Events

Week #0: August 17 – 22  Launch Week!

  • Welcome videos from the PLUS Team and WOU President Rex Fuller!

  • Discussion Board Icebreakers in your Orientation Groups

  • Join your Housing Communities if you’ll be living on campus!

Week #1: August 24 – 29

  • Last Chance SOAR- August 26

  • Orientation Group Meetings

  • Meet your Classmates! Icebreaker games and activities on Zoom!

  • Housing Ask Me Anything

  • Information Sessions TBD

Week #2:   August 30 -September 5

  • Dating in the Virtual World event

  • PLUS Team Tik Tok Challenge- Follow PLUS Team on TikTok at

  • Information Sessions TBD

  • Orientation Group Meetings

Week #3: September 6 – 12

  • MANDATORY Diversity & Inclusion Session

  • 5-6 ed sessions

  • Get to know Monmouth/Independence Event

  • Virtual Pancake Art

  • Orientation Group Meetings

Week #4: September 13 – 19

  • 5-6 ed sessions

  • Virtual Involvement/Clubs Fair

  • Campus Rec AMA/eSports Tournament 

  • JackBox TV Tournament

  • Orientation Group Meetings

Week #5: September 20 – 26 (move in week, Summer Bridge week) 

  • 5-6 ed sessions

  • Virtual Prof Chat/online major meet ups/FYS meetups

  • Housing Orientations

  • Alcohol safety due

  • Virtual Job Fair

  • Virtual Game Show

  • Orientation Group Meetings

   

Week #6: September 27 – October 3                (week 1 of classes)

  • Convocation 9/27 in person, small groups across campus, broadcast 

  • New Student Sunrise

  • 5-6 ed sessions

  • Sign New Student Walk,details TBD

  • Virtual Guess Who’s Straight or other Stonewall event

  • ID pick up

  • Orientation Group Meetings- in person or online

  • Drive in Movie Marathon

Week #7: October 4 – 10    (week 2 of classes)

  • Final Orientation Group meetings, focus on other campus resources
  • Clubs and Orgs Fair part 2
  • Online Class art collective project, details TBD
  • 5-6 ed sessions (passive if possible)
  • Housing events

More details coming soon! Please be sure to set up your WOU Network account by clicking the link in the email you got earlier in the summer. Need help setting up your account? Email habermam@wou.edu