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Orientation

2023 New Student Orientation Schedule

The New Student Orientation (NSO) program has two distinct components: 1) In-person and 2) Virtual.

Both the In-Person and Virtual programs are MANDATORY.

All Incoming Students MUST ATTEND the In-Person events and the Virtual Orientation as-scheduled.  

Important Dates and Times:

  • New Student Move-In: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
  • New Student Orientation (In-Person): Thursday, August 10, 2023 through Tuesday, August 15, 2023
  • Welcome to the House Ceremony: Thursday, August 10, 2023, 7:30 PM
  • Parent Parting Ceremony: Friday, August 11, 2023, 7:30 PM
  • First Day of Classes: Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 8:00 AM
  • Virtual Orientation: Thursday, August 3, 2023, 12:00 PM (Meeting link will be provided by email prior to the event)
 
Please note that all times are based in the Eastern Time zone. 

2023 New Student Orientation Daily Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please use this for planning purposes only. The official schedule will be posted soon.

DAY 1WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 09, 2023
STARTENDACTIVITYLOCATION
8:00 AM5:00 PMCheck-in / Move-inResident Houses
9:00 AM5:00 PMPhoto ID / Yearbook Photo (by House clusters)Samuel Archer Hall
DAY 2THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2023
STARTENDACTIVITYLOCATION
10:30 AM12:00 PMWelcome by NSO AdministrationMartin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
12:00 PM2:00 PMTransfer Student Reception
(Transfer Students and Parents Only)
African American Hall of Fame
2nd Floor
Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
12:00 PM6:30 PMLunch / Dinner
(12:00 PM – 2:00 PM / 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
Chivers / Lane Cafeteria
3:00 PM4:00 PMCollege Protocols & Campus Compliance (Mandatory for students and parents)Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
4:00 PM5:15 PMMaurice Washington Emerging Leader ProgramMartin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
6:35 PM6:45 PMThe Class of 2027
The New Student Line Up
(Students Only)
Brown Street
7:00 PM7:30 PMStudent ProcessionalBrown Street
7:30 PM9:00 PM“Welcome to the House”
(Parents and Students)
Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
9:30 PM10:15 PMResidence House MeetingResidential Houses
DAY 3FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2023
STARTENDACTIVITYLOCATION
7:00 AM8:45 AMBreakfastChivers / Lane Cafeteria
9:00 AM9:45 AMIntroduction to the “Dear Old Morehouse” hymn by J.O.B. Moseley ’29Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
10:00 AM11:15 AM

Opening Assembly

  • Dr. David A. Thomas, President of the College
  • Dr. Kendrick Brown, Vice President of Academic Affair & Provost
  • Mr. Kevin Booker ’90, Vice President of Student Services & Dean of the College
Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
11:15 AM11:30 AM

General Education Overview

  • Dr. Adria Welcher
Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
11:30 AM12:00 PM

Your First Year at Morehouse

  • Professor Illya Davis ’89
Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
12:00 PM1:00 PMLunchChivers / Lane Cafeteria
1:15 PM1:45 PMIntroduction to Academic Divisions 

Business and Economics Majors: Business Administration & Economics

  • Mrs. Karen Carlos, Division Advisor
Bank of America Auditorium

Humanities, Social Sciences, Media & Arts (HSSMA)

  • Ms. Ashlee Hill, Division Advisor
Ray Charles Performing Arts Center

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dual-Degree Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Software Engineering

  • Mr. Ibrahiim El-Amiin ’17, Division Advisor
Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel

Professional & Continuing Studies (PCS) Majors: Education & Kinesiology

  • Dr. Natasha Crosby, Division Advisor
Nabritt Lecture Room 1
Undeclared / Undecided MajorRay Charles Performing Arts Center
2:00 PM3:15 PMDivision Deans and Department Chairs

Business and Economics Majors: Business Administration & Economics

  • Dr. SheRhonda Gibbs, Dean
Bank of America Auditorium

Humanities, Social Sciences, Media & Arts (HSSMA)

  • Dr. Regine Jackson, Dean
Ray Charles Performing Arts Center

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dual-Degree Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Software Engineering

  • Dr. Eddie Red ’00, Dean
Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel

Professional & Continuing Studies (PCS) Majors: Education & Kinesiology

  • Dr. Claude Hutto ’94, Dean
Nabritt Lecture Room 1
3:30 PM5:30 PMHoward W. Thurman Morehouse Honors Program Reception
(Mandatory for Honors Program Students, Parents, and Faculty Only)
Shirley Massey Executive Conference Center
3:30 PM5:30 PMMorehouse Legacy ReceptionShirley Massey Executive Conference Center
4:30 PM6:00 PMDinnerTBA
6:30 PM6:45 PMThe Class of 2027
The New Student Line Up
(Students Only)
Brown Street
7:00 PM7:30 PMStudent ProcessionalBrown Street
7:30 PM9:30 PMParent Parting Ceremony*
*Note: The Parents’ Parting Ceremony marks the end of the Parents’ Orientation Program
Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
10:00 PM 11:00 PMResidence House MeetingResidential Houses
DAY 4SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2023
STARTENDACTIVITYLOCATION
5:00 AM6:30 AM“For Whom the Bell Tolls”TBA
6:30 AM12:00 PMBrunchChivers / Lane Cafeteria
12:45 PM1:00 PMThe New Student Line UpBrown Street
1:00 PM2:30 PMHealthy RelationshipsMartin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
6:30 PM7:00 PMThe New Student Line UpBrown Street
7:00 PM10:45 PMOperation Olive Branch CeremonyMartin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
DAY 5SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2023
STARTENDACTIVITYLOCATION
7:30 AM8:30 AMBreakfastChivers / Lane Cafeteria
8:45 AM9:00 AMThe New Student AssemblyBrown Street
10:00 AM11:30 AMConvocationMartin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
12:00 PM6:30 PMLUNCH / DINNER
(12:00 PM – 2:00 PM / 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
Chivers / Lane Cafeteria
7:00 PM8:00 PMAlumni EngagementMartin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
9:00 PM10:30 PMSpirit NightMorehouse Century Campus
10:00 PM11:00 PMResidence House MeetingResidential Houses
DAY 6 MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2023
START END ACTIVITY LOCATION
7:30 AM 9:45 AM Breakfast Chivers / Lane Cafeteria
10:00 AM 10:45 AM Black Men’s Research Institute Ray Charles Performing Arts Center
11:05 AM 11:15 AM Frederick Douglass Academic Success Center Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
11:20 AM 11:30 AM AUC Woodruff Library Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
12:00 PM 2:15 PM Lunch Chivers / Lane Cafeteria
2:15 PM 2:30 PM The New Student Line Up Brown Street
2:30 PM 3:30 PM Counseling and Accessibility Center Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
3:30 PM 4:30 PM Study Abroad / Andrew Young Center Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
4:30 PM 5:00 PM Tiffany Bussey
Morehouse College Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (MIEC) program
Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
4:30 PM 6:00 PM Dinner Chivers / Lane Cafeteria
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Morehouse Campus Tours Meet at Residential Houses
DAY 7TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2023
STARTENDACTIVITYLOCATION
8:00 AM9:45 AMBreakfastChivers / Lane Cafeteria
10:00 AM2:00 PMAUC Woodruff Library Tours(Groups leave from Kilgore Center Porch) TBA for group scheduling