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    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:  August 14, 2024
    • New Student Orientation (In-Person): August 14-20, 2024
    • Welcome to the House Ceremony: August 15, 2024
    • Parent Parting Ceremony: August 16, 2024
    • First Day of Classes: August 21, 2024
    • Virtual Orientation: TBD
     
    Please note that all times are based in the Eastern Time zone. 

    NSO 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 1 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2024
    START END ACTIVITY LOCATION
    8:00 AM 5:00 PM Check-in / Move-in Resident Houses
    9:00 AM 5:00 PM Photo ID / Yearbook Photo (by House clusters) Samuel Archer Hall
    DAY 2 THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2024
    START END ACTIVITY LOCATION
    10:30 AM 12:00 PM Welcome by NSO Administration Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
    12:00 PM 2:00 PM Transfer Student Reception
    (Transfer Students and Parents Only)
    African American Hall of Fame
    2nd Floor
    Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
    12:00 PM 6:30 PM Lunch / Dinner
    (12:00 PM – 2:00 PM / 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
    Chivers / Lane Cafeteria
    3:00 PM 4:00 PM College Protocols & Campus Compliance (Mandatory for students and parents) Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
    4:00 PM 5:15 PM Maurice Washington Emerging Leader Program Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
    6:35 PM 6:45 PM The Class of 2027
    The New Student Line Up
    (Students Only)
    Brown Street
    7:00 PM 7:30 PM Student Processional Brown Street
    7:30 PM 9:00 PM “Welcome to the House”
    (Parents and Students)
    Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
    9:30 PM 10:15 PM Residence House Meeting Residential Houses
    DAY 3 FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2024
    START END ACTIVITY LOCATION
    7:00 AM 8:45 AM Breakfast Chivers / Lane Cafeteria
    9:00 AM 9:45 AM Introduction to the “Dear Old Morehouse” hymn by J.O.B. Moseley ’29 Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
    10:00 AM 11:15 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 AM 11:30 AM

    General Education Overview

    • Dr. Adria Welcher
    Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
    11:30 AM 12:00 PM

    Your First Year at Morehouse

    • Professor Illya Davis ’89
    Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
    12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch Chivers / Lane Cafeteria
    1:15 PM 1:45 PM Introduction 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 Major Ray Charles Performing Arts Center
    2:00 PM 3:15 PM Division 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 PM 5:30 PM Howard W. Thurman Morehouse Honors Program Reception
    (Mandatory for Honors Program Students, Parents, and Faculty Only)
    Shirley Massey Executive Conference Center
    3:30 PM 5:30 PM Morehouse Legacy Reception Shirley Massey Executive Conference Center
    4:30 PM 6:00 PM Dinner TBA
    6:30 PM 6:45 PM The Class of 2027
    The New Student Line Up
    (Students Only)
    Brown Street
    7:00 PM 7:30 PM Student Processional Brown Street
    7:30 PM 9:30 PM Parent 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 PM Residence House Meeting Residential Houses
    DAY 4 SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2024
    START END ACTIVITY LOCATION
    5:00 AM 6:30 AM “For Whom the Bell Tolls” TBA
    6:30 AM 12:00 PM Brunch Chivers / Lane Cafeteria
    12:45 PM 1:00 PM The New Student Line Up Brown Street
    1:00 PM 2:30 PM Healthy Relationships Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
    6:30 PM 7:00 PM The New Student Line Up Brown Street
    DAY 5 SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2024
    START END ACTIVITY LOCATION
    7:30 AM 8:30 AM Breakfast Chivers / Lane Cafeteria
    8:45 AM 9:00 AM The New Student Assembly Brown Street
    10:00 AM 11:30 AM Convocation Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
    12:00 PM 6:30 PM LUNCH / DINNER
    (12:00 PM – 2:00 PM / 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
    Chivers / Lane Cafeteria
    7:00 PM 8:00 PM Alumni Engagement Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
    7:00 PM 10:45 PM Operation Olive Branch Ceremony Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
    9:00 PM 10:30 PM Spirit Night Morehouse Century Campus
    10:00 PM 11:00 PM Residence House Meeting Residential Houses
    DAY 6 MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2024
    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

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