What is New Student Orientation And
Week of Welcome?

The NSO Program is an eight day orientation schedule developed to provide new students with a smooth transition into Edward Waters College. The program is geared to inform, interact, and inspire.  We are so excited that you have selected Edward Waters College as your institution of higher learning for success.  Your attendance and participation will assist with your EWC  Tiger Experience beginning on “Move-In Day,” Sunday, August 10, 2019. If you have any questions about the program or as you complete your registration, please email us at aparrott@ewc.edu or mgipson@ewc.edu
 
  • MEET administrators, faculty, and student affairs staff.
  • ENGAGE with Orientation Workshop Leaders (OWLS)
  • TOUR academic colleges and majors.
  • REGISTER course schedules.
  • CONFIRM financial aid awards and financial clearance.
  • SAMPLE student life and support services.

GETTING STARTED

NSO & Week of Welcome Schedule

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Time   Saturday, August 10, 2019 Move-In Day

 

 

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Move – In

This is the time to get your residence hall room together. Please decorate your area of the room to your level of comfort.

Residence Halls

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

New Student Check IN

Adam-Jenkins Sports & Music Complex

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Brunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building

 

9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Parent Information Session

Dr. Kimberly Andrews,

 Associate Vice President for Student Retention

Milne Auditorium

 

5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m

Welcome Rally and  Reception

Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr.

President & CEO

Milne Auditorium

   
8:00p.m. – 11:00p.m.

Residence Hall Meet & Greet

All students will report to their residence hall to meet with their Area Coordinator and Resident Assistants.

Designated Residence Hall

Time   Sunday, August 11, 2019 Student Success and Engagement Day
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Brunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building

12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m.

OWL’s Ice Breaker

In small groups, student will participate in a series of activities designed to build community and have fun! These groups are led by OWLs.

Milne Auditorium

 

12:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Student Success and Engagement Opening

Mr. Mandrake Miller

 Vice President of Student Success and Engagement

Milne Auditorium

1:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

 

Student Conduct & Integrity

Students will learn about the student code of conduct at Edward Waters College

Mr. Quentin McBeth

Assistant Director of Housing Operation /Student Integrity & Conduct

Milne Auditorium

2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Title lX

Students will learn about the meaning of Title IX and its policies and procedures

Dr. Lanita Holsey

Assistant Vice President of Student Success and Engagement/ Dean of Students

Milne Auditorium

4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Counseling Disability and Services

Mrs. Ragan Summers

Director of Counseling Disability and Services

Students will learn about the office of Counseling Disability Services and other components in regards to this office.

Milne Auditorium

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building 2nd Floor

7:00 p.m-8:00 p.m

Residence Life & Housing

Ms. Shaliah McMillian

Assistant Director of Residence Life

10 Shades of Color & The Personality Behind Them

George N. Collins Student Union Building 2nd Floor

 

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Silent Luau Party

George N. Collins Student Union Building

Time   Monday, August 12, 2019 Student Service Day
7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

George N. Collins Student Union Building

9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

OWL’s Ice Breaker

In small groups, student will participate in a series of activities designed to build community and have fun! These groups are led by OWLs.

Milne Auditorium

9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Dr. Stephanie Campbell

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

Students will learn about the office of Academic Affairs and be encourage to take their academics seriously.

Milne Auditorium

10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

 

EWC Book Store Services

Ms. Alyce Gresham-Bacon

Bookstore Manager

Milne Auditorium

 

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

General Ed/Advising etc.

Dr. Kimberly Andrews

Associate Vice President of Student Retention

Students will learn about advising and the importance of them completing their general ed courses with a passing grade.

Milne Auditorium

12:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.

Lunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building 2nd Floor

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Library Services

Students will learn about the services that are offer by the library and their policies and procedures.

Milne Auditorium

3:15 p.m.  -4:00 p.m.

  

Career Services

Mr. Antonio Starke

Director of Career Services

Students will learn about the office of Career Services and the opportunities that are available through this office that will help them build their professional resume as college students.

Director of Career Services

Milne Auditorium

 

4:15 p.m.  -5:00 p.m.

Trio Services

Dr. Andrea Cummings

Director of TRio Services

Milne Auditorium

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

 

8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

The Choice is Yours Game Show Featuring  Lecia Rives

Milne Auditorium

 

Time   Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Spirit Day
7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

OWL’s  Ice Breaker/ Gift give away

In small groups, student will participate in a series of activities designed to build community and have fun! These groups are led by OWLs.

Milne Auditorium

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Student Government Association/ Royal Court/Tiger Nation

Student Leaders present information regarding Student Government Association, Royal Court and Tiger Nation at Edward Waters College.

Milne Auditorium

10:45 a.m-11:15 a.m.

Community Service

First Lady Tyciee Faison

First Lady Faison will present information about community services and how it is a part of the college curriculum at Edward Waters College. 

Milne Auditorium

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Spirit Session and Chants

Led by the OWL’s

The OWL students teach the freshmen class the difference chants and spirit cheers for the campus of Edward Waters College.

Milne Auditorium

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Lunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

Group A 2:15 p.m.     2:45p.m.

Group B 3:00 p.m.

-3:30 p.m.

 

Honda Quiz Bowl Campus All Star

Mr. Ray Fowler

EWC Honda All Star Advisor

Students will receive information and learn about the Honda All Star Challenge Team here at Edward Waters College.

George N. Collings Student Union Building

Group C 2:15 p.m.

-2:45 p.m.

Group A 3:00 p.m.

-3:30 p.m.

 

Campus Ministry

Pastor J

College Chaplain

Students will receive and learn information about the Campus Ministry and how they can get involve.

Milne Auditorium

4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Housing & Residence Life Program

Ms. Shaliah McMillian

Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life

Push Pin Poetry

George N. Collins Student Union Building,

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

 

8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Tigers Got Talent

Milne Auditorium

Time Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Networking Day
7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

 

9:30a.m. – 10:00a.m.

Cummer Museum Presentation

Cummer Museum Education Team Member will present an overview to students about the exciting opportunities at the museum.  

10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

OWL’s Ice Breaker

In small groups, student will participate in a series of activities designed to build community and have fun! These groups are led by OWLs

Milne Auditorium

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chapel Service

Pastor Jared M. Williams “Pastor J”

 Campus Ministry & Church Relations

Students will get a chance to have praise and worship experience at Edward Waters College.

Milne Auditorium

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Lunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tiger Market Place (Institutional Advancement)

Students will get a chance to meet and gather information from all of the local businesses here in the city of Jacksonville FL.

Adams- Jenkins Sports and Music Complex (GYM)

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

8:00 p.m.–11:00p.m.

Housing and Residence Life Block Party

Morris Cone Complex

Time   Thursday, August 15, 2019 Retention Day
7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

OWL’s  Icebreaker

In small groups, student will participate in a series of activities designed to build community and have fun! These groups are led by OWLs

Milne Auditorium

 

 9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

 

Dr.  Thomas Calhoun

Vice President of Enrollment Management and Strategic Matriculant Services

Students will receive information in regards to staying enroll from a business stand point at Edward Waters College.

Milne Auditorium

 

10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Financial Aid and Business & Finance Workshop

Mr. Jeff Pierce

 Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management

Students will receive information regarding FAFSA DAY and how completing their financial aid is important here at Edward Waters College. 

Milne Auditorium

11:00 p.m.-11:45 a.m.

How to Registrar at Edward Water College

Ms.  Detrenyona Chester

Director of Registrar Office

Milne Auditorium

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Lunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

David Simfukwe

Director of Informational Technology

Milne Auditorium

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Housing & Residence Life Program

Mr. Samuel Robbins

Area Coordinator

Who are You

George N. Collins Student Building

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Queens Lock In with Miss Edward Waters College and Kings Lock In with Mister Edward Waters College

George N. Collins Student Union Building (Males)   (Female)

Time   Friday, August 16, 2019 Tiger Greek and College Paraphernalia Day
7:00 a.m-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Freshman Convocatum Est.

Milne Auditorium

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Lunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

All about Greek Life

Milne Auditorium

 

4:00 p.m.-6:0 0p.m.

Residence Life and Housing Social Programs

Mr. Samuel Robbins

Area Coordinator

I Chose This College Because

George N. Collins Student Union Building

 

5:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Greek Showcase

Milne Auditorium

Time Saturday August 17th, 2019
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Brunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Cummer Art & Garden Museum

Jacksonville, FL.

5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

Foam Party

Tennis Court

Time Sunday, August 18, 2019
11:00 a.m.-2:00p.m.

Brunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

1:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m.

Wally World Adventure

Walmart Supercenter

5:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor