Orientation 2017

BSC Class of 2021

Welcome to Birmingham-Southern College!

We are excited for you to begin your time on the Hilltop with us. For the next few years, BSC will be your home, and the students, faculty, and staff that make up this community will become like family. And it all begins with Orientation! 

We know the college transition comes with both excitement and trepidation. Summer and Fall Orientation, as two distinct experiences, are designed to harness your excitement and allay your fears. From the moment you step on campus, you'll start creating positive memories with new friends and classmates, and before you know it, you'll have figured this college thing out. 

So jump in with both feet! You won't regret it. "Forward Ever" isn't just a slogan. It's about tackling each challenge as it comes. You've got this! 

Forward Ever, 
Your Orientation Team 


Fall Orientation Schedule

Friday, August 18 - Printable Schedule (Fall_Orientation_Day_1_Schedule)
*Denotes required events
8:00-11:00 a.m. - Check-In/Residence Hall Move-In* (Striplin Fitness Center)
Note: Required for residential students only
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Commuter Student Check-In* (Striplin Fitness Center)
Note: Required for commuter students only
2:00 p.m. - Meet your Orientation Group* (Academic Quad)
Note: Parents are welcome at all afternoon events

2:30 p.m. - Welcome Convocation* (Bill Battle Coliseum)
3:30 p.m. - Orientation Group Reconnect* (Academic Quad)

3:45 p.m. - Meet your Faculty Advisor* (Assigned Classroom)
4:30 p.m. - Orientation Group Bonding* (Various Locations)
Note: Parents are invited to a "Parent Meet & Greet" during this time (Norton Campus Center, 1st Floor)
5:15-8:00 p.m. - Family Farewell Break*
Note: Students whose families have already departed will eat dinner with their Orientation Leaders.
8:00 p.m. - CONCURRENT EVENTS
Residence Hall Meetings* (On Your Floor)
Commuter Student Meeting* (SGA Room)
Transfer Student Meeting* (Norton Theatre)
9:00 p.m. - Hypnotist (Munger Auditorium)

Saturday, August 19
*Denotes required events
8:30 a.m. - Orientation Group Breakfast (The Caf)
9:30 a.m. - Gather for EXPERIENCE: Service in the City* (Munger Auditorium)
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - EXPERIENCE: Service in the City* (Various Locations)
5:00 p.m. - Community-Wide Dinner* (Norton 3rd, Great Hall)
6:30 p.m. - Spirit Scrimmages (Krulak Stadium)
9:00 p.m. - Movie on the Quad: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (Residence Hall Quad)

Sunday, August 20
*Denotes required events
10:00 a.m. - Opening of School Interfaith Worship (Norton Theater)
11:30 a.m. - Lunch with your Orientation Group* (Norton Cafe) 
1:00 p.m. - Responsibilities & Expectations* (Munger Auditorium)
2:00/2:45 p.m. - CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Living the BSC Honor Code* (Stephens Science Center)
Campus Safety & Emergency Preparedness* (Munger Auditorium)
5:00 p.m. - Dinner on your Own
7:30 p.m. - Cryin', Laughin', Lovin', & Leavin'* (Munger Auditorium)
9:00 p.m. - Square Dance (Academic Quad)
10:00 p.m.-Midnight - Rowdy After Dark (Norton Campus Center)

Monday, August 21
*Denotes required events
9:30 a.m. - Orientation Group Reconnect* (Academic Quad)
10:00 a.m. - Explorations & rise3: Exploring and experiencing the liberal arts at BSC* (Munger Auditorium)
10:45 a.m. - Orientation Group Advising* (Advising Location)
11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Individual Advising Appointments* (Advisor's Office)
As Scheduled by Color Groups:
Library & ARC Session* (Library)
Living the Green Dot* (Norton Theatre)
5:30 p.m. - Theatre Meet n Greet (College Theatre)
Note: For students interested in participating in theatre
7:30 p.m. - The Story of our Community Begins with You* (Munger Auditorium)
9:00 p.m. - Color Group Field Day (Intramural Fields)
* Note: Wear Color Group attire

Tuesday, August 22
*Denotes required events
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Individual Advising Appointments* (Advisor's Office)
As Scheduled by Color Groups:
Library & ARC Session* (Library)
Living the Green Dot* (Norton Theatre)
2:00 p.m. - Student Involvement Fair* (Bruno Great Hall, Norton 3rd)

6:30 p.m. - Class of 2021 Picture* (Hill Amphitheater)
6:45 p.m. - Closing Orientation Group Gathering* (Various Locations)
7:30 p.m. - Honor Code Signing Ceremony* (Munger Auditorium)


Summer Orientation Schedule

Student Program - PrintableSchedule
8:30 a.m. – Registration (Norton Campus Center, 2nd Floor)
9:00 a.m. – Welcome Session (College Theatre)
9:30 a.m. – Explore Your Life at BSC (Across Campus)
Noon – Lunch with Parents (Norton Cafeteria)
1:00 p.m. – #BSC2021 (Norton Theatre, 2nd Floor)
2:00 p.m. – Resource Fair (Bruno Great Hall, Norton, 3rd Floor)
2:30-3:10 p.m. – Residence Hall Tours (Optional; Leaving from Norton 2nd Floor every 10 minutes)

Parent Program - PrintableSchedule
8:30 a.m. – Registration (Norton Campus Center, 3rd Floor Mezzanine West)
9:00 a.m. – Welcome Session (Bruno Great Hall, Norton, 3rd Floor)
9:30 a.m. – Parent_Sessions (Stephens Science Center)
Noon – Lunch with Students (Norton Cafeteria)
1:00 p.m. – Reflections on Life at BSC (Bruno Great Hall, Norton, 3rd Floor)
2:00 p.m. – Resource Fair (Bruno Great Hall, Norton, 3rd Floor)
2:30-3:10 p.m. – Residence Hall Tours (Optional; Leaving from Norton 2nd Floor every 10 minutes)