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The DEAL Orientation

Orientation Agenda

Monday, August 24

Day's Theme: Ferris Pride! Where any and all Bulldog swag you have! Got a flag? Have it at the ready! 

Event Description Time Virtual Location
Welcome! Welcome to FSU! We will introduce you to some important Deans and Senior Administrators on campus, and lay out expectations for the week. 9:00 - 10:00 AM Zoom
Building Blocks of Academic Success Students will go through 4 different virtual break-out sessions revolving around what it takes to be academically successful in college. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Zoom
Lunch We wish we could be with your for lunch, but make your own and show us what your go-to is! 12:00-1:00 PM Zoom
Introduction to CQ Learn what CQ is and how it can help you succeed in college. 1:15 - 2:00 PM Zoom
Building Block of Community Have some fun while starting to build your community on-campus before you arrive! 2:00 - 2:30 PM Zoom/Ice-Breaker
Mental Health/Holistic Wellness Students will breakout into two rooms to learn and discuss how to stay on-top of one's mental health and take care of one's holistic wellness on campus this year.  2:30 - 3:30 PM Zoom
Journal Reflection Student will intentionally reflect on the day and what they have learned. 3:30 - 4:30 PM Zoom
Parent Session Parents will have the opportunity to talk with staff about financing college, helping your student succeed, and their students' health and safety. 6:00 - 8:00 PM Zoom

Tuesday, August 25

Day's Theme: What's your go-to energizer? Coffee, tea, soda, energy drink? Show us!

Event Description Time Virtual Location
Starting the day! We will start the day with some fun and then debrief the journal reflections 9:00 - 9:45 AM Zoom/Ice breakers
Ferris Technology Students will breakout into separate virtual rooms and become familiar with different technologies that Ferris State University uses. 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Zoom
Lunch We wish we could be with your for lunch, but make your own and show us what your go-to is! 12:30-1:30 PM Zoom
"Been there, should've done that." Hear from a panel of Upperclass students on what they wish they did their first year in college. Students will have the chance to ask questions, as well. 1:30 - 2:45 PM Zoom
Journal and Raffle Student will intentionally reflect on the day and what they have learned. There will also be a raffle for some great prizes! 2:45 - 3:30 PM Zoom
Awards! Students have the chance to win awards and a scholarship for books! Students need to be present to win.  2:45 - 3:30 PM Zoom

Those that applied to the program early and were accepted will be moving into campus on Wednesday, August 26th. Please plan to be moved in by 4:00pm this day. You will receive a schedule of the rest of your time when you arrive. 

For all others, the virtual program will continue Wednesday morning with the following schedule.

Wednesday, August 26

Day's Theme: TIP your cap! Got a favorite sports team's hat? A stylish bonnet, beanie, fedora? Wear it! 

Event Description Time Virtual Location
Virtual Tour We will go on a virtual tour together to get familiarized with campus before you arrive! 10:00 - 11:00 AM Zoom/Ice Breaker
Financial Aid This session will be specific to students that are recipient of the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP). A member of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will be present to talk about requirements for maintaining funding and answer questions students may have. 11:00 AM -12:00 PM Zoom
First Generation Success This session will include a panel of first-generation students who will discuss some of the challenges they faced in their early days of college.  You will also meet the Student Success Coaches in this session.  12:00pm - 1:00pm Zoom

We look forward to the opportunity to greet and meet you at the DEAL Move In!