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Student Orientation Schedule

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First-Year Student Schedule

(Recent High School Graduate)

Attendance is mandatory for events in yellow.

Friday, August 16

Friday, August 16

 

Mandatory Orientation & Residence Hall Check-in, Free T-shirt, & Information Tables
Check-in sometime between 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hodes Center, Building #8

Residence Hall Move-In
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Residence Halls 

Student ID, Books, Parking Permit, Student Financial Services
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
-Campus Safety Office (student ID, parking permit-license plate number required) located in Whitfield Center, Building #3  
-Bookstore located in Marian CenterBuilding #7
-Student Financial Services located in Hodes CenterBuilding #8 

Campus Tours
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. & 1 p.m.
Meet by the Fountain on the Quad 

Welcome Lunch & Live Music
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Marian Center Dining RoomBuilding #7

Mentor Meetings
2 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Mabee Fieldhouse, Building #4
Meet your student mentor and fellow classmates!
All students enrolled in First Year Seminar are required to attend!

Convocare
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Mabee Fieldhouse, Building #4
The road to graduation starts here! Avila welcomes you with a special, one-of-a-kind ceremony.

Avila Family Dinner
5:15 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Marian Center Dining RoomBuilding #7

Tie-Dye T-shirts, Games, Prizes & Ice Cream Bars!
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
The Quad by the Fountain 

Saturday, August 17

Saturday, August 17

Mandatory Right Relationships Orientation
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pavilion, Building #14

Lunch
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7 
Regular Meal Price

Avila Fun Fest! GAMES, PRIZES & SNACKS!
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Quad by the Fountain
Meet new people, play games, win prizes and enjoy some great snacks!

Dinner
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7
Regular Meal Price 

FREE MONEY Game Show - Win up to $500 in Cash!
7 p.m.
Marian Center Lounge, Building #7


Sunday, August 18

Sunday, August 18


Brunch
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7
Regular Meal Price

Mass - All are welcome!
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Foyle Hall, Orscheln Chapel, Building #10 

Discover Kansas City Tour
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet in front of Marian Center by the Fountain

Dinner
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7 
Regular Meal Price

Mandatory Residence Hall Meeting for Avila Residents
7 p.m.
Meet on your residence hall floor.

S'mores by the Firepit
8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
McCullough Courtyard

Monday, August 19

Monday, August 19

Mandatory First Year Seminar Class
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Pavilion, Building #14

Lunch
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7

Mandatory First Year Seminar Class
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Meet on the Quad

Dinner
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7 
Regular Meal Price

Comedian Michael Dean Ester
7 p.m.
Marian Center Lounge, Building #7

Tuesday, August 20

Tuesday, August 20

 

Community Plunge
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Meet at Wylie Hall Parking Lot, Building #12
Serve the Kansas City community during this service project with your fellow classmates! Please wear an Avila t-shirt and tennis shoes. Lunch provided.

Dinner
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7
Regular Meal Price

Floats by the Fountain
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Fountain on the Quad
Join us for music, refreshing root beer floats and ice cream.
Sponsored by the Office of Ministry, Spirituality & Action.

Avila Social
7 p.m.
Marian Center Lounge, Building #7

 

Transfer/Adult Student Schedule

Friday, August 16

Friday, August 16

Residence Hall Move-In
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Residence Halls 

Orientation & Residence Hall Check-in, Free T-shirt, & Information Tables
Check-in sometime between 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hodes Center, Building #8

Student ID, Parking Permit, Books, Student Financial Services
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
-Campus Safety Office (student ID, parking permit-license plate number required) located in Whitfield CenterBuilding #3 
-Bookstore located in Marian CenterBuilding #7
-Student Financial Services located in Student Success Center in HodesBuilding #8

Campus Tours
11 a.m. & 12 p.m. 
Meet by the Fountain on the Quad 

Welcome Lunch & Live Music
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Marian Center Dining RoomBuilding #7

Welcome & Orientation
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Library/Learning Commons, Building #3
Meet other transfer students and learn how to become a successful Avila student.

Convocare
4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Mabee Fieldhouse, Building #4
The road to graduation starts here! Avila welcomes you with a special, one-of-a-kind ceremony.

Avila Family Dinner
5:15 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Marian Center Dining RoomBuilding #7

Tie-Dye T-shirts, Games, Prizes & Ice Cream Bars!
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
The Quad by the Fountain 

 
Saturday, August 17

Saturday, August 17


Lunch

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7 
Regular Meal Price 

Avila Fun Fest! GAMES, PRIZES & FOOD!
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Quad by the Fountain

Dinner
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7
Regular Meal Price 

FREE MONEY Game Show - Win up to $500 in Cash!
7 p.m.
Marian Center Lounge, Building #7

Sunday, August 18

Sunday, August 18


Brunch

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7

Regular Meal Price

Avila Sunday Mass - All are welcome!
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Foyle Hall, Orscheln Chapel, Building #10

Discover Kansas City Tour
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Meet in front of Marian Center by the Fountain 

Dinner
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7
Regular Meal Price

Mandatory Residence Hall Meeting for Avila Residents
7 p.m.
Meet on your residence hall floor.

S'mores by the Firepit
8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
McCullough Courtyard

Monday, August 19

Monday, August 19


Dinner
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7 
Regular Meal Price

Comedian Michael Dean Ester
7 p.m.
Marian Center Lounge, Building #7

Tuesday, August 20

Tuesday, August 20


Community Plunge

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Meet at Wylie Hall Parking Lot, Building #12
Serve the Kansas City community during this service project with your fellow classmates! Please wear an Avila t-shirt and tennis shoes. Lunch provided.

Dinner
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7
Regular Meal Price

Floats by the Fountain
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Fountain on the Quad 
Join us for music, refreshing root beer floats and ice cream.
Sponsored by the Office of Ministry, Spirituality & Action

Avila Social
7 p.m.
Marian Center Lounge, Building #7

 

Family & Friends Schedule

Friday, August 16

Friday, August 16


Orientation & Residence Hall Check-in, Free T-shirt & Information Tables

Check-in sometime between 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hodes Center, Building #8

Residence Hall Move-In
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Residence Halls

Student ID, Parking Permit, Books, Student Financial Services 
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
-Campus Safety Office (student ID, parking permit-license plate number required) located in Whitfield Center, Building #3
-Bookstore located in Marian Center, Building #7
-Student Financial Services located in Hodes Center, Building #8

Campus Tours
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. & 1 p.m.
Meet by the Fountain on the Quad

Welcome Lunch & Live Music
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7

Family & Friends Welcome and Orientation
2 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Foyle Hall, Building #10
Where it all begins! Avila administrators will talk about life at Avila University. They will help give you the full picture of student life. This is your opportunity to ask questions about the Avila experience and participate in a discussion on issues affecting family and friends.

Convocare
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Mabee Fieldhouse, Building #4
The road to graduation starts here! Avila welcomes you with a special, one-of-a-kind ceremony.

Avila Family Dinner
5:15 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Marian Center Dining Room, Building #7

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Before Hours: Info. Session for Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

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Join us for coffee & snacks while talking with our various program representatives about how you can work full time and go to school for your undergraduate or graduate degree.
Aug. 27 between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

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