Student Life Orientation

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Student Orientation

Welcome!  When you arrive on campus, it will be a very busy time but you will settle in just fine. We start off with housing move-in. If you aren't a campus resident, don't stop reading. There's something for everyone to make this campus their own and get familiar with their new surroundings before classes start. A printable version of the orientation schedule

Friday & Saturday, August 14 & 15, 2015

Housing Opens -  Check-in: 1 p.m.–5 p.m. in the Union

Welcome for Housing Residents - 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Campus Christian Fellowship (CCF) will serve a meal in the Commons Building for Friday & Saturday.

Friday, August. 14, 2015

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport - 3 p.m. Barton van will arrive for transportation to campus. Reservations needed - Non-Athlete: (620) 792-9271, Athletes: Contact your coach for details on transportation.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Food Service starts for housing residents in the Union, Brunch: 12–12:45 p.m.  Dinner: 5–5:30 p.m.

Campus Crawl - 2 p.m. start at the Student Union. Explore campus, find classes and pick up giveaways. 

$3 Movie Night - Transportation (van) leaves promptly at 6:15p from the Student Union.     

Monday, August 17, 2015

Food Service Adjusted Hours - Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.   Lunch: 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m.   Dinner: 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Student Orientation for the Non-Athlete - 8:30a Meet in the upper level of the Student Union (outside the bookstore).  9:00a - 11:25a  5 sessions on different topics you need to know.

Housing Meeting - 6:30 p.m. required for housing residents in the Student Union.

Ice Cream Social - 8 p.m.–9 p.m. in the Student Union

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Food Service Adjusted Hours - Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.   Lunch: 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m.   Dinner: 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Student Orientation for Athletes - 8:30 a.m. meet in the gym.  9 a.m.-11:25 a.m.  5 sessions on different topics you need to know.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Food Service Regular Hours

Classes Start

Picnic & Social - 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Union

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It’s impossible to cover all topics at student orientation. This additional information covers topics that will help students get a better start with college and making good decisions.

Parent Information

Welcome to Barton!

For some, this will be your first experience planning and making arrangement for your adult child to attend college and for others the path is not new as your adult child starts another phase of their education. The information below is a good resource for all parents.

Maps and Directions

Student Housing/Commons Map

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