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Important COVID-19 Information

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Schedule and FAQ

Orientation Schedule

Thursday, August 18th

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: New Student Move-In
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Tiger Family Lunch
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Doane's 150th Birthday Celebration
  • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm: Orientation to Community Living
  • 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: Commuter Student Social
  • 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm: Meet Your Orientation Group & First-Year Photo
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30pm: Orange and Black Dinner
  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Orientation Group Meeting
  • 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Tradition Continues
  • 9:00 pm - 10:30pm: Playfair

Friday, August 19th

  • 8:45 - 10:00 am: International Student Orientation Session
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Breakfast
  • 10:00 am - 11:30am: LAR Class
  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am: Transfer Student Welcome Session
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Interfaith Lunch
  • 11:30 am - 12:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm: Orientation Group Meeting
  • 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm: Create Your IDEAL Community
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Student Wellness
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Campus Safety
  • 5:30pm - 7:00 pm: Dinner
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Hall Crawl
  • 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Foam Party

Saturday, August 20th

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Orientation Group Meeting
  • 10:15 am - 12:30 pm: Community Tour
  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Educational Presenter (C-Word)
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: What's Your Story? Building an Inclusive Community At Doane
  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Orientation Group Meeting
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Dinner
  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Deck Your Den
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Pre-Health Meeting
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: First Generation Student Meeting
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Get to Know Greek Life
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Evening of Games

Sunday, August 21st

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am: QPR Training
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Orientation Group Meeting
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Football Scrimmage
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Volleyball Scrimmage
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Strengths Workshop
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Library Open House
Is orientation required?

Yes, being a part of Orientation is an important part of connecting with the Doane Community and learning about the campus resources that will assist you in your transition to Doane.

What if I cannot attend orientation?

If you cannot attend Fall Orientation please contact the Director of Career, Leadership and Service Quinton Geis at quinton.geis@doane.edu.

Can my parents/guardians/family come to orientation?

We encourage parents and loved ones to refer to the move in guidelines regarding the beginning of Orientation and suggest that due to COVID 19, parents/loved ones do not stay on campus past their student’s move in process.

What is Doane doing to prepare campus for returning students during the COVID-19 pandemic?