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Orientation - Arrival and Move-In

Student Arrival, Check-In and Orientation Information

Summer Student Housing (Limited for current students only)
Breen Hall Double Room-$190 per month per student (includes all utilities, cable, internet & garbage). No meal plan available.

Summer Housing Dates (Returning students only)-May 8 to July 28
No new summer housing check-ins after June 1 due to the summer guest conference season and deep cleaning/maintenance in the residence halls to prep for all August arrivals.

$125 Housing Deposit-One Time Fee (Required only if not previously submitted)
Required for all residents in housing-due prior to move-in date. Contact the Business Office Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to make arrangements.

Summer Room Changes
Immediately after May graduation, campus students will stay in their spring room until their Breen summer room is cleaned and available. Summer residents in campus housing registered for fall 2017 housing will be transitioned from Breen Hall to their permanent room at the end of July.

Summer Parking Permit
$25-May 8, 2017 to July 31, 2017 (exception: current residents who have already purchased a permit for the 2016-17 year)

Year Long Parking Permit
$50-August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018
 

Important Dates 2017
Check-in times are found in italics below date
   
Friday, July 7
8:30 a.m. check-in
New student & family summer orientation (check-in begins in the Atrium lobby)

Register here.
 
Note: Summer Orientation is not required, but is highly encouraged for all new freshmen, transfers and families. The program is a one day event (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) and is free. Lunch is included. The August two-day orientation for new traditional-age first year students is required as part of the First Year Seminar course grade upon the student's arrival. This exciting welcome program will include fun social activities, campus awareness and resource information, community events and a mystery excursion off campus. New transfer students are welcome to attend the two-day program, but are not required to attend. A special Transfer Student/Non Traditional-Age Student Orientation is provided the day before classes begin.
Friday, July 21 Summer housing ends for students/guests not deposited/registered for fall on-campus housing. Check-outs required by 11 a.m.
Monday, July 24 Fly-In/Move-In day for Long Distance RA's
Tuesday, July 25 Arrival/Move-In day for RA's & Hall Staff
Monday, July 31 Move-In day for International Student Fall Athletes & O'Leaders. Office check-in on Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 1 Check-in day for RA's, O'Leaders & International Student Fall Athletes. 9 a.m.- noon check-in with offices (report to Campus Center). Orientation for International Student Fall Athletes only.
Tuesday, August 1
Early Arrival Option
Fly-In/Move-In day for Long Distance First-Year Student Fall Athletes-Football, Soccer, Volleyball. Report directly to assigned residence hall between noon-10 p.m. Office check-in on Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 2 Check-In/Move-In day for First-Year Student Fall Athletes-Football, Soccer, Volleyball. 
8:30 a.m.-noon Check-In/Move-In (report to Salveson Lobby)
3-11 p.m. Orientation begins/Student Services welcome meeting (Recital Hall/Music Building)
Thursday, August 3 
Early Arrival Option
Fly-In/Move-In day for Long Distance Transfer & Returning Student Fall Athletes-Football, Soccer, Volleyball. Report directly to assigned residence hall. Office check-in on Friday.
8 a.m.-11 p.m. All day Orientation Events fo First-Year Student Fall Athletes-Football, Soccer, Volleyball.
Friday, August 4 Check-In/Move-In day for Transfer & Returning Student Fall Athletes-Football, Soccer, Volleyball.
8:30 a.m.-noon. Check-In (Report to Salveson Lobby)
  Fall sport practices begin with team meetings at 2 p.m.
Thursday, August 10
Early Arrival Option
Fly-In/Move-In day for Long Distance Theatre & Select Communications Majors. Report directly to assigned residence hall. Office check-in on Friday.
Friday, August 11 Check-In/Move-In for Theatre & Select Communications Majors.
8:30-10:30 a.m. Check-in with offices (Report to Salveson Lobby)
Sunday, August 13 Fly-In/Move-In day for Long Distance Cheerleaders, Cross Country & Music Student. Report directly to assigned residence hall. Office check-in on Monday.
Monday, August 14 Check-In/Move-In day for Cheerleaders, Cross Country & Music Students.
8:30-10:30 a.m. Check-in with offices (Report to Salveson Lobby)
Saturday, August 19 Arrival/Move-In day for Remaining International Students (not involved in early arrival for fall camps).
Sunday, August 20 
Early Arrival Option
Fly-In/Move-In day for Long Distance Remaining First-Year Students (not involved in early arrival fall camps). Report directly to assigned residence hall between noon-10 p.m. Office check-in on Tuesday.
  Orientation for Remaining International Students (not involved in early arrival fall camps).
Monday, August 21 Check-In/Move-In day for Remaining First-Year/International Students (not involved in early arrival for fall camps).
8:30 a.m.-noon Check-in with offices
3-11 p.m. Orientation (required for all first-year students who did not attend the athletic orientation)
Monday, August 21
Early Arrival Option
Fly-In/Move-In day for Remaining Long Distance Transfer & Returning Students (not involved in early arrival fall camps). Report directly to assigned residence hall between noon-10 p.m. Office check-in on Tuesday.
  Orientation for First-Year Students (required for Humamities 110 course)
Tuesday, August 22 Check-In/Move-In day for Remaining Transfer & Returning Students (not involved in early fall camps).
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Check-in with offices (Report to Salveson Lobby)
1:30-3 p.m. New Transfer Student/New Non-Traditional Age Student orientation meeting (Salveson Ballroom)
4-5 p.m. New Student/New Transfer Student Welcome Convocation (Atrium). Picnic dinner with Faculty Advisor meeting to follow. Gift provided from Alumni Relations.
Wednesday, August 23 First day of classes

New and Returning Students

Travel and Accommodations- It is important that students arrive on their scheduled day so that Waldorf is prepared for their arrival. Students who arrive on a "long distance fly-in day" must report directly to your residence hall to move in between noon-10 p.m. The office check-in process is required of all students and will completed the next day. Students who must arrive earlier than the assigned days must submit an early arrival request form to the Office of Student Life. Early arrivals are charged $25/day for this convenience. That the form can be found on the Waldorf University website under Residence Life. Students who have been approved for early arrival may arrive Monday-Friday only between the hours of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All students who arrive before their scheduled arrival date must be approved and confirmed 72 hours in advance through Student Life (studentlife@waldorf.edu or 641.585.8160. Unscheduled arrivals will be expected to make arrangements at local lodging establishments.

Special request early arrivals will not be allowed to check into the residence halls before August 1 as there will be limited staffing and deep cleaning of rooms occurring from departed summer camps during this time. We recommend the Super 8 (641.585.1300) or The Lodge (641.585.5060) for reasonably priced lodging in Forest City for anyone who must arrive to town earlier than their check-in date.  

We encourage students and families to plan ahead. Housing is not guaranteed if housing forms and the $125 housing deposit are not completed and paid/sent in before students are assigned and arrive.  Returning students staying in summer housing (May-July) and not living on campus during the fall, will be required to check out of their rooms by Friday, July 21. New students to Waldorf that are eligible for off-campus housing and who are not able to secure off-campus housing are recommended to live on campus for one semester in the fall.

To request a ride from the following locations (72-hours advanced notice and purchased ride pass required): Mason City Municipal Airport, Jefferson Bus Terminal in Mason City, Iowa or the Jefferson bus stop at the Pilot Travel Center in Clear Lake, Iowa, please visit our transportation page at https://waldorfcollege.wufoo.com/forms/waldorf-ride-request/. We encourage students to consider flying into the Mason City Airport from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport as the price is reasonable and Mason City is only 35 minutes from campus.

Move-In and Check-In Day- All new and returning students will complete an office check-in process when they arrive to campus in the fall (check-in required of all full-time on campus or commuter students). Office check-in will take place and begin in Salveson Lobby. Please see schedule for the times and dates of your scheduled check-in day. In addition, students residing on campus will need to move into their assigned residence hall after checking in at the office stations in Salveson. It is highly recommended that students and families arrive early between 8:30-10 a.m. on the day of their assigned arrival day. This allows sufficient time for students to complete the check-in process with offices and move into your assigned residence hall. Students who arrive on a "long distance fly-in day" should report directly to your residence hall between noon and 10 p.m. to move in and complete office check-in the following day.

Meals will begin for students beginning the evening of their assigned arrival check-in date.  
Students arriving on a fly-in day or before this date must plan ahead as they are responsible for their own meals. Warrior Crossing (located in the Atrium) will be open (cash only) for grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for all students and families on each arrival day.