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Parent & Family Orientation Schedule at a Glance

Here is a preview of the MICA Fall 2014 Parent & Family Orientation Schedule.

Download a printable version of the 2014 Parent & Family Orientation Schedule

Thursday, August 28, 2014

8:00 am - 2:00 pm Orientation & Housing Check-in
Founders Green

After you and your student have checked in, please park your car in a designated loading zone and unload your belongings. You will find willing, energetic Orientation Leaders ready to help. After they have helped unload your belongings, you will  move your car to a designated parking lot.

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Taking Care of Business
Brown Center, Leidy Atrium

In the folder you will receive at Orientation check-in, you will find a "Taking Care of Business Checklist." There are a number of campus representatives and vendors available at our Resource Fair. If your student has not submitted an ID photo for their MICARD (campus ID card), please go to the Brown Center to have a photo taken by 1 pm. 

11:00 am - 2:00 pm Lunch
Founders Green Tent

You may purchase a picnic under the Founders Green Tent for $10, or feel free visit a local restaurant.

12:00 - 3:00 pm Fitness Center Open House
Wellness Center, MICA Fitness 

Drop by the MICA Fitness Center to meet some of the staff and enjoy a quick tour of the facility. 

2:00 - 3:00 pm Welcome from the Office of Diversity & Intercultural Development
Brown Center, Room 320

A wonderful opportunity for you and your student to connect with peers and learn more about diverse communities at MICA and Baltimore.

3:00 - 5:30 pm Dinner & Goodbyes
Out in the City

We encourage families of roommates and apartment-mates to dine together. If you would like a specific restaurant recommendation, please ask our staff (or see listing and maps in your folder). This is the time to say goodbye to your student and let them move forward with the Orientation program.

5:30 - 6:30 pm Parent & Family Orientation (for parents and families only)
Brown Center, Falvey Hall

Please attend this session designed especially for you. Representatives from the administration will share valuable information about your student's first year at MICA. Also, visit the Parents Council table in the Brown Center Atrium.

6:30 - 7:30 pm Parent & Family Welcome Reception (for parents and families only)
Gateway Gallery, First Floor

Incoming parents and family members are invited to relax and mingle before departing campus in the Gateway Gallery at an informal reception sponsored by the Parents Council. The Parents Council Members, Alumni Council Members, and college staff will be on hand to welcome parents and families.

6:00 - 11:00 pm Foundation Student Orientation Begins (for students only)
Founders Green Tent

Your student will meet their Orientation Leader, Residential Advisor, and make new friends at this fun & exciting welcome session.

You will receive a finalized and detailed schedule of events upon your arrival to MICA on Thursday, August 28, 2014, for the start of Orientation.