First year students at Millikin University will get a jump start on their college experience during Millikin’s First Week program, to be held Aug. 21-27.
The week of activities is designed to help students make a smooth transition into college life before regular classes begin on August 27. First week activities begin with Move-In Day on Tuesday, Aug. 21 and continue through Monday, Aug. 27.
An integral part of First Week is the First-Year University Seminar Course. New students work with Millikin faculty and are assisted by First-Year Experience Mentors to understand how college courses and college life will be different than their high school experience. Personal life of meaning and value will be a part of the focus of the First-Year University Seminar Course.
First Week also offers new students a chance to learn about important student services offered at Millikin. All first year students will also take part in Millikin’s award-winning alcohol training program, Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS). The training given to this year’s first year students will maintain Millikin’s campus wide alcohol training program. Millikin was the first college in the nation to offer this alcohol training program to its entire student body.
A highlight of the week’s activities will be the Class of 2016 Community Service Project, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25. Over 500 students, faculty, and staff from Millikin will volunteer at more than 10 sites throughout the community, including First Lutheran Church, Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Dennis Elementary School, Special Olympics, St. Mary’s Hospital, and others.
The week concludes with Opening Convocation on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center, where Millikin faculty and students gather to celebrate the beginning of the academic year. The program will feature Millikin faculty and student speakers.
For a full list of First Week activities, visit www.millikin.edu/studentdev/studentprograms/firstweek