2019 Welcome Week Schedule

Thursday, August 15 

^Parents/Family members invited to attend

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
^New Student Move-In 

Your Residence Hall
Your Peer Assistants (PAs), Resident Assistants (RAs), Student Athletes, and SOS Mentors will be on hand to help carry boxes and get you settled into your room.

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM 
Lunch (Optional) 
Burrow Refectory/ Lynx Lair / Memphis restaurants 

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
^Legacy Reception  

Middle Ground
If you are a legacy student, drop by the Middle Ground in Barret Library to enjoy refreshments and meet Alumni Relations staff members and other Rhodes legacies and their families.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
^Ice Cream Social
(optional)
Burrow Hall  
If you need to cool off, stop by Burrow Hall for refreshments and to mingle with staff from the Admission and Student Life Offices.  

4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Commuter Student Check-In & Meeting

Burrow Hall, 4th Floor
Commuting students will pick up their key/fob, review the Welcome Week schedule, and get to know other commuter students. 

5:00 PM to 6:45 PM 
Dinner
(Optional) 
Burrow Refectory/ Lynx Lair / Memphis restaurants 

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Residence Hall Meeting 

Your Residence Hall
Meet your hall mates and RA while learning about living on campus and Residence Life policies.

9:00 PM to 10:00 PM 
CUP Performance
(optional)
McCoy Theatre
Come have a laugh with your classmates with the Rhodes Contents Under pressure Improve Comedy Group (CUP)!

Friday, August 16

6:00 AM to 9:00 AM 
Refectory is open for breakfast 
Burrow Refectory  
 
9:30 AM 
Opening Convocation Line-Up
 
Oak Alley  
The Class of 2023 will line up in Oak Alley and walk to the Bryan Campus Life Center (BCLC). The rain location will be the BCLC west corridor. 
 
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 
^Opening Convocation  
BCLC, Multi-Sports Forum 
Opening Convocation marks the beginning of the academic year and the entry of the new class into the Rhodes community. Parents and families are encouraged to attend the first official academic event of their student’s career at Rhodes. 
 
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM 
^Family Goodbyes
 
Lair Patio  
Say “see you soon” to your parents, families, and friends until Family Weekend on September 27-29. 
 
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM  
Peer Assistant (PA) Group Lunch 

Burrow Refectory 
Join your PA group for lunch! PAs are a select group of upper-class students who assist new students in their academic, personal, and social development in their first year at Rhodes College.
   
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM  
Introduction Meeting with PA Group Leader
 
Various Locations   
Introductions & Overview of Welcome Week Schedule.   
Discussion on the transition from high school to college and expectations from Rhodes faculty. First-Year Seminar Instructors are encouraged to attend this session.  
 
 2:45 PM to 4:15 PM  
Group Meeting with Your Advisor
 
Location will be provided in your Welcome Week packet 
Go over the basics of what to expect with academic life in college, including strategizing with an academic advisor about how to think about your first semester course selections. 

4:45 PM to 5:00 PM 
PA Group Meet-Up
 
Various Locations  
 
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM 
PA Group Dinner
 
Burrow Refectory 
Join your PA leaders for dinner at the refectory to reflect on your first day of Welcome Week.  
 
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM 
Lynx Cinema
 
FJ Amphitheatre  
Come take a magic carpet ride back to your childhood with Aladdin! We’ll have popcorn, cotton candy, and other treats to take you back to the good ol’ days! 
 

Saturday, August 17

6:00 AM to 9:00 AM 
Refectory is open for breakfast 

Burrow Refectory  
 
9:00 AM 
Memphis Day - Introduction & Overview of the day
 
Sit with your PA Group 
Mallory Gym
 
 
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM 
Memphis Day – City Bus Tour
 
Bus information will be provided by your PA 
Before the start of the fall semester, all incoming students should have read Memphis: 200 Years Together, an anthology that brings together Memphis’ best local writers and scholars to cover the breadth and depth of the city’s history, politics, culture, business, music, food, religion, and art. Students are invited to join the Center for Bonner and Service, the Memphis Center, and Rhodes faculty on a 90-minute bus tour of Memphis to learn more about opportunities in our great city!
 
12:00 PM to 1:45 PM 
PA Group Lunch
 
Burrow Refectory  
 
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM 
Rhodes Community Expectations
 
Groups will be divided by PA Groups 
 
Speak About It  
McNeill Concert Hall 
Dating? Hanging out? Hooking up? Whatever you may call it, healthy relationships are an important part of the college experience, yet can be difficult to navigate. Here you will learn, discuss, and ask questions about the expectations Rhodes has for students regarding sexual misconduct and the Social and Alcohol policies. 
 
Rhodes Campus Policy Overview 
BCLC Ballroom  

Title IX Office
Office of Community Standards 
Campus Safety 
 
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 
PA Group Dinner 
Burrow Refectory  
 
7:45 PM to 8:30 PM 
PA Group Meeting

Location will be provided by your PA 
Reflection on Speak About It & Rhodes Campus Policies  
 
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM 
Playfair
 
West Campus Field  
A campus hit all over the world! Come on out for the ultimate way to get to know your fellow Class of 2023 Lynx! 

Sunday, August 18

7:00 AM to 10:00 AM 
Refectory is open for breakfast
 
Burrow Refectory  
 
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
Shopping Trip
(Optional) 
Target in East Memphis  
Buy last-minute necessities at a nearby shopping center. Buses will load at 10:00 AM on University St. and will return to campus by noon. All shopping expenses are on your own. 
 
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
Refectory is open for lunch
 
Burrow Refectory  
 
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  
Music & Theatre Open House
(Optional) 
Hassell Hall, Room 100 
If you are interested in participating in music or theater while you are at Rhodes, faculty will provide information about auditioning for the shows at McCoy and answer questions about courses offered.
 
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM  
The Rhodes Community & Commitment to Diversity
 
Location will be provided by your PA 
Learn more about the Rhodes community and your role in maintaining its standards. Take part in discussions on community values with current leaders. 
 
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM 
Break
 
Now's the time to change into your formal attire for this evening's dinner and Pledge signing!
Burrow Hall, 3rd Floor - Rhea Lounge is the optional break location for commuter students.
 
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM 
Class of 2023 Formal Dinner with President Hass
 
Burrow Refectory  
Dress your best to attend a formal dinner in preparation for the pledge signing. 
Recommended Attire: Slacks, Dress Shirts, Tie, Dresses, Skirts  
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
Pledge Signing
 
McNeill Concert Hall 
Participate in the tradition of signing the historic pledge that defines the standards of conduct for the Rhodes community 
 
9:00 PM to 10:15 PM 
ThinkFast Trivia
 
Mallory Gym 
Think you have what it takes to win a $200 cash prize? Gather some of your new peers and put your knowledge to the test. Sponsored by the Rhodes Activities Board.  
 

Monday, August 19

6:00 AM to 10:00 AM
REfectory is open for breakfast

Burrow Refectory 

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM 
Chaplain's Open House and Meditation Service
 
Burrow Hall 4th Floor  
Every Monday morning at 9:00 AM, Rev. Beatrix Weil (Chaplain) and Olivia Lee Fowler (Coordinator for Student Health & Wellness) lead a 15-minute meditation service. Join them to start the semester with a peaceful meditation and to check out the new space for spiritual and religious well-being. 
 
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM 
Language Testing, Placement, and Program Information
 
Spanish - Frazier Jelke C 
German - Buckman 108 
French - Frazier Jelke A 
Greek/Latin/Hebrew - Palmer 206 
Chinese - Palmer 210 
Russian - Palmer 116
 
Faculty will be available to provide information about curricular and co-curricular opportunities for language study and answer any of your questions about online placement results. During this session, follow-up testing will be discussed if you scored at the 202 level or above on the online placement exam. Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin exams will be administered or placement recommendations clarified. 
 
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Individual Advising Meeting

Your Faculty Advisor’s Office 
Bring your schedule and a list of any changes you would like to discuss. 
 
10:00 AM to 3:45 PM 
Rhodes Computer Certification
(Optional/Walk-In Hours) 
Information Services /Technology - Barrett Library  
Information Services/Technology staff will be available to connect devices to the Rhodes Wireless Network, share information about the Printhub printers, install the Rhodes Enterprise Anti-virus software, and answer questions about technology on campus. Students who complete the Rhodes Computer Certification will receive up to $20 in bonus print money.  
 
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM 
Refectory is open for lunch
 
Burrow Refectory  
 
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM 
Health Professions Info Session
 
BCLC Ballroom 
This is a mandatory first meeting for anyone interested in a health profession or veterinary medicine (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, public health, veterinary medicine, and any other clinical health career other than clinical psychology). This is your introduction to Health Professions Advising at Rhodes. If there is a legitimate reason to miss this meeting, please contact Health Professions Advising at hpa@rhodes.edu.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM 
Search plenary:  Introduction to the Search program 

McNeill Concert Hall 
If you are enrolled in Humanities 101, you will learn more about the first course in the three-semester Search sequence. Three professors will discuss the course’s origins, strategies for reading canonical Western texts, and peoples and perspectives that have been historically excluded from this tradition. 
 
4:20 PM to 5:10 PM 
First-Year Seminar
 
Location provided by your PA 
Meet with your First-Year Experience Seminar leaders for your introduction to the program. 
 
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM 
PA Group Dinners
 
Burrow Refectory  

7:00 PM to 8:45 PM 
Residence Life Program  
Your Residence Hall 
Join your RA to further discuss living at Rhodes College. Team up with your hallmates in your respective areas for a fun activity with a twist. 
 
9:00 PM to 10:30 PM 
Lynx Madness
 
Mallory Gym 
It’s game time! Time to find out which PA group can take home the Class of 2023 Dodgeball Championship! And if dodgeball is not for you, we’ve got plenty of other activities for you to check out. Plus, the concession stand will be open for some FREE refreshments! 
 

Tuesday, August 20

6:00 AM to 10:00 AM 
Refectory Open for breakfast
 
Burrow Refectory  
 
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM 
National Civil Rights Museum
 
Refer to PAs for Location 
Visit the National Civil Rights Museum as part of your First-Year Seminar. Your departure time from campus will be shared in your PA meetings. 
 
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
Individual Advising Meetings
 
Your Faculty Advisor’s Office 
Bring your schedule and a list of any changes you would like to discuss. 
 
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM 
Refectory is open for lunch
 
Burrow Refectory  
 
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM  
National Civil Rights Museum Reflection
 
Various Locations 
Take time to reflect upon your visit to the National Civil Rights Museum with your PA groups. 
 
4:45 PM  
Class of 2023 Group Photo
 
FJ Amphitheatre

5:00 PM to 6:15 PM 
Interest Sessions
(Optional) 
Student Involvement & Governance  
Frazier Jelke B 

Student Government, Honor Council, Social Regulations Council, Rhodes Activities Board, Class Councils, and Greek Councils will be available to answer any questions you may have about getting involved on campus.  
 

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 
PA Group Dinners
 
Burrow Refectory  

Join your PA leaders and your PA group for dinner. 
 
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM 
Club Lynx
 
Lynx Lair 

It’s the last night before classes and we’re bringing the Jazz Club to youcome check out your talented peers and mingle with your fellow Lynx in Rhodes’ own Lynx Lair! 
 

  

Wednesday, August 21

First Day of Class 
 
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM  
Various Locations 
Staff from Student Life will be around campus to answer questions and give directions. 
 
4:00 PM to 5 PM  
Get the Scoop
(Optional)  
Briggs, Spence Wilson Room  
Top off Welcome Week with an ice cream bar! Learn about Career Services at Rhodes and hear how upperclassmen have utilized Career Services to achieve academic and professional success.