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CSP Orientation

CSP Orientation 2024

The first step into your CSP journey is welcome weekend. You’ll have the opportunity to settle into your new dorm, meet your classmates, and familiarize yourself with the campus and community. Welcome weekend is marked by fun events, great food, and lasting memories.

First-year students are required to attend all events taking place Thursday, August 29, through Monday, September 2. Select your student type below and review the activities we have planned for you!

CSP Orientation Schedule

  • Thursday, August 29, 2024Key: + = Family/Guests Welcome
    TimeEventLocation
    8:30am - 1:00pmMove-In to Residence Halls +
    1:30pm - 2:30pmCSP Orientation Check in +Pearson Commons
    1:30pm - 2:30pmCSP Open House +Library & Meyer Hall Tunnel
    2:30pm - 3:00pmGolden Bear Launch +Buetow Auditorium
    3:00pm - 3:20pmComet's Ice Cream Social +The Fellowship Plaza
    3:20 - 3:30pmGolden Bear Prayer+The Fellowship Plaza
    3:30pm - 4:15pmOrientation ConvocationBuetow Auditorium
    4:15pm - 5:00pmBear Necessities Comet’s Crew Meeting #1Assigned Classrooms
    5:00pm - 6:00pmComet's CookoutThe Knoll
    6:30pm - 7:30pmResidence Hall Floor MeetingsResidence Hall
    7:30pm - 9:00pmComedy SportzBuetow Auditorium
    9:00pm-10:00pmComet's Crew ActivitiesCommunity Lounge
    10:00pm - 10:30pmEvening ChapelGraebner Memorial Chapel
    Friday, August 30, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    9:00am - 10:00amOrientation Check-in & Information StationPearson Commons
    9:30am - 10:30amMeet Your Meta MajorBuetow Auditorium
    10:30 am - 11:30amAdvising and Academic Resource FairLibrary
    10:45am - 12:00pmInvolvement SessionsVarious Classrooms
    11:30am - 1:45pmLunch and Bear FairFellowship Plaza & GC
    2:00pm - 4:45pmService ProjectOff-site location
    5:00pm - 6:00pmResidence Life MeetingBuetow Auditorium
    7:30pm - 9:00pmComet's Crew Open GymGanglehoff Center
    9:00pm - 10:00pmCrafting with CAB: Paint Your Own SucculentStudent Life Center (SLC)
    Saturday, August 31, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00am - 10:30amDonut SocialThe Knoll
    10:30am - 11:45amTitle IX and Alcohol Education SeminarBuetow Auditorium
    11:45am-1:00pmLunch with Student LifeBEC
    1:30pm - 4:30pmBeach DayOff-site location
    7:30pm - 10:00pmPaint-n-SipStudent Life Center (SLC)
    Sunday, September 1, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00am-11:00amCampus Morning WorshipGraebner Memorial Chapel
    6:00pm - 8:00pmE-Sports Gaming Orientation EventE-Sports Arena
    8:00pm - 9:00 pmBingoBuenger Education Center (BEC)
    Monday, September 2, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    3:00pm - 6:00pmComet's Labor Day PartyThe Knoll
    6:00pm – 7:00pmResidence Hall Floor MeetingsResidence Halls
    7:30pm – 9:00pmEntertainerBuetow Auditorium
    Wednesday, September 4, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00am - 11:30pmPart-Time Job FairBuenger Education Center (BEC)
    Wednesday, September 11, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00am - 11:30amCampus and Community Involvement FairThe Knoll
  • Thursday, August 29, 2024+ = Family/Guests Welcome
    TimeEventLocation
    1:30pm - 2:30pmCSP Orientation Check in +Pearson
    1:00pm - 2:30pmCSP Open House +Library & Meyer Hall Tunnel
    2:30pm - 3:00pmGolden Bear Launch +Buetow Auditorium
    3:00pm - 3:20pmComet's Ice Cream Social +The Fellowship Plaza
    3:20 - 3:30pmGolden Bear Prayer+The Fellowship Plaza
    3:30pm - 4:15pmOrientation ConvocationBuetow Auditorium
    4:15pm - 5:00pmBear Necessities Comet’s Crew Meeting #1Assigned Classrooms
    5:00pm - 6:00pmComet's CookoutThe Knoll
    7:30pm - 9:00pmComedy SportzBuetow Auditorium
    9:00pm-10:00pmComet's Crew ActivitiesCommunity Lounge
    10:00pm - 10:30pmEvening ChapelGraebner Memorial Chapel
    Friday, August 30, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    8:30am - 9:00amComet's Crew Staff MeetingPearson Commons
    9:00am - 10:00amOrientation Information StationPearson Commons
    9:30am - 10:30amMeet Your Meta MajorBuetow
    10:30am - 11:30amAdvising and Academic Resource Fair Library
    10:45am - 12:00pmInvolvement SessionsVarious Classrooms
    11:30am - 1:45pmLunch and Bear Fair Fellowship Plaza & GC
    2:00pm - 4:45pmService ProjectOff-site location
    2:45pm - 3:45pmResidence Life MeetingLTC 214-215
    5:00pm - 6:00pmCommuter MeetingLTC 214-215
    7:30pm - 9:00pmComet's Crew Open GymGangelhoff Center
    9:00pm - 10:00pmCrafting with CAB: Make Your Own Succulent PlantSLC
    Saturday, August 31, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00am - 10:30amDonut Social The Knoll
    10:30am - 11:45amTitle IX and Alcohol Education Seminar Buetow Auditorium
    11:45am-1:00pmLunch with Student Life BEC
    1:30pm - 4:30pmBeach DayOff-Campus
    7:30pm - 10:00pmPaint-n-Sip Student Life Center
    Sunday, September 1, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00am-11:00amCampus Morning WorshipGraebner Memorial Chapel
    6:00pm - 8:00pmE-Sports Gaming Orientation EventE-Sports Arena
    8:00pm - 9:00 pmBingoBEC
    Monday, September 2, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pmComet's Labor Day PartyThe Knoll
    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm EntertainerBuetow Auditorium
    Wednesday, September 4, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00 am - 11:30 pmPart-Time Job FairBEC
    Wednesday, September 11, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00 am - 11:30 amCampus and Community Involvement Fair The Knoll
  • Register for Transfer Student Day*Required events for Transfer Students+ = Family/Guests Welcome
    Thursday, August 29, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    8:30am - 1:00pmMove-In to Residence Halls+Residence Halls
    Friday, August 30, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    *9:00am - 9:30amTransfer Student Check-in+Pearson Commons
    *9:45am - 10:00amTransfer Student Kick-off & Success SessionLTC 214/215
    *10:00am - 10:30amAdvising and Academic Resource FairBEC
    *10:45am - 12:00pmInvolvement SessionsVarious Classrooms
    *10:30am - 11:30amTransfer Student Brunch and Classroom TourLTC 214/215
    Optional Welcome Weekend Events:
    Thursday, August 29, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    1:00pm - 2:30pmCSP Open House +Meyer Hall Tunnel
    3:00pm - 3:20pmComet's Ice Cream Social +The Fellowship Plaza
    3:20 - 3:30pmGolden Bear Prayer+The Fellowship Plaza
    3:30pm - 4:15pmOrientation ConvocationBuetow Auditorium
    4:00pm - 5:00pmTransfer Student InformationBEC
    5:00pm - 6:00pmComet's CookoutThe Knoll
    7:00pm - 9:00pmComedy SportzBuetow Auditorium
    9:00pm-10:00pmComet's Crew ActivitiesCommunity Lounge
    10:00pm - 10:30pmEvening ChapelEvening Chapel
    Friday, August 30, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    3:45pm - 6:15pmService ProjectOff-site location
    Saturday, August 31, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    7:30pm - 10:00pmPaint-n-SipBEC
    Sunday, September 1, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00am-11:00amCampus Morning WorshipGraebner Memorial Chapel
    6:00pm - 8:00pmE-Sports Gaming Orientation EventE-Sports Arena
    8:00pm - 9:00 pmBingoBuenger Education Center (BEC)
    Monday, September 2, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pmComet's Labor Day PartyThe Knoll
    7:30pm – 9:00pmEntertainerBuetow Auditorium
    Wednesday, September 4, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00 am - 11:30 amPart-Time Job FairBuenger Education Center (BEC)
    Wednesday, September 11, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00 am - 11:30 amCampus and Community Involvement FairThe Knoll
  • Register for Transfer Student Day*Required events for Transfer Students
    Friday, August 30, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    *9:00am-9:30amTransfer Student Check-in+Pearson Commons
    *9:45am-10:00amTransfer Kick-off & Success SessionLTC 214/215
    10:00am - 10:30amAdvising & Academic Resource FairBEC
    *10:30am - 11:30amTransfer Student Brunch and Classroom TourLTC 214/215
    *10:45am - 12:00pmInvolvement SessionsVarious Classrooms
    Optional Welcome Weekend Events:
    Friday, August 30, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    3:45pm - 6:15pmService ProjectOff-site location
    Saturday, August 31, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    7:30pm - 10:00pmPaint-n-SipBEC
    Sunday, September 1, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00am-11:00amCampus Morning WorshipGraebner Memorial Chapel
    6:00pm - 8:00pmE-Sports Gaming Orientation EventE-Sports Arena
    8:00pm - 9:00 pmBingoBuenger Education Center (BEC)
    Monday, September 2, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pmComet's Labor Day PartyThe Knoll
    7:30pm – 9:00pmEntertainmerBuetow Auditorium
    Wednesday, September 4, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00 am - 11:30 amPart-Time Job FairBuenger Education Center (BEC)
    Wednesday, September 11, 2024
    TimeEventLocation
    10:00 am - 11:30 amCampus and Community Involvement FairThe Knoll
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What is Comet's Crew?

Comet’s Crew are student leaders who want to welcome you to campus! These students help you transition to campus life by introducing you to resources and leading you through events and activities throughout the weekend. They will also meet with you in a small group to answer questions and allow you to get-to-know your classmates.

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Meet the Orientation Team