First Year Students
Wednesday, August 21 - Saturday, August 24
Friday, August 23
During the five-day Orientation, students break into small groups to discuss their beliefs and values and also tackle a community service project.
Orientation at Elmhurst College immerses new students in the Elmhurst Experience. It’s an opportunity to explore, meet new people, get accustomed to college life and build friendships that can last a lifetime.
Incoming first-year students participate in a five-day orientation program known as Big Questions: What Will You Stand For? Through service projects, team-building exercises and more, you’ll examine your beliefs, build academic skills and become a part of the Elmhurst community.
For transfer students, a one-day orientation program helps ease the transition to a new environment. From resource sessions to a football scrimmage, it’s a chance to make connections and discover what the Elmhurst Experience is all about.
After orientation officially ends, you’ll enjoy several weeks of activities designed to build community and get you involved. From the end of August throughout Fall Term, Weeks of Welcome offers video screenings, lectures, service projects, religious activities and much more.