Freshman Experience 2018: Begin Your Journey Here!

We are excited to welcome an entire new group of freshmen and transfer students to Randall this year! We're so thankful that you have chosen to make this community your home and we look forward to the years ahead with you! You'll begin your journey at Randall with an exciting "Freshman Experience." Below you'll find a schedule of events.

Schedule of Events:

(subject to change)

Wednesday, August 8

9:00am - 5:00pm

Financial Aid Office and Bursar (Student Billing) will be open and advisors will be available to enroll students (first come, first serve and/or by appointment).

John West Administration Building 

10:00am - 5:00pm

Freshmen Move In/Check In

Yandell Hall Lobby

10:00am - 5:00pm

New students pick up IDs

John West Administration Building Lobby 

5:00pm

Welcome Service  (freshman, parents, faculty, staff)

Main Auditorium
Barber Building

5:30pm

Parent Meeting with President Eaton

Main Auditorium

5:30pm

Student Meeting with Ms. Blackwell

Mabee Hall

6:00pm

Parents’ Dinner (freshman, parents, faculty, staff)

Barber Building Cafeteria

9:00pm

Games and Activities on Campus

Meet in Yandell Hall Lobby

 

Thursday, August 9

8:30am

Breakfast and Devotions

Cafeteria

9:15am

Welcome and Legacy

Mabee Auditorium

10:30am - 5:15pm

Class (with break for lunch)

Passkey Puzzles – Mrs. Amanda Sykes, Owner of Passkey Puzzles – ADM 215

Spiritual Health – Dr. Spencer Ledbetter, Campus Pastor– BBC 225

Bible Character Project – Resident Advisors – LRC102

Cultivating Motivation, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence (2) – Mrs. Julie Curry, Director of the School of Education– LRC104

Starting Out on the Right Foot (1) – Mr. Mark Berokoff, Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Coach – ADM216

Connecting with Others in a Diverse World (10) – Mr. Bob Davis, Professional Studies Recruiter– ADM218

Internet Access, IT, etc. – Mrs. Traci Morris, Assistant Registrar and Mr. Quentin Loop, Director of IT – LRC101

 Various

5:30pm

Assignments Due:

  1. Registration Forms
  2. Upload Picture
  3. MySaint (ru.edu/mysaint) Login
  4. Populi Orientation Video
  5. Complete Assignments in IDIS 1120 Online Orientation

 

 

6:00-8:30pm

Dinner, Activities, and Swimming 

The home of Dr. Sykes, Academic Dean

9:00pm

Late Night Campus Activities

Student Center

 

Friday, August 10

8:30am

Breakfast and Devotions 

Cafeteria

8:30am

Assignments Due:

Chapters 1, 2, and 10

 

9:15am

"Getting the Most Out of the Day" – Dr. Brent Sykes

Main Auditorium

9:30am

Reading for Success (6) – Mrs. Frances Wade, Director of the Business Program

Main Auditorium

10:00am

Community Living – Mrs. Jody Blackwell, Dean of Students

Main Auditorium

10:45am

Lunch and Service Project

Locations TBA

1:00pm

Managing Your Time (3) – Mrs. Tiffani Burns, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Main Auditorium

1:30pm

Thinking Critically in College (8) – Mr. Denny Kuhn, Director of the Letters Program

Main Auditorium

2:00pm

Group Project Work 

Various Locations

2:30pm

Service Project Debriefing

TBA

3:00pm

Supplemental Academic Instruction (Select Students) – Dr. Brent Sykes, Academic Dean

Main Auditorium

5:30pm

Assignments Due:

Chapters 3, 6, 8, and service reflection

 

5:30pm

Depart for Bricktown (Dinner & Dodgers Baseball) 

 Bricktown, OKC

 

Saturday, August 11

8:30am

Breakfast and Devotions

Cafeteria

9:00am

Taking Exams and Tests (7) – Mrs. Carla Krueger, Director of Assessment

Main Auditorium

9:30am

Sexual Harassment – Ms. Jody Blackwell, Dean of Students

Main Auditorium

10:00am

Group Project

Main Auditorium

10:30am

Considering Majors and Careers (13) – Dr. Brent Sykes, Academic Dean

Main Auditorium

11:00am

Catalog – Mrs. Traci Morris, Assistant Registrar

Main Auditorium

11:30am

Lunch

Cafeteria

12:30pm

Getting the Most out of Class (5) – Mrs. Taryn Wagner, Senior, Psychology Major

Main Auditorium

1:30pm

Understanding How You Learn (4) – Dr. Brent Sykes, Director of the Psychology Program

Main Auditorium

2:30pm

Strategies for Academic Achievement (select students) – Dr. Brent Sykes, Academic Dean

Main Auditorium

3:15pm

Depart for Devon Boathouse (whitewater rafting & other activities)

Boat District, OKC

 

Sunday, August 12 

9:00am

Assignments Due:

Chapters 7, 13, 4, 5, and VARK

 

9:00-10:00am 

Breakfast 

Yandell Hall Lobby

10:30am

Worship/Service at Local Churches

Various Churches

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch with Churches

Various Churches

1:00-5:00pm

Returning Students Move-In

Yandell Hall Lobby

2:00pm

Staying Healthy (12) – Mrs. Kirsten Mitcheltree, Director of Exercise Science Program

Mabee Auditorium

2:30pm

Developing Information Literacy and Communication Skills (9) & Library Overview, Ms. Nancy Draper, Librarian 

Mabee Auditorium

3:00pm

Group #1 Library Skills Activity

Library

3:30pm

Group #2 Library Skills Activity

Library

4:00pm

2018 Freshmen Experience Awards & Closure

 Mabee Auditorium

4:30-5:30pm

Transfer Student Orientation

Cafeteria

6:00pm

Assignments Due:

Chapters 9, 12, and GRIT survey and reflection

 

7:00pm

Campus Picnic with games and live music (all students, faculty, and staff) 

 On the Lawn

 

 

Monday, August 13 

8:00am 

Classes Begin

Various Locations

8:00pm

Nuke 'Em

Meet at the Sand Pit

10:00pm

Devotion

Yandell Hall Lobby

Midnight

All late work is due!

 

 

Tuesday, August 14 

8:00am 

Classes Begin

Various Locations

9:00pm

Movie

On the Lawn

 

Students will be given a more detailed schedule and further information once on campus. 

If you have questions about Freshman Experience, please contact Dean of Students, Jody Blackwell, at jblackwell@ru.edu