Orientation

It’s finally here! After months of preparation, we are excited to welcome the new and returning students back to Faith. We have another great class of new students from 25 states and 6 countries.

 

Check the schedule below for the orientation schedule for new students, their parents, and returning students. Our weekend concludes with a Surf and Turf extravaganza on Saturday night. 

 

We are looking forward to having all of you on campus soon!

 

If you have any questions about the orientation weekend, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 1-515-964-0601, ext. 265. We’ll see you in a few days.

 

 New Student Schedule

Thursday, August 22 

1:00–5:00 p.m.

Check In/Registration

Nettleton Center

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Dinner*

Benson Hall

*Families are welcome. Cost for dinner is $7 per person for those not on the meal plan.  

7:00–7:30 p.m.

Welcome Session*

Nettleton 103-105

*Parents are encouraged to attend.

7:30–8:00 p.m.

Parent Session

Nettleton 103-105

7:30–8:30 p.m.

Student Activity

Nettleton Center

8:30–10:00 p.m.

Bonfire & S’mores

Faith Pond

10:00 p.m.

Meet Your Dorm

Respective Dorms

Friday, August 23 

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Benson Hall

8:00–8:30 a.m.

The Heart of Faith

Nettleton 103-105

8:30–9:45 a.m.

Faith Writing Test

Gray 101

10:00–10:30 a.m.

Computer Services

Gray 101

10:30–11:00 a.m.

Christian Service

Gray 101

11:15 a.m.

English Test

Gray 101

11:30–12:30 p.m. 

Lunch

Benson Hall

12:30–5:30 p.m.

Music Auditions

Nettleton 108 & 105

1:00–5:00 p.m.

Suite Activities

Various Locations

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Supper

Benson Hall

7:00 p.m.

Amazing Race

 Nettleton Center 

Saturday, August 24

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Benson Hall

8:00–8:30 a.m.

Student Life

Nettleton 103-105

8:30–8:50 a.m.

Health Services

Nettleton 103-105

8:50–9:10 a.m.

Security

Nettleton 103-105

9:10–9:30 a.m.

Dining Services

Nettleton 103-105

9:30–10:15 a.m.

Faculty Advisors

Nettleton 103-105

10:15–10:45 a.m.

Student Panel

Nettleton 103-105

10:45 a.m.

Bible Test

Gray 101

11:30–1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Benson Hall

11:30–3:30 p.m.

Music Auditions

Nettleton 108 & 105

6:00 p.m.

Surf and Turf*

Benson Hall and Cascade Falls 

*Cost for dinner is $7 per person for those not on the meal plan.  

 

Returning Student Schedule

Saturday, August 24

11:00–3:00 p.m.

Check In/Registration

S. Entrance to Nettleton

11:30–3:30 p.m.

Music Auditions
(if needed)

Nettleton 108 & 105

3:30 p.m.

Orientation Session*

Nettleton 103-105

*Required for all returning students

6:00 p.m.

Surf and Turf*

Benson Hall and Cascade Falls 

*Cost for dinner is $7 per person for those not on the meal plan.

Sunday, August 25

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Benson Hall

12:00–1:30 p.m.

Lunch

Benson Hall

9:00 p.m.

Sunday Sundaes

Student Center

Monday, August 26

7:00 a.m.

Classes Begin

 

9:00 a.m.

Opening Chapel

Nettleton Center

 

Parents of New Students Orientation Schedule

Thursday, August 22

1:00–5:00 p.m.

Check In/Registration

Nettleton Center

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Dinner*

Benson Hall

*Families are welcome.  Cost for dinner is $7 per person for those not on the meal plan. 

7:00–7:30 p.m.

Welcome Session*

Nettleton 103-105

*Parents are encouraged to attend.

7:30 –8:00 p.m.

Parent Session

Nettleton 103-105

Friday, August 23

8:00–8:30 a.m.

The Heart of Faith

Nettleton 103-105

8:30 –9:00 a.m. 

Making Sense of Student Finances

Nettleton 103-105

9:00–9:30 a.m.

Technology and Your Student

Nettleton 103-105

9:30–10:00 a.m.

Break

 

10:00–10:30 a.m.

Helping Your Student Pick a Church

Nettleton 103-105

10:30–11:00 a.m.

Understanding Campus Life

Nettleton 103-105

11:00 a.m.

Coping with Your Student in College

Nettleton 103-105

Events

Walton Lecture Series

April 23-25

Dr. Roy Beacham from Central Baptist Theological Seminary will present this year's Walton Lecture Series on the topic of "Those Pesky Prophets: Toward a Clearer Understanding of Old Testament Prophecy."

Commencement Services

May 8, 9

Join graduates, family, and friends for our special Commencement events.