Welcome Program for
 New Students


 January 5-7, 2013

Arrival Locations & Times for New Spring Students

Resident Students Only: On Saturday, January 5, 2013, pick up room keys in the lobby of Bassett Hall between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m., then move into assigned residence halls.

All Students:  On Sunday, January 6, report to the Academic Resources Center on the lower level of Stanley Library (the entrance is off of the patio on the lake side of the building) between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m.


All new students entering in Spring 2013 should plan to participate in our Welcome Program throughout the day on Sunday, January 6th.  On that day, you’ll get a lot of information about Ferrum, complete the check-in process, and receive your class schedule.  If you’ll be living on campus as a resident student, you’ll be moving into your assigned residence hall room during the previous afternoon – Saturday, January 5th.  Classes will begin on Monday, January 7th.

In order to receive your class schedule, you’ll need to submit the Course Preference Questionnaire on-line through Panther Tracks as soon as possible.  If you see a link on Panther Tracks to take the math placement test it is also required if you have not previously taken a college math course.  We’ll begin to compile your class schedule after you have completed these tasks. You’ll get your schedule and have an opportunity to talk with a faculty member about it during the Welcome Program.

For more information about the Spring 2013 Welcome Program, please contact


Mr. Dave Newcombe
Director of Student Leadership and Engagement

(540) 365-4463



Ms. Betsy Smith

Director of the PACE (Pathways: Advising, Connection, Exploration) Office

(540) 365-4270



Do you have questions regarding Housing?   Please contact the Residence Life and Housing office at (540) 365-4461.



     Also see our information for new students and parents from Fall 2012.



Tentative Schedule of Events
You will receive an updated schedule when you arrive on campus.

Saturday, January 5, 2013  Resident Students Only 

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.    

Students Living on Campus Move Into Assigned Residence Halls

Resident students should pick up room keys in the lobby of
Bassett Hall
before reporting to their assigned residence halls.

5:30 p.m.  Necessary Information About Your New Home Away From Home
Panther’s Den, Franklin Student Center
Parents are welcome to stay for this session if they choose.

Please Say Goodbye to Families  

6:30 p.m.  
Dinner Followed by a Program

Panther’s Den, Franklin Student Center



Sunday, January 6  All New Students


10:00 – 10:30 AM     
Continental Breakfast
Report to the Academic Resources Center, Lower Level, Stanley Library (entrance is off the patio on the lake side of the building)
10:30 – 11:45 AM
Ferrum College Overview - Academics, Student Affairs, Meet your Orientation Team Leaders
AV Auditorium, Lower Level, Stanley Library
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Lunch with O-Team Leaders
Franklin Dining Hall

12:45 PM   
Group I:       Information Session
                    AV Auditorium
Group II:      Check-In and Taking Care of Business
                    Franklin Hall, Blue Ridge Mountain Room
1:45 PM
Group I:      Check-In and Taking Care of Business
                   Franklin Hall, Blue Ridge Mountain Room
Group II:     Information Session
                   AV Auditorium

2:30 – 4:00 PM
Distribution of Course Schedules and Meetings with Faculty
AV Auditorium/ARC/Faculty Offices
4:30 PM  
Brief tour of campus to find out where your classes will be held

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Dinner with O-Team Leaders
Franklin Dining Hall

Monday, January 7

Classes Begin



Updated December 14, 2012