Jumpstart 2014

Jumpstart (August 29-September 1, 2014)  is Maranatha’s exciting, fast-paced version of freshman orientation. Yes, there is plenty of paperwork to deal with, but there’s also plenty of fun!

Friday is a big day in every freshman’s life – the day new students move into their dorms. Students and their parents will also finalize class registration and financial arrangements, complete any remaining forms, audition for music groups, attend orientation seminars and academic department meetings, and have some fun in the gym when it’s all over. University personnel will be available all day to answer your questions; look for the friendly folks wearing Maranatha polo shirts.

Saturday’s activities are also part of Alumni Weekend. Watch your Sabercats in action for the first time against alumni squads, enjoy competition among cadets during ROTC orientation, and attend another new student seminar. University offices will be open from 9 a.m. to noon to handle any lingering questions.

Sunday includes morning and evening worship services sandwiched around a cookout at beautiful Harnischfeger Park. Lots of games, competitions, and activities are planned; find out who’s best in the freshman class at miniature golf!

Monday’s schedule includes freshman academic placement testing and a final orientation seminar, and ends on a spiritual high note with the first night of Fall Revival Meetings with evangelist Brent Sivnksty.

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Residence Halls Open House
8:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.*Welcome Packet Pick-up (all new students start in Dining Complex lower level)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*ID card photos, Library
10:30 a.m.Office Management & Office Technology keyboarding test, DC 113
11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Lunch, Dining Complex
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.*General Session
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.*Academic unit meetings, various locations
3:00 p.m.*Pick up ID card, Welcome Center
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.Music Auditions
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.Supper, Dining Complex
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.*New Student Event
*Required Events
8:15 - 9:45 a.m.Breakfast for new students and parents, Dining Complex
9:00 a.m.Alumni women's soccer scrimmage
10:00 a.m.Army ROTC orientation, DC 116
11:00 a.m.Alumni men's soccer scrimmage
11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.Lunch for new students, Dining Complex
2:00 p.m.Alumni football scrimmage
4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.Supper for new students, Dining Complex
6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.*New Student Event
*Required Events
7:45 - 8:15 a.m.Continental breakfast for new students, Dining Complex
9:00 a.m. - Noon*Sunday School and Sunday Morning services at local churches
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.Dinner for new students, Dining Complex
2:00 7:00 p.m.*New Student Event and cookout, Harnischfeger Park
*Required Events
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.Regular meal plans begins with breakfast
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.*Freshmen testing (men), DC 115, 116, 121, 122
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.*New Student Event (women), DC 102
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lunch, Dining Complex
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.*Freshmen testing (women), DC 115, 116, 121, 122
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.*New Student Event (men), DC 102
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.Supper, Dining Complex
7:00 p.m.*Revival meeting, Gymnasium
*Required Events