Student Life Orientation

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Student Orientation

Welcome! When you arrive on campus, it will be a very busy time but you will settle in just fine. We start off with housing move-in. If you aren't a campus resident, don't stop reading. There's something for everyone to make this campus their own and get familiar with their new surroundings before classes start. View a printable version of the orientation schedule to bring with you:  Orientation Schedule   Other Events & Additional Information

Please register for the Student Orientation by going to your bartoncougars.org email account. The email will have the Subject Line: Barton Orientation or Register Here 

August 11-12, 2017
Housing Opens - 1-6 p.m. Check-in at the Union (Speed up your check-in by following the instructions to register for Cougar Text Messaging)

August 11, 2017 
Welcome for Housing Residents - 6-7 p.m. Campus Christian Fellowship (CCF) will serve a meal in the Commons Building located in Sunflower Halls.

August 12-13, 2017
Food Service starts for housing residents in the Union. Brunch: 12-12:45 p.m. Dinner: 5-5:30 p.m.

August 14, 2017
Food Service Adjusted Hours Before Classes Begin:  Breakfast: 8:30-9 a.m. Lunch: 11-1:15 p.m. Dinner: 5-6 p.m.
Student Orientation for the Non-Athlete-8 a.m. meet in the upper level of the Union (in front of the bookstore). 8:15-11:25 a.m.: Six sessions on different topics you need to know.
Housing Meeting 6:30 p.m. required for housing residents in the Union

August 15, 2017
Food Service Adjusted Hours Before Classes Begin: Breakfast: 8:30-9 a.m. Lunch: 11-1:15 p.m. Dinner: 5-6 p.m.
Student Orientation for the Athlete - 8 a.m. meet in the main gym in the Physical Education Building.
8:15-11:25 a.m.: Six sessions on different topics you need to know.
Ice Cream Social  7:30-8:30 p.m. & Photo Booth 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Union

August 16, 2017
Food Service Regular Hours
Classes Start
View more student activities on the Student Life webpage!

It’s impossible to cover all topics at student orientation. This additional information covers topics that will help students get a better start with college and making good decisions.


Parent Information 2017

Welcome to Barton!

For some, this will be the first experience as your young adult makes arrangements to attend college. For others the path is not new.  But whatever your experience the information below is a good resource for all parents.


Maps and Directions

Student Housing/Commons Map  |  Campus Map with directions to Admissions Office

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