Connection Weekend Schedule
Connection Weekend for Fall 2014 will take place from Thursday, August 28 - Sunday,
August 31, 2014. The information below will be updated soon to reflect the activities
for this fall's Connection Weekend. Check back again later for more details!
Thursday, August 29 to September 1, 2013
You will receive a more detailed schedule when you arrive Thursday. New students transferring
24 or more credit hours will have a special "Transfer Student" schedule upon arrival.
Thursday, August 29
Check-in *9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.,
*9:15-11:00 a.m. New Resident Students A-J (last name) move into
*12:00-2:00 p.m. New Resident Students K-Z (last name) move into
*12:00-2:00 p.m. New Commuter Students
Parent's Information Sessions: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4
p.m., 5 p.m. Founders Room in the Stanley Library, 2nd floor, Dr. Andrea Zuschin,
Vice President of Student Affairs – Please try to attend 1 of the above sessions.
11:30 -2:00 p.m. Lunch, Franklin Dining Hall
4:30-6:00 p.m. Dinner, Franklin Dining Hall
6:00 p.m. Parents, Friends and students please say
goodbye before the Grand Opening,
*6:30 p.m. GRAND OPENING (Students Only), Vaughn Chapel
Connection Group Meeting and Classroom Tour
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET your Nametag and Connection Schedule
*7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Team Challenge # 1, YMCA
* 9:30 p.m. "Meet Your Neighbor Residence Hall Socials",
Assigned Residence Hall, (Resident students only)
Friday, August 30
7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast, Franklin Dining Hall
*9:00-9:50a.m. Gateway I Seminar, Designated classroom
*10:00 -12:00 p.m. TEAM CHALLENGE # 2, Black Team, Vaughn Chapel
TEAM CHALLENGE # 3, Gold Team, TBA
12:00- 1:45 p.m. Lunch, Franklin Dining Hall
*2:00- 4:00 p.m. TEAM CHALLENGE, # 2, Gold Team
TEAM CHALLENGE #3, Black Team
4:30 p.m. Black Team, Sprit Team for the Men's Soccer
4:30 p.m. Gold Team, Dinner, Franklin Dining Hall
5:30 p.m. Black Team, Dinner, Franklin Dining Hall
5:30 p.m. Gold Team, Spirit Squad for the Men's Soccer
7:00 p.m. Black Team, Spirit Squad for the Women's
7:00 p.m. Gold Team, Spirit Squad for the Volleyball
9:00 p.m. Victory Celebration, Franklin Quad
Saturday, August 31
7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast, Franklin Dining Hall
*9:00- 11:00 a.m. TEAM CHALLENGE #4, Gold Team, Sale Theatre
TEAM CHALLENGE # 5, Black Team, Vaughn Chapel
11:30- 1:30p.m. Lunch
*2:00-4:00 p.m. TEAM CHALLENGE #4, Black Team, Sale Theatre
TEAM CHALLENGE #5, Gold Team, Vaughn Chapel
4:30 p.m. Gold Team Dinner, Franklin Dining Hall
5:30 p.m. Black Team Dinner, Franklin Dining Hall
8:00 p.m. 22nd Annual Karaoke Contest, Franklin Student
Sunday, September 1
*10:00 a.m. Guided Spiritual Journey, Vaughn Chapel
10:00-12:45 p.m. Brunch, Franklin Dining Hall
*12:00- 2:00 p.m. TEAM CHALLENGE # 6, Black Team, Vaughn Chapel
*2:00- 4:00 p.m. TEAM CHALLENGE # 6, Gold Team, Vaughn Chapel
*4:30 Connection Group Meeting, Designated Classroom
*5:00 Ceremony of Initiation and Affirmation, Hart
(Immediately following the Initiation, "Welcome
Picnic," Franklin Quad Area)
*9:30 p.m. Residence Hall Floor Meetings (Resident students
Please note that all required programs are designated with an asterisk * but you are
strongly encouraged to attend all of the programs.
The Connection and the Six Challenges
What are the challenges of the Weekend? By popular demand the Bonding Challenge is
the first challenge. Get to know your fellow students in the Freshmen Class or your
fellow transfer students in this popular event. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday your
Connection Group will join half of the new students on either the Black Team or the
Gold Team. Your team will rotate through the challenges over the Connection Weekend.
* 1. Bonding Challenge – Playfair in the Ferrum YMCA, Playfair is one of the most
popular college orientation programs in the nation. Get to know your fellow students
in the Freshmen Class or your fellow transfer students during this popular event.
* 2. The Dean's Challenge- A program designed to jump-start your transition to college
life – academically and socially. You will also take the Myers-Briggs Personality
Inventory which can help you confirm your decision about a major or a career goal.
* 3. The Competition Challenge – Learn some cool stuff about campus and compete for
prizes with your Gateway Group in this fun filled challenge!
* 4. Love n' Liquor Challenge - A humorous look at a serious subject. This program
will engage you with outstanding information about college decision-making issues.
The presenter has been featured at colleges and universities all over the country.
* 5. Decisions, Choices, Decisions, Choices Challenge – Life is full of choices and
making decisions that can impact your life. This programs provides a little help from
your new Ferrum Friends.
* 6. Life at Ferrum Challenge – The Ferrum O-Team presents several skits which will
prepare you for life as a Ferrum College student. The presentation includes important
academic and college resource information and an edgy video tour of Franklin County.
You will also take part in the CIRP National Survey.
(The Connection Schedule at a Glance is subject to change upon arrival)