Scheduled Activities

Pre-orientation week

The 2017-18 academic year for 21st Century Scholars begins with Pre-Orientation Week activities starting Monday, August 14 through Friday, August 18. The first full day of classes is Monday, August 21, 2017.

This year's theme is Your Adventure Awaits! During pre-orientation, you will:
  • Interact with other incoming scholars, become familiar with campus, learn about the resources we offer, and obtain tools that will help you prepare for success during your first year.
  • Be matched with an upperclass 21st Century Scholar who will be your mentor.
  • Move into your residence hall room (unless you've been approved for off-campus housing).

All Pre-Orientation Week events for 21st Century Scholars are free. Food and transportation are included.


KnightQuest is Monday, August 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is required for all incoming students. During KnightQuest, you and your family will have an opportunity to finalize last-minute details, including:

  1. Financial aid and student loan documents (if applicable).
  2. Student account balance payment.
  3. Completion of off-campus housing request.
  4. Completion of on-campus housing application and payment of housing deposit.

First-day overview

Here is an overview of what you can expect on August 14. You will receive a full schedule for the rest of the week during the Welcome BBQ.

9 a.m. to
1 p.m.  
9 a.m. to
3 p.m.
 Move-in for scholars living in residence halls
11 a.m. to
1 p.m.
 Lunch (optional)
 4 p.m. to
8 p.m.
 Welcome BBQ and campfire

Registration & sign-up

To reserve your spot for Pre-Orientation Week, follow these steps.

  1. Go to 21st Century Scholars.
  2. Complete and submit an application form for our Mentor to Success Program.
  3. When we receive your completed form, we'll add you to our RSVP list and match you with a mentor.

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