New Student Orientation

Orientation begins for fall semester students with move-in day on August 21, 2024.

For Orientation and Move-In details, please refer to the "Chicago Orientation & Move-In Dates" section located under "Orientation Updates" found on this page.

We request that students clear their schedules for the entirety of Orientation. Any exceptions must be approved by Student Life. If you wish to discuss any special circumstances regarding your attendance at Orientation, please email

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New Student Orientation Schedule

August 21

Session Time
Move In Day 8:00am-2:00PM
Financial Aid Help Desk (optional) 8:00Am-2PM
Moody Gear Store Open 10am-2pm
Auditions for Music Groups By Appointment
Lunch Noon-1PM
Req. Meeting for Music Majors 1PM-2PM
Parent Orientation 2PM - 3:15 PM
Campus Tour 2PM-3:15PM
Parent Reception 3:15-4:45PM
Student Group Fair/ IceBreaker Activities 3:15-4:45
Dinner 5:00 PM-6:00PM
Dedication Service/ Farewell to Families 6PM-7:15PM
Floor Meetings 7:30PM-8PM
Outdoor Movie Showing 7:30PM-10PM

August 22

Session Time
Breakfast 7:30-8:30
Getting Started With NSO/Morning Worship 9:00AM-9:45AM
FYE Opening Session 10:00AM-11:00AM
Auditions for Music Groups By Appointment
AdVivum Drama Audition 11:00AM-1:00PM
Lunch with FYE Groups/ Break 11:00AM-1:00PM
Safety @ Moody 1:00PM-1:45PM
Coffee Break 1:45-2:15PM
Title IX 2:15PM-3:00PM
Break (Water/Soda Available TG Lobby) 3:00PM-3:15PM
PCM 3:15PM-4:00PM
Rec Time 4:00PM-5:00PM
Dinner 5:00PM-6:00PM
Evening Worship 6:00PM-6:30PM
Kick Back on Dryer Lawn 7PM-9PM

August 23

Session Time
Breakfast 7:30-8:30
Tech Training 9:00AM-9:45AM
FYE Groups 10:00AM-11:00AM
Auditions for Music Groups 11:00AM-Noon
Lunch 11:00AM-Noon
PCM Session II 1:00PM-2:30PM
Explore Your City 3:00PM-4:30PM
Dinner 5:00PM-6:00PM
Chicagoland Prayer 7:00PM-8:00PM

August 24

Session Time
Returning Student Move In  
Breakfast 8:00AM-9:00AM
Worship/ Instructions for the Day 9:00AM-9:30AM
Student Life Session 9:00AM-10:00AM
Find Your Classrooms 10:00AM-11:00AM
Lunch 11:00AM-Noon
Afternoon Outing (Sign Up at Check-In) Noon-7PM
Outdoor Movie 7:30PM-10:00PM

August 25

Session Time
Breakfast 7:30-8:30
Brunch Noon-1PM
Afternoon Rest  
Vespers 9PM

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