Spring 2014 NSO Schedule

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Event Highlights

We are very excited about this year’s NSO special events (click the link above for a full schedule of events). There will be a variety of activities including:

Tuesday, January 21
Closing Celebration 2:30 -3:30pm The Santa Ana Room

We will come together and hear one final word from the President, and have a time of prayer and worship as we celebrate our newest additions to the Hope community and the start of a new academic year.

Java Jam 8:00-10:00pm TBD
Enjoy the talents of HIU’s very own students while sipping on some delicious coffee in our very own Coffee House Concert!


Wednesday, January 22
Give Hope 9:30 -1:00pm Titan Parking Lot

Serving the community around us, locally and globally, is so important! During this time you will help build a house with Amor Ministries for a needy family in Mexico. After it is completed, the house will be brought down to Mexico!

Experience Fullerton: Barnabas Groups 4:00 -5:00pm PCWA Plaza
Spend some time with your Barnabas Group and continue to get to know each other while enjoying some of Fullerton’s local hot spots!
Insta-Scavenger Hunt and After Party 9:00 -11:00pm Lambda Lounge

This wild Instagram scavenger hunt around Fullerton is one you don’t want to miss! As a team you’ll compete to complete the most items off the checklist in the most creative fashion! Get your camera’s ready!

Thursday, January 23 - FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Faculty Fiesta 5:00 -6:30pm The Commons

Celebrate the completion of your first day of classes at dinner where your faculty will serve you dinner!! You must have a meal plan to eat in the cafeteria, or meal passes can be purchased at the cafeteria.

Link 9:00 -10:00pm Lambda Lounge
This weekly tradition is a great way to reconnect with God and spend time worshiping with your fellow classmates!
Friday, January 24
Boomers 6:30pm Boomer’s in Irvine
Vans will be leaving from the PCWA Plaza if you would like to catch a ride!
Saturday, January 25
Pack the Gym 5:30pm

Darling Pavilion

Come cheer on the Royals as the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams play Westmont! Wear your blue and come ready to be loud!



Check-In: All students must attend.  You will pick up your internet and email information, mailbox combination, parking decal, finalize account details, receive information about health insurance, take your student I.D. picture (or pick up your Student ID), get your Barnabas Group assignment, and meet some of your student leaders.  After check-in is completed you will have time to move into your room if living in the residence halls.  You must be cleared in order to move into the dorms.  If you are a commuter, you can plan to arrive to Check-In at 10:30am.

President’s Welcome: All students must attend.  President John Derry will welcome you to the Hope community and offer further information about New Student Orientation and the University.

Barnabas Groups: All students must attend.  This peer mentoring program provides support and encouragement for all of Hope’s new students. You will be assigned to a group of 10-15 new students and one returning student who will act as your group leader.  Your group will meet weekly to help you navigate through your first semester at Hope, integrate into the community, and get plugged into activities, programs, and groups on campus.  Throughout NSO, you’ll have other opportunities to mingle with your Barnabas Group and leader.

Closing Celebration: All students must attendWe will come together and hear one final word from the President, and have a time of prayer and worship as we celebrate our newest additions to the Hope community and the start of a new academic semester.

Academic Orientation: All students must attend. You will receive important information about your academic experience from the Deans and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  You will also receive the materials you will need for advising and registration.

Academic Advisement:  All students who need to register must attend.  You will meet with your faculty advisors to choose classes for the fall. If you participated in early registration you do not need to attend.  Course reservation will take place with faculty advisors and final registration will be processed in the Registrar Office on the third floor of the Nutwood building. Clearance from the Business Office is required.

Student Life Orientation: All students must attend.The Student Affairs Department will introduce themselves and discuss services and opportunities offered on campus to all students. 

Social and Recreational Events:There will be a number of social and recreational events planned for you during NSO. Please refer to your schedule for times and locations. Attending these events is a great way to relax, meet other students and enjoy your first few days at Hope!  We encourage all students to remember that socializing is an important part of your college experience and these are connections that can last a lifetime.