Orientation Schedule for
Monday, August 25, 2014
9:30–10:15amPresident's Welcome for New Students and Families
Remarks by President Tony Woodcock, Provost and Dean of the College Tom Novak, Dean of Students Thomas Handel, Assistant Dean of Students Suzanne Hegland, Coordinator of Health Services Leah McKinnon-Howe
Jordan Hall
10:15–11:00amInformation Session for Families
NEC staff members answer questions from parents.
Jordan Hall
10:00am–4:00pmOrientation Check-In (Continued)
Orientation packets available for new students.
Beethoven

10:30am–11:30am

Peer Advisor Leader (PAL) session
All undergraduate students and assigned graduate students meet with their Peer Advisor Leaders. 
Williams Hall
11:30am–1:00pmLight Luncheon for New Students and Families
Hosted by the Provost and Dean of the College
Brown Hall
12:30pm–2:00pm

Undergraduate Fundamentals of Music Theory Placement Exam
Mandatory for all undergraduates.
(See orientation packets for assigned times.)
St. Botolph G11 - Computer Lab

1:00–2:00pmImmigration Information Session
Mandatory for International Students
Mary Louton and Rebecca Teeters discuss naturalization service regulations, visas, and student status.
Pierce Hall
2:00–3:00pmNEC Initiation
Mandatory for All Students
Presented by the Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department
Jordan Hall
3:00–4:00pmEnsemble Meeting (Classical, Jazz and CI)
Mandatory for All Students with Ensemble Requirements
The Provost and Dean of the College, directors of ensembles, and administrative staff discuss NEC’s large ensembles.
Jordan Hall
4:00–4:30pmChamber Music Meeting
For all students interested in Chamber Music.
Jordan Hall
4:30–5:30pmOpen House for New Chorus Members
Meet Erica Washburn, Director of Choral Activities, and ask questions about the placement hearings, 2013-2014 repertory, etc...
Jordan Hall Building 1M
4:30–9:00pmUndergraduate Fundamentals of Music Theory Placement Exam
Mandatory for all undergraduates.
(See orientation packets for assigned times.)
St. Botolph G11 - Computer Lab
5:00–6:00pmHarvard/NEC Advising Session
St. Botolph Building, Room 231
7:00–9:00pm

Graduate Foreign Language Exams
Placement Exams in Italian, German, and French
Required for all M.M. and G.D. Voice Majors; Conducting Majors; and Collaborative Piano Majors. Reqired for any other graduate student interested in taking a foreign language in the first year.
St. Botolph Building, Room 313, 314 and 315

7:00–8:00pmWalking Tour
Explore the NEC neighborhood and discover local restaurants, stores, and amenities.
Meet on steps of Jordan Hall

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