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Opening Week 2024

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Opening Week Fall 2024

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Move into your dorm room and finalize registration

Monday, August 26

Dorms officially open on Monday at 9 AM for new students, and at 11 AM for returning students. Arrive on campus, grab a snack in the Hangar, get your ID and paperwork completed in the Walther Center, unpack, and get ready for an amazing semester!

Enjoy Campus Upgrades

Enjoy Campus Upgrades

Whether you plan to grab a paddle and head to one of the two new pickleball courts for some friendly competition or have a seat in the new Oasis area for a board game and time of fellowship with new friends, come ready to enjoy some campus upgrades! Several new tabletop sports tables have also been added to the Hangar, such as air hockey and skee-ball, and we have a new, beautiful walking track around the football field!

It’s Preaching Time!

It’s Preaching Time!

Dynamic powerful preaching will challenge, inspire, and prepare you for the journey of growth that you are about to experience.

Classes Begin

Classes Begin

Thursday, August 29

Get the first taste of your fall class schedule and begin gaining a deeper understanding of your faith.

Angels Baseball Game

Angels Baseball Game

Friday, August 30

Share time with friends, make lasting memories, eat a hot dog or two at the WCBC tailgate party, and enjoy a beautiful southern California evening at Angels stadium in Anaheim.

Orientation, Event, and Registration Schedule

Monday, August 26
Opening Week Schedule
Time Event Location
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Opening Week Officially Begins and Dorms Officially Open

9 AM - Freshman Arrival
11 AM - Upperclassman Arrival

*Registration will be closed from 12:25-1:30 PM for lunch.

Walther Center
10:00 am Parent Orientation (Morning Option) Revels 102
11:00 am Campus Tour Revels 102
12:25 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch Student Life Center
2:00 pm Parent Orientation (Afternoon Option) Revels 102
3:00 pm Campus Tour Revels 102
5:00 pm Dorms Locked

Eagle ID needed for access

Dormitories
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Outdoor BBQ Dinner Walther Center
Parking Lot
7:00 pm Service Main Auditorium
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Late Registration Main Auditorium
Guest Services
8:30 pm Watermelon Welcome
10:15 pm Dorms Close Dormitories
Opening Week Registration Schedule
Time Event Location
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Financial Registration (Student Accounts) Walther Center
Library
9:00 am to 4:00 pm New Student Photos Walther Center
9:00 am to 4:00 pm On-Campus Housing Walther Center
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Academic Registration Walther Center
Library
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Portal Access Walther Center
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Financial Aid/Employment Walther Center
Library
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Eagle ID Printing and Pickup Walther Center
Tuesday, August 27
Opening Week Schedule
Time Event Location
6:30 am to 7:00 am Breakfast Student Life Center
7:30 am to 7:45 am Introduction of Faculty and Staff Main Auditorium
7:45 am to 8:30 am Orientation Main Auditorium
8:40 am to 9:40 am Chapel Main Auditorium
10:00 am to 10:40 am All Ladies Orientation Main Auditorium
10:00 am to 10:40 am All Men's Orientation The Hangar
10:50 am to 11:20 am Dorm Residents Ladies' Orientation Main Auditorium
10:50 am to 11:20 am Dorm Residents Men's Orientation The Hangar
11:30 am Registration Opens

See Schedule Below

11:30 am to 12:00 pm Off-Campus Orientation Revels 102
12:25 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch Student Life Center
1:00 pm to 1:15 pm Extension Ministry Meeting Revels 103
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm Freshmen/Transfer Orientation Main Auditorium
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Work Study Program Meeting

For all returning/newly hired work studies and students who are hoping to work on campus

Main Auditorium
5:00 pm to 5:45 pm Campus and Cuisine Exploration (Dinner) Various Locations
7:00 pm Service Main Auditorium
9:30 pm to 10:00 pm Dorm Gatherings Dormitories
10:15 pm Dorms Close Dormitories
Opening Week Registration Schedule
Time Event Location
11:30 am to 4:00 pm Financial Registration (Student Accounts) Walther Center
Library
11:30 am to 5:00 pm New Student Photos Walther Center
11:30 am to 5:00 pm On-Campus Housing Walther Center
11:30 am to 5:00 pm Academic Registration Walther Center
Library
11:30 am to 5:00 pm Portal Access Walther Center
11:30 am to 5:00 pm Eagle ID Printing and Pickup Walther Center
11:30 am to 5:00 pm Financial Aid/Employment Walther Center
Library
Wednesday, August 28
Opening Week Schedule
Time Event Location
6:30 am to 7:00 am Breakfast Student Life Center
7:30 am to 8:30 am Weekly Ministry Orientation Main Auditorium
8:40 am Chapel Main Auditorium
10:00 am Registration Opens

(see schedule below)

10:00 am to 5:00 pm Weekly Ministry Registration Revels 102
10:15 am to 10:45 am International Student Orientation Revels 103
10:50 am to 11:00 am West Coast Choir, Orchestra, and Ensembles Interest Meeting Main Auditorium
11:10 am to 12:00 pm Department Meet-ups: Bible The Hangar
11:10 am to 12:00 pm Department Meet-ups: Education Revels 207
11:10 am to 12:00 pm Department Meet-ups: Music Revels 103
11:10 am to 12:00 pm Department Meet-ups: Creative Arts Revels 209
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm Private Music Lessons Meeting Revels 103
12:25 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch Student Life Center
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Weekend Jewish Outreach Meeting The Hangar
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Library Orientation WCBC Library
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm Employment Orientation West Wing 201
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Dinner Student Life Center
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm Monday Hour 7 Classes See class schedule
7:00 pm Service Main Auditorium
8:15 pm to 9:00 pm Weekly Ministry Registration (cont.) Revels 102
10:15 pm Dorms Close Dormitories
Opening Week Registration Schedule
Time Event Location
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Financial Registration (Student Accounts) WCBC Library
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Weekly Ministry Registration Revels 102
10:00 am to 5:00 pm New Student Photos Walther Center
10:00 am to 5:00 pm On-Campus Housing Walther Center
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Academic Registration WCBC Library
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Portal Access Walther Center
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Eagle ID Printing and Pickup Walther Center
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Financial Aid/Employment WCBC Library
Thursday, August 29
Opening Week Schedule
Time Event Location
6:30 am to 7:00 am Breakfast Student Life Center
7:30 am to 8:25 am Hour 1 See class schedule
8:35 am to 9:30 am Hour 2 See class schedule
9:40 am to 10:40 am Chapel Main Auditorium
10:40 am Angels Ticket Distribution Main Auditorium
Guest Services
11:00 am to 11:55 am Hour 3 See class schedule
12:05 pm to 1:00 pm Hour 4 See class schedule
12:25 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch Student Life Center
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Hour 5

various times

See class schedule
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm West Coast Choir and Orchestra and Ensemble Auditions

by sign-up only

Revels 204
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm Tour of Dr. Chappell’s Office

for new students whose last name begins with A-M

Admin Courtyard
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Tour of Dr. Chappell's Office

for new students whose last name begins with N-Z

Admin Courtyard
5:30 pm Dinner Student Life Center
6:00 pm Lady Eagles Volleyball Game Walther Center
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm West Coast Choir and Orchestra Rehearsal Choir Room
8:30 pm Missionary Kids Fellowship Bus leaves from Walther Center
10:15 pm Dorms Close Dormitories
Opening Week Registration Schedule
Time Event Location
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eagle ID Printing and Pickup Dean's Office
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Financial Aid/Employment Financial Aid Office
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Financial Registration (Student Accounts) Business Office
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm New Student Photos Welcome Center
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Academic Registration Academic Office
Friday, August 30
Opening Week Schedule
Time Event Location
6:30 am to 7:00 am Breakfast Student Life Center
7:30 am to 8:25 am Hour 1 See class schedule
8:35 am to 9:30 am Hour 2 See class schedule
9:40 am to 10:40 am Chapel Main Auditorium
11:00 am to 11:55 am Hour 3 See class schedule
12:05 pm to 1:00 pm Hour 4 See class schedule
12:25 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch Student Life Center
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Hour 5

various times

See class schedule
2:30 pm Departure for Angels Game Walther Center
Parking Lot
5:30 pm Tailgate BBQ Angels Stadium
6:38 pm Angels Game (v. Seattle Mariners) Angels Stadium
10:15 pm Dorms Close Dormitories
Saturday, August 31
Opening Week Schedule
Time Event Location
6:30 am to 7:00 am Breakfast Student Life Center
10:00 am Soulwinning Rally (Saturday Option)

Students must attend one of the two soulwinning rallies (Saturday or Sunday)

Main Auditorium
12:25 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch Student Life Center
6:00 pm Collegian Rush and Dinner The Hangar
10:15 pm Dorms Close Dormitories
Sunday, September 01
Opening Week Schedule
Time Event Location
6:30 am to 7:00 am Breakfast Student Life Center
7:30 am Weekly Ministry Begins

Various Times

Various Locations
8:15 am Sunday Morning Service Main Auditorium
10:45 am Sunday Morning Service

Students must attend one of the two services

Main Auditorium
12:25 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch Student Life Center
1:00 pm Soulwinning Training and Rally

If students did not attend the Saturday soulwinning rally, the Sunday rally is required.

Main Auditorium
5:00 pm Sunday Evening Service

Dinner will open thirty minutes after the service concludes

Main Auditorium
7:00 pm New Student TLC Dinner TBD