Connect from day one

You've made the right choice. We're thrilled you're joining the Warner Pacific family, and we want to help you start the year off right. To help, we've lined up two days filled with chances to connect with other new students, tools and resources to help make your first weeks and months at Warner Pacific successful and exciting, and a few surprises along the way.

Saturday includes a track for your family and guests, so invite them to join you from 11:30 a.m. until the family farewell at 7:30 p.m.

The rest of the schedule is below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your admissions counselor or contact us through the form at the end of this page.


Welcome Weekend 2017 - General Schedule

Scan to win! Students, scan your ID card when you enter any session with the scan icon (*), and you'll be entered to win hundreds of dollars worth of prizes that will be drawn at Sunday's dinner. Each scan is another entry into the drawing. You must be present to win! So - attend as many sessions as possible chances to grab Amazon gift cards, iTunes gift cards, and more!

Saturday, August 19

8-11:30 a.m.
Residence Life Check-In and Move-In | Egtvedt Lobby and the Smith Hall Lawn
If you're living on campus this year, come early to check in, unload your belongings, meet your Resident Adviser and roommate, and walk through any final campus resource booths you need to visit to prepare for your semester!

10-11:15 a.m.
Commuter Check-In and Resource Fair | Egtvedt Lobby

Commuting to campus? Come check in for Welcome Weekend, grab a pastry and coffee, and visit the resource tables to finish for your semester. From ID card photos to info on faith and service requirements, there will be people available to get your questions answered.

10:30-11:30 a.m.
President's Coffee for Family and Guests | Egtvedt 203

As students gather information or settle into their rooms, family and guests are welcome to take a break, grab a snack, and meet Warner Pacific's President, Dr. Andrea Cook.

11:30-1 p.m.
Welcome Lunch and Welcome Weekend Kickoff | McGuire Auditorium

It all begins here! Enjoy lunch in your Learning Community and Transfer Experience groups with family and guests while hearing from campus leaders. Students, bring your ID card; family and guests eat free.

1-3 p.m.
* Preparing for College Success: Resource Sessions | Multiple Locations

Students and guests will have the opportunity to visit support resources across campus and hear from the experts about ways to connect and succeed inside and outside of the classroom. You will learn about academic success, library resources, Campus Safety, policies, dining services, campus activities, career services, and more.

Learning Community Groups 1, 2, and 3 will start in Egtvedt 203 - Campus Involvement
Learning Community Groups 4, 5, and 6 will start in the Cellar Theatre - Campus Safety, Policies, and Dining
Learning Community 7, Transfer Learning Community, and Transfer Experience Group will begin in the Library - Academic Success

3:15-5:15 p.m.
Students: * Learning Community Sessions | Multiple Locations  
Meet your First-Year and Transfer Learning Communities!

Family and Guests: Family Session - Partnership for Student Success | Schlatter Chapel (Spanish) and Kardatzke Hall (English) 
While students are meeting in their Learning Communities, parents and family members will come together to discuss ways to support their students as they begin college. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the college president, administrators, and current students.

5:30-6:30 p.m.
WPC Family Dinner with Faculty | A.F. Gray Lawn

Join the entire WPC community for a welcome dinner on the lawn. Bring your ID card; family and guests eat free.

6:30-7:45 p.m.
* Knighting Ceremony & Family Farewell | McGuire Auditorium
Students will be officially inducted into the Warner Pacific College community with the support of family and friends in this one-of-a kind Knight tradition!

7:45 p.m.
Root Beer Floats with Alumni Relations + Movie on the Lawn 
After a long day of learning and connecting, take a break to watch Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on the lawn with the College Activities Board and root beer floats from Alumni Relations.

 *Spanish translation available for family and guest track


Sunday, August 20

8:30-9:30 a.m.
* * Pancake Breakfast and Survey | Egtvedt Dining Hall

What's better than a pancake breakfast and a chance to win prizes? Come early so you have time to fill out the new-student survey (Turn in your survey and get double entries into the prize drawing!). Remember to bring your WPC ID card.

10-11:15 a.m.
* Community Worship | McGuire Auditorium

Learn about the holistic spiritual development that you will experience at Warner Pacific.

11:15-12 p.m.
Annual Tree Planting
- Every year, WPC's incoming class plants a tree on campus to commemorate the beginning of their college journey. Join in the tradition so you can come back years from now and see how your tree has grown!

12-1 p.m.
President’s Bar-B-Que | Egtvedt Dining Hall

Hear from President Cook as you eat lunch and meet other students. Once again, don't forget that WPC ID card!

1-2:15 p.m.
* Step UP! Bystander Intervention | McGuire Auditorium

Lean how to look out for other Knights and intervene in critical situations in this student-led, interactive session.

2:30-3:30 p.m.
* Learning Community Sessions | Multiple Locations

Students will meet their Learning Communities in their assigned locations.

3:45-4:45 p.m.
* Identity, Culture, & Justice | McGuire Auditorium

Discover what diversity means at WPC and find out how everyone can get involved in making our campus great.

5:15-7 p.m.
All-Campus Welcome Back Dinner and Beach Party | A.F. Gray Lawn

3 words: Food Plus Slip-N-Slide. Does Slip-N-Slide count as one word? Either way, you won't want to miss this campus-wide kickoff to the school year. Prizes from the Scan to Win contest will be drawn at dinner. You must be present to win! Bring your ID card for the meal.


Monday, August 21

Solar Eclipse

Be on the lookout for updated academic schedules, allowing time for a campus viewing and discussion of this once-in-a-lifetime event!

5-7 p.m.
ResLife Semester Kickoff BBQ


Tuesday, August 22

10-11 a.m.
Convocation | McGuire Auditorium

Join the WPC community as faculty, staff, and students celebrate the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year.


Thursday, August 24

5-7 p.m.
WPC Block Party - Involvement and Academics Fair | A.F. Gray Lawn
Find ways to get involved on campus! This is the perfect time to connect with faculty about your major, student clubs, leadership teams, and other community organizations. Bring your ID card for dinner!


Friday, August 25

8-10 p.m.
Summer Dance


Saturday, August 26

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
City Search


Schedule subject to change. For text reminders and updates, text WPC WELCOME to 51400.


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