Orientation is designed to connect students to Point University, in order that they may discover all Point has to offer. At orientation, students will be invited to explore the university’s exceptional academic programs and learning environment, while also experiencing Point’s unique supportive community.

Studentsclick here for a list of what to bring to college and what is provided in the residence halls.
Parentsclick here for information about area hotels, restaurants and local attractions.

Connect Leaders

Connect Leaders work throughout the summer and the academic year to create a welcoming and inclusive community for our newest Skyhawks. Each new student will be assigned to a Connect Family before the start of the school year and will meet as a group throughout Connect Week and your first semester! Connect Leaders serve as resources for new students who are making the transition from their previous environment to the diverse spiritual, academic, intellectual and social culture of Point University.

You can look forward to spending time with your Connect Family over meals, in orientation sessions, and competing in Connect Week activities like Glow in the Dark Volleyball, Dodgeball, and more!

Schedule (subject to change)

Saturday Aug 6
9:00 a.m.Move-in begins
11:00-1:00 p.m.Lunch - Dining Hall
2:00-4:00 p.m.Parent Event –Fine Arts Center
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.Dinner with Connect Leaders – Dining Hall
8:00-9:00 p.m.Campus Culture (mandatory for ALL students) – River Park
9:00 p.m.Hawk Night – River Park
Sunday Aug 7Location: First United Methodist Church
Mandatory for all new students including transfer students
9:30 a.m.Breakfast
9:45 a.m.Transfer Student Orientation Session
10:15 a.m.Welcome/Ice Breaker
10:30 a.m.VAWA Orientation Session
11:30 a.m.Worship Service
12:30 p.m.Closing Prayer
12:35 p.m.Lunch – Dining Hall
1:00 p.m.International Student Orientation Session – Private Dining Room
1:00 p.m.Commuter Student Orientation Session – McKinney’s
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.Orientation Rotation Sessions – Lanier Academic Center (All new students including transfers)
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.Dinner and Bingo - Dining Hall
9:00 p.m.Speed Friending– Abbey Glen
Monday Aug 8
8:00 a.m.Breakfast - Dining Hall
9:00 a.m.College Success (new students only) – Lanier Academic Center
11:00 a.m.Local Business Expo – McKinney’s & Dining Hall
12:00 p.m.Lunch with your Connect Group – Dining hall
1:00 p.m.Getting Involved – Lanier Academic Center
2:00 p.m.Team Building/Family Feud – Lanier Academic Center
4:00 p.m.Free time
8:00 p.m. Giant Messy Twister - Abbey Glen
Tuesday Aug 9
8:00 a.m.Breakfast - Dining Hall
9:00 a.m.Community Service Project – Lanier Academic Canter
12:00 p.m. Lunch – Dining Hall
1:00 p.m.Movie and Open Discussion – Lanier Academic Center
3:00 p.m.Free time
5:30 p.m.Carnival Cookout – West Point Softball Field
Wednesday Aug 10
7:00 a.m.Breakfast – Dining Hall
8:00 a.m.Convocation - Spring Road Christian Church
9:00 p.m.Screen on the Green - Abbey Glenn
9:00 p.m.Glow in the Dark Volleyball - Abbey Glen
Thursday Aug 11
7:00 p.m.Big DAM Kickoff w/ FEAST @ Hadley Creek park at West Point DAM
Friday Aug 12
7:00 p.m.Campus Activities Board Kickoff Event
Saturday Aug 13
1:00 p.m.rCollege Cookout (Refuge Point Church College Ministry) – Abbey Glen
6:30 p.m.Battle of the Bands – Lagrange, GA
Sunday Aug 14
8:30 p.m.The Gathering – Abbey Glen