Orientation 2022

To all incoming OSCA first-years, welcome to your new home for the next year! We have a schedule of events to help get you settled into your new OSCA coop. Because most of OSCA does not arrive until a few days after first-years arrive, everyone will be eating in the open-up coop (located in Tank) until August 31, when meals start for all co-ops. All events in BOLD are events run by OSCA! We have included Oberlin College's orientation schedule here as well so you can get a better picture of what this crazy week is going to look like.

To help you organize this crazy week, we have created a Google Calendar with all of the OSCA events listed to make it easy to see what is happening when. You can add it to your calendar using the button above.

If you have any questions about OSCA's orientation events, please email office@osca.coop!

August 28:

9 AM - Noon: Move in @ Your Coop! (Dining-Only First Years Move into College Housing)

  • Meet your HLECs (Housing Loose Ends Coordinators, OSCA's version of RAs)!

  • Meet your fellow first-years in your coop!

12:20 PM: Open-Up Coop Lunch @ Tank!

  • Learn how to get food OSCA-style!

  • Meet your all-OSCA team and your coop's New Member Trainer!

  • Leave Lunch with your New Member Trainer

1:30 PM - 3:45 PM: NEW MEMBER TRAINING @ YOUR COOP (MANDATORY)

4 PM - 5:30 PM: President's and Dean's Opening Address Welcome @ Finney Chapel (Mandatory)

5 PM - 7:30 PM: Orienatation Welcome Picnic @ Wilder Bowl (Not mandatory but you should go to this instead of OSCA Dinner!)

6:20 PM: Open-Up Coop Dinner @ Tank (For early arrival returning students only, first-years go to the picnic @ Wilder Bowl!)

7 PM - 8 PM: Conservatroy Collage @ Warner Hall (Conservatory Students/Parents Only)

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: HOUSING MEETING @ YOUR COOP (MANDATORY IF YOU ARE IN OSCA HOUSING)

  • Get to know your coop, fellow OSCA first-years and HLECs!

  • Learn how your coop does discussion, mock discussion and decide temporary policy!

8:30 PM - 10 PM: Introduction to the Residential Experience @ Your College Housing (Mandatory if you are in College Housing)

9:30 PM - 11 PM: OSCA Bonfire 🔥🍫 @ Tappan Square!

  • Get some smores!

  • Meet your fellow OSCA first-years from other coops!

August 29:

9 AM - 9:45 AM Faculty Panel @ Finney Chapel

10 AM - 11 AM:

11 AM - 2 PM: Academic, Community, and Music Resource Fair @ North Quad / Science Center Atrium

12:20 PM: Open-up Coop Lunch @ Tank!

1 PM - 2 PM: First-year first crew @ Tank! (MANDATORY)

  • Meet your all-OSCA dining team and learn how to navigate an industrial kitchen!

  • Do your cooperative duty and help the open-up coop function!

2:30 PM - 4 PM: [(Con)PAL] Academic Course Registration Intensive @ (Con)PAL Locations

4 PM - 7 PM: Library, Archives, and CELA Open House @ Mudd Center

6:20 PM: Open-up Coop Dinner @ Tank!

8 PM - 9:30 PM: Community Building and Standards Interactive Session @ Finney Chapel

9:30 PM: HOUSING COMMANDO @ YOUR COOP (MANDATORY FOR OSCA HOUSING MEMBERS)

  • Learn how to take care of your living space!

  • There will be music!

10:00 PM: First Year Mixer @ Hark!

August 30 - Returning Students Move-In

Conservatory Advising (MANDATORY for Conservatory Students Only)

  • 9 AM - 10 AM: Conservatory All Student Meeting @ Warner Hall

  • 10 AM - 11 AM: Conservatory Divisional Advising Meetings

  • 11 AM - Noon: Conservatory Studio Advising Meetings

9 AM - 3 PM: Arts and Sciences Advising Individual Appointments @ Your Advisor

12:20 PM: Open-up Coop Lunch @ Tank!

3 PM Registration Appointments (IMPORTANT)

4 PM - 7 PM: Shared Art Block Party @ Allen Memorial Art Museum

6 PM: NEW MEMBER PICNIC @ TANK LAWN (IMPORTANT)

  • Meet your iDLECs (interim Dining Loose Ends Coordinators) and the rest of all-OSCA staff!

  • Enjoy a meal with all of OSCA!

8 PM - 8:30 PM: [(Con)PAL] Connect Cleveland Preparations @ (Con)PAL Locations

9 PM - 10:30 PM: Bike-in Movie Night @ Wilder Bowl

August 31: START OF INTERIM DINING

8 AM - 4 PM: Connect Cleveland @ Finney Chapel (FR be there at 8)

12:20 PM: Lunch @ Your Coop (We'll miss you first years, have fun in Cleveland!)

6:20 PM: Dinner @ Your Coop

7 PM - 8:30 PM: Large Ensemble Meeting @ Warner Hall (MANDATORY for Conservatory Large Ensemble Students)

9 PM: HOUSING MEETING @ YOUR COOP (MANDATORY FOR OSCA HOUSING)

September 1: FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

12:20 PM: Lunch @ Your Coop - FIRST INTERIM DINING DISCUSSION

6:20 PM Dinner @ Your Coop

9 PM - 10 PM: Late Night Breakfast @ Stevenson Dining Hall (FREE for all students, including OSCA)

9:30 - 11:30 PM: Team Scavenger Hunt 🔎🕵️ 🔍@ Harkness Bowl, open to all OSCA members!