SOT Orientation

Fall 2018 Orientation Schedule

Tuesday, August 21 - Wednesday, August 22

Arrivals/Move in- Emmaus Hall and Saint John's Abbey

Thursday, August 23

*All Events at Emmaus Hall 024 unless otherwise indicated

8:00 AM                Refreshments

8:30 AM                Introductions
-Presentation with Andy Dirksen

9:30 AM                History of the SOT and Collegeville Core and Mission
-Presentation with Dale Launderville, OSB

10:15 AM                BREAK

10:30 AM              Models of the Church: Thinking about Dialogue in the Church and in the SOT
-Presentation with Kristin Colberg

11:10 AM              Liturgical Life at the SOT
-Presentation with Anthony Ruff, OSB

11:30 AM              Mid-Day Prayer and Convivium Lunch
-Sit with advisors at lunch.   MACC presentation- Donelle Poling and Fr. Efrain Rosado, OSB

12:45 PM              Meet with Degree Cohorts and Faculty
-Emmaus Classrooms

-Refreshments in Emmaus Dining Room for when groups break

2:00 PM                 Formation for Ministry and Meeting with
                                  Spiritual Directors
-Presentation with Barbara Sutton

4:00 PM                 Happy Hour to celebrate the day is done!   Emmaus Dining Room

5:00 PM                 Eucharist
-Eucharist in the Abbey Church

4:30-7:00 PM        Supper
-Eat at the University Refectory

7:00 PM                 Abbey Evening Prayer
-Abbey Evening Prayer in the Abbey Church

7:45 PM                 On-Campus Residents Meeting
-Meeting in Emmaus Hall- South Emmaus Lounge

Friday, August 24

8:15 AM                **Optional** Walk to Abbey Guesthouse
-Meet at Emmaus Foyer and walk over as a group to the Abbey Guesthouse

8:30 AM                Breakfast
-Breakfast at the Abbey Guesthouse- Hosted by the SOT Student Government

9:00 AM                Panel Discussion: Benedictine Spirituality
-Meet monks and sisters!

10:30 AM              Library and the Saint John’s Bible Gallery Tours
-Tours in the Alcuin Library

12:30 PM              Lunch
-Lunch at the SJU Refectory

2:00 PM                 Volleyball!
-Put on your play clothes and join us for some exercise! Sand Volleyball Courts by Maur Hall

3:30 PM                 Tour of Saint John’s Abbey Church
-Tour with Br. Paul Vincent Niebauer, OSB

5:00 PM                 Eucharist
-Eucharist at the Abbey Church

6:00 PM                 Formal Dinner with President
                                  Michael Hemesath
-For new SOT students, faculty, and staff; hosted by the SOT and Seminary Dean's Office; Quad 264 **please RSVP for this dinner to Patty Weishaar**

Saturday, August 25

10:00 AM              A Peer’s Guide to the SOT
-Have we got info for you!!!- Emmaus South Lounge

12:15 PM              Lunch at Gorecki Dining Room
-Take the Link to CSB, hosted by Student Government

1:30 PM                 Afternoon Activity Choice
-Student's Choice: Walking tour of CSB and Saint Joe --OR --Target run in Saint Cloud

5:00 PM                 Milk and Honey Cidery Happy Hour
-Families welcome, snacks provided, beverages on your own, rides from SJU will be coordinated

Dinner at SJU Refectory
-Serves until 7:45 PM

7:00 PM                 Evening Prayer
-Evening prayer in the Abbey Church

8:00 PM                 Hang Out
-Come and hang out in Emmaus Hall! Location in Emmaus TBA.

Sunday, August 26

10:30 AM              Mass
-Mass in the Abbey Church

11:45 AM              Brunch
-Brunch at the SJU Refectory

Free Afternoon
-Time to get settled!

5:00 PM                 Evening Prayer
-Evening prayer in the Abbey Church

4:30-7:45 PM       Dinner
-Dinner at SJU Refectory

7:30 PM                 Bonfire and Smores!
-Join us at the Butler Center at the Collegeville Institute for a relaxing time before classes on Monday! Meet at Emmaus Foyer to walk over together or jump in cars to drive over.

Monday, August 27

9:00 AM                University Convocation
-Convocation in the Abbey Church.   New SOT students meet in the front pews by 8:45 AM 

First Day of Classes—special schedule for SOT morning classes 

DOCT 407 Trinity/Faith/Revelation: 10:00 -11:30 AM

LANG Reading Latin I: 12:05-12:45 PM               

SSNT 401 NT Greek I: 1:55-2:35 PM

SOT afternoon and evening classes meet as usual

PTHM 405 Theo and Pract of Ministry: 1:15-4:25 PM

DOCT 411 Christian Anthropology: 1:15-4:25 PM

LTGY 416 Rites of the Church: 6:00-9:15 PM

PTHM 459 Spiritual Direction Pract: 6:00-8:00 PM


(University special schedule all day)

Thursday, August 30

11:30 AM              Mid-Day Prayer and Convivium Lunch
-Emmaus Chapel and Emmaus Dining Room, hosted by the Student Government