SOT Orientation

Fall 2019 Orientation Schedule

Tuesday, August 20 - Wednesday, August 21

Arrival and Move in - Emmaus Hall and Saint John's Abbey

Thursday, August 22

*All Events at Emmaus Hall 024 unless otherwise indicated

8:00 AM               Gather and Refreshments

8:30 AM               Introductions and Welcome
-Donelle Poling and Katherine Loos

9:15 AM                History of the SOT and Collegeville Core and Mission; Student Services
-Fr. Dale Launderville, OSB and Patty Weishaar

10:00 AM              BREAK

10:20 AM              Liturgical Life at the SOT
-Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB

10:45 AM              Models of the Church: Thinking about Dialogue in the Church and in the SOT
-Dr. Kristin Colberg

11:30 AM              Mid-Day Prayer and Convivium Lunch
-Sit with advisors at lunch

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
-Dr. Barbara Sutton 

4:00 PM                 Happy Hour!   Join us!
-Emmaus Dining Room

5:00 PM                 Mass (optional)
-Mass in the Abbey and University Church

4:45-7:00 PM        Supper
-Eat at the University Refectory (meal plans begin with this meal)

7:00 PM                 Evening Prayer

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

Friday, August 23
*Events today are optional--but helpful!

8:15 AM                Meet at Emmaus Foyer and walk to Abbey Guesthouse (Optional)

8:30 AM                Breakfast Hosted by SOT Student Government (Abbey Guest House)

9:00 AM                Benedictines 101  --  meet monks and sisters--history, traditions, and fun facts!

10:30 AM              Library Tour and Overview of Library Services
Features: Alcuin library, Deitrich Reinhart Learning Commons, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (HMML),  The Saint John's Bible Gallery.

11:00-1:00 PM     Lunch at the Refectory (meal plan)

2:00 PM                 Tour of the Abbey and University Church
Br. Paul Vincent Niebauer, OSB

6:00 PM                 President's Dinner, Dr. Eugene McAllister and Staff, Hosted by SOT and Seminary Dean's Office. 
All SOT students, faculty, and staff are invited
**please RSVP for this dinner to Patty Weishaar**

Saturday, August 24

*Events scheduled today are optional, but helpful!

10:00 AM              A Peer’s Guide to the SOT
-We have information and success tips for you! Emmaus South Lounge

12:15 PM              Lunch at Gorecki Dining Room
-Rides will be coordinated to CSB campus. Hosted by Student Government.

1:30 PM                 Quick Tour of St. Cloud, hosted by MTS candidate Tim Martin
-All are welcome to find Target and some other stores in St. Cloud.  Rides will be coordinated.

5:00 PM                 Bad Habit Brewery Happy Hour
-Families welcome, snacks provided, first beverage is on us (NA options as well)! Rides from SJU will be coordinated.

Dinner at SJU Refectory
-The Refectory serves until 7:45 PM (meal plan )

Sunday, August 25

Events scheduled today are optional, but helpful!

10:30 AM              Mass
-Mass at the Abbey and University Church. Meet at 10:15 from the Emmaus Chapel if you would like to walk over together.

11:45 AM              Brunch
-Brunch at the SJU Refectory

Free Afternoon
-Time to get settled, finish unpacking, perhaps even homework!

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

5:45 PM                 Pizza Dinner in Emmaus Dining Room
-One final hurrah for orientation!

Monday, August 26

9:00 AM                University Convocation
-Convocation in the Abbey and University Church.   New SOT students meet in the front pews by 8:45 AM.
SOT Student Government Speaker Meghan Stretar. 

First Day of Classes—special schedule for SOT morning classes 

DOCT/HCHR 468 Augustine/Aquinas/Luther                   10:00 -11:30 AM

LANG 401 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

DOCT/LTGY 424 Theology of Sacrament and Worship     1:15-4:25 PM

PTHM 405 Theology and Practice of Ministry                      1:15-4:25 PM

SSOT 410 Pentatuech                                                                 6:00-9:15 PM

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

 (University special schedule all day)

Thursday, August 29

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