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Eagle Bound

Not to be confused with SOAR, Eagle Bound is the second step for new students in their smooth transition to Reinhardt University. You might have attended SOAR but you aren’t an RU student quite yet. It’s safe to say you aren’t officially an RU student until you have been through Eagle Bound.

Eagle Bound is an action-packed two day experience for new commuter and residential students the weekend (Friday, August 19th - Sunday, August 21st) before fall classes start.

With music, entertainment, presentations and games, participating in Eagle Bound is an excellent way to get to know other new students and get connected to the Reinhardt community!

At Eagle Bound, students learn what it really means to be an RU Eagle!  

Please Note: new students who are residential students will move into their residence hall on the morning of Friday, August 19th.

Eagle bound Schedule

Day #1 - Friday, August 19

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
   Residential Students check-in/Res Hall Move-in (Required)

[Hoke O’Kelley Auditorium, Burgess Administration Building]

Receive your Eagle Bound packet and schedule. Residential students, once you check-in, you can move into your residence hall.

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
   Last Minute Questions

[Admissions House/Burgess Administration Building]

Take a moment to visit with Admissions, Financial Aid and the Business Office to take care of any last minute items or issues.

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
   Student ID and Vehicle Decal

[Public Safety – East Apartments]

Visit the Office of Public Safety to pick up your Student ID card along with your Parking Decal.

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
   Reinhardt Bookstore Open

[Hasty Student Life Center]

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
   Lunch

[Gordy Center]

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet prepared by Reinhardt’s Food Services. Take this opportunity to socialize with other new students and their families.  Parents and guests can enjoy a nice meal for $8 a person. Students, be sure to bring your meal ticket or student ID!

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
   Commuter Students Check-in (Required)

[Hoke O’Kelley Auditorium, Burgess Administration Building]

Receive your Eagle Bound packet and schedule.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
   ASO and Honors Luncheons

[Fincher/Dobbs]

Students accepted into the Honors program or the Academic Support Program should attend these luncheons. Topics to be discussed are requirements, expectations, program services, and resources. ASO will be in Fincher Atrium and Honors will be in Dobbs Atrium.

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
   Welcome Ceremony (Required)

[Donor Plaza]

Our welcome ceremony is a traditional event where President Mallard and many others from the University welcome you and your families to our Reinhardt family.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
   Parent Reception

[Library]

Please join us for a farewell reception for parents and families. Stop by and ask questions of the University President and other key personnel or simply enjoy refreshments and conversation. After this reception, families will depart campus as students continue with Orientation programming. Families are welcome back on campus for Parent and Family Weekend (September 29-October 1) and Homecoming (October 29).

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
   Playfair (Required)

[Glasshouse Lawn]

PlayFair is an action-packed ball of fun! It is almost impossible to describe, because it is like nothing you have ever experienced. This is where you want to be to meet new people on campus!

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
   School/Major Meetings (Required)

[Various Locations]

This meeting is for all academic majors and will be full of important information. It will also answer any questions that you have had over the summer.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
   Free Time, Get Settled, Relax, and Explore Campus

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
   Dinner

[Gordy Center]

Take this opportunity to meet orientation leaders and resident assistants and have any questions answered by returning students while connecting with your class.

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
   Prayer Walk

[Burgess Echo Garden]

Meet up with President Kina Mallard and Chaplain Ted Goshorn as well as other fellow students to start your Reinhardt experience with a prayer walk around Reinhardt’s beautiful campus. The inclement weather location is the Bannister Glasshouse.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
   Sunset Ice Cream Social with President Mallard

[President's Home]
Students are invited to enjoy ice cream and entertainment at the annual President's Ice Cream Social. President Mallard as well as university administrators will scoop and serve ice cream. The inclement weather location is the Gordy Dining Center.

8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
   Free Time, Get Settled, Relax, and Explore Campus

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
   Evening Entertainment Hosted by Res Life

[Bannister Glasshouse]

After a long day of settling into life at RU, it’s time to relax and have some fun! Come enjoy a great event hosted by Residence Life staff.

11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
   Hang Time in the Rec Room

[Hasty Student Life Center]

Spend time with your new friends in the Rec Room playing pool, air hockey, and ping-pong or simply go to hang out.


Day #2 - Saturday, August 20

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
   Breakfast

[Gordy Center]

Start the morning off right by grabbing some breakfast in the Gordy Center.

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
   Reinhardt Bookstore Open

[Hasty Student Life Center]

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
   Athletic / Band Practices

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
   Community Engagement: PaintFest (Required)

[Hoke O’Kelley Auditorium]

Connect with other students while giving back to the community through a volunteer project in collaboration with the Foundation for Hospital Art. Participants will be painting on color-coded, pre-designed canvas artwork which will be will be donated to help to brighten up hospitals and to give comfort and hope to patients, families and medical staff in hospitals around the world.

11:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
   Lunch

[Gordy Center]

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet prepared by Reinhardt’s Food Services. Take this opportunity to socialize with other new students and their families.

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
   A Balanced Life (Required)

[Bannister Glasshouse]

RU is a special place, and your presence makes it even more so. This session will frame the day as we explore what it means to be a member of the RU community within the classroom and beyond.

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
   Campus of Respect (Required)

[Bannister Glasshouse]

Being a Reinhardt Eagle means respecting and looking out for the safety of others. Learn techniques to encourage and ensure a safe environment for all members of our community.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
   FYS Meetings (Required)

[Various Locations]

Meet your first-year seminar instructor and your classmates and learn what to expect from this challenging and engaging course on Critical Thinking. Be prepared for a lively, fun, and informative session.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
   Commuter Gathering

[Dobbs Atrium]

Join your fellow commuter students for a causal chat sponsored by the Commuter Life Committee of the Student Government Association.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
   Free Time, Get Settled, Relax, and Explore Campus

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
   Dinner

[Gordy Center]

Grab some dinner in the Gordy Center and connect with some of your new friends.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
   Rec Fest with Kiddie Pool Kickball

[Intramural Field]

Join the student leaders for an evening of Kiddie Pool Kickball. Never played? It’s the mash-up of slip n’slide, kiddie pools and kickball that is sweeping the nation for the ultimate beat-the-heat activity.

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
   Free Time, Get Settled, Relax, and Explore Campus

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
   Entertainment: Spidey-Hypnotist/Mentalist

[Bannister Glasshouse]

Spidey is an international acclaimed hypnotist/mentalist/magician who has been featured on Canada's Got Talent, MTV and the Discovery Channel.  He performs across Canada and the US and wows audiences from all over the world. His hypnosis show is mixed with comedy and will sure to delight Reinhardt’s campus during Eagle Bound.


Day #3 - Sunday, August 21

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
   Worship Service

[Falany Performing Arts Center]

Join the chaplain, Ted Goshorn, University President, and fellow classmates in the first worship service of the academic year as you begin your journey at Reinhardt.

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
   Brunch

[Gordy Center]

Sunday Brunch is a standing favorite among the campus and community so come and enjoy!

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
   Women's Soccer vs. St. Thomas University

[Ken White Field]

Come out and support our Lady Eagle’s Soccer team!

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
   Campus Rec Activities (Disc Golf/Volleyball/Can Jam/Cornhole)

[Hasty Plaza]

You have some free time so why don’t you check out some of the recreation opportunities on campus including sand volleyball, can jam, disc golf and cornhole. This a great way to make new friends, burn off some energy and stress. In case of inclement weather this event will be cancelled.

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
   Walk Your Class Schedule/Classroom Tours

[Hasty Plaza]

Grab your class schedule and join the Orientation Leaders to tour the campus on last time before classes begin!

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
   Haven/Alcohol Edu Completion

[Lawson 207 and 204]

If you haven’t already completed the Haven and AlcoholEdu online courses this is your opportunity to do so.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
   Dinner

[Gordy Center]

Grab some dinner in the Gordy Center and take this opportunity to meet other students.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
   Free Time, Get Settled, Relax, and Explore Campus

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
   Campus Rec Activity (Trail Hike)

[Trailhead Kiosk]

Join Reinhardt Outdoors for a hike on the University Trails.

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
   Res Hall Meetings (Required for Residential Students)

[Various Locations]

Mandatory meeting for residential students. Students will meet with the other students living on their hall and their Resident Assistants (RA) to get an overview of the policies and guidelines that create a positive living and learning environment. Locations will be posted in their residence halls.

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
   Late Night Breakfast

[Gordy Center]

On the eve of the first day of classes, when everyone’s last-minute unpacking is drawing to a close, join us for Late Night Breakfast. People talk, hangout, listen to music and a smorgasbord of breakfast foods served by professors, administrators, staff and coaches.