TECHCONNECT Dates & Schedule

TECHConnect is the 4-day orientation program for incoming freshmen which will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 through Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  Click on the dates below to view the schedule and see more details about the orientation program!

Check out this Day 1 "At-A-Glance" schedule for an overview of Saturday's Activities

We will be using the ATU NOW app to access schedule information during orientation. Go ahead and download the app now from your app store to view detailed scheduled for TECHConnect Orientation. 

If you're living on campus, your TECHConnect Experience will begin with the Move-In Event. Check your ATU email account, or visit the Move-in Event website for more information about the Move-in time for your specific residence hall. 

  • 7:00 am-2:00 pm    Move-in Event
  • 8:00 am-3:30 pm    Orientation Check-in at Young Ballroom
  • 2:00-2:30 pm           Student Check-in for Freshmen Convocation 1 
  • 2:30-3:15 pm           Freshmen Convocation 1
  • 3:30-4:00 pm           Student Check-in for Freshmen Convocation 2 
  • 4:00-4:45 pm           Freshmen Convocation 2
  • 5:00-6:00 pm           Dinner at Chambers Dining Hall
  • 6:00-7:00 pm           Residence Hall Floor Meeting
  • 7:00-8:00 pm           ThinkFast Game Show!
  • 8:00-10:00 pm         Tech the Night Away

Students enrolled in the following colleges will attend Freshmen Convocation 1

  • College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • College of Natural and Health Science

Students enrolled in the following colleges will attend Freshmen Convocation 2

  • College of Arts & Humanities
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • Undeclared and eTech Students

Click here for a PDF version of this schedule

* All TECHConnect programming and sessions are mandatory unless otherwise noted

 As a commuter student, your TECHConnect Experience will begin with Orientation check-in and Freshmen Connvocation. Check out the schedule below to see what time you should head to campus.

  • 8:00 am-3:30 pm    Orientation Check-in at Young Ballroom
  • 2:00-2:30 pm           Student Check-in for Freshmen Convocation 1 
  • 2:30-3:15 pm           Freshmen Convocation 1
  • 3:30-4:00 pm           Student Check-in for Freshmen Convocation 2 
  • 4:00-4:45 pm           Freshmen Convocation 2
  • 5:00-6:00 pm           Commuter Student Welcome
  • 6:00-7:00 pm           Dinner at Chambers Dining Hall
  • 7:00-8:00 pm           ThinkFast Game Show!
  • 8:00-10:00 pm         Tech the NIght Away

Students enrolled in the following colleges will attend Freshmen Convocation 1

  • College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • College of Natural and Health Science

Students enrolled in the following colleges will attend Freshmen Convocation 2

  • College of Arts & Humanities
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • Undeclared and eTech Students 

Click here for a PDF version of this schedule

* All TECHConnect programming and sessions are mandatory unless otherwise noted

Optional Morning Activities

  • 8:00-10:00 am-Grab and Go Breakfast 
  • 8:00 am-1:00 pm- Attend a local church service with your fellow classmates. 
  • 8:00 am-1:00 pm- TECHPrep
  • 9:00-10:00 am
    • 5K Fun Run through downtown Russellville
    • 2.23 mile walk through downtown Russellville (to celebrate the Class of 2023!)
    • Outdoor Yoga Class 
  • 10:30 am- 1:00 pm- Brunch in Chambers Dinning Hall

Required Programming

  • 1:30-2:00 pm     Orientation Check-in
  • 2:00-3:15 pm      Playfair
  • 3:15-3:45 pm      Welcome Session
  • 4:00-5:00 pm      Small Group Session #1
  • 5:00-8:00 pm      Dinner and Service Project
  • 8:00-9:00 pm      TECHBreak
  • 9:00 pm               Hypnotist
 * All TECHConnect programming and sessions are mandatory unless otherwise noted

Your schedule for today is based on the Track that you've been assigned. Check your nametag, that you received Saturday at check-in, to discover your track. Orientation activities begin at 8:00 am and will run through dinner time (6:00 pm).

Major activities for today include:

  • Small group session with your Orientation Leader
  • Information sessions on involvement opportunities, staying healthy while in college, and finding your classes
  • Campus-wide Involvement Fair with over 100 tables, free food and lots of prizes

Dowload the ATU NOW app to view detailed track schedules for today.

* All TECHConnect programming and sessions are mandatory unless otherwise noted

Your schedule for today is based on the Track that you've been assigned. Check your nametag, that you received Saturday at check-in, to discover your track.  Orientation activities begin at 8:00 am and will run through dinner time (6:00 pm).

Major activities for today include:

  • Small group session with your Orientation Leader
  • Information sessions on campus resources, a part-time/on-campus job fair, and a meeting with your academic college
  • Party on the Pavement featuring:  Food Trucks, Greek Life Mix and Mingle, Dive into Diversity, Student Activities Board,  and much, much more! 

Dowload the ATU NOW app to view detailed track schedules for today.

* All TECHConnect programming and sessions are mandatory unless otherwise noted