INTERFACE

It Starts Here...

INTERFACE is our Freshman and Transfer Orientation that takes place during the first week of school. It begins on move-in day and continues throughout the week. This is one of the greatest ways to start your FHU experience.

New students are placed into a certain group led by two upperclassmen (one male, one female). These leaders are in charge of a 12-15 member group for the whole week, making sure the students are transitioning nicely.

Each day and night new students participate in activities to help make the transition into college easier. The typical events that take place during INTERFACE week include...

  • the INTERFACE Olympics
  • Canoeing on the Buffalo River
  • a night out in Jackson
  • Dinner at Faculty/Staff homes
  • a Carnival in the Commons
  • and service projects 

 

INTERFACE 2017 August 19 - 26

 

 SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

8am - 4pm

                            

CHECK IN - Brewer Sports Center Lobby

All students check in with admissions in the Sports center Lobby before moving in to your dorm.

8am - 4pm

OPERATION HELPING HANDS - Residence Halls

the university faculty, staff, Interface Team, Student Alumni Association, UPC, SGA, and CDT loo forward to helping you move into your dorm.

10am - 2pm

 

FHU101 & West TN 101

Learn about FHU and its resources on the Sports Center walking track upstairs.

11am - 1:30pm

 

Lunch for everyone - Sports Center Aux Gym

New students and their families are welcome to come eat lunch in Sports Center Aux Gym prepared by faculty and staff.

5pm - 6:30pm

 

SUPPER - Gano Dining Hall

Bring your student ID

6:30pm

 

OPENING CEREMONIES - Loyd Auditorium

The Interface Team will begin the orientation week with a ceremony introducing the team and highlighting some of the week’s events.

7:00pm

 

MEET YOUR INTERFACE GROUP - Loyd Auditorium

Get to know your leaders and other members of your group. It will be the start of long-lasting friendships.

7:30pm

INTERFACE ACTIVITIES

7:30pm

 

Groups A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1 - Crews lobby

Groups C2, C3, C4, D1, D2, D3, D4, E1, E2 - Sports Center Aux

Groups E3, E4, F1, F2, F3, F4, G1, G2, G4 - Gano Dining Hall

8pm

 

Groups A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1 – Gano Dining Hall
 
Groups C2, C3, C4, D1, D2, D3, D4, E1, E2 – Crews lobby

Groups E3, E4, F1, F2, F3, F4, G1, G2, G3, G4 – Sports Center Aux

8:30pm

 

Groups A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1 – Sports Center Aux

Groups C2, C3, C4, D1, D2, D3, D4, E1, E2 – Gano Dining Hall

Groups E3, E4, F1, F2, F3, F4, G1, G2, G3, G4 – Crews lobby

9:00pm

CAMPUS-WIDE DEVO - Commons (if raining then Old Chapel Hall) 

10:00pm

 

DORM MUSTERS - your dorm lobby

Go to your dorm lobbies for instructions on dorm life.

12:30am

 

Curfew - Dorms

All students should be in their dorms by this time.

  

 

 SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

Morning               

CHURCH

Group #’s 1 & 2 will be going to Henderson church of Christ (starts at 9am)

Group #’s 3 & 4 will be going to Estes church of Christ (starts at 9:30am)

11am - 1pm

Lunch - Gano Dining Hall

1pm

SIESTA – your dorm

Head to your dorm for a well deserved nap. You need your strength for Olympics and our upcoming week of fun.

5pm

SUPPER - Gano Dining Hall

Bring your student ID

6pm

CHURCH - Mid-South Youth Camp

6:30pm

MID-SOUTH OLYMPICS @ Mid-South Youth Camp

Join the Interface team for field day fun and games like slip-n-slide and much more! Wear something you don’t mind getting dirty or wet. Bring a towel as well.

Don't over pack your vehicle. Do not ride in back of trucks. Carpool as much as possible.

Wear the following colors:

RED – All #1 groups

BLUE – All #2 groups

GREEN – All #3 groups

BLACK – All #4 groups

 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 21

7am                     

Breakfast - Gano Dining Hall

Bring your ID

8am till 2pm

Chorale and University Singers Tryouts Sign-up

If you are interested in trying out for Chorale there will be a table in BK Lobby outside of Ayers auditorium to sign up for a tryout. Tryouts will be today. 

9am

“Laws of the Jungle” in Loyd Auditorium – Groups #1

Come hear from the Student Services, Security, Counseling, and Advancement Offices.

9am

NEW STUDENT 101 – Ayers Auditorium – Groups #2

Websites vitally important for your first year - Blackboard, myfhu.edu, and fhu.edu

10am

“Laws of the Jungle” in Loyd Auditorium – Groups #2

Come hear from the Student Services, Security, Counseling, and Advancement Offices.

10am

NEW STUDENT 101 – Ayers Auditorium – Groups #1

Websites vitally important for your first year - Blackboard, myfhu.edu, and fhu.edu

11am till 1pm

LUNCH - Gano Dining Hall

1pm

“Laws of the Jungle” in Loyd Auditorium – Groups #3

Come hear from the Student Services, Security, Counseling, and Advancement Offices.

1pm

NEW STUDENT 101 – Ayers Auditorium – Groups #4

Websites vitally important for your first year - Blackboard, myfhu.edu, and fhu.edu

2pm

“Laws of the Jungle” in Loyd Auditorium – Groups #4

Come hear from the Student Services, Security, Counseling, and Advancement Offices.

2pm

NEW STUDENT 101 – Ayers Auditorium – Groups #3

Websites vitally important for your first year - Blackboard, myfhu.edu, and fhu.edu

2pm

SKYZONE in JACKSON, TN – Groups # 1

Skyzone is an indoor family entertainment center that features numerous connected trampolines.

3:30pm

SKYZONE in JACKSON, TN – Groups # 2

Skyzone is an indoor family entertainment center that features numerous connected trampolines.

5pm - 7pm

DINNER - Gano Dining Hall

7:30pm

SKYZONE in JACKSON, TN – Groups # 3

Skyzone is an indoor family entertainment center that features numerous connected trampolines.

8pm

SKYZONE in JACKSON, TN – Groups # 4

Skyzone is an indoor family entertainment center that features numerous connected trampolines.

10:30pm

CAMPUS-WIDE DEVO – Commons

 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

7am                     

Breakfast - Gano Dining Hall

Bring your ID

7:30am

BUFFALO RIVER TRIP - Sports Center parking lot

We will travel the great metropolis of Flatwoods, TN to start our journey down the mighty Buffalo river (mighty is a bit of an exaggeration). 

5pm - 6:30pm

Dinner - Gano Dining Hall

10:30pm

CAMPUS-WIDE DEVO – Commons

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

7:30am                

Classes begin

10:30am

Tolling of the Bell - Loyd Auditorium

Ringing in the new academic year with the Tolling of the Bell. New students wear church-type clothes and will sit in the center section.

Evening

 Church

10pm

Clayton Chapel Singing – Loyd Auditorium

It’s always a great start to the semester when a few hundred students get together to sing praises to our God.

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24

6pm                     

DINNER IN FACULTY/STAFF HOMES

You will visit the home of one of our wonderful faculty or staff members for supper.

10:30pm

CAMPUS-WIDE DEVO – Commons

11pm

Interface Leader meeting – Crews

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

7pm                     

Campus movie – Guardians of the Galaxy 2

10pm

Campus movie – Guardians of the Galaxy 2

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

TBA                     

UPC CARNIVAL in the Common

7pm

Campus movie – Guardians of the Galaxy 2

10pm

Campus movie – Guardians of the Galaxy 2

 

 

Who Organizes Interface?

The great thing about INTERFACE is that it is student-run. Which means our student body is excited about the arrival of new friends and faces on our campus. They plan and execute the activities as well as serve as mentors and friends to the new student class.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost for INTERFACE. It is free to incoming students. 

When does it start?

INTERFACE starts the day you move into your dorm.  That gives new students four days to get adjusted, meet new people, and learn how to get around and function on our campus.