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
As with all of our activities this semester, we want to stay safe. We will ask you to wear a mask and social distance in many events this week. We hope everyone understands that we are trying to emphasize the importance of everyone’s health on and off campus while still providing that great FHU student experience. We hope you enjoy Interface and welcome home!
- The Interface Team
By Appointment Only
CHECK-IN - Parking lot by tennis courts
All students check in before moving into your dorm
OPERATION HELPING HANDS - Residence Halls
The student groups Interface and CDT look forward to helping you move into your dorm.
INTERFACE GROUPS meet in Commons - please bring mask and FHU ID
Interface groups will meet for supper and church.
All new students come to the Commons area. If you know your Interface group, the Interface leaders will be holding up a sign with your Interface group letter and number (ex. - A4, B2, G1). If you don’t know your group, no worries. Interface Coordinators will be in the commons to help you find your group.
CHURCH - Henderson Church of Christ, please wear a mask
Interface groups will attend church then spend some time together getting to know one another.
By appointment only
All students check in before moving into your dorm.
GROUPS 1 and 4 meet for SUPPER - Gano Dining Hall, bring your FHU ID, please bring a mask
Interface groups will meet for supper. All new students come to the Commons area. If you know your Interface group, the Interface leaders will be holding up a sign with your Interface group letter and number (ex. - A4, B2, G1). If you don’t know your group, no worries. Interface Coordinators will be in the commons to help you find your group.
GROUPS 2 and 3 meet for SUPPER - Gano Dining Hall, bring your FHU ID, please bring a mask
OPENING CEREMONIES - Loyd Auditorium, please bring a mask
The Interface Team will begin the orientation week with a ceremony introducing the team and highlighting some of the week’s events. All new students attend.
INTERFACE ACTIVITIES – spread out across campus, please bring a mask
CAMPUS-WIDE DEVO – Commons (if raining then Loyd), please bring mask
All students should be in their dorms by this time.
BUFFALO RIVER TRIP - GROUPS 1 and 3 - Leave from Sports Center parking lot, bring mask for the drive
We will travel to Waynesboro, TN to start our journey down the mighty Buffalo river (mighty is a bit of an exaggeration). Please bring a mask and towel. Do not plan to take your phone, wallet or keys on the river. You will lose them. They can either be locked up in your vehicle, or we can keep them in the facility at the river
BUFFALO RIVER TRIP - GROUPS 2 and 4 - Leave from Sports Center parking lot, bring a mask for the drive
We will travel to Waynesboro, TN to start our journey down the mighty Buffalo river (mighty is a bit of an exaggeration). Please bring a mask and towel. Do not plan to take your phone wallet, or keys on the river. You will lose them. They can either be locked up in your vehicle, or we can keep them in the facility at the river.
SUPPER - Groups 1 and 3, bring a mask
SUPPER - Groups 2 and 4, bring a mask
HANG-OUT - in the Commons
Food, drinks, music, can jam, corn hole, spike ball, and video games. Bring blankets, bag chairs, or just come hang out in the Commons.
DEVO - Commons, please bring a mask
10:00am - 1:00pm
BRUNCH - in Gano
FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE SESSION - Loyd Auditorium, please bring a mask
Learn several things about FHU including “How Not To Get Kicked Out”, “How To Afford”, “How To Earn Your Degree”
SUPPER - Gano Dining Hall, bring your FHU ID, please being a mask
JACKSON NIGHT OUT - Jackson, TN, please bring a mask
Go with your Interface group to check out the great town of Jackson TN! You will learn such things as "Where is the Walmart?" or "How do I get to Chic-FilA?" or "What is the Columns?". Jackson is a common hang our for FHU students.
CHURCH - Group 1 and 2 will be going to Henderson Church of Christ (starts at 11:00am), bring a mask
LUNCH - Groups 3 and 4 will be going to lunch, bring a mask
LUNCH - Groups 1 and 2 will be going to lunch, bring a mask
CHURCH - Groups 3 and 4 will be going to Estes Church of Christ (starts at 1:00pm), bring a mask
LION WALK - Belltower Ceremony in the Commons, please bring a mask
All new students get introduced to the campus. New students arrive at Loyd Auditorium at 8:00pm then will go out together to the Commons. There will be activities in the commons afterwards.
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.
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