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 2018  (August 18 - 25)

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

8:00am - 3:00pm

CHECK-IN - Brewer Sports Center Lobby

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

8:00am - 4:00pm

OPERATION HELPING HANDS - Residence Halls 

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

10:00am - 2:00pm

FHU101 & West TN 101

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

11:00am - 1:00pm

LUNCH - Commons

New students and their families are welcome to come eat lunch in the Commons area outside prepared by faculty and staff.

5:00pm - 6:30pm

DINNER - Gano Dinning 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 - TBA

 

9:00pm

CAMPUS-WIDE DEVO - Commons

If raining outside, the devotional will be held in 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 19 

Morning 

CHURCH

Group #'s 1 & 2 will be going to Henderson church of Christ (starts at 9:00am)

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

11:00am - 1:00pm

LUNCH - Gano Dining Hall

1:00pm

SIESTA - your dorm

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

5:00pm

DINNER - Gano Dining Hall

Bing your ID

6:00pm

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.

Wear the following colors:

RED - All #1 groups

BLUE - All #2 groups

GREEN - All #3 groups

BLACK - All #4 groups

 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

8:00am - 2:00pm

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.

9:00am

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE SESSION

"How Not To Get Kicked Out"

"How To Afford"

"How To Earn Your Degree"

"How To Make Friends, Influence People, & Go To Heaven"

   

1:00am - 1:00pm

LUNCH - Gano Dining Hall

   

2:00pm

SKYZONE - Jackson, TN - Groups #1

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

3:30pm

SKYZONE - Jackson, TN - Groups #2

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

5:00pm - 6:30pm

DINNER - Gano Dining Hall

   

6:00pm

SKYZONE - Jackson, TN - Groups #3

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

7:30pm

SKYZONE - Jackson, TN - Groups #4

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

10:30pm

CAMPUS-WIDE DEVO - Commons

 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

7:30am

BUFFALO RIVER TRIP - Sports Center parking lot

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

5:00pm - 6:300pm

DINNER - Gano Dining Hall

   

8:30pm

ALL GROUPS MEET - location TBD

   

10:30pm

CAMPUS-WIDE DEVO - Commons

   
 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

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

   

10:00pm

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 23

 6:00pm

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

   

11:00pm

INTERFACE LEADER MEETING - Crews

   
 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

7:00pm & 10:00pm

CAMPUS MOVIE - TBA

   
 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

TBA

UPC ACTIVITY

   

7:00pm & 10:00pm

CAMPUS MOVIE - TBA

 



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.