Arrival Dates and Information

August 11: Dining Service Student Employees

  • Check in time: Tuesday, August 11, 2020, from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
  • Check in location: Student Life Office (located in the Nettleton Center).  Here you will obtain your housing assignment and room keys so that you can move into your dorm room. Dining Service student employees will complete the remainder of their registration on August 13.
  • Dining Service Orientation begins on August 11 at 1:00 PM, with an optional light lunch served from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM.
  • Additional arrival details for Dining Service student employees will be communicated through email beginning on or around July 1, and any questions can be directed to the Director of Dining Services (food@faith.edu or 515.975.0533).

August 13: All Fall Athletes

Students interested in participating in women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, or cross country are required to attend tryout week (August 13-22). Please visit our athletic’s website here for specific requirements, information, and details.

  • Registration time:  Thursday, August 13, 2020, scheduled to start at 2:00 PM.
  • Check in location:  Nettleton Center. Here you will  complete your registration process and pick up your housing assignment before moving into your dorm room.
  • Student Athletes are required to attend the All Athletes Meeting on August 13 at 6:00 PM.
  • Athletes should be available each day between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM during tryout week for practices/tryout sessions. Specific sport schedules will be distributed at the meeting on August 13. 
  • Athletic Fee: If you are selected to a sports team, a $130 athletic fee will be billed to your account. This fee will be added to your school bill on August 24 unless other arrangements are made.

August 17: SA Officers, Class Officers, & Room Leaders

  • Arrival: Student Leaders are to arrive on campus on August 17. Please see below for the scheduled meeting times for each group of student leaders.  
  • Student leaders not already on campus due to Dining Services employment or fall sports tryouts are to communicate with Student Life in advance regarding your expected arrival time and to arrange to pick up your dorm assignment and room keys.  
  • SA Officers are to arrive by 11:30 AM for a meeting at noon on August 17.  
  • Class Officers are to arrive by 12:30 PM for a meeting at 1:00 PM on August 17.
  • Room Leaders are to arrive by 7:30 PM for a meeting at 8:00 PM on August 17.
  • ALL Student Leaders will meet together on Tuesday, August 18, at 9:00 AM.

August 18: All New Students (First Time Freshman or Transfer Students)

  • Registration time: Tuesday, August 18, from 1:00-3:30 PM.
  • Check in location: Nettleton Center. Here you will complete your registration and pick up your housing assignment so that you can move into your dorm room.
  • The first orientation session starts on August 18 at 6:45 PM.
  • Check out our full New Student Information page for full details.

August 21: All Returning or Re-Entry Students

  • Registration time:  Friday, August 21, from 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Check in location: Nettleton Center. Here you will complete your registration and pick up your housing assignment so that you can move into your dorm room. 
  • Required Orientation Session:  Friday, August 21, at 2:30 PM
  • Check out the Student Orientation Canvas course for more details.

Orientation Schedules & Information

Dress for arrival and orientation is casual, which is jeans and t-shirts. No shorts or sweats, please. 

Helpful Parent Information

Parents are welcome and encouraged to join your first-time student for orientation.  Special sessions have been designated for parents Tuesday night and Wednesday morning (August 18-19) that are practical and helpful as you assist your student transition to college.  If desired, parents may stay through the remainder of Orientation. However, no specific parent sessions are offered after Wednesday morning. 

  • What to Wear: Dress for arrival and orientation is casual, which is jeans and t-shirts. No shorts or sweats, please. 
  • Meals: Complimentary meals will be provided for parents and families of new students during orientation. Please see the parent schedule for which meals this applies to.
  • Area Hotels (Request the Faith Baptist Bible College room block when making reservations): 
    • Sleep Inn & Suites, Ankeny
      (515) 964-5909
      $85 + tax per night; book by July 28 to secure this rate
    • Comfort Inn, Ankeny
      (515) 963-1100
      $89.99 + tax; book by July 18 to secure this rate
    • Quality Inn & Suites, Ankeny
      (515) 964-8202
      $99.99 + tax; book by August 1 to secure this rate
  • A greater selection of Ankeny hotels can be found here.  We encourage advanced reservations as availability during this time may be limited.  

Questions?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact either the Admissions Department or the Student Life Department.

Admissions Department                                                  Student Life Department

Call: 888.324.8448                                                             Call: 515.422.5651
Email: admissions@faith.edu                                             Email: studentlife@faith.edu