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2018 Extended Orientation Institute

November 16-18, 2018
University of Memphis

Institute Hosts:

Jessie Wortham Dickert
Sally Parish


The Extended Orientation Institute (EOI) is an opportunity for professionals and students throughout the nation to become educated about trends and best practices while engaging in current research within the field of extended orientation programming. In addition, come to network with colleagues and students, and further develop yourself as an expert in our field. With a blend of student and staff facilitated educational sessions, round-table discussions, and panel sessions, we know this institute has the potential to benefit many aspects of your program.

Key Deadlines 
August 21st    Registration Opens, Early Bird Rate Applys 
September 4th    Educational Session Proposals & Award Nomination Submissions Open 
September 19th    Regular Rate Begins 
October 17th    Late Rate  Begins / Last Day to Submit an Educational Session or Award Nomination
November 1st    Registration Closes 
EOI 2018 Rates

 Early Bird Rate Regular Rate Late Rate

8/21/2018 - 9/18/2018 9/19/2018 - 10/16/2018 10/17/2018 - 11/1/2018
Professional or Graduate Member $95 $120 $145
Undergraduate Student $60 $85 $110
Non-Member $230 $255 $280

Hotel Information



Holiday Inn - University of Memphis is conveniently located on the University of Memphis campus. The rate for EOI attendees is $139 per night.

To book your room, click here and enter group code NOD or call 901-678-8200.



EOI 2018 Schedule

Friday, November 16  
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Check-in & Campus Tours (optional)
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner (on your own)
7:00 p.m. Welcome & Opening Session
Saturday, November 17  
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Networking & Light Refreshments
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Breakout Session 1
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Breakout Session 2
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Breakout Session 3
12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch & General Session
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Breakout Session 4
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Roundtables - Professional, Grad, & Undergrad
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Swag Swap / Break
5:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. Regroup for Dinner Off-Site
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner & Evening Activity at Clayborn Temple (transportation provided)
7:30 p.m. Explore Memphis (on your own)
Sunday, November 18  
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Networking & Light Refreshments
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.  Breakout Session 5
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Closing General Session & Awards Ceremony
11:00 a.m. Grab & Go Lunch (optional)

Program Features
Presentation Types 

Traditional Presentations: 
Presenters have 50 minutes to present a topic to the audience. This could be done in a variety of formats. You can do a demonstration of an activity or practice, share results of your assessment, pass on best practices at your institution, or impart knowledge and resources to your audience through panel sessions. We would recommend a 40-minute presentation with 10 minutes of questions.

Roundtables: Presenters will have 50 minutes. In this format, we would encourage you to limit your verbal presentation to 15-20 minutes and assign 30-35 minutes for discussion and feedback. Presenters should also have prepared questions to encourage dialogue. The purpose for the discussion is to provide an opportunity for all involved to learn from and with those around the table. It is also a great way to network with peers and colleagues.

Click here for more details on educational session criteria. 


EOI Awards 
The 2017 EOI premiered the first ever EOI Awards! This component was introduced to acknowledge extended orientation professionals and programs whose work may go unrecognized when grouped with the national awards and/or traditional orientation programs and models. Schools, programs, and individuals can nominate themselves and nominate others in the extended orientation community. 

Excellence in Program Leadership Award

Outstanding Collaboration Award

Innovation in Extended Orientation Award

Submission Information:

  • Schools, programs, and individuals can nominate themselves or nominate others in the extended orientation community.
  • Nominators will be prompted to give the name and contact information for the program / individual nominated and information that supports the nomination.
  • All award essays should be 1,000 words or less.

Extended Orientation Highlights

This component celebrates the excellent work that extended orientation professionals and programs are doing on their campuses. A program or individual can submit an element of their extended orientation program that they feel they do very well to be featured to institute attendees through social media. If you are interested in having your programs be highlighted, please answer the question during your registration and a committee member will follow up with more information.


Past Extended Orientation Institutes 

Host: University of Georgia

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View Photo Album from EOI 2017


Host: Virginia Tech

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View Photo Album from EOI 2016


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