RSVP: Academy Orientation Fall 2021

Incoming, returning, and prospective Academy students and parents are invited to join us for orientation on Wednesday, August 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Orientation will take place on HBU’s campus. Students will get to know their classmates, participate in a mock discussion seminar, and hear from Academy alumni about their experience in the program. Parents are welcome to attend to hear from faculty and receive a tour of HBU’s museums. Important!  The deadline to register for Academy Student Orientation is MONDAY, AUGUST 9 if you want to order lunch.

For more information about the Academy orientation, please email theacademy@hbu.edu or give us a call: (281) 649-3661.

Academy Orientation Schedule

August 18, 2021 10:00 am-3:30 pm 

10:00-11:00 am:
(Students and Parents) Welcome and Introductions, Dillon II
11:00-11:30 am:
(Students) Student Games, Holcomb Lawn 

(Parents) “Praying for your Student” with Rev. Dr. Micah Snell, Dillon II
11:30 am-1:00 pm:
(Students and Parents) Lunch (provided*) and Academy Alumni Panel, Dillon II

1:00-1:30 pm:
(Students and Parents) “Why Read the Great Books?” with Dr. David Davis, Dillon II

1:30-3:00 pm:
**(Students) Socratic Discussions, Atwood I
(Parents) Optional Guided Tour of Dunham Bible Museum, McNair Hall
3:00-3:30 pm:
(Students and Parents) “HBU Honors College and The Academy” with Dr. Gary Hartenburg,
 Dillon II 

*Lunch will be provided for Academy students and their parents. Additional lunches can be purchased via the registration link.
**Students: Please read C.S. Lewis’s essay “The Poison of Subjectivism” before orientation. Print out and annotate the essay, and come ready to discuss!