New Student Orientation

 

Weekend of Welcome

Weekend of Welcome (W.O.W.) is full of programs and events for ALL new students, residential and commuter, which take place the weekend prior to the start of classes.  It's an extension of the Summer Orientation program, offering opportunities for learning, fun and gaining some more "Yellow Jacket Spirit"!

Weekend of Welcome 2014 - August 21-24

Move-in Day for NEW students - August 21, 2014

THURSDAY

10:00AM – 1:00PM            Move-In/New Students              
                                        
Your Residence Hall

2:00PM                            Weekend of Welcome Kick-Off
                                        *Mandatory for New Students 

                                        Ursprung Gymnasium/
                                        Lou Higgins Center

2:30PM                            Class of 2018 Photo                                        
                                        Carmel Lawn

3:30PM – 5:00PM             Sex Signals Round 1
                                        
John Patrick Theatre/Kleist Center for Art & Drama
                                     
   *Mandatory for New Students 
                                        Last Name A-K
                                        ALL new Conservatory students
                                        ALL new Men's & Women's Soccer
                                        ALL new Cross Country

                                        ALL new Volleyball   

4:30PM – 6:30PM             Commuter Activity Board Cookout         
                                        Heritage Hall Courtyard (Outside Commuter Lounge)

6:30PM – 8:00PM             Sex Signals Round 2                                       
                                        John Patrick Theatre/Kleist Center for Art & Drama
                                     
   *Mandatory for New Students 
                                        Last Name L-Z
                                        ALL new Football

9:30PM                             Hypnotist
                                        Sponsored by Campus Entertainment Productions
                                        John Patrick Theatre/Kleist Center for Art & Drama

FRIDAY

Optional Placement Exams:

8:30AM – 10:30AM            English Placement Exam
                                        Marting Hall Room 209
                                        Students may choose to take this exam if they want to challenge their                                         current English Placement. If you want to try to move from ENG 111 to                                         ENG 131, OR try to get exempt from ENG 131 (which is not common).                                          This is not a required exam.

9:00AM – 1:00PM              Math Placement Exam
                                       
 More information will be available by August 1.

11:00AM – 1:00PM             Foreign Language Placement Exam

11:30AM – 1:00PM             Work Study Fair
                                         Lobby/Strosacker Hall

1:00PM – 2:00PM               Meet Your Advisor
                                         Check your email for your specific meeting location!

2:15PM                              Students Gather on Carmel Lawn for Convocation

2:30PM – 3:30PM               Convocation - The official welcome from Faculty.

3:30PM – 4:00PM               Convocation Reception
                                          East Grand Street Walkway (between Carmel and the Welcome Center)

4:30PM – 6:00PM               You, Me, & Diversity Round 1
                                         John Patrick Theatre/Kleist Center for Art & Drama
                                       
   *Mandatory for New Students 
                                         Last Name A-K
                                          ALL new Men's & Women's Soccer
                                          ALL new Cross Country

                                          ALL new Volleyball   

6:30PM – 8:00PM               You, Me, & Diversity Round 2
                                         John Patrick Theatre/Kleist Center for Art & Drama
                                       
   *Mandatory for New Students 
                                         Last Name A-K
                                         ALL new Conservatory students
                                          ALL new Men's & Women's Soccer
                                          ALL new Cross Country

                                          ALL new Volleyball   

5:00PM – 7:00PM               Luau Dinner – Must have the ticket from your Booklet!
                                          West Lawn – next to the Union
                                          DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 5:00PM
                                          If you are going to the FIRST Diversity Session, please go to the Luau
                                          Dinner AFTER your session.  If you are going to the SECOND Diversity
                                          Session, please go to the Luau Dinner BEFORE your session. 
                                          THANK YOU!!!

9:30PM                              Bonfire at the Circle of Warmth
                                          Sponsored by Residence Life

SATURDAY

10:00AM – 12:00PM           Breakout Sessions – Specific sessions being finalized

1:30PM – 3:30PM              Inflatables and Ice Cream
                                        North Quad

4:00PM – 5:00PM              Fraternity & Sorority Life Meet & Greet
                                        West Lawn of Strosacker Hall

5:00PM – 6:00PM              First-Year student Color Group Reunion
                                        Ballroom/Strosacker Hall

7:00PM – 9:00PM             Involvement Fair
                                        Strosacker Hall

10:30PM - 1:00AM            Luau Dance
                                        Sponsored by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
                                        Student Activities Center (SAC)

SUNDAY

11:00AM                           Non-Denominational Church Service
                                        Chapel

11:00AM                           Newman Catholic Mass
                                        Newman House backyard
                                        (located on Center Street – across from Ernsthausen Hall)
                                        Rain Site: Sandstone 3 (Lower Level of Strosacker Hall)

11:00AM – 2:30PM            Class Schedule Tours
                                        Table, Strosacker Hall Lobby
                                        Interested in finding out where all of your classes are located?  Or maybe                                         the best routes around campus?  Our Orientation Leaders are available to                                         help.  Stop by for a guided tour.

9:00pm – 11:00pm           Mandatory Floor/Building Meetings for Residential Students 
                                        Your Residence Hall

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