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 
                                        ALL STUDENTS with 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 
                                        ALL STUDENTS with 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

An email was sent to new students BW email on August 7th with complete information regarding this exam.

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 - MANDATORY for all new students!
                                       Check your email for your specific meeting location!

2:15PM                          Students Gather on Carmel Lawn for Convocation
                                       MANDATORY for all new students.

2:30PM – 3:30PM          Convocation - The official welcome from Faculty
                                       MANDATORY for all new students.

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 
                                       ALL STUDENTS with 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 
                                       ALL STUDENTS with Last Name L-Z
                                       ALL new Football

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 

10:00am - 10:30am - the following informational sessions are available:

  • Recreation & Intramurals - Sandstone 3/Lower Level - Strosacker Hall

  • Multicultural Student Services - Sandstone 2/Lower Level - Strosacker Hall

  • Religious/Spiritual Life at BW - Sandstone 1/Lower Level - Strosacker Hall

  • Student Government - Quarry Room/Lower Level - Strosacker Hall

     

10:45am - 11:15am - the following informational sessions are available:

  • Multicultural Student Services - Sandstone 2/Lower Level - Strosacker Hall

  • Fraternity & Sorority Life - Sandstone 3/Lower Level - Strosacker Hall

  • Allies - Sandstone 1/Lower Level - Strosacker Hall

  • Sustainability Seminar - Grindstone Room/Main Level-Strosacker Hall

     

11:30am - 12:00pm - the following informational sessions are available:

  • Fraternity & Sorority Life - Sandstone 3/Lower Level - Strosacker Hall

  • Allies - Sandstone 1/Lower Level - Strosacker Hall

  • Sustainability Seminar - Grindstone Room/Main Level-Strosacker Hall

  • Student Government - Quarry Room/Lower Level - Strosacker Hall

     

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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