Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome (WOW) is full of programs and events for all new students - residential and commuter - which takes place five days prior to the start of classes. WOW is an extension of the summer orientation program, offering opportunities for learning, fun and gaining some more Yellow Jacket Spirit!

Week of Welcome 2015 - August 19-23

Wednesday, August 19
Move-in Day for New Students

10 AM - 1 PM

Move-In
your residence hall

Afternoon

Various programs will take place in the afternoon for different groups of students. Details are being finalized.

6:45-7:45 PM

First-Year Student Color Group Reunion Cookout
Strosacker West Lawn

8 PM

Weekend of Welcome Kick-Off
(required for all new students)
Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Recreation Center

9 PM

Late Night Event
Carmel Lawn

Thursday, August 20

11:30 AM – 1 PM

Work Study Fair
Lobby of Strosacker Hall

1- 2 PM

First-Year Experience (FYE) Class Meetings
(required for all new students)
Meet faculty for your FYE course; check your BW email for locations

2:30-3:30 PM

Meet in Your School
(required for all new students)
Meet faculty in the school of your major; check your BW email for locations

4-5:30 PM

Sex Signals Round 1
John Patrick Theatre in the Kleist Center for Art & Drama
(required for all new students)
This session is for:
ALL STUDENTS with Last Name A-K
ALL new Men's & Women's Soccer
ALL new Cross Country
ALL new Volleyball

5-7 PM

Commuter Activity Board (CAB) Cookout
Heritage Hall Courtyard (outside Commuter Lounge)

6:30-8 PM

Sex Signals Round 2
John Patrick Theatre in the Kleist Center for Art & Drama
(required for all new students)
This session is for:
ALL STUDENTS with Last Name L-Z
ALL new Football

9:30 PM

Hypnotist
John Patrick Theatre in the Kleist Center for Art & Drama
Sponsored by Campus Entertainment Productions

Friday, August 21

Optional Placement Exams
8:30-10:30 AM

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 AM - 1 PM

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

11 AM - 1 PM

Foreign Language Placement Exam

1-2 PM

Meet Your Advisor
(mandatory for all new students
Check your BW email for your specific meeting location

2:15 PM

Class of 2018 Photo
Carmel Lawn

2:30-3:30 PM

Convocation
You official welcome from BW faculty
(mandatory for all new students

3:30-4:15 PM

Convocation Reception
East Grand Street Walkway (between Carmel and the Welcome Center)

5-6:30 PM

You, Me, & Diversity Round 1
John Patrick Theatre in the Kleist Center for Art & Drama
(required for all new students)
This session is for:
ALL STUDENTS with Last Name A-K
ALL new Men's & Women's Soccer
ALL new Cross Country
ALL new Volleyball

7-8:30 PM

You, Me, & Diversity Round 2
John Patrick Theatre in the Kleist Center for Art & Drama
(required for all new students)
This session is for:
ALL STUDENTS with Last Name L-Z
ALL new Football

5-7:30 PM

Luau Dinner – Must have the ticket from your Booklet! Strosacke West Lawn
(DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 5 PM)

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.

9:30 PM

Bonfire at the Circle of Warmth
Sponsored by Residence Life

Saturday, August 22

10 AM - 12 PM

Breakout Sessions

10:00am - 10:30am
Recreation and Intramurals - Sandstone 3-Union Lower Level (only offered at this time)
Religious/Spiritual Life at BW - Sandstone 2-Union Lower Level (only offered at this time)
Come learn about ways to continue to nurture your spirituality during your college years!
Tips, practices, and information about student groups on campus will be offered.
Allies -Sandstone 1-Union Lower Level
An informational session about Allies, the Gay-Straight Alliance on campus and about the resources we have available to LGBTQA students and their allies.
Fraternity and Sorority Life - Grindstone Room-Union Main Level
For any student that wants to learn more about what it is like to be a part of the BW Fraternity and Sorority Community.

10:30am - 11:30am
Self-Defense- Sandstone 1-Union Lower Level
“Don’t Be A Victim”! Sexual assaults happen on college campuses too.
According to the centers for disease control 1 out of 5 students will be sexually assaulted while at college.
Join us for a FUN, interactive, hands on program that will leave you with skill sets to help you from being a victim of sexua assault & confidently feeling empowered!!

10:45am - 11:15am
Allies - Sandstone 1-Union Lower Level
An informational session about Allies, the Gay-Straight Alliance on campus and about the resources we have available to LGBTQA students and their allies.
Sustainability Seminar - Sandstone 2-Union Lower Level
Join three Baldwin Wallace University Sustainability Majors as they take you through a day in the life of a typical day at BW focusing on how YOU can help make our campus more environmentally friendly. Discover hidden ways to save money and save waste!
Student Government - Sandstone 3-Union Lower Level
You could be the voice of the student body.
Learn about how to become a student senator and gain leadership skills at the same time!

11:30am - 12:00pm(NOON)
Multicultural Student Services - Sandstone 1-Union Lower Level (only offered at this time)
Learn about ways to be involved in Multicultural programs and organizations.
Fraternity and Sorority Life - Grindstone Room-Union Main Level
For any student  that wants to learn more about what it is like to be a part of the BW Fraternity
and Sorority Community.
Sustainability Seminar - Sandstone 2-Union Lower Level
Join three Baldwin Wallace University Sustainability Majors as they take you through a day
in the life of a typical day at BW focusing on how YOU can help make our campus more
environmentally friendly. Discover hidden ways to save money and save waste!
Student Government - Sandstone 3-Union Lower Level
You could be the voice of the student body.
Learn about how to become a student senator and gain leadership skills at the same time!

1:30-3:30 PM

Inflatables and Ice Cream
North Quad

4-5 PM

Fraternity & Sorority Life Meet & Greet
West Lawn of Strosacker Hall

7-9 PM

Involvement Fair
Strosacker Hall

10:30 PM - 1 AM

Luau Dance
Sponsored by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
Student Activities Center (SAC)

Sunday, August 23

11 AM

Non-Denominational Church Service
Chapel

11 AM

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

11 AM 2:30 PM

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.

9-11 PM

Mandatory Floor/Building Meetings for Residential Students
Your Residence Hall

Contact Us

(440) 826-2356
orientat@bw.edu