Weekend of Welcome 2017

August 21-25: Week of Welcome (WOW) is a campus-wide set of programs and activities introducing first-year and transfer students to the BW experience.

Week of Welcome

Office of Student Life

(440) 826-2356, orientat@bw.edu

August 20-23, 2020

Week of Welcome (WOW) takes place prior to the start of classes. Sessions are designed to be a continuation of your summer orientation experience. You will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and fellow students as well as discover the many opportunities our campus has to offer. There are also plenty of social events to help you meet new people and have fun!

WOW is for all new (residential, commuters, first-year and transfer) students, and attendance at many of the sessions is required, so please plan on being on campus.

Guidebook

We will be using Guidebook, a mobile app, to provide your WOW schedule and allow you to register for various breakout sessions and recreational opportunities. You will need to download the app to your mobile device. This will be the best way to stay up to date with the schedule and happenings during WOW. Please go to your app store and download it today.

WOW Schedule

A complete schedule will be available through Guidebook, however here is a sneak peek:

Wednesday, August 19 (Residential Students Only)  First day of move-in for residential students. Students will come to the Union (Strosacker Hall) after move-in and will check in for WOW. BW Campus Recreation will provide some outdoor games to enjoy once you are unpacked and settled into your room.

Thursday, August 20 (Residential Students Only)  Second day of move-in for residential students. Students will come to the Union (Strosacker Hall) after move-in and will check in for WOW. BW Campus Recreation will provide some outdoor games to enjoy once you are unpacked and settled into your room. Small group meetings will begin at 3:30 p.m. for all residential students that have completed move-in.

Thursday, August 20 (All Students) – WOW kick-off and evening entertainment. The kick-off will be delivered virtually at 8 p.m.

Friday, August 21 (Commuter Students) – WOW check-in will take place in the Union (Strosacker Hall) from 8 - 9 a.m. (you can come anytime during this time frame).

Friday, August 21 (All Students) – Friday will focus on academics. All first year students and transfer students entering BW with less than 15 credit hours post high school, will meet on campus with their FYE class at 9:30 a.m. Transfer students entering BW with more than 15 credit hours post high school will start their day at 1 p.m. when groups move to Meet Your School and Meet Your Advisor presentations. The day will be rounded out with small group time and evening entertainment.

Saturday, August 22 (All Students) – Saturday will be filled with small group time, breakout sessions and campus recreation opportunities based on your interests. Be a Catalyst for Change, a mandatory bystander training for all students, will be presented in the afternoon. In addition, time will be provided for students to complete the required Get Inclusive online modules (COVID-19 and Voices for Change – alcohol and consent training). The day will end with a Luau Dinner presented by Dining Services and evening entertainment.

Sunday, August 23 (All Students) – Sunday will be filled with small group time, breakout sessions and campus recreation opportunities based on your interests. You, Me and Diversity, which is mandatory for all students, will be presented during the afternoon. Class schedule tours will be provided by the BW Orientation Leaders. In addition, time will be provided for students to complete the required Get Inclusive online modules (COVID-19 and Voices for Change – alcohol and consent training). Residential students will end the day with floor meetings.