Five students leaning on an inflatable edge of an obstacle course, watching and laughing towards the middle of it off camera. Numerous students mingle in the background out of focus.
 

Welcome Week

August 23 - September 2, 2019

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Friday, August 23

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Residence Hall Move-in

4:00 p.m.
Commuter Student Panel
McCann Lounge
*First-year commuter students ONLY. Attendance required.

8:00 p.m.
Floor Meetings
*Attendance required for all first-year students.

8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
 
Campus-wide Carnival
Residence Hall Quad

Large group of students gathered around an inflatable ring in which a student is riding on a spinning, mechanical shark.

Saturday, August 24

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sexual Assault Prevention Workshops
Serrick Center
*Attendance required.

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Casino Night
Whitney Hall Lobby
Students can spend the night playing black jack, poker, craps, spinning the roulette wheel, or hanging out in the BINGO room. Everyone is welcome. Your favorite faculty and staff members are on hand to deal out more than grades tonight.


Sunday, August 25

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Community Standards
Schomburg/Hubbard Banquet Room
*Attendance required for McReynolds residents only.

DC president mingling with students and shaking hands.

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
President's Welcome Reception
Serrick Lobby

*Attendance is required, and students should plan to dress up for this event.
3:30  Commuters and McReynolds First North

3:45 McReynolds First East
4:00 McReynolds First South
4:15 McReynolds 2nd North
4:30 McReynolds 2nd East
4:45 McReynolds 2nd South
5:00 McReynolds 3rd East
5:15 McReynolds 3rd North and any new students in Whitney, Jacket Suites and Grand Ave.

6:00 p.m.
Beach Volleyball/Campfire
Residence Hall Quad


Monday, August 26

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Campus Safety Procedures
*Attendance required.

11:00 a.m.
Matriculation/Convocation
Schomburg Auditorium
Watch livestream!

*Attendance required.

12:00 p.m.
Campus-wide Picnic
Serrick Quad
*Attendance required for all first-year students.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
First Year Experience Class and Swarm Scavenger Hunt
*Attendance required for all first-year students.

3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Movie Night
Northtowne Mall Theater

Three students eating ice cream and smiling at the camera

Tuesday, August 27

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Griot B: Teaching History Through Music
Schomburg Auditorium
*Attendance required for all first-year students.


Wednesday, August 28

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Whitney, Jacket Suites, Grand Ave Building Meeting
Schomburg Auditorium
*Attendance required.


Thursday, August 29

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Coffee with a Cop
McCann Lounge

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Office of Intercultural Relations Open House
Hubbard Banquet Room

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Kristen Merlin: Musician
Schomburg Auditorium
*Attendance required for all first-year students.


Friday, August 30

8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Open Mic Night/Karaoke
McCann Lounge


13 students gathered around a giant, red, inflatable chair and smiling at the camera

Saturday, August 31

DC Football Scrimmage/Tailgating
Coressel Stadium

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Putt-Putt Golf/Go-Carts/Laser Tag


Sunday, September 1

Toledo Zoo


Monday, September 2

8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Drive-in Movie
Residence Hall Quad

11 students standing in a line, posing and smiling for the camera

CONTACT

Mercedes Clay
Assistant Dean of Students
Director of Intercultural Relations
419-783-2362
mclay@defiance.edu