Welcome Week

Office of Student Activities

August 18 - August 26, 2017

Join us for Welcome Week.  Each day is packed with events and activities that allow you to laugh, learn, and connect with others.  Please note that ALL events are required for first-year students regardless of commuter/residence status and sport affiliation, unless otherwise noted. 

Friday, August 18

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

First-Year Student Move-In

Residence Halls

Leave the heavy lifting to us.  Move-in crew members will be available throughout the day to help transfer all your gear into your residence hall room.

4:00 p.m.

Commuter Student Panel
McCann Lounge
Connect with other students who are going to be commuting to campus and learn about what we have available for our commuters.
*Required for First-Year Commuter Students ONLY

8:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Floor Meetings
See your RA for location

Connect with members of your floor and learn about the procedures of the hall. 
*Required for First-Year Residential Students ONLY

8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Student Activities & CAB Carnival
Residence Hall Quad
*Open to All-Students

Saturday, August 19

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Sexual Assault Awareness Workshops
Serrick Campus Center
We’ll be having talk-back sessions about Sexual Assault Prevention and give you the opportunity to ask questions, learn about campus procedure, and know your right and responsibility as a student and citizen.
*Required for ALL First-Year Students

1:00 p.m.
Football Scrimmage 
Coressel Stadium

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.
*Open to All-Students

Sunday, August 20

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Diversity Training
Schomburg Auditorium/Hubbard Banquet Room
Students will participate in activities designed to teach students about the multicultural environment of a college campus.  Students will work together to gain perspective and understanding about the experiences of students who are different from themselves. 
*Required for ALL First-Year Students

President's Tea 
President's House - Business Attire Required
3:30 p.m.  Commuters
3:45 p.m.  McReynolds 1st East Residents
4:00 p.m.  McReynolds 1st South Residents
4:15 p.m.  McReynolds 2nd North Residents
4:30 p.m.  McReynolds 2nd East Residents
4:45 p.m.  McReynolds 2nd South Residents
5:00 p.m.  McReynolds 3rd East Residents
5:15 p.m.  McReynolds 3rd South Residents
*Required for ALL First-Year Students

6:00 p.m. 
Beach Volleyball/Campfire 
Residence Hall Quad
*Open to All-Students

Monday, August 21

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Campus Safety Procedures
Schomburg Auditorium
*Required for ALL First-Year Students

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Schomburg Auditorium
*Required for ALL First-Year Students

Campus-wide Picnic following Matriculation/Convocation
Serrick Quad
*Required for ALL First-Year Students

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
FYE Scavenger Hunt 
*Required for ALL First-Year Students

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Solar Eclipse Viewing
*Open to All-Students

9:00 p.m.
Eric Dittelman: The Mind-Reader

Schomburg Auditorium 
*Open to All-Students

Tuesday, August 22

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
David Coleman: Making Students Matter (Faculty and Staff)
Schomburg Auditorium
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
David Coleman: Making Relationships Matter
Schomburg Auditorium 
*Required for ALL First-Year Students

Wednesday, August 23

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
McMaster School for Advancing Humanity
Pilgrim Library, SWEET 102
Need a Quick bite, stop down and get your FREE COOKIE anytime throughout the day

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Building Meeting: McReynolds Hall
Schomburg Auditorium

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Building Meeting: Whitney Hall, Jacket Suites, Grand Ave. Apartments
Schomburg Auditorium

*Required for ALL Residential Students

Thursday, August 24

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
Coffee with a Cop
McCann Lounge
*Open to All-Students

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Nacho Ordinary Student Success Services
Pilgrim Library
Nachos will be provided
*Open to All-Students

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Student Life Open House
McCann Lounge
*Open to All-Students

Friday, August 25

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Student Life Open Mic Night/Karaoke
Hubbard Hall/Hive

*Open to All-Students

Saturday, August 26

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Drive-in Movie
Residence Hall Quad
*Open to All-Students


Jake Arnold
Director of Student Activities & Leadership

Phone: 419-783-2388
Email: jarnold@defiance.edu