Welcome Week

Office of Student Activities

 August 24 - 30, 2013


Join us for 2013 Welcome Week. Each day is packed with events and activities that allow you to laugh, learn, and connect with others. 



Saturday, August 24

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
First-Year and Second-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.

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
St. John's UCC 'South of the Border' Picnic
Outside McReynolds Hall
Take a break from unpacking boxes and join us for our annual Taco/Nacho Bar sponsored by St. John’s United Church of Christ.

7:30 p.m.
First-Year Residence Hall Floor Meeting
See your RA for location
Connect with members of your floor and learn about the procedures of the hall. *Required for First-Year Students Residential Students ONLY

8:00 p.m.
Welcome to DC Kick-Off
Schomburg Auditorium
Meet the leaders that will help you through the week and beyond and learn about all the opportunities ahead of you!
*Required for First-Year Students

8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Late Nite at DC!
Serrick Campus Center
Late Nite at DC! will provide you an opportunity to meet members of the freshmen class, play fun games, and relax all night. There will be everything from games and giveaways, trivia and crafts, also featuring a caricature artist. Free food and drinks will be provided.
*Open to All-Students, Required for First-Year Students



Sunday, August 25

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Paint Party
Serrick Lawn
Start the new week with a bang as you are a human canvas. Wear a light colored shirt you don’t mind getting dirty as we provide you with powder paint, music, and fun.

4:00 p.m. 1st and 2nd Floor McReynolds Students
5:00 p.m. 3rd Floor, Commuters, Whitney First-Year Students
Ice Cream Social at President’s Home
Meet your orientation leader in the lobby.
All first-year students are cordially invited to attend an ice cream social at the President’s home.
*Required Event for First-Year Students



Monday, August 26

9:00 a.m.
First-Year Seminar Meeting
Schomburg Auditorium
All first-year students will meet in Schomburg Auditorium to discuss first-year seminar followed by fall convocation.
*Required Event for First-Year Students

11:00 a.m.
Weaner Gym
Celebrate the beginning of the year followed by an outdoor bbq on the Alumni Lawn. *Required for First-Year Students

5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Back to School Bingo
Serrick Dining Hall
Bring your friends for a day of fun, food, and great prizes that will give you all the supplies needed for a successful year. New games begin every 15 minutes.



Tuesday, August 27

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Free Slushies
Serrick Dining Hall
Cool off with a free treat courtesy of our Welcome Week Committee.

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Music Program Informational Session
Schauffler 117
Learn more about the music programs at DC and how you can get involved throughout the year.

9:30 p.m.
Sex Signals
Schomburg Auditorium
Blending a unique combination of improvisational comedy, education, and audience participation, “Sex Signals” provides a provocative, in-your-face look at issues surrounding dating, sex, and date rape on college campuses.
*Required for First-Year Students



Wednesday, August 28

4:00-8:00 p.m.
Cash Cab
Departs from Serrick Center Front Doors (Facing the Library)
Test your knowledge as you get a free ride back to campus and have a chance to win great prizes, munch money and more!



Thursday, August 29

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Part-Time Job Fair
Serrick Campus Center
This job fair is open to all students and will provide an opportunity for you to interact and learn more about local business and restaurant employment.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Office of Intercultural Relations Dinner and Dessert
Hubbard Banquet Room
Join the Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR) in a dinner-style informational that will provide you with all the programs and functions of the office. Presentations by organizations within OIR will provide any additional information students may need. Giveaways will happen throughout the night!

9:30 p.m.
Comedian Michael Harrison
Schomburg Auditorium
Utilizing a clever, honest, and outrageous style, it is easy to see why Michael Harrison has been making audiences laugh everywhere he goes. Michael has his own televised comedy special on the Comedy Network and has been on NBC and TBS. Charming, likeable, and hysterically funny, Michael is one act you don’t want to miss.



Friday, August 30

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Student Life Dance
Serrick Dining Hall-Serrick Campus Center
Relax and celebrate completing your first week of school at the Student Life Dance. Free drinks, both alcoholic (limited to 3) and non-alcoholic, will be served along with a night of food, music, and dancing.


Contact Information

Nicole Buccalo
Director of Student Activities & Leadership

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