Welcome Week

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Be prepared to start semesters off the Wright way by participating in our annual Welcome Week and the many events and activities it has to offer. This week will be packed with so many opportunities for new and returning student to learn about WSU, get involved and of course, HAVE FUN!!!

Welcome Week is full of departmental and student organization events and gives opportunities to meet and get to know students, faculty and staff. We will also be providing information booths, tours, and open houses and many other opportunities to learn what Wright State is all about, while celebrating the jump into semesters.

Welcome Week Events

 

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
First Year Move In 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Campus Residence Halls
Parents Reception
Sponsored by: Student Affairs
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Hangar
Mandatory Floor Meetings 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Woods, Honors & Hamilton Hall
Hooking Up is Easy
Sponsored by: SWAT
8:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Pit
Party in the Woods
Sponsored by: FSGC
10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The Woods

Friday, August 23, 2013
Beginning in Honors 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 116 Health Sciences
First Friday
Sponsored by: Enrollment Management
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Various Locations
President Cookout
Sponsored by: Enrollment Management
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. North Lawn
March Down to Convocation
Sponsored by: Enrollment Management
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Buses Depart from Student Union
Freshman Convocation
w/ Keynote Speaker Rocsi Diaz
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Nutter Center
Men's Soccer Game 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Rinzler Field
Catholic Ministry's Bonfire 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Catholic Campus Ministry Building
Do the U/Meet the Greeks
Sponsored by Student Activities (OSA)
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Student Union
Drive In Movie: Hangover 3
Sponsored by: SWAT
10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The Water Tower

Saturday, August 24, 2013
Returning WSU Student Move In 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Campus Communities
Wright Commitment Day of Service
Sponsored by: Student Activities (OSA)
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 5 Rivers Metro Parks
Honors Student Social 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Student Union Endeavor
Wright Commitment Reception (INVITE ONLY) 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Garden of the Senses
Rec Sports: Play Ultimate Frisbee 1:00 p.m. Front Intramural Fields
Rec Sports: Rugby Game 1:00 p.m. Front Intramural Fields
Comedy Show featuring Adam Newman & Amy Anderson
Sponsored by: UAB
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Apollo Room
Boogie on the Bricks
Sponsored by: RCA
9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The Quad
Walmart Bash 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Buses Leave from the Student Union

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Welcome Week Church Service
Sponsored by: Chi Alpha
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Garden of the Senses
Rec Sports Mud Volleyball 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Volleyball Courts
Mandatory Floor Meetings 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All Residence Halls & Apartments
Meijer Welcome Party 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Meijer at 3822 Col. Glenn Hwy. Fairborn, OH

Monday, August 26, 2013
Welcome Week Info Tables Various Times Lot 4 Path & Between Rike and University Hall
Welcome Week Kickoff Picnic
Sponsored by: Student Activities (OSA)
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Student Union Atrium
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Welcome Week Info Tables Various Times Lot 4 Path & Between Rike and University Hall
Beta Phi Omega's Row-A-Thon Begins 12:00 p.m. (24 hours long) The Moat
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Welcome Week Info Tables Various Times Lot 4 Path & Between Rike and University Hall
GLBTQA Faculty & Staff Meet & Greet 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Student Union Cambiar Room (next to Union Market)
Counseling and Wellness Fair 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Apollo Room
Pie a Zeta and Sigma
Sponsored by: Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Quad
Beta Phi Omega's Row-A-Thon Ends 12:00 p.m. The Moat
Graduate Welcome Day
Sponsored by: Graduate Student Association
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Quad
IFC Open House 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Student Union Atrium
DIY TYE-DYE
Sponsored by: ROCK Campus Fellowship
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Quad
More than Words, the Color of Us
Sponsored by: Rainbow Alliance
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Student Union Atlantis Room
Ice-Cream Social/In His Presence Concert
Sponsored by: In His Presence
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Catholic Campus Ministry Building
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Service-Learning and Civic Engagement center Open House 4:00 p.m. 127 Allyn Hall
International Ice Cream Social
Sponsored by: International Friendships Incorporated
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. TBD
Cotton Candy Crosswalk Event 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Quad
Ice-Cream Social
Sponsored by: UAB
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Student Union Emerald Room
Cru Cookout
Sponsored by: Campus Crusade for Christ
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. North Lawn
Wilderness Medicine Cookout and Survival Stations
Sponsored by: Wilderness Medical Services Association
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Quad
Sorority Open House
Sponsored by: Panhellenic Council
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Student Union Atrium
Friday, August 30, 2013
Fall Fest
Sponsored by: UAB & OSA
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. North Lawn
Open Mic w/ Amanda Duncan
Sponsored by: SWAT
9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Outdoor Amphitheater (Bacon)
Saturday, August 31, 2013
IFC Recruitment Kickoff 2:00 p.m. The Village Pavilion
WSU Club Football Game 3:00 p.m. Rinzler Field
BSU Icebreaker 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Apollo Room
Sunday, September 1, 2013
3 vs. 3 Basketball
Sponsored by: Res Life
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Woods Basketball Court
Red Light, Green Light Competition 6:00 p.m. The Woods Clearing
Monday, September 2, 2013
Tailgating w/ Live Band Karaoke
Sponsored by: BSU, UAB, Campus Rec and SWAT
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Woods Basketball Court

Last Updated: August 22, 2013 at 9:40 A.M.

Mission Statement

Welcome Week assists Orientation in the successful transition of new and current students to the Wright State University through a week of intentional academic, social, and community-building activities, structures, and programs.

Objectives

  1. Provide a welcoming environment to new/transfer/current WSU Students
  2. Provide opportunities for WSU students to create long lasting relationships though intentional programming
  3. Educate New and Transfer students about the WSU campus culture
  4. Assist students in the transition into college life.
  5. Introduce new and current students about the rich history and pride of Wright State University