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Welcome Week Events 2016

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Event Descriptions

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Saturday, August 27th:

Family BBQ
Sat., Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Campus Green

All entering students and their family members are encouraged to "refuel BBQ style" after check-in and before families depart.


Commuter Students Check-In (Park at Beck Place)
Sat., Aug. 27, 1:00 p.m., Donnelly Atrium

All entering commuter students will pick up their information packet at this time.


Transfer Commuter Check-in & Meet Your Mentor
Sat., Aug. 27, 1:00 p.m., Donnelly Atrium

Colin McCann, Associate Director of First Year Programs & Leadership Development, will introduce new transfers to the Mentor Program and to the opportunity to participate in Transfer Time. 


All Commuter Students Meet Your Mentor
Sat., Aug. 27, 2:00 p.m., SC 3101       

At Marist, commuters will quickly find that they have a home away from home. Colin McCann, Associate Director of First Year Programs & Leadership Development, will explain the scope of commuter programs and services.


The Nuts and Bolts of Being a Marist Student - MANDATORY FOR TRANSFERS ONLY
Sat., Aug. 27, 2:30 p.m., Nelly Goletti Theatre

This important session will introduce transfers to the "real deal." Learn what life is like at Marist from current students. All new transfers are required to attend.                


Families Depart By This Time. Student Program Begins
Sat., Aug. 27, 3:30 p.m.

All family members are asked to leave campus at or before 3:30 p.m. so that their students can begin participating in their official welcome.


New Student Welcome
Sat., Aug. 27, 4:00 p.m., McCann Center Grey Gym

An annual tradition, the New Student Welcome is the moment entering students have worked so hard to achieve, as this is where the incoming class assembles together for the first time. This event is hosted by Student Affairs, the President's Office, the Student Government Association, and Academic Affairs. Enjoy this first opportunity to meet your classmates, faculty and other members of the Marist Community. All first year students are expected to attend.                 


Class of 2020 Picture
Sat., Aug. 27, 4:45 p.m., Tenney Stadium

Join your fellow members of the Class of 2020 to take a class photo on the field in Tenney Stadium. Walk together as a class from the New Student Welcome to the field. Make sure to wear the red Class of 2020 t-shirt provided to you on move-in day!              


Floor & Hall Meetings
Sat., Aug. 27, 7:00 p.m., Your Assigned Residence Hall

All resident students ARE REQUIRED, by law, to attend a floor/hall/residence meeting before their first overnight on campus. Students will meet the professional and para-professional staff who will be building community in their residence hall.


Resident Transfer Student Hall Meeting
Sat., Aug. 27, 8:00 p.m., SC 3101

All resident students ARE REQUIRED, by law, to attend a floor/hall/residence meeting before their first overnight on campus. Resident transfer students will meet the professional and para-professional staff who will be building community in their residence hall.


SPC Comedian: Gina Brillon - SOCIAL EVENT
Sat., Aug. 27, 9:00 p.m., Nelly Goletti Theatre

Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, ‘Pacifically Speaking,' was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and debuted on NuvoTV in Fall 2014. She has a featured role in Gabriel Iglesias’ theatrical film, The Fluffy Movie. She’s made appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live, The View, and is the first Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase. She was selected to be part of Montreal’s Just For Laughs New Faces Showcase. Gina sells more tickets as a headliner within the Improv Comedy Club chain than any new artist. Gina is also an accomplished singer, published writer, and poet, her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News among others.


Sunday, August 28th:

Honors Program Meeting
Sun., Aug. 28, 9:00 a.m., SC 3105

This event is for program participants and by invitation only. This meeting will conclude prior to the mandatory morning sessions.


Sun., Aug. 28, 10:45 a.m., SC 3104 - 3105

Knowing your faculty is one of the first keys to success in college. This mandatory faculty session is loaded with tips and strategies for continued academic success.


Transfer Tools of The Trade - MANDATORY FOR TRANSFERS ONLY
Sun., Aug. 28, 11:15 a.m., SC 3104 - 3105

Transfer Students will have the opportunity to connect with other transfers and various student leaders who will serve as your mentors and guides. This is also an opportunity to connect with the Marist Community to learn about opportunities, resources, and traditions that will help you maximize your experience. In addition, current students who transferred to Marist will discuss what it takes to be successful at Marist. Expand your tool box with knowledge just for transfers and learn from the experience of these successful student leaders.  


Transfer Student Lunch & Learn - MANDATORY FOR TRANSFERS ONLY
Sun., Aug. 28, 11:45 a.m., Cabaret

Transfer students are new to the Marist Community, but not to the college experience. This special "Lunch & Learn" opportunity is designed to welcome and introduce you to other transfer students while providing you with the information that you need to know as you make this important transition.


Beyond the Classroom - MANDATORY STICKER (Wear Your Welcome Week T-Shirts all day Sunday)
Sun., Aug. 28, 10:15 a.m., Grey Gym

In these sessions, new students will learn about college life outside the classroom. Representatives from various support areas will present information that will help participants maximize their Marist experience. Offices speaking: Academic Learning Center, Career Services, Center for Advising and Academic Services, Center for Multicultural Affairs, Health and Wellness Center, Information Technology, International Programs and the Library.

All first year students are required to attend.


Red Fox Rumble (Wear Your Welcome Week T-Shirts)
Sun., Aug. 28, 3:30 p.m., Tenney Stadium

One of the most popular and memorable Welcome Week events, the Red Fox Rumble allows students to meet and compete by residence and commuter designation. You don't have to be super athletic…but you DO need to put on the t-shirt you got during move-in with pride and prepare to have fun!


Peer Mentor Welcome Reception (Registered Program Participants Only)
Sun., Aug. 28, 6:00 p.m., Nelly Goletti Theatre

Students who registered for this fall's Peer Mentor Program will have a chance to meet their peer mentors as well as other students in the program. An optional tour of Marist's academic buildings will be given to all interested participants.


SPC Block Party and FIREWORKS
Sun., Aug. 28, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Campus Green

A special Marist tradition, the entire community gathers to celebrate your arrival with a breathtaking display over the Hudson. Do not miss this event!


Monday, August 29th:

Pizza & Wings Tasting - SOCIAL EVENT - No Entry Without Passport
Mon., Aug. 29, 7:00 p.m., 3105

Your Passport is your entrance to a slice of Italy! Some would say you can judge a neighborhood by the quality of its pizza, and both on and off campus, Marist students are not disappointed. Enjoy some sample slices from a variety of local pizzerias that promise to deliver on flavor and to your door!


SPC Outdoor Movie: Captain America: Civil War- SOCIAL EVENT
Mon., Aug. 29, 9:00 p.m., Campus Green

Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.


Tuesday, August 30th:

In It Together: Faces of America - SOCIAL EVENT
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Affairs

Tues., Aug. 30, 6:00 p.m., SC 3105

Faces of America: The Fluid Generation is a moving and thought-provoking one-person production that examines the social justice issues the upcoming "fluid" generation will be challenged to address.


Three available times: Tues., Aug. 30. at 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., OR 9:00 p.m. Nelly Goletti Theatre

"What you don't know CAN hurt you," but what you do know can be of tremendous help. This important session will introduce students to our community values and expectations along with the many services and opportunities that the Office of Student Conduct provides for students. After, your red-shirted OLs will make a return for another theatrical moment to leave you with something to talk - and think - about. All incoming students are required to attend.

Please note that this session is being offered at three different times; students are required to attend only one of the times offered.


Wednesday, August 31st:

Meet the Dean & Faculty in Your School - MANDATORY FOR ALL INCOMING STUDENTS
See times below

Get to know your faculty and the offerings in the various disciplines as you discover who is sitting next to you in class. This mandatory session is consistently rated as one of the most valuable aspects of Welcome Week.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Undeclared Cabaret
Liberal Arts Fontaine 3rd Floor,
Henry Hudson Room
Management Nelly Goletti Theatre
Social & Behavioral Sciences Fusco Recital Hall
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Communication and Media Arts    Nelly Goletti Theatre
*Art & Digital Media Steel Plant Studios
*Fashion Donnelly 225
*Media Studies & Prod. SC 3101
Computer Science and Math Cabaret
Science Fusco Recital Hall


Job Fair for College Work Study
Wed., Aug. 31, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Campus Green             

This event is for entering first-year work-study eligible students only. The purpose is to help students eligible for work study determine which placements are best suited to their interests and skills.


NCAA Meeting
Weds., Aug. 31, 7:00 p.m., Nelly Goletti Theatre

All first-year athletes are required to attend this important meeting.


SPC Social: Petting Zoo
Weds., Aug. 31., 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., Champagnat Breezeway

Stop by the Champagnat Breezeway for the petting zoo and hang out with cute creatures! There will be pigs, rabbits, lambs, and more.


Thursday, September 1st:

A Common Read Conversation - SOCIAL EVENT
Thurs., Sept. 1, 7:00 p.m., SC 3105

So, you've taken the time to read this year's Common Read, "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates" by Wes Moore, now what? Join the Office of First Year Programs as we help begin the campus conversation surrounding this common read and host a brief and informal discussion of the book. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


SPC Social: Welcome Back Bingo - SOCIAL EVENT
Thurs., Sept. 1, 9:00 p.m., Cabaret

There is no better way to say welcome back than with a game of BINGO. This fun-filled event will give you a chance to walk away with a major Bingo prize. 


Friday, September 2nd:

Activities Fair
Fri., Sept. 2, 3:00-6:00 p.m., Campus Green

You've got to attend the Activities Fair, which takes place the first Friday of the semester. This fun and informative event introduces students to all of Marist's clubs and organizations, which fall under the following Advisory Councils:

Co-curricular Production/Performance
Greek Social/Service
Sports Honorary/Professional
Government/Classes Awareness

This festive outdoor event brings everyone together to provide students a chance to meet club representatives, learn more about how to stay involved and enjoy a wonderful afternoon on the green. Our students consistently list the Activities Fair as one of the most helpful Welcome Week events, so you won't want to miss it!


Passport Drawing
See times below

This is it! The moment you all have been waiting for. This is the time when your Passport can become your ticket to a fabulous prize from one of the offices at Marist. Will you win a semester's worth of books? Tea with President Yellen? A Marist sweatshirt? Completely fill out all of your information and collect 7 stamps on your Passport, turn it in on Friday, September 2 at 7:00 pm in SC 3105 and find out if you'll be a lucky winner.  Passport winners will be announced at 7:15 pm.          


Fox Den After Dark
Fri., Sept. 2, 7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., SC, 3rd Floor

Join SGA for the first Red Fox Den of the semester with the theme of "The Fox Lives Within Us." Take part in karaoke, bingo, and dancing while enjoying some great food.


SPC Social: Hynotist Tom DeLuca
Fri., Sept. 2, 9:00 p.m., Nelly Goletti Theatre

Tom DeLuca’s college comedy hypnosis show is the #1 event on college campuses — that’s why he was voted the National College Entertainer of The Year, 4 times! Students flock to Tom’s performances every year because he makes them laugh, feel good, and gets them to express themselves in unique and hilarious ways. It’s a great way to share an experience you’ll be talking about for weeks to come!

Make sure to pick up your FREE ticket at the Student Activities Office in SC 3115. 


Welcome Week Updates

Some locations for Welcome Week events and activities are subject to change. To stay up-to-date with any potential changes, The Office of First Year Programs recommends following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook. We will post schedule changes on those accounts.


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