Freshman Welcome Weekend 2014: Capture the Moment


Thursday, August 21

RESIDENT STUDENTS ONLY
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Set Up Your Studio
Residence Hall Check-In
Crimi Atrium, Institute for Collaboration

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Let’s Take a Selfie
Family Photo Booth
Watkins Hall Lobby

3:00-3:30 p.m.
Meet the Crew*
Residence Hall Meet and Greet
Residence Hall Floor

RESIDENT AND COMMUTER STUDENTS
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Find Your Filter*
Welcome Weekend Check-In*
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

4:00-5:30 p.m.
Capture the Moment*
Welcome Weekend Opening Session
University Quadrangle

5:30-8:00 p.m.
Zoom Into Fun!*
Picnic and Games
University Quadrangle

8:30-9:30 p.m.
First Floor Meeting*
Residence Hall Floor

8:30-9:30 p.m.
Spartan Snapshots*
Commuter Meeting & Scavenger Hunt
Perry Theatre

9:30-11:00 p.m.
Develop New Friendships
Nighttime Social
Spartan Spot

Friday, August 22

7:30-9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Student Dining Hall

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Remarks for the Day*
University Quadrangle

10:30-10:50 a.m.
Focus on the Basics*
Meeting with Peer Advisors
Various Classrooms

11:00 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
Gaining New Perspectives*
Rotating Sessions and Lunch
Various Locations

2:20-3:20 p.m.
Succeeding in the Classroom*
Faculty led discussion
Various Classrooms

3:30-4:20 p.m.
Academic Receptions*
Various Locations

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Student Dining Hall

6:30-8:00 p.m.
Capture the Campus*
Team Building Activity
Thornton Gymnasium

8:00-10:00 p.m.
Picture the Fun!
Evening Social
Spartan Spot

10:00-11:00 p.m.
Laugh in a Flash!
Comedy Sportz Improv
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

Saturday, August 23

7:30-9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Student Dining Hall

9:30-10:00 a.m.
How to Succeed in College: The Real Truth*
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

10:10-10:50 a.m.
Select Your Vantage Point*
Staff led discussion on Discovering What Matters and Building Your Life Around It
Various Locations

11:00 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
Highlighting Resources*
Rotating Sessions and Lunch
Various Locations

2:20-2:50 p.m.
Looking Through the Lens*
Final Meeting with Peer Advisors
Various Classrooms

3:15-4:45 p.m.
Choose Your Own Backdrop*
Students select sessions based on their interests
Various Locations

4:55-5:15 p.m.
Unveiling AU’s Newest Photographers*
Concluding Session
Crimi Auditorium

5:15-7:00 p.m.
Dinner
Student Dining Hall

7:00-9:30 p.m.
#Instafun!
Evening Social Sponsored by BSU (Black Student Union) & LASO (Latin American Student Organization)
University Banquet Hall

10:00 p.m.
Candid Comedy
Comedian: Erik Rivera
Crimi Auditorium

Sunday, August 24

10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Brunch
Student Dining Hall

Noon-4:00 p.m.
Shop for Props
Shuttles to Orchard Grove North Shopping Center
(Target, Best Buy, MC Sports, Dollar Tree, Discovery, JC Penney)
Bus departs from the Spartan Spot

4:30-7:00 p.m.
Dinner
Student Dining Hall

5:00 p.m.
Welcome Gathering for Christian Students
Snacks will be provided
Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action

8:00-10:00 p.m.
Film Reel
Movie on the Quad: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
University Quadrangle (Thornton Gymnasium in case of rain)

*Required Activity

All freshman resident and commuter students are required to attend. For more information about Welcome Weekend, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 630-844-3823 or email bskierki@aurora.edu.