Destination AU: Welcome Weekend 2015


Thursday, August 27

RESIDENT STUDENTS ONLY
Unpack Your Bags
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Residence Hall Check-In
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Pick up Your Passport Photo
Family Photo Booth
Watkins Hall Lobby

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

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

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Destination AU*
Welcome Weekend Opening Session
University Quadrangle

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

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

8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Let's Take a Tour*
Commuter Meeting & Scavenger Hunt
Perry Theatre

9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Wheels Up to Friendship
Nighttime Social
Spartan Spot

 

Friday, August 28

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

9:30 a.m.-9:50 a.m.
President's Session*
University Quadrangle

9:50 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
Vice President for Student Life's Session*
University Quadrangle

10:20 a.m.-10:50 p.m.
Tales of Discovery*
Student Panel Discussion
University Quadrangle

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

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

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

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

6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
A Trek Through AU*
Team building Activity
Thornton Gymnasium

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

10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Nonstop Laughter
Comedy Sportz Improv
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

Saturday, August 29

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

9:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Continue Your Expedition*
Meeting with Peer Advisors
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

10:10 a.m-10:50 a.m.
Alcohol and Relationships Part 2: Know Your Title IX Obligations*
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

11:00 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
Venture to New Trails*
Rotating Sessions and Lunch
Various Locations

2:20 p.m.-2:50 p.m.
Your Journey Awaits*
Final Meeting with Peer Advisors
Various Classrooms

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

4:55 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
You Are Now Free to Move About the Cabin*
Concluding Session
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

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

7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Success Stories Discovered
Student Panel & Evening Social Sponsored by BSU (Black Student Union) & LASO (Latin American Student Organization)
University Banquet Hall

10:00 p.m.
Fasten Your Seatbelts
Magician: Daniel Martin
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

 

Sunday, August 30

8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Breakfast
Student Dining Hall

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Student Dining Hall

12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Roundtrip Excursion Shuttles to Orchard Grove North Shopping Center
(Target, Best Buy, Dollar Tree, Discovery, JC Penney, Bath and Body Works

Bus departs from outside the STEM School Near the Wind Turbine)

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

5:00 p.m.
Sunday Night Supper
Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
In Flight Entertainment
Movie on the Quad: “Jurassic World”
University Quadrangle (Thornton Gymnasium in case of rain)

*Required Activity

All freshman resident and commuter students are required to attend.

Please check back for additional schedule information coming soon!

For more information about Welcome Weekend, contact the Office of Student Activities at 630-844-3823 or bskierki@aurora.edu.