There's No Place Like Home: Welcome Weekend 2016


Thursday, August 25

RESIDENT STUDENTS ONLY
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Join the Roster

Residence Hall Check-In
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Starting Lineup
Family Photo Booth
Watkins Hall Lobby

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Meet Your Teammates*
Residence Hall Meet and Greet
Residence Hall Floor

RESIDENT AND COMMUTER STUDENTS
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Get in the Game*
Welcome Weekend Check-In
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
There's No Place Like Home*
Welcome Weekend Opening Session
University Quadrangle

5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Play Ball!*
Picnic and Games
University Quadrangle

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

8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Running the Bases*
Commuter Meeting & Scavenger Hunt
Perry Theatre

9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Extra Innings
Nighttime Social
Spartan Spot

 

Friday, August 26

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

9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
President's Session*
University Quadrangle

10:10 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
2016 CIRP Freshman Survey*
Various Locations

11:00 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game*
Rotating Sessions and Lunch
Various Locations

2:20 p.m.-3:20 p.m.
Batting Practice*
Faculty led discussion
Various Classrooms

3:30 p.m.-4:20 p.m.
Meet Your MVP's*
Meet Your Faculty Receptions
Various Locations

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

6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Race to the Pennant*
Team Building Activity
Thornton Gymnasium

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
7th Inning Stretch
Evening Social
Spartan Spot

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

Saturday, August 27

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

9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
Step Up to the Plate*
Supporting Your Success and Each Other! Part 2: Keeping Alcohol Use Safe
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

11:00 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
Load the Bases*
Rotating Sessions and Lunch
Various Locations

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

3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Swing Away*
Students select sessions based on their interests
Various Locations

4:55 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Welcome to the Big Leagues*
Concluding Session
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

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

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

10:00 p.m.
On Deck
Wacky Chad - Stunt Comedian
Crimi Auditorium, Institute for Collaboration

 

Sunday, August 28

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.
Road Trip
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.
Welcome Celebration Dinner
Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Bottom of the 9th 
Movie on the Quad: “Captain America: Civil War”
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, contact the Office of Student Activities at 630-844-3823 or bskierki@aurora.edu.