For The Record: Welcome Weekend 2017


Thursday, August 24

RESIDENT STUDENTS ONLY
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Make Your Soundtrack

Residence Hall Check-In
Crimi Auditorium

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
World's Biggest Fans
Family Photo Booth
Outside Watkins/Watkins Lobby

2:30 p.m.-3 p.m.
Meet the Band*
Floor Hall Meet & Greet
Residence Hall Floor

RESIDENT AND COMMUTER STUDENTS
3-4 p.m.
Start the Music*
Welcome Weekend Check-In
Crimi Auditorium

4-4:20 p.m.
For the Record: Welcome Weekend Opening Session*
Welcome Weekend Opening Session
University Quadrangle (Thornton Gymnasium in case of rain)

4:30-5:30 p.m.
First Peer Advisor Meeting*
Review Schedule/Icebreakers

5:30-8 p.m.
Drop the Beat*
Picnic and Games
University Quadrangle (Thornton Gymnasium/ University Banquet Hall in case of rain)

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

8:30-9:30 p.m.
Get in the Groove*
Commuter Meeting & Scavenger Hunt
Crimi Auditorium

9:30-11 p.m.
Backstage Passes
Nighttime Social
University Banquet Hall and Spartan Spot

 

Friday, August 25

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

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

10:10-11:10 a.m.
VIP Passes*
Meet-Your-Faculty Receptions
Various Locations (see individual schedules)

11:10 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
Rock Out*
Rotating Sessions and Lunch

2:10-2:30 p.m.
Split Up Into Groups
University Quadrangle

2:20-3:20 p.m.

Testing 1...2...3*
IDS Faculty-led discussion
Various Locations (see individual schedules)

3:30-4:20 p.m.
Jam Session*
Icebreakers
University Quadrangle

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Dinner
University Quadrangle (tent)

6:30-8 p.m.
Find Your Tune*
Team Building Activity
Thornton Gymnasium

8-9 p.m.
BREAK

9-10 p.m.
Stage Presence
Comedy Sportz Improv
Crimi Auditorium

 

Saturday, August 26

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

9:30-10:50 a.m.
Soundcheck*
Supporting Your Success and Each Other! Part 2: Keeping Alcohol Use Safe
Various Locations (see individual schedules)

11 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
Learn the Chords*
Rotating Sessions and Lunch

2:20-2:50 p.m.
Rap it Up*
Final Meeting with Peer Advisors
Various Locations (see individual schedules)

2:50-3:15 p.m.
Splitting Up Into Groups
University Quadrangle

3:15-3:55 p.m. & 4:05-4:45 p.m.
Jukebox Selections*
Students select sessions based on their interests 

4:55-5:15 p.m.
Mic Drop*
University Quadrangle (Thornton Gymnasium in case of rain)

5:15-7 p.m.
Dinner
Student Dining Hall
University Quadrangle (tent)

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

10 p.m.
Movie: Side A
Guardians of the Galaxy
Perry Theatre

 

Sunday, August 27

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

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

Noon-4 p.m.
Road Trip
Shuttles to Orchard Grove North Shopping Center
Bus departs from outside the Spartan Spot

5-7 p.m.
Dinner
Student Dining Hall

8-10 p.m.
Awesome Mix Volume 2 
Movie on the Quad: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
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 cdekok@aurora.edu.