Welcome Week

Welcome back students!

Welcome Week is your introduction to life at Eureka College. Beginning with Move-in Day on Saturday, August 23, the Residence Life staff and First Year Experience Leaders will help you get acquainted with Eureka College programs, with the campus, and with each other. Our Greek Life community will help unload your belongings will answer questions and assist wherever they can. Through a full schedule of academic, social, service and ceremonial activities, you will begin your life as a Eureka College student.


Saturday, August 23

  Event Details Location
9am–3pm Residence Hall Move-in Burgess Lawn
(Rain location: Cerf Center)
9am–Noon Business Office Open (Burrus Dickinson)
Financial Aid Office Open (Admissions & Financial Aid Building)
Student Programs & Services Office Open (Cerf Center)
9am–4pm Bookstore Open Cerf Center
Noon–1:30pm Lunch Dickinson Commons*
4–5pm Welcome Week Kick-Off
Join President J. David Arnold, Provost Dan Blankenship, and Dean of Students Brooke Campbell in welcoming our new students to campus. During this session you will learn how to get the “most” out of your Welcome Week experience.

Mandatory for all new residential students

Becker Auditorium, Cerf Center
5–6:00pm Dinner Dickinson Commons*
7–8:30pm Individual Floor Meetings
Mandatory for all new residential students
8:30–10pm BARNGA with Leadership Ambassadors
BARNGA is a classic simulation game that focuses on cultural clashes. Players learn how to reconcile differences and become more self-aware in order to avoid miscommunications.

Mandatory for all new residential students

Rinker Amphitheatre
(Rain location: Terrill)

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Sunday, August 24

  Event Details Location
8:30–9am Continental Breakfast Burgoo, Cerf Center*
9–10am Eureka College Community Worship Cerf Center
11am–Noon Athlete Orientation

Mandatory for all college athletes

Cerf Center
Noon–1pm Lunch Dickinson Commons*
Noon–12:15pm First-year commuter check-in

Mandatory for all first-year commuters (not transfer students)

Cerf Center
12:15–1pm Commuter Connection With FYE Leaders
Lunch will be provided by the Student Programs and Services Department

Mandatory for all first-year commuters (not transfer students)

Dickinson Commons
1–2pm Title IX

Mandatory for all first-years (not transfer students)

Cerf Center
2–3pm First-Year Seminar

Mandatory For All Students Enrolled In IDS 101 First-Year Seminar

Cerf Center
3:30–5pm Eat Your Heart Out
Directed By Anna Dabrowski, Senior Theatre Capstone Project
Pritchard Theatre
5–6pm Dinner Dickinson Commons*
6–6:45pm First-Generation Peer Mentor & Mentee Social

Mandatory for all first-year, first-generation students

Cerf Center
7–8:30pm Welcome Week featured speaker: Zohra Sarwari
“As she undertakes each of her roles in life, Zohra Sarwari invites you to change the way you live…one step at a time. She challenges you to alter the way you look at life…to see the great mystery of it all! today, Zohra is an established author, coach, entrepreneur, and speaker, sharing her inspiration and love of learning with those around her. As a public speaker and muslim life coach, Zohra focuses on helping people achieve their goals and working with individuals on resolving specific challenges within their lives.”

Sponsored By Campus Activities Board & First-Year Experience

Mandatory for all first-years (everyone welcome)

Cerf Center
8:30–10pm Pool Party
Sponsored by Greek Council
Reagan Center Pool

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Monday, August 25

  Event Details Location
8:30–9:30am Breakfast Dickinson Commons*
9–9:30am New Student Picture
Wear your Welcome Week 2014 shirt, comfortable clothes, and closed toed shoes.

Mandatory for all first-year, first-generation students

Rinker Amphitheatre
(Rain location: Becker Auditorium)
9:30am–Noon New Student Service Project
Wear your Welcome Week 2014 shirt, comfortable clothes, and closed toed shoes.

Mandatory for all students enrolled in IDS101 First-Year Seminar. New transfer students encouraged to attend.

Rinker Amphitheatre
(Rain location: Becker Auditorium)
Noon–1pm Lunch Dickinson Commons*
Noon–12:15pm Transfer Commuter Check-in

Mandatory for all transfer commuters

Cerf Center
12:15–1pm Transfer Connection with Leadership Ambassadors & Transfer Mentors
Lunch will be provided by the Student Programs and Services Department

Mandatory for all new transfers

Dickinson Commons
1–3pm Nuts & Bolts

Mandatory for all student organization and program presidents. Student organization advisors encouraged to attend

Cerf Center
1–1:30pm Melick Library Tour

Mandatory for all new transfer students

Melick Library
1:30–2pm Information Technology network registration

Mandatory for all new transfer students

Melick Library
2–3:30pm Loan Entrance Counseling and Marketing Survey

Mandatory for all new students receiving a loan

Cerf Center
3:30–5pm SAGE sustainability hike Cerf Center
5–6pm Dinner Dickinson Commons*
7–9pm Live music from DNK
Free lemonade shake-ups from Leadership Ambassadors
Sponsored by CAB
Ben Major quad
(Rain location: Becker Auditorium)
7:30–9pm Eat Your Heart Out
Directed By Anna Dabrowski, Senior Theatre Capstone Project
Pritchard Theatre
9–9:45pm FREE Milk & Cookies
Sponsored by CRU
Ben Major

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Tuesday, August 26

  Event Details Location
8:00–9:00am Breakfast Dickinson Commons*
9:00–10:00am Opening Convocation

Mandatory for all new and returning students

Rinker Outdoor Amphitheatre
(Rain Location: Cerf Center)
10:30–11:15am Sanders Hall Dedication Sanders Hall
11:30–12:45pm Welcome Picnic Lida’s Lawn
(Rain Location: Commons)*
11:30–12:45pm Student Activities Fair Lida’s Lawn
(Rain Location: Terrill Rooms)
1–1:30pm Academic Advising Overview

Mandatory for all first-years (not transfer students)

Cerf Center
1:30–3pm Meet your major advisor

Mandatory for all first-years (not transfer students)

Cerf Center
1:15–2pm Career Exploration and Resources

Mandatory for all new transfers

Cerf Center
2–2:45pm Title IX

Mandatory for all new transfers

Cerf Center
2:45–3:15pm Academic Advising Overview

Mandatory for all new transfers

Cerf Center
3:15–4:30pm Meet Your Faculty Advisor

Mandatory for all new transfers

Various Locations
5–6pm Dinner Dickinson Commons*
6–7:30pm Theatre Major, Minor, Scholars and Anyone Interested in EC Theatre

Mandatory for Theatre majors, minors, and scholars

Pritchard Theatre
7:30–8:15pm Inside Scoop with Student Senate

Ice Cream Social with members of Student Senate (Student Government)

Cerf Center
8:30–10:30pm Campus Activities Board Movie: The Avengers Cerf Center

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Wednesday, August 27

  Event Details Location
3–5pm Chorale Ensemble Auditions
First come, first served. Come alone or in pairs.

Mandatory for music engagement award recipients and all majors

Chapel
6–9pm Auditions Pritchard Theatre

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Thursday, August 28

  Event Details Location
11am–1pm Eureka Business Association Community Fair
Meet with local businesses to learn about Eureka area job and volunteer opportunities, places to worship, community organizations/services and retail/restaurant outlets.

Cerf Center
3–5pm Chorale Ensemble Auditions
First come, first served. Come alone or in pairs.

Mandatory for music engagement award recipients and all majors

Chapel

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Friday, August 29

  Event Details Location
3–5pm Chorale Ensemble Auditions
First come, first served. Come alone or in pairs.

Mandatory for music engagement award recipients and all majors

Chapel
6:30pm FREE Root beer Floats & Game with CRU Behind Dickinson Commons
6–9pm EC Cares Craft & Game Night
Get acquainted with your fellow students and fundraise for St. Jude with EC CARES. Join us for crafts which will include an alphabet wall, bracelets, and tie blankets to be sold at upcoming events. There will also be various board games and pizza!

Harrod Lounge / Learning Center

Saturday, August 30

  Event Details Location
3:30pm Paint War
Hosted by Res Life. Be sure to wear clothing and shoes you want paint on!

Ben Major Quad
7:30pm Delta Sigma Phi Benefit Concert Cerf Center

*The cost of meals for Commuter students during Welcome Week (August 23–26) will be covered by the Student Programs & Services Department. Cost of meals for Faculty/Staff: Breakfast & Lunch $5.28/Dinner $7.21. Cost of meals for Guests: Breakfast $5.53/Lunch $7.45/Dinner $9.91

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