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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Manchester!

Manchester University Welcome Week 2013

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue)
Move into your Residence Halls
To begin moving in, please check in at your residence hall front desk to receive your Welcome Week packet and room key.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Hungry Like the Wolf (Duran Duran)
Picnic Lunch – Union (outside)

1:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Little Red Corvette (Prince)
Transfer and Commuter Student Orientation – Flory Auditorium
Transfer and commuter students hear about issues specific to their college experience.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Welcome to the Jungle (Guns N’ Roses)
Welcome Session - Cordier Auditorium
Hear welcoming remarks from President Jo Young Switzer, Vice President for Student Development Beth Sweitzer-Riley, as well as the introduction of the Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs). Also, learn more about the traditions and values of your university.

4:30 – 5 p.m. 
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Wham!)
Parent and Family Departure

5 - 6 p.m. 
That’s What Friends are For (Elton John, Dionne Warwick)
SOL group meetings – Mall
Meet your group for your first SOL group meeting!

6 – 7 p.m.
Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Leppard)
Dinner – Haist Commons, Union
Students eat dinner with your SOL group - Don’t forget your Manchester ID!

7:30 p.m.  
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Residence Hall Social – Residence Halls
Meet your Hall Director (HD), Resident Assistant (RA), and your hall mates.

9 p.m.
Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Wang Chung)
Improv Comedy – Cordier Auditorium

SUNDAY, AUG. 25

7:45 – 8:45 a.m. 
Hungry Eyes (Eric Carmen)
Breakfast – Haist Commons, Union
Don’t forget your Manchester ID! Meet your SOL group

9 – 11 a.m.
One Thing Leads to Another (The Fixx)

Rotating Sessions by SOL group number

9 – 10 a.m.
Group 1 – Creating a Speak Culture at MU: The Reality and
Prevention of Sexual Assault on Campus – Wampler Auditorium
Group 2 – Diversity – Wine Recital Hall
Group 3 – To drink or not to drink? – Upper Union
Group 4 – Safety Presentation – Flory Auditorium

10 – 11 a.m.
Group 4 – Creating a Speak Culture at MU: The Reality and
Prevention of Sexual Assault on Campus – Wampler Auditorium
Group 1 – Diversity – Wine Recital Hall
Group 2 – To drink or not to drink? – Upper Union
Group 3 – Safety Presentation – Flory Auditorium

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hungry Heart (Bruce Springsteen)
Lunch – Haist Commons, Union
Don’t forget your Manchester ID!    Meet your SOL group.

12 – 2:45 p.m. Rotating Sessions 
Meet by SOL group number for these sessions

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Group 3 – Creating a Speak Culture at MU: The Reality and
Prevention of Sexual Assault on Campus – Wampler Auditorium
Group 4 – Diversity – Wine Recital Hall
Group 1 – To drink or not to drink? – Upper Union
Group 2 – Safety Presentation – Flory Auditorium

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Group 2 – Creating a Speak Culture at MU: The Reality and
Prevention of Sexual Assault on Campus – Wampler Auditorium
Group 3 – Diversity – Wine Recital Hall
Group 4 – To drink or not to drink? – Upper Union
Group 1 – Safety Presentation – Flory Auditorium

2:45 – 4 p.m. 
Break Time

3 – 3:30 p.m. 
Don’t You Forget About Me (Simple Minds)
Tall Oaks Tour - Meet President Jo Young Switzer and Dr. Dave Switzer to tour their home.
Meet your SOL group.

4 – 5 p.m. Look at me!  Look at me!  Look at me now!  It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.
SOL Group Meeting
Letter Writing - Various Locations

5 – 6:30 p.m. 
Cherry Pie (Warrant)
Dinner – Haist Commons, Union
Don’t forget your Manchester ID!    Meet your SOL group.

6 – 7 p.m. 
Lean on Me (Club Nouveau)
SOL Group Meeting - Letter writing, various locations.

7 - 7:30 p.m.
Livin’ On a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Praise and worship - (optional), Petersime Chapel

8 p.m. 
Relax (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
Hypnotist - Cordier Auditorium

MONDAY, AUG. 26

7 – 8:45 a.m. 
Honors Breakfast – Union Café – BY INVITATION ONLY
A time for students in the Honors Program to get acquainted with the program.

7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
Juicy Fruit (Mtume)
Breakfast – Haist Commons, Union
Don’t forget your Manchester ID! Meet your SOL group.

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 
How Will I Know (Whitney Houston)
This is your first class at MU! – Various Locations

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
The Search is Over (Survivor)
Transfer Student Session

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
My Future’s so Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades (Timbuk3)
Introduction to the majors – Assigned Locations

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch – Union - Haist Commons
Don’t forget your Manchester ID!   Meet your SOL group.

1 – 2 p.m. 
Everybody’s Working for the Weekend (Loverboy)
Career Services Presentation – Upper Union

2 – 6 p.m.
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Individual appointments with your academic advisor – various locations   

3 – 6 p.m. 
Take care of unfinished business.  

6 – 7 p.m. 
Candy Girl (New Edition)
Dinner – Haist Commons, Union

Don’t forget your Manchester ID!    Meet your SOL group.

8 p.m.
Bust a Move (Young M.C.)
Graffiti Party – Upper Union Conference Rooms

10 p.m. 
Let’s Get Physical (Olivia Newton-John)
Battle of the Ballerz - 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – PERC
3 on 3 Volleyball Tournament – PERC

TUESDAY, AUG. 27

3 p.m. 
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship)
Opening Convocation – Cordier Auditorium

5:15 p.m.  
I’ll Be There for You (Bon Jovi)
Faculty/Staff /Student Dinner – various locations


 
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