Welcome Week


Welcome Week 2017

Let Me Share this Whole New World with You!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26



8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Toto, I’ve a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore – Wizard of Oz
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.

Complimentary Picnic Lunch – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center  

 
1:30 - 3:15 p.m.
He Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure – Cars
Commuter student orientation – Academic Center Auditorium, Room 101
Commuter students hear about issues specific to their college experience.
Immediately following the commuter student orientation, please go to the commuter student house for an ice cream social!




3:30 – 4 p.m.
You Had Me at Hello – Jerry Maguire
Welcome Session - Cordier Auditorium
Hear welcoming remarks from President Dave McFadden and Raylene Rospond, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, as well as the introduction of the Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs). 




4 – 4:30 p.m.
How Lucky I am to Have Something that Makes Saying Goodbye So Hard – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Parent & Family Departure

 
4:30 p.m.
Ohana Means Family. Family Means No One Gets Left Behind or Forgotten - Lilo & Stitch
SOL group meetings - meet your SOL group on the Mall for your first SOL group meeting! 
 
5:30 p.m.

Dinner – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center
Students eat dinner with your SOL group
Don’t forget your Manchester ID!   

 
7 p.m. Photo of the class of 2021! – The Mall
Immediately following photo:
There’s No Place Like Home – Wizard of Oz

Leaving Your Mark in Your Hall Community – Residence Halls
Meet your Hall Director (HD), Resident Assistant (RA), and your hall mates!

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27


7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast with your hall mates – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center
Don’t forget your Manchester ID!   
Finish unpacking and making yourself at home! 
 
10:30 – 11 a.m. Worship Service (optional) – Petersime Chapel
 
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center                                              
Don’t forget your Manchester ID!    Meet your SOL group
 
12:45 – 2:30 p.m.
You Can Make Your Future Whatever You Want, So Make it a Good One – Back to the Future

Rotating Sessions

12:45 – 1:30:

Group 3 – Let’s Talk About It: Prevention of Sexual Assault – Wampler Auditorium
Group 4 – Multicultural Means You Too!  – Wine Recital Hall
Group 1 – To drink or not to drink? – Jo Young Switzer Center, upstairs
Group 2 – Safety Presentation– Flory Auditorium

1:45 – 2:30:
Group 2 – Let’s Talk About It: Prevention of Sexual Assault – Wampler Auditorium
Group 3 – Multicultural Means You Too!  – Wine Recital Hall
Group 4 – To drink or not to drink? – Jo Young Switzer Center, upstairs
Group 1 – Safety Presentation – Flory Auditorium

 
2:45 – 5 p.m.
I Can Show You the World - Aladdin
Tall Oaks Tour – tour the president’s residence
Library tours
SOL group meeting - write letter to self
 
7 p.m. Hypnotist  - Cordier Auditorium
 

MONDAY, AUGUST 28


7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast with your hall mates – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center
Don’t forget your Manchester ID! 
 

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Help Me Help You – Jerry Maguire

Starfish – Cordier Auditorium
 
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
We’re All in this Together – High School Musical

Introduction to the majors – Assigned Locations
Meet with faculty and students from your chosen academic area.

 
11:30 a.m.

Lunch – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center
Don’t forget your Manchester ID!    Meet your SOL group

 
1 - 2 p.m.
May the Force Be With You – Star Wars

This is your first class at MU! – Various Locations

 
1 - 2 p.m.
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor – Hunger Games
Transfer student session – Flory Auditorium
 
2:15 – 5 p.m.
I Think This is the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship – Casablanca

Individual appointments with your academic advisor – Various Locations
Health Services visits, take care of unfinished business (buy books, check your campus mailbox)

 
5:30 p.m.
Be Our Guest Be Our Guest Put Our Service to the Test – Beauty and the Beast
Faculty/staff/student dinner – Various Locations
 
7 p.m.
Thanks for the adventure – now go have a new one! - Up
Graffiti Party – The Mall (rain site:  Jo Young Switzer Center, upstairs)
 
8:30 p.m.
You can Watch Me, Mock Me, Try to Block Me But You Cannot Stop Me – Wolf of Wall Street

Battle of the Ballerz - 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – PERC
3 on 3 Volleyball Tournament - PERC

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29


7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast with your hall mates – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center
Don’t forget your Manchester ID! 
 
8:45 – 10:30 a.m.
The Longing You Seek is Not Behind You, It’s In Front of You – Star Wars

Rotating Sessions

8:45 – 9:30:
Group 1 – Let’s Talk About It: Prevention of Sexual Assault – Wampler Auditorium
Group 2 – Multicultural Means You Too! – Wine Recital Hall
Group 3 – To drink or not to drink? – Jo Young Switzer Center, upstairs
Group 4 – Safety Presentation – Flory Auditorium
 
9:45 – 10:30:
Group 4 – Let’s Talk About It: Prevention of Sexual Assault – Wampler Auditorium
Group 1 -  Multicultural Means You Too! – Wine Recital Hall
Group 2 – To drink or not to drink? – Jo Young Switzer Center, upstairs
Group 3 – Safety Presentation – Flory Auditorium

 
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch – Haist Commons, Jo Young Switzer Center
Don’t forget your Manchester ID!    Meet your SOL group.

 
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. BCSSE
 
3:30 p.m. Opening Convocation – Cordier Auditorium
Don’t forget your Manchester ID!
 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30




First day of classes!

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31


5 – 6:30 p.m.

Activities Fair – Jo Young Switzer Center, upper level
Come learn about the many clubs and organizations on campus and gets lots of free stuff!

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1


9 p.m. – midnight Manchester Activities Council (MAC) Kick-off Weekend Event
Glow Rage Party
 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2


9:30 p.m. Movie on the Mall