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Woods Week of Welcome

Thursday Aug 16, 2018 08:00 AM - Aug 20, 2018 09:00 PM

William Woods University Week of Welcome: August 16 - 20, 2018

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Woods Week of Welcome is the second step ( after attending one session of Woods 101: Orientation Begins) in your transition to William Woods University. Woods Week of Welcome is for all first-year students and transfer students attending WWU.

We know that students who attend Woods Week of Welcome are more confident when they start classes because they have had time to meet friends, navigate campus and get settled. Woods Week of Welcome introduces and builds upon various communities within the William Woods.

Thursday, August 16

8 - 10 a.m.

Residential Student Check-In

McNutt Campus Center

Your journey begins here! Check in for your residence hall, receive your orientation swag bag, drop off immunizations records, visit with UIT, get your ID card, find your mailbox, and buy guest lunch and dinner tickets ($5) all in one place. Make It Your Home Residence Halls Unpack, rearrange, settle in, make your bed (if mom’s still here) make it your home away from home.

10 - 11 a.m.

Commuter Student Check-In

McNutt Campus Center

Your journey begins here! Check in to receive your orientation swag bag, drop off immunizations records, talk to UIT, get your ID card, and buy guest lunch and dinner tickets ($5) all in one place. Commuters EAT FREE in the dining hall all week!

11 a.m.

Legacy Lunch

Nielsen Room, Tucker Dining Hall (by invitation only)

Hosted by the Office of University Advancement, this event is for new students and their families whose relatives have attended WWU.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lunch

Tucker Dining Hall

Guest meal tickets can be purchased at check-in or at the door for $5 each.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Red Carpet Photos

Tucker Dining Hall Lawn

Capture the moment on the red carpet with family, new friends, and Screech (the WWU mascot). Pictures posted to Facebook.com/WWUStudentLife

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Commuter And Non-Traditional Student Dessert Bar

Commuter Lounge (lower level of Burton Business and Economics Building)

Join us for dessert and meet some of your peers. Share your stories.

1:15 p.m.

Ivy Ceremony Processional

Senior Lake — New students line up by group color (group indicated on name tag: blue, green, or red) in front of Burton Business and Economics Building to cross the bridge.

1:15 p.m.

Ivy Ceremony And Presidential Welcome

Cutlip Auditorium, McNutt Campus Center

The Ivy Ceremony is the first part of a two-part tradition that culminates at your graduation. (Students will line up by group color; blue, green, red.) Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, university president, will officially welcome you to WWU.


Immediately following


Rotations By Group

Stick with your group (group color indicated on name tag: blue, green, or red) for an afternoon of fun, information, and getting to know The Woods. All groups will attend all events below.


Sorority And Fraternity Open House

Sorority Circle and Fraternity Row

Check out the fraternity and sorority chapters as members of the fraternity and sorority community welcome you to campus. Parents are encouraged to visit the houses. *Lead Event


New Students: Meet Your Connections Class

Connections Classrooms

See Orientation Group Chart, Page 6
Meet your Orientation Leader, Connections faculty, other new students, and get the run-down for orientation. Connections class is required of all incoming freshmen.


Parents, Family, And Friends: Welcome To The Woods Family!

Library Auditorium

Join Dr. Venita Mitchell, dean of students, as she shares her experiences as a university dean and, more importantly, a parent of college students.


Success In The Classroom

Cutlip Auditorium, McNutt Campus Center

Join Dr. Aimee Sapp, academic dean, and faculty members as they discuss how you can be successful in the classroom.

Immediately following Rotations

Family And Friends Farewell BBQ

Tucker Dining Hall Lawn

Join us for a farewell barbeque with your friends and family. Guest meal tickets can be purchased at check-in or at the barbeque ($5). Following the meal, it is time for family and friends to say, “See ya!”

7:30 p.m.

Introduction to Women’s Recruitment

Cutlip Auditorium, McNutt Campus Center

Join sorority recruitment counselors for an informational meeting covering all the ins-and-outs of sorority recruitment. All students welcome! No advance registration required. *Lead Event

7:30 p.m.

Introduction to Men’s Recruitment

Aldridge Lounge

Join Interfraternity Council and chapter leaders for an informational session covering all the ins-and-out of fraternity recruitment. Students will have the opportunity to socialize with current fraternity members. All students welcome! No advance registration required. *Lead Event

9 p.m.

Hall Meetings

Residence Halls

Get the 4-1-1 on life in a residence hall and meet your new neighbors!

10 p.m.

Late Night Scoop

Smith, Allen, Swearingen Lawn

An orientation tradition! Join us for ice cream sundaes, popsicles, tunes, and socializing! (Rain location: McNutt Campus Center)

Friday, August 17

8:15 a.m.

Money Matters

(Option to attend this session or Session Two on Saturday at 11 a.m.)

Tucker Dining Hall

Missing this session could cost you thousands of dollars! Learn the requirements of the LEAD program and how to ensure you don’t miss out on the award. You will also better understand your federal aid package, federal funding, scholarships, and loans. *Lead Event

9 a.m.

Connections Class

See Orientation Group Chart, Page 6

Connections class is required of all incoming freshmen to learn what to do to be successful in college, how to do it, and where to get help at The Woods.

9 a.m.

Freshman Advantage Reunion Breakfast

Tucker Dining Hall

Reunite with the FA crew for breakfast, and catch up on the rest of your summer.

9 a.m.

Transfer-Mation: Transfer Students Welcome To The Woods

Dulany Auditorium

Join keynote speaker Ryan Penneau in this interactive session just for transfer students to get motivated to find your place and make your mark at The Woods.

10 a.m.

Take Back College Keynote

Dulany Auditorium

You don’t want to miss his energy! Keynote speaker Ryan Penneau will take you on a thrill ride while empowering you to explore, take risks, and play hard with all that college has to offer! *Lead Event

1 - 3 p.m.

Think Like A College Student

Various Locations: See list below

Put on your thinking cap. Engage in critical thinking and analytical reasoning that will be expected in your major. Learn what to expect on the first day of class. *Lead Event


School of Humanities: Kemper Arts Center, 112
Art, ASL, English, Graphic Design, History, ITP, Music, Philosophy Spanish, Theatre


School of Business and Technology: Burton Business and Economics Building, 100
Accounting, Business Admin., Management Information Systems


School of Education: Academic Building, 301
Elementary, Middle, and Special Education, Educational Studies


School of Science and Health: Science & Language Building, 300
Athletic Training, Biology, Chemistry, Coaching, Exercise Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, Pre-Engineering, Sport Management, Pre-Nursing


School of Equestrian Studies: Lower Level Tucker Dining Hall, Ivy Room
Equestrian Science, Equine Administration, Equine General Studies


School of Social Sciences: Burton Business and Economics Building, 006
Communication, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Paralegal, Political Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Work


Undecided: Academic Building, Student Success Center
Haven’t decided on a major yet? Attend this session.*


**Double majors should choose one to attend**

3:30 p.m.

Transfer Students: Froyo Friday

Depart from Thurmond Chapel to Lulu’s downtown

Join other transfer students, faculty, and staff for frozen yogurt on us!

4 - 6 p.m.

Dinner And Nap Gap

Your own bed!

Phweeew! Long day! You deserve a nap.

6 - 8:45 p.m.

Fraternity Event

Meet in McNutt Campus Center at 5:45 p.m.

Learn what each chapter has to offer to enhance men’s WWU experiences. Brotherhood, academics, philanthropy/community service, and fraternity activities will be discussed. *Lead Event

6 - 10 p.m.

Sorority Service Events

Meet in Cutlip Auditorium at 5:45 p.m. to receive schedule

Women participating in recruitment will visit all four sorority chapters and learn more about how membership can contribute to the WWU experience. Advance registration required. *Lead Event

8 p.m.

Let The Games Begin!

Aldridge Lounge

Is orientation monopolizing your time? Skipbo your way to a night of games larger than life.

Saturday, August 18

9 a.m.

Connections Class

See Orientation Group Chart, Page 6

Connections class is required of all incoming freshmen to learn what to do to be successful in college, how to do it, and where to get help at The Woods.

10 a.m.

Pancakes And Handshakes With Student Life

Tucker Dining Hall

Meet Student Life staff and learn about WWU life outside the classroom. *Lead Event

11 a.m.

Money Matters

(Repeat session if you did not attend session on Friday at 8:15 a.m.)

Tucker Dining Hall

Missing this session could cost you thousands of dollars! Learn the requirements of the LEAD program and how to ensure you don’t miss out on the award. You will also better understand your federal aid package, federal funding, scholarships, and loans. *Lead Event

1 - 5 p.m.

Sorority Sisterhood Events

Meet in Cutlip Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. to receive schedule.

Women participating in this round of recruitment will explore sisterhood at up to three chapters.

2 - 4 p.m.

Get Connected At The Woods!

Aldridge Lounge

Connect yourself to new friends, new ideas, and new traditions at The Woods.

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner And Nap Gap

Get back in bed or don’t, it’s up to you!

8:30 p.m.

Campus Life Play

Dulany Auditorium

A behind-the-scenes and on-stage look at life at The Woods. Learn about issues facing college students and the resources available on campus, while being entertained by the Peer Players. *Lead Event

Immediately Following

Woods Glow

Academic Building Parking Lot

Join us for some glow in the dark fun with DJ Jay. Glow sticks and fun will be provided! *Lead Event

Sunday, August 19

8 a.m.

Men’s Bid Day

Meet in Cutlip Auditorium at 7:45 a.m.

9 a.m. - Noon

Sorority Preference Event

Meet in Burton Business and Economics Building lobby at 8:30 a.m. to receive schedule.

Women will visit up to two chapters as members share their sorority experiences.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Food Truck Frenzy

In front of Tucker Dining Hall

Enjoy lunch by Senior Lake from the Fresh Ideas Food Truck.

1 - 3 p.m.

Offices Pop-Ins

Find your classes, pick up your books from the Post Office, and check off all your ‘to-do’ list items. Offices open: Business Office, Post Office, Registrar’s Office, Student Financial Services, and Student Life.

2:30 p.m.

Transfer Students: Strike, Spare, Or Split!

Fulton Bowling Center - Meet outside of McNutt Campus Center at 2:15 p.m. to catch a ride

Enjoy some Sunday afternoon fun bowling with your new friends.

2:30 p.m.

Freshman Advantage: Strike, Spare, Or Split!

Fulton Bowling Center - Meet outside of McNutt Campus Center at 2:15 p.m. to catch a ride.

Enjoy some Sunday afternoon fun bowling and reminiscing about your summer.

3 p.m.

Connections Classes Competition

Aldridge Lounge and Junior Lake

It’s your turn to test your Connections faculty—test their skills outside the classroom! Your class could win a pizza party on the last day of class! (Rain Location: Helen Stephens Sports Complex)

5 p.m.

Sorority Bid Night

McNutt Campus Center | Meet in Cutlip Auditorium at 4:45 p.m.

Monday, August 20

11 a.m - 1 p.m.

Back To School Bash

Sam B. Cook Outdoor Amphitheatre

Come by for lunch, music, and fun on the first day of classes.

4 p.m.

The 411 On 911

Cutlip Auditorium, McNutt Campus Center

Learn how to stay safe in your community at this all-campus

9 p.m.

Hall Meetings

Residence Halls

General Hours

Tucker Dining Hall Hours

Monday - Friday

Breakfast 7 - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

Brunch 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Owl’s Nest Hours

McNutt Campus Center

Monday - Friday

7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday

8 a.m. - Noon

Closed Sunday

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