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Welcome Week Schedule

Welcome Week 2018

Transportation and Parking Services has decided to operate a limited version of the late night shuttle service during Welcome Week, August 20-25. They will begin with one driver, and expand, as needed, depending on demand. TPS’s desire is to provide a safe transportation alternative to students and their guests.

Thursday, August 23

  • Move In (Housing and Residence Life)
    Check out the Arrival Guide for more info
    across campusall day
    Check out the Culinary Services app for dining hall hours
  • University Libraries’ OHIO history Scavenger Hunt (Ohio University Libraries)
    Alden Library • all day • available any time through August 31 • Check out the Alden Library’s social media platforms and website for more details
  • Transfer Student Orientation (Undergraduate Orientation Programs)
    across campus • 8 am-5 pm
  • LINKS Pre-Matriculation (OMSAR)
    Memorial Auditorium • 9 am-5 pm
  • Student Services Offices Extended Hours
    Chubb Hall • open till 7 pm
  • South Beach Bash! (Campus Involvement Center)
    South Beach • 8 pm

Friday, August 24

  • Move In (Housing and Residence Life)
    Check out the Arrival Guide for more info
    across campusall day
    Check out the Culinary Services app for dining hall hours
  • Bobcat Student Orientation (Undergraduate Orientation Programs)
    across campus • 8 am-5 pm
  • University Libraries’ OHIO history Scavenger Hunt (Ohio University Libraries)
    Alden Library • all day • available any time through August 31 • Check out the Alden Library’s social media platforms and website for more details
  • LINKS Pre-Matriculation (OMSAR)
    Memorial Auditorium • 9 am-12:30 pm
  • Student Services Offices Extended Hours
    Chubb Hall • open till 7 pm
  • Dinner
    Campus Dining Halls • 4-6 pm
  • Transition Success Program (TSP)
    Invite-only program • ARC 102 • 5-6 pm
  • First Floor Meeting (Housing and Residence Life)
    Individual Residence Halls • 6-7 pm
  • Commuter Student Meeting (Housing and Residence Life)
    Living Learning Center [LLC] • 6-7 pm
  • Class Photo (Dean of Students Office)
    Peden Stadium • 7:30 pm
  • Movie Night at Peden (CIC & Athletics)
    Peden Stadium • following Class Photo

Saturday, August 25

  • Move In (Housing and Residence Life)
    Check out the Arrival Guide for more info
    across campusall day
  • University Libraries’ OHIO history Scavenger Hunt (Ohio University Libraries)
    Alden Library • all day • available any time through August 31 • Check out the Alden Library’s social media platforms and website for more details
  • Athens Farmers Market
    East State Street • 9 am-12noon
  • OHIO Honors Program (Honors Program)
    Walter Hall 245 • 10:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Lunch
    Campus Dining Halls • 11 am-1 pm
  • College Welcomes
    Find your college's location
    across campus • 1 pm
  • Meet your Learning Community Leader! (Learning Community Programs)
    across campus • 3 pm
  • Student Services Offices Extended Hours
    Chubb Hall • 12-4 pm
  • Party at PING (Campus Recreation)
    Ping Recreation Center • 6-9 pm
  • Dinner
    Campus Dining Halls • 5-8 pm
  • OHIO Late Nights (Housing and Residence Life)
    Living Learning Center [LLC] • 9 pm-1 am

Sunday, August 26

  • University Libraries’ OHIO history Scavenger Hunt (Ohio University Libraries)
    Alden Library • all day • available any time through August 31 • Check out the Alden Library’s social media platforms and website for more details
  • Brunch
    Campus Dining Halls • 10:30 am-1 pm
  • Residence Hall Floor Meeting (Housing and Residence Life)
    Individual Residence Halls • 1 pm
  • Commuter Student Meeting (Housing and Residence Life)
    Living Learning Center [LLC] • 1 pm
  • Head to Convocation
    across campus • 2 pm
  • Convocation (President’s Office & Event Services)
    Convocation Center [Convo] • 2:30 pm 
  • Student Involvement Fair (Campus Involvement Center)
    College Green • 3:30 pm
    Rain Location: Convocation Center (under the rim of the parking lot)
  • Dinner with your Learning Community Leader
    Campus Dining Halls • 5:30 pm

Monday, August 27

  • First Day of Classes!
  • University Libraries’ OHIO history Scavenger Hunt (Ohio University Libraries)
    Alden Library • all day • available any time through August 31 • Check out the Alden Library’s social media platforms and website for more details
  • Resources for Thriving as a Commuter (Housing and Residence Life/OMSAR)
    Living Learning Center [LLC] 102 • 8-10 am
  • Global Opportunities Open House (Office of Global Opportunities)
    Walter International Education Center 106 • 11 am-2 pm
    Get the scoop on study abroad and off-campus programs available for OHIO students! A global program will enhance your academic career, strengthen your skillsets and resume, and provide you with unique hands-on learning opportunity. Stop by our open house for popsicles and advising.
  • Meet Up at the Movies
    Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court Street • 1-3 pm
    Did you know there is an indie movie theater right on Court Street? Stop into the Athena and check out what they have to offer. Sign up for their email list and get a free, local popcorn. Check out the movies they are playing, get a limited edition student loyalty card and see Athens’ own 103-year-old movie theater!

Tuesday, August 28

  • University Libraries’ OHIO history Scavenger Hunt (Ohio University Libraries)
    Alden Library • all day • available any time through August 31 • Check out the Alden Library’s social media platforms and website for more details
  • Resources for Thriving as a Commuter (Housing and Residence Life/OMSAR)
    Living Learning Center [LLC] 102 • 8-10 am
  • Global Opportunities  Open House (Office of Global Opportunities)
    Walter International Education Center 106 • 11 am-2 pm
    Get the scoop on study abroad and off-campus programs available for OHIO students! A global program will enhance your academic career, strengthen your skillsets and resume, and provide you with unique hands-on learning opportunity. Stop by our open house for popsicles and advising.
  • Meet Up at the Movies
    Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court Street • 1-3 pm
    Did you know there is an indie movie theater right on Court Street? Stop into the Athena and check out what they have to offer. Sign up for their email list and get a free, local popcorn. Check out the movies they are playing, get a limited edition student loyalty card and see Athens’ own 103-year-old movie theater!
  • International Women's Coffee Hour (supported by the Women’s Center and International Student Faculty Services)
    Baker Center 403 • 4-5 pm
    This session is an informal discussion on healthy coping mechanisms in response to homesickness.
  • Student Org Presidents Panel (Student Alumni Board)
    The Front Room, Baker Center • 5 pm
  • CoB Student Involvement Fair (College of Business)
    RESCHEDULED for September 4 from 5-7 pm in the Baker Ballroom
  • Button Making (Ohio University Libraries)
    Fourth Floor, Alden Library • 7-9 pm
  • Singer/Songwriter Circle (Campus Involvement Center)
    1804 Lounge, Baker Center • 7 pm

Wednesday, August 29

  • University Libraries’ OHIO history Scavenger Hunt (Ohio University Libraries)
    Alden Library • all day • available any time through August 31 • Check out the Alden Library’s social media platforms and website for more details
  • OHIO Bicycle Celebration (Office of Sustainability)
    Peden Stadium Parking Lot (next to Bikeway)  • 2-4 pm
    For incoming students especially, the Bicycle Celebration will introduce them to bicycling opportunities on campus and in our area, including best routes, infrastructure, safety, laws, etiquette, bike shops, mountain bike trails, the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, and others. Participants with bicycles will be provided opportunities to be led on short rides across campus which highlight local bicycling features. Mountain bikers can join a longer instructor-led ride to local trails. ElliptiGO "bicycles" and unicycles will be available for those interested in trying out these innovative and fun active transportation options.
  • Global Opportunities  Open House (Office of Global Opportunities)
    Walter International Education Center 106 • 11 am-2 pm
    Get the scoop on study abroad and off-campus programs available for OHIO students! A global program will enhance your academic career, strengthen your skillsets and resume, and provide you with unique hands-on learning opportunity. Stop by our open house for popsicles and advising.
  • Meet Up at the Movies
    Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court Street • 1-3 pm
    Did you know there is an indie movie theater right on Court Street? Stop into the Athena and check out what they have to offer. Sign up for their email list and get a free, local popcorn. Check out the movies they are playing, get a limited edition student loyalty card and see Athens’ own 103-year-old movie theater!
  • Recruitment Information Session (Women’s Panhellenic Association)
    Baker Center 231 • 7 pm
  • Film: The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Athena Cinema & OU LGBT Center)
    Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court Street  • 7 pm 
  • OU Trivia Night (Ohio University Libraries)
    Alden Library • 7-9 pm
  • Acoustic Showcase (Campus Involvement Center)
    Front Room, Baker Center • 8:30 pm

Thursday, August 30

  • University Libraries’ OHIO history Scavenger Hunt (Ohio University Libraries)
    Alden Library • all day • available any time through August 31 • Check out the Alden Library’s social media platforms and website for more details
  • Global Opportunities  Open House (Office of Global Opportunities)
    Walter International Education Center 106 • 11 am-2 pm
    Get the scoop on study abroad and off-campus programs available for OHIO students! A global program will enhance your academic career, strengthen your skillsets and resume, and provide you with unique hands-on learning opportunity. Stop by our open house for popsicles and advising.
  • CLDC Ice Cream Open House (Career and Leadership Development Center)
    Career and Leadership Development Center, Baker 533 • 12-2 pm
  • Meet Up at the Movies
    Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court Street • 1-3 pm
    Did you know there is an indie movie theater right on Court Street? Stop into the Athena and check out what they have to offer. Sign up for their email list and get a free, local popcorn. Check out the movies they are playing, get a limited edition student loyalty card and see Athens’ own 103-year-old movie theater!
  • tRAC-to-School (tRAC & Housing and Residence Life)
    South Beach, South Green • 3-6 pm
  • Hillel Welcome Back BBQ (Hillel at Ohio University)
    Hillel, 21 Mill St. • 5pm
  • Veteran and Military Affiliated Students Welcome Social (Brigadier General James M. Abraham-Colonel Arlene F. Greenfield Veterans and Military Student Services Center)
    Veterans Center, Baker Center 350 • 5-6 pm
  • Multicultural Student Expo (Multicultural Center)
    Ballroom, Baker Center  • 7-9 pm
  • What Were You Wearing? (sponsored by Survivor Advocacy Program, Campus Involvement Center, College of Fine Arts & Women's Center)
    Trisolini Gallery, Baker Center • 6-8 pm

Friday, August 31

  • University Libraries’ OHIO history Scavenger Hunt (Ohio University Libraries)
    Alden Library • all day • Check out the Alden Library’s social media platforms and website for more details
  • Global Opportunities  Open House (Office of Global Opportunities)
    Walter International Education Center 106 • 11 am-2 pm
    Get the scoop on study abroad and off-campus programs available for OHIO students! A global program will enhance your academic career, strengthen your skillsets and resume, and provide you with unique hands-on learning opportunity. Stop by our open house for popsicles and advising.
  • Welcome Week Crafternoon - Crafting OUr Pride! (LGBT Center)
    LGBT Center, Baker Center 354 • 12-1 pm
    Join us for creating traditional and untraditional pride flags that present yOU! Folks are invited to take selfies with their flags so we can create a display of #bobcatpride in the center. All are welcome! 
  • Meet Up at the Movies
    Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court Street • 1-3 pm
    Did you know there is an indie movie theater right on Court Street? Stop into the Athena and check out what they have to offer. Sign up for their email list and get a free, local popcorn. Check out the movies they are playing, get a limited edition student loyalty card and see Athens’ own 103-year-old movie theater!
  • Center for International Studies Reception (Center for International Studies)
    RESCHEDULED for Friday, Sept. 7 from 5-7 pm in Schoonover 450
  • Open Stage (Campus Involvement Center)
    Front Room, Baker University Center • 8 pm

Saturday, September 1

  • Bobcat Nation Pavilion (Athletics)
    South Green Drive, near Peden Stadium • three hours prior to game time
  • Bobcat Bike Valet (Office of Sustainability)
    Walter Hall Lawn, near Peden Stadium • one hour prior to the game and thru game
  • OHIO Football vs Howard (Athletics)
    Peden Stadium • 2 pm
  • OHIO Late Nights (Housing and Residence Life)
    Living Learning Center [LLC]  • 9 pm-1 am

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