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Welcome Weekend

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Welcome Weekend

For Sophomore Students

 

First Year Students!

We are  excited to welcome you to campus. In order to assist in your transition, we’ve organized a “Welcome Weekend” for you that will re-introduce you to your Mentor, give you the opportunity to meet your FYF professor, provide you with a little bit more knowledge about the campus, and give you some free time to meet your peers. 

Below you will find the schedule for the weekend, beginning Friday, August 23 and running through Sunday, August 25. We look forward to seeing you!

 


Welcome Weekend 2013 Schedule

 Thursday, Aug. 23
 
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Check-in Residence Students
Henry Student Center, 1st floor
   
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.     

Library Tour/Scavenger Hunt
E.S. Farley Library

*This is a mandatory session required for your First-Year Foundations course. Upon completion of this activity you will receive a certificate, which will be collected by your FYF instructor during the first week of class.

If your mentor's last name
starts with:
Please attend
the following time:
A-C 1:00 p.m.
D-E 1:30 p.m.
F-H 2:00 p.m.
I-K 2:30 p.m.
L-N 3:00 p.m.
O-R 3:30 p.m.
S-U 4:00 p.m.
V-Z 4:30 p.m.

*Please note: This activity will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. All students are encouraged to attend on Friday the 23rd. If you cannot attend on the 23rd, however, there will be additional sessions held on:

  1. Wed. Aug. 21 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  2. Thurs. Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  3. Thurs. Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
   
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Shuttle to Shopping Locations
*Shuttles will be running to Target, Wal-Mart, Wegmans, & the Wyoming Valley Mall
Pick up behind Henry Student Center

   
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Henry’s Food Court, Henry Student Center, 3rd Floor
   
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings
*Mandatory for Resident Students
   
8:30 p.m. Welcome Back Mixer
Rodano's - Public Square
   
10:30 p.m. VIP Night at the Bookstore
Barnes and Noble, 7 South Main Street
   
Saturday, Aug. 24 | Mandatory Programs 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
   
 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Check-in for Commuter Students
Arnaud C. Marts Center
   
 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Introduction
Philip Ruthkosky, Associate Dean of Student Development
Arnaud C. Marts Center
   
 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Meet with Your Mentor
Review course schedules, campus tours
and an overview of student life.

Arnaud C. Marts Center
   
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Lunch
Henry’s Food Court, Henry Student Center, 3rd Floor
(Meal passes provided to commuter students)
   
12:45 p.m. Welcome First-Year Students
Barbara King, Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Dr. Terese Wignot, Interim Provost
Dr. Patrick Leahy, President
Arnaud C. Marts Center
   
1:00 p.m. Review of Wilkes University Alma Mater
Dr. Steven Thomas, Associate Professor – Performing Arts
Arnaud C. Marts Center
   
1:15 p.m. Introduction to First-Year Foundations
Dr. Marcia Balester, Coordinator of First-Year Foundations Program
Arnaud C. Marts Center
   
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Your First FYF Class
Meet with FYF peers and instructor in assigned classrooms upon arrival.
   
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Health Awareness Workshops
Dorothy Dickson Darte Theater
   
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Henry’s Food Court, Henry Student Center, 3rd Floor
(Meal passes provided to commuter students)
   
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Waffle Bar
Celebrate National Waffle Day!
Henry Student Center, first floor
   
9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Comedy Magic Show
Hosted by WU Programming Board
Dorothy Dickson Darte Theater

   
10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Open Rock Wall
UCOM Recreational Athletic Center
   
Sunday, Aug. 25
   
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Becoming Colonel
Learn about Wilkes traditions and officially become Colonel in the Class of 2017 photo!
Location Ralston Field
   
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Shuttle to Shopping Locations
*Shuttles will be running to Target, Wal-Mart, Wegmans, & the Wyoming Valley Mall
Pick up behind Henry Student Center
   
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

University College Workshops

*Please note: Attendance at each of the workshops is strongly encouraged

1:00 p.m. Major in Success
Career Services Resources
Breiseth, Room 107
2:00 p.m.

Time and Task Management for College Success
Breiseth, Room 107

3:00 p.m

Note-Taking Strategies for College Courses
Breiseth, Room 107

4:00 p.m.

Test-Taking Strategies for College Courses
Breiseth, Room 107

   
 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Life Trivia Night
Hosted by IRHC/Res Life
Henry Student Center Ballroom
   

 

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