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Cougar Welcome 2017: Around the World with SIUE

Schedule of Events

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Prairie & Woodland Halls Check-In
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
|Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

Bluff Hall Check-In
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Multi-function Room, Evergreen Hall

Residence Hall Community Meetings
4:30 PM
All residents should attend their first community meeting of the year regarding living on campus and meet other people living in your community.
Prairie, Woodland, & Bluff Halls

Commuter Meet Up
5:30 PM
Join other first year commuter students for a meet up before Freshman First Night!
Fixins Restaurant, Morris University Center

Freshmen First Night
6:00 PM
Class of 2021, join fellow first year students for an unforgettable night packed with laughter, glowing entertainment, and the best food on campus! Experience the MUC’s many dining options (bring your Cougar Card with meal plan or cash) Dress up with props at the open-air photo booth or escape into the video game lounge. Be sure to stop by Cougar Lanes for a game of pool or Cosmic Bowling.  Feeling crafty? Decorate a picture frame to remember the event.  At the end of the night show off your dance moves during the DJ dance party!  #FFN2017
Meridian Ballroom, Morris University Center


Friday, August 18, 2017

Welcome: Your SIUE Story Begins
11:00 AM
Join us for an official academic welcome to SIUE.  There will be lots of surprises as well that you don’t want to miss!
Vadalabene Center

Class of 2021 Photo
12:15 PM
Cougar Statue, weather permitting

SIUE CENTRAL
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Need help finding your classes?  Can’t locate Textbook Service?  Have questions about how to add/drop a class?  Come to SIUE Central and have all your questions answered! 
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

Cougar Kick Off
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Join us for Playfair (the world’s largest icebreaker) followed by dinner, prizes, games, and more leading up to the SIUE men’s soccer game vs. Northwestern University.  Shuttles will be provided to/from all residence halls and Hairpin Drive.
Korte Stadium

Late night Movie
9:00 PM
Spend some time with your new classmates watching a movie on the big screen!

 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

 

Regular dining hours are in effect.

Cougar Village Check-In
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Multi-function Room, Evergreen Hall

Evergreen Hall Check-In
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Multi-function Room, Evergreen Hall

SIUE CENTRAL
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Need help finding your classes?  Can’t locate Textbook Service?  Have questions about how to add/drop a class? Need to pick up your parking pass?  Come to SIUE Central and have all your questions answered! 
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

Be Greek BBQ
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Join Fraternity and Sorority Life for a free BBQ (for the first 400 participants) and learn more about fraternity and sorority life at SIUE! 
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

Chris Carter, Hypnotist
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Come see Chris Carter hypnotize the audience.
Free to everyone.
Meridian Ballroom, Morris University Center
Campus Activities Board

 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Catholic Mass
10:30 AM
8:00 PM
Catholic mass followed by refreshments and hospitality! Come on down and pray with, and meet, a friendly and welcoming community. All faiths and denominations are welcome!
The “Dome” at The Center for Spirituality & Sustainability (across from the Engineering Building)
Newman Catholic Community

Do Something!
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Come to Goshen Lounge to learn more about different ways to get involved at SIUE.  Students who visit different campus engagement areas will be entered to win fabulous prizes!
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

Evergreen Hall and Cougar Village Community Meetings
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
See RA for location

Evergreen Hall and Cougar Village Welcome Event
6:00 PM
See RA for location

 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Global Prints Poster Sale
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Outside north entrance of Morris University Center (inclement weather, inside Morris University Center) Campus Activities Board

Resource Fair/Departmental Booths
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Check out what our University Departments have to offer.
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

Caricaturists
11:00 AM – 2:00PM
Stop by for a free caricature drawn by a professional artist!
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

Solar Eclipse
11:50 AM—2:44 PM
A total solar eclipse path will stretch across the entire United States.  At SIUE, we will have 99.5 percent totality at 1:18 PM.  Join us at the Meridian Ballroom in the Morris University Center, builders of the University Plaza (between Rendleman and Peck Halls), or Korte Stadium to view this amazing sight! Eclipse glasses will be given out at all viewing stations.
Multiple Locations Around Campus

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Global Prints Poster Sale
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Outside north entrance of Morris University Center (inclement weather, inside Morris University Center)
Campus Activities Board


Resource Fair/Departmental Booths

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
(See Monday, August 21, 2017)
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

Airbrush Tattoos
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Grab a fun airbrush tattoo before you grab lunch and head to class
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

 

Wednesday, August 23-Sunday, August 27

 

Panhellenic Council Sorority Recruitment
Interested in joining a sorority? Sign up online at https://siue.mycampusdirector.com to participate in sorority recruitment for Fall 2017.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Global Prints Sale
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Outside north entrance of Morris University Center (inclement weather, inside Morris University Center).
Campus Activities Board

Merchant’s Fair
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fun, entertainment, giveaways, and prize drawings! Take a break between classes and stop by to see what area merchants have to offer!
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

Ice Cream Social
12:00 Noon
Meet SIUE Chancellor Randall Pembrook and Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton while enjoying a complimentary six-ounce Dairy Queen® “Blizzard®”! (While supplies last!)
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Global Prints Poster Sale
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Outside north entrance of Morris University Center (inclement weather, inside Morris University Center)
Campus Activities Board

Free Kettle Corn!
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Enjoy a bag of fresh popped kettle corn courtesy of Library and Information Services while checking out the Good Buy Bookshop used book sale.
Outside front entrance of Lovejoy Library

24th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show
7:00 PM
Dress in vintage clothing and participate in the fun – featuring the cult classic movie and all the props! 

Meridian Ballroom, Morris University Center
Campus Activities Board

Newman Night
8:00 PM
Join the Newman Catholic Community for free food, friends, discussion, and more!  Open to all SIUE students.
Center for Spirituality & Sustainability

 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Global Prints Poster Sale
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Outside north entrance of Morris University Center (inclement weather, inside Morris University Center)
Campus Activities Board

Late Night with SIUE Campus Recreation
8:00pm – 11:00pm
Join Campus Recreation for a fun evening at the Fitness Center! Various activities and events include; Zumba-thon, Dodgeball, group fitness demonstrations, “Meet the Club Sports Teams Fair”, and more to be announced. Students will receive a one-of a kind SIUE Late Night Campus Recreation t-shirt (limited quantities available).There will be FREE Food and a DJ.
Student Fitness Center

Saturday, August 26, 2017Root Beer Riot

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Join A Cross Between Campus Ministry for a night of music, food, games, and of course, root beer!  This event is free and open to everyone!
Stratton Quadrangle

 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Catholic Mass
10:30 AM
8:00 PM
Catholic mass followed by refreshments and hospitality!  Come on down and pray with, and meet, a friendly and welcoming community.  All faiths and denominations are welcome!
The “Dome” at The Center for Spirituality & Sustainability (across from the Engineering Building) Newman Catholic Community


Interfraternity Council Fraternity Recruitment Information Night
5:30pm
Learn more about the fraternity recruitment process and what it means to be a fraternity man at SIUE.
University Restaurant, Morris University Center

Monday, August 28, 2017

 

Activities Fair
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Enjoy student organization booths, fun, information sharing, entertainment, giveaways, and activities.  Check out what student organizations have to offer!
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

 

Monday – Friday, August 28 – September 1

Fraternity Recruitment
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM each day
Information table in Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center
Sign up online at siueifc.mycampusdirector.com

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Activities Fair
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
(See Monday, August 28, 2017)
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

Leadership Programs and Volunteer Services Orientation
1:00pm
Learn more about the amazing leadership programs and service opportunities available on campus!
Student Success Center Room 1201

LGBT Welcome Reception
4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Join Safe Zone for a fun reception to kick off the year.  Open to all LGBT members of the SIUE community and allies. 
Hickory Hackberry Room, Morris University Center 2nd Floor

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Volunteer Fair
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Meet area volunteer, non-profit and governmental agencies and learn how you can make a difference.
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center
Kimmel Student Involvement Center

 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Leadership Programs and Volunteer Services Orientation
2:00pm
Learn more about the amazing leadership programs and service opportunities available on campus!
Student Success Center Room 1201

 

Mark Your Calendar for these upcoming events:

 

Monday, September 5-Sunday, September 11, 2017
International Suicide Awareness Week

Various events will be held throughout the week

 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Leadership Programs and Volunteer Services Orientation

2:00pm
Learn more about the amazing leadership programs and service opportunities available on campus!
Student Success Center Room 1201


Saturday, September 9, 2017
Morning Volunteer Projects

Come get involved!
Sign up in the Kimmel Student Involvement Center or visit: siue.collegiatelink.net/organization/commengage
Morris University Center

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Black Girls Rock Kickoff

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join Black Girls Rock for an evening including a motivational speaker and great performances.  This event is free for all students.
MUC Meridian Ballroom

“Take Me Out to the Ballgame!”
7:15 PM
Join the fun of SIUE night at Busch Stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs baseball game.
Cost:  Students: $10.00

           Faculty & Staff:  $12.00
Tickets available at the Welcome Desk in Morris University Center beginning August 22.  While Supplies Last
Campus Activities Board

Thursday, September 14, 2017
National Pan-Hellenic Council & United Greek Council Meet the Greeks
6:00 PM
Join the National Pan-Hellenic Council & United Greek Council for a fun event to learn more about the organizations that call these councils home.  Registration for this event can be found here: https://getinvolved.siue.edu/submitter/form/start/127238
Morris University Center Conference Center

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

National Pan-Hellenic Council Yard Show
6:00 PM
Join the National Pan-Hellenic Council for a step show on the Quad.  This free event is open to all members of the SIUE community.
Stratton Quadrangle (Rain Location: MUC Meridian Ballroom)

Monday, October 2-Saturday, October 7

Homecoming (Once a Cougar, Always a Cougar) 
For a full schedule of events, be sure to check out www.siue.edu/homecoming

Friday – Sunday, October 20-22, 2017

Family Weekend
Students and families may register for Family Weekend online at www.siue.edu/family


All events are free unless otherwise noted.  Contact the Kimmel Student Involvement Center at 618.650.2686 for information or visit www.siue.edu/cab.  All events are subject to change.  Cougar Welcome is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

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