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Cougar Welcome 2013

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Schedule of Events


Thursday, August 15, 2013

 

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

 

Freshman First Night
5:30 PM – 12:00 Midnight
Class of 2017 - Make Your Mark on SIUE at Freshman First Night. Join fellow first year students for an evening full of crazy, colorful, and creative entertainment! Jump into a graffiti photo booth, tie dye a free t-shirt, and splash paint on a class of 2017 canvas. Sample the Morris University Center's many dining options (bring your Cougar Card or cash) and enjoy the music, entertainment, and Cosmic Bowling at Cougar Lanes all night!
Meridian Ballroom, Morris University Center

Friday, August 16, 2013

 

Chancellor’s Welcome and Playfair
11:00 AM
Join us for an official welcome from SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe and “the Ultimate Icebreaker”, Playfair. 
Rec Plex

 

Class Photo
12:15 PM
Cougar Statue, weather permitting

 

SIUE CENTRAL
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Stratton Quadrangle
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! 

 
Cougar Kick Off
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Join us for a free tailgate dinner and a double header soccer match (Women at 5:00 PM and Men at 7:30 PM). Don’t miss your chance to be part of breaking a World Record at halftime of the Men’s Soccer Game! There will be lots of giveaways and plenty of fun! Shuttles will be provided to/from all residence halls and Hairpin Drive
Korte Stadium

 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

 

Regular dining hours are in effect.

 

Cougar Village Check-In
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cougar Village Commons

 

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


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

 

 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

 

Catholic Mass
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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)
Catholic Newman Student Union (CNSU) – Catholics Alive!

 

Do Something!
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center
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! 

 

Back-2-School BBQ
6:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight
Come join the distinguished gentlemen of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Pi Chapter, for their annual Back-2-School Barbecue. Free food and lots of fun. Come start the year off right.
Stratton Quadrangle
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

 

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 19, 2013

 

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


Photo Booth & Free Photo Frame Craft
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Grab your friends and stop by for a free photo in our photo booth—then decorate a photo frame to put your picture in!
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center


Evening Student Reception

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Stop by to enjoy refreshments before class, receive information and giveaways, and experience a welcoming atmosphere for evening students.
First Floor Lobby, Peck Hall
Registrar’s Office

 

Free Pasta Dinner!
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Catholics Alive, a Newman organization (CNSU), invites you to a FREE pasta dinner- - pasta, bread, salad, soft drinks and dessert - - while supplies last! Come early since this is usually a ‘sell out’ crowd and only one ‘sitting.’  Meet student leaders who have planned many spiritual, social justice and social activities for the year. Find out how to be part of this energetic and fun-loving Recognized Student Organization.
At the “Dome” at The Center for Spirituality & Sustainability (across from the Engineering Building)
Catholic Newman Student Union (CNSU) - - Catholics Alive!

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

 

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 19, 2013)
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

 

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


Evening Student Reception
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Stop by to enjoy refreshments before class, receive information and giveaways, and experience a welcoming atmosphere for evening students.
First Floor Lobby, Founders Hall
Registrar’s Office

 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

 

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 – 3:00 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 Julie Furst-Bowe and Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton while enjoying a complimentary six-ounce Dairy Queen® “Blizzard®”! (While supplies last!)
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

 

Evening Student Reception
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Stop by to enjoy refreshments before class, receive information and giveaways, and experience a welcoming atmosphere for evening students.
First Floor Atrium, Art & Design Building
Art & Design

 

Just for Laughs: Hal Sparks
7:00 PM
Join CAB for this fun, free event featuring He is known for his contributions to VH1, hosting E!'s Talk Soup, and the role of Michael Novotny on the American television series Queer as Folk.  Come get your laugh on!
Meridian Ballroom, Morris University Center
Campus Activities Board

 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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
Stop by to enjoy a complimentary bag of freshly popped Kettle Corn while supplies last.
Outside front entrance of Lovejoy Library

 

Academic Advising Open House
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
For a chance to win MUC gift cards, as well as gift cards to various Edwardsville restaurants, stop by the Student Success Center Open House and meet representatives from the Academic Advancement Center and additional offices.
Academic Advising
Student Success Center, Room 1220

Evening Student Reception
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Stop by to enjoy refreshments before class, receive information and giveaways, and experience a welcoming atmosphere for evening students.
First Floor Atrium, Engineering Building
School of Engineering

 

 

Friday, August 23, 2013

 

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

 

Edwardsville Block Party
6:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight
The Edwardsville Block Party features carnival games, activities, tons of local food options, and live music by Smash Band. All this and more for FREE!
Downtown Edwardsville

 

RSAC Bags Tournament
8:00 PM
Cost: $10.00 Registration Fee
Pre-register at the Intramural Sports Office between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. $10.00 registration fee will be due when you sign up (cash or check only). This tournament will have a 24-team max, so don’t miss out! Winning team will be given a cash prize and Championship T-shirt at the event!
Block Party (Downtown Edwardsville)

 

 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

 

Welcome Back Concert at The Gardens
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us for a free concert at the SIUE Gardens.  Check out this beautiful area of campus.  The first 100 people in attendance will receive a free stadium blanket! 
The Gardens at SIUE

5th Annual Foam Party
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The Greek community will host SIUE’s annual foam party.  The party will consist of a DJ and sudsy foam.  Come join the fun!
Stratton Quadrangle
Interfraternity Council

 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

 

Cougar Welcome 5k Run/Walk
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni.  Participants must present their Cougar Card to receive a one-of-a-kind SIUE Cougar Welcome 5K T-shirt (limited quantities available).  Register online at www.siue.edu/crec/intramural no later than August 23.  Male and female winners will receive an IM Champion T-Shirt
Meet at the East Vadalabene Center Entrance

 

Catholic Mass
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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) Catholic Newman Student Union (CNSU) - - Catholic s Alive!

 

Monday, August 26, 2013

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

 

Activities Fair
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
(See Monday, August 26, 2013)
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

 

Voter Registration
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Next to Information Desk, Morris University Center
Kimmel Leadership Center

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

 

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 Leadership Center

 

Voter Registration
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Next to Information Desk, Morris University Center
Kimmel Leadership Center

 

Academic Advising Open House
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
For a chance to win a MUC gift cards, stop by the Student Success Center Open House and meet representatives from the Academic Advancement Center and additional offices.
Academic Advising
Student Success Center, Room 1220

 

Sigma Pi Pig Roast
4:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Join the men of Sigma Pi for their Annual Pig Roast and Luau on the Quad.  FREE music and food.  Bands and inflatable games throughout the Quad.
Stratton Quadrangle
Sigma Pi Fraternity & Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority

 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

 

Voter Registration
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Next to Information Desk, Morris University Center
Kimmel Leadership Center

 

20th 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

 

 

Watch for these upcoming events!!!

 

September - - Declaration Month

 Returning students can drop by Academic Advising on Mondays-Thursdays from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM during the month of September to check their eligibility and declare their major.  No appointment is necessary.
Academic Advising
Student Success Center, Room 1220

 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

 

Phi Kappa Psi Glow Party
8:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight
Join the men of Phi Kappa Psi for an outdoor glow-in-the-dark dance party with live music.
Woodland Bowl
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity

 

 

Friday, September 6, 2013

 

Delta Lambda Phi Drag Show
7:00 PM
Join us for the 7th Annual Award-Winning Delta Lambda Phi Drag Show with top performers from the Metro East area.  This is a spectacle not to be missed!  For mature audiences only.  Admission charge required.
Meridian Ballroom, Morris University Center

 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

 

Morning Volunteer Projects
Come get involved!
Sign up in the Kimmel Leadership Center
Morris University Center

 

 

Monday – Saturday, September 9-14, 2013

 

Sorority Recruitment
Fraternity Recruitment
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM each day
Information table in Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center
Greek Life

 

 

Friday, September 13, 2013

 

“Take Me Out to the Ballgame!”
7:15 PM
Join the fun of SIUE night at Bush Stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Seattle Mariners baseball game.
Cost:  Students: $12.00
Faculty, staff, and general public: $14.00
Tickets available at the Information Desk in Morris University Center.
Campus Activities Board

 

 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

 

Morning Volunteer Projects
Come get involved!
Sign up in the Kimmel Leadership Center
Morris University Center

 

Monday, September 30-October 6, 2013

 

Homecoming

For a full schedule of events, be sure to check out www.siue.edu/homecoming

Friday – Sunday October 18-20, 2013

 

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 Leadership 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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