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Cougar Welcome 2015: Seas the Day

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 20, 2015

 

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
Class of 2019, Make Your Mark at Freshman First Night!  Join fellow first year students for an unforgettable evening, packed with laughter, glowing entertainment and the best food on campus!  Use the interactive Digital Graffiti Wall to spray paint your own photo, visit the video game lounge, dress up with props at a photo booth or show off your dance moves with a live DJ! Stop by Cougar Lanes for a game of pool or Cosmic Bowling. Experience the MUC’s many dining options (bring your Cougar Card with meal plan or cash.) Feeling crafty? Make your own Spin Art or create a wax- hand sculpture.  See you there!  #FFN2015
Meridian Ballroom, Morris University Center

Friday, August 21, 2015


New Student Convocation: Your SIUE Story Begins
11:15 AM
Vadalabene Center
Join us for an official academic welcome to SIUE.  There will be lots of surprises as well that you don’t want to miss!


Class of 2019 Photo
12:00 PM
Cougar Statue, weather permitting


SIUE CENTRAL
12:30 PM – 3:30 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
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Join us for Playfair, the “ultimate icebreaker,” Red Storm Fair, photos with Eddie the Cougar, contests, food, and an SIUE Men’s Soccer game.  Shuttles will be provided to/from all residence halls and Hairpin Drive. Korte Stadium (inclement weather, Student Fitness Center)

 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

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

Be Greek BBQ
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Join Greek Council for a free BBQ on the Quad (for the first 400 participants) and learn more about fraternity and sorority life at SIUE! 
Stratton Quad

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

 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

 

Catholic Mass
10:30 AM & 5 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)
Catholic Newman Student Union (CNSU) – Catholics Alive!

 

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

 

Meet Your Personal Librarian
1:00 PM—4:00PM
Come to the Library and learn more about how your personal librarian can help you navigate the library and use its services.  Free refreshments will be provided.
Lovejoy Library

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 24, 2015

 

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

 

Monday, August 24-Sunday, August 30

Sorority Recruitment
Interested in joining a sorority? Sign up online at https://siue.mycampusdirector.com to participate in sorority recruitment for Fall 2015.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

 

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 caricature 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

 

Just for Laughs: Tommy Johnagin
7:00 PM
Join CAB for this fun, free event featuring SIUE alum Tommy Johnagin! You’ve seen him on Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central!  Come get your laugh on!
Meridian Ballroom, Morris University Center
Campus Activities Board

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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 Executive Leadership and Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton while enjoying a complimentary six-ounce Dairy Queen® “Blizzard®”! (While supplies last!)
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

 

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

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

22nd 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

 

Friday, August 28, 2015

 
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

 

Beach Party
6:00pm-9:00pm
Grab some friends and head to the Student Fitness Center and Student Activities Center for a night of fun.  Jump into the indoor pool for a swim or grab some friends for a game of glow volleyball in the Student Activities Center.  There will be tons of food and prize giveaways!  You don’t want to miss this fun event!
Student Fitness Center, Vadalabene Center Pool, and Student Activities Center

 

Cosmic Bowling
9:00pm-12:00am
After some fun at the Beach Party, head to the Morris University Center for a game of bowling under the cosmic lights!  Games of pool will also be available.
Morris University Center, Cougar Lanes

 

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Cougar Welcome 5k Run / Walk
10:00am – 11:00am
This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Register online at www.imleagues.com/siue no later than August 27th. Participants must register online to receive a one-of a kind SIUE Cougar Welcome 5K T-shirt (limited quantities available). Male and female winners will receive an IM Champion T-Shirt.
Check-in Time is 9:15am.
Outdoor RecPlex
Campus Recreation

Root Beer Bash
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 30, 2015

 

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!

 

Monday, August 31, 2015

 

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, September 1, 2015

 

Activities Fair
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
See Monday, August 31, 2015)
Goshen Lounge, Morris University Center

 

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

 

Leadership Programs and Volunteer Services Orientation
1:30pm
Learn more about the amazing leadership programs and service opportunities available on campus!
Student Success Center Room 1201

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

 

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

 

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

 

Leadership Programs and Volunteer Services Orientation
12:00pm
Student Success Center Room 1201

 

Thursday, September 3

 

Voter Registration

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Next to Information Desk, Morris University Center
Kimmel Student Involvement Center

 

Interfraternity Council Fraternity Recruitment Information Night
6:00pm
Learn more about the fraternity recruitment process and what it means to be a fraternity man at SIUE.
Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom

 

Watch for these upcoming events!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lovejoy Library Open House
10:00 AM—2:00 PM
Join the Lovejoy Library Staff for a day of fun and information sharing.  Learn more about the services provided by the Library.
Lovejoy Library

 

“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:  $15.00

Tickets available at the Welcome Desk in the Morris University Center.
Campus Activities Board

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

 

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

 

Friday, September 11, 2015

One Wild”e” Night
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Join the City of Edwardsville and SIUE as we welcome students to Downtown Edwardsville…where College meets Main (street).  Area merchant’s will be on hand to provide samples of products and tons of giveaways.  Taste the best of what Edwardsville has to offer.  The beautiful Wildey Theater in downtown Edwardsville will also provide a great venue for live entertainment throughout the evening. Complementary transportation will be provided from campus.
Wildey Theater, Downtown Edwardsville

7th Annual Foam Party
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
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

 

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

 

Monday – Friday, September 14-18, 2015

 

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

 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

 

Sigma Tau Gamma Beach Party
8:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight
Join the men of Sigma Tau Gamma for an amazing beach party on the Quad.   You don’t want to miss seeing the tons of sand that will take over the Quad!  There will be live music and more!
Stratton Quad
Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity

 

Saturday, September 25, 2015

Phi Kappa Psi Glow Party
8:00 PM – 12:00AM
Join the men of Phi Kappa Psi for an outdoor glow-in-the-dark dance party with live music.
Field Between the Morris University Center and Dunham Hall

 

Monday, September 28-October 4, 2015

 

Homecoming (Turn up the “e”) 
For a full schedule of events, be sure to check out www.siue.edu/homecoming

Friday – Sunday, October 16-18, 2015

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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