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Cougar Welcome 2014...And All That Jazz

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 14, 2014

 

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 2018 – Light Up The Night at Freshman First Night!  Join fellow first year students for an evening that will fuse together glowing entertainment with the with some of the best food around!  Jump into an illuminated photo booth, tie-dye a free rally towel, and show off your dance moves with a live DJ.  Sample the Morris University Center's many dining options (bring your Cougar Card or cash) and enjoy the Spin Art, Glowing Cotton Candy, and Cosmic Bowling at Cougar Lanes all night!  #2014FFN
Meridian Ballroom, Morris University Center

Friday, August 15, 2014

Chancellor’s Welcome
11:15 AM
Vadalabene Center
Join us for an official academic welcome from SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe.  There will be lots of surprises as well that you don’t want to miss!

 

Class of 2018 Photo
12:00 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 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 16, 2014

 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

 

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

 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

 

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 18, 2014

 

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

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

 

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 20, 2014

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

 

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

 

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: Eric Schwartz
7:00 PM
Join CAB for this fun, free event featuring Eric Schwartz! Come get your laugh on!
Meridian Ballroom, Morris University Center
Campus Activities Board

 

Thursday, August 21-Sunday, August 24, 2014

 

Sorority Recruitment
Interested in joining a sorority? Sign up online at https://siue.mycampusdirector.com to participate in sorority recruitment for Fall 2014.

 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

 

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

 

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

 

21st 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 22, 2014

 

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 That 80’s 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 23, 2014


Back to School Pool Party
6:00PM-8:30PM
Join Campus Recreation for a free night in the indoor pool.  There will be food, music, and prizes (while supplies last)!
Vadalabene Center Indoor Pool

Cosmic Bowling
9:00PM-11:00PM
Join the Morris University Center for free bowling (with your student ID) in Cougar Lanes!  Grab your friends, throw on some bowling shoes (also free), and have a great time!
Cougar Lanes (Lower Level, Morris University Center)

 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

 

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
10:30 AM – 11:30 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 25, 2014

 

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 26, 2014

 

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 Student Involvement Center

 

 Wednesday, August 27, 2014

 

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

 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

 

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

 

Friday, August 29, 2014

 

Red Storm Back to School Bash

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Join Red Storm for a tailgate party prior to the Men’s Soccer game against Virginia Tech.  Free Food (while supplies last) and a DJ will be provided.
Korte Stadium

 

Watch for these upcoming events!!!

 

September

 

Disability Awareness Month
Various Dates and Times
Come and join New Horizons and Disability Support Services during the month of September as we explore what it is like to be a student with a disability at SIUE. During the entire month of September, look for our popular activities, such as the Goshen Lounge Experiential Centers, the Out-Of-Sight Dinner, a lecture series, and a movie! Each week of the month there will be at least one Disability Awareness Month activity for you to join in! Have some fun while learning a thing or two about disability.
Various Locations
New Horizons and Disability Support Services

Saturday, September 6, 2014

 

6th 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

 

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

 

 Friday, September 12, 2014

 

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

 

Monday – Friday, September 8-12, 2014

 

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

 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

 

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

 

Friday, September 19, 2014

 

Digital Communication: New Trends & Capitalizing on Them Ahead of Competition
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Gini Dietrich, CEO of Arment Dietrich and a highly influential public relations specialist, will speak to SIUE students about digital communication.  This free event will provide students the edge they need to succeed in a competitive job market!Public Relations Student Society of America and English Language and Literature Association

 

“Take Me Out to the Ballgame!”
7:15 PM
Join the fun of SIUE night at Bush Stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinatti Reds baseball game.
Cost:  Students: $5.00
Faculty & Staff:  $10.00
Tickets available at the Information Desk in Morris University Center.
Campus Activities Board

 

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 29-October 5, 2014

 

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

 

 Friday – Sunday, October 17-19, 2014

 

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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