Schedule of Events: Welcome Week 2014*

Last updated: August 21, 2014

*Schedule subject to change.  Some programs may be removed or added as we get closer to the start of the semester.  Please check back regularly.

Collect a RAFFLE TICKET at any required event marked on this schedule with "®" for a chance to win fantastic prizes including half in-state tuition for one semester.  Drawing will take place at 8pm on Wednesday, August 27 in Ives Concert Hall.
*New students ONLY.  Students must be present at time of drawing. 

Monday, August 25

T-SHIRTS
Each student should pick up an “Aspire.” t-shirt in the Midtown Student Center Theater before 1pm.  We would like you to wear the t-shirt during the "Entering the Gates" ceremony, at future sporting events, and on Western Wednesdays.

SHUTTLE UPDATE:
The WCSU Shuttle will run Monday through Wednesday (8/25 - 8/27) between the Westside campus and the Midtown campus, leaving Westside on the hour starting at 7:00 a.m. and leaving Midtown on the half hour.  The last bus will leave from the Midtown Student Center at 11:30 p.m.
The regular schedule starts 8/28/14!

MEALS
Students have to bring their Student IDs in order to receive meals.  Resident students should already be carrying their ID cards at all times but commuters also need to remember to bring their ID cards as they will be their tickets into the cafeteria. 
Students accepted to WCSU after August 15th may receive hardcopy meal tickets at check-in.

MOVE-IN DAY

9:00am – 12:00pm
Resident student check-in and move-in will take place in each student's residence hall.  Students need to move in during their appointed color-coded move-in time only!  For more information refer to the check-in email you received or check the Housing and Residence Life website.  Members of various student organizations and athletic teams will be available to assist with luggage. 

9:00am 4:00pm
Midtown Student Center Theater open for students and parents to relax and watch TV on the big screen

10:30am – 1:00pm
Brunch at the Midtown Cafe (Midtown Student Center) for students and families. Meal Plan begins for resident students so they must swipe ID.  Commuter students are free Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (swipe ID).

10:30am 1:00am
Commuter student check-in in the Student Center Plaza.  Commuter students do not need to be here early unless they want to take a tour or come for other activities such as the Alumni photo at noon.  Main activities for commuters begin with the line-up at 1pm.

10:30am & 11:30am
Tours of Midtown campus – leave from the Midtown Student Center lobby

12:00pm
Alumni Legacy Photo - if one of your parents or grandparents is an alum, please join us on the steps of Old Main for a "Next Generation" photo - followed by an Alumni Reception in Alumni Hall

1:00 - 1:30pm
Assemble on the sidewalk in front of Old Main for the "Entering the Gates" ceremony which will begin at approximately 1:30pm.  Students will be asked to wear their “Aspire.” t-shirt which they receive in the Midtown Student Center.  (In case of rain this event will be cancelled). 

1:30pm  (REQUIRED) ®
"Entering the Gates Ceremony" leading directly to the "Opening Ceremony" on the Quad 
(In case of rain proceed directly to Ives Concert Hall located in White Hall).

2:30pm (REQUIRED) ®
PLAYFAIR on the Fairfield Hall Lawn (Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall in case of rain) "  – "This is the most popular campus attraction in history for new student orientation programs."  - "This is totally unlike anything else you have ever experienced!  It's entertainment!" - "It's fun!  It's the perfect way to make new campus friendships."  - Come in comfortable clothes and have yourself a great adventure!

For your parents:
2:30pm
 (or immediately following the Opening Ceremony)
(HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
Parent Workshop
with Mike Weber in Ives Concert Hall.  Changes for College - Parent Edition.  It's new ... it's exciting ... it's scary!

4:00pm – 6:30pm
Dinner at the Midtown Cafe (Midtown Student Center).  Families are welcome to join the students. The cost for family members is $10.00 per person ($6.00 for kids 12 and under).  Family members should purchase tickets at the Midtown Student Center information desk.  Students need to swipe their Western ID. 
Parents are encouraged to leave after dinner to give their students a chance to settle in.

5:00pm – 8:00pm
Westside Campus Center Fitness Room is open

5:00pm – 10:00pm
Midtown Berkshire Hall Weight Room is open

6:00pm – Midnight
The Game Room in the Midtown Student Center is open

6:30pm – 7:30pm (REQUIRED) ®
Resident students will meet in their respective residence halls

6:30pm – 7:30pm
(REQUIRED) ®
Commuter Student Workshop in the Midtown Student Center 201
                
8:00pm (Come to Have Fun) ®
Illusionist Joel Meyers, Ives Concert Hall.  Sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA)
Get ready for a fast paced journey that NBC calls "A roller coaster ride!" Filled with non-stop laughs, audience participation, and incredible off-the-cuff, never-before-seen magic. All led by Joel's larger than life personality and charm. From masterful sleight of hand with playing cards and everyday objects, to minds read, to levitating sunglasses and haunted furniture, to your childhood dreams becoming a reality right before your eyes. This is a presentation we GUARANTEE you will never forget!

Tuesday, August 26

7:00am
Breakfast at the Midtown Cafe (Midtown Student Center)

10:00am – 12:00pm
Voices of Students for all new students in Ives Concert Hall (REQUIRED) ®

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Lunch at the Midtown Cafe (Midtown Student Center)

1:30pm – 5:00pm  (REQUIRED) ®
University101: Western Life Hacks - This program consists of six different dynamic and exciting twenty-minute workshops that will introduce new students to what they need to know to be successful during their first year at Western.  Start in the Student Center Theater and rotate every 20 minutes.

3:00pm – 9:00pm
Westside Campus Center The Daily Grind; come for Starbucks Coffee and/or pastries

4:00pm – 8:00pm (Come to Have Fun) ®
RecFest '14 on the Quad/Fairfield Lawn & Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall
Kick back and relax with a game of volleyball or dodgeball in the gym.  Have fun with bungee, a rock wall, mechanical shark, and wrecking ball on the lawn.  There will also be water wars, and a flash photo booth
from 5-7pm
.
  Lots of prizes and giveaways and tons of information!!

4:00pm – 9:00pm
Midtown Berkshire Hall Weight Room is open

4:30pm – 6:30pm
Dinner at the Midtown Cafe (Midtown Student Center)

5:00pm – 8:00pm
Westside Campus Center Fitness Room is open

5:30pm – 7:00pm
Not Anymore in the Midtown Student Center
Not Anymore
 is an important program that looks at sexual assault and interpersonal violence.  It provides students with ways to avoid high-risk situations and helps create a safe environment for everyone.  
Western is requiring all first time students to complete our Not Anymore program.  

6:00pm – Midnight
The Game Room in the Midtown Student Center is open

7:00pm – 7:30pm
Newman Club meeting at the Newman Center

SHUTTLE: An additional shuttle will leave the Midtown campus every hour starting at 8pm and leave the Westside campus starting at 8:30pm.  The last bus will leave the Westside campus at 11:30pm.

8:00pm – 9:30pm
Variety Show - Westside Campus Center Ballroom - sponsored by CenterStage

9:30pm – 1:00am (Come to Have Fun) ®
Cover Drive Band in the Westside Campus Center Plaza (Ballroom in case of rain) -
Sponsored by the Program Activities Council (PAC).
Cover Drive is a band on a mission to bring the sunshine and sounds of their native Barbados to the world. The young quartet has already ignited the UK charts with three top 10 hits in 2012. 

Wednesday, August 27

7:00am – 2:30pm
Breakfast and Lunch at the Midtown Cafe starting at 7:00am (Westside Cafe open 7:30am - 7pm)
Dinner will be provided at Clubs’ Carnival BBQ on the Quad

10:30am – noon
Not Anymore in the Midtown Student Center
Not Anymore is an important program that looks at sexual assault and interpersonal violence.  It provides students with ways to avoid high-risk situations and helps create a safe environment for everyone.  
Western is requiring all first time students to complete our Not Anymore program. 

1:00pm2:30pm ®
Scavenger Hunt in the Student Center Lobby (starting point).  This scavenger hunt is more than a hunt, it's is a game.  And playing is easy.  Go places.  Do challenges.  Earn points!  That's the core of it but there's a whole lot more.  Discover cool new places on campus.  Do exciting new things.  Share what you're up to with your friends ... all from your mobile device/smartphone.

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Not Anymore in the Midtown Student Center
Not Anymore is an important program that looks at sexual assault and interpersonal violence.  It provides students with ways to avoid high-risk situations and helps create a safe environment for everyone.  
Western is requiring all first time students to complete our Not Anymore program. 

2:00pm – 7:00pm
Westside Campus Center Fitness Room is open

2:00pm – 11:00pm
Game Room is open – Midtown Student Center, 2nd floor

2:00pm – Midnight
Westside Campus Center The Daily Grind; come for Starbucks Coffee and/or pastries

3:00pm – 6:00pm  ®
Clubs Carnival sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA)
Your Student Government Association is sponsoring "Clubs Carnival" on the Fairfield Lawn (Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall in case of rain).  This is your opportunity to learn about the student organizations at Western.  There will be amusements and more on the Quad.  Get involved; join an organization.  Raffle tickets are available at the SGA booth.

3:00pm – 10:00pm
Midtown Berkshire Hall Weight Room is open

4:00pm
Program Activities Council (PAC) Meeting  - Get involved on campus!!!  Join PAC.  Midtown Student Center 201

4:00pm – 7:00pm
Barbeque on the Fairfield Lawn sponsored by your Student Government Association (Midtown Cafe in case of rain). The Midtown Café will be closed after 2:30pm but the Westside Café will be open.  Meal plan accepted with swipe of ID – all others are paid for by SGA.

8:00pm (REQUIRED) ® (The RAFFLE for many prizes including half semester in-state tuition takes place here)
Comedy Duo "Frangela" - Ives Concert Hall.  Sponsored by the Program Activities Council (PAC).

*New students ONLY. Students must be present at time of drawing UNLESS THEY HAVE CLASS.  In that case raffle tickets should be dropped off at the Center for Student Involvement (SC 227) before 5pm on the day of the drawing.

Thursday, August 28

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

10:00am – 10:00pm
Midtown Berkshire Hall Weight Room is open

10:00am – 10:00pm
Westside Campus Center Cardio Room is open

10:00am – 10:00pm
Westside O'Neill Center Weight Room is open

11:00am – 8:00pm
The Game Room is open in the Midtown Student Center, 2. floor

2:00pm – Midnight
Westside Campus Center The Daily Grind. Come for Starbucks Coffee and/or pastries.

5:00pm – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Back Spaghetti Dinner - free dinner at the Newman Center on 8th Avenue for all students, faculty and staff.  Look for more Newman Dinners throughout the semester.

8:00pm – 10:00pm (Come to Have Fun)
Midtown Coffeehouse in Alumni Hall (every Thursday)
Featuring this week Western's three a cappella groups: Play It By Ear, The Parallel Fifths, and Martini Glass
One hour of open mic at 8:00pm (sign-ups from 7:30pm) followed by the Feature Act
Coffee and snacks will be served.

Friday, August 29

7:00am – 10:00pm    NEW TIMES
Midtown Berkshire Hall Weight Room is open

10:00am – 5:00pm
Westside Campus Center Fitness Room is open

10:00am – 5:00pm
Westside O'Neill Center Weight Room is open

11:30am5:30pm
Affiliate program: CityCenter Danbury: Farmers' Market on the Danbury Green

12:00pm – 4:00pm
The Game Room is open in the Midtown Student Center, 2. floor

1:30pm – 3:00pm (RECOMMENDED)
The Walk of the Town - Arrive early for a seat on the trolley for this unique tour of downtown Danbury!  Meet at the Student Center shuttle stop.  *Only 28 seats available - Reserve a seat Monday at SC Info Desk and Tuesday - Thursday in Old Main 306

2:00pm – 10:00pm
Westside Campus Center The Daily Grind; come for Starbucks Coffee and/or pastries

3:00pm
Women’s Volleyball WCSU Invitational - WCSU vs. Purchase State
in the O’Neill Center (Westside campus)

7:00pm
Women’s Volleyball WCSU Invitational - WCSU vs. Mount Ida
in the O’Neill Center (Westside campus)

8:00pm
Mentalist Banachek in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall – Co-sponsored by the Inter-Residence Hall Association
"Mentalist means mind reader or magician of the mind and BANACHEK is one of the best practitioners of the craft in the country. Walking in the footsteps of renowned mentalist Joseph Dunninger and Israeli psychic Uri Geller, BANACHEK can perform feats of telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, derma optics, and hypnotism. On a good day he can even recreate performances of 19th century spirit theatre. In plain English that's a séance. His stage show is a captivating medley of all of the above." Las Vegas Style Magazine

10:00pm
PAC Movie “Neighbors” starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron in Ives Concert Hall
"
A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house." - IMDb

10:00pm – 12:00am
Friday After Hours
in Ives Concert Hall (PAC MOVIE) – stop by for free food and exciting activities  

Saturday, August 30

12:00pm – 4:00pm    NEW TIMES
Midtown Berkshire Hall Weight Room is open

12:00am – 4:00pm     NEW TIMES
Westside Campus Center Fitness Room is open

1:00pm
Women’s Volleyball WCSU Invitational - WCSU vs. Brandeis
in the O’Neill Center (Westside campus)

1:00pm
Volleyball, Can Jam, Wiffle Ball, and more!
-
Newbury Lawn (5th Avenue side of building)

1:00pm
Tie Dye -
Grasso Hall (Westside)

2:00pm
Yoga
with Nicole R. - Centennial Hall (Westside)

2:00pm
Graffiti Shirts & Giant Jenga  - Litchfield Hall Lawn

3:00pm
DIY Pinterest Room Decorations -
Newbury Hall

4:00pm
Women’s Volleyball WCSU Invitational - WCSU vs. Rivier
in the O’Neill Center (Westside campus)

5:00pm
Men’s Soccer – WCSU vs. Curry
in the Westside Athletic Complex

5:00pm
National Toasted Marshmallow Day Cooking! -
Newbury Hall

6:00pm
Indoor Picnic (icebreakers/newly roomie game) with Isaiah
- Centennial Hall (Westside)

7:00pm
Video & Board Game Night
-
Newbury Hall Main Lounge

9:00pm
Capture the RA
- Litchfield Hall

Sunday, August 31

1:00pm
Recess
on the Lawn -
Litchfield Hall Lawn

1:00pm
Water Balloon Launch
-
Fairfield Hall Lawn

2:00pm
Tie Dye
- Centennial Hall (Westside)

3:00pm
Giant Monopoly
-
Fairfield Hall Lawn

4:00pm – 8:00pm     NEW TIMES
Westside Campus Center Fitness Room is open

5:00pm
Outdoor Recreation
-
Fairfield Hall Lawn

6:00pm
Carnival
- Pinney Hall (Westside)

6:00pm
Game Night with Brianna
- Centennial Hall (Westside)

6:00pm – 10:00pm    NEW TIMES
Midtown Berkshire Hall Weight Room is open

6:00pm – 10:00pm    NEW TIMES
Westside O'Neill Center Weight Room is open

7:00pm
Nacharokie
- Grasso Hall (Westside)

9:00pm
Blacklight Dodgeball
- Berkshire Hall (Midtown)

Monday, September 1

LABOR DAY - NO CLASSES

11:00am – 10:00pm     NEW TIMES
Westside Campus Center Fitness Room is open

1:00pm
Courtyard Games (badminton, magnetic darts, bean bag toss)
-
Centennial Hall (Westside)

2:00pm
Paint Twister/Balloon Dart Art
-
Litchfield Hall Lawn

2:00pm – 10:00pm    NEW TIMES
Midtown Berkshire Hall Weight Room is open

2:00pm – 10:00pm    NEW TIMES
Westside O'Neill Center Weight Room is open

 

3:00pm
Minute to Win It
-
Grasso Hall (Westside)

8:30pm
Moosic and Mikshakes
- Litchfield Hall
 


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