Start Up Smart

Fall Welcome Weekend/Start Up Smart

Fall Welcome Weekend and Start Up Smart events are a vital follow-up to Summer Orientation and will continue to grow your knowledge of campus resources and organizations.

Need a RowanCard?
If you did not have your RowanCard (student ID) made during orientation, stop by the RowanCard ID Processing Center on the first floor of the Chamberlain Student Center, next to the Information Desk. You will need to swipe your RowanCard for all meals and for admission to many campus events!

Mission and Student Learning Outcomes

Start Up Smart scheduleWelcome programs continue the orientation process for new students by elaborating on the information and opportunities initially presented during the summer program and motivates new students to reach their full potential at Rowan through engagement.

As a result of their participation in Welcome Weekend and Start Up Smart, students will:

  1. Report feeling welcomed to Rowan University and having met others.
  2. Be empowered to become engaged with campus activities, organizations, and services.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of behavioral expectations and the importance of making positive personal wellness choices.

2013 Agenda Overview

Residential students will receive a printed program of events when they move in to their residence hall room. Commuting students will receive a printed program of events when they arrive on Sunday, September 1.

Saturday, August 31, 2013
Freshman Move In
Select University departments will be open on Saturday for the convenience of students and parents during move in.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Move In (your assigned residence hall)
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Family Hospitality Area (Chamberlain Student Center Pit)
Student Enrichment and Family Connections
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Move In Buffet (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)
2 - 5 p.m.Arrange your room/Shop & explore (Glassboro)
Students only are invited to the events after 7 p.m.
7 - 9 p.m.Residential Community Meetings (your assigned residence hall)
9 - 10:30 p.m.*Paul Wesselmann - "Extreme Connections: Creating An Exceptional College Experience"* (Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall)
11 p.m. - 1 a.m.*Midnight Breakfast* (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)

*Commuting students are invited to these events
 

Sunday, September 1
Returning Student Move-In (as assigned)
*Today's events are required for both commuter and residential students

10 - 11:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast available (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Brunch available (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)
1 - 2:30 p.m.*Real Talk with River Huston (Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall)
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.*RU Reading Together Book Discussions: Behind the Beautiful Forevers* (Commuting and residential students will be dismissed from Esby Gym to your assigned location)
4 - 4:30 p.m.Residential Community Social (Residence Halls)
4 - 4:45 p.m.*Commuter Students Social* (Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center)
5 - 6:30 p.m.*The President's Welcome and Picnic* (University Green)
8 p.m. - 12 a.m.Late Night at the Rec (Student Recreation Center)
Rec Center
11:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.Midnight Wal-Mart Shuttle (Pick up from Student Center Half-Circle)
Student Activities

*Today's events are required for both commuter and residential students
 

Monday, September 2
Returning Student Move-In (as assigned)

10 - 11:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast available (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Brunch available (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)
1 - 5 p.m.*Labor Day Beach Bash* (Intramural Field)
Student Activities
3:30 - 7 p.m.Dinner available (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)
9 p.m. - 11 p.m.*Movie Night* (Intramural Field)
Student University Programmers

*Commuting students are invited to these events
 


Start Up Smart events

Start Up Smart is a series of events throughout the first three weeks of classes to help you make a great transition to Rowan University and a positive start to your college career. Events are open to all students.

Download the complete schedule of events.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do now to prepare for Welcome Week?
Mark your calendar for August 31-September 2, 2013! Plan family vacations, work schedules, and housing leases (if living off-campus) early so you will be able to start Welcome Weekend on Sunday, September 1. If you did not have your RowanCard (student ID) printed during orientation, stop by the RowanCard ID Processing Center on the first floor of the Chamberlain Student Center, next to the Information Desk Mondays-Thursdays between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. You will need to swipe your RowanCard for all meals and admission to many campus events.

Why am I required to attend Orientation and Welcome programs?
Many students often wonder why they are required to attend both the Orientation and Welcome Weekend/Start Up Smart programs. Extensive research shows that students who particiapte in programs like these are more successful during their first year of college. Orientation and Welcome events provide students with the opportunity to meet people, become familiar with their new surroundings, and learn about the academic and social norms or the University before classes even start. They are designed to complement one another and contribute to your success.

 


Archived Welcome Information

Welcome Weekend 2012
Welcome Weekend 2011
Welcome Week 2010