Welcome Week

Fall Welcome Week 2010

Fall Welcome Week is a vital follow-up to Summer Orientation and will continue to grow your knowledge of campus resources and organizations.

Some Welcome events are required for all freshmen and transfer students with less that 25 credits. Both commuter and residential students must attend these events.

Mission and Student Learning Outcomes

Fall Welcome Week continues 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 Fall Welcome Week, 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.

2010 Agenda Overview

Download Welcome Week Schedule [PDF]

Sunday, August 29, 2010
Freshman Move In
Select University departments will be open on Sunday 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. - 3 p.m.Family Hospitality Area (Chamberlain Student Center Pit)
Student Enrichment and Family Connections
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.Roving Performers (throughout campus)
Student Activities
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.Move In Buffet (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)
2 - 5 p.m.Arrange your room/Shop & explore (Glassboro)
7 p.m.RA Floor Meetings (your assigned residence hall)
9 p.m. - 2 a.m.Damien the Hypnotist (Esby Gym)
SCVNGR—interactive scavenger hunt (immediately following hypnotist)
Student Activities
11 p.m. - 1 a.m.Midnight Breakfast (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)

Monday, August 30
Welcome Workshops are required for both commuter and residential students

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Welcome by Dr. Carmen Jordan-Cox (Esby Gym)
"Get a Life Outside the Classroom"
Collegiate EmPowerment – Joe Urbanski
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Brunch (Marketplace) OR
"You Don’t Know Me" by Michael Fowlin (Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center)
1 - 2 p.m."You Don’t Know Me" by Michael Fowlin (Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center) OR
Brunch (Marketplace)
2:15 - 3:15 p.m."Making Healthy Choices and Keeping Safe" (Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center) OR
"Sexed" by River Huston (Esby Gym)
3:30 - 4:30 p.m."Sexed" by River Huston (Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center) OR
"Making Healthy Choices and Keeping Safe" (Esby Gym)
5 p.m.New Student Convocation (Esby Gym)
6 - 8 p.m.Dinner (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)
9 p.m. - MidnightLate Night @ the Rec (Student Recreation Center)
11:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.Midnight Wal-Mart Shuttle (Pick up from Student Center Half-Circle)

Tuesday, August 31
Learning Communities and other academic programs will host events throughout the day

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Campus Beach Bash (Intramural Field)
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Laser Show Marathon (Edelman Planetarium)
9 p.m. - 11 p.m."Iron Man 2" Movie (Intramural Field)

Wednesday, September 1 - Classes Begin

11:30a.m. - 2p.m.Student Government Association Club Fair (Chamberlain Student Center Back Patio)
5 p.m.Mens Soccer vs Immaculata University (Soccer Field)
7 p.m.Field Hockey vs Cabrini College (Field Hockey Field)
7:30 p.m.Women's Soccer vs Arcadia University (Soccer Field)
9 p.m."Robin Hood" Movie (Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center)
Student University Programmers

Thursday, September 2

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Poster Sale (Chamberlain Student Center Back Patio)
7 p.m.Women's Volleyball vs Immaculata University (Esby Gym)
9 p.m. - 1 a.m.Rowan After Hours featuring Think Fast! Trivia – win $200! (Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center)

Friday, September 3

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Vendor Fair (Chamberlain Student Center Back Patio)
6 p.m.Men's Soccer vs St. Joseph's College (Soccer Field)
7 p.m. - MidnightPhiladelphia Shuttle to South Street (Chamberlain Student Center)
9 p.m. - 1 a.m.Rowan After Hours featuring TRON Laser Tag System (Chamberlain Student Center Back Patio)

Saturday, September 4

1 p.m.Football vs Lycoming College (Richard Wackar Stadium)
9 p.m. - 1 a.m.Rowan After Hours featuring Mad Chad Taylor the chainsaw juggler! (Chamberlain Student Center Pit)