Welcome Week

Fall Welcome Week

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

Both commuter and residential students are encouraged to attend the events on Sunday and Monday.

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 Welcome Week meals!

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.

2011 Agenda Overview

Saturday, September 3, 2011
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
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Roving Performers (throughout campus)
Student Activities
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)
6 - 9 p.m.Residential Community Meetings (your assigned residence hall)
9 p.m.RAH (Chamberlain Student Center)
Rowan After Hours
11 p.m. - 1 a.m.Midnight Breakfast (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)

Sunday, September 4
Returning Student Move-In (as assigned)

8 - 9:45 a.m.Continental Breakfast available (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)
10 - 11:15 a.m.Playfair! (Intramural Field) Admire Entertainment
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Welcome from Vice President Richard Jones (Intramural Field)
Noon - 1 p.m.Commuters and residents of Chestnut, Magnolia, & Mullica Halls: Brunch (Marketplace)
1 - 2 p.m.Commuters and residents of Chestnut, Magnolia, & Mullica Halls: "Wellness to Last a Lifetime" (Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center) OR
Residents of Evergreen, Mimosa, & Willow Halls: Brunch (Marketplace)
2 - 3 p.m.Residents of Evergreen, Mimosa, & Willow Halls: "Wellness to Last a Lifetime" (Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center)
3 - 4 p.m."From Binge to Blackout" (Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center)
Note: As the "Wellness to Last a Lifetime" presentation features some work out demonstrations, no chairs will be set up in the Ballroom. Students are asked to sit on the floor, a limited number of chairs are available upon request for those unable to do so.
4 - 7 p.m.Dinner available (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)
9 p.m. - 11 p.m.Movie Night (Intramural Field)
Student University Programmers
11:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.Midnight Wal-Mart Shuttle (Pick up from Student Center Half-Circle)
Student Activities

Monday, September 5

11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Residents of Evergreen, Mimosa, & Willow Halls: Brunch (Marketplace) OR
Commuters and residents of Chestnut, Magnolia, & Mullica Halls: The Diverse Rowan CommUnity/"You Don't Know Me" by Michael Fowlin (Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center)
1 - 2:45 p.m.Residents of Evergreen, Mimosa, & Willow Halls: "You Don't Know Me" by Michael Fowlin/The Diverse Rowan CommUnity (Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center) OR
Commuters and residents of Chestnut, Magnolia, & Mullica Halls: Brunch (Marketplace)
3:30 - 7 p.m.Dinner available (Chamberlain Student Center Marketplace)
7:30 - 9 p.m.SCVNGR interactive scavenger hunt (Chamberlain Student Center Pit)
7 - 8:30 p.m.Residential Community Meetings for Returning Students (Residence Halls & Apartments)
9 p.m. - 1 a.m.Bowling Night (Shuttles from Student Recreation Center)

Tuesday, September 6 - Classes Begin

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.Welcome Back Bash (Chamberlain Student Center Back Patio)

Wednesday, September 7

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.Student Government Association Club Fair (Chamberlain Student Center Back Patio)
1 - 3 p.m.Office of Multicultural Affairs Student Welcome Back Reception (Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center)

 


Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do now to prepare for Welcome Week?
Mark your calendar for September 3-5, 2011! 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 4. 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-Fridays between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. You will need to swipe your RowanCard for all Welcome Week meals.

Why am I required to attend Orientation and Welcome Week?
Many students often wonder why they are required to attend both the Orientation and Welcome Week programs. Extensive research shows that students who particiapte in programs like these are more successful during their first year of college. Orientation and Welcome Week 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.