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Welcome Weekend 2013

Schedule of events

 Look for 2014 Schedule coming this August.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

9:00am - 11:30am: Check-In for New Students on Ground/Even Numbered Floors

  • Students who live on the ground/even numbered floors of their building will move in during this designated time.
  • Where: Residential Communities

12:00pm - 2:30pm: Check-In for New Students on the Odd Numbered Floors

  • Students who live on the odd numbered floors of their building will move in during this designated time.
  • Where: Residential Communities

3:00pm - 4:15pm: Parent/Guardian/Family Welcome to the Community

  • It's time to say good-bye to your student and start (or continue) your life as the parent/guardian of a college student. Come see the Assistant Director and Faculty Master of your student's residential community and learn what to expect in this next step.
  • Where: CIW Commons or Courtyard

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Floor Meetings

  • You've met your RA and your roommate, now's your chance to meet the rest of the people living on your floor!
  • Where: See your RA for location

4:00pm - 5:00pm: Building-Wide Meetings

  • Come to the main lounge and meet your building staff and neighbors!
  • Where: Your buildings main lounge

5:00pm - 5:30pm: Area-Wide Meetings

  • It's your welcome to the community! Meet your Assistant Director and Faculty Master, learn about your college/community traditions and find out what makes your new home rock!
  • Where: CIW Courtyard

5:45pm: Head Down to New Student Convocation and New Student Picnic

  • Where: Binghamton University Events Center

6:00pm - 7:00pm: New Student Convocation

  • Receive your official welcome to the Binghamton University family. Hear from Binghamton University staff, and this year's keynote speaker Rose Barre '06 and MA '08; premium sales consultant with the New York Yankees.
  • Where: Binghamton University Events Center

6:00pm - midnight: Bowling & Billiards

  • We have a bowling and billiards on campus! Come down and rent shoes, play a game or shoot some pool!
  • Where: University Union

7:00pm - 8:00pm: New Student Picnic

  • Enjoy a BBQ dinner provided by Sodexo Dining Services with your friends and fellow students from other residential communities.
  • Come sign the Class of 2017 Banner, receive your free Class of 2017 T-shirt and meet alumni-sponsored by your Binghamton University Alumni Association.
  • Where: Binghamton University Events Center

8:30pm: CIW Leadership Information Sessions

  • Meet with RAs and current CIW Area Council representatives to discover what it takes to be a leader in your hall!
  • Where: CIW 1st floor lounges

9:00pm: Fast & Furious 6 movie

  • Vin Diesel, Paul Walker & Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast in a high-stakes adventure!
  • Where: Mountainview Dining Hall

9:00pm: The Great Gatsby movie

  • 1922 was an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Follow Nick Carraway as he delves into the world of the super-rich through the exploits of his mystery party giving-millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.
  • Where: Newing C-4

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Friday, August 23, 2013


9:00am - 10:00pm: Recreation Center at the East Gym Open

  • No membership required for FitSpace or group fitness classes. 
  • Must have Binghamton University ID card.
  • Where: East Gym

11:00am - 12:00pm: CIW Academic Questions, Problems & Confusion

  • Wonder what all those letters and numbers on your schedule mean? Your area RAs and Faculty Master Tony Preus will be available  to answer any of your questions! Bring your laptop if you have one!
  • Where: CIW Commons

12:00pm - 1pm: CIW Academic Tours

  • Let our RAs help you figure out and see where all of your classes are this fall. Tours will take you around "the Brain" and show you all the academic buildings, our athletic complexes, theaters and student facilities.
  • Where: Meet in front of your hall

1:00pm - 2:00pm: CIW Transfer Social

  • Come meet your fellow CIW transfers and get to know some "seasoned" returners that can assist you with your transition. After the social, we'll head to the University Transfer Social together.
  • Where: Mohawk Great Room

1:00pm - 5:30pm: Heart Safe Campus CPR Training

  • Stop by anytime to get a quick training in CPR! Support Binghamton in it's effort to become one of the nations first Heart Safe campuses! 
  • Where: CIW Commons

4:30pm - 6:30pm: CIW Opening BBQ

  • Come meet new people and grab some dinner!
  • Don't forget your student ID.
  • Where: CIW Courtyard

6:00pm - 12:30am: Munchies

  • Grab some snacks or rent a dvd for the night!
  • Where: University Union 

6:00pm - 12:30am: Bowling & Billiards

  • We have a bowling alley and billiards on campus! Come down and rent shoes, play a game or shoot some pool! 
  • Where: University Union

9:00pm - 2:00am: Late Nite Binghamton

  • Check out 18-hole glow golf, laser tag, video gaming and more!
  • Where: University Union

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

9:00am - 8:00pm: Recreation Center at East Gym Open

  • No membership required for FitSpace or group fitness classes.
  • Must have Binghamton University ID card.
  • Where: East Gym

1:00pm - 5:00pm: University Fest

  • Come celebrate the beginning of the academic year with the entire campus community at University Fest! There will be 200 student organizations tabling, vendors galore, music, food and water rides. Stick around for the Shindig at the Fountain! 
  • Where: University "Spine"

1:00pm - 6:00pm: Heart Safe Campus CPR Training 

  • Stop by anytime to get a quick training on CPR! Support Binghamton in its effort to become one of the nation's first Heart Safe campuses! 
  • Where: University Union Old Union Hall

5:00pm - 6:00pm: CIW Out of State & International Student Mixer

  • This is an opportunity for you to meet other students who are not from New York state, and maybe even a carpool buddy! Come join us for some fun activities and possibly meet someone from your home state/country!
  • Where: Mohawk Great Room

5:00pm - 8:00pm: Shindig at the Fountain

  • Come out and enjoy the shindig - featuring food, rides and a concert brought to you by the Student Association.
  • Where: University "Spine"

6:00pm - 12:30am: Munchies

  • Grab some snacks or rent a dvd for the night!
  • Where: University Union 

6:00pm - 2:00am: Bowling & Billiards

  • We have a bowling alley and billiards on campus! Come down and rent shoes, play a game or shoot some pool!
  • Where: University Union 

9:00pm - 2:00am: Late Nite Binghamton

  • Enjoy various FREE activities and giveaways!
  • Where: University Union

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

9:00am - 10:00pm: Recreation Center at the East Gym Open

  • No membership required for FitSpace or group fitness classes
  • Must have Binghamton University ID card.
  • Where: East Gym

1:00pm - 5:00pm: Rec Fest

  • Take part in the Biggest Day of Play! Check out our 38 club sports, participate in the canoe wars, climbing wall or one of many interactive game opportunities. Watch the mens and womens Rugby teams play. Learn how to play Disc Golf on our new 18-hole course. Live DJ, free food samples and giveaways. Enter raffle for a chance to win a free membership, gift cards or mountain bike.
  • Where: Recreation Center at the East Gym

5:00pm - 6:30pm: CIW Fresh Start with Faculty Fellows

  • Come and meet CIW's Faculty Master, Tony Preus, and the Faculty Fellows. Have an informal chat with some faculty. After-dinner refreshments and snacks will be served!
  • Where: CIW Commons

6:00pm - 10:30pm: Bowling & Billiards

  • We have a bowling alley and billiards on campus! Come down and rent shoes, play a game or shoot some pool!
  • Where: University Union

7:00pm: CIW Floor Meeting with Your RA

  • This is a mandatory floor meeting where your RA will ensure we have an accurate record of who has checked onto your floor! Meet the people who you are in the closest contact with - your floormates!
  • Where: See your RA for location 

8:00pm - 9:00pm: CIW Council Information Social

  • Come learn about community government! If you are interested in holding an executive board position and making a difference, attendance at this event is strongly encouraged!
  • Where: CIW Commons

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Be sure to check the general schedule for even more activities and events!

Last Updated: 4/22/14