Dickinson Community

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 the 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
3:30pm - 4:30pm: Building-Wide Meet & Greet
  • Come to the main lounge of your building and meet your building staff and neighbors!
  • Where: Your Hall's Main Lounge

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 meet the Assistant Director and Faculty Master of your student's residential community and learn what to expect in this next step.
  • Where: Dickinson Fireplace Lounge

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: Outside between O'Connor and Rafuse Halls

5:45pm: Head Down to New Student Convocation & 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 alley and billiards on campus! Come down and rent shoes, play a game or shoot 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

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 mysterious 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 - 2:00pm: Dickinson Community Tour

  • Are you interested in seeing Binghamton's oldest community in it's newest location? New students, current students, alumni, families, employees and community members are encouraged to come take a tour of the new Dickinson Community. Tours will leave every half hour from the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center.
  • Where: Dickinson Fireplace Lounge in C4

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

  • This is an opportunity for you to meet other transfer students in Dickinson! Come meet your fellow transfers and get to know some "seasoned" returners that can assist you with your transition. After the Dickinson social, we'll walk as a group to the University transfer social in CIW.
  • Where: Johnson Hall Main Lounge

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Dickinson Out-of-State and International Student Social

  • This is an opportunity for you to meet other students who are not from New York state, and maybe even a carpool! Come join us for some fun activities and possibly meet someone from your home state/country!
  • Where: O'Connor Hall Main Lounge

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

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

2:30pm - 4:00pm: Dickinson New Student Tour

  • Are you wondering what LH3 means? Bring your schedule and find your classes for this fall. We will end our tour at the Dickinson Area Office - the place to go for all your housing needs! 
  • Where: Meet outside near the Object

3:30pm - 5:00pm: Fun in the Quad

  • Come out and play some games including sand volleyball, basketball, and other fun activities!
  • Where: Dickinson Quad 

4:00pm - 5:00pm: Dickinson Area Office Reception

  • Come meet the Dickinson area office staff and see the collegiate center while enjoying free food and mocktails!
  • Where: C4 Dickinson Area Office

5:00pm - 7:00pm: Dickinson Community BBQ Dinner

  • Come meet new people and grad a bite with fellow Dickinson residents. Don't forget your student ID!
  • Where: Outdoor dining hall near Newing Fire Pit

6:00pm - 12:30pm: 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

  • Check out 18-hold 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 the East Gym Open

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

11:30am - 12:00pm: Dickinson Scavenger Hunt

  • Do you want to explore campus, attend University Fest and become familiar with resources on campus? Then come to the Dickinson Scavenger Hunt! This is a full 24-hour team scavenger hunt. Teams can be made up of 3-5 members. During this scheduled time you will be able to pick-up clues from a Dickinson Town Council executive board member at the Object.
  • Where: Meet near the Object 

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 it's effort to become one of the nation's first Heart Safe campuses! 
  • Where: University Union Old Union Hall

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 

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Transfer Student Socai

  • Transfer students will have the opportunity to ask questions and tour Binghamton University with experienced students. This tour is lead by returning Dickinson students.
  • Where: Meet near the Object 

8:00pm: Dickinson Open Mic Night

  • This is an opportunity for you to meet new people and share your talents. Are you a comedian, or a poet? Do you plan an instrument or sing? Do you prefer to just on others? If so, this is the perfect place to be. Performers do not have to be pre-registere, just come by and show everyone what you can do!
  • Where: C4 Dickinson Fireplace Lounge 

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

11:30am: Dickinson Scavenger Hunt Conclusion

  • Bring all objects and pictures collected to the gazebo where a Dickinson Town Council executive board member will be waiting to check the items. The team that has collected the most points will be awarded a gift card!
  • Where: Meet at the Gazebo

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

  • Take part in the Biggest Day of Play! Check out our 38 club sports, participate in 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

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Dickinson All Things Academic

  • Meet Faculty Master Jeff Barker for advice on how to make your academic experience successful right from the start! A returning student panel will join the Faculty Master for this discussion.
  • Where: Meet at the Gazebo

2:00pm - 4:00pm: Dickinson Town Council (DTC) Social

  • Come down to hang out and meet your fellow Dickinsonians! There will be snacks, music, and fun games and contests. You will be able to enjoy some time with other Dickinson residents before the semester begins!
  • Where: O'connor Main Lounge

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: Dickinson 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 closest contact with - your floormates!
  • Where: See your RA for location

9:00pm: Dickinson Gaze at the Stars Telescope Opportunity

  • Come gaze at the Binghamton night sky with Dickinson's Faculty Master Jeff Barker. This is an opportunity to learn and meet new people in a relaxed outside setting.
  • Where: Meet between Rafuse and O'Connor Halls

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

Last Updated: 4/22/14