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UIndy plans Welcome Week fun to bring students back

Posted on 08.23.2017

Wednesday

A lunch will be provided for students and families at the Greyhound Welcome Lunch in the Schwitzer Student  Center to bring everyone into the campus community. At 2 p.m., a convocation will begin at Nicoson Hall to officially welcome the new students. Following the convocation, the students will meet at Key Stadium for an official Class of 2021 first photo.

After that, students can attend Midnight Madness at the Southport Target. Students will meet at the Bell Tower at 11 p.m. to catch a shuttle with their student IDs and prepare for a night of shopping. The Southport Target will stay open late just for University of Indianapolis students to give them the opportunity to get any last-minute items for the upcoming school year. There will be music, prizes and activities for those attending the shopping event.

Thursday ­

Group meetings with the Crimson Crew will start at 9:30 a.m. to help incoming students ease into the campus community, with activities offered throughout the day. Following the group meetings, international students will have an opportunity to learn about what the campus has to offer them in order to increase accessibility.

At 3 p.m., the Professional Edge Center personnel will introduce the center to the students and show them what resources it has to offer. The event will showcase how those involved in the Professional Edge Center, such as faculty and alumni, can provide different options for students who are planning their futures. Students will meet at the Fountain Square Theatre starting at 7 p.m. for food, music, photo booths and other activities. This will help orient students to more than the campus community. There will be shuttles to take students to and from the theatre.

Friday

Starting at 1:30 p.m., students can hear from an award-winning college professor alongside UIndy graduates who will talk about their experiences and about the transition from high school to college. At 2:30 p.m., on Smith Mall, students can meet with Crimson Crew Members and walk around the campus to see where their various classes meet before they officially begin.

A Fiesta on Smith Mall starting at 4 p.m., will show students UIndy’s Student Organization of Latinos. There will be food and activities offered, along with dance classes so students can learn about the organization.

Starting at 7 p.m., students can come to McCleary Chapel in the Schwitzer Student Center for a showing of “Mom’s Night Out,” which will be followed by Campus Program Board’s Night of Awesomeness. Comedian Chris James and hypnotist Daniel James will be performing for the students  for a night of comedy and activities.

Weekend

Students will kick off the weekend by meeting at 9 a.m. at the Bell Tower for service projects with Circle K ending at noon. This is a way for classmates to get together and give back to the community.

Beginning at 5 p.m. at the Health Pavilion, the UIndy Crimsonettes Dance Team will hold tryouts for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. The dance team is looking for those who have some dance experience and will be available to perform at the men’s football and basketball and women’s basketball games.

Sunday beginning at 3 p.m., a water balloon fight will take place on Smith Mall, with four freshman teams from the different residence halls on campus competing for bragging rights and a banner. From 5-7 p.m., students can learn about the UIndy Dance Marathon at an ice cream truck from Mrs. Curl. Afterwards, CPB will have students come together starting at 9 p.m. at Key Stadium to watch a movie under the stars to finish off Welcome Week.

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