Kent State's Welcome Weekend Invites New Students to Get Familiar With Campus
Before the fall semester gets into full swing beginning Aug. 27, new students are invited to participate in Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that will run from Aug. 23-26 and help acclimate students to the Kent State community. The event is an opportunity for students to transition into the university environment and learn about the academic and social opportunities that exist at Kent State University.
“Welcome Weekend is traditionally for first-year students, and both residential and commuter students are encouraged to attend. Our hope is that this weekend provides opportunities for students to get involved on campus and to have fun before classes begin,” says Andrew Crawford, assistant director of student success programs, who coordinates the program. “Ultimately Welcome Weekend provides an opportunity for our freshmen to learn about Kent State and meet other students, as well as faculty and staff.”
Move-in for students begins Thursday with the rest of events continuing through Sunday.
The four-day program is a requirement for first-year students, and features a slew of activities including a comedy show, movie screening of The Hunger Games, Convocation, Discover Downtown, Blastoff and many other events sponsored by various campus departments.
The activities also include a discussion on Friday, Aug. 24, of the 2012 summer reading book, The Other Wes Moore.
While Welcome Weekend is required for all first-year students, Crawford says students will have an opportunity to pick and choose some of the events. All students are required to attend Welcome Weekend check-in to pick up information and supplies; attend all events scheduled between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24; and Saturday, Aug. 25, between 10 a.m. and noon. The required events are highlighted on the Welcome Weekend schedule.
A complete listing of events and the schedule can be found online at http://www.kent.edu/success/schedule.
During Welcome Weekend, “We Can Help” booths will be located on the first floor of the Kent Student Center and at various locations on campus if students need assistance.
For more information about the 2012 summer reading book, visit http://theotherwesmoore.com.