College-in-the-Woods

Welcome Weekend 2015

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 27, 2015

8am - 11am: 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

11am - 7pm: Recreation Center at the East Gym Open

  • Come check out FitSpace and group fitness classes. No membership required opening weekend. Must have University ID card. Memberships on sale.
  • Where: East Gym

11:30am - 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

3pm - 4pm: 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

3pm - 4pm: 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

4pm: Building/Area-Wide Meetings

  • Come to the main lounge and meet your building staff and neighbors!
  • Where: See your area schedule for location

4pm - 5:30pm: Binghamton Parent and Family Reception

  • Parents, guardians and other family members are invited to a light reception. Relieve some stress of the big move-in day with a chair massage or light snack. Everyone will walk away with a small Binghamton giveaway, and some will win a Binghamton "swag" bag! President Stenger will offer welcoming remarks at 4:30pm.
  • Where: Old Union Hall

5:30pm: New Student Welcome Picnic

  • Enjoy a BBQ dinner provided by Sodexo Dining Services with your friends and fellow students from other residential communities.
  • Receive your free Class of 2019 T-shirt sponsored by the Binghamton University Alumni Association.
  • Where: Peace Quad

9pm: Drive-In Movies

  • Looking for a little fun? Why not sit back and enjoy the outdoor movie experience while making some new friends? Movies will begin at 9pm (or as soon as it gets dark) in the co-rec fields- Mad Max at Mountainview and The Pitch Perfect 2 at Newing.
  • Where: Mountainview and Newing Quads

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Friday, August 28, 2015

10am - Noon: University Wide Academic College Events

  • College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA): Faculty from the Human Development Department will discuss their research emphasizing value added to the academic and professional field. Lunch to follow.
    • Location: University Downtown Center Room 220A/B
  • Decker School of Nursing: Undergraduate research opportunities at the Decker School of Nursing: Why, what, how & who.
    • Join us for a session with the dean and faculty on why you may want to be involved in research as an undergraduate as well as what areas are being studied. We will also talk about how you go about seeking those opportunities and who you might consider work with as an undergraduate.

    • Location: Academic B Room 347

  • Harpur College of Arts and Sciences: All the departments and programs are here to welcome you today! Come say hello or ask questions about classes or different fields of study. The Academic Advising Office is also available to answer specific questions about your classes and requirements.
  • School of Management: SOM Dean's Challenge & Networking Event
    • This is a wonderful opportunity for incoming students to network with SOM student leaders, faculty and classmates!
    • Location: AA G08

11am - 6pm: Heart Safe Campus CPR Training

  • Stop by anytime to get a quick, 15 minute, training on CPR and cardiac arrest! Participate and receive a free souvenir drinking cup and enter for a chance to win a variety of gift cards from local restaurants. Support the 3rd annual HEARTSafe event and our efforts to maintain our "HEARTSafe Campus" accreditation. Hosted by Harpur's Ferry Student Volunteer Ambulance Service
  • Where: University Union Old Union Hall

11am - 7pm: Recreation Center at the East Gym Open

  • Where: East Gym

Noon - 1pm: Tour of CIW & Academic Buildings

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

1pm - 2pm: 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: Cayuga Main Lounge 

2pm - 4pm: Transfer Student Social

  • Come meet other transfer students while enjoying free refreshments! It's open to both new and returning students and is a great opportunity to make friends on campus. All are welcome, so feel free to bring your roommate or friends!
  • Where: CIW Commons

2pm - 3:30pm: CIW Co-Rec Field Day 

  • Join in a pick-up game and learn all about CIW Co-Rec tradition. 
  • Where: Co-rec field, basketball court and volleyball court 

3:30pm - 4:30pm: CIW Area Office Reception 

  • Come meet the CIW area office staff and enjoy some free and delicious snacks! 
  • Where: CIW area office - ground floor Onondaga

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

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

6pm: Women's Soccer vs. Canisius

  • Where: Bearcat Sports Complex

6pm - Midnight: Munchies

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

6pm - Midnight: 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

7pm - 11pm: 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"

8pm - 1am: Late Nite Binghamton

  • Check out Late Nite - we'll have free food, Avengers: Age of Ultron, a concert by Luke Metzler and much more!
  • Where: University Union

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

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

  • Come check out FitSpace and group fitness classes. No membership required opening weekend. Must have University ID card. Memberships on sale.
  • Where: East Gym

10am - 6pm: Heart Safe Campus CPR Training

  • Stop by anytime to get a quick, 15 minute, training on CPR and cardiac arrest! Participate and receive a free souvenir drinking cup and enter for a chance to win a variety of gift cards from local restaurants. Support the 3rd annual HEARTSafe event and our efforts to maintain our "HEARTSafe Campus" accreditation. Hosted by Harpur's Ferry Student Volunteer Ambulance Service
  • Where: University Union Old Union Hall & Mandela Room

11am - 4pm: 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.
  • Where: Peace Quad

11am - Noon: CIW Academic Questions & 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 (above dining hall)

1pm: Women's Soccer vs. Lehigh

  • Where: Bearcat Sports Complex

4pm - 5pm: CIW Out of State & International Student Mixer

  • 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

5pm - 7pm: CIW KanJam Fun & Tie Dye 

  • Join the CIW Council in the fun game of KanJam or tie-dye a shirt, all while enjoying ice pops and cotton candy! 
  • Where: CIW Courtyard 

6pm - Midnight: Munchies

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

6pm - 1am: 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

8pm - 10pm: Trivia Night CIW Style 

  • Stop by and test your knowledge. There will be lots of great questions, prizes and snacks! 
  • Where: Main lounge of your building

8pm - 1am: Late Night Binghamton

  • Enjoy bumper cars in the Mandela Room, customized tech gear (phone, tablet & laptop cases), team trivia with over $300 in prizes in the Undergrounds.
  • Where: University Union

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

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

  • Come check out FitSpace and group fitness classes. No membership required opening weekend. Must have University ID card. Memberships on sale.
  • Where: East Gym

11am: CIW Building Brunch Mixer! 

  • Good morning! Join some of the CIW Residential Life staff for brunch in the CIW dining hall and socialize with other CIW residents. 
  • Where: Meet in your building lobby

1pm - 5pm: Rec Fest

  • Take part in the Biggest Day of Play! Check out our 39 club sports, the "Club House", participate in the climbing wall, obstacle course, or one of many interactive game opportunities. Try out the zip line as we open the new Ropes Challenge Course in the woods! Play Disc Golf on our 18-hole course or try your hand at Bubble Soccer. Join us for the grand opening of the new Recreational Turf Field!
  • Live DJ, free food samples and giveaways. Enter raffle for a chance to win a free membership, FitBit, gift cards and other prizes! Make sure you come dressed and ready to play! Complete details available at play.binghamton.edu.
  • Where: Recreation Center at the East Gym

2pm - 4pm: CIW Nature Preserve Walk 

  • Take the time to experience the beautiful outdoors and enjoy a walk through nature. 
  • Where: meet in the CIW courtyard

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

  • Come and meet CIW's Faculty Master, Tony Preus, Faculty-in-Residence, Stephen Ortiz, and the Faculty Fellows. Have an informal chat with some faculty and enjoy an ice cream sundae!
  • Where: CIW Commons

6pm - 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

7pm: CIW Floor Meetings 

  • This is a mandatory floor meeting - come meet the people in your neighborhood and establish some community standards! 
  • Where: Floor Lounges 

8pm - 9pm: 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 (above CIW dining hall)

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Be sure to check out the main schedule of events page for a complete listing of events!


Last Updated: 8/26/15