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Welcome Weekend 2014

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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

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 Commons

5:45pm: Head Down to New Student Welcome 

  • Where: Binghamton University Events Center

6:00pm - 8:00pm: New Student Welcome

  • Receive your official welcome to the Binghamton University family and enjoy a BBQ dinner provided by Sodexo Dining Services with your friends and fellow students from other residential communities.
  • Receive your free Class of 2018 T-shirt sponsored by the Binghamton University Alumni Association.
  • 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

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: 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- Maleficient at Mountainview and The Amazing Spiderman 2 at Newing.
  • Where: Mountainview and Newing Quads

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Friday, August 29, 2014

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: Cayuga Main Lounge

1:30pm - 6:00pm: 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 - Midnight: Munchies

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

6:00pm - 1:00am: 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

7:00pm - 11:00pm: Shindig at the Fountain

  • Shindig at the Fountain - a concert featuring "Active Bird Community" and "Rubblebucket.
  • Where: Harpur Quad Fountain

7:00pm - 1:00am: Late Nite Binghamton

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

9:00am - 11:00pm: CIW Building Activities

  • Head to your building lounge and check out the fun activities that your RAs and RD have planned for you!
  • Where: See your building staff for details

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

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

11:00am - 4:00pm: 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.
  • 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

6:00pm - Midnight: Munchies

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

6:00pm - 1:00am: 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 

8:00pm - 1:00am: Late Nite Binghamton

  • Enjoy Blacklight Team Arrow Attack in the Mandela Room, custom street signs, Team Trivia in the Undergrounds Coffeehouse and much more!
  • Where: University Union

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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 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! Watch the men's Rugby teams play. Play Disc Golf on our new 18-hole course or try your hand at Bubble Soccer.
  • 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

1:00pm: Women's Soccer Game - Go Bearcats!

  • Where: Bearcat Sports Complex

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

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Monday, September 1, 2014

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 - 2:00pm: Ice-Cream Social

  • Come out and enjoy ice cream before heading out to CIW Co-Rec Sports

5:00pm: Men's Soccer Game - Go Bearcats!

  • Where: Bearcat Sports Complex

2:00pm - 5:00pm: CIW Co-Rec Sports

  • Join in a "pick-up" game and introduce yourself to the CIW Co-Rec tradition.
  • Where: Co-Rec Field, Basketball Court and Volleyball Court

7:00pm: 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

8:00 - 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 

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

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Last Updated: 9/1/14