Dickinson Community

Welcome Weekend 2015

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 27, 2015

8am - 11am: 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

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: 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

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 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
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

11am: Dickinson Academic Tours

  • Let our RA's help you figure out 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. Tours will leave at 11, 11:30 and noon.
  • Where: Meet in front of your hall

1pm - 2pm: Dickinson Transfer, Out-of-State and International Student 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, transfer students will walk as a group to the University transfer social.
  • Where: O'Connor Great Room

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: Dickinson Nature Preserve Hike

  • Join Dickinson RAs for a hike through Binghamton's Nature Preserve and enjoy the scenery! The view from the top is gorgeous!
  • Where: Meet at the "Object"

4pm - 5pm: Mock-tail Reception & Tour

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

5pm - 7pm: 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 East Campus Fire Pit

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"

7:30pm - 9:30pm: Dickinson Speed Friending

  • Come meet new people and make new friends in your community!
  • Where: C4 Multipurpose Room

8pm - 10pm: 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-registered, just come by and show everyone what you can do!
  • Where: C4 Dickinson Fireplace Lounge

8pm - 10pm: Dickinson RA Staff Community Builder

  • Join the RAs of your building for a fun-filled event where you'll get to hang out with the new students of your hall!
  • Where: Great Room of your building

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

11:30am - Noon: 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

1pm: Women's Soccer vs. Lehigh

  • Where: Bearcat Sports Complex

1:30pm - 4pm: Dickinson Fun in the Quad

  • Come out and play some games and other fun activities! We will also be having a volleyball and basketball tournament. Basketball will be teams of 5 and volleyball will be teams of 6. (Sign ups begin at 1:30pm)
  • Where: Whitney Co-Rec Field

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 - 10pm: Dickinson RA Staff Community Builder

  • Join the RAs of your building for a fun-filled event where you'll get to hang out with the new students of your hall!.
  • Where: Great Room 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

9am: Dickinson Morning Run

  • Like to run? Trying to start? Join a Dickinson RA and fellow residents for a morning run around campus!
  • Where: Meet at the "Object"

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 t-shirt or lanyard!
  • Where: Meet at the Gazebo

11:45am - 1:45pm: Dickinson Trip to Walmart

  • Forget some essentials for your room or need last minute school supplies before classes start? Take a trip to Walmart and learn how the OCCT buses work and how to get around the area.
  • Where: Meet at the "Object" at 11:45am, 12:45pm or 1:45pm

12:30pm - 2pm: Lunch with Dickinson Faculty Mater Kim

  • Get to know Dickinson's new Faculty Mater Kim Jaussi from the School of Management and enjoy a lunch and a hike in the Nature Preserve.
  • Where: Dickinson Fireplace Lounge in C4
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: Dickinson Tie-Dye

  • Have some plain clothes that could use some color? Come out to the co-rec field and tie dye your belongings! (The first 20 students will get a free white-t-shirt to work on)!
  • Where: Co-Rec Field

5pm - 7pm: Dickinson Town Council (DTC) Social

  • A fun-filled event with snacks that will be given out at each building such as cotton candy, ice cream sundaes, cupcakes and popcorn. There will be music, games, frisbees, and a spinning wheel for a chance to win prizes!
  • Where: Whitney Co-Rec Field

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: Dickinson Floor Meetings

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

8pm - 10pm: Dickinson - Can I have S'more Please?

  • Come enjoy s'mores around a campfire with your Dickinson friends.
  • Where: East Campus Firepit

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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