Dickinson Community

Welcome Weekend 2014

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 28, 2014

9:00am - 11:30am: 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

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
3:30pm - 4:30pm: Building-Wide Meet & Greet
  • Come to the main lounge of your building and meet your building staff and neighbors!
  • Where: Your Hall's Main Lounge

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 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

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: Co-Rec Field

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 alley and billiards on campus! Come down and rent shoes, play a game or shoot pool!
  • Where: University Union

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 - Noon: Dickinson All Things Academic

  • Meet Faculty Master Jeff Barker for advice on how to make your academic experience successful right from the start! A returning student panel will join the Faculty Master for this discussion.
  • Where: Fireplace Lounge

1:00pm - 2:00pm: 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 Hall Main Lounge

1:00pm - 6:00pm: Heart Safe Campus CPR Training

  • Stop by anytime to get a quick training in CPR! Support Binghamton in its effort to become one of the nations first Heart Safe campuses!
  • Where: CIW Commons

2:30pm - 5:00pm: Fun in the Quad

  • Come out and play some games including sand volleyball, basketball, and other fun activities!
  • Where: Dickinson Co-Rec Field

4:00pm - 5:00pm: Dickinson Area Office Reception

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

5:00pm - 7:00pm: 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

6:00pm - 2:00am: 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

  • Come out and enjoy the shindig - featuring food, rides and a concert brought to you by Campus Activities.
  • Where: University "Spine"

9:00pm - 2:00am: Late Nite Binghamton

  • Check out 18-hold glow golf, laser tag, video gaming and more!
  • Where: University Union

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

9:00am - 8:00pm: 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 - 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"

11:30am - 12:00pm: 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

1:00pm - 6:00pm: Heart Safe Campus CPR Training 

  • Stop by anytime to get a quick training on CPR! Support Binghamton in it's effort to become one of the nation's first Heart Safe campuses! 
  • Where: University Union Old Union Hall

6:00pm - 2:00am: 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 - 10:00pm: 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 

9:00pm - 2:00am: Late Nite Binghamton

  • Enjoy various FREE activities and giveaways!
  • 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

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 gift card!
  • Where: Meet at the Gazebo

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 - 7:00pm: Dickinson Town Council (DTC) Social

  • Come down to hang out and meet your fellow Dickinsonians! There will be snacks, music, and fun games. You will be able to enjoy some time with other Dickinson residents before the semester begins!
  • Where: O'connor Hall Main Lounge

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

8:00pm - 10:00pm: S'mores Event

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

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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

11:00am - 1:00pm: Let's get Moving

  • Come out and get active in the quad with sports and other fun activities!
  • Where: Dickinson Co-Rec Field

1:00pm - 5:00pm: Service Project & Hike with Faculty Master Jeff

  • Join Faculty Master Jeff in a service project and hike in the Nature Preserve
  • Where: Meet at the Object

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

  • Where: Bearcat Sports Complex

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

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

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Last Updated: 8/21/14