Newing College

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 

3:00pm - 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: C4 Multipurpose Room

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: Newing 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 some 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: Newing Campus/Academic Tours

  • Join your RAs for a tour of campus and find out where important offices are as well as locations where your classes will be!
  • Where: In your building lobby

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Newing Academic Questions or Concerns

  • Wonder what all those letters and numbers on your schedule mean? Your area RAs will be available to answer any of your questions! Bring your laptop if you have one.
  • Where: Newing Commons

1:00pm: Newing Campus/Academic Tours

  • Join your RAs for a tour of campus and find out where important offices are as well as locations where your classes will be!
  • Where: In your building lobby

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 nation's first Heart Safe campuses!
  • Where: CIW Commons

2:00pm - 3:00pm: Newing Academic Questions or Concerns

Wonder what all those letters and numbers on your schedule mean? Your area RAs will be available to answer any of your questions! Bring your laptop if you have one.
Where: Newing Commons

5:00pm - 7:00pm: Newing Welcome Back BBQ

  • Its dinner time and you must be hungry! Enjoy some barbeque and don't forget to bring your student ID! At dinner you'll also have the chance to meet with the Newing College Council executive board. They'll be handing out popcorn and snow cones to Newing residents, so be sure to look for them.
  • Where: Outdoor dining hall area

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-hole 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 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"

12:00pm: Newing Transfer Social

  • This is an opportunity for you to meet other transfer students in Newing! Come meet your fellow transfers and get to know some "seasoned" returners that can assist you with your transition.
  • Where: Newing Commons

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

3:00pm - 5:00pm: Newing Building Community Builders

  • Check out your building schedule to find out what kind of fun activities your RAs and Welcome Back Crew have planned for you!
  • Where: Your buildings Great Room

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 - 9:00pm: Newing S'mores and a Bonfire

  • How about some s'mores? Head over to the Newing Fire Pit for a tasty treat. While you enjoy the glow of the fire, get to know more about how to get involved in Newing including Newing College Council!
  • Where: Newing Fire Pit 

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

11:00am: Newing Building Brunch Mixer

  • Rise and Shine! Join your RAs in the lobby and had over to have some brunch in the C4 dining hall! Sit with some new friends and meet new building-mates!
  • Where: Meet in your building lobby

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

4:30pm - 6:30pm: Have You Met Faculty Master Mark?

  • You've probably seen him - at orientation, walking around Newing or riding his bike. This is your first opportunity to introduce yourself to the academic leader of Newing College and receive the 14-15 Faculty Master Mark button! Dessert will be available, so stop by upstairs after dinner!
  • Where: Newing 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

11:00am - 1:00pm: Fun in the Sun!

  • Looking for something to do? Come hang out and enjoy the sun while participating or watching kickball or basketball. The games will be pick-up style and a great way to meet new people! Not into sports? We'll also have card games going on at the picnic tables and around the co-rec field.
  • Where: Newing College Co-Rec Field

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

  • Where: Bearcat Sports Complex

2:00pm - 4:00pm: NCC Event

  • Where: Newing College Co-Rec Field

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