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Welcome Back Weekend

Every year during the University's Welcome Back Weekend, the Susquehanna and Hillside staffs and student governments host events to welcome new students and welcome back returning students to the University and the Apartment Communities. The weekend includes such fun events as a transfer social, meeting up to attend University-wide events, a "drive in" (sit-in) movie on the Hillside Quad, coffeehouse nights, team trivia and ice cream socials.

Take a seat make a friendHillfest

On a Saturday or Sunday in late September or October each year, the Hillside Village Council hosts a fall celebration with inflatables, music, a photo booth, fall crafts, and tons of food including Moe's and Pizza, free for all Hillside residents!

Susquehanna Thanksgiving Dinner

Each year, the Sunday or Monday before Thanksgiving Break, the Susquehanna Village Councils hosts a Thanksgiving Dinner in the Susquehanna Coffeehouse, where all Susquehanna residents are invited down for a free buffet style Thanksgiving Dinner.

Networking Etiquette Reception/Dinner

Residential Life staff host an opportunity for Apartment residents to attend a reception or dinner where they will learn the etiquette and niceties of professional receptions, interview dinners and the like. This event is a much looked forward to event to prepare especially juniors and seniors to attend recruitment receptions, job and internship interviews, etc. by teaching them professional manners and how to handle situations and put their best foot forward to potential employers.

Running CanvasRunning Canvas

The Apartment Communities' own version of a color run; Students register to complete a short run through a portion of the University's nature preserve, being sprayed with color along the way and finishing at the grassy area by the Susquehanna Apartment's fire pit. All proceeds from the registration fees are donated to a charitable organization, such as RISE women's shelter or Autism Speaks.

Hillside Havoc

Sponsored by Hillside Village Council, Havoc is a celebration of spring and the ending of the academic year with music, inflatables, food and fun on the Hillside Quad and inside the Hillside Commons. This event is free for students and a great chance to let off some steam in late April or early May!

Block Party with the ZoomobileSusquehanna Block Party

Susquehanna Community Council puts a different spin on their annual block party, but always with the same goal; to provide Susquehanna residents with a fun and free wrap up to the school year. Block Party over the years has included everything from bands, to cultural performance groups, portable hot tubs, inflatables, carnival games and always delicious free food!

Apartment Communities Recognition Ceremony

Each year, the Apartment Communities staff kicks off Commencement Weekend with a ceremony up in the Hillside Commons to provide closure to and celebrate graduating residents' experience living in the Apartments. All graduating seniors who choose to attend are recognized with a certificate and small award, and seniors who have exemplified strong leadership and service in the Apartment Communities are recognized with formal awards. Family members of graduating seniors are invited to attend and join for a celebratory reception at the conclusion.

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Last Updated: 8/24/15