Welcome Weekend 2013

Wednesday - Saturday
August 21-24, 2013

Wednesday, August 21

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Move into residence halls
   
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings - Residence Halls
Off-campus (commuter) Students Meeting - Olmsted Center
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. On-campus activities for all new students

 

Thursday, August 22 - Saturday, August 24 - Group dynamics and campus resources

These intense and fun days are designed to facilitate your successful transition to Drake with a focus on group interaction, leadership development, and campus realities inside and outside the classroom. Also included is a very important meeting with faculty and academic administrators in each college or school. ALL new students are expected to participate in ALL activities.

 

Thursday, August 22

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. FYS groups meet with their PMAC
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Community Welcome Activity
11:30 – 1:15 p.m. College/School Reality and Strategy Meeting (Including lunch with faculty and academic administrative staff)
1:30 – 4:45 p.m. Group Activities and Community Service Opportunities
4:45 – 6:30 p.m. Break and Dinner – Hubbell Dining Hall/Quad Creek Cafe
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Changes, Challenges and Choices
9:00 – 11:00 p.m. On-campus evening activities

 

Friday, August 23

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. FYS groups meet with their PMAC
9:00 - 12:15 p.m. Group Activities and Community Service Opportunities
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Picnic – Helmick Commons
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. University Convocation
3:30 – 4:45 p.m Recreational activities around campus
4:45 - 7:00 p.m. Break and Dinner - Hubbell Dinning Hall/Quad Creek Cafe
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Open Recreation

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.

On-campus evening activities

 

Saturday, August 24

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. FYS groups meet with their PMAC
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Assessment and Reflection Activities
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Break and Lunch - Hubbell Dining Hall/Quad Creek Cafe
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Welcome to the Team
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Break and recreational activities around campus
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. PMACs meet with FYS
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. FYS Professor Meal
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony - Sheslow Auditorium
Welcome - President David Maxwell
8:30 – 11:00 p.m. Break and On-campus activities

 

Sunday, August 25 - Day free to complete personal tasks

  • If you are interested in Drake choirs, marching band, theatre, or other specific groups, please refer to the Special Interest Information flyer as
    posted at /life/welcome/special.php.
  • The University Book Store will be open from 12:00 Noon to 7:00 p.m. for students to purchase books and supplies.

 

Monday, August 26 – First day of classes

 

Wednesday, September 4

4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Fall Activities Fair
Student organizations will provide information and sign-up opportunities.


Note: Welcome Weekend meals will be provided for new students living off campus. Contact your PMAC for meal tickets.

If you have any questions regarding Welcome Weekend or the Peer Mentor/Academic Consultant (PMAC) program, please call the Office of the Provost: 1-800-44-DRAKE extension 2835 or (515) 271-2835.

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