“Oh, the Things You Can Do!”: Welcome Week 2012

As a freshman, transfer, or returning student, a major question at the beginning of the year is “what is going on this semester?” Well, look no further because the Office of Student Engagement along with other clubs and campus organizations has an array of activities and trips planned!

First, the semester will kick off with the annual “Welcome Week” during the first week of classes. The schedule is chock full of fun events and information sessions to get everyone back in the swing of things for the semester. Here is what you can expect August 26-31.

Sunday August 26: Bingo for Books: 5pm-7pm; Englar Dining Hall

Monday August 27: Beyond the Wall Poster Sale: 10am-6pm; The Forum

      Meet the Sororities Ice Cream Social: 8pm-10pm; McDaniel Lounge

Tuesday August 28: Beyond the Wall Poster Sale: 9am-4:30pm; The Forum

      Spin Art Stunner Shades; 11am-3pm (or until supplies last); Ensor Lounge

      Zumba Party: 7pm-8pm; Gill Gym

      Meet the Fraternities Greek Games: 7pm-9pm; Red Square 

Wednesday August 29: Diverse and Delicious: 10:30am-1pm; Ensor Lounge

            Wellness Center Open House: 12pm-1pm; Winslow Center, 2nd floor

  Involvement Fair: 5pm-7pm; Red Square 

Thursday August 30: Ice Cream Sundae Bar: 12pm-1pm; Outside Glar

        Part Time Job Fair: 4pm-6pm; Forum

        Nachos and Rec Lounge Grand Opening: 6pm-9pm; Rec Lounge

        Magic Tournament: 8pm-10pm; Ensor Lounge

Friday August 31: Green Terror Productions Kickoff Meeting: 3pm-4pm: Glar Dining Porch

  World Café: 4pm-6pm; Ensor Lounge 

  Grass Volleyball Tournament: 4pm-7pm; Outside Gill Gym

  Movie on the Lawn: 9pm; Red Square

If you are looking to go see a movie, but can’t get off campus and don’t want to pay 13 bucks for a ticket (I know I don’t!) then check out these movies which will be shown at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. every other Friday of the fall semester in Decker Auditorium (unless otherwise noted).

August 31: The Avengers (outdoor movie with pizza, weather permitting)

September 14: That’s My Boy

September 28: The Amazing Spiderman

October 12: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

October 26: The Dark Knight Rises

November 2: The Bourne Legacy

November 16: The Campaign

November 30: The Apparition

There are also a number of off-campus trips being offered this semester at a cheap price! Be sure to sign up to snag a seat on one of these adventures!

Saturday, September 8: Hershey Park Trip, $15.00

Saturday September 29: National Zoo Trip, $5.00*

Wednesday October 10: Wicked at the Hippodrome Theatre, $15.00

Saturday October 27: Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, $10.00

Friday November 9: Cosmic Bowling, $5.00*

Saturday December 1: Hunt Valley Mall Trip, $5.00*

*The trips with the * next to the price indicates that you pay a $5.00 fee when you sign up to hold your seat on the bus and you will receive the $5.00 back when you get on the bus for the trip. So that means the trip is totally free! All costs include your ticket(s) and transportation to and from the activity. Can’t beat these trips!

These are just SOME of the activities McDaniel offers throughout the semester that you can look forward to.  This does not include other events and activities you will have with other clubs and organizations you may decide to join!

Also, don’t forget about Families Weekend, September 21-23, and Homecoming on Saturday November 3!  More great events to enjoy that will allow you to spend time with your families and introduce them to your new friends. With all these activities and events to look forward too, you will never be bored on (or off) The Hill!