Programming and Events

  • The Center for Student Life plans and coordinates events consistent with its mission statement: the promotion of diverse opportunities that encourage personal and community growth through leadership development and individual and group accountability.

    Welcome Weekend

    Welcome Weekend is a special time for new students to become better acquainted with IUP and with one another. The events will help new students begin to feel at home at IUP. Incoming students will connect with other students and become familiar with campus and the many resources available, as well as enjoy fun festivities held each day!

    IUP Day

    IUP Day allows students to explore ways of getting involved at IUP and allows for each recognized student organization to increase awareness of its mission and potentially its membership base.

    Homecoming

    The Programming and Events office assists in the coordination of the parade in addition to working with other offices such as Student Affairs, Athletics, and Alumni Affairs to create a positive homecoming experience for the entire IUP community.  

    Homecoming Monte Carlo Night

    The Homecoming Monte Carlo Night is an incredible night full of dancing, casino games, prizes, food, and so much more! The 2014 Homecoming Monte Carlo Night will be held on Saturday, October 11, from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at the Kovalchick Complex. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office, the Center for Student Life in 303 Pratt Hall, or at IUP Day!

    Six O’Clock Series

    The Six O’Clock Series provides IUP students, employees, and community members an opportunity to learn about current issues and approach familiar topics from a new perspective.

    Safety Planning for Campus Events

    Organizations planning a campus event requiring safety and security provisions such as university police, electronic screening requirements and others file through the Center for Student Life a Safety Planning Form for Campus Events. 

    Campus-wide Special Events

    The Office for Student Leadership provides programming guides, guidance, and support for organizations planning a campus-wide event.

    Requesting Use of Outdoor Campus Space 

    The Center for Student Life processes requests for the use of outdoor space on the IUP campus. Requests are reviewed to ensure the safety of the IUP community, the protection of IUP grounds, and respect for the mission of the university. 

    Late Night Programming

    The Center for Student Life provides support for late night programming initiatives, including links to important policy information, forms, and mini-grant resources. 

    Event Setup: Do I Have to Pay?

    Office of Facilities Management helps organizations, offices, and individuals requesting use of outdoor space understand if there are costs involved in their space request outside normal business hours.

    For more events, check the Student Events Calendar, the Academic Calendar, and the Central Calendar.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Freshman Convocation

Fisher Auditorium

Student Life Center

As a community, IUP welcomes the arrival of the Class of 2019 with the Fall Convocation celebration.

IUP student leaders join with faculty and staff to welcome the entering Class of 2019. Dr. Maureen McHugh will assume the Distinguished University Professor role as Master of Ceremonies. IUP President Mike Driscoll, along with other university leaders, will compose the platform party and extend a formal welcome to new students. Music will be provided by members of the IUP Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band.

Schedule:

5:00 p.m., Fisher AuditoriumFaculty, students, and staff commute from department meetings to Fisher Auditorium. Convocation begins and speakers deliver their addresses.

Oak Grove Cookout: Immediately Following Convocation, Oak GroveOak Grove cookout! Aramark has prepared a scrumptious menu, so please join faculty and staff for food and fun.

(Rain location: Foster Dining Hall and HUB)