Welcome Weekend Schedule

  • Freshman Convocation picnic

    Freshman Convocation cookout is a great time to make new friends and hang out with your new roommates or friends you made at Orientation.

    Thursday, August 20

    Freshman Move-in

    Arrival times are staggered throughout the day; please refer to the letter that you received from the  Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining.

    Ally Development Training

    1:00-4:00 p.m.

    Pratt Hall Auditorium

    This undergraduate training is designed to provide a framework for understanding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Allies (LGBTQIA) identity, tools for involvement in diversity advocacy work, and will help participant develop skills as global citizens.

    Dinner

    4:00–7:30 p.m.
    Foster Dining Hall
    Join a Welcome Weekend leader and your fellow classmates for our all-you-can-eat buffet in Foster Dining Hall.

    BACCHUS Bingo

    8:00–10:00 p.m.   
    HUB Ohio Room
    Join a Welcome Weekend leader and your fellow classmates for IUP's famous BACCHUS Bingo! 


    Friday, August 21

    Freshman Move-in

    Arrival times are staggered throughout the day; please refer to the letter that you received from the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining.

    Ally Development Training

    1:00-4:00 p.m.

    Pratt Hall Auditorium

    This undergraduate training is designed to provide a framework for understanding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Allies (LGBTQIA) identity, tools for involvement in diversity advocacy work, and will help participant develop skills as global citizens.

    Dinner

    4:00–7:30 p.m.
    Foster Dining Hall
    Join a Welcome Weekend leader and your fellow classmates for our all-you-can-eat buffet in Foster Dining Hall.

    Free  Victoria's Frozen Yogurt and Insomnia Cookies*

    8:00–10:00 p.m.
    Wallwork Courtyard (rain location: HUB Ohio room)
    Tired of unpacking your belongings? Looking for a way to escape the heat? Come meet other first-year students and get to know Greek Life at IUP. The Welcome Weekend Leaders will help direct you to the fun. Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Greek Life, Interfraternity Council, and Panhellenic Association. *There are limited supplies. 

    Movie Night

    8:00–11:00 p.m.
    Wallwork Plaza (rain location: HUB Ohio room)
    Now that you’re settled into your new room, why not spend the evening watching one of this summer’s hottest movies in the fresh air? We’ll have popcorn; be sure to bring your own blanket! Sponsored by The Entertainment Networkand the Residence Hall Association (RHA).


    Saturday, August 22

    Freshman Move-in

    Arrival times are staggered throughout the day; please refer to the letter that you received from the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining

    Open Gym

    HUB Gymnasium

    11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Join your fellow classmates for pick-up basketball and volleyball.

    Ease your Mind

    Stapleton Library

    1:00-2:00 p.m.

    Stop by to visit with local therapy dogs.

    Latino Organization Outbreak

    1:00-4:00 p.m.

    HUB Ohio room

    Meet and greet students from various Latino/Multicultural organizations represented on campus. All are welcome to enjoy cultural food, music and performances.  Sponsored by the Latino Student Organizations (LaSo)

    Dinner

    4:00–7:30 p.m.
    Foster Dining Hall
    Join a Welcome Weekend Leader and your fellow classmates for our all-you-can-eat buffet in Foster Dining Hall. Be sure to grab something to eat so that you can attend the mandatory residence hall floor meeting at 7:30 p.m.

    Residence Hall Meetings

    7:30 p.m.
    Check the lounge on your floor for signs.

    Happening in the HUB

    8:30 p.m.–Midnight
    Looking for something to do during your first night on campus? Join us for a night full of fun and games featuring a caricature artist, make your own sign shop, an awesome dance, and more! Sponsored by The Entertainment Network (TEN) and the Center for Student Life.

    Late Night Buffet

    10:00 p.m.–Midnight
    HUB Rock II Café, Hadley Union Building
    Take a break from all of the fun and festivities and indulge yourself in some late night feasting.

    Sunday, August 23

    Excuse Me, How Do I Get to…?

    11:00 a.m.
    Meet at front Entrance of Stapleton Library
    You will get the chance to be personally guided through campus with other first-year students. Bring your schedules, and the Welcome Weekend Leaders will show you where your classroom buildings are, so that your first day will be a breeze.

    Mandatory College/Departmental Meetings

    Meet your department chairperson and other faculty members; learn about resources in your college and department; understand course requirements and the procedures for scheduling classes in the spring semester; discover clubs, honoraries, and other ways to be involved in your major. Most college/departmental meetings take place on Sunday, August 23; some will take place within the first few weeks of class. Students living on campus whose meetings do not occur on Sunday: Meet your CA on your floor at 4:45 p.m. to go to Freshman Convocation.

    Freshman Convocation

    5:00 p.m.
    Fisher Auditorium
    Begin the afternoon at your academic department meeting and travel with faculty members and peers to Fisher Auditorium for this celebration! The convocation will feature a keynote speaker.

    Oak Grove Cookout

    Immediately following Convocation
    Oak Grove (rain location: Foster Dining Hall and HUB)
    Join your fellow class mates for a cook out in the Oak Grove! Aramark has prepared a scrumptious menu, so please join faculty, staff, and students for food and fun!