Week of Welcome 2014

Week of Welcome 2014

Dozens of activities await new CU-Boulder students starting Aug. 21, 2014 including a welcome convocation, a Folsom Field pep rally and a “Global Jam” international food and music fest.

The free events give new students a chance to get acquainted with each other, the campus and surrounding community before classes start on Aug. 25.

New students will attend the mandatory convocation on Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. in the Coors Events Center, where they will hear from Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, faculty, staff and student leaders, and learn about the meaning and responsibilities of becoming CU-Boulder students.

Immediately following the convocation, attendees will make their way to Global Jam on Farrand Field for international food and music from noon to 2 p.m. This event is free for all new students with their Buff OneCard wearing the Week of Welcome shirt they will receive during move in.

Some other highlights include:

  • Thursday, Aug. 21, from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m, Residence Hall Association and Colorado Athletics jointly host the “CU Kickoff” in Folsom stadium with an official welcome from CU Student Government and Student Affairs, followed by a pep rally featuring CU coaches and the running of Ralphie.
  • Thursday, Aug. 21, from 9 p.m. to midnight, the CU Recreation Center and Residence Hall Association will host “Connect @ the Rec,” where students are invited for rock climbing, ice skating, live music, and a fake money casino including poker and craps with a chance to win real prizes.
  • Friday, Aug. 22, from 8 p.m. to midnight, students are invited to the “UMC Welcome Fest” featuring a variety of fun and interactive activities, including, miniature golf, improv comedy shows, free bowling at the UMC Connection, live music, food, prizes, and a chance to meet Ralphie up close.
  • Saturday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m., CU Program Council will present the Welcome Back Concert at Farrand Field for current CU-Boulder students only. A valid Buff OneCard is required to get an admission wristband and there is no re-entry to the concert. Wristbands will be available at the Center for Community from 10 a.m. to noon, at the northeast side of Farrand Field from noon to 10 p.m., and at the southwest corner of Farrand Field from 5 to 10 p.m. The lineup for the concert will be announced in August.
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