Weeks of Welcome 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013 - Friday, September 6, 2013

Weeks of Welcome is a series of events planned and sponsored by various campus departments and student organizations in order to showcase campus life opportunities available at CSUSM. We invite new and continuing students to attend our many exciting events that will provide opportunities to meet and connect with fellow students, faculty, and staff and learn how to get involved and begin leaving your mark at CSUSM!

For more information about Weeks of Welcome, please contact orientation@csusm.edu or friend us on Facebook at CSUSMOrientation.

LIST OF EVENTS

COUGAR QUESTION MART
Sponsored by Student Outreach and Referral

Do you have questions as you are starting your first semester at CSUSM? Stop by Cougar Question Mart and we will help with directional assistance and more!

Date: 9/26/13-9/28/13
Time: 8am-5pm
Location: University Hall Plaza

FIRST NIGHT BBQ
Sponsored by USUAB / ASI CAB / UVA

Join USUAB & ASI CAB to kick off fall semester in grand fashion featuring Hunter's BBQ and live music by the 2013 CSUSM Battle of the Bands Winner Band "Caffeine". Pre-registration is required. Visit www.csusm.edu/theclarke to register.
Two dinner times are available. Students who do not pre-register can attend as standby and will be allowed 30 minutes after the event if space allows.

Date: 08/26/13
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 / 7:00-8:30
Location: Clarke Terrace

COOKIES AND QUEERS
Sponsored by ASI LGBTQA Pride Center

A welcome to campus event for all students interested by the ASI LGBTQA Pride Center, one of the ASI Community Centers.  We will be offering free cookies and milk to all students.  This is an introduction to the Pride Center and ASI.  The Pride Center will be open for tours as well.

Date: 8/27/13
Time:11:30-1pm
Location: Commons 201

CROSS CULTURAL CENTER OPEN HOUSE/I HAVE A DREAM
Sponsored by Student Life & Leadership/Multicultural Programs

Come learn more about services and resources that the Cross-Cultural Center provides as well as meet some new friends. We will also be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and famous "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Light refreshments provided.  Free to students!

Date: 08/27/13     
Time: 10:00-2:00    
Location: Commons 207

TUKWUT LEADERSHIP CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Sponsored by Student Life & Leadership

Come by and visit the Tukwut Leadership Center and learn about how to get involved in Student Organizations and the Tukwut Leadership Circle!

Date: 8/27/13
Time: 11:30-1:00
Location: Craven 3400


LEAVE YOUR MARK
Sponsored by Student Life & Leadership/Orientation and New Student Programs

Students are invited to take part in the 4th annual Leave Your Mark event. Come enjoy a huge involvement fair, superhero themed photo booth, cotton candy and snow cones, and make your own superhero mask! Free t-shirts will be given to the first 300 NEW students to wear in the incoming class photo during the event. Check-in for the shirts begins at 11:30am and the photo will take place at 12:15pm in Library Plaza. Be a part of CSUSM tradition!

Date: 8/29/13      
Time: 11:30-1:00    
Location: Library Plaza

STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSION
Sponsored by Global Education

Come out and hear how you can study abroad as part of your undergraduate career.

Date: 8/29/13    
Time: 12:00-1:00  
Location: Craven 3701



CHARGERS VS. 49ers
Sponsored by ASI CAB

First of four Chargers games ASI CAB is offering. Limited amount of tickets available per game. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 26th at 10am in FCB 5-103. Tickets are $20 each.

Date: 8/29/13    
Time: 7pm           
Location: Qualcomm Stadium

CASINO NIGHT
Sponsored by USUAB

Join USUAB for a fun night of table gaming, socializing and fun at The Clarke with play money and free food. Photo booth and activities included. Free for students.

Date: 08/29/13     
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 
Location: Clarke Grand Salon

STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSION
Sponsored by Global Education

Come out and hear how you can study abroad as part of your undergraduate career.

Date: 9/2/13             
Time: 5:00-5:30      
Location: Craven 3701

FLAG FOOTBALL INTRAMURAL SIGN-UPS
Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Flag Football Intramural at Cal State San Marcos offers CSUSM students the opportunity to participate in recreational sports on a competitive or recreational level. Sign up between 9/3 - 9/20 at The Clarke Information Desk. Cost $20 per participant.

Date: Sign-ups start 9/3     
Time: Clarke Hours: 6am-10pm   
Location: The Clarke

STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR
Sponsored by Student Life and Leadership

Students are invited to come out and meet some of our over 100 student organizations!

Date: 9/3/13          
Time: 12:00-1:00                 
Location: Library Plaza

STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSION
Sponsored by Global Education

Come out and hear how you can study abroad as part of your undergraduate career.

Date: 9/3/13                 
Time: 12:00-1:00                   
Location: Craven 3701

PADRES VS. DODGERS TICKET SALES
Sponsored by ASI CAB

Ticket sales for Padres vs. Dodgers game held September 20th at Petco Park go on sale today. Tickets are $10 each.

Date: 9/3                      
Time: 10am                             
Location: FCB 5-103

MORNING COFFEE
Sponsored by ASI CAB                    

Free coffee/tea/cocoa and breakfast treats for all students.

Date: 9/4/13                
Time: 8am                          
Location: Outside Markstein Hall

GENDER EQUITY CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Sponsored by Associated Student Inc. Gender Equity Center

Date: 9/4/13
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Commons 203

STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSION
Sponsored by Global Education

Come out and hear how you can study abroad as part of your undergraduate career.

Date: 9/4/13                       
Time: 5:00-5:30                    
Location: Craven 3701

FREE MOVIE NIGHT AT EDWARDS CINEMA SAN MARCOS
Sponsored by ASI CAB

Free movie at Edwards San Marcos, first come first serve. Movie TBD.  Must bring CSUSM Student ID to get free ticket.

Date: 9/4/13                   
Time: approx. 7pm          
Location: Edwards San Marcos

CAREER CENTER WORKSHOP
Sponsored by the Career Center

Learn how to use CougarJOBS to its fullest potential. Register via CougarJOBS: www.csusm.edu/careers

Date: 9/5/13                     
Time: 12:00-1:00            
Location: Craven Hall 1400 

LGBTQA PRIDE CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Sponsored by Associated Students Inc. LGBTQA Pride Center

Date: 9/5/13
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Commons 203


BAM! WATCH OUT FOR HEALTHY COUGARS HEALTH EXPO
Free health fair sponsored by Student Health and Counseling Services.

Date: 9/5/13             
Time: 10:30-1:30        
Location: Library Plaza

USUAB OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT: MAN OF STEEL 
Sponsored by USUAB 
 
USUAB will host a special pre-release screening of "Man of Steel" under the stars on Library Plaza on Thursday, Sept 5th, 7pm - 9pm. Food, a costume contest and more will be featured. Free for students. Bring your own chairs and blankets for seating on the lawn.      

Date: 09/5/2013                   
Time: 7pm - 9pm                    
Location: Library Plaza                            

STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSION
Sponsored by Global Education

Come out and hear how you can study abroad as part of your undergraduate career.
 
Date: 9/5/13                         
Time: 12:00-1:00             
Location: Craven 3701

INTERNATIONAL WELCOME BACK PARTY
Sponsored by Global Connections and the Office of Global Education

Date: 9/6/13
Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: Craven 3200 & Tukwut Courtyard

SIERRA BACKPACKING TRIP
Sponsored by Campus Recreation 

Sierra Backpacking Trip Excursion, 9/6-9/8, in Lone Pine, CA. This excursion includes camping, hiking, sight-seeing, cooking, team-building (and much more!) in one of the most pristine areas in the planet. Cost: $75 registration required. Application packet required. No minors. Health Insurance Required. Mandatory info session on 9/4/13 from 12:00-1:00. For more information about how to register, visit http://www.csusm.edu/rec/excursions.html.