Weeks of Welcome 2014: Connecting Cougars!

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, September 5, 2014

Print the WOW 2014 calendar HERE!

Cougar Question Mart
August 25 – August 27
8:00AM – 5:00PM
U-Hall Plaza
Sponsored by:  Dean of Students Office
Event details from the sponsor(s):  We will be providing directional and informational assistance for new students at one station this year in University Hall Plaza. Visit Cougar Question Mart to get any of your questions answered, where buildings are located, where you can purchase items such as books and parking permits, information about drop-in advising, add/drop information, where they can get advising, basic information about events going on through the first few weeks, and overall directional help.
Website: www.csusm.edu/dos/

First Night BBQ
August 25
5:30PM – 8:30PM
USU Amphitheater
Sponsored by: University Student Union Advisory Board
Event details from the sponsor(s): Join us as we celebrate the first night of the fall semester. We will have prizes, photo booth, DJ T3CHF4LL, and food. This event is an excellent opportunity to connect with old friends and meet new ones.
Website: http://csusm.edu/usu/usuab/UpcomingEvents.html

Outdoor Movie Night: "Maleficent"
August 27
7:00PM – 9:30PM
USU Amphitheater
Sponsored by: University Student Union Advisory Board
Event details from the sponsor(s): Join us under the stars for this first event of a series. We will be showing "Maleficent" on a large screen in the outdoor amphitheater. Bring a blanket and friends for this new campus tradition.
Website: http://csusm.edu/usu/usuab/UpcomingEvents.html

Karaoke Night
August 28
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Hawks Nest USU Activity Center
Sponsored by: University Student Union Advisory Board
Event details from the sponsor(s): Come sing your heart out at our Karaoke night. There will also be light snacks and opportunity drawings. Grab your friends, get up in front and rock the house.
Website: http://csusm.edu/usu/usuab/UpcomingEvents.html

Study Abroad Information Session
August 28, September 2, September 4
12:00PM – 1:00PM
SBSB 2217
Sponsored by: Office of Global Education
Website: http://www.csusm.edu/global/studyabroad/

5th Annual Leave Your Mark
August 28
11:30PM – 1:30PM
USU/Amphitheater
Sponsored by: Orientation & New Student Programs
Event details from the sponsor(s): How will you leave your mark at CSUSM?  Come join in for some carnival like fun outside the USU and learn more about campus
departments and how to get involved at CSUSM! The first 400 new students will receive a free tshirt to wear in the incoming class photo with President Karen Haynes. The photo will take place at 12:15pm in the USU Amphitheater. Show up early because shirts WILL run out!
Social Media:
Facebook – CSUSMONSP
#CSUSMwow

Student Organization fair/ Civility T-Shirt Day
September 2
11:30AM – 1:30PM
Kellogg Plaza
Sponsored by:  Student Life & Leadership
Event details from the sponsor(s): The Fall Student ORG Fair is an annual event geared to promote recognized CSUSM student organizations.  The collection of student organizations include Academic, Club Sports, Cultural, Greek, Honors, Political, Special Interest and Religious groups. 

This is a great opportunity for students and community members to connect with student leaders and identify ways to attend programs and get further connected to the campus. Student Organization Fair will be on the first Tuesday of the Month which coincides with Civility T-shirt day.  If you have a Civility t-shirt, please wear your t-shirt and REPRESENT! Otherwise, please visit the Civility table at the Student Organization Fair to join the campaign and possibly earn your green Civility t-shirt.  For more information contact Josh Galeai at jgaleai@csusm.edu.

Fraternity & Sorority Life Hypnotist Show
September 2
7:00PM
USU Ballroom
Sponsored by: Greek Leadership Council


Health Expo- I Love a Healthy Cougar
September 4
10:30AM – 1:30PM
Amphitheater/USU
Sponsored by: Student Health & Counseling Services
Event details from the sponsor(s): FREE
Social Media:
Twitter - @csusmHOPE
#HealthyCougars

ASI Community Centers Open House
September 4
2:00PM – 5:00PM
Gender Equity Center USU 3200 & LGBTQA Pride Center USU 3100
Sponsored by: Associated Students Inc.
Event details from the sponsor(s): The Open House will be in both community centers, both the LGBTQA Pride Center and Gender Equity Center, at the same time,
each program will have a different environment to it, related around the purpose of the Center.
Social Media:
Facebook – CSUSM Pride Center
Facebook – CSUSM GEC

Cross Cultural Center Open House
September 4
2:00PM – 5:00PM
Cross Cultural Center USU 3400
Sponsored by: Multicultural Programs & Cross Cultural Center

Bingo Night
September 4
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Clarke Field House 110
Sponsored by: University Student Union Advisory Board

TLC: Leadership Certificate Program Info Sessions
September 4
5:00PM – 6:00PM
September 5
10:00AM-11:00AM
SLL Suite USU 3600
Sponsored by: Tukwut Leadership Circle
Event details from the sponsor(s): Come learn about the university's free leadership program, the Tukwut Leadership Circle!
The TLC is a great way to get connected to CSUSM faculty and staff from across campus as well as network with other Cougars!
Come to our info session to learn more!

First Friday
September 5
10:00AM – 11:00AM
SBSB 1118
Sponsored by: California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center
Event details from the sponsor(s): Free event, open to campus community, learn about tribal community inititiave and center resources, refreshments served
Website: http://www.csusm.edu/cicsc/index.html
Social Media:
Facebook - CICSC.CSUSM

#iscream: CHABSS Welcome & Ice Cream Social
September 3
3:00PM - 5:00PM
SBSB Courtyard
Sponsored by: College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABSS)
Social Media:
Facebook - CSUSM.CHABSS
Twitter: @csusm_chabss
#iscream

Sierra Backpacking
September 5-7
5:00AM (9/5/14 – 9/7/14)
Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
Sponsored by: Campus Recreation
Event details from the sponsor(s): Sign ups begin August 25 at the Clarke Field House Front Desk, Cost is $85 per person

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