Welcome week 2013 events


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Welcome Week Activities Calendar 2013

 

Welcome to Ann Arbor!  Here’s a calendar of special events to keep you busy during your first few days on campus.  If you’d like to attend a specific event, just head to the Greene Lounge a few minutes early and you’ll find an MCSP student leader (and other first-year students) ready to walk with you.  The names of the MCSP students who are leading each event are given, and if there are no names listed, that means that no Student Leader is leading a group to the event, but you are encouraged to get a group together and go!  Have fun exploring your new town!

 

Wednesday, August 28th

 

MCSP First-Year Student Move-in 8am-5pm

 Meet the MCSP staff, pick up schedules and t-shirts, turn in permission slips (1813 East Quad)

*Parents may attend Q&A with MCSP Director, David Schoem at 11am in 1807 (next to MCSP Office).

 

Farmers Market 3:30pm (Savannah Dakota, Sierra)

Event is from 4-8pm. Meet in the Greene Lounge at 3:30pm to head out, and be back for dinner! Join for an evening of music, food, and community to kick-off the new school year! Regular market vendors will be joined by many U of M groups such as Michigan Sustainable Foods Initiative, Friends of the Campus Farm, Student Advocates for Nutrition, Consider Magazine, the Consortium on Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, and many more! There will also be live performances by U of M students, including acapella and dance. 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor Farmers Market.

 

Dinner with MCSP! 5pm

Every night at 5pm Wednesday through Monday, student leaders will be in the Greene Lounge to take students to eat as a group.

 

Outdoor Games 7pm (Jake F., Meredith)

Football, Frisbee, Soccer, etc.

 

Ice Cream Trip 8pm (Hannah, Ella, Taylor)

Meet at Community Center (must pay for your own ice cream!)

 

Game Night 8:30pm (Nida, Margi)

 

Thursday, August 29th

 

MCSP Challenge Program at the Howell Nature Center 8:30am-2:30pm

(Mandatory for all MCSP students)

 Meet in front of the building organized by Peer Mentor Group (please wear closed-toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather). Load buses according to Mentor groups.

  1. 10-12am Low Ropes Course within mentor groups
  2. 12-12:45pm Lunch (vegetarian option available)
  3. 12:45-1:30pm Presentations about MCSP from student leaders
  4. 1:30pm Head home to Ann Arbor (arriving around 2:30)

 

Dinner with MCSP! 5pm

Every night at 5pm Wednesday through Monday, student leaders will be in the Greene Lounge to take students to eat as a group.

 

Convocation 7pm

Go to Crisler Arena for a Michigan tradition that includes a warm welcome from University President Mary Sue Coleman.

 

Artscapade & Escapade 8pm-11pm (Blair, Emma, Hannah W.)

Explore the lively arts scene on campus at UMMA and enjoy free food, games, and giveaways at the Michigan Union.

 

Friday, August 30th

 

MCSP Day of Service: Natural Area Preservation at Barton Nature Area 8am-1pm

(Mandatory for all MCSP students) 

Meet at 8am in front of the building organized by Peer Mentor Group (please wear LONG PANTS and closed-toed shoes). Load buses according to Mentor groups.

*The buses will make two trips. If you are in the first group to head to Barton, you will be in the first group to return to East Quad.

 

Blood Drive Noon-6pm

Head to the Union to donate blood anytime from noon-6pm.

 

Men’s Soccer 3:15pm (Cullen)

UM v. Loyola Chicago. Free with M Card.

 

Dinner with MCSP! 5pm

Every night at 5pm Wednesday through Monday, student leaders will be in the Greene Lounge to take students to eat as a group.

 

Bubble Tea 6pm (Amanda, Luna)

Come enjoy FREE Bubble Tea while relaxing with friends at Ingalls Mall! Afterwards, stick around for InterVarsity's kick-off event for the new school year! There will also be information about the variety of ministries and activities that the InterVarsity community participates in, including Small Group Bible Studies, Social Justice, and IM sports! Come learn how you can get involved!

Meijer Mania 9pm-1am (Faith, Shukria, Meghan, Savannah Dupin)

Buses departing and arriving from the Union to head to Meijer’s for a night of music, games and great discounts!

Saturday, August 31st

 

Football Game: University of Michigan v. Central Michigan University 3:30pm

Groups meeting at 6:30am and 1:30pm to head to the stadium!

 

Dinner with MCSP! 5pm

Every night at 5pm Wednesday through Monday, student leaders will be in the Greene Lounge to take students to eat as a group.

 

UMix Outdoors! 9pm-midnight Meet at 8:45pm (Rebecca)

UMix Late Night is Michigan's premier Friday night tradition. Last year, more than 12,000 students attended a UMix program, and we're excited to kickoff a new year! Join for this very special “UMix Outdoors on the Ingalls Mall” in front of the Michigan League. Watch "The Great Gatsby” on the big screen, take a ghost tour of central campus, run through an inflatable obstacle course, and enjoy the best part about UMix Late Night - free food!

 

Sunday, September 1st

 

Women’s Soccer Game 1:15pm (Cullen)

Meet at 1:15pm to go watch the women’s soccer game! Entrance is free with M-Card.

 

Tour of Central Campus 2pm (Margi)

Take a tour of Central campus!

 

Dinner with MCSP! 5pm

Every night at 5pm Wednesday through Monday, student leaders will be in the Greene Lounge to take students to eat as a group.

 

Taste of Michigan 5:30pm (Annie)

This annual Welcome Week is an opportunity for new students to learn about Greek Life and LSA Student Government while sampling many of the local restaurants.

 

Monday, September 2nd

Run in the Arb 10am (Luna)

Head out for a group run in the Arb!

 

Class Tour 11am (Mandy, Megan, Savannah, Saisha)

Tour campus and find the rooms where your classes will be held to prepare you for the first week of classes!

 

Gayze Craze 1pm-4pm Meet at 1pm (Jake, Savannah Dakota, GS)

Event is from 1-4pm, meet at 1pm in the Greene Lounge to head over to Palmer Field. Play games and watch performances at Palmer Field in a welcoming place for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and all similarly identified and allied students. 

 

UMOJA 1:30pm (Faith)

The event is from 2-5pm, but a group is leaving from East Quad at 1:30pm to head to the Diag. UMOJA Fest is a cross-cultural collaboration at its finest, the term Umoja translates to unity in Swahili. It includes organizations such as African Students Association, Native American Students Association, Michigan Latino Assembly and the Black Student Union. It’s a festival-like event that will include food, drinks, music, dancing, henna artists and games from all of the cultures represented. This aids in the groups’ goals of increasing students of color visibility and building intercultural relationships. 

 

Dinner with MCSP! 5pm

Every night at 5pm Wednesday through Monday, student leaders will be in the Greene Lounge to take students to eat as a group.

 

Pre-Class Bash! 7pm (Rebecca)

Join hundreds of Wolverines on Palmer Field in celebration with free food, shirts, games, and fellowship. Join in the fun on the last night of summer for an all around great time!

 

Tuesday, September 3rd

 

UC 102: The Student in the University 6-8pm

First MCSP UC102 session in 1360 East Hall, see you there!

 

Saturday, September 7th

 

Trip to Kerrytown and the Farmers Market 10am (Taylor, Ella)

Scope out the Ann Arbor Farmers Market and other Kerrytown treasures.