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Welcome Week 2016

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Major events also are on the SAU Calendar!

Honors Student Orientation: August 19-20
International Student Orientation: August 17-19

Schedule - All Students

Sunday, August 21

9 a.m.–2 p.m. Residence Halls Open/Move-In

11 a.m.–3 p.m. Kona Ice Fundraiser
Rogalski Drive & Ripley Street
Upper Galvin Parking Lot

Noon-3 p.m. Student Services open
Rogalski Center and Ambrose Hall

12:15 p.m. BEEcard ID pick-ups for Transfers
Rogalski Center, Residence Life Office

1-5 p.m. Library Activities
SAU Library
Giant Words with Friends board, coloring book station, and refreshments

1:30-3 p.m. Disabilities Services Info Session
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Room

3-4 p.m. Welcome Mass
Christ the King Chapel
All students and families welcome

4-5:45 p.m. Kick-off Cookout and Saying Good-Bye
Rogalski Center Patio

5:30-7:15 p.m. Campus Tour for Commuter Students
Meet at Beehive

6-7:15 p.m. Residential Living 101: Mandatory Floor Meeting
Residence Halls

7:30-8:30 p.m. Meet Your Classmates!
Required for all First Year students
Prepare for tomorrow's service adventure: Urban Plunge!

8:45-10:45 p.m. Playfair!
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Interactive icebreakers. Come meet your classmates - quickly!

Monday, August 22 – Urban Plunge

7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast in Cosgrove Dining Hall

8 a.m. Group 1: meet, organize, and depart
Rogalski Center Ballroom

9 a.m. Group 2: meet, organize and depart
Rogalski Center Ballroom

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch with your Urban Plunge group

1-3 p.m. Kinesiology Internship Poster Presentation
Rogalski Center, 2nd floor rotunda

3 p.m. Tech Tips for New Students
Library Media Room, Lower Level
Learn about using the Portal, Blackboard, Gmail, and Beeline, register your device on the SAU network, and learn smarter ways to print your papers!

4:30-6:30 p.m. Multicultural House Social
Multicultural House, 411 W. Locust St. (across from Cosgrove Parking Lot and adjacent to Kreiter Hall)
Join Ambrosians of increasingly varied ethnic and racial backgrounds who have found a home within our small but vibrant multicultural community. Create a fellowship among students, faculty, staff, and alumni as you engage in dialogue, games, and food at the BEE-Cultural Cookout! Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Life and Office of Diversity

5-6:15 p.m. Dinner
Cosgrove Dining Hall

5:30-8 p.m. The Main Event - Gotta Catch 'Em All!
Rogalski Center, Front Plaza and Residence Row
Come enjoy a Pokemon-themed bash including music, games, challenges & treats with your friends! All students are welcome! Presented by Residence Life

9-10:30 p.m. Late Night @ SAU – Hypnotist David Hall
Rogalski Center, Ballroom
Cards AGAINST Hypnosis is David Hall's latest interactive; laugh out loud, drop-to-your knees funny, comedy hypnosis show!

Tuesday, August 23 – Campus Connections

7:15-9 a.m. Breakfast
Cosgrove Dining Hall

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. BeeCentral
Did you miss the One-Stop Student Services? Offices are open all day to help you with what you need.

9-10 a.m. Services for Students with Disabilities
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Room

10 a.m. Tech Tips for New Students
Library Media Room, Lower Level
Learn about using the Portal, Blackboard, Gmail, and Beeline, register your device on the SAU network, and learn smarter ways to print your papers!

10-11 a.m. "Day in the Life of an Ambrosian": Campus Tour
Required for all first-year students: Bring your class schedule and learn where your classes are to get ready for the first day of college!
Departs from Rogalski Center 2nd floor rotunda

11 a.m.-Noon Academic Convocation & Blessing of the Academic Year 
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Faculty Keynote: Dr. Rachael Suddarth

Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch with Faculty
Cosgrove Dining Hall
Meet and eat with SAU faculty in a casual setting before you see them in class tomorrow.

1-3 p.m. Information Literacy 101 Test-Out
Library Media Room, Lower Level
Register to complete the test out for IL101. If you successfully test out, you will have the IL101 requirement waived for graduation but will not receive credit on your transcript.

1:30 p.m. Music Theory Placement Test
Galvin Room 120

1-4 p.m. "First Ten Things" Contest
Students complete 10 things from the 68 Things list

2-3:15 p.m. College of Business Open House
Rogalski Center, Ballroom
At this ice cream social, learn what the College of Business has to offer, meet your mentors, talk with future colleagues, and start the journey of a lifetime!

8-9 p.m. Take Two: Sexual Assault Awareness Program
Galvin Fine Arts Center, Allaert Auditorium

9-9:30 p.m. Let's Talk: Debrief with NSS/Honors/non-NSS groups
NSS Homeroom locations

10 p.m. Outdoor Movie: "Central Intelligence"
Rogalski Center Lawn

Wednesday, August 24 – Classes Begin

6 p.m. Theatre Picnic
Allaert Auditorium

8 p.m. Campus Ministry and Music Jam
Chapel Gathering Space
Bring your instrument and/or voice

9:15 p.m. Mass in the Grotto
A social will follow. Sponsored by Campus Ministry and your Student Government Association

10 p.m. Late Night @ SAU  – Comedy Magician Ben Seidman
Rogalski Center, Ballroom
Ben Seidman co-stars in Magic Outlaws on Travel Channel and appeared on Fool Us with Penn & Teller on the CW Network. Presented by Campus Activities Board (CAB)

Thursday, August 25 – Classes Continue

Noon-4 p.m. Spin Magic! Presented by CAB
Rogalski Center Patio

4:30 p.m. Daily Mass

6 p.m. Theatre Audition Workshop
Allaert Auditorium

Friday, August 26

Noon, Daily Mass

1-2 p.m. Tech Tips for New Students
Library Media Room, Lower Level

4 p.m. Auditions for The Tempest
Allaert Auditorium

7 p.m. Quad City River Bandits Game
Watch the River Bandits take on Peoria in the "most beautiful minor league ballpark in the U.S.!" Only 200 tickets are available to SAU students for the game. Student tickets are first come, first served down at the ballpark, Modern Woodman Stadium, 209 S. Gaines St. Davenport, IA 52802

10:30 p.m. Late Night @ SAU: Grocery BINGO!!!
Rogalski Center Ballroom
FREE!! Come win some groceries and other fun prizes to start off the semester right!

Saturday, August 27 – Explore the Quad Cities!

Take the city bus--your SAU ID is a bus pass too! Go the Figge Art Museum (also free with SAU ID), catch a River Bandits game, or check out the local coffee shops. Just be sure to be back on campus for the evening's entertainment!

1-3 p.m. Information Literacy 101 Test-Out
Library Media Room, Lower Level

10 p.m. Late Night @ SAU – TBD

Sunday, August 28

10:30 a.m. Mass
(This will be the regular Sunday morning Mass time during the academic year.)

6:30 p.m. Mass
(This will be the regular Sunday evening Mass time during the academic year.)

Monday, August 29

6 p.m. Music Ministry

Tuesday, August 30

2-4 p.m. Club Fest and Vendor Fair!
Get involved! Sign up for clubs and organizations on campus as you gain valuable information. Vendors from the community will also be in attendance showing their goods and recruiting volunteers.
Rogalski Center, 1st floor patio (Rain site: Rogalski Center Ballroom)

5-6 p.m. International Mixer
Come experience a world of food, music and fun. Sample a mixture of treats, mingle with international and returning Study Abroad students, and meet the Center for International Education staff. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome. Sponsored by Center for International Education

9 p.m. Bridge Bible Fellowship

Wednesday, August 31

8 p.m. Ambrosians for Peace and Justice Meeting
Lower Chapel

9:15 p.m. Mass and More