BEE-Coming Ambrosian

Get ready for a terrific new year at St. Ambrose!

Yes, you are now an Ambrosian! Welcome to our community!

Each year we create a great line-up of activities for your first week on campus, and we can't wait for you to realize the impact of a St. Ambrose education and the impact you will have on the world.

Explore below to see the Welcome Week activities for our newest group of Ambrosians, the Class of 2022!

Welcome Week 2018
Move in, make some friends, and serve your community

Get a taste of what it will be like when you become a Fighting Bee!

Welcome Week Schedule

Sunday, August 19
Move In Day


9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Residence Halls Open

Welcome to your new home! Current students, faculty, and staff will be there to help you with the heavy lifting.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BeeCard Services Available
Dean of Students/Residence Life Office, Rogalski Center
Need to get your BeeCard photo or need a BeeCard replacement? Services are available until 2 p.m.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cindy's Tropical Ice fundraiser for Dance Marathon
Rogalski Drive and Ripley St

12 to 3 p.m.
Student Services Open
Bookstore, Bee Central, Academic Advising, Residence Life, Health Services and Counseling, Security, Career Center, Wellness and Recreation, Student Activities, Information Technology

12 to 5 p.m.
Library Activities!

Come over to the library for fun and games! Sling some Angry Bees, try your luck at giant games (Connect Four, Dominoes, Jenga, etc.), mini-golf with librarians, and refreshments! Information Technology is open also: register your devices and if needed, reset passwords.

12:15 p.m.
BeeCard (Student ID) Pick Up
- transfer students only
Rogalski Center, 2nd floor, Residence Life Office

1:30 to 3 p.m.
Accessibility Resource Center Orientation
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Room
The Accessibility Resource Center hosts this session for students with disabilities. We will cover disclosure, confidentiality and how to access ARC resources and services. The session is repeated Tuesday at 9 a.m.

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

4 to 5:45 p.m.
Kick-off Cookout
Rogalski Center, 1st floor Patio
Share a last meal together and say goodbye. Your college experience begins! All students and families invited.

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

5:45 p.m.
Parents and families depart campus

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

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
New Student Seminar and Non-NSS Meeting
Required for all First-Year students. Meet your classmates and prepare for tomorrow's service adventure: Urban Plunge!

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

Monday, August 20 
Urban Plunge: Plunge Into Your Community

7:30 to 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

10 a.m.
Transfer and International Student Orientation Session
Gottlieb Conference Room, Rogalski Center
Transfer and International students will hear information regarding Career Services, Institutional Technology, and Financial Aid.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch with your Urban Plunge group
Homeroom locations (see Sunday night)
Free Sodexo lunch buffet with nachos onsite at McCarthy and McMullen Halls and the Beehive.

1:30 p.m.
Music Theory Placement Test
Galvin Fine Arts Center, Room 120

3 p.m.
Technology 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!   

5 to 6:15 p.m.
Dinner in Cosgrove Dining Hall

6 to 10 p.m.
SAU Block Party
Outside of the Wellness and Recreation Center
Head over to the Wellness Center lawn for the 2018 SAU Block Party! Hours of food, fun, games, and prizes. Jump through inflatable obstacles, compete against your friends in the joust, and play an array of games and activities. Great music throughout the event from a DJ followed by a live band! Come through, and see what all the buzz is about!

6:35 p.m.
Quad City River Bandits Baseball Game
Watch the 2017 Minor League Champions Quad City River Bandits take on the Peoria Chiefs at Modern Woodman Park, voted the most beautiful minor league ballpark in America! Only 250 tickets are available to students first-come, first-served at the ballpark.

Tuesday, August 21
Campus Connections

7:15 to 9 a.m.
Breakfast in Cosgrove Dining Hall

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bee Central
Ambrose Hall, 2nd floor
Did you miss the one-stop Student Services (Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Registrar)? Offices are open all day to help you with what you need.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
DIY Depot Cart
SAU Library
Make and take a felt bee ornament to kick-off this year's Arts and Sciences project theme, Visual Narratives. The DIY Depot cart for globes and ornaments runs through August!

9 to 10 a.m.
Accessibility Resource Center Orientation
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Room
For students with disabilities. This session covers disclosure, confidentiality, and how to access ARC resources and services.

10 a.m.
Technology 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 to 11 a.m.

"Day in the Life of an Ambrosian" Campus Tour 
Departs from Rogalski Center, 2nd floor rotunda
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!

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Academic Convocation & Blessing of the Academic Year 
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Kick off your academic career with faculty and staff cheering you on!

12 to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch in Cosgrove Dining Hall

1 to 3 p.m.
Information Literacy 101 Test-Out     
Library Media Room, Lower Level
Students should call the Reference Desk (563-333-6245) to register and see if they qualify 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 to 4 p.m.

Bookstore Opening Event 
Rogalski Center, 1st and 2nd floors
Stop in and check out the great merchandise and sales at your University bookstore! Win cool prizes, apparel and coupons.

3 p.m.
STAMVOJA Auditions
Office of Dr. Thea Engleson (Music House, 2021 Brown Street)
Auditions are for those interested in singing with the St. Ambrose Vocal Jazz ensemble. For information please email EngelsonTheaS@sau.edu.

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

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

10 to 11:30 p.m.
Late Night@SAU Movie: Avengers: Infinity War
Wellness and Recreation Center lawn
Sponsored by CAB

Wednesday, August 22
Classes Begin

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Spin Magic
Rogalski Center Patio
Presented by CAB

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Job/Internship Workshop
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Room, 3rd floor

6 p.m.
Theatre Picnic 
Galvin Fine Arts Center, Allaert Auditorium
Open to all students interested in taking the stage or working behind the scenes!

9:15 p.m.
Mass in the Grotto
Join us for Mass; a social will follow.  Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

Thursday, August 23

8:30 a.m.
Chamber Singers Auditions
Sign up for specific times on the office door of Dr. Nathan Windt, Galvin 109. Auditions are for those interested in singing with this talented vocal ensemble. For information please email WindtNathanJ@sau.edu.

4:30 p.m.
Daily Mass
Christ the King Chapel

6 to 10 p.m.
Theater Audition Workshop
Galvin Fine Arts Center

7 p.m.
Music Ministry
Chapel

8 p.m.
Comedian Lafayette Wright
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Sponsored by CAB

10:00 p.m.

Late Night @ SAU

TBD Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation 


Friday, August 24

Noon Daily Mass
Christ the King Chapel 

4 p.m. 
Theater Auditions for "Sensitivity Training"
Galvin Fine Arts Center
"Sensitivity Training: A New Musical" - Come audition for the theatre department's first main stage show of the season, an original musical written by SAU alum Aaron Randolph III. 

10 p.m.
Late Night@SAU: Trivia Night
Rogalski Center Ballroom and Food Court
Free! Bring your friends, form a team, and win some fun prizes.

Saturday, August 25

10 a.m.
Theater Auditions for "Sensitivity Training"
Galvin Fine Arts Center
"Sensitivity Training: A New Musical" - Come audition for the theatre department's first main stage show of the season, an original musical written by SAU alum Aaron Randolph III.

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

8:00 p.m. 
Men's Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin - Platteville - Exhibition 
St. Vincent's Athletic Complex

10 p.m.
Late Night@SAU: Grocery Bingo
Rogalski Center Ballroom 
Free! Win some groceries and other fun prizes to start off the semester right.

Sunday, August 26

10:30 a.m.
Mass
Christ the King Chapel
This is the regular Sunday morning Mass time.

1:00 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. University of Illinois - Springfield -Exhibition  
St. Vincent's Athletic Complex

5 to 6 p.m.            
PRISM Cook-out
Davis Hall Quad
SAU LGBT and Allies Organization

6:30 p.m.
Mass
Christ the King Chapel
This is the regular Sunday evening Mass time.

8 p.m.
Student Government Association (SGA) First Meeting
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Room
Come learn more about student government, meet your student Senate, and get involved!

Monday, August 27

8 to 10 p.m.
Athletic Orientation
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Mandatory for all fall and spring athletes

Tuesday, August 28

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

3:00 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Missouri Baptist University
St. Vincent's Athletic Complex

6 to 7 p.m.
Internship Orientation
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Center, 3rd floor
This workshop is for students who have fall internships and want 1-credit free Pass/Fail elective hour of EXPL 202.

8:30 p.m. 
Bridge Bible Fellowship
Christ the King Chapel

9 p.m.
SAU Traditions Night
Lee Lohman Arena
Come out for walking taco and a fun event following the Women's Volleyball Game as the SAU Marching Band, cheer and dance teams along with members of SGA, alumni, and faculty/staff take us through popular traditions here at SAU - new and old. Learn the fight song and popular chants that will be played/used during athletic events along with hearing about exciting things to look forward to throughout the year. Go Bees!


Wednesday, August 29

6 to 7:30 p.m.
Resumes, Cover Letters, and LinkedIn Workshop
Gottlieb Conference Room, Rogalski Center 3rd Floor
Strong, well-written resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles are key elements in a successful job or internship search.  Attend this workshop to learn how to make your documents stand out from the crowd.

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

9:15 p.m.
Mass and More
Grotto

Thursday, August 30

4:30 p.m.
International Mixer
Ambrose Hall 239
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 the Center for International Education

Contact


Student Activities
Rogolski Center, 1st floor
518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803
563-333-6023

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 27 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!