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.

Welcome Week 2019 activities are listed below. Check back for updates and new additions!

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!

Sunday, August 18

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Students move-in to their residence halls
Report to your residence hall (All houses go to McCarthy Hall and townhouses to Hagen/Tiedemann) and signs will direct you to the check-in site.

9 a.m. - 3 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.

12 - 3 p.m.
Student Support Offices Open
Bee Central, Academic Advising, Career Center/Workstudy, Residence Life, Health Services, Counseling Center, Security, Wellness and Recreation, Student Activities, Information Technology (IT is open until 6 p.m.)

12 - 3 p.m.
Symphonic Band Auditions
Galvin Fine Arts Center, room 110
All Students interested in playing in the Symphonic Band should sign up for a 10 minute slot at this link. Questions? Contact Dr. Enz.

12 - 5 p.m.
Library Activities
SAU Library
Come over to the library for fun and games! 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.

1 - 3 p.m.

Vocal Ensemble Auditions
Madsen Hall (Galvin Fine Arts Center)
All students interested in singing need to participate. Contact Nathan Windt for questions regarding the audition. Sign up for a 6-minute audition slot here.

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

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

4 - 5:45 p.m.
Kick-off Cookout and Saying Goodbye
Rogalski Center, 1st floor patio
Share a meal together and say goodbye before parents depart. All students and families are invited!

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

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

7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
New Student Seminar and Non-NSS meeting
Check your email from your peer assistant or talk with your RA to find out your homeroom. Required for all first year students.
Meet your classmates and prepare for tomorrow's service adventure - Urban Plunge!

8:30 - 10 p.m.
Playfair!
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Interactive icebreakers! Come meet your classmates...quickly!

Monday, August 19

Evening Classes Begin (classes after 5:30 p.m.)

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

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Information Technology Open
Lower Library
IT will be open to assist with device registration, password resets or for general assistance in using some of the tools (Portal, Gmail and Self Service)

8 a.m.

Group One: meet, organize and depart for Urban Plunge
Rogalski Center Ballroom

9 a.m.
Group Two: meet, organize and depart for Urban Plunge
Rogalski Center Ballroom

10 a.m.
Transfer and International Student Orientation Session
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Room
Transfer and International students will hear information regarding career services, institutional technology, and financial aid.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Symphonic Band Auditions
Galvin Fine Arts Center, room 110
All Students interested in playing in the Symphonic Band should sign up for a 10 minute slot at this link. Questions? Contact Dr. Enz.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch with your Urban Plunge Group
"Homeroom" locations (See Sunday night)
Nacho lunch buffets on site

1:30 p.m.
Music Theory Placement Test
Galvin Room 120, Galvin Fine Arts Center
Music and Music Education Majors and Minors. Contact Dr. Campbell at CampbellWilliamG@sau.edu

2 p.m.
Technology Tips for New Students
Library Lower Level, room 11
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 - 7 p.m.
Vocal Ensemble Auditions
Madsen Hall (Galvin Fine Arts Center)
All students interested in singing need to participate. Contact Nathan Windt for questions regarding the audition. Sign up for a 6-minute audition slot here.

5 - 6:15 p.m.
Dinner
Cosgrove Cafeteria

7 - 10 p.m.
SAU Block Party
Outside of the Wellness and Recreation Center
Head over to the Wellness and Recreation Center lawn for the 2019 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!

Tuesday, August 20

7:15 - 9 a.m.
Breakfast
Cosgrove Cafeteria

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

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Information Technology Open
Lower Library
IT will be open to assist with device registration, password resets or for general assistance in using some of the tools (Portal, Gmail and Self Service)

9 - 10 a.m.
Academic Advising Information Meeting
Rogalski Center North Annex

9 - 10 a.m.
Accessibility Resource Center Orientation
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Room
The Accessibility Resource Center is hosting this session for students with disabilities. We will cover disclosure, confidentiality and how to access ARC resources and services.

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
DIY Depot Cart in the Library
SAU Library
This take and make kit that has everything you need to create a bee hotel, or a temporary shelter. Help save the bees by providing them a home away from home. DIY Depot kits are available until September, or while supplies last.

10 - 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!

10 a.m.
Technology Tips for New Students
Library 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!

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Academic Convocation & Blessing of the Academic Year
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Kick-off your academic career at SAU here!

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Cosgrove Cafeteria

12 - 5 p.m.
Symphonic Band Auditions
Galvin Fine Arts Center, room 110

All Students interested in playing in the Symphonic Band should sign up for a 10 minute slot at this link. Questions? Contact Dr. Enz.

1 - 3 p.m.
Information Literacy 101 Test-Out
Library, First Floor
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 (this can also be done on August 24).

1 - 4 p.m.
Bookstore Opening Event
Rogalski Center, first and second floor
Stop in and check out the great merchandise and sales at your University bookstore! Win cool prizes, apparel, and coupons.

2 - 3 p.m.
Academic Advising Information Meeting
Rogalski Center North Annex

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Vocal Ensemble Auditions
Madsen Hall (Galvin Fine Arts Center)
All students interested in singing need to participate. Contact Nathan Windt for questions regarding the audition. Sign up for a 6-minute audition slot here.

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

9 - -9:30 p.m.
Let's Talk: Debrief regarding the "Take Two" program
NSS: Homeroom locations

10 - 11:30 p.m.
Late Night @ SAU: "Aladdin"
Rogalski Center Front Lawn, Presented by CAB

Wednesday, August 21

Day Classes Begin!

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Information Technology Open
Lower Library
IT will be open to assist with device registration, password resets or for general assistance in using some of the tools (Portal, Gmail, and Self-Service)

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Spin Magic! And Doug's Wire Writing
Rogalski Center Patio. Presented by CAB

1 - 2 p.m.
Symphonic Band Auditions
Galvin Fine Arts Center, room 110
All Students interested in playing in the Symphonic Band should sign up for a 10 minute slot at this link. Questions? Contact Dr. Enz.

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

9:15 p.m.
Mass and More
Grotto (Rainsite: Christ the King Chapel)
Join us for Mass in the Grotto (weather permitting) followed by a social sponsored by Campus Ministry

Thursday, August 22

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Information Technology Open
Lower Library
IT will be open to assist with device registration, password resets or for general assistance in using some of the tools (Portal, Gmail and Self Service)

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.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

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Campus Ministry: A Great Place to Chill
Sno Cones served from in front of Christ the King Chapel

3 - 5 p.m.
Theater Audition Workshop
Allaert Auditorium,Galvin Fine Arts Center
Nervous about auditioning for plays at St. Ambrose? Come to our crash course audition workshop to help prepare yourself!

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

6 - 9 p.m.
Theater Audition Workshop
Allaert Auditorium,Galvin Fine Arts Center
Nervous about auditioning for plays at St. Ambrose? Come to our crash course audition workshop to help prepare yourself!

7 p.m.
Music Ministry
Christ the King Chapel

8 p.m.
Hypnotist Brian Imbus
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Sponsored by CAB - free!

10 p.m.
Late Night @ SAU: SAU RecFest
Wellness and Recreation Center
Come kick it with bubble soccer, Hit a dinger in wiffleBall, or see how long you can survive in dodgeball! Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation.

Friday, August 23

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Information Technology Open
Lower Library
IT will be open to assist with device registration, password resets or for general assistance in using some of the tools (Portal, Gmail and Self Service)

12 p.m.

Daily Mass
Christ the King Chapel

4 - 5:30 p.m.
Bees for Business
BeeHive
College of Business students come for pizza, learn about specific COB opportunities and meet your faculty! Open to all declared COB students and new students inquiring about a college of business major/minor. Please RSVP here.

4 - 7 p.m.
Theater Auditions for "Big Fish"
Allaert Auditorium, Galvin Fine Arts Center
"Big Fish" - Come audition for the theatre department's first musical of the season.

6:30 - 9 p.m.
Library Game Night
BeeHive

10 p.m.
Late Night @ SAU: Trivia Night!
Rogalski Center Ballroom/Food Court
FREE! Bring your friends! Form a team! Come win some fun prizes! Presented by CAB

Saturday, August 24

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Theater Auditions for "Big Fish"
Allaert Auditorium, Galvin Fine Arts Center
"Big Fish" - Come audition for the theatre department's first musical of the season

1 - 3 p.m.
Information Literacy 101 Test-Out
Library, First Floor
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.

6:35 p.m.
Quad Cities River Bandits Game vs. Kane County
Modern Woodman Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA 52802
200 tickets will be available free for students in the Student Activities Office, Lower Level Rogalski Center starting on Tuesday, August 20 at 12 p.m. Must present student ID to receive ticket. One ticket per student ID. First come, first served.

10 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!

Sunday, August 25

10:30 a.m.
Mass
Christ the KIng Chapel
This will be the regular Sunday morning Mass time during the academic year.

5 - 6 p.m.
PRISM Cookout
Rogalski Center Patio
Sponsored by SAU LGBT and Allies Organization

6:30 p.m.
Mass
Christ the King Chapel
This will be the regular Sunday evening Mass time during the academic year.

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

Monday, August 26

1 - 4:30 p.m.
Academic Advising Open House
Academic Advising Offices, Ambrose Hall, first floor
Free treats for those attending!

6 p.m.
Movie Screening - "Iron Jawed Angels"
Beehive
Come celebrate Equality Day/Power of the Vote (the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote) by watching a film about women's suffrage, followed by a discussion, information about voter registration, and scholarship opportunities. Sponsored by Women and Gender Studies, Triota, and the local AAUW (American Association of University Women) chapter.

8 p.m.

Athletic Orientation
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Mandatory for all Fall and Spring athletes

Tuesday, August 27

2 - 4 p.m.
Club Fest and Vendor Fair!
Rogalski Center Ballroom
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.

7 p.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. Mount Mercy University
Lee Lohman Arena

8 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. Students will 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.

Wednesday, August 28

4 p.m.
International Mixer
BeeHive, sponsored by the Center for International Education
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.

7 p.m.
Dance Marathon - All Dancer Meeting
Rogalski Center Ballroom

9:15 p.m.
Mass and More
Grotto (Rainsite: Christ the King Chapel)

Thursday, August 29

7 p.m.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training and Development for Students
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Open to all students. Student leaders are especially encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Intercultural Life Office, and the Student Activities Office.

Contact


Student Activities
Rogalski Center, 1st floor
518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803
563-333-6023
studentactivities@sau.edu

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