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Traditions

Welcome Week 2015

Welcome Week consists of a series of social, educational and recreational events at the start of the fall semester. 

This year Welcome Week begins on Friday, August 21 for first-years (also known as First Day for First-Years) and on Saturday, August 22 for all upper-class students. Welcome Week ends Sunday, August 30. 

We look forward to seeing you all in August!

Thursday, August 20

New Student Move-In

9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Welcome Dinner for Students and Families

5:00 - 6:30 p.m., SXU Diner

Mandatory First-Year Resident Floor Meeting

7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Regina Hall

Friday, August 21

First Day for First-Years

8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 22

Set Up Shop

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Regina Hall
SXU Shuttles will take students to Target and Chicago Ridge Mall.

Rainbow Cone

4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Regina Hall
Grab some ice cream with new friends!

Open Mic Night

7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Starbucks

Sunday, August 23

Dessert on the Quad

6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Smith-Morris Quad
(Rain Location: SXU Diner)

Sunday Student Mass

8:00 p.m., Smith-Morris Quad
(Rain Location: McDonough Chapel)

Monday, August 24

Commuter Welcome Station

7:30 - 9:30 a.m., McGuire Hall Lobby

Henna Artist in the Diner

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., SXU Diner

Late Night Bowling

10:00 p.m. - Midnight, Arena Bowling
SXU Shuttle provided. Sign up in Campus Life (Warde Academic Center, L-103).

Tuesday, August 25

Photo Booth Fun!

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., SXU Diner

SXC Presents: "Jurassic World"

8:00 p.m., McGuire Hall

Wednesday, August 26

RSO Fair

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Smith-Morris Quad

Sips 'n' Songs

7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Starbucks Patio 
Sip some Starbucks while listening to a local band.

Thursday, August 27

Therapy Dogs Event

10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Student Lounge

Improv Show

9:00 p.m., McGuire Hall

Friday, August 28

Foam Party

8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 29

First Home Football Game: SXU vs. Marian University

5:00 p.m., SXC Tailgate
6:00 p.m., Game
Deaton Memorial Field

Sunday, August 30

Sunday Student Mass

8:00 p.m., Smith-McDonough Chapel 

Monday, August 31

Chicago Cubs Game

5:00 p.m., leave campus
Sign up in Campus Life (Warde Academic Center, L-103).

Tuesday, September 1

Glow Run

8:30 p.m., Registration
9:00 p.m., Start
One mile loop around campus, free glow sticks provided.