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Traditions

Welcome Week 2014

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 22 for first-years (also known as First Day for First-Years) and on Saturday, August 23 for all upper-class students. Welcome Week ends Sunday, August 31. 

We look forward to seeing you all in August!

Thursday, August 21

New Student Move-In

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

Welcome Dinner for Students and Families

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

Mandatory First-Year Resident Floor Meeting

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

New Student Mixer

8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Friday, August 22

First Day for First Years

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

Saturday, August 23

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

Open Mic Night/Karaoke

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Butler Reception Room

Sunday, August 24

Grocery Bingo

1:00 - 2:00 p.m., SXU Diner Atrium
Win free food!

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 25

Commuter Welcome Station

7:30 - 9:30 a.m., McGuire Hall Lobby
The Saint Xavier Council (SXC) would like to invite all commuter students to kick off the new semester!

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 26

Caricature Artist in the Diner

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

SXC Presents: "Maleficent"

9:00 p.m., Schmitt Quad

Wednesday, August 27

RSO Fair

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Smith-Morris Quad
(Rain Location: Student Lounge)
Learn how to get involved at SXU!

Navy Pier Fireworks

6:00 p.m. - Shuttle leaves
9:30 p.m. - Fireworks show
Sign up in Campus Life (Warde Academic Center, L-103).

Thursday, August 28

Sips 'n' Songs with Singer Jamie Chura

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

Tuesday, September 2

Chicago Cubs Game

5:30 - 10:30 p.m., Wrigley Field
Tickets $5. Shuttle provided.
Sign up in Campus Life (Warde Academic Center, L-103).

Wednesday, September 3

Campus Glow Run

Shannon Center - 2 Mile campus run/walk
Meet in front of the bookstore by 8:45 p.m. Glow Run starts promptly at 9:00 p.m. Make sure to wear your brightest clothes! Participants will receive glow necklaces and bracelets. Enjoy light refreshments after the run.

Friday, September 5

SXC Foam Party

8:00 - 11:00 p.m., Schmitt Quad

Saturday, September 6

Service Trip

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
For details, stop by the Office of Campus Life (WAC, L-103).