Eat and Greet
We are looking forward to another exciting summer at SXU, planning for the arrival of new students and parents who will participate in Via summer orientation. Please note the dates for this summer's programs.
Via 2019 Session Dates
- Session 1: Tuesday, June 18 - Wednesday, June 19
- Session 2: Sunday, June 23 - Monday, June 24
- Session 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Thursday, June 27
- Session 4: Tuesday, July 9 - Wednesday, July 10
- Session 5: Sunday, July 14 - Monday, July 15
All departments, offices and programs are invited to help introduce new students to their services and offerings at the Eat and Greet student information fair. Eat and Greet takes place in the SXU Diner and Atrium on the followings days and times (the second day of each Via session):
- Wednesday, June 19: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Monday, June 24: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Thursday, June 27: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 10: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Monday, July 15: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
At Eat and Greet, tables will be set around the perimeter of the Diner, Atrium and other eating spaces; food tables will be spaced throughout with easy-to-eat fair-type foods. Use this time to get to know students, inform them of your services and recruit them to participate in your programs! Please feel free to provide any handouts or promotional materials. This event has been well-received by students in the past.
Tables may be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. The table you pick using the form below will be the table that you have for all Via sessions. This form should be completed no later than Friday, May 31, 2019. If you do not register, you risk not having a table or receiving a random table assignment from tables that have not yet been claimed by other departments.
Please note: Table spaces will be shared. Units should plan for as little as two to three feet of table space. Please view the Via Eat and Greet Diagram (PDF). As we did last year, we will have an incentive to encourage students to visit more tables. We will provide you with tickets to give to each student who visits your table. Please give each student one ticket for having a meaningful interaction at your table (e.g., more than just grabbing a flyer). The students are then able to turn in 15 tickets at the Student Activities table near the main Diner entrance for a free water bottle. Information about this incentive and the tickets will be pre-placed on your table.
Both students and parents attending orientation receive informational folders. If you have flyers or brochures you would like to include for students, parents or both, please confirm your plan to send materials on the Eat and Greet registration form.
- Student Folders (Count 800)
- Parent Folders (Count 800)
- Parent Folder Materials in Spanish (if available) (Count 100)
If you have materials you'd like to translate into Spanish, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The service will take about 2-3 business days and will be charged to your office/department. Please clearly label which fliers go into which folders (students/parents/both) and send to Student Affairs (Warde Academic Center, Room L-103) by May 31, 2019.
More Information and Registration
Please fill out the form below to register for Eat and Greet and to indicate if you will be providing materials for student and/or parent folders. Feel free to contact Ali Zaharris at 773-298-3974, Ana Salgado or Carrie Schade at 773-298-3123 if there are any questions.