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Student Transitions and Family Programs

2021 Welcome Weekend

Dates: August 20-22, 2021
All incoming first-year students are expected to attend Welcome Weekend programming, which includes the following: 
  • President's Welcome and Convocation
  • Small group meetings led by a Welcome Team Leader (upper-division student)
  • Meeting the Academic Deans
  • Table Topics, a series of skits that highlight the student experience
  • Resource Fair
  • Late night programming (live music, activities, etc.)

Please note that the following schedule is subject to change. Here is a pdf version of the Welcome Weekend schedule. The final schedule is available via the 2021 Welcome Weekend app, available for download.

Welcome Weekend Schedule

Schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Final schedule is available via the 1850 Welcome Weekend.

  • 9-11 a.m. - Drop In Advising with the School of Engineering
  • 1-3 p.m. - Drop In Advising with the School of Engineering
  • 3-4:30 p.m. - Team Time with Welcome Team Leader
  • 4:30-6:30 p.m. - Dinner on your own / Review Resource Fair content
  • 6:30-8 p.m. - Virtual Resource Fair Live
  • 8:30-11 p.m. - Social Programming
  • 8:30-10 p.m. - Dean's Address for Parents/Families of Incoming Students (virtual)

Virtual events for parents/families

Schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Final schedule is available via the 1850 Welcome Weekend.

  • 10-11 a.m. - President's Welcome and Convocation
  • 10-11 a.m. - Reader's Theatre for Parents/Families of Incoming Students (virtual)
  • 11-5:30 p.m. - Academic Unit Rotation:
    • Lunch in Teams
    • Academic Unit Dean's Address
    • Root in Roesch
    • Find your Classes Tour
    • Team Time #2 
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Dinner on your own
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m. - Team Time #3
  • 8:30-11 p.m. - Social Programming

Virtual events for parents/families

Schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Final schedule is available via the 1850 Welcome Weekend.

  • 9-10:30 a.m. - Residential/Commuter Meetings
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m. - Multi-ethnic Engineers Program Meeting for Parents/Families of Incoming Students (virtual)
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m. - Women Engineering Program Meeting for Students
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Lunch on your own
  • 12:15-12:45 p.m. - Women Engineering Program Meeting for Parents/Families of Incoming Students (virtual)
  • 12:15-12:45 p.m. - Multiethnic Engineers Program Meeting for Students
  • 1-2 p.m. - Team Time #4
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. - Table Topics
  • 3:30-4:14 p.m. - Academic Meetings: 
    • College of Arts and Sciences: ASI meetings
    • School of Business Administration: Peer Mentor Meetings
    • School of Education and Health Sciences: Peer Mentor Meetings
    • School of Engineering: Department Meetings
  • 5-6 p.m. - Interdenominational Worship
  • 5-7 p.m. - Dinner on your own
  • 6-7 p.m. - Welcome Mass

Virtual events for parents/families

First Year T-Shirt: available for purchase in your Orientation registration process:

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CONTACT

Student Transitions and Family Programs

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911
937-229-2229
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