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Week of Welcome 2015

2015 Week of Welcome

EOU welcomes new students with full slate of activities, Sept. 23-27

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement | 541-962-3585 or lhancock@eou.edu
Source contact: Kathryn Shorts | Week of Welcome Coordinator | 541-962-3281 or kshorts@eou.edu 

September 18, 2015

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Eastern Oregon University’s Week of Welcome for new students begins with move-in day at the residence halls 9 a.m. Wednesday and wraps up Sunday evening with final preparations for classes starting Monday, Sept. 28.

Just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, faculty and staff will gather in the campus quad to form a reception line greeting new students and families on their way to Student Convocation in McKenzie Theatre in Loso Hall.

A family session will follow at 1:30 p.m., also in McKenzie, and at 6 p.m. non-traditional and transfer students are invited to an orientation in the Learning Center in Loso Hall, Room 234.

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Students will spend most of Thursday at EOU Base Camp at the Blue Mountain 4-H Center, participating in “Survivor” themed outdoor activities and team building challenges with Mt. Emily as the backdrop. The day concludes back on campus with a game of capture the flag played in the dark and s’mores around a campfire.

“We’re excited to offer a uniquely different schedule this year that introduces students to all the opportunities for outdoor recreation in our area,” said Kathryn Shorts, Week of Welcome coordinator. “Everything we have planned is intended to launch their Eastern experience in the right direction and assist with transitioning to campus.”

The schedule also features guest Will Keim, Ph.D., of Will Keim Speaks! Inc., students-only performances from hypnotist Josh McVicar the Trickster and “GlowRage” paint party thrown by PaintU, complete with a live DJ.

Several athletic events also coincide with Week of Welcome, including men’s and women’s soccer matches on Friday and Saturday, and a football game on Saturday.

View the complete schedule at www.eou.edu/wow and call 541-962-3281 with any questions.