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Photo by Laura Hancock / The official Week of Welcome (WOW) kick-off is from 9-9:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 in the campus quad at Eastern Oregon University.
LA GRANDE, Ore. September 7, 2016 – New students will soon be unpacking, getting to know their roommates and becoming familiar with campus during Week of Welcome (WOW) at Eastern Oregon University.
“We’re excited to share with our new EOU students what it means to be a Mountaineer,” said Kathryn Shorts, WOW coordinator. “During Week of Welcome, we will build community, face challenges as a team, grow our EOU pride and spend time outdoors. Everything we have planned is intended to launch their Eastern experience in the right direction and assist with transitioning to campus.”
Move-in at the residence halls starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, followed by a family farewell social from 2-4 p.m. After dinner in the Mountie Café, non-traditional and transfer students are invited to an orientation from 6-8 p.m. in the Learning Center in Loso Hall, Room 234.
The official WOW kick-off is from 9-9:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 in the campus quad. A special presentation from Front Row Factor with Jon Vroman starts at 10 a.m. in McKenzie Theatre in Loso Hall.
Students will spend most of Thursday at EOU Base Camp at the Blue Mountain 4-H Center, participating in outdoor activities and team building challenges. The day concludes back on campus with a class photo and some downtime topped by a 9 p.m. students-only performance from hypnotist McVicar the Trickster in McKenzie Theatre.
Friday, Sept. 23 features a community breakfast with live music and giveaways in the quad from 8-10 a.m. Students will have free time before lunch, and then a Mountaineer Beach Party – complete with Slip ’N Slide – runs from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the sand volleyball courts.
From 1-4 p.m. the EOU Bookstore is hosting a VIP event and ice cream social at their location on the first floor of the Hoke Union Building. A game of capture the flag concludes Friday’s activities.
Several athletic events also coincide with WOW, including women’s volleyball matches and a football game with tailgate zone activities on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Sex Signals, a sexual assault prevention program for colleges and universities, will be presented Saturday evening at 7 in McKenzie Theatre. Hoke Late Night follows from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. in the Hoke Student Union.
Much of Sunday, Sept. 25 will be spent getting ready for classes. The Granada Theatre downtown is also offering a special rate for EOU students who want to catch a matinee.
Sunday evening the Learning Center will be open from 6-8, with staff on hand to help students print schedules, locate classrooms and check on their financial aid. Fall term classes begin Monday, Sept. 26.
View the complete schedule at www.eou.edu/wow and call 541-962-3281 with any questions.
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