WOW2014 - Mount Ida College
Our 2014 Week Of Welcome Brochure for new and returning students!
Welcome to Mount Ida College! Our Week of Welcome (WOW) is a campus wide program that aims to make you feel at home. WOW is packed with social, informative, and academic events during which you’ll have a chance to interact with and speak to current students, faculty and staff. WOW kick’s off with our First Year Round-Up, a three day extended orientation to allow our new students to acclimate to campus, get to know one another, and begin to create memories together! WOW is your chance to get settled in, relax, have fun, and begin making your mark! Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement College is one of the greatest adventures you’ll ever experience - make sure you don’t do it alone! The Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement (CLCE) is here to help you meet new friends and discover your place on campus. CLCE works with other college departments to support your successful transition to Mount Ida by creating shared experiences that connect you to the community. Let CLCE and the Mount Ida Community make your year fantastic! Welcome to MUSTANG CITY! Event Changes, Cancellations, & Accommodations Weather isn’t always cooperative! Event cancellations and location changes, if any, will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at: /mountidacollege @mountidanews mountdidacollege Persons with disabilities should contact CLCE at least 72 hours prior to any event to arrange accommodations. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1 First Year Round-Up is the extended orientation session for all new students to the Mount Ida community. Round-Up will take place in the first days after new students arrive on campus before upper-class men and women begin moving in. The Round-Up is designed to allow new students an opportunity to begin connecting with one another, building relationships, and getting used to their new environments before things really begin to get busy. This is your chance to begin writing your Mount Ida story. Dive-in and start creating memories. What you get out of your experience is directly related to what you put in. The next few days will be filled with programs to help you get connected, have fun, and learn a few things that will help you be successful here at Mount Ida. Make sure you attend them, participate, and take advantage of this great opportunity! 2 Thursday, August 28th 11:00 am to 12:30 pm 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm TLC AND LOP ORIENTATION PROGRAMS Hallden Hall Orientation program for students involved in TLC and LOP programs. MOUNT IDA COLLEGE CONVOCATION Lower Athletic Field (Tent) Join the faculty, staff, and administration in the most important of Mount Ida opening traditions! The official opening of the academic year and introduction of the incoming class to the world of higher education. Gather with your floor, teammates, new found friends and head over to the Lower Athletic field (can’t miss the big white tent) at 2:30 to officially begin your Mount Ida journey! 4:15 pm to 6:00 pm CONVOCATION BAR-B-Q Lower Athletic Field After Convocation join us along with your parents/families for a good ‘ole Mount Ida Bar-B-Q. Enjoy some music, scrumptious food, and refreshing desserts before bidding your family farewell! 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm RESIDENCE HALL COMMUNITY/FLOOR MEETINGS Residence Hall/Check with your RA Meet up with your floor/community members and your RA and begin to learn that in’s and out’s of life at Mount Ida. 8:15 pm to 9:00 pm MIGHTY SPIRIT ICE CREAM SHOPPE In front of the Athletic Center After your community meetings, join your floor and come on down to meet Mighty the Mustang, grab some pictures, and enjoy some ice cream as we get ready for the evenings signature event! 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm AN EVENING WITH DAVE BINDER Athletic Center Dave Binder has been touring college campuses for over 30 years and has done more than 3500 shows. The Dave Binder experience has become a Tradition at Mount Ida as well as on many other campuses throughout the country. He has been a Campus Entertainer of the Year nominee for 10 years running and we are happy to have him back at Mount Ida this year to welcome you! 3 Friday, August 29th 8:00 am to 2:00 pm COMMUNITY PLUNGE Bus Pick-Up at the Campus Center Parking Lot Join hundreds of your fellow Mustangs in a day of service to the Newton and Boston community. Make friends. Make memories. Make a difference! Groups will be pre-assigned by residence hall community and departure times will be based on group. Wear the t-shirt provided, grab a breakfast bag, and hit the streets!" 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm MEET THE FACULTY & STAFF RECEPTION Wingate Event Center Join the faculty, staff, and fellow students at a mid -afternoon reception to welcome you and get you connected with the faculty in your school. Refreshments provided. 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ROCKINâ€™ YOUR FIRST WEEK ! Lower Athletic Field (Tent) How do I read my syllabus? When is the Dining Common open? How do I stay on track? Iâ€™m feeling homesick, who can I talk to? You probably have a billion questions running through your mind and we want you to get started right, join your Orientation Ambassadors/ RAs and help us help you to Rock your first week! 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm SEX SIGNALS Lower Athletic Field (Tent) "Sex Signals" has become one the most popular programs on sexual assault awareness among college audiences. It differs from traditional sexual assault prevention programs in that it incorporates humor, audience interaction, and facilitated dialogue to provide a provocative look at dating, sex, the core issue of consent, and the role we can all play in intervening when witnessing potential sexual violence. Events highlighted with a colored box around the description are Signature Events and attendance is expected as part of the Round-Up Calendar! 4 Saturday, August 30th 11:00 am to 5:00 pm DIVE INTO BOSTON Bus Pick-Up at the Campus Center Parking Lot Spend the day exploring all that Boston has to offer—hope on the bus to MBTA passes will be provided for you to explore the various sites Boston has to offer. Sign-ups for specific locations will take place on Thursday Night at the Mighty Spirit Ice Cream Shoppe! 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm HOWL AT THE MUSTANG MOON Lower Athletic Field (Tent) Join your fellow Mustangs at this high energy event where fun times will be had by all. Tune-in to the sounds of dueling pianos Howl at the Moon style, free refreshments, and good times with good friends! Sunday, August 31st 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm MOUNT IDA SURVIVAL BINGO Alumnae Hall Come out and have some fun playing BINGO with your friends, win Mount Ida gear, college survival kits, and get entered to a drawing for a BIG PRIZE you’ll want to write home about! 1:00 pm MEN’S SOCCER Alumni Field Come watch your Mount Ida Mustangs take on the Pride of Regis College for a fun-filled afternoon of soccer! 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm TASTE & FEEL OF NEWTON Bus Pick-Up at the Campus Center Parking Lot Want to explore all the Newton area has to offer. Continuous shuttle busses will run to various local shopping and entertainment areas around the city of Newton t o help you get familiarized with where to go, things to do, places, to eat, etc.! 5 Monday, September 1st 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm WELCOME BACK CARNIVAL AND CONCERT Lower Athletic Field Kicking the School year off in a big way! Join the entire Mustang Community in for an afternoon of music, food, and games, and novelties. Featuring the music of the Well Reds and Cover Drive! /thewellreds /wearecoverdrive Tuesday, September 2nd 8:30 am to 10:00 am WELCOME BACK INFO TENTS & COFFEE BREAKS School of Design and ATC (two locations daily) Stop in to ask a question, meet some staff, or just to grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy some of the best donuts this side of the Charles River! 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm MUSTANG CINEMA窶認EATURING GODZILLA Lower Athletic Field Grab your friends, a blanket or two and meet us on the lower athletic field for a drive-in style movie. Refreshments will be provided by the Campus Activities Team. Events highlighted with a colored box around the description are Signature Events in the WOW Calendar! 6 Wednesday, September 3rd 8:30 am to 10:30 am WELCOME BACK INFO TENTS & COFFEE BREAKS School of Design and ATC (two locations daily) Stop in to ask a question, meet some staff, or just to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some of the best donuts this side of the Charles River! 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm STUDENT SERVICES OPEN HOUSES Various Locations around campus Stop into the Campus Center 2nd Floor anytime after 2:30 pm to pick up your Mustang Stampede Passport along with locations of open houses on campus. Collect stamps on your passport at each office visited to be entered into a drawing for prizes! 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm STUDENT SUCCESS SESSIONS Various Locations in the Campus Center Come by the Campus Center to get schooled on how to start the year right and take the first step to success. Learn about managing your digital identity, how to get involved and join our online community, how to maintain a balanced lifestyle while in college, and get your resume started right! 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm PREFERRED PARKING COMEDY TOUR Alumnae Hall These hilarious comedians inspire and motivate. Drew Lynch and Samuel Comroe bring you an amazing comedy show that will sincerely make you laugh and re-think the word “Handy-Capped.” /preferredparkingcomedy 7 Thursday, September 4th 8:30 am to 10:00 am WELCOME BACK INFO TENTS & COFFEE BREAKS School of Design and ATC (two locations daily) Stop in to ask a question, meet some staff, or just to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some of the best donuts this side of the Charles River! 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm COMMUTER FAIR Campus Center 2nd Floor Come to the 2nd floor of the Campus Center and take advantage of getting to know the various campus services that commuter students may need, all in one place. 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm TARGET TAKE OVER Bus Pick-Up at the Campus Center Parking Lot Forget something for your room? Need some more stuff for classes? Just want to get of campus and hang out with friends? We will be shuttling students to the Target in Watertown to do last minute shopping, get away, and have fun. Events highlighted with a colored box around the description are Signature Events in the WOW Calendar! 8 Friday, September 5th 8:30 am to 10:30 am WELCOME BACK INFO TENTS & COFFEE BREAKS School of Design and ATC (two locations daily) Stop in to ask a question, meet some staff, or just to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some of the best donuts this side of the Charles River! 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTSâ€”GREEN OUT SPIRIT SHOWCASE Lower Athletic Field Come out before the big game against UMASS-Dartmouth (kickoff at 7pm) and show your Mustang spirit, get your 2014 Green Out shirt, hear from all the fall sports coaches and captains and hang out with Mighty before the Game. Kick off the season right! GO MUSTANGS! 9 Saturday, September 6th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm GREATER BOSTON HEART WALK Busses Depart from Shaw Road Join Team Mount Ida and join members of the faculty, staff, and students in representing Mount Ida College as we show our support for this great charity. To register go to: http://heartwalk.kintera.org/bostonma/mountidacollege 9:00 pm to 12:00 am PAINT U DANCE PARTY Alumnae Hall Gear up to get painted!! The is Paint Party is all the rage - First 250 students get FREE Paint U T-Shirts to wear at the event. Check out www.paintu.org for more information and to know what to expect! Sunday September 7th 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm MUSTANG CINEMA MATINEE窶認EATURING THE NEIGHBORS Campus Center Theater Grab your friends and head to the Campus Center to enjoy some popcorn, refreshments, and this comedy featuring Zac Efron and Seth Rogan. Events highlighted with a colored box around the description are Signature Events in the WOW Calendar! 10 Seating is Limited Only $10.00/ticket for Students (except for 8.30 which is free) Ticket distribution will be announced Approximately two weeks before each date.