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INSIDE: All the events (and free food!) that make up the first week of student life at the

University of North Alabama


Freshman Move-In Friday

Sponsor: Residence Life What is it?

Welcome to UNA, Class of 2017! Residence halls will open to ‘first-time’ freshman on Friday, August, 16th between 10am-3pm. Check-in will occur at the GUC Ballroom where you will complete the paperwork process prior to unloading at Rivers & LaGrange Halls. Roar Lions!

When is it?

Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Where is it?

GUC Banquet Halls

ResLife Cookout Friday

Sponsor: Residence Life What is it?

All new residents and their families are welcome to join us for the opening cookout on Friday, August, 16th between 5-7pm on the Rivers Hall lawn. Food is free and fun is mandatory!!!

Sponsor: Residence Life What is it?

Residence halls will open to upperclassmen on Saturday, August 17th between 1-5pm. Check-in will begin occur at the GUC Ballroom where you will complete the paperwork process prior to unloading at your assigned residence hall.

When is it?

Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

When is it?

Where is it?

Where is it?

More info: Call 256-765-5558, or visit una.edu/reslife and click “Contact Us.”

Aug. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Outside Rivers Hall

More info: Call 256-765-5558, or visit una.edu/reslife and click “Contact Us.”

Sponsor: Residence Life What is it?

Playfair is a really exciting and engaging way to meet your fellow classmates just hours after arriving on campus! Join us for this nationally renowned program which focuses on fun, friendships, and being part of the PURPLE PRIDE! Playfair will begin at 8pm on the Athletic Practice Field (across from Rivers Hall). We also have a few sensational surprises planned for the late evening hours. You won’t want to miss it!

When is it?

Aug. 16 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Where is it?

More info: Call 256-765-5558, or visit una.edu/reslife and click “Contact Us.”

RHA Rave

Sponsor: Residence Hall Association/ResLife What is it?

Show your dance skills in Towers on Saturday, August 18th between 9pmmidnight! Sponsored by Residence Hall Association, this is bound to be a ‘growling’ good time!

When is it?

Aug. 17 from 9 p.m. until midnight

Where is it?

Towers Dining Hall

More info: Call 256-765-5558, or visit una.edu/reslife and click “Contact Us.”

Dinner on the Grounds

Sponsor: Campus Ministries and Local Churches What is it? Dinner on the Grounds is your opportunity to meet a variety of campus ministry organizations. Join us at the Ampitheater for live music, free food, and giveaways.

When is it?

Aug. 18 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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Where is it? Photos in this brochure were taken by 2011-2012 Student Media staff members: Malisa McClure, Kayla Sloan, Darrick Dawkins, Barry Minor, Christi Britten, Amber Waldrep.

Memorial Amphitheater (Rain location: GUC)

More info: Email lioncityLH@gmail.com or call 256-280-0038.

Sunday

Athletic Football Field

GUC Banquet Halls

Saturday

Play Fair & After Party Friday

Upperclassmen Move-In

Saturday

More info: Call 256-765-5558, or visit una.edu/reslife and click “Contact Us.”

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Ice Cream Social & Get REC’d Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness

SUNDAY

What is it? Come get acquainted with the Rec Sports & Fitness staff and your fellow students while cooling down with a sweet treat! We’ll also have slacklining, a fire pit, a photo booth, and more!

When is it?

Aug. 18 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Where is it?

Student Recreation Center

More info: Call 256-765-6019, or email jbeubanks@una.edu.

New Student Advising and Registration MONDAY

What is it?

New Student Advising and Registration is for all new students who have not registered for fall 2013 classes. Students may sign up to attend and view a schedule at www.una.edu/orientation.

When is it?

Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Where is it?

GUC Performance Cente

More info: Contact the Office of Student Engagement at 256-765-4248.

MONDAY

Sponsor: Residence Life What is it?

It’s time for all UNA ‘Cats’ to cool down! Join us for the Roar Lions Pool Party. Admission is free and food will be served!

When is it?

Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Where is it?

Royal Avenue pool (421 N. Royal Avenue, across from Braly Stadium)

More info: Call 256-765-5558, or visit una.edu/reslife and click “Contact Us.”

What is it?

The Flor-Ala, UNA’s student newspaper, invites any students interested in writing or photography to come to our kick-off meeting for the year. Take an assignment, or just visit to see what we’re all about. Free food will be provided!

When is it? Aug. 19 at 5 p.m.

Where is it?

Student Media Office (643 N. Wood Ave., behind Willingham Hall)

More Info: Please RSVP by Aug. 16 by emailing rlwalker@una.edu.

Methodist Campus Ministries Cook Out Sponsor: Wesley Foundation What is it? Join the Methodist Campus Ministries crew for a Monday night cook out on the deck!

When is it?

Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Where is it?

Wesley Foundation Deck (715 Willingham Road)

More info: Call (256) 764-6412 or email lwilliamson@comcast.com

Welcome Back Party

Sponsor: Office of International Affairs All students are invited to this party designed to integrate and introduce international students to UNA! RSOs will set up tables so students can get information on how to get involved. There will be free food, a DJ, and tons of fun!

When is it? Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Where is it?

Powers Hall lawn

MONDAY

What is it?

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MONDAY

Roar Lions Pool Party

Sponsor: Student Media

MONDAY

Sponsor: Student Engagement

Flor-Ala Meeting Kick-Off

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Lions Lend a Hand and Volunteer Fair Sponsor: Student Engagement and Residence Life

TUESDAY

What is it?

A service day for the Shoals Community by the UNA Community. Students, Faculty and Staff are to register to participate through www.una.edu/leadershipvolunteerism under ‘forms.’ This event is sponsored by Student Engagement, Residence Life, Bank Independent and Listerhill Credit Union. The day will conclude with a Volunteer Fair at 2 p.m. on the second floor of the GUC.

When is it?

Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Where is it?

More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248.

Slacklining TUESDAY

Sponsor: Outdoor Adventure Center What is it?

Slacklining is a new concept that has become popular throughout colleges across the US. By definition slacklining is an act of balancing on a narrow piece of webbing stretched between two points (usually trees). Students are attracted to the activity because of the focus, concentration and relaxed feelings that are created.

When is it?

Aug. 20 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Where is it?

More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248.

Student Campus Leaders Dinner Sponsor: Vice President of Student Affairs

This invitation-only dinner is for select members of our student groups from the areas of Student Government Association, Residence Life, Greek Life, Admissions, LaGrange Society, SOAR counselors, Student Media and other campus leaders.

When is it?

Aug. 20 at 6 p.m.

Where is it?

GUC Banquet Halls (second floor)

More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248.

Ready! Aim! Fire! Bongo Ball is Nerf Warfare to the EXTREME! Paint-ballers and soft-skinned controller-clinching Halo-huggers alike will enjoy this gentle slugfest. You’re new to campus? So is everyone else! Don’t know anyone yet? We’ll help you find a team! Spots are limited, so don’t wait around.

When is it?

Aug. 20 from 4:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Where is it?

Student Recreation Center

More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248.

Krispy Kremes and Information Stations

Student Engagement, SOAR counselors & LaGrange Society What is it?

Information stations will be located at the locations on campus (listed below) to provide directions and answer questions. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will be provided.

When is it?

Aug. 21 from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Where is it?

Memorial Amphitheater, Opler Clock, Fountain

More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248.

Lemonade Stand

Sponsor: Christian Student Center What is it?

Members of the Christian Student Center will provide free lemonade to students on their way to class to help cool down from the August sun.

When is it?

Aug. 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

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Where is it?

Memorial Amphitheater

WEDNESDAY

TUESDAY

What is it?

What is it?

WEDNESDAY

Student Recreation Center

Sponsor: University Program Council

TUESDAY

Meet at the Memorial Amphitheater at 8 a.m.

Bongo Ball

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Sponsor: Baptist Campus Ministries

What is it? The BCM will provide free lunch to students catered by Chick-Fil-A.

When is it?

Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Where is it?

Baptist Student Center (670 N. Wood Ave.)

More info: Call the BCM at 256-764-5083.

WEDNESDAY

Confession Booth (with a surprise twist) Sponsor: Lion City

What is it?

Swing by the Lion City tent at the Amphitheatre for a confession booth - with a surprise twist. For more info follow us on twitter @lioncitylh and check us out at LionCityLH.com.

Sponsor: ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) What is it?

Students will get the chance to see the Military Science Department and get to know the students enrolled in ROTC and Faculty. We will be serving hamburgers and hotdogs during the open house. Looking forward to seeing new faces! Lion Pride ~ Army Strong

When is it?

Aug. 21 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

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Where is it?

Where is it?

More info: Call 256-765-4458.

Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Memorial Amphitheater

Sponsor: Student Government Association What is it?

Come by and say, “Hi!” to your SGA members, who represent student interests on campus. There will be a DJ and free food, so take a break between classes to relax and meet other students.

When is it?

Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Where is it?

Memorial Amphitheater

Meet the Greeks Sponsor: Greek Life What is it?

This event serves as an opportunity for incoming students to meet the Greek students. There will be a live band and DJ performing. Free food and drinks will also be served.

When is it?

Aug. 21 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Where is it?

Memorial Amphitheater

More info: Contact Student Engagement at 256-765-4248.

Coffee and Donuts Sponsor: Student Media What is it? Grab the semester’s first copy of The Flor-Ala, UNA’s student newspaper, as well as some quick breakfast. Members of the staff will hand out Krispy Kreme donuts and coffee while supplies last.

When is it?

Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

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Where is it?

In front of the Guillot University Center

More info: Call 256-765-4426.

THURSDAY

More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248.

Wesleyan Hall Annex

WEDNESDAY

More info: Email lioncityLH@gmail.com or call 256-280-0038.

SGA Bash WEDNESDAY

ROTC Open House

WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Chick-Fil-A Lunch

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Mandatory Hall Meetings Sponsor: Residence Life

THURSDAY

What is it?

Residence Life will host mandatory building meetings on Thursday, August 22nd. Residents of LaGrange, Lafayette, and Rivers will meet in Norton Auditorium at 5:30pm. Residents of Rice, Hawthorne, Covington, Appleby East, and Appleby West will meet in the GUC Performance Center at 5:30pm.

When is it?

Aug. 22; Refer to your resident advisor for the event time.

Where is it?

Norton Auditorium and the Guillot University Center

More info: Call (256) 765-5558.

The Big Deal Sponsor: Student Engagement, University Program Council, ROTC, & Sodexo

THURSDAY

When is it?

Aug. 22 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

What is it?

Where is it? Memorial Amphitheatre

The Big Deal is the largest gathering of UNA students during Pride Week. The Office of Student Engagement, Sodexo, ROTC and the University Program Council want you to have the time of your life! Come and enjoy Dinner on the Lawn, the DJ, and of course, lots of FREE food and prizes. Student organizations and local vendors will be in attendance to give away information and major prizes. Listerhill will be giving away a FREE car! In case of rain, The Big Deal will be moved to the GUC Banquet Halls and Atrium.

Clockwise, from right: Savannah Smith, graduate assistant for Greek Life, encourages students to Go Greek. Thousands of students (bottom left) turn out each year to take in the sights, sounds and free food at The Big Deal. The sorors of Delta Sigma Theta (top) pose for a group photo at The Big Deal. Students check out the car given away by Listerhill Credit Union at The Big Deal.

Sponsor: Baptist Campus Ministries What is it?

Come cool off and socialize after The Big Deal with ice cream at the Baptist Campus Ministries.

When is it?

Aug. 22 at 8:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

Ice Cream Fellowship

Where is it?

Baptist Student Center (670 N. Wood Ave.)

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More info: Call the BCM at 256-764-5083.

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Snacks at the Library Sponsor: Collier Library

FRIDAY

What is it?

UNA’s library staff invites you to stop by for a nibble between classes as you finish out your first week of the semester.

When is it?

Aug 23 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Toga Run Starting Line Norton Lawn

Where is it?

Toga Party Finish Line Wilson Park

Movie on the Lawn

Sponsor: Alternative Breaks and UPC

FRIDAY

What is it? Alternative Breaks and UPC will be showing a movie on the amphitheater lawn on Friday, August 23rd at 8:30pm. The first 100 students to show up for the movie will receive a free UNA blanket. In the case of rain, the movie will be shown in the GUC Performance Center.

When is it? Friday, Aug. 23 from 8:30 p.m. until midnight

Where is it?

Amphitheater; Rain site: GUC Performance Center

More info: Call the Office of Student Engagement at 256-765-4248.

Toga Run 5K

SATURDAY

Collier Library

Sponsor: Office of Student Engagement and UPC What is it? UNA is hosting the first Toga Run 5K on Saturday, August 24th. The 3.1 miles will kick off at Norton Auditorium. The fee to race is $5 for UNA students and $10 for community members and all proceeds will benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Shoals. Come dressed in your best toga and ready to race!

When is it? Aug. 24: Check in begins at 5:30 p.m., race begins at 6 p.m.

Where is it?

Starting line is at Norton Auditorium

RSO Kick-Off What is it?

This is a mandatory event for at least three members of every Recognized Student Organization to attend in order to be trained in several areas including diversity, student allocation training, etc. RSOs must register for the event through the ‘forms’ link at www.una.edu/student-engagement. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m., with the conference beginning at 9 a.m. Students must be present the whole time to get credit for attending.

When is it?

Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Where is it?

Guillot University Center

Sponsor: Office of Student Engagement and UPC What is it? After the Toga Run, comes the Toga Party! Along with the finish line, there will be local music, restaurants and vendors set up at Wilson Park to help introduce students to creative side of the Shoals area. The party is free for everyone!

When is it? Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. (following the Toga Run 5K)

Where is it?

Wilson Park in Historic Downtown Florence

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SATURDAY

Sponsor: Student Engagement

Toga Party

More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248.

More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248.

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MONDAY

Progressive Dinner

Greek Recruitment

Sponsor: Baptist Campus Ministries

Sponsor: Greek Life

What is it?

More info: Contact the Office of Student Engagement at 256-765-4248, or visit the Greek Life website at www.una.edu/greeklife..

This dinner allows students to visit local baptist churches and get to know fellow students.

When is it?

Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Where is it?

Meet at Baptist Student Center (670 N. Wood Ave.).

Panhellenic Recruitment

Panhellenic sorority recruitment will be held August 29 through September 2. Registration fee is $65 before Aug. 1; $75 after Aug. 1. Women will meet all four sororities giving them a chance to receive an invitation to join one of the sororities

When is it?

Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 (Deadline to register is Aug. 24.)

More info: Call the BCM at 256-764-5083.

CultureFest 2013 MONDAY

Sponsor: Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity What is it?

Students will meet & greet fellow students, faculty, staff & student multicultural organizations while enjoying good food & music. Door prizes will be given. All are welcome!

When is it?

Aug. 26 at 6 p.m.

Where is it?

GUC Amphitheater. Rain Site: GUC Atrium

More info: Call 256-765-6341.

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

IFC Recruitment is September 3-7 and it is free to attend. Men will meet all 7 chapters and learn about each one. On the final day, men who attend could potentially receive an invitation to join a fraternity.

When is it? Sept. 3 through 7 (Deadline to register is Sept. 3.)

National Pan-Hellenic Council NPHC does not participate in recruitment. They will have NPHC Convocation which serves as a general interest meeting for the 6 organizations of the council. Students learn the requirements of what it takes to join all chapters at this event.

When is it?

Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Where is it?

Performance Center in the Guillot University Center

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Pride Week 2013