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Welcome Week 2001 Schedule

Date: Sept. 11, 2001
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Archive: General News

Cincinnati - Fall Quarter classes begin at the University of Cincinnati Thursday, Sept. 20, but beforehand, students can get in a week of planning and fun during UC's Welcome Week. Sports, cookouts and activities fairs help new students have fun and make new friends, plus a "Find Your Classes Tour" will ease those first day jitters for freshmen navigating an unfamiliar campus. W

Welcome Week begins when residence halls open Sept. 13. Here's what's ahead:

Friday, Sept. 14
9-10 p.m. - Ice cream social in the residence hall lobbies
Sponsored by Friday Night Live, an initiative to provide alcohol-free entertainment on campus, and Greek organizations.

Saturday, Sept. 15
2-4 p.m. - Convocation at Shoemaker Center
Parents are invited to join the 3,000 freshmen for this formal induction into the university. The keynote speaker will be Edwin Rigaud, president and CEO of the Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The 48 X 45 foot backdrop for the ceremony is made of 170 canvas flags the students designed during orientation, to display their vision of the UC Just Community initiative. The smaller flags were tied together to create the large, dramatic backdrop, which will be raised at the end of the Convocation ceremony. This marks the second year an incoming class has created a class banner to reflect the Just Community initiative.

4-7 p.m. - MainStreet cookout at Sigma Sigma Commons
Students, parents and the UC community can enjoy free food, plus get a preview of what's ahead for the MainStreet initiative to improve campus life at UC.

POSTPONED: Bearcat football: UC vs. Louisiana-Monroe at Nippert Stadium.

Sunday, Sept. 16 11 a.m.-5 p.m. - Bearcat Bound retreat for new students, Zimmer Auditorium

5-8 p.m. - Black student welcome, Sigma Sigma Commons

5-9 p.m. - Three-on-three basketball tournament at Laurence Gym, sponsored Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
Monday, Sept. 17
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Community Service fair, outside Zimmer Auditorium
Students can meet with more than 20 different community service agencies from Greater Cincinnati as they explore service opportunities available to UC students.

1-3 p.m. - Bearcat Sweep Students will meet outside Zimmer Auditorium. The community cleanup will be an opportunity to earn hours for community service and make new friends.

4-6 p.m. - Brother-to-brother rap session
African American Cultural and Research Center
African American males are invited to take part in this forum that explores being a minority on campus.

6-8 p.m. - Bearcat grill-out
Sigma Sigma Commons

Tuesday, Sept. 18
Noon-2 p.m. - Fraternity and sorority grill-out
Sigma Sigma Commons

2-4 p.m. - Find your classes tour.
Meet outside Zimmer Auditorium.

4-6 p.m. - Sister-to-sister rap session, African American Cultural and Research Center

6:30-7:30 p.m. - Bearcat Growl, Sigma Sigma Commons Students will find out about UC's history and traditions.

Thursday, Sept. 20- Autumn Quarter Begins

Friday, Sept. 21
1 p.m.-1 a.m. - Bearcat Blast, Sigma Sigma Commons
Enjoy games, free food and live music.

Saturday, Sept. 22
9 p.m. - Drive-in movie, "Gone in 60 Seconds," at Sigma Sigma Commons
Students do not need their cars, but the free event will have a drive-in atmosphere.

Sunday, Sept. 23
5 p.m. - Dinner and video dialogue
Sponsored by American Baptist Campus Ministry, 42 Calhoun Street

Tuesday, Sept. 25
5-8 p.m. - Latino Student Welcome
African American Cultural and Research Center

Wednesday, Sept. 26
11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Student Activities Board Activities Fair
Sigma Sigma Commons

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