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    Get ready – there will be plenty of activities for you when you arrive on campus!

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    Thurs, Aug 30

    1–3pm International Student Orientation, Part I Schneider Auditorium. MANDATORY for International students


    Fri, Aug 31

    1:30–3:30pm International Student Orientation, Part II Schneider Auditorium. MANDATORY for International students
    8pm Friday Night Drive-In: The Hunger Games Gaebe Commons
    Rain location: Schneider Auditorium
    11pm Midnight Breakfast Snowden


    Sat, Sep 1

    Your assigned time Res Hall Move-In, New Students Culinary/Baking & Pastry Arts
    Hours Administrative Offices & Services
    8am–3pm Wildcat Welcome Information Booth Harborside Green Space
    8:30am–3pm Culinary Uniform Distribution Harborside Recreation Center
    11:30am–2:30pm Lunch All Dining Halls
    4:30–7pm Dinner All Dining Halls
    6–7pm Residence Hall Meetings
    8:30pm Hypnotist Jim Spinnato Harborside Recreation Center Main Gym
    10pm–1am Late Night in the HRC Harborside Recreation Center Lounge Games, Prizes and more

    Sun, Sep 2

    Your assigned time Res Hall Move-In, New Students Arts & Sciences, Business, Hospitality and Technology students
    Hours Administrative Offices & Services
    8am–3pm Wildcat Welcome Information Booth Gaebe Commons
    8:30am–5pm Culinary Uniform Distribution Harborside Recreation Center
    10:30am–2pm Brunch All Dining Halls
    9am Six Flags New England Trip Buses leave Harborside Bus Stop. Available on a "first come, first served" basis for students who have already moved in.
    2-6pm Shuttles to Providence Place Mall Buses leave Harborside Bus Stop
    4:30–7pm Dinner for Students All Dining Halls
    6-7pm Residence Hall Meetings
    8:30pm Stand-Up Comedy Show Harborside Recreation Center
    Featuring Jay Pharoah and Finesse Mitchell
    10pm–1am Casino Night Pepsi Forum. Over $1,000 in prizes!

    Mon, Sep 3

    7:30–10:30am Breakfast All Dining Halls
    Your assigned time Res Hall Move-In, Returning Students
    Hours Administrative Offices & Services
    8:30am–3pm Culinary Uniform Distribution Harborside Recreation Center
    9am–7pm Poster Sale Gaebe Commons
    9am Academic Welcome MANDATORY for new students
    College of Culinary Arts, Harborside Recreation Center
    Hospitality College, Schneider Auditorium
    11am Convocation Dunkin’ Donuts Center. MANDATORY for new students.
    11:30am–2pm Lunch All Dining Halls
    Noon Counseling Psychology Program Orientation John Hazen White Center, Room 306. Lunch will be provided
    1pm Collaborative Learning Program (CLP) Orientation Schneider Auditorium
    1:30pm Early Enrollment (EEP) Meeting Harborside Recreation Center, 2nd Floor. Harborside Students
    1:30pm Buses leave for Equine Programs Student Orientation (scheduled for 2pm) Equine Center
    2pm Equine Programs Student Orientation Equine Center
    3pm Special Needs Orientation John Hazen White Center
    Business/Hospitality/Technology/Arts & Sciences
    3pm Early Enrollment (EEP) Meeting Harborside Recreation Center, 2nd Floor. Downcity Students
    4pm Special Needs Orientation The Friedman Center
    Culinary/Baking & Pastry Arts
    4-7pm Student Activities Night Gaebe Commons. Get involved in JWU’s 100+ student organizations, a chance to win a car and more!
    4:30–7pm Dinner All Dining Halls

    Tues, Sep 4

    All Day Classes Begin Follow your course schedule for times/locations
    Regular Dining Hall Hours Normal schedule takes effect today
    1–4pm Coffee & Tea with the UIB Gaebe Commons
    Come learn about UIB:Campus Events and how to get involved. Receive a free iced coffee tumbler filled with iced coffee!
    4–7pm Food Truck Tuesday, Outdoor Activities Gaebe Commons

    Wed, Sep 5

    8:30pm Trivia Night Red Sauce. Win gift cards & great prizes!

    Thurs, Sep 6

    9pm Fall Film Series Premiere Harborside Green Space
    Rain location: Harborside Recreation Center Lounge

    Fri, Sep 7

    9pm Illusionist John Stetson Schneider Auditorium
    9pm–1am Laser Tag Harborside Green Space
    Rain location: Harborside Recreation Center Delaney Gym

    Sat, Sep 8

    10pm–1am Wildcat Welcome Bash Harborside Recreation Center
    Delaney Gym is transformed into a night club and dance party.
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