Calling all Captains!!!
Welcome Week is part 2 of your Orientation experience at CNU. This week long program provides you with educational and social opportunities. We want you to be successful and will show you the resources we have to do just that! All first-year students are REQUIRED and EXPECTED to attend all Welcome Week activities.
* Welcome Week is for students only. There are no parent programs during this time.
*Any student that is transferring into CNU will participate in Changing Tides Transfer Orientation Program
Welcome Week is August 18 - 25, 2013
*NEW* 2013 Welcome Week Schedule(all students will recieve a WW schedule at move-in)
Welcome Week activities and programs are designed to help you transition to academic life and life on campus. Students are required to attend events in order to help ensure a successful start to their academic career. Attendance will be taken at random so it is important to carry your student I.D with you at all times.Fall NCAA athletes should work with their coaches on what will be expected of them during the week.Marching Band members should work with their band director on what will be expected of them during the week.
**NEW** WW Schedule
Here are some highlights of things you can expect at WW
Hall Brawl-work together with your residence hall and learning community to complete challenges across campus while familiarizing yourself with campus and campus resources! Which hall will be crowned Hall Brawl champ and have bragging rights as the year begins??
Core Advisor Meetings-all students will meet with their core advisor twice during WW. Once will be in a small group setting with other advisees and then a one- on- one meeting that allows you more personal time to spend planning your semester.
Academic Meeting and Open Houses-all students will meet the Dean of their college in a large group meeting followed with open houses by some departments. This is great chance to meet faculty!
Workshops- study skills, how to plan for your major, what to expect this first year, developing your own emergency plan, what is there to do in Newport News, how to get involved. All of these topics, plus more, will be addressed through interactive workshops. It is important you feel prepared to begin your year and these workshops will help you do just that!
Community of Scholars Convocation-this annual tradition serves as your official welcome from the University Community into our Academic Community of Honor. Professional dress required for this important ceremony!
Keynote Speaker-Elaine Williams
An award winning stand-up comedian, Elaine shares a powerful message that comes from the heart and helps heal and change lives
Club Fair-check-out over 200 clubs and student organizations CNU has to offer. (just don't sign up for all 200!) Giveaways galore!
Evening Events-what would life at college be like without fun things to do? Join us for some fun evening programs:
- Tom Deluca-hypnotist extraordinaire
- Dave and Ethan-comedians. Students loved them last year and asked we bring them back again. You are sure to fall out of your seats laughing as these guys share comedic performances about college life!
- Shop til you Drop-spend time decorating your new "pad" with your new roommate and suitemates at Target and Bed Bath and Beyond. Buses will be available for transportation
- CNU's Got Talent-our own panel of judges will be voting on our new talent champ! Bring your most creative talents to audition for a chance to perform in front of the entire class of 2017!
- Open Rec Night, Drive-In Movie, Game night and much more...
All first-year students will meet with their Core Advisor at least twice during Welcome Week. The first will be a group meeting on Monday, August 19th from 1:00-2:00 OR 2:00-3:00. Please see below for specific time and location. During this meeting each student will sign up for a 20-30minute one on one meeting with their advisor to be had on Thursday, Aug 22 or Friday, August 23rd.
All first-year students should have recieved a letter from their core advisor over the summer. Additionally, your core advisor can be found under the "general student information" section of student services and financial aid in your CNU LIVE account. Questions about core advisors can be directed to: Dr. Nicole Guajardo at 757-594-8214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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|NMCM 160||Underwood, Kidd||Younkin|
|NMCM 207||Ostrau||Harris, Jaime|
|NMCM 262||Paul||Thompson, Jessica|
|NMCM 314||Hutchinson||Greenlee, Harry|
|NMCM 357||Hamilton||Meyer, Michaela|
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Welcome Week is for ALL students, even if you are not living on campus!
Commuter students should check-in on Sunday, August 18th at 4:30pm in the Washington Room, DSU. Here you will recieve:
- WW 2013 schedule
- Your student ID
- Meal plan for the week (meals are provided to commuters during WW)
- Expectations for the week
In addition you will get to meet other students, like you, that will be commuting, learn about resources specific to commuters, get some tips for a successful transition, and meet Alex and Wilson who will be a great resource for you throughout the semester!
Specific questions??? Contact the University Fellows for Student Engagement (Alex and Wilson) at email@example.com or 757-594-7752
**Transfer students that are commuting do not attend this session. Transfer attend Changing Tides Orientation program