You might be wondering "what is welcome week?" Well, it's a continuation of your Orientation to UMBC. There is no way to give you all of the information you need to be successful at UMBC in one day, so Welcome Week is designed to follow up on your summer orientation day. Over the course of the week, you will have the opportunity to learn more about campus and what your life as a UMBC student will be like. You and your classmates will be assigned to a Woolie (welcome week leader), who will serve as a guide and resource for you during the Welcome Week program. Your Woolie will review the entire schedule of events with you and meet up with your group prior to each session so you can go to the events together. Your Woolie will be there to help you get acclimated to UMBC, so don't hesitate to ask him or her any questions you have.
Below are a few of the highlights of Welcome Week. We hope you will plan now to take some time off of work so you can fully participate and get connected to your UMBC community.
"My favorite part of Welcome Week was meeting tons of new people and being able to decide which events I wanted to go to. It wasn't so structured that I had no time for myself, but it was structured enough so that I felt comfortable."
WELCOME WEEK 2012 HIGHLIGHTS
Below are a few highlights from the week, but there are close to 100 events between August 25 and September 3. Check back in early August for a complete schedule of events for 2013.
*Extreme Socializing: Playfair - 8:30 pm; RAC
*RESPECT - 1 pm; UC Ballroom
*Academic Success Toolkit - 3:30 pm; various locations
Wet and Wild Summer Nights - 9 pm - 12 am; Erickson Field
*Public Service Announcements - 1:45 pm; UC Ballroom
*UMBC Book Discussion -3pm; various locations
Outdoor Movie - The Avengers; dusk; Quad
*Convocation - 3:30 pm; RAC
Convocation Picnic - following Convocation; Quad
Big Crazy Fun Night - 8 pm; The Commons
Involvement Fest Student Organizations Fair - 12 pm - 3 pm; Quad
* New Students Are Expected to Attend