Another sign that fall semester is just around the corner appeared today when McDaniel’s Office of Student Engagement posted this year’s Welcome Week schedule on Twitter.
Welcome Week always takes place during the first week of classes. It’s kind of like a continuation of First Year Orientation week, which takes place the week before class starts, but it’s for students of all graduation years.
A lot of Welcome Week activities take place annually. One of my favorite yearly events is Bingo for Books, and one time, I won a $100 gift card. I also really love attending the poster sale. It typically takes place on the Monday and Tuesday of Welcome Week, and even though I don’t think I need any new posters, I’ll still probably go at some point as a way to unwind between classes and socialize with others.
The Involvement Fair, which is on Wednesday evening, is probably the best and most important Welcome Week event to attend. Glar workers serve up hamburgers and hotdogs outside in Red Square and student organizations line the quad in between residence halls DMC and ANW with free stuff and lots of information about the many clubs you can join during your time at McDaniel. It’s a great opportunity to meet lots of people too!
Throughout Welcome Week, you’ll also have the chance to score more free stuff and get to know what resources are available to you on campus by attending various open houses, sponsored by offices like Residence Life, the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and Campus Safety.
And at the end of the week, you’ll be able to celebrate a successful end to the first week of classes by gathering your friends and some picnic blankets and going to Red Square for pizza and an outdoor movie. In the past, they’ve shown Bridesmaids and The Avengers and this year’s movie is The Amazing Spider-Man II.
Welcome Week is a lot of fun, but the fun doesn’t stop at Welcome Week, which gives you a big taste of what sorts of other events you’ll find at McDaniel throughout the semester.