UVa-Wise Welcomes New and Returning Students

Summer break is over and the UVa-Wise Fall 2017 semester begins on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

There will be plenty of opportunities for incoming freshmen and returning upperclassmen to get involved in welcome week activities on campus.

Move-in day for students living on campus for the 2017-2018 school year is Aug. 20. The 2017-2018 Convocation is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m.

The Student Activities Board has an exciting week planned for students. SAB sponsored events for welcome week are:

  • Sunday Aug. 20: Glow Rage Paint Party (McCraray Lawn) 8:30-11:30 p.m.
  • Monday Aug. 21: S’mores and Comedy Show with comedian Adam Grabowski 8:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Aug. 22: Student Activity Fair (Lawn by the Lake) 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday Aug. 23: Stock Your Room Bingo (Under the Tent) 8 p.m.
  • Thursday Aug. 24: Movie Night on the Lawn (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) 9 p.m.
  • Friday Aug. 25: Free Friday (Jefferson Plaza) 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

For those interested in getting more involved in campus life, SAB is looking for dedicated students to join the organization to help plan exciting campus events for students throughout the year. If you are interested in joining SAB, applications are currently available for the 2017-2018 school year. Applications will be available at the student activity fair on Tuesday. Students can also find applications on the third floor of the student center in the leadership wing, or by emailing Nathan Rasnake at ndr5a@uvawise.edu. The application deadline is Sept. 1.

Other upcoming events in the next few weeks include the Meet the Greeks Recruitment Kick off on Aug. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. This is a great way for those interested in joining a fraternity or sorority to learn about the different Greek organizations available on our campus and to meet those who are currently in Greek life. Greek Life Recruitment Registration will be held in the Slemp Student Center the week of Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UVa-Wise offers their own app for students. The UVa-Wise Student Life app features student life information that shows upcoming events as well as a list of the groups and clubs on campus. The campus information tab has important links for students that are easily accessible. Whether finding out what’s for dinner or view a map of campus, the app has it all. To stay connected and up to date on campus events, download the UVa-Wise Student Life app today.

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