SHC announces Weeks of Welcome schedule

Mon, 08/03/2009 (All day)

Friday, August 21st

8:00am-2:00pm
Freshman Move-In
Residence Halls

2:00pm-2:30pm
New Student Commuter Check-In
Gautrelet Room
*Required for all new commuter students

2:30pm-3:30pm
Letting Go (For Parents)
Byrne Memorial Hall
An optional, but final, opportunity for parents to casually discuss with lhughesistrators any remaining issues, questions or feelings as their son or daughter begin their college experience. Joe Deighton, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Lynda Olen, Wellness Center Counselor, will lead the discussion.

2:30pm-3:30pm
Seminar Group Meetings
Byrne Memorial Hall Lawn
* Required for all new students

4:00pm
New Student Convocation
Outlaw Recreation Center
* Required for all new students

5:00pm
Class of 2013 Picture
Outlaw Recreation Center

5:00pm
Welcome Reception
Rydex Commons
Students and their families are invited to join SHC lhughesistrators, faculty and staff at a reception in their honor. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available.

8:00pm
Residence Life Meeting
Byrne Memorial Hall
*All new students living on campus are required to attend

9:00pm
Badger Bingo
Outlaw Cafeteria
Students and their parents are invited to socialize and snack as they try their luck at winning prizes to kick off their college experience! Prizes will include Residence Hall Room essentials, SHC must-haves and even a book scholarship!

Saturday, August 22nd

8:00am-2:00pm
Upperclassman Move-In
Residence Halls

9:30am-10:30am
Seminar Group Meetings
TBA
* Required for all new students

10:45am-12:00pm
Badger Business
TBA
* Required for all new students

1:00pm
Monster College Advantage
Byrne Memorial Hall
* Required for all new students. Learn what it takes to be successful on campus and beyond. Make sure you get the “advantage”!

2:30pm
Campus Scavenger Hunt
Outlaw Recreation Center Circle
Do you have what it takes? Do you know SHC? Participate in this team scavenger hunt and see how good you really are! Winners will receive lots of great prizes and even a little cash!

7:30pm
Freshman Floor Meetings
Residence Halls
* Required for new residents

7:30pm
New Commuter Meeting
Gautrelet Room
What does a commuter need to know to be successful at Spring Hill College? Come find out while you get the chance to meet and greet other campus commuters and learn about getting involved on the Hill.

9:00pm
Late Night at the Rec
Outlaw Recreation Center
Come out for some serious fun! Put on your tennis shoes and get ready for lots of big games, big contests and big prizes! Enjoy a late-night snack, take on your friends and compete for fun prizes!

Sunday, August 23rd

11:00am
Mass
St. Joseph Chapel

12:00pm-1:00pm
Donnelly Scholar Lunch 
Gautrelet Room
* By invitation only

1:00pm-5:00pm
Upperclassman Move-In
Mailroom

2:30pm-3:30pm
Common Reading Project Speaker: Cedric Jennings
Byrne Memorial Hall
* Required for all new students. Students will have the opportunity to attend a very special lecture by Cedric Jennings, whose experience is outlined in this year’s Common Reading Project book, “A Hope in the Unseen.”

3:45pm
Common Reading Project Group Discussion
Seminar Classrooms
* Required for all new students. Students will discuss the Common Reading Project book and speaker in small groups.

5:00pm
Mass of the Holy Spirit
St. Joseph Chapel
A long tradition in Jesuit education, during this liturgy we gather as an entire college community, to pray that the Holy Spirit to be with us in the coming academic year.

6:00pm
Welcome Picnic
Rydex Commons
All students, faculty and staff are invited to kick off the academic year! Join the SHC Community for a picnic dinner, music and games!

8:00pm
Upperclassman Floor Meetings
Residence Halls
*All returning campus residents are required to attend.

Monday, August 24th   

7:00pm
Music & Liturgy Interest Meeting
St. Joseph Chapel
Calling all singers, instrumentalists and liturgical ministers! Are you interested in serving our faith community? Come out to this meeting and learn more!

8:00pm
Speaker: Mark Sterner
Byrne Memorial Hall
* Required for new students

Tuesday, August 25th

11:00am-6:00pm
Beyond the Wall Poster Sale
Outlaw Recreation Center
Does your room need a little something? Buy posters, prints and other décor at the Beyond the Wall Poster Sale!

7:00pm
Comedy Showcase: Josh Sneed
Arlene Mitchell Theater
Sponsored by Campus Programming Board. Josh Sneed is an up-and-coming comic who has already made his mark as a featured performer at the Montreal “Just for Laughs” Festival, and an opening act for the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. He has headlined his own Comedy Central Special and even placed 2nd in their Standup Showdown. So sit back, relax, and laugh out loud!

Wednesday, August 26th

TBD
Intramural Volleyball Tournament
Sand Courts

Thursday, August 27th

ALL DAY
“Howdy on the Hill”
Various Locations
Get to know your Spring Hill Family. Register to participate, wear your official “Howdy on the Hill” nametag, and be eligible for tons of free food, prizes and excitement!

4:00pm-5:00pm
Foley Center Community Service Fair
Byrne Memorial Hall
Service Learning Students as well as the campus community are invited to come see the service and volunteer opportunities available to them through the Foley Center and community agencies.  Don’t miss this chance to learn more about giving back to others in our community!

9:00pm
Cloister Social
Cloister
Sponsored by the Campus Programming Board. Free Food! Free Prizes! Need we say more?

Saturday, August 29th

3:00pm
Women’s Soccer v. Brenau
Library Field

Sunday, August 30th

11:00am
Mass
St. Joseph Chapel

9:00pm
Mass
St. Joseph Chapel

Monday, August 31st

3:00pm-5:00pm
Monday Mingle
Walsh Courtyard
Come out and mix and mingle with student life & campus ministry staff! Stop by Walsh Hall for popsicles, fun and prizes!

Tuesday, September 1st

11pm-2:00pm
H2O To Go!
Rydex Commons
Beat the Heat by grabbing a bottled water on your way to class! Stop by to cool down and relax in the middle of the day!

Wednesday, September 2nd

11:00am-2:00pm
Badger Expo
Outlaw Recreation Center
Find your place on the Hill! Don’t miss this chance to get more information on student organizations, campus programs, and community involvement opportunities. In addition, check out local restaurants, stores, banks and other vendors to see what they have to offer SHC students. There will be plenty of food, fun and prizes for everyone!

9:00pm
Exposition & Reconciliation
St. Joseph Chapel

Thursday, September 3rd

9:00pm
Praise and Worship
St. Joseph Chapel

Friday, September 4th

3:00pm
Women’s Soccer v. Truett-McConnell
Library Field

5:30pm
Men’s Soccer v. Truett-McConnell
Library Field