Opening Week to welcome new, returning students

Student helpers assist with fall 2008 move in.The campus is ready to welcome and help around 1,800 new students who will move into residence halls on Friday, kicking fall opening activities into motion.

Returning students will come back on Sunday to form the nearly 4,200 members of SUNY Oswego’s residential community. Students or parents with questions about the moving-in procedure can find answers and guidance on the Residence Life and Housing’s Moving In or frequently-asked questions pages.

Opening events

Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to meet Oswego’s newest residents during events including the Welcoming Torchlight Ceremony, which begins with musical performances at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Campus Center arena.

Weekend activities will include Project Paint, where students will paint over graffiti on Oswego’s River Walk on Saturday morning, Project Play encouraging friendly competition Saturday afternoon and floor meetings for new and returning students in residence halls on Sunday.

School’s in!

Classes will begin Monday, Aug. 31, with other activities including “A Great Date is a Safe Date” rally at noon in the campus quad and games in the evening.

Tuesday, Sept. 1, will feature the “Cruising the City” resource fair, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Campus Center arena, where students can learn more about businesses and services in the city of Oswego. The first athletic contests also unfold Tuesday, with the women’s and men’s soccer teams hosting opponents at 2 and 4 p.m., respectively at Laker Field. The movie version of the Oswego Reading Initiative selection “Persepolis” will screen at 7 p.m. in Waterman Theatre.

Wednesday’s Student Involvement Fair, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, in the Campus Center arena, will invite participation in the more than 150 clubs and organizations on campus.

Community connections

Thursday, Sept. 3, will be Community Involvement Day, with service opportunities available all day, and a special Welcome Back Students Night at the Farmers’ Market on West First Street in downtown Oswego.

Green and Gold Day will promote school pride on Friday, Sept. 4, as students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are urged to wear Laker colors.

For more information, visit the Opening Week schedule on the Web.

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(Posted: Aug 24, 2009)

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