Highlander Welcome Days 2012


Welcome Highlanders!  In addition to attending classes, the first two weeks at NJIT are all about getting you connected to the university, becoming involved in campus life and making new friends. This calendar of activities will help you join in the Highlander experience!  

Events are subject to change. Please refer to the NJIT on-line calendar for updates and additional activities.


Saturday, September 1


Freshmen Move In
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Residence Halls

Bookstore
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Campus Center 1st Floor 
Bring your schedule and check your course syllabus before purchasing books.

“Bed, Bath & Beyond” Sales
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Campus Center Lobby.  Get a start on decorating your room!

Freshmen ID Card Pick-Up
Residents: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM, Cypress Hall 
Commuters: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, CARS, Campus Center Room 485

Lunch on Your Own
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Campus Center
Use your meal plan or pay with cash at Continuous Dining, Tech Cafe, and C-Store.

Parent Orientation                                                             
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM,  Campus Center Ballroom
Parents and families are invited to an information session about NJIT.

Resident Community Meetings
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.  All new students are expected to participate to learn about NJIT expectations and resources from current students and staff.  

  • Cypress –  Theatre, Kupfrian Hall
  • Redwood - Room 118, Kupfrian Hall

Commuter Community Meetings
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Room 117, Kupfrian Hall
This is an opportunity for commuters to get information about  programs and services.

Game Room Open
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Campus Center Lower Level
Come take a tour and enjoy free play (excluding video games)! 

Resident Hall Floor Meetings
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM., On your resident floor.  This is a mandatory meeting for all residents.

Highlander Welcome Festival
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM,  Campus Center Atrium. 
Join in the fun at the Highlander Festival, a carnival-like event hosted by student groups and campus offices, where you can win or enter drawings for prizes!

Dinner On Your Own
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM,  Campus Center                           
Use your meal plan or pay with cash at select Food Court Boutiques & Continuous Dining.

NJIT Men’s Soccer Game
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium.
Come paint your faces and join RHA in a spirited match against Fairleigh Dickinson.

RHA Blacklight Party
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM,  Campus Center Ballroom.
Don’t miss this epic psychedelic dance party to kick off the year.


Sunday, September 2


Bookstore
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Campus Center 1st Floor 

Game Room Open
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Campus Center
Come take a tour and enjoy free play (excluding video games)!

Residence Life Tabling
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Campus Center Green
Come get information about upcoming events.

Newark Bears Game
12:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Campus Center Info Desk
Meet at 12:30 PM for an escorted walk to Bear's stadium for a FREE game for NJIT students! Free Tickets @ Info Desk!

K-MART Trip
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Various Locations
Need a few extra things for your room? Get a free shuttle ride to K-MART. Meet at 180 Bleeker St. or 141 Summit St.

NJIT Women’s Soccer Game & Free Ice Cream
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium
Get some free Ice Cream and cheer on our Lady Highlanders in a match versus Monmouth University!

RA/CA Program
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Various Locations
Come have a blast with our staff! Free prizes!

  • Redwood Hall: Snack on Snacks on Snacks
  • Cypress Hall: Game Night
  • Laurel Hall: Movie Night
  • Oak Hall: Project X Party
  • UC: Game Night


Monday, September 3


Bookstore
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Campus Center 1st Floor 

Go Newark! Amazing Race
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Campus Center Lobby.
Can your team be the first to visit all of the Newark and NJIT attractions and bring back the secret items?!  Teams of 5 – 7 students will be assigned a student leader guide as you check- in.  Bring your ID, wear comfortable shoes and bring a digital/phone camera.  Big prizes for the top 5 fastest teams! Open to all new students! 

Game Room Open
2:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Campus Center
Come take a tour and enjoy free play (excluding video games)! 

RA/CA Program
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Various Locations
Come have a blast with our staff! Free prizes!

  • Redwood Hall: Volleyball Game
  • Cypress Hall: Movie Trivia
  • Laurel Hall: Ice Cream Sundaes
  • Oak Hall: CA’s and Candy
  • UC: Gym Workout

Newark Bears Game
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Campus Center Info Desk
Meet at the Campus Center Info Desk at 6:00 PM for an escorted walk to Bears Stadium for a FREE game for NJIT students! Free Tickets @ Info Desk!

RA/CA Program
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Various Locations
Come have a blast with our staff! Free prizes!

  • Redwood Hall: Ice Cream Social
  • Cypress Hall: Root Bear Pong Tournament
  • Laurel Hall: Laurel Fun House Party III
  • Oak Hall: Project X Presents: Movie on Oak
  • UC: Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, September 4: Classes Begin!


Pancakes with the President
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Green (rain: Campus Center) Meet President Joel Bloom, faculty and staff while they serve you free pancakes!

Bookstore
8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, Campus Center 1st Floor.  

Men’s Soccer VS. Marist
7:00 PM, Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium.
Free for NJIT students with your ID! 


Wednesday, September 5


Voter Registration Drive
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Campus Center Lobby
Register yourself to vote!

Greek Life “Olympic” Block Party
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Green.  
Stop by for some fun, food and games and meet NJIT’s fraternities & sororities as they welcome you to the start of the academic year!

Highlander Club - NFL Football
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM, Highlander Pub, Campus Center 3rd Floor
Catch the Giants VS Cowboys Game on the Big Screen!

Fraternity and Sorority Life Orientation
9:15 PM, Campus Center  (Sororities – Atrium; Fraternities – Ballroom A). 
Come find out what Fraternity and Sorority Life is all about and how you can join one of NJIT’s Chapters.  Everyone welcome!


Thursday, September 6


Auditions for "Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead"
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Jim Wise Theatre

SAC Java House
9:00 PM, Highlander Pub, Campus Center 3rd floor
All are welcome for this night of comedians!


Friday, September 7


Senate Freshman Debates
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Campus Center, 3rd Floor
Come meet the candidates for freshman elections!

Community Connections Retreat
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, The Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility (By Invitation Only).
Students and their community of faculty, advisors and peer mentors will get to know each other in a relaxed, fun environment, building memories and forging bonds. Lunch will be served.

Welcome Reception for the Women’s Center Murray Center Scholars
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Campus Center Atrium.  (By Invitation Only)

Auditions for "Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead"6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Jim Wise Theatre

Women’s Soccer VS. Quinnipiac: Friday Night Lights7:00 PM, Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium. Free for NJIT students with your ID!  Free glow in the dark gear to all in attendance.

Senior Luau Party
8:00 PM, Highlander Pub, Campus Center, 3rd Floor
Come and celebrate the first Friday back at school Hawaiian style! Food, Hawaiian Dancers and prizes!  All NJIT students welcome.


Sunday, September 9


Women’s Soccer VS. Wagner
1:00 PM, Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium.
Free for NJIT students with your ID! 


Monday, September 10


Freshmen Elections
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Campus Center Lobby
Get out and vote for your Senate Representatives!  Bring your ID! 


Tuesday, September 11


Freshmen Elections
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Campus Center Lobby
Get out and vote for your Senate Representatives!  Bring your ID.


Wednesday, September 12: Student Inaugural Festivities


Voter Registration Drive
3:00 PM Campus Center Lobby
Register yourself to vote!

University Convocation
3:30 PM, The Naimoli Family Athletic & Recreation Center.
All freshmen are required to attend this official welcome to the university.  Please assemble on the Green (rain: Gym) by College to line-up for the procession. 

Student Organization Fair
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Green (rain: Campus Center Ballroom)
Stop by and meet all of NJIT’s student organizations and learn how you can become a part of campus life! Free carnival and food!

Dinner On Your Own
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Campus Center
Use your meal plan or pay cash at select Food Court Boutiques & Continuous Dining.

Men's Soccer VS. Sacred Heart
7:00 PM, Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium. Free for NJIT students with your ID!

Brain Drops Program
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Theatre, Kupfrian Hall
Come for an evening of Mindreading, Magic and  I-pads with Paul Gertner

Power Performers Illusionist
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM The Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility
Come see Leon Etienne, an award winning Master of Illusion and Magic!

Laser Light Show

9:30 PM - 10:30 PM, The Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility
By Light Wave International. Free glow in the dark gear!


Friday, September 14: Inaugural Festivities



Inaugural Ceremony of Dr. Joel Bloom by the NJIT Board of Trustees

11:30 AM, The Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility. RSVP at www.njit.edu/rsvpa