Highlander Welcome Days 2013

Welcome Highlanders! In addition to attending classes, the first three 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 online calendar for updates and additional activities.

Download the Welcome Days 2013 brochure


Friday, August 30

* Denotes First Year Student Required Activities for August 30 and 31. 

Register for Orientation 2.0 activities now!

New Student Move-In

8:00 AM - 12:00PM, Residence Halls. Check with Residence Life for your scheduled time.


* First Year Connections (FYC) Central:

8:00am – 1:00pm, Campus Center Atrium

  • Orientation Check-In – Pick-up your personal Orientation schedule and copy of “Eddie & Me”.
  • ID Card Pick-Up
  • Student Resource Fair:  Info about getting involved in Campus Life, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Wells Fargo.
  • Commuter Orientation Meals Purchase - $20 package includes Friday dinner and Saturday box-lunch.
  • Explore Your World Tours and Recreation Tournament Sign-Ups - Events for Sunday & Monday.


Bookstore

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Campus Center 1st Floor.
Bring your schedule and check your course syllabus before purchasing books.


Lunch on Your Own

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Campus Center
Use your meal plan or pay with cash at Continuous Dining, Tech Café, Pizza, Leafs & Grains, Taco Bell, C-Store.


* FYC Orientation 2.0 – Welcome and Academic Assembly

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM, Campus Center Ballroom
Official Welcome to NJIT for new students only!  Featuring Dr. Saul Cooperman, author of “Eddie and Me”. 


* The First Class!

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.  Class location is listed in your Orientation packet.
Meet your First Year Seminar Instructor and students in your class!


* “Keeping Safe on Campus” or “Sex Signals” Consent Presentations

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM, Campus Center Ballroom or Jim Wise Theater@ Kupfrian Hall
Your First Year Seminar Instructor will bring you to one of these sessions.


* “Sex Signals” Consent or “Keeping Safe on Campus” Presentations

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM, Jim Wise Theater @ Kupfrian Hall or Campus Center Ballroom. Attend the other workshop!


Italian Dinner Extravaganza

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Campus Center Continuous Dining.
Residents use your meal plan. Commuters show your wrist band purchased at FYC Central at check-in.  


* Cypress Hall Resident Community Meeting

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Campus Center Ballroom
All new Cypress resident students are expected to participate. Learn about NJIT expectations and resources from students and staff.  


Commuter Community Meeting

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Highlander Pub, Campus Center 3rd floor
Hang out with the CARS staff and get information about programs and services just for commuters!


Game Room Fun

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Campus Center Lower Level
Enjoy free bowling, billiards and games (excluding video machine games)! 


The RHA Black Light Party                           

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Campus Center Gallery, 2nd floor
Don’t miss this epic psychedelic dance party to kick off the year.  Sponsored by Residence Hall Association.


Saturday, August 31


Breakfast and Lunch-To-Go

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, Campus Center Continuous Dining
Resident students use your meal plan.  Commuters may pay cash for breakfast (optional). 
New students should pick-up your box-lunch in the Campus Center to bring with you for Community Service.


* Orientation 2.0 - Computing Services: Policies & Benefits

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM, Campus Center Ballroom


* FYC Community Service Projects

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Campus Center Ballroom and Assigned On and Off Campus Locations
Experience “giving back” with your First Year Seminar Class.  Wear comfortable clothing and close-toe sneakers/ shoes (no sandals or flip flops!).   Bring your box-lunch!  Transportation provided as needed.


Bookstore

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


Game Room Open

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Campus Center Lower Level
Enjoy free bowling, billiards and games (excluding video machine games)! 


* FYC Community Service Debrief

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Locations TBD.
Meet with your peer leaders and class to discuss your community service experience.


Student Organization Mini-Fair

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Campus Center 1st Floor
Come get a preview of some of NJIT’s student organizations and how to get involved in campus life!


The Ultimate Beach Party

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Warren Street Village Green (rain: Campus Center)
All are Welcome!  Beach Blanket Bingo & Prizes, Music, Novelties, Volleyball, Game, Food & Fun! Sponsored by Campus Center and Greek Life.


Sunday, September 1


Explore Your World Tours

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Meet at Campus Center Info Desk.  Take a student leader guided tour of locations in New York City, Newark, Hoboken and Jersey City. More information and sign-up at  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EYWT2013.  Sponsored by the Campus Center.


Bookstore

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


Game Room Tournaments

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Campus Center Game Room, lower level
Sign-up /show-up for a tournament at the Campus Center Information Desk.  Sponsored by the Campus Center.


Movie Double Feature

7:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Jim Wise Theater, Kupfrian Hall
Grab your roommate / friends and some popcorn for a fun night at the movies.  Free!  Sponsored by Campus Center and Residence Life.


Gaming Jam!

7:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Kupfrian Hall Lobby
The NJIT Game Club invites everyone to a night of video and card game challenges and fun!  Games include: 

Mario Kart,  Super Smash Bros Brawl, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Yugi-Oh & Magic  (card games), League of Legends, Fifa 2013, Dance Central 3, NBA Basketball and more!  Prizes!


Shopping Van Trips

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Pick-ups in the hour.  Meet at Cypress/Redwood on Bleeker Street, Oak/Laurel on Summit Street, Honors College Hall on Greek Way.  Need a few extra things for your room? Get a free shuttle ride to Kmart, ShopRite and Wal-Mart. 


Monday, September 2: Labor Day


Explore Your World Tours

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Meet at Campus Center Info Desk.  Take a student leader guided tour of locations in New York City, Newark, Hoboken and Jersey City. More information and sign-up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EYWT2013.  Sponsored by the Campus Center.


Game Room Tournaments

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Campus Center Game Room, lower level
Sign-up /show-up for a tournament at the Campus Center Information Desk.  Sponsored by the Campus Center.


Bookstore

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


Shopping Van Trips

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Pick-ups in the hour.  Meet at Cypress/Redwood on Bleeker Street, Oak/Laurel on Summit Street, Honors College Hall on Greek Way.    Need a few extra things for your room? Get a free shuttle ride to Kmart, ShopRite and Wal-Mart. 


Think Fast Game Show

7:00pm, Campus Center Atrium 
Do you have what it takes to play big and win big cash and prizes!  Everyone welcome for this hilarious interactive high tech game show experience!  Sponsored by the Campus Center.


Tuesday, September 3: Classes Begin!

Pancakes with the President

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Green (rain location: Campus Center Lobby)
A NJIT Tradition!  Meet President Joel Bloom, faculty and staff while they serve YOU free pancakes! 


Bookstore

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


Career Development Services Welcome Back Kick-Off

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Campus Center Lobby. 
It’s never too early to think about career and community service opportunities!


Sweet Success with Advising Success Center

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Green
Have a sweet tooth?  Join a pie eating contest, dig in and get answers about majors and advising at NJIT from the ADVISING SUCCESS CENTER and the PALs - Peer Advisor Liaisons!


Wednesday, September 4

Greek Life / Warren Street Block Party

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Warren Street Village 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!  Everyone welcome!


Women’s Volleyball vs St. Peters & Ice-Cream Sundaes

7:00PM, Gym


SAC Paint Ball

8:00PM, Location TBD


Fraternity and Sorority Life Orientation

9:15 PM, Campus Center. 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 5

SAC Comedy Night

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


Friday, September 6

Senate First Year Student Debates

11:30AM - 1:00PM, Campus Center Atrium
Come meet the candidates for freshman elections!


SAC / AST Dance Party

9:00PM, Highlander Pub. Get your groove on!  All are Welcome!


Saturday, September 7

Student Organization Workshop

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Campus Center
All student organizations are required to attend this workshop to be recognized by the university for Fall 2013 – Spring 2014.  


SAC DJ Party

8:00 PM, Highlander Pub 


Sunday, September 8

Women’s Soccer Sundaes

1:00PM, Lubetkin Field


Men’s Soccer Kick-Off BBQ

4:00PM, Lubetkin Field


Sunday Night Football

8:00PM, Highlander Pub


Monday, September 9

First Year Student Elections

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


Theater Show Auditions: Icarus Project

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Jim Wise Theater, Kupfrian Hall


Monday Night Football

8:00 PM, Highlander Pub


Tuesday, September 10

First Year Student Elections

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


Theater Show Auditions: Icarus Project

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Jim Wise Theater, Kupfrian Hall


Wednesday, September 11

On-Campus Job Fair

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Campus Center Lobby
Looking for a job on campus?  Stop by to find out some options available to students.


Women’s Volleyball Water Ice Wednesday vs Temple

7:00pm, Gym


Thursday, September 12

TEDx @ NJIT

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Jim Wise Theater, Kupfrian Hall


Senior Class “Taste of Newark”

9:00PM, Highlander Pub


SAC Roller Rink

8:00pm, Campus Center Ballroom


Friday, September 13

GSA Casino Night

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Campus Center Atrium


Monday, September 16

Super Bowl Volunteer Recruitment Event (CDS)

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Campus Center Atrium


Commuter Student BBQ

11:30 AM, Campus Center Terrace


SAC “Don’t Forget Your Lyrics”

9:00 PM, Highlander Pub


Tuesday, September 17

Constitution/Citizenship Day Activities & Voter Registration

11:00 AM, Campus Center Lobby


Wednesday, September 18


Warren Street Village Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

11:00 AM, Warren Street Village Green (by invitation)


University Convocation

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Naimoli Family Athletic & Recreation Center.

All first year students are required to attend this official welcome to the university.  Please assemble on the Green / Gym (rain location: Gym NCE, all other colleges Campus Center Gallery) by College to line-up for the procession. 


Student Organization Fair

3:30 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 food!


Thursday, September 19

SAC Night of Magic

8:00PM-11:00PM, Highlander Pub


Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22:  Freshmen Weekend Events!

Save the date for a fun weekend of activities and team competition including Karaoke, Tech Games, Volleyball and more!   Check with your RA and CARS Office to sign-up your team.