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Weeks of Welcome (WOW)

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) takes place the first 6 weeks of the fall semester. 

Weeks of Welcome will keep you busy with social and educational activities to help you meet current RU students and learn more about your university.

Week 1

Tuesday, August 28

Ice Cream Truck:  Free Ice Cream12:30-2:00pm, Campus Circle Drive
Brought to you by SPEED.

Thursday, August 30

Free Wings @ Buffalo Wild Wings
4:30-6:30pm, BWW Patio (1430 N. Meacham)Brought to you by SPEED.

Computer Science and Mathematics Welcome Event
5:00-6:30pm, SCH 560
Meet faculty and fellow students from the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics.  Sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Week 2

Tuesday, September 4

RU in Need of a Snack
11am-1pm, Admissions room 110
We at the Office of Admission know, the first days of class can be nerve-wracking!  So we’ve prepared some snacks for you!  Stop by our office and relax while you indulge in some of the treats we’ve prepared.  So stop being nervous about your first day, and start being awesome!  Come join us at the Office of Admission.

Free Root Beer Floats
12:30-2:00pm, Center for Campus Life   Brought to you by SPEED.

Wednesday, September 5

All Student BBQ
12:00pm-4:00pm, Courtyard   Free food, inflatables, music, and more!  Also learn about student employment opportunities!
Brought to you by SPEED.

Thursday, September 6

The Avengers:  Free RU Movie Screening
8pm, Courtyard
Brought to you by SPEED.

Week 3

Tuesday, September 11

Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences Welcome Reception
5:00pm-6:30pm SCH 560Meet the science faculty, staff and fellow students.  Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Heller College of Business Faculty/Student Mixer
5:30-6:30pm, SCH 300 
Sponsored by the Heller College of Business.

Wednesday, September 12

Student Involvement Fair
All Day, Campus Rotunda
Find out how to get involved in student organizations.

Division of Professional Arts and Sciences Welcome Reception
3:00pm-5:00pm, SCH 600
Meet College of Arts and Sciences faculty, staff and fellow students at the Schaumburg Campus. 
Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Week 4

Tuesday, September 18

Time Management, Procrastination, and Work-Life Balance
12:00pm-1:00pm, SCH 376
Brought to you by the Academic Success Center and the Counseling Center.

So You Want to be a Medical Doctor? What You Need to Know from the Start to Matriculation
3:00pm-4:00pm, SCH 628
Learn about pre-req courses, volunteer work, shadowing, internships, MCAT, personal statement, recommendation letters and acceptance into medical school.  Brought to you by the College of Arts & Sciences

Wednesday, September 19

Time Management, Procrastination, and Work-Life Balance
5:00pm-6:00pm, SCH 376Brought to you by the Academic Success Center and the Counseling Center.

Thursday, September 20

Alumni Career Panel
3:30pm-5:00pm, Alumni Hall
Brought to you by Career Development.

Film Screening: Patriocracy
5:00pm-6:30pm, Alumni Hall
This documentary film explores the extreme polarization in America that cripples the country from tackling its most serious problems. Sponsored by the Division of Professional Arts and Sciences and the NW League of Women Voters.

Week 5

Tuesday, September 25

I’m a Pre-Professional Science Major: What Does That Mean and What Should I Know?
3:00pm-4:00pm, SCH 628
If you want to be a dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, physician assistant, pharmacist or physical therapist, attend this session.  Careers such as pathology assistant, podiatry, and audiology will also be discussed. Open to all majors. Brought to you by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Week 6

October 1-5

Homecoming Week!
Stay tuned for event details.  Sponsored by SPEED.

Tuesday, October 2

Allied Health Majors: Information from First Year to Clinics
3:00pm-4:00pm, SCH 628This informational session on allied health careers includes Nuclear Medicine, Medical Technology, and Radiation Therapy.  Other careers such as radiology, sonography, occupational therapy, perfusion therapy and respiratory therapy will also be discussed.  Information on shadowing and personal statement will also be available.  Sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Wednesday, October 3

Heller College of Business Faculty/Student Mixer
5:30-6:30pm, SCH 300 
Sponsored by the Heller College of Business.