Welcome Week

2015 Welcome Week: August 28 - September 9

 The 2015 Welcome Week event schedule will be available in late August.

Download the complete schedule of events (PDF).

The 2014 Schedule of Events is shown here to give you an idea of the programs offered during Welcome Week.      

Friday, August 22
7 p.m. Residence Hall Welcome, Residence Hall Main Lounges *Mandatory for on-campus residents*
9 p.m. Cortland Nites Comedian Ryan Reiss, Corey Union Function Room

Saturday, August 23
1:30 & 3 p.m. Phallacies, Corey Union Function Room. Using dialogue and theater, Phallacies' entertaining performance challenges and expands stereotypical definitions to create healthier communities. *Mandatory for all new students.
5-8 p.m. Welcome Picnic, Bishop/Shea Quad
8 p.m.   SAB Hypnotist Chris Johnson, Corey Union Function Room.

Sunday, August 24 
1 p.m.   Transfer Takeoff, Newmark Pavilion. Chat with other new transfers, meet your Transfer Buddy, talk to an academic advisor. (Rain site:  Sperry Lobby)
2 p.m.   Class Finding Tours:  Transfer student meet at Newmark Pavilion near the Library; First-year students meet at Corey Union steps.
4 p.m.   Academic Convocation, Park Center Alumni Ice Arena. *Mandatory for all new SUNY Cortland students.
8 p.m.    Mass-Opening Liturgy, O'Heron Newman Hall Catholic Center

Monday, August 25 - Classes Begin

Wednesday, August 27
3 - 5 p.m. Student Employment and Volunteer Fair, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
7 p.m. Wellness Wednesday Program:  "An Intro to Yoga", Corey Union Exhibition Lounge

Friday, August 29  - Red Dragon Pride Day
Noon - 6 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
1-3 p.m.  Ice Cream Social, Corey Union Steps
1:40 p.m. Campus Photo, Corey Union Steps ~ Wear red and get in the photo!
3 p.m.  Women's Volleyball vs. Utica College, Park Center Corey Gymnasium
4 p.m.  New Transfer Welcome BBQ, Bishop and Shea Quad
5 p.m.  Women's Volleyball vs. St. Lawrence, Park Center Corey Gymnasium
8 p.m.  Cortland Nites Mini Golf, Shipwreck Golf, Cortland. Pick up your free ticket in Corey Union at 7 p.m.. Bus transportation provided.

Saturday, August 30
9:30 a.m. Women's Tennis vs. Ithaca College, Tennis Courts
11 a.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Lebanon Valley, Park Center Corey Gymnasium
4 p.m.  Women's Volleyball vs. Rochester, Park Center Corey Gymnasium
8 p.m.  Cortland Nites Outdoor Movie Avengers, Moffett Lawn

Sunday, August 31
8 p.m. Mass-Name Tag Sunday, O'Heron Newman Catholic Center

Monday, September 1 - No classes in observance of Labor Day
1-4 p.m. Labor Day Carnival, Outside of Corey Union/VanHoesen. Join SAB for a mechanical bull, wrecking ball, photo booth, popcorn, cotton candy and other fun attractions and snacks. (Rain site:  Corey Union Function Room)
3 p.m. Greek Information Meeting for Incoming Transfer Students, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge. Learn about getting involved in Greek Life at Cortland.

Tuesday, September 2
7 p.m. Open Mic Night, Parks Alumni House. Got talent? Here's your chance to entertain your new friends. Free refreshments. Bus transportation provided from the steps of Corey Union.

Wednesday, September 3
4 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Elmira College, Stadium Complex
7 p.m. Wellness Wednesday Program: "Ten Things Every College Student Should Know About Sex", Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
8 p.m. Know the Code, Corey Union Function Room. What you don't know CAN hurt you. Learn about the Code of Student Conduct and have your questions answered. Prize drawings.

All Welcome Week events are free of charge thanks to the following sponsors:  Advisement and Transition, Alumni Affairs, ASC, Campus Activities and Corey Union, Career Services, Multicultural Life and Diversity, Recreational Sports, Residence Life and Housing, Sexual Assault Awareness and Programming Committee and the Student Activities Board.

Should you need more information about Welcome Week, please call Campus Activities at 607-753-2322.