Weeks of Welcome, Fall 2021

Welcome to the Nest!

Join the KSU community and participate in several exciting events to kick off the new school year! All Weeks of Welcome events are free with presenting a KSU ID.

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      Sorority Recruitment

      The Panhellenic Council will host its annual 4-day Primary Recruitment week for potential new members. The week will include opportunities to meet current members, learn about each chapters' membership requirements and values, and network with different KSU students and Staff.

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      Silent Disco

      Join us for Silent Disco where you and your friends can dance the night away! With your pair of headphones that will be provided, you can adjust the volume and choose between our three DJ's with the flick of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows which channel you’re listening to. There’s no loud music to talk over and there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!

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      Upperclassmen Community Cook Out

      Join us for a Community Cookout and play games, enjoy FREE food, and create your own community flag! Williamson Brothers BBQ will be given on a first come first serve basis. 

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      First-Year Tailgate (Pre-Convocation)

      This year we are back and better than ever. We will be starting off of the Fall 2021 semester with our First Year Tailgate which will take place prior to this year's annual Convocation event. Join us from 4 pm until 6 pm at Fifth-Third Bank Stadium - Field #3 for food, giveaways, and fun. 

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      First-Year Convocation

      Please join the Owl Nation for this year's annual First-Year Convocation. This year Convocation will be held inside of the Fifth-Third Bank Stadium at 6 pm. We can't wait to see you in person and start the semester off right!

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      First Day of School Cake

      Join Dr. Schwaig and Scrappy in celebrating the first day of school with delicious cake and cupcakes! Come for the cake, stay to play games with your fellow owls!

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      Hoot Booths

      HOOT Booths are information booths designed to help new Owls as they transition to campus. This fall, New Student Programs has partnered with Campus Services and Student Affairs to provide HOOT Booths during Move-In and Week of Welcome on both campuses. Come and stop by if you have any questions about anything KSU, it is our job to help you find your wings!

    • Students with stuffed Owls on Green

      Stuff an Owl, Kennesaw Campus

      It's not Week Of Welcome without our annual Stuff-An-Owl stuffed animal event! Join us at the University Rooms to stuff your very own owl from 1 pm until 3 pm. Supplies are limited so please be sure to arrive early. See you there!

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      First Day of KSU Survival Guide

      More details coming soon!

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        Silent Disco and Drone Show

        What's the first day of school without a little party?? Join us on the Campus Green (Kennesaw Campus) for a silent disco and a drone show. The event will begin at 7 pm and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive early and be sure to wear your dancing shoes. See you there!

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        Wake Up with KAB

        Come out and Wake Up with KAB! Meet us in the Student Center Atrium for FREE BREAKFAST on Tuesday, August 17th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM! All delicious food items served are safely packaged for your safe and healthy consumption. See you there!

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        Hoot Booths

        HOOT Booths are information booths designed to help new Owls as they transition to campus. This fall, New Student Programs has partnered with Campus Services and Student Affairs to provide HOOT Booths during Move-In and Week of Welcome on both campuses. Come and stop by if you have any questions about anything KSU, it is our job to help you find your wings!

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        Indoor Roller Skating and Glow-cade

        More details coming soon!

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          Rock the Rec, Marietta Campus

          Rock the Rec is a day full of Sports and Recreation! Various events will be held throughout the day highlighting program areas within the department. Ride bicycles, sample group fitness classes, play intramural sports in the pool and meet with Club Sport leaders! An information table will also be available throughout the day for students to connect with Recreation staff, receive answers to questions, and to learn about healthy habits to get moving on campus! Students will be able to enjoy refreshments and giveaways throughout the day.

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          Extreme Student Involvement Fair, Marietta Campus

          Do you want to get involved on campus?  The EXTREME Student Involvement Fair will have representatives from registered student organizations (RSOs), club sports, fraternities and sororities, campus departments, and more!  Come get some free swag and interact with members of Owl Nation as you find your home on campus and build your community! 

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          WOW-a-Palooza Block Party

          Come out to WOW-a-Palooza! Enjoy yard games, interactive tables, and meet multiple KSU Departments and FSL Organizations. While enjoying the games hear from the Peach Street Band and DJ 3rdeye then finish the evening with Erick Kand for a professional hypnotist show. Looking for something to eat come and check out the three food trucks and Kona Ice.

        • Student climbing rock wall

          Rock the Rec, Kennesaw Campus

          Rock the Rec is a day full of Sports and Recreation! Various events will be held throughout the day highlighting program areas within the department. Ride bicycles, sample group fitness classes, play intramural sports in the pool and meet with Club Sport leaders! An information table will also be available throughout the day for students to connect with Recreation staff, receive answers to questions, and to learn about healthy habits to get moving on campus! Students will be able to enjoy refreshments and giveaways throughout the day.

        • Student signing a piece of paper

          Extreme Student Involvement Fair, Kennesaw Campus

          Do you want to get involved on campus?  The EXTREME Student Involvement Fair will have representatives from registered student organizations (RSOs), club sports, fraternities and sororities, campus departments, and more!  Come get some free swag and interact with members of Owl Nation as you find your home on campus and build your community! 

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          CARE Pop-up Pantry

          Visit us in the Student Centers for FREE FOOD with CARE Services! 

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          SophoMORE Social

          Calling all sophomores! Your first year of college was a doozy, and you never got a proper Weeks of Welcome. Come to the SophoMORE Social to find out how much MORE there is for you at KSU. We'll have food, games, music, and a special SophoMORE token to commemorate your year. Afterwards, walk over to the Action at the Fraction movie night!

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          Action at the Fraction

          Please join the Office of the Dean of Students and its affiliates (KSU Cares, Parent & Family Services, Student Advocacy, Student Conduct & Academic Integrity, and Student Disability Services for an evening of fun and movies!

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          Bash in the Stacks, Kennesaw Campus

          Bash in the Stacks is a fun and interactive library open house event for all students, especially freshmen, transfer students, and new graduate students that is hosted by a partnership between the KSU Library System and Student Affairs. The open house will feature entertainment, light refreshments, games, prizes, and critical information handouts for student academic success.

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          Comedy Show

          More details coming soon!

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            Stuff an Owl, Marietta Campus

            More details coming soon!

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              CCC Block Party

              The CCC Block Party welcomes you to the new Fall 2021 semester at KSU with a campus-wide celebration at four themed locations!

              Each of the four CCC Centers will have themed music, snacks, and exciting giveaways at the following locations:

              • Global Village (GV): Campus Green
              • Cultural Awareness Resource Center (CARC): University Village (UV)
              • Women's Resource Center (WRC): the Gazebo
              • LGBTQ Resource Center: ARC Phase 1 Grilling Area

              Come one, come all, and bring a friend to the Kennesaw Campus-Wide Block Party!

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              Glow in the Dark Mini Golf, Kennesaw Campus

              Join the Wellbeing@KSU departments for a fun student involvement gathering. There will be games, prizes, and tasty mocktails to try. 

            • Entry to Sturgis Library

              Escape Room, Kennesaw Campus

              The Library’s Haunted Escape Room event is targeted to freshmen and transfer students who are new to using the KSU Library System’s services and resources. The puzzles and clues used to escape will introduce participants to essential library services and collections supporting student academic success.

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              On-Campus Job/Volunteer Fair, Marietta Campus

              Come and check out the on-campus job & volunteer opportunities that are for students!  Professional dress is not required; this event is for currently enrolled KSU students only.

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              Trivia, Marietta Campus

              Join the Wellbeing@KSU departments for a fun student involvement gathering. There will be games, prizes, and tasty mocktails and snacks to try. 

            • Entry to Johnson Library

              Escape Room, Marietta Campus

              The Library’s Haunted Escape Room event is targeted to freshmen and transfer students who are new to using the KSU Library System’s services and resources. The puzzles and clues used to escape will introduce participants to essential library services and collections supporting student academic success.

            • Students at career fair

              On-Campus Job/Volunteer Fair, Kennesaw Campus

              Come and check out the on-campus job & volunteer opportunities that are for students!  Professional dress is not required; this event is for currently enrolled KSU students only.

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              Student Center Take Over

              More details coming soon!

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                Glow in the Dark Mini Golf, Marietta Campus

                Join the Wellbeing@KSU departments for a fun student involvement gathering. There will be games, prizes, and tasty mocktails to try. 

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                Trivia, Kennesaw Campus

                Join the Wellbeing@KSU departments for a fun student involvement gathering. There will be games, prizes, and tasty mocktails and snacks to try. 

              • Entry to Johnson Library

                Bash in the Stacks, Marietta Campus

                Bash in the Stacks is a fun and interactive library open house event for all students, especially freshmen, transfer students, and new graduate students that is hosted by a partnership between the KSU Library System and Student Affairs. The open house will feature entertainment, light refreshments, games, prizes, and critical information handouts for student academic success.

             

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