Welcome Week 2019

Meet, mingle and get to know the Grand View community before classes begin August 26! You'll have the opportunity to get together with other students and get acquainted with the campus over the weekend. More fun events are scheduled throughout the first week of classes. As you attend events, you'll be eligible for lots of fun prizes!

Schedule of Events

Fall Athletes

Friday August 2

*Football, women's volleyball and all men's and women's soccer ONLY.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Move-in for Freshman Football, Men's & Women's Soccer and Women's Volleyball and Check-in for Commuter Athletes

Check-in at the Student Center to receive your move-in packet and key.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

Dining Hall, Student Center

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meet with your View Crew Buddy

Speed Lyceum, Student Center

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Welcome / Opening Program

  • Residential Life Session
  • Meet Student Life Staff
  • Campus Safety and Security
  • Ice cream with your View Crew Buddy

View Full Athlete Orientation Schedule

 

New Students

Friday August 23

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Residence Hall Move-in

Check-in at the Student Center Lobby.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Check-In for Commuter Students

Student Center, Lobby

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

Student Center, Dining Hall

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Meet With View Crew Buddy

Student Center, CJ's Place

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Line up for New Student Convocation

Johnson Wellness Center, Second Floor

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

New Student Convocation

Johnson Wellness Center, Sisam Arena

2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Welcome / Opening Program

Student Center, Viking Theatre

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Dinner & Grill Out at Western Gateway Park

Buses will load outside the Johnson Wellness Center

9:30 p.m.

Residential Floor Meeting

Check with your RA to learn location

Saturday, August 24

8:45 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Breakfast with your Buddy

CJ's Place

9:25 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

College: The Ultimate Power Trip

Student Center, Viking Theatre

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Information Sessions

Student Center

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Brunch

Student Center, Dining Hall

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Meet with View Crew Buddy

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

GV Unplugged

Student Center, Viking Theatre

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Haven Training

Student Center, Room 150

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Block Party

Green space between residence halls

Sunday, August 25

10:00 a.m.

Campus Worship Service

Student Center

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Student Center, Dining Hall

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meet with View Crew Buddy

Meet in assigned location

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Great Selfie Campus Tour

Meet in assigned location

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dinner

Student Center, Dining Hall

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Lip Sync Battle

Student Center, Viking Theatre

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Outdoor Movie

Green space between residence halls

View Full New Student Welcome Week Schedule

 

All Students

Monday August 26

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Popcorn on the Plaza

Grand Central Plaza

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Grill Out

Viking House

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Get the Scoop on Gamma Phi Kappa

Green space between residence halls

Tuesday, August 27

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Get your Gear

Grand Central Plaza

5:00 p.m.

Taking Care of Business

Student Center, Room 150

8:30 p.m.

Glow in the Dark Flag Football

Behind Nielsen Hall

Wednesday, August 28

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Pool of Engagement

Grand Central Plaza

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Popsicles on the Plaza

Grand Central Plaza

4:00 p.m.

Pizza and Popsicles

Student Center, Viking Theatre

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Salsa Dance (with instructor)

Student Center, Speed Lyceum

Thursday, August 29

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tropical Sno

Grand Central Plaza

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Pregame BBQ Tailgate

Maple Street Baptist Church Parking Lot

7:00 p.m.

Football vs. MidAmerica Nazarene

Williams Stadium

Friday, August 30

7:00 p.m.

Mentalist

Student Center, Viking Theatre

7:30 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. St. Ambrose University

Cownie Soccer Complex

Saturday, August 31

7:00 p.m.

I-Cubs Game

Principal Park

View Full Welcome Week Schedule

 

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Heidi Pries
Heidi Pries
Director of Student Involvement & New Student Programs