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Welcome Week Events 2013

 

  • FRIDAY AUG. 16

  • Wing Meetings
    6 p.m.

    Oak Street or Johnson Residence Halls
    Meet your RA and fellow community members at this mandatory introductory meeting for all on-campus residents. Pizza will be served.

  • Late Night with the Greeks
    8 - 10 p.m.

    Durwood Soccer Stadium
    All students are welcome to come and kick off the new academic year with a bang! There will be activities such as inflatables, water games, caricature artists, and many more! Lots of prizes as well!


  • SATURDAY AUG. 17

  • Roos Give Back
    8 a.m. - noon

    All students are welcome to come and kick off the new academic year with this service event! Students will be volunteering at various local area Kansas City, Missouri District schools. Please join the Office of Student Involvement in giving back to our local community through service!

  • Fraternity Recruitment Orientation
    4 p.m.

    Student Union Theatre
    At this orientation, you will find out everything you need to know about joining one of our five Interfraternity Council chapters (Beta Theta Pi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Lambda Theta Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Sigma Phi Epsilon). You will also have a chance to learn more about each chapter and recieve the schedule for rush week.

  • UPB Cinema: The Fast and the Furious 6
    1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    Student Union Theatre
    The Union Programming Board will be showing the summer blockbuster Fast and Furious 6. Come and enjoy a free movie and refreshments!

  • SUNDAY AUG. 18

  • Convocation
    1 p.m.

    Swinney Recreation Center
    Your official UMKC welcome. Attendance is mandatory for this event.

  • Unionfest
    2 p.m.

    Student Union
    Join us for games, food, music, student organization fair, and the UMKC photo booth!

  • Men's Soccer Game
    7:30 p.m.

    Durwood Soccer Stadium
    Tailgate with free food sponsored by UMKC Athletics at 5 p.m. and watch the Roos take on rival Rockhurst University.

  • MONDAY AUG. 19

  • Good Morning Roos!
    7 - 9 a.m.

    Volker (outside Oak Street Hall) and Hospital Hill (in front of Health Sciences Building)
    Come join UPB as we provide free pancakes, sausage, and orange juice courtesy of Chris Cakes. Students at the Hospital Hill campus will be provided with easy to grab on-the-go breakfast bags filled with pastries and snacks.

  • Chill Out with the Women's Center
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Women's Center, 105 Haag Hall
    Free smoothies! Stop by for a cool drink and find out why the Women's Center is a great place to relax, meet friends, and get involved!

  • Swinney Recreation Center Orientation
    9 - 11 a.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.

    Swinney Recreation Center
    Come learn how to navigate your recreation center! Information about classes, pool hours, court policies, and intramurals will be discussed.

  • Student Veteran Orientation
    3 p.m.

    Student Union, room 302
    Members of the Student Veterans Organization and the Registration and Records office will host three meetings for new student veterans. Join us and learn important information about GI BIll benefits, community resources and student life.

  • TUESDAY AUG. 20

  • Student Veteran Orientation
    10 a.m.

    Student Union, room 302
    Members of the Student Veterans Organization and the Registration and Records office will host three meetings for new student veterans. Join us and learn important information about GI BIll benefits, community resources and student life.

  • Counseling Center Free Lemonade Stand
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Hospital Hill - between School of Medicine and Health Sciences Building
    When life gives you lemons, the Counseling Center can help! Stop by for free lemonade while supplies last and meet the staff of the Counseling Center

  • Drag Queen Karaoke
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Student Union Coffeehouse Stage
    Help sing LGBTQIA Programs and Services into its 10th year at UMKC! Hosted by Kansas City's Karaoke Queen, Monique Kutahbetch Heart (from Hamburger Mary's Drag Karaoke), who will lead UMKC for two hours into karaoke fun, including prizes and giveaways for best performance!

  • KCATA Rider Workshops
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Outside the Student Union
    UMKC students who are currently enrolled and have their One Card student ID have full access to the KCATA MAX and the Metro. Stop by to check out the buses and get information on how you might be able to save on parking and gas while attending UMKC. More information can be found here.

  • Swinney Recreation Center Photo Booth
    2 - 6 p.m.

    Swinney Recreation Center
    Say cheese! Stop by Swinney to have your photo taken in our photo booth!

  • UPB Big Bingo
    7 p.m.

    Student Union Coffeehouse
    Come play bingo with UPB for a chance to win some great prizes, including one great prize at the end!

  • WEDNESDAY AUG. 21

  • Welcome to the Club
    8:30 - 11 a.m. (Breakfast Club) and 1:30 - 3 p.m. (Jazz Club)

    Atterbury Student Success Center, 2nd Floor Lobby
    This program will promote the Atterbury Student Success Center and all of the support services available to students.

  • Counseling Center Free Lemonade Stand
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Universisty Walkway - between Swinney Rec Center and Miller Nichols Library
    When life gives you lemons, the Counseling Center can help! Stop by for free lemonade while supplies last and meet the staff of the Counseling Center.

  • KCATA Rider Workshops
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Outside the Student Union
    UMKC students who are currently enrolled and have their One Card student ID have full access to the KCATA MAX and the Metro. Stop by to check out the buses and get information on how you might be able to save on parking and gas while attending UMKC. More information can be found here.

  • UMKC/Sporting KC Rally with the Roos
    2 - 4 p.m.

    University Walkway - Between Swinney Rec Center and Miller Nichols Library
    Come meet members of our Major League Soccer team, Sporting Kansas City, along with our UMKC athletes! Also sign up to win 10 tickets, an autographed jersey, and additional prizes at the event!

  • MSA Open House
    3 - 5 p.m.

    Student Union, room 319
    Stop by the MSA Office for games and refreshments! Get to know the MSA staff, meet your student leaders and learn some tips to assist you in your journey as a Roo!

  • Welcome to the Rock
    3 - 7 p.m.

    Swinney Recreation Center Old Gym
    Interested in learning how to rock climb? Here's your chance! Our staff will discuss techniques and tools to get you started on your ascent.

  • UPB Unplugged Music Series
    4 p.m.

    Student Union Coffeehouse
    Come enjoy a musical performance by Kansas City based folk duo Storm Circus. Students in attendance will have the chance to win a new iPad tablet.

  • Panhellenic Recruitment Orientation
    6 p.m.

    Student Success Center, Pierson Auditorium
    In this session, you will learn about our four Panhellenic sororities on campus and what to expect during sorority recruitment. This event is required for any woman wishing to participate in the recruitment process. Another session will be offered on Thursday, and you may attend whichever you choose.

  • Student Veteran Orientation
    6 p.m.

    Student Union, room 302
    Members of the Student Veterans Organization and the Registration and Records office will host three meetings for new student veterans. Join us and learn important information about GI BIll benefits, community resources and student life.

  • THURSDAY AUG. 22

  • LGBTQIA Ice Cream Social and Resource Fair
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    University Walkway - between Swinney Rec Center and Miller Nichols Library
    Come check out the fantastic resources available for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and allies! Free snow cones and ice cream sandwiches for everyone!

  • UMKC/Sporting KC Rally with the Roos
    Noon - 2 p.m.

    University Walkway - Between Swinney Rec Center and Miller Nichols Library
    Come meet members of our Major League Soccer team, Sporting Kansas City, along with our UMKC Athletes! Also sign up to win 10 tickets, an autographed jersey, and additional prizes at the event!

  • Panhellenic Recruitment Orientation
    6 p.m.

    Student Success Center, Pierson Auditorium
    In this session, you will learn about our four Panhellenic sororities on campus and what to expect during sorority recruitment. This event is required for any woman wishing to participate in the recruitment process. Another session will be offered on Thursday, and you may attend whichever you choose.

  • Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, Dodge!
    7 - 9 p.m.

    Swinney Recreation Center
    Grab some friends and take on your fellow classmates in an epic dodgeball competition!

  • FRIDAY AUG. 23

  • Women's Soccer Game
    7 p.m.

    Durwood Soccer Stadium
    Come cheer on UMKC Women's Soccer as they take on SIU-Edwardsville!

  • SATURDAY AUG. 24

  • Show Me Success Kick-Off

    This interactive event, targeted to freshmen and transfer students, provides an opportunity to make early connections to current student leaders, campus resources and engage in sessions that address topics relevant to the first year experience at UMKC.

  • Cannonball!
    5 - 7 p.m.

    Swinney Recreation Center Pool
    Dive on in to our fantastic pool and relax for the evening!

  • Roos in the City Royals Game
    5:30 p.m.

    Kauffman Stadium
    Join UPB as we take a trip to Kauffman Stadium and watch the Kansas City Royals take on the Washington Nationals. Sign up at the Office of Student Involvement and then meet outside of Jazzman's on the 24th at 5 p.m. Note: Priority will be given to students who participated in Roos Give Back.

  • Men's Soccer Game
    7 p.m.

    The Roos take on Bradley University.

  • SUNDAY AUG. 25

  • Women's Soccer Game
    1 p.m.

    The Roos take on Southeast Missouri.