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Welcome Week 2015 Event Submission

Welcome Week Event Submission

Beginning in 2015, CONNECT is changing to be called Welcome Week.  Below is a draft of the 2015 Welcome Week schedule and signature events.  We will create a more formal calednar and list of events to be posted to the main Welcome Week page in mid-July.  For your reference, last years CONNECT schedule is available here: 2014 CONNECT.


Sept. 20
Sept. 21
Sept. 22
Sept. 23
Sept. 24
Sept. 25
Sept. 26
Sunday, Sept. 27
During the Day:

UHDS Move-In


In the Evening:

Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings


Dixon Rec Night- late night event*

During the day:

START for students who didn't attend in the summer.

Open Programming time throughout the Day


In the Evening

6:00pm Evening: #BeBEAVERBold & Partner Event*

Open Programming time throughout the Day


In the Evening:


Battle of the DJS*

10:00-12:00: New Student Scholar Symposium*

12:00-3:00: College programs*

3:00-5:00 New Student Walk & Convocation*

5:00-8:00 New Student Picnic/Pep Rally/Class Picture*

First day of Classes


Beaver Community Fair*

 Second Day of Classes


Home Football Game

 Open Programming time throughout the Day Open Programming time throughout the Day

*Signature Welcome Week event

Event Submission

Welcome Week event submission closed on Monday, August 31st. If you are wanting to add an event at this point, please contact Ruth Sterner (Ruth.Sterner@oregonstate.edu) to discuss the potential addition.


New Student Picnic Note

Since Beaver Community Fair is happening on Thursday, September 24th there will be no tabling at the New Student Picnic for 2015.  If you are interested in tabling for Beaver Community Fair you can go to: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/seac/about-us/initiatives-and-activities/beaver-community-fair


Over the years we have gotten questions about how we inform students about Welcome Week events.  Below is a list of ways in which NSPFO publicizes Welcome Week to new students:

  • Talked about throughout START
  • E-newsletter sent the week before move-in
  • Website: connect.oregonstate.edu
  • OSU Guide App (through google play and Itunes)
  • Work with a committee to do cross-promotion accross campus and within residence halls
  • Large daily printed schedules that are put up in the MU, Dixon and Dining Centers
  • Daily electronic schedules sent to campus (this is an internal document and new this year)
  • We do not produce printed schedules for students; because we found that events are ever changing, adjusting and being added and cancelled and usually whatever was printed was out of date by the time Welcome Week arrived. 

Event Planning Resources

Beaver Tips, provided by the Student Events and Activities Office has some helpful resrouces for programming on campus.

New Student Programs & Family Outreach is happy to consult on your program if you have any questions or help navigating processes. 

Contact Info

New Student Programs & Family Outreach
B009 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-2133
Phone: 541-737-7627 | Fax: 541-737-6157

Contact us with your comments and questions.
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