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Weeks of Welcome 2022

Your intro to Elmhurst University will give you a taste of what to expect as a student. Enjoy all the exciting programming we have on tap as you meet new friends and get started in the school year.

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) features a variety of events and experiences that you can participate in at any point throughout the first two weeks of September. Look for updates on the Office of Student Involvement’s Instagram account, @eu_osi. You can also email our office with any questions.

Welcome to Elmhurst University—we are excited for you to join the Bluejay family!

Schedule of Events

Subject to change.

MONDAY, AUGUST 29

Iced Tea with IFC
7:30-11:00a.m.
Alexander Parking lot

Office of Student Involvement Information Booth (Look for the Blue booth)
9:00–11:00 a.m.
Sidewalk, front of Frick Center

Need help finding a campus building or resource? Need to know what’s happening next on the Weeks of Welcome schedule? Office of Student Involvement staff will be available to answer questions.

Department of Public Safety: Vehicle Registration
9:00–11:00 a.m.
Sidewalk, front of Frick Center

If you have not registered your car, stop by during this time. Just bring your Jaypass, and know the make and model of your car and license plate number. Vehicle registration will also be available online. 

Back to School kits (while supplies last)
11:00 a.m.
Frick Center lobby

Stop by for some free back-to-school motivation and goodies! Sponsored by Union Board and Office of Student Involvement 

Pirate Ship Carnival Ride, Inflatable, music and food
12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Front Lawn, Frick Center and Gates of Knowledge

Stop by in between classes and chill out. Fun fact: We used to be called the Elmhurst College Pirates.

Sorority and Fraternity Life Welcome Back Bash (Open to ALL STUDENTS)
3:00-7:00 p.m.
University Mall

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30

Iced Tea with IFC
7:30-11:00 a.m.
Alexander Parking lot

Office of Student Involvement Information Booth (look for the Blue booth)
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Sidewalk, front of Frick Center

Department of Public Safety: Vehicle Registration
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Sidewalk, front of Frick Center

Celebrate National Beach Day with Union Board and Student Government Association
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
University Mall

Grab some Kona ice, make a tye-dye T-shirt and relax between classes with members from your student programming board and student government.

Hot Dogs with the Cabinet
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
University Mall/ Brune Patio

Come meet Elmhurst University’s President Troy D. VanAken and other Cabinet members. Free for all!

Jays on the Mall
3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
University Mall

Relax and enjoy games on the mall (spike ball, and bags) or just hang out and enjoy our beautiful campus.

Sorority Recruitment Information Session
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room (BUT also virtual)

Interested in joining a sorority on campus? Come learn about sorority recruitment and all sorority life has to offer! You must attend only ONE information session in order to participate in recruitment. Questions? Email Amanda Santucci at amanda.santucci@elmhurst.edu.

Jaylightz Tryouts
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Dance Studio, Faganel Hall

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31

Joe N’ Go Commuter Coffee (while supplies last)
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Fireplace

Stop by for a cup of “Joe” and get your questions answered about commuter life.

Popsicles with Panhellenic
11:00a.m-1:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Brune Patio

Open to all!

Come Meet Therapy Dog: Lola
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Founders Lounge, Frick Center

Jays on the Mall
3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
University Mall

Relax and enjoy games on the mall (spike ball, and bags) or just hang out and enjoy our beautiful campus.

Spiritual Life Council Open Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Blume Board Room, Frick Center

Spiritual Life Council (student-run organization) will host its first gathering to continue to build the spiritual life on campus. All are welcome.

Jim Wand- Hypnotist
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Founders Lounge, Frick Center
Sponsored by Union Board                     

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Student Involvement Fair
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
University Mall

Interested in learning about student organizations and departments? Attend our involvement fair in the Mall! Here you can ask questions and meet students from different organizations. Free food and music.

Jays on the Mall
3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
University Mall

Relax and enjoy games on the mall (spike ball, and bags) or just hang out and enjoy our beautiful campus.

Catholic Mass and Pizza Party
4:30 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Chapel

Come meet members of the Bluejay Catholics student organization

Jaylightz Tryouts
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Dance Studio, Room 112, Faganel Hall

Sorority Recruitment Information Session (in-person and virtual)
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room (BUT also virtual)

Interested in joining a sorority on campus? Come learn about sorority recruitment and all sorority life has to offer! You must attend only ONE information session in order to participate in recruitment. Questions? Email Amanda Santucci at amanda.santucci@elmhurst.edu.

Men’s Soccer vs. Benedictine University
7:30 p.m.
Langhorst Field

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Share your EU Pride
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (until supplies last)

Come share your EU pride by wearing EU colors or EU-related gear. Grab a snack, snap a pic for Instagram and encourage others to attend our athletic contests.

Jumma Prayers with Muslim Student Association
Noon
Interfaith Chapel, Hammerschmidt Chapel

Elmhurst University Dance Company Auditions
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Dance Studio, Faganel Hall

Early Bird Invitation- Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
5:45 p.m. – Women
6:30 p.m. – Men
Elmhurst, IL (off-campus)

Lighting Candles for Jewish Students and all
6:00 p.m.
Chaplain’s house, behind Schick Hall

All students are welcome!

Movie on the Mall
Dusk (@8:00 p.m.)
University Mall

Bring a blanket, snacks and some friends and pick a spot on the Mall to enjoy a movie on the big screen. Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Football vs. Wisconsin-River Falls
1:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field

Check Out Downtown Elmhurst
Visit www.elmhurstcitycentre.com for a list of shopping, dining, and other weekend activities in downtown Elmhurst.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Free Movie Monday at York Theater with Jaypass
11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Classic Cinemas York Theater, downtown Elmhurst, across the railroad tracks. Sponsored by Union Board.

Must show Jaypass.

Ice Cream Social
5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Chaplain’s Office, Niebuhr Hall, west entrance.

Sponsored by Spiritual Life Council and the Chaplain’s Office. Cool off with some free ice cream and meet other EU students.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

OSI Take & Make Activity: Street Signs
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (while supplies last)
Frick Center, Lobby

Create your own personal street sign!

Building our Student-Run Praise Band
Noon
Hammerschmidt Chapel

Sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office. Stop by and help build this new tradition for campus.

IFC Recruitment Table
3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
University Mall

Stop by and talk with representatives from our various fraternities to learn about fraternity life at Elmhurst University.

Poms Team Tryouts
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Faganel Hall, Dance Studio, Room 112

UCC and All-Christians Pizza Party at the Chaplain’s Home
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Chaplain’s house, behind Schick Hall

Sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office.

Women’s Volleyball versus UW-Whitewater
7:00 p.m.
Faganel Hall

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

National Teddy Bear Day: Make Your Own EU Teddy Bear (while supplies last)
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Founders Lounge, Frick Center

Sponsored by Union Board.

Weekly Prayers
Noon
Hammerschmidt Chapel

Sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office.

Trust Women: Working to Build Up the Lives of Women on Campus
4:00 p.m.
Chaplain’s Office, west entrance of Niebuhr Hall

Sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office.

Women’s Soccer vs. Illinois Institute of Technology
5:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field

Sorority Recruitment Information Session (and virtual)
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room

Interested in joining a sorority on campus? Come learn about sorority recruitment and all sorority life has to offer! You must attend one info session in order to participate in recruitment. Questions? Email Amanda Santucci at amanda.santucci@elmhurst.edu

Cheerleading Tryouts
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
West Gym, Faganel Hall

Sorority and Fraternity Life Bonfire
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
University Mall

All are welcome!!

Men’s Soccer vs. Dominican University
7:30 p.m.
Langhorst Field

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Back to School Poster Sale
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Founders Lounge, Frick Center

Stop by to browse a deep selection of posters for purchase.

Sorority Recruitment Information Session (and virtual)
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room (and virtual)

Interested in joining a sorority on campus? Come learn about sorority recruitment and all sorority life has to offer! You must attend one info session in order to participate in recruitment. Questions? Email Amanda Santucci at amanda.santucci@elmhurst.edu

All Athletics Gathering
11:45 a.m.
Hammerschmidt Chapel

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Neon Outdoor Roller Rink, Axe Throwing and Food
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Parking lot outside Old Main

All the fun of a roller rink right on our campus! Skates and protective risk guards will be provided. Don’t forget to wear socks! If you don’t want to skate, come out and grab some snacks, listen to music and watch the skaters go by.
Sponsored by Union Board.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Dominican University
7:00 p.m.
Faganel Hall

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Back-to-School Poster Sale
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Stop by to browse a deep selection of posters for purchase.

Rock the Block Party
4:45 p.m.-10:45 p.m.
Elmhurst City Centre
York Road and Schiller Street 

Live bands and other entertainment. See complete schedule at www.elmhurstelmhurstcitycentre.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Rock the Block Party
11:00 a.m.- 10:45 p.m.
Elmhurst City Centre
York Road and Schiller Street

Live bands and other entertainment. See complete schedule at www.elmhurstelmhurstcitycentre.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Wake Up with Panhellenic
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Fireplace, Frick Center

Ice Cream with IFC
1:00 p.m.
By Alexander Parking lot

Sorority Recruitment Information Session (and virtual)
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room (and virtual)

Interested in joining a sorority on campus? Come learn about sorority recruitment and all sorority life has to offer! You must attend one info session in order to participate in recruitment. Questions? Email Amanda Santucci at amanda.santucci@elmhurst.edu.

Jays on the Mall
3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
University Mall

Relax and enjoy games on the mall (spike ball, and bags) or just hang out and enjoy our beautiful campus.

Doing Theology in God’s Violent and Beautiful World. Remembering 9/11.
4:00 p.m.
Chaplain’s House, behind Schick Hall

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Picnic with Panhellenic
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
University Mall

Welcome Back to Pre-Law Advising
11:45 a.m.-12:45 a.m.
Weigand Center for Professional Excellence
Lower level of A.C. Buehler Library

Welcome (and welcome back) to Pre-Law! Catch up with all things pre-law, share your summer experiences, hear about what’s new in pre-law advising, and get info on upcoming events. New to pre-law or just thinking about it? Meet the pre-law advisor and learn what pre-law is all about.

Chaplain’s Office Open House
12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Chaplain’s Office

Come meet members of campus staff. Refreshments served.

Game Show Night
7:30 p.m.
Founders Lounge, Frick Center

Sponsored by Union Board.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Come Meet Therapy Dog: Lola
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Founders Lounge, Frick Center

Greek Get Down
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
University Mall

Open to all!

Men’s Soccer vs. Kalamazoo College
7:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field

Women’s Volleyball vs. Millikin University
7:00 p.m.
Faganel Hall

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

National Play-Doh Day (while supplies last)
11:00 a.m.
Frick Center

Soar as a Sophomore
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Bryan Room, Frick Center

Open to all sophomores. Pre-registration required.  Contact Samantha Migatz, Assistant Dean of Students at samantha.migatz@elmhurst.edu.

Sorority Recruitment Information Session (and virtual)
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Alexander Room (and virtual)

Interested in joining a sorority on campus? Come learn about sorority recruitment and all sorority life has to offer! You must attend one info session in order to participate in recruitment. Questions? Email Amanda Santucci at amanda.santucci@elmhurst.edu

Women’s Soccer vs. Kalamazoo College
7:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field

Sorority and Fraternity Life Yoga
8:00 p.m.
University Mall

Open to all!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Sorority Recruitment begins
Game Room Night
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Bluejays Roost, Frick Center

Enjoy board games, pool, ping pong, etc., and free snacks! Bring some friends and come hang out in the Roost.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Sorority recruitment continues.

Football vs. Augustana College
1:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field

Men’s Soccer vs. University of Dubuque
5:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field

Check Out Downtown Elmhurst
Visit www.elmhurstcitycentre.com for a list of shopping, dining, and other weekend activities in downtown Elmhurst.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Sorority recruitment continues.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

OSI Take & Make Activity: UNO and Popcorn
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (while supplies last)
Frick Center, Office of Student Involvement

Pick up a deck of UNO cards and a microwave popcorn bag and share with your new friends and roommatesSupplies located at the Office of Student Involvement Suite 220, Frick Center. 

Men’s Soccer vs. Milwaukee School of Engineering
4:30 p.m.
Langhorst Field

Women’s Soccer vs. Lake Forest College
7:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Commuter Appreciation
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Commuter Lounge, Frick Center

Stop by and grab a snack and meet some fellow commuters.

Bluejays Donut Haze Table
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Fireplace, Frick Center

Jays on the Mall
3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
University Mall

Relax and enjoy games on the mall (spike ball, and bags) or just hang out and enjoy our beautiful campus.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Joe N’ Go Commuter Coffee
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Fireplace

Stop by for a cup of “Joe” and get your questions answered about commuter life.

Intercultural Lecture Series: Cesar Chavez Lecture
4:00 p.m.
Founders Lounge, Frick Center

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Throwback Thursday: Slinkys (while supplies last)
11:00 a.m.
Fireplace, Frick Center

Meet the Music Professionals
11:40 a.m.-12:50 a.m.
Buik Hall

Network with professionals in the Music Business industry who will discuss the field, share career tips, answer questions and much more. Sponsored by the Weigand Center for Professional Development.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Affiliate Programs Information Session
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Zoom

Come learn about our affiliations with NMH including diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy.  These are hot fields in health care where students are practicing just shortly after graduating from undergrad. Contact Erica Ashauer, Director, Pre-Professional Advising at ashauere@elmhust.edu.

I’m Not Sure What I Believe, Or IF I Believe: For Seekers and Questioners, Agnostic, Atheists and Humanists
Noon
Chaplain’s Office, west entrance of Niebuhr Hall

Gather to build our community.

Jays on the Mall
3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
University Mall

Relax and enjoy games on the mall (spike ball, and bags) or just hang out and enjoy our beautiful campus.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Game Room Night
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Bluejays’ Roost, Frick Center

Enjoy board games, pool, ping pong, etc., and free snacks.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Trip to the Field Museum in Chicago
Bus departs at 8:30 a.m. and will return around 4:30 p.m.

Free Admission to the museum and bus provided. Bring money for food or souvenirs. Advance sign-up required. For more information, visit Union Board’s Instagram at @eu_unionboard. Sponsored by Union Board.

Women’s Soccer vs. North Central College
5:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field

Men’s Soccer vs. North Central College
7:30 p.m.
Langhorst Field

GENERAL WEEKEND ACTIVITIES AROUND TOWN

Visit elmhurstcitycentre.com for a list of shopping, dining, and activities in downtown Elmhurst, located right across the railroad tracks!

Cheryl Leoni

Dean of Students and Director of the Frick Center
Office of Student Involvement

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