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Weeks of Welcome 2021

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 and celebrate our sesquicentennial year with us!

Schedule of Events

Subject to change.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Joe N’ Go Commuter Coffee
8:00–9:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Lobby

Stop by for a cup of “Joe” and get your questions answered about commuter life by Commuter Assistant, Niklas Faulk.

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

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!

IFC Recruitment Table
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

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

Panhellenic Potential New Member Information Session
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Frick Center, Prospect 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.

Jays on the Mall (9 Square Volleyball Inflatable)
3:00–7:00 p.m.
University Mall

“9 Square” volleyball is a surefire fast and fun group activity. It’s similar to volleyball in that you are hitting a ball keeping it off the ground and rotate through the square as players get eliminated. No advance sign-up needed. Just stop by have some fun!

Poms Team Tryouts
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Faganel Hall, Dance Studio, Room 112

Contact elmhurstpoms@gmail.com for more information

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

IFC Recruitment Table
8:00–11:00 a.m.
Kranz Forum

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

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

But First, Brunch—Chartwells Special
Lunch: Frick Center, Cafeteria

Everyone loves a delicious brunch menu! Students can stop by the Main Cafe during lunch to enjoy brunch favorites, such as biscuit sandwiches and ricotta toast. Jaypass or cash accepted.

All Sorority and Fraternity Life Field Day (OPEN TO ALL)
4:00–8:00 p.m.
University Mall

Come meet members in our sorority and fraternity community, enjoy some games, and grab free snacks and swag. Open to ALL students! Sponsored by Sorority and Fraternity Life.

Elmhurst University Dance Company Tryouts
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Faganel Hall, Dance Studio, Room 112

Men’s Soccer Game
7:30 p.m.
Langhorst Field

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Back to School Poster Sale
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

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

Commuter Appreciation Day
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Stop by the table any time pick up some commuter swag and meet your Commuter representative from the Student Government Association. Sponsored by EU Student Government Association.

Bluejay First Opening Reception (Virtual)
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

IFC Recruitment Table
4:00–7:00 p.m.
Brune Patio, University Mall

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

Poms Team Tryouts
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Faganel Hall, Dance Studio, Room 112

Contact elmhurstpoms@gmail.com for more information 

Outdoor Roller Rink
7:00–10:00 p.m.
Parking lot between Goebel Hall and Heating Plant

All the fun of a roller rink right on our campus! Skates and protective risk guards will be provided. You can bring your own skates but roller blades are not permitted. 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 and Student Government Association.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

IFC Recruitment Table
9:00–11:00 a.m.
Outside A.C. Buehler Library

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

Back to School Poster Sale
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

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

Panhellenic Potential New Member Information Session
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Frick Center, Prospect 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.

Jays on the Mall (Fun in the Sun)
3:30–5:00 p.m.
University Mall

Relax and enjoy games on the mall!

Elmhurst University Dance Company Tryouts
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Faganel Hall, Dance Studio, Room 112

“Rock the U” (Open to All)
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Grassy area between Schick Hall and Dinkmeyer Hall

Come out and chill at this Schick Hall tradition. DJ, ice cream bar, glow-in-the-dark spike ball games to name a few. All are welcome! Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residence Life and Office of Student Involvement. 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Rock the Block Party
Elmhurst City Centre, York Road and Schiller Street

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

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

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

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