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Winterfest 2021

We’re kicking off Spring Term with contests, speaking events and fun programming all February long. Check out the schedule below—and get involved!

Questions? Reach out to the Office of Student Involvement.

Monday, Feb. 1

Groundhog Day Prediction Competition
All Day
Office of Student Involvement Instagram (@eu_osi)

  • This competition lets you predict if we’ll have 6 more weeks of winter for a chance to win a prize. Follow our Instagram page @eu_osi for updates on the Groundhog Day Competition!

Office of Student Involvement Info Booth
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Founders Fireplace

  • Stop by and get a cup of Joe and visit with staff members from the Office of Student Involvement. Learn about the Office of Student Involvement and meet the staff! Ask any questions you have about how to get involved, any events happening on campus, and how to navigate Bluejay Life, or just get something hot to drink.
Tuesday, Feb. 2

Joe N’ Go Commuter Coffee
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Founders Fireplace

  • Joe N’ Go is a chance for commuter students to stop by and get a free cup of coffee and chat with the staff from the Office of Student Involvement.

Groundhog Day Coloring Activity
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Outside Office of Student Involvement

  • Stop by the table outside of the Office of Student Involvement (Room 220) to pick up free coloring pages! The OSI is located on the Founders level of the Frick Center, across from the student printer.
Wednesday, Feb. 3

Chair Massages
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Founders Lounge

  • Head to Founders to destress with a free 15-minute massage. First come, first serve. COVID guidelines will be enforced.

Take & Make – Intentions Bottles
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Outside Office of Student Involvement

  • Stop by the table outside of the Office of Student Involvement (Room 220) to pick up an intentions bottle kit. The OSI is located on the Founders level of the Frick Center, across from the student printer. Watch the tutorial on our Instagram: @eu_osi.

OSI Virtual Q&A
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Virtual

  • Join the staff of the Office of Student Involvement on Zoom to ask any questions about getting involved on campus, upcoming events, and available clubs and organizations on campus.
Thursday, Feb. 4

Virtual Student Involvement Fair
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Bluejay Life (through the Elmhurst Portal)

  • Get to know different clubs and organizations on campus through our virtual Taste of Elmhurst! Each participating organization will be accessible through your Bluejay Life account, which can be accessed through your Elmhurst Portal.

Women’s Basketball vs. Wheaton
7:00 p.m.
Online

Friday, Feb. 5

Super Bowl Prediction Competition
All Weekend
Office of Student Involvement Instagram (@eu_osi)

  • You will have all weekend to submit your score prediction for a chance to win a prize! Follow our Instagram page @eu_osi for updates on the Super Bowl Competition!

National Bubblegum Day Giveaway
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Outside Office of Student Involvement

  • Stop by the table outside of the Office of Student Involvement (Room 220) to get some bubblegum and celebrate National Bubblegum Day! The OSI is located on the Founders level of the Frick Center, across from the student printer.
Saturday, Feb. 6

LinkedIn Workshop
10:00 a.m.
Online

  • Join Maryam Brown and Christine McGhee to learn how to use LinkedIn to tell your story, craft your brand and build a meaningful professional network to enhance your career. This workshop is hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Phi Kappa Omega Chapter.
    Dial-In: (312) 626-6799
    Meeting ID: 810 3858 5948
    Passcode: 725001
Saturday, Feb. 6

Men’s Basketball vs. Wheaton
2:00 p.m.
Online

Sunday, Feb. 7

SOUPer Bowl – Chartwells Special
Lunch
Café

  • Celebrate the Super Bowl with soup from Chartwells! Cash or Jaypass required.
Monday, Feb. 8

Commuter Appreciation Day
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Founders Lounge

  • Commuter Appreciation Day is a chance to celebrate our commuter students. Free coffee, muffins, and hot chocolate will be handed out to commuter students. Come and see our staff from the Office of Student Involvement — your commuter home!
Tuesday, Feb. 9

Virtual Student Involvement Fair
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Bluejay Life (through the Elmhurst Portal)

  • Get to know different clubs and organizations on campus through our virtual Taste of Elmhurst! Each participating organization will be accessible through your Bluejay Life account, which can be accessed through your Elmhurst Portal.

Maximizing Online Learning
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Virtual

  • Learn how to maximize your online learning with a workshop from the Learning Center. To access the Zoom link, go to My Tutoring on the portal.

National Pizza Day – Chartwells Special
Café and Roost

  • Celebrate National Pizza Day with a pizza from Chartwells! Pizza will be offered in the Cafeteria and Roost. Cash or Jaypass required.
Wednesday, Feb. 10

Healthy Relationships and Green Flags
12:00 p.m.
Virtual

  • Learn about green flags in relationships and what healthy relationships look like with a trivia game and workshop about safe relationships, positive friendships, and green flags. Hosted by Hannah Gunter, Coordinator of Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention, Office of Student Affairs.

Playlist Bingo
8:00 p.m.
Virtual

  • Playlist Bingo is a modern twist to classic Bingo! All of the same rules apply except with this version, instead of numbers being called out, songs are played, and students have to know who sings those songs. If they know who sings them, they mark off that artist on their Bingo card!
Thursday, Feb. 11

Take & Make – Valentine’s Day Pillows with Craft Club
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Founders Fireplace and Virtual

  • Stop by the fireplace in Founders to pick up the materials for a heart-shaped pillow! Join Craft Club in person or virtually for instructions on how to make it.

Men’s Basketball vs. Carroll
7:00 p.m.
Online

Cardinal Bernardin Lecture
7:30 p.m.
Virtual

Reserve your spot for the lecture.

Friday, Feb. 12

Valentine’s Day Treats – Chartwells Special
Lunch
Café

  • Stop by the Café for Valentine’s Day treats from Chartwells. Cash or Jaypass required.
Saturday, Feb. 13

Women’s Basketball vs. Carroll
2:00 p.m.
Online

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Fat Tuesday Table
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Founders Lounge

  • Stop by for some doughnuts and bead necklaces to celebrate Fat Tuesday!

Active Learning Strategies
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Virtual

  • Join the Learning Center for a workshop on active learning strategies. To access the Zoom link, go to My Tutoring on the portal.

Mardi Gras Dinner – Chartwells Special
Lunch
Café

  • Celebrate Mardis Gras with Chartwells’ Mardis Gras dinner! Cash or Jaypass required.

Women’s Basketball vs. Carroll
7:00 p.m.
Online

Cheer on our women’s basketball team from the comfort of your own home! Watch the live stream. 

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Ash Wednesday Services
8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Hammerschmidt Chapel, in the narthex only

  • Please enter through the far north narthex door and exit through the far south narthex door. This event will be strictly adhering to COVID guidelines. Ashes will be sprinkled onto individuals’ hands for self-application during each session. Some of the ashes may be distributed by the Priests from IC in addition to our Chaplain. The following information is subject to change.

Chair Massages
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Founders Lounge

  • Head to Founders to destress with a free 15-minute massage. First come, first serve. COVID guidelines will be enforced.

Ash Wednesday Services
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Chapel – in the narthex only

  • Please enter through the far north narthex door and exit through the far south narthex door. This event will be strictly adhering to COVID guidelines. Ashes will be sprinkled onto individuals’ hands for self-application during each session. Some of the ashes may be distributed by the Priests from IC in addition to our Chaplain. The following information is subject to change.

MLK Lecture with Sherry Williams: “Painful Past or Present Politics: An examination of my own life in a radically polarized Chicago”
4:00 p.m.
Virtual

  • Check out elmhurst.edu/cultural for a link to register. When you register for the lecture, you’ll be emailed a Zoom link closer to the date.

Ash Wednesday Services
4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Chapel, in the narthex only

  • Please enter through the far north narthex door and exit through the far south narthex door. This event will be strictly adhering to COVID guidelines. Ashes will be sprinkled onto individuals’ hands for self-application during each session. Some of the ashes may be distributed by the Priests from IC in addition to our Chaplain. The following information is subject to change.
Thursday, Feb. 18

Suicide Prevention Training
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Virtual

  • For more information, contact Counseling Services.

Soap Bubble Circus
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Virtual

  • See the Guinness World Record bubble stunts up close as Steve combines science with the beloved bubbles. It is whimsical, fascinating, and totally different than anything else you’ve ever seen! Sponsored by Union Board.
  • Click here for the circus.
    Meeting ID: 961 7677 9662
    Passcode: 936321

Women’s Basketball vs. Millikin
7:00 p.m.
Online

Cheer on our women’s basketball team from the comfort of your own home! Watch the live stream. 

Saturday, Feb. 20

Men’s Basketball vs. Millikin
2:00 p.m.
Online

Cheer on our men’s basketball team from the comfort of your own home! Watch the live stream.  

Sunday, Feb. 21

Universal Day of Prayer
12:00 p.m.
Virtual

Monday, Feb. 22

IFC Recruitment Meet & Greet
12:00 p.m.-5 p.m.
Virtual

  • Get to know the fraternities on campus through IFC spring recruitment.

Boombox Trivia
7:00 p.m.
Virtual

  • Boombox Trivia is an interactive, engaging, and easily accessible virtual trivia and dance party event that is streamed live to each participant. This is entertainment reimagined – allowing us to come together for a fun and collective experience. Play along and enter answers in real time via the online app, which will accurately keep track of all participants’ scores. Between rounds, our host is going to need your help! What songs do YOU want in the “Dance Party Mashup”, this is where trivia quickly turns into a virtual dance party! The show is guaranteed to be full of laughs, killer tunes, and plenty of facts! Test your knowledge and challenge your peers to see who will be crowned the Boombox Trivia Champion! Sponsored by Union Board.
  • Password: Bluejay1871
Tuesday, Feb. 23

Staying Motivated Online
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Virtual

  • Join the learning center to learn how to stay motivated online. To access the Zoom link, go to My Tutoring on the portal.

DIY Chocolate Dipping Kit – Chartwells Special
Lunch
Café

  • Come get a DIY chocolate dipping kit in the café! Cash or Jaypass required.

Take & Make – Friendship Bracelets
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Outside Office of Student Involvement

  • Stop by the table outside the Office of Student Involvement (Room 220) to pick up a friendship bracelet kit. The OSI is located on the Founders level of the Frick Center, across from the student printer.
Wednesday, Feb. 24

Joe N’ Go Commuter Coffee
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Founders Lounge

  • Joe N’ Go is a chance for commuter students to stop by and get a free cup of coffee and chat with the staff from the Office of Student Involvement.

Stories of Students – Care for the Environment
5:00 p.m.
Virtual

Thursday, Feb. 25

Niebuhr Teach-In

  • More information coming soon.

Men’s Basketball vs. Carthage
7:00 p.m.
Online

Cheer on our men’s basketball team from the comfort of your own home! Watch the live stream.

Friday, Feb. 26

Jazz Fest
7:30 p.m.
Virtual

  • The 54th annual Elmhurst University Jazz Festival will be held entirely online. Today’s featured artist is Matt Wilson. Buy tickets.
Saturday, Feb. 27

Jazz Fest
11:00 a.m.
Virtual

Jazz Fest
12:00 p.m.-4 p.m.
Virtual

  • The 54th annual Elmhurst University Jazz Festival will be held entirely online. University big band and combo performances, each followed by live commentary from Dennis Mackrel, Donny McCaslin, and Terell Stafford. Buy tickets.

Jazz Fest
7:30 p.m.
Virtual

  • The 54th annual Elmhurst University Jazz Festival will be held entirely online. Today’s featured artist is Ryan Truesdell. Buy tickets.

Women’s Basketball vs. Carthage
2:00 p.m.
Online

Sunday, Feb. 28

Jazz Fest
11:00 a.m.
Virtual

Jazz Fest
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Virtual

  • The 54th annual Elmhurst University Jazz Festival will be held entirely online. University big band and combo performances, each followed by live commentary from Dennis Mackrel, Donny McCaslin, and Terell Stafford. Buy tickets.

Jazz Fest
4:30 p.m.
Virtual

  • The 54th annual Elmhurst University Jazz Festival will be held entirely online. Today’s featured artist is Kurt Elling. Buy tickets.

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