Welcome Week Schedule 2020

Check the schedule daily — more activities will be added!

Thursday, August 20

Time Event
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Move-in

Stop First at Robertson Athletic Complex

Welcome to campus! Please plan to arrive at your scheduled time at Allegheny’s Robertson Athletic Complex, where we will greet you. Please refer to the move-in updates sent to your Allegheny email for additional details.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pop-up Cookies and Crafts

Crawford, Baldwin, and Schultz Halls

Stop by one of the information tents located outside of Crawford, Baldwin, and Schultz Halls from 5-7pm to pick up a gator cookie and a make and take craft!

8:00 pm

Getting Acquainted in the Residence Halls

*Required Meeting
Residence Halls

Connecting with students and cultivating friendships and bonds with other students is a natural part of the college experience. Meet your residence life staff and other members of your hall and learn about community expectations.

Friday, August 21

Time Event
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take and Make S’mores

Crawford, Baldwin, and Schultz Halls

Stop by one of the information tents located outside of Crawford, Baldwin, and Schultz Halls to pick up a Build Your Own S’mores kit!

9:00 pm

Trivia Night

Join the Gator Activities Programming Board via Google Hangouts for a virtual trivia night! Download the Kahoot! app before the event for the best playing experience. Join the event here (limit of 250 people at once).

Saturday, August 22

Time Event
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Build Your Own Stuffed Animal

Crawford, Baldwin, and Schultz Halls

Stop by the information tents outside of Crawford, Baldwin, and Schultz Halls to pick up a build your own stuffed animal kit! While supplies last!

8:00 pm

Get To Know Your Classmates—Virtually!

Join us for a virtual ice breaker games! Join here on Google Meet.

Sunday, August 23

Time Event
2:00 pm

We Are Gators Assembly

*Required Meeting

Welcome to your new global community where you will engage in learning, living and laughing in a diverse community. Be prepared for some serious fun!!! This event will be held virtually using Zoom. Watch your Allegheny email on Sunday morning for the link to join this event.

3:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Yard Games and Soft Pretzels

Murray Lawn and the Gator Quad

Join us for yard games and soft pretzels on Murray Lawn and the Gator Quad!

Monday, August 24

Time Event
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Coloring Supplies

Residence Halls

Coloring supplies will be delivered to your residence hall for stress relief!

1:00 pm

Student Technology Workshops and Technology/Library Support

LITS will be hosting technology workshops for students.  The workshops will be held virtually, on Google Meet.  The workshops will cover

  • navigation in Canvas
  • navigation in Sakai
  • resources available on LITS website
  • services in Pelletier Library
  • Q&A

If you want to attend a workshop, please use your Allegheny account to submit this registration form.  Registration closes one hour prior to each workshop.  The link for the Google Meet will be sent to your email no later than 30 minutes before the workshop.

We also have videos on YouTube, should you prefer to learn asynchronously.

At any time, feel free to reach out to us with any library or technology questions.  We can be reached at 814-332-3768 or by emailing infodesk@allegheny.edu.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Foreign Language Placement Consultation and Make-up Exams

Virtual and/or Ruter Hall

World Languages & Cultures faculty will be available to discuss courses and placement:

Arabic: email Prof. Reem Hilal (rhilal@allegheny.edu) for an appointment
Chinese: Google Meet drop-in
French: Google Meet drop-in or Ruter 102
German: Google Meet drop-in
Spanish: Google Meet drop-in or Ruter 200

Students who still need to take placement exams should email Reese Campbell (rcampbell@allegheny.edu) for instructions or drop by Ruter 104 during these hours.

7:00 pm

Speak About It!

*Required Meetiing

Speak About It! is a performance-based presentation about consent, boundaries and healthy relationships using a combination of humorous yet provocative skits, interactive dialogue and powerful monologues. The skits address consent, sexual assault, and bystander intervention. (The link to join this event will be sent to your Allegheny email.)

Tuesday, August 25

Time Event
11:00 am

NBA 2K Tournament

Hang out and play video games virtually with your classmates! Fill out the Google form by Monday at 6 pm to register and you will receive information via email the morning of the tournament!

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mathematics Consultations

For students who have questions about mathematics placement or mathematics courses. Sign up for a 10-minute appointment here.
Students can also email Prof. Rachel Weir (rweir@allegheny.edu) with questions.

1:00 pm

Student Technology Workshops and Technology/Library Support

LITS will be hosting technology workshops for students.  The workshops will be held virtually, on Google Meet.  The workshops will cover

  • navigation in Canvas
  • navigation in Sakai
  • resources available on LITS website
  • services in Pelletier Library
  • Q&A

If you want to attend a workshop, please use your Allegheny account to submit this registration form.  Registration closes one hour prior to each workshop.  The link for the Google Meet will be sent to your email no later than 30 minutes before the workshop.

We also have videos on YouTube, should you prefer to learn asynchronously.

At any time, feel free to reach out to us with any library or technology questions.  We can be reached at 814-332-3768 or by emailing infodesk@allegheny.edu.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Get To Know Your Floor!

Get to know your floor! Join your RAs for programming in your Residence Hall with your floor!

Wednesday, August 26

Time Event
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Chalk and Bubbles

Crawford, Baldwin, and Schultz Halls

Visit the information tents outside of Crawford, Baldwin, and Schultz Halls to pick up chalk and bubbles!

1:00 pm

Student Technology Workshops and Technology/Library Support

LITS will be hosting technology workshops for students.  The workshops will be held virtually, on Google Meet.  The workshops will cover

  • navigation in Canvas
  • navigation in Sakai
  • resources available on LITS website
  • services in Pelletier Library
  • Q&A

If you want to attend a workshop, please use your Allegheny account to submit this registration form.  Registration closes one hour prior to each workshop.  The link for the Google Meet will be sent to your email no later than 30 minutes before the workshop.

We also have videos on YouTube, should you prefer to learn asynchronously.

At any time, feel free to reach out to us with any library or technology questions.  We can be reached at 814-332-3768 or by emailing infodesk@allegheny.edu.

3:00 pm

Work Out Your Stress Wednesday

Join Danielle from the Counseling Center for virtual Cardio and Yoga! Join via Zoom here.

Important: To join the event, you must access Zoom using your Allegheny email address. You will not be able to join the meeting with a Zoom account that uses a non-Allegheny email address. You can find instructions to create a Zoom account here.

7:00 pm

Pre-Law/Law & Policy Information Session (Parents & Families Welcome)

This is a session to introduce first-year students to the Pre-Law and Law & Policy Program. Please register for this event.

7:00 pm

Education Studies Information Session (Parents & Families Welcome)

This is a required session for first-year students interested in education. Students will meet the advisor and learn about education program requirements. Please register for this event.

7:00 pm

Pre-Health Professions Information Session (Parents & Families Welcome)

Allegheny is especially well known for the undergraduate preparation of successful health professionals. Our graduates do more than gain admission to professional school; they perform exceptionally well once there, and they flourish in their careers. Our Pre-Health advisor will provide an overview of the Pre-Health Professions program, including resources to help students prepare for careers in the medical, dental, and veterinary professions. There will be time for participants to ask questions about the program. Please register for this event.

Thursday, August 27

Time Event
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spike Ball and Cornhole

Gator Quad

Head to the Gator Quad for some spike ball and corn hole with your classmates

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mathematics Consultations

For students who have questions about mathematics placement or mathematics courses. Sign up for a 10-minute appointment here.
Students can also email Prof. Rachel Weir (rweir@allegheny.edu) with questions.

1:00 pm

Student Technology Workshops and Technology/Library Support

LITS will be hosting technology workshops for students.  The workshops will be held virtually, on Google Meet.  The workshops will cover

  • navigation in Canvas
  • navigation in Sakai
  • resources available on LITS website
  • services in Pelletier Library
  • Q&A

If you want to attend a workshop, please use your Allegheny account to submit this registration form.  Registration closes one hour prior to each workshop.  The link for the Google Meet will be sent to your email no later than 30 minutes before the workshop.

We also have videos on YouTube, should you prefer to learn asynchronously.

At any time, feel free to reach out to us with any library or technology questions.  We can be reached at 814-332-3768 or by emailing infodesk@allegheny.edu.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Allegheny Listens Common Reading

*Required Meeting

Allegheny Listens Common Reading is a shared learning experience designed to introduce new students to each other and to the academic community. New students will come together for a faculty panel and small group discussions that encompass a shared learning experience introducing them to diversity and academic discourse.

Join the Zoom meeting here.

Important: To join the meeting, you must access Zoom using your Allegheny email address. You will not be able to join the meeting with a Zoom account that uses a non-Allegheny email address. You can find instructions to create a Zoom account here.

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cookies and Brownies

Crawford, Baldwin, and Schultz Halls

Grab a cookie or brownie at the information tents located outside of Crawford, Baldwin, and Schultz Halls!

Friday, August 28

Time Event
10:30 am - 1:00 am

Bad Boys for Life: Movie Viewing

Registration in advance required
Shafer Auditorium

Register for the movie viewing time you’d like at this link. “Bad Boys for Life” will be the movie for every showing, so you only need to select one time slot and bring your campus ID to “check in” at the door. Space is limited, so sign up soon. Chips and glow sticks will be given out on your way out of the movie. Showings at:

  • 10:30 am
  • 1 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 6 pm
  • 8:30 pm
  • 11 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

FS 101 Courses Meet

*Required Meeting
Remote: check with your instructor for how to join the meeting

Meet virtually with your FS 101 course instructor and classmates to discuss academic advising expectations and community standards.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Schedule Changes & Questions- An Opportunity to Add Courses

Faculty have been asked to be available during this time to answer student questions via email, Google Chat, phone, or video conference.

If you need to make adjustments to your course schedule for Fall 2020, you should use this time to speak with your academic advisor (if you have not already done so).

If you wish to add any courses, you will do so through Self-Service. Because you will need faculty permission (given electronically via Self-Service) to add any and all classes starting August 31, you should use this time to reach out to the faculty member who is teaching the course you wish to add.

You may drop courses via Self-Service, but should only do so after consulting your academic advisor.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Virtual Dorm Room Hacks

On the Allegheny Student Government (ASG) Instagram: @alleghenyasg

8:00 pm

#What’sYourStory

*Required Meeting

#What’sYourStory highlights the diversity we all bring to the Allegheny community through the art of storytelling. It provides incoming students an opportunity to listen and learn from experiences that current Allegheny students have lived. Check back for more information about how to join this event.

Saturday, August 29

Time Event
10:30 am

Bad Boys for Life: Movie Viewing

Registration in advance required
Shafer Auditorium

Register for the movie viewing time you’d like at this link. “Bad Boys for Life” will be the movie for every showing, so you only need to select one time slot and bring your campus ID to “check in” at the door. Space is limited, so sign up soon. Chips and glow sticks will be given out on your way out of the movie. Showings at:

  • 10:30 am
  • 1 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 6 pm
  • 8:30 pm
  • 11 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Slushie Giveaway

Tippie Alumni Center Patio
7:00 pm

Academic Convocation & Matriculation

Required Meeting

Students will be welcomed by President Hilary L. Link and learn more about the College’s expectations and commitment to community. The ceremony serves as the official welcome for new students into our community of scholars, including the Honor Code Pledge and an address by Assistant Professor of Community and Justice Studies Heather Moore Roberson, who received the 2020 Thoburn Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Watch the ceremony here at 7 pm on Saturday.

Sunday, August 30

Time Event
12:00 pm

Take & Make Tie-Dye

Residence Halls

Supplies delivered by noon to residence halls

1:30 pm

Music Open House

Shafer Auditorium or Google Meet

Music faculty and current students will be available to answer general questions, as well as those regarding ensemble auditions, applied lessons, instrument loan and storage policies, and Music theory diagnostic exams. Separate auditions for various ensembles will be held throughout the week. The open house will be held in Shafer Auditorium, or you may attend remotely via Google Meet here.

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Water Activity/Game

Murray Lawn
Murray Lawn
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exploring Campus Employment

*Required for Work-Study Students
Gator Quad, Murray Lawn or East College tent

Come learn about part-time, on-campus jobs and how to apply regardless of financial need. Students do not need to apply for financial aid to be considered for available campus positions. Please watch for an email the week of August 24 including the packet of paperwork, instructions, and a link to sign up for an appointment to complete your student employment paperwork.

Monday, August 31 — Classes Begin!