THURSDAY, AUGUST 19
12:PM-4:PM NEW STUDENT MOVE IN-RESIDENT HALLS
Students will be greeted at their residence hall by members of the Resident Life staff. Welcome to Rio!
Enjoy our all-you-can-eat buffet! All students are welcome to eat for free at any meal service throughout the weekend.
7:30PM-8PM RESIDENTIAL STUDENT MEETING-AMPHITHEATRE
Learn more about what living on campus has to offer and be introduced to the Residence Life team.
8PM-9:30PM BUDDY BUSTERS-BELL TOWER
Nervous about the first day of classes? Interact with some of your gateway to success classmates and have the opportunity to win prizes!
9:30PM-10PM FLOOR MEETINGS-RESIDENTS HALLS
Meet your new neighbors and your Residence Advisor – your person to answer any questions you have about Rio.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 20
9:00-1:00PM RETURNING STUDENT MOVE IN-RESIDENT HALLS
Students will be greeted at their residence hall by members of the Residence Life staff. Welcome back to Rio!
9AM-11AM MAKE YOUR MARK-BELL TOWER
Want to show off our creative side? Stop by to paint/draw/express yourself and have the canvas displayed on campus!
1PM-3PM THE AMAZING RACE-ACADEMIC BUILDINGS
Like the TV show, faculty are set up around campus with challenges and tasks for you to complete – can you do it?
Compete with your Gateway group for the chance to win prizes! The event will kick-off and conclude at the Bell Tower.
3PM-5PM BACK TO THE RIO GRINDE-STAFF OFFICES
Have any last questions? Here’s a chance to ask! Staff are available – no appointment necessary.
5PM-7PM ALL AMERICAN COOKOUT-CAFETERIA
What’s better that grilling out, jamming to music, and roasting s’mores – am I right?
9PM-11PM LATE NIGHT BOWLING-SKYLINE BOWLING CENTER
Put on your bowling shoes (or borrow some of ours) and enjoy Skyline, reserved just for us!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21
Kick off the morning with some relaxation – hosted by Dr. Kristin Chamberlain, Assistant Professor of Psychology
2PM-10PM CONCERT ON THE GREEN-CAMPUS GREEN
Throw down a blanket and relax as a line up of local bands play on the Green. This event features food trucks,
a beer garden, and activities hosted by Rio alumni!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22
1PM-5PM DOWN ON THE FARM
Enjoy a day on the farm with kayaking on Raccoon reek, hiking the trails, fishing and more!
Sponsored by our Greek alumni!
8PM-10PM LATE AT LYNE-LYNE CENTER
Check our campus recreation center! Everything is open, including our Olympic-size swimming pool.