Welcome Weekend-August 19-22

When:
August 19, 2021 @ 2:26 pm – August 22, 2021 @ 3:26 pm
2021-08-19T14:26:00-04:00
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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!

5PM-7:30PM          DINNER-CAFETERIA
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

7:30-10:00AM        BREAKFAST-CAFETERIA

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!

10:45AM-1:30PM   LUNCH-CAFETERIA

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

10AM-11AM           YOGA-BELLTOWER
Kick off the morning with some relaxation – hosted by Dr. Kristin Chamberlain, Assistant Professor of Psychology

11:30AM-1PM        BRUNCH-CAFETERIA

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!

5:30PM-6:30PM     DINNER-CAFETERIA

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

11:30AM-1PM        BRUNCH-CAFETERIA

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!

5:30PM-6:30PM    DINNER-CAFETERIA

8PM-10PM             LATE AT LYNE-LYNE CENTER
Check our campus recreation center! Everything is open, including our Olympic-size swimming pool.

 

 

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