Welcome Week Preview

Rebecca Jordan


As another year of homework, tests and stress approaches Hudson Valley students, the college will welcome students back to campus with a week of free food, games and fun.

Monday, Aug. 29: Fun Day

Pastries, fruit and beverages will be offered in the Campus Center lobby and the Williams Hall cafeteria at 8:30 a.m. Cookies and coffee are also available until 10:30 a.m. in most buildings. At 11:30 a.m., lunch will be served as students listen to a DJ and can sing karaoke outside the Campus Center. Fun Day will end with an open Student Senate meeting in the Campus Center lobby from 2 to 3 p.m. where students can meet senate members.

Tuesday, Aug. 30: Picnic Day

Picnic Day will start off similarly to Fun Day with pastries, cookies and coffee. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be cotton candy and snow cones to complement a BBQ-style lunch under the Student Pavilion. Students can also play yard games or get their caricatures done as they listen to bluegrass music.

Wednesday, Aug. 31: Campus Club Day

Students can go to meditate in the Interfaith Prayer Room on the second floor of the Campus Center at 8:30 a.m. Pizza, pasta salad and cookies will be served at 11:30 a.m. by the Clock Tower. During that time until 2 p.m., students can check out what campus clubs have to offer and meet fellow students that are involved with clubs on campus.

Thursday, Sept. 1: Sports Challenge Day

Sports Challenge Day will kick off in front of the Campus Center at 11:30 a.m. where students can show off their skills in basketball and football during the coach’s challenge. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served during that same time, and the college will have KanJam and volleyball set up as well. At 12:30 p.m., President Drew Matonak will lead a whiffle ball game with students. The day will conclude at 5:30 p.m. with a movie night featuring “The Sandlot” in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre, located in the Campus Center.

Friday, Sept. 2: Music and Ice Cream Day

Welcome Week will finish on a sweet note with music by guitarist Paul Quigley and ice cream sundaes in front of the Marvin Library at 11 a.m.

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