Kickstart your semester with Weeks of Welcome

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The start of a new semester means there are a ton of events to welcome our new and returning students. 

Check out opportunities during this semester’s Weeks of Welcome:

Planner Giveaway

9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 at the Academic Success Center

The No. 1 lesson learned this fall, according to students and faculty, is the importance of time management. Come by the ASC to pick up a free planner and sign up for a time management workshop. Last semester was a doozy, but you know what to expect now and can start strong. Together, we’ll make this semester great.

Glow Mini Golf

7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 at the Campus Recreation Center

After you finish your first week of classes, grab some friends and come over to the Campus Recreation Center to have fun on the nine-hole course. The lights will be turned down and the music will be turned up! This is a great opportunity to engage with other AU students, hang out and make some new friends. We hope you will find this to be an enjoyable and unique experience.

Drive-In Movie Night

5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 at the JSAC Field

The Fraternity and Sorority Life office, Multicultural Student Engagement Center and the Jaguar Production Crew is hosting a drive-in movie night featuring “Get on Up” and “Get Out.” Drive-in movie snacks and candy will be available upon entry.

Spring Kickoff with The CREW

Noon Thursday, Jan. 14 in various locations across campus

Students will receive a food box and a giveaway box at both the Summerville and Health Sciences locations. Students will also have the opportunity to sign up to attend the ThinkFast Game Show, which will take place at 8 p.m. in the Campus Recreation Center. 

Welcome Back Bash hosted by Greek Life

6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 in the Jaguar Student Activities Center

Greek Life will be hosting a Welcome Back Bash for all students! Come stop by for food, music and a ton of fun. You can walk away from this carnival with great prizes and new friends.

Spring ClubFest

11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Douglas Barnard Amphitheater

Student organizations will be available to talk to potential new members.

Visit the WOW webpage for a full schedule of events.

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