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Welcome Week

Welcome Week is our opportunity to celebrate the start of a new academic year and your opportunity to meet new friends or get reacquainted with old ones. Student Life has so many different events planned that you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy.

Friday, August 16
Bingo & Backtrack 6:30pm & 8pm Dining Hall & Multi-flex Theater Hundreds of dollars in prizes are up for grabs in the first event of the year: BINGO! Come out and play for your chance to stock up your dorm room with all the college necessities and beyond! RSVP in advance on Commons 803 as attending to get an extra playing card. Then kickoff a year of epic performances by national touring acts with Backtrack. An award-winning vocal ensemble based in New York City, they infuse heart and humor into every performance and cover genres from pop to Motown to classical, as well as perform original compositions. Their exciting arrangements transform familiar tunes and showcase the top-notch vocal (and beatboxing) abilities of all of the members.
Saturday, August 17
Marvel Night: Hawkeye Tag  6-8pm Amphitheater Lawn See how your marksmanship measures up with a night of Marvel-themed archery tag on the lawn! Then head to the Magee O’Connor Theater for a showing of Avengers: Endgame.
Marvel Night Movie in the Magee: Avengers Endgame 8:00pm Magee O’Connor Theater One of the biggest blockbusters of the year is coming to Tech! The Avengers take a final stand against Thanos in Marvel Studios’ conclusion to 22 films, ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Free popcorn and drinks for all students! Wear a Marvel shirt and/or hat to the movie and get a special treat at concessions!
Sunday, August 18
Warrior Welcome Luau 5-8pm Scully Square Scully Square goes tropical to welcome all students back to campus! Come on out for a night filled with music, games, food, Hawaiian dancers, giveaways, and more!
Monday, August 19
Commuter Coffee Cart Keene 8:40-9:10

Cunningham 9:40-10:10

Zollner 10:40-11:10

Student Life is here to help energize commuters, keep you in the know, and get your day started right! Once a month, you can find the coffee cart in academic buildings across campus with donuts, juice, fruit, coffee, and information about upcoming events!
Coffee & Crafts 7:30pm Rec Center Hub We’re crafting items to deck out your dorm room while sipping on hand-crafted espresso beverages. All supplies and caffeine will be provided. Just bring yourself and a friend!
Tuesday, August 20
Mega Jenga & More! 6-8pm Andorfer Commons Patio If you’re not afraid of a little friendly challenge, then join our Mega Jenga and More game night! Take those blocks out carefully – this tower will crumble with a bigger bang than most! We will also have lawn games that includes corn hole, volleyball, and much more! See you there!
Wednesday, August 21
Tech Trivia Night 6:30 p.m. Dining Hall Test your trivia knowledge in our first Tech Trivia night of the year! Gather a team of 2-5 friends or come solo and we’ll put you on a team. Categories include movies, music, general knowledge, sports, and more! Prize packages will be awarded to the top three teams!
Thursday, August 22
Rec Center Chill Out 6-8pm Rec Center (Andorfer Commons lower level) Cool off and relax in the Rec Center with games, raffles and slushies!
Friday, August 23
Tech @ Night 7-10pm Multi-flex Theater, Andorfer Commons Some of the best of Tech all in one night! Kickoff the evening with Magician, Kid Ace, at 7pm, followed by craziness in the Commons with games, giveaways and other activities!
Saturday, August 24
Explore the Fort 10am-2pm around Fort Wayne (all trips meet in the Dining Hall) Explore life off campus in Fort Wayne and choose from 1 of 3 trips: discover Fort Wayne’s Riverfront, play laser tag at Ultrazone, or visit the Fort Wayne zoo! Signup in Student Affairs beginning Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm, beginning 8/19.
Sunday, August 25
Speed Friending 2pm Andorfer Commons, Dining Hall A great way to meet new people on campus and make fast friends! Spend 3-5 minutes getting to know a fellow Warrior using questions provided to you, exchange social media handles, then start all over again with someone new. Food and refreshments will also be provided!