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Welcome Week

Welcome Home, Warriors! 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. The Office of Student Engagement has so many different events planned that you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy. Some of the events listed below required advanced signup due to limited capacity. You can find more details and secure your spot on the Commons 803 website or the CORQ app!

Friday, Aug. 19

Dinner and Party on the Square (Scully Square, 6-7:30 p.m.)

  • Food, music, lawn games, and a celebration of your arrival at Indiana Tech!

Late Night Shopping and 4th Meal (Transportation provided; 9-11 p.m.)

  • Need to pickup items for your dorm room, stock up on snacks, or grab school supplies? A bus will be provided to take students to Walmart/Meijer for personal shopping. We’ll take a small detour for 4th meal (Taco Bell, of course) on the way home!

Before I Graduate… (Andorfer Commons Dining Hall, all week)

  • Stop by the interactive “Before I Graduate” wall and add to the list of things our students want to do during their four years at Tech!

Saturday, Aug. 20

Mission Improvable (Multi-flex Theater, 7:30 p.m.)

  • The agents of MISSION IMPROVable Comedy Team are just a few audience suggestions away from creating a brand new and original production that’s all about whatever you tell them! This fast-paced and exciting new form of comedy is a combination of MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” and “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” – but there is a bit of a twist. Just like in the old TV series “Mission Impossible,” the Chicagoan actors in Mission IMPROVable pretend to be agents. The audience members are the co-agents and participate in the hilarious theater games or “missions” by yelling out suggestions. The on-the-spot randomness provided by the audience makes each mission truly unique and very often hysterical. This new improvisational comedy troupe, Mission IMPROVable, is infectious and hot!

Campus-wide Capture the Flag (Meet by the Firepit, 8:30 p.m.)

  • Meet outside by the firepit for our annual game of capture the flag! Participants will be divided into two large teams that will square off as the sun sets to see who comes out as victors. Face paint and camouflaged apparel is encouraged!

Sunday, Aug. 21

Welcome Party and Involvement Fair (Scully Square, 6-7:30 p.m.)

  • We are kicking off the year with a campus-wide party. Come together with the entire Warrior family for FREE food, games and activities to kickoff the school year! Make sure you walk through the Involvement Fair to learn about all of our student organizations along with other resources and involvement opportunities on campus. As things wind down, sit down with new friends-to-be for a few rounds of speed-friending. This low-pressure, laid-back event scripted with provided questions and conversation starters has become a yearly student favorite!

Monday, Aug. 22

Scavenger Hunt Kick-off (Around campus, all week)

  • As you’re walking to classes, practice, and events, be on the lookout for Warrior coins! These will be hidden outside around campus, and each coin corresponds with a prize that will help start building your collection of Warrior swag, settle in at Tech or discover Fort Wayne!

Summit Music Series (Central Grounds, 12-1:30 p.m.)

  • Join us every Monday for live music from local, regional, and national artists! The Summit Music Series is presented with the support of the Auer Foundation.

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Yoga on the Lawn with Mary (Scully Square, 7 p.m.)

  • Led by a certified yoga instructor, this class is free, beginner-friendly, and open to all students! Start your semester right by incorporating healthy habits into your routine. The full group exercise class schedule is available in the Fitness Center. (Rain location: Schaefer Fitness Center Group Exercise Room)

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Commuter Student Hangout (Andorfer Commons Dining Hall, Orange Room, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

  • Commuter students are invited to join the OSE in the Orange Room in between classes. Free lunch will be provided and OSE staff will be on hand to answer any questions and help you get connected to campus!

Meet the OSE Team! (Andorfer Commons Dining Hall, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

  • This is your chance to meet the team behind many of the events, programs and involvement opportunities on campus! Student staff and professional staff from the Office of Student Engagement will be handing out OSE swag and sharing information about upcoming events.

Rec Center Party (Recreation Center, lower level Andorfer Commons, 7-9 p.m.)

  • In honor of National Waffle Day, we’ll have waffles, waffle cones (and ice cream, of course), and lots of activities and giveaways happening down in the Rec Center!

Thursday, Aug. 25

Intramural Cornhole Tournament (Scully Square, 6 p.m.)

  • Bring a partner or come solo and we’ll pair you up! Sign up in advance on Commons 803.

Friday, Aug. 26

Part-time Career Fair (Andorfer Commons Dining Hall, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.)

  • Looking for a job? This is your chance to connect with representatives from Fort Wayne local businesses and organizations as well as departments on campus who will be looking to fill a variety of positions for the fall.

Drive-In Movie (Parking lot TBD, 9 p.m.)

  • Join the OSE for our first ever drive-in movie on campus! There will be designated seating in a grassy area for students without cars who wish to attend, in addition to parking spots for students who plan to “drive in.” Bring a blanket, folding chair and a friend and get your FM dial ready to tune in! FREE popcorn and drinks will be provided!

Saturday, Aug. 27

Explore the Fort: Part 1 (Around Fort Wayne, times vary)

  • For Part 1 of our series of Explore the Fort events, choose from a variety of different activities to help you explore Fort Wayne and try something new! Activities include kayaking, the zoo and paintball! See Commons 803 for details. *Due to popularity and capacity, advanced sign up on Commons 803 is required*

Sunday, Aug. 28

Student Organization Leader Retreat (TBD)

  • All student organization leaders are invited to attend our leader retreat to kickoff the year. Get to know other student leaders, how to successfully navigate student org processes, and take away some tips and tricks to help your org be successful this year! Dinner will be provided. *Advanced sign up on Commons 803 is required*

Monday, Aug. 29

Summit Music Series (Central Grounds, 12-1:30 p.m.)

  • Join us every Monday for live music from local, regional  and national artists! The Summit Music Series is presented with the support of the Auer Foundation.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

Intramural Kickball Tournament (Warrior Park, 6 p.m.)

  • Sign up in advance on Commons 803.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Explore the Fort: Part 2 – Downtown (Transportation provided; 6-8 p.m.)

  • We’ll take you to some of the coolest spots in DTFW (downtown Fort Wayne) and show you some hidden treasures including murals, hangout spots  and more. Vouchers will be provided to give you a taste of local restaurants as you make your way around!

Thursday, Sept. 1

Karibu Cookout (Scully Square)

  • Brought to you by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Friday, Sept. 2

Fort Wayne TinCaps Game (Transportation provided; Parkview Field, 7 p.m.)

  • Hop the bus and head downtown to watch our minor league baseball team play under the lights at Parkview Field. The night will end with a fireworks show! *Sign up in advance on Commons 803*


Signup for events and find more details on Commons 803:

Don’t forget to follow the OSE on Instagram for updates and future events: @IndianaTech_OSE.

Contact Bethany Ballard with any questions: