Week of Welcome

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Week of Welcome (WOW) at Marymount University is a program specifically designed to warmly welcome and familiarize new students with the university community. The week-long event begins on Thursday, August 24, 2023, coinciding with the start of the fall semester.

During the Week of Welcome, a diverse range of events and activities are carefully organized to facilitate new students’ adjustment to campus life, foster connections, and introduce them to the wealth of resources and opportunities available. The overarching goal of the program is to establish a positive and inclusive atmosphere, nurture a sense of belonging, and provide comprehensive support as students transition into college.

Marymount University’s Week of Welcome commonly features the following elements:

  1. Orientation Sessions: New students participate in informative sessions that acquaint them with academic programs, campus policies, and the array of resources accessible to them. These sessions serve as an excellent opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and fellow students.
  2. Social Events: A variety of social activities are orchestrated to encourage new students to interact with their peers, establish friendships, and create a sense of community. These events may include welcome receptions, engaging icebreaker games, enjoyable movie nights, and informative campus tours.
  3. Educational Workshops: Workshops are conducted to equip students with crucial skills necessary for academic success. These workshops cover areas such as time management, effective study strategies, and navigating campus technology systems.
  4. Campus Involvement Fair: An involvement fair is typically held to showcase the diverse range of student clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities available at Marymount University. This allows students to explore their interests, discover opportunities for involvement, and engage actively on campus.
  5. Community Service Opportunities: Marymount University actively promotes community engagement by organizing volunteer projects or service activities during the Week of Welcome. This gives students a chance to contribute to the local community, fostering a sense of social responsibility and developing a connection to their surroundings.

Please note that the specific events and activities offered during Marymount University’s Week of Welcome can vary from year to year. The university typically provides a schedule or guide to help new students navigate the offerings of the week. Overall, it is a valuable time for new students to acclimate to their new environment, forge new connections, and embark on their college journey with a positive and inclusive start.