Welcome Week 2021

Welcome Week is the first week of the fall semester. It includes programming and events designed to help new students actively engage in the MU community. Welcome Week refers to the first week all students are on campus, Thursday, August 26 – Monday, September 6, 2021.  We encourage students, faculty, and staff to join us for these programs and events and to experience the Saints community fully!

Thursday, August 26

Convocation
Converse Family Fieldhouse Gym, Rose Benté Lee Center, 3:45-5:00pm
Hosted by Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Convocation is a longstanding tradition held to celebrate the new academic year and mark the transition of formally becoming a part of the Marymount community.

Class Photo
Converse Family Fieldhouse Backfield, 5:00pm
Hosted by Student Transition, Engagement & Leadership
Join your fellow new students and commemorate the beginning of the new academic year with a class photo!

Welcome Back Dinner
Gerard Dining Hall 5:30-7:00pm
Hosted by Student Living
Get to know the faculty and other students in your academic program, while enjoying a delicious meal specially prepared for you by our Chef and Marymount Dining team! Open to both residential and commuter students!

Parent Welcome Reception
Main House 5:00-7:00pm
Hosted by Student Living
Parents and families please join university administration for a reception to welcome you to the MU family!

Residence Hall Meetings
Ostapenko, Butler, and Rowley Halls 7:30-8:30pm
Hosted by Student Living
Meet your new Community Assistant as well as your hallmates in the first residence hall meeting of the year! All residents are required to attend.

Commuter Meet & Greet
Bernies 7:30-8:30pm
Hosted by Student Transition, Engagement & Leadership
Commuter students are an important part of our community and we want to make sure you have the same opportunities to be engaged in at MU! Join us to hear about the programs and resources available to commuter students, and to meet other commuters on campus.

Lee Center Live
Rose Benté Lee Center, 9:00-11:00pm
Hosted by the Office of Student Transition, Engagement, & Leadership
Come play some old school arcade games or sing your favorite karaoke song while meeting new friends at Lee Center Live! Gourmet popsicles and funnel cakes will also be available for your enjoyment!

Friday, August 27

Class Schedule Campus Tours
Main House Lawn, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Led by Marymount Ambassadors
Get a jump start on the first day of school! Join the Marymount University Undergraduate Ambassadors to get a better understanding of the different buildings on campus and assure you know where you are going for your first day of class!

SaintServe Event (Partnership with Rise Against Hunger)
Converse Family Fieldhouse Gym, Rose Benté Lee Center, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Hosted by The Saints Center For Service and the Marymount University Student Government Association
Support Marymount’s commitment to service to others as part of our annual fall Saintserve event. In collaboration with Rise Against Hunger, we will package and box meals to provide hunger relief to underdeveloped areas globally but also crisis relief to populations in immediate need.

Residence Hall Opening Programs
Ostapenko, Butler, and Rowley Halls, 7:00-8:00pm
Hosted by Student Living
Meet up with your assistant coordinator, community assistants and hall mates for fun activities to get to know each other!

Commuter Student Social
Bernie’s, inside Rose Benté Lee Center 7:00-8:00pm
Hosted by Student Transition, Engagement & Leadership
Commuter students are an important part of our community and we want to make sure you have the same opportunities to be engaged in at MU! Join us to hear about the programs and resources available to commuter students, and to meet other commuters on campus.

Movie on Ireton Lawn
Ireton Lawn, 8:00 -10:00pm
Hosted by Association for Campus Events
Enjoy a movie under the stars! Bring a blanket, your new friends, and enjoy the complimentary popcorn and candy bar.

Saturday, August 28

Bernie Pep Party at the Spirit Store
Caruthers Courtyard, 3:00- 4:00pm
Hosted by Student Transition, Engagement & Leadership
Come show off your Marymount Spirit! Take your picture with our mascot Bernie, get some FREE Marymount Athletics Swag, and prepare your pride before boarding the shuttle over to the Soccer Scrimmage at Longbridge Park.

Soccer Scrimmage
Longbridge Park, 5:00pm
Hosted by Marymount Athletics
Cheer on the women’s soccer team for their first scrimmage of the year against Shenandoah University! Shuttles will leave from in front of the Main House beginning at 4:00pm.

Let’s Glow Crazy DJ Battle
Rose Benté Lee Center, 8:30-11:00pm
Hosted by Student Transition, Engagement & Leadership
Show your glow up at Marymount’s DJ Battle! See the Lee Center turn into Club Converse with neon lights, glow in the dark accessories, snacks and drinks for those 21+.  Vote for your favorite DJ and be entered to win concert tickets for upcoming shows in the DC area!

Sunday, August 29 

Mass
Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel, 10:00am

Sophomore Sunday
Reinsch Auditorium, 12:00-2:00pm
Hosted by Student Transition, Engagement & Leadership
Sophomores- Did you complete your first year virtually? Do you need a refresher on life at MU? Looking for a way to meet your classmates who may have studied from home last year? This is the place for you! Join us for a few quick tips, helpful information about university resources and programs, and a chance to get to know your MU peers.

Trip to Tysons Corner
Shuttle Departs from in front of the Main House, 12:004:00pm
Hosted by the Association for Campus Events
Catch the shuttle to enjoy an afternoon at Tyson’s. Whether you need supplies, food, or are just window shopping, you are bound to find what you need!

All Athlete Meeting
Converse Family Fieldhouse Backfield, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Hosted by Athletics

Mass
Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel, 6:00pm

Welcome Back Party
Gerard Parking Lot & Ireton Lawn, 7:00-9:00pm
Hosted by Ministry & Spiritual Life
Celebrate the start of the year with us at the Annual Welcome Back Party! Take pictures with our Bernie photo booth, play frisbee and lawn games, tie dye, and enjoy some delicious food trucks.

Monday, August 30 

Marymount Monday
Gerard Lobby, 8:30-10:00am
Hosted by Student Living, Engagement, Transition & Leadership
Join the Student Life staff for coffee and donuts to kick off the new school year. Make sure you rock your best MU spirit wear for the chance to pick up a Dunkin’ gift card!

Food Truck-A-Palooza
Ireton Lawn, 12:00-4:00pm
Hosted by the Association of Campus Events
Celebrate the first day of classes with delicious snacks from some of the best food trucks in the DMV! Stop by the Gerard Lobby between 9:00am-12pm to pick up a ticket to redeem at the food truck of your choice

First Day Photos
Ireton Lawn, 12:00-2:00pm
Hosted by Association for Campus Events
First Day Photos don’t have to stop just because you’re in college! Pose with our Association for Campus Events border and other fun props to celebrate your first day of classes at MU!

Tuesday, August 31

Marymount University Student Government Association (MUSGA) Meet & Greet
Ireton Lawn 10:00am-2:00pm
Hosted by the Marymount University Student Government Association
Stop by to meet members of the Marymount University Student Government Association and hear about their goals to improve the MU student experience. Make sure you ask about how to get involved and become a member of the Senate. You also don’t want to miss the free Rita’s Italian  Ice!

Doggie De-Stress
Atrium, Rose Benté Lee Center, 11:15am-12:45pm
Hosted by Office of Wellness, Ministry & Spiritual Life
Spend a little time with some four-legged friends to help manage the stress of the first week of the semester. Take a break, play with a dog, and melt your stress away.

You Belong Here Welcome
Gerard Fishbowl & Gerard Coffee Lounge, 3:00-5:00pm
Hosted by Student Affairs, D&I Committee, Student Leaders
Drop in and connect with student leaders, staff, and faculty committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion! We can’t wait to hear from you and welcome you to our MU community. Make sure to get your You Belong Here swag. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, September 1 

Mass of the Holy Spirit
Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel , 11:30am
Hosted by Ministry & Spiritual Life
The Most Reverend Michael Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, Celebrant, and  Fr. Gabriel Muteru, Marymount Chaplain will Concelebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit. This Mass is a tradition at Marymount that we invite students, staff, and faculty to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity for the campus community to come together in prayer and thanksgiving as we begin the new academic year.

Mass of the Holy Spirit Luncheon
Gerard Dining Hall, 12:00-2:00pm
Hosted by the Office of the President

Global Welcome
Rowley G105, 1:00-3:00pm
Hosted by the Center for Global Engagement
All students are invited to this event to learn about the new Global Engagement office with its new branches. Meet our team and ask questions about studying abroad, studying away, and any other global opportunities at Marymount. International students can complete their immigration check-in in one of the computer labs.

Organization and Engagement Expo
Atrium, Rose Benté Lee Center,  4:00-6:00pm
Hosted by Student Engagement, Transition & Leadership
Want to get involved on campus?  Come to the Organization Expo and meet representatives from Marymount’s student clubs, and leadership positions.

Thursday, September 2 

First Generation College Student Meetup
Gerard Hall Lobby, 11:30am-1:00pm
Hosted by Student Engagement, Transition & Leadership
Are you the first in your family to attend college? If so, it may be a little overwhelming and you may have additional questions or concerns. Please join us to meet other students and staff who identify as “first-generation” who are excited to share their experiences and helpful hints to successfully navigate the college experience. Lunch will be provided.

Paint & Sip
Rowley Patio, 6:00-8:00pm
Hosted by the Association of Campus Events
Come unwind from the stress of the first week of the semester with a paint and a sip session with your friends! Stop by the Rowley Patio anytime between 6:00pm – 8:00pm and relax by painting a canvas while enjoying a (non-alcoholic) beverage.

Friday, September 3

First Friday Night Bite
Bernies, Rose Benté Lee Center, 8:00-10:00pm
Hosted by the Association Campus Events
Come to the initial First Friday Night Bite of the year! Every First Friday of the month join the Association for Campus Events in Bernie’s for a snack, an activity, and a beverage of your choice!

Saturday, September 4

DC Scavenger Hunt Trips
Main House Lawn, 1:00-5:00pm
Hosted by Student Transition, Engagement, and Leadership
Grab your friends for an opportunity to explore the most popular DC neighborhoods and a chance to win some great prizes!

Rixey Rooftop Social
The Rixey, 7:00-9:00pm
Hosted by Student Living
See the stars of Ballston from the Rixey Rooftop! Head to the top of Marymount’s upperclassmen apartments and play some games, enjoy some snacks, and start your Saturday night at this rooftop social! Drinks available to those 21+.

Sunday, September 5

Mass
Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel, 10:00am

Marymount Field Day
Hosted by Marymount Athletics and Student Affairs
Converse Family Fieldhouse Backfield,, 1:00-3:00pm
Come out to Converse Field and play! Dominate in a game that you know or learn a totally new one. We have activities for all skill levels and a great way to meet your fellow classmates. Games included corn-hole, washers, putter ball, kan jam, and other lawn games. Games will take place from 1pm-3pm.

Trip to the Potomac Mills Outlets and Ikea
Main House Lawn, 3:30-7:30pm
Hosted by Student Transition, Engagement, and Leadership
Need to pick up a few last minute items for your room, grab a quick bite, or a new outfit for the Labor Day Picnic? The Potomac Mills outlets are the answer!

Mass
Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel, 7:00pm

Monday, September 6

Labor Day BBQ
Ireton Lawn, 12:00-3:00pm
Hosted by Student Living
Celebrate the Labor Day holiday with a BBQ on Ireton Lawn Come enjoy food and games with your fellow Saints!

 

 

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