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Welcome Back Week

Welcome Back Week

Sunday, March 29 to Saturday, April 4

Student Affairs celebrates the start of the fall and spring terms with Welcome Back Week activities and events. All students should take advantage of the opportunities to meet student organizations, learn about campus departments and enjoy free fun and food.

If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations in order to participate in these or other events, contact the Office of Disability Resources at 215.895.1401 or disability@drexel.edu.


Spring 2015 Schedule of Events

Sunday, March 29

Welcome Back BBQ

4-7 p.m.
ROHR Jewish Student Center, 3507 Baring St.
Sponsored by Chabad Student Group and Office of Campus Activities

The Chabad Student Group will be hosting a Welcome Back BBQ for students.  All are welcome. For more information, contact Eden Elimelech at ee97@drexel.edu.

Monday, March 30

Sundaes on Mondays

1-2:30 p.m.
Mario Statue, 33rd and Market streets
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities

Kick off the term with some free and delicious ice cream. I scream, you scream, we all just love ice cream…and toppings. For more information, contact askoca@drexel.edu.

Movie: Underwater Dreams

6-8 p.m.
Ross Commons 2nd Floor Lounge
Sponsored by Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Come watch this inspirational movie about tackling cultural and technical difficulties with our favorite actors George Lopez and Michael Peña. For more information, contact Michelle Torelli at mt638@drexel.edu.

Phi Sigma Pi Informational Night

6-8 p.m.
MacAlister Hall, Sky View Lounge, 6th Floor
Sponsored by Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity

The Brothers of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity would like to invite you to our informational night. Come learn more about us and what we do. For more information, contact Komal Mehta at km898@drexel.edu.

Cupcake Decorating for PEC

6-8 p.m.
MacAlister Hall 2020
Sponsored by Gamma Sigma Sigma

All sweet treats will be donated to People's Emergency Center of Philadelphia. Come meet the sisters of Gamma Sigma Sigma! For more information, contact Emily Trego at ert39@drexel.edu.

Tuesday, March 31

Delta Zeta Philanthropy Event

11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dragon Statue (33rd and Market Street)
Sponsored by Delta Zeta Sorority

Delta Zeta will be present at the Dragon handing out pretzels to students and informing them about our national philanthropy the Starkey Hearing Foundation. For more information, contact Colleen Keys at cek68@drexel.edu.

Henna and Temporary Tattoos

12-2 p.m.
Chestnut Square (Chestnut St. between 32nd and 33rd streets)
Sponsored by Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.

Stop by our table to get to know the sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority and what we stand for. We will be selling henna and temporary tattoos to get students back in the school spirit for the spring term! For more information, contact Ting Xiao at tx28@drexel.edu.

Rec Fest

4-6 p.m.
Recreation Center Fitness Plaza
Sponsored by Recreational Athletics and Office of Campus Activities
Be a part of the bi-annual Recreational Athletics Festival! Meet club sports officers, register for intramural sports, discover health, fitness and wellness opportunities, learn about our climbing program and interact with student clubs and fraternity and sorority life representatives. Enjoy light food, refreshments, music, giveaways and games. For more information, contact Jillian Formanski at intramurals@drexel.edu.

Women's History Month Quizzo Night

4-6 p.m.
Graduate Student Lounge, Main Building Room 010A
Sponsored by Drexel Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (DGWISE)
Join us for a Quizzo style game night in honor of Women’s History Month. Food and drinks will be provided. Come out with friends and test your knowledge of important women in STEM careers and general science knowledge. Individual and groups will be able to win prizes. RSVP is requested so we know how much food to order. Please sign up your group at goo.gl/AKgqPh prior to the event. For more information, contact dgwiseboard@gmail.com.

Running Clinic

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Recreational Center Lobby (by the welcome center desk)
Sponsored by Recreational Athletics

Looking to get into running this spring? Come join Colleen as she coaches beginner to intermediate runners through a 10 week running clinic. To register please contact Kathryn Formica, Coordinator of Student Fitness and Wellness at kaf342@drexel.edu.

Women’s Herstory Month Closing Event

6-8 p.m.
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center
Sponsored by Society of Women Engineers and Office of Campus Activities

Come join Drexel SWE as we discuss SWE's rich history as well as famous Women in the STEM fields. This will also include a Q&A with a panel of engineers. Food will be provided. For more information, contact Danielle Schroeder at des89@drexel.edu.

Welcome Back Worship and Social

6:30pm-8 p.m.
Paul Peck Solving and Research Building, 3rd Floor Lobby
Sponsored by Open Door Christian Community

An active, engaging and open-minded non-denominational worship service that begins with free dinner and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. Service is from 7-8 p.m. Come as you are! All are welcome. For more information, contact Arthur McCloskey at amm543@drexel.edu.

DMSA Spring Term Welcome Back

6-9 p.m.
Ross Commons
Sponsored by Drexel Muslim Students Association

Drexel DMSA welcomes back students for Spring Term with a game night that promises to be enjoyable for all. There will be many different board games, free food and refreshments, and good company to enjoy! For more information, contact Hamid Syed at hts29@drexel.edu.

Speed Friendship

7-8 p.m.
Myers Hall Tutor Lounge
Sponsored by Foundation of Undergraduates for Sexual Equality

Join FUSE as we get to know one another in another round of Speed Friendship. Here you will be able to spend some time getting to know your fellow students on a more personal level. It is sure to be a blast! For more information, contact Emily Ranieri at esr44@drexel.edu.

Phi Sigma Pi Informational Night

7-9 p.m.
MacAlister Hall, Sky View Lounge, 6th Floor
Sponsored by Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity

The Brothers of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity would like to invite you to our informational night! Come out and learn more about us and what we do! For more information, contact Komal Mehta at km898@drexel.edu.

Mass and Ice Cream Extravaganza

8:30-10 p.m.Paul Peck Problem Solving and Research Building, Room 310
Sponsored by Drexel Newman Catholic Community

Join us for Mass & Ice cream! Mass will begin at 8:30 p.m. Stick around after Mass to grab some ice cream and hang out with some great people! For more information, contact Daniel Synoski at danski712@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 1

Student Affairs, Center City Open House

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
New College Building, Room 1106
Sponsored by Student Affairs, Center City and Office of Campus Activities

This is an open house event to share office information and resources with students, faculty, and staff on the Center City campus. For more information, contact Maggie Gordon at mrg97@drexel.edu.

LGBTQA Student Center Open House

12-2:30 p.m.
LGBTQA Student Center, Creese Student Center, Room 48C
Sponsored by Student Center for Inclusion and Culture and Office of Campus Activities

Visit the LGBTQA Student Center, meet our staff, get connected and enjoy root beer and coke floats as we kick off the year. For more information, contact Tatiana Diaz at tad89@drexel.edu.

Activities Unlimited

4-6 p.m.
Lancaster Walk (Rain location: Recreation Center)
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities

Activities Unlimited is your chance to meet Drexel’s recognized student organizations and offices on campus. Learn more about clubs and their activities and sign-up to become a member. Meet new people and enjoy free pretzels, drinks and music! For more information, contact askoca@drexel.edu.

Local Business Fair

4-6 p.m.
Rush Garden (Rain Location: Recreation Center)
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities and Undergraduate Student Government Association

Here is your chance to learn about various businesses in University City. These vendors and departments want to connect with you, so stop by for free giveaways and offers specifically for Drexel students! For more information, contact askoca@drexel.edu.

Phi Sigma Pi Rush Night 1

6-8 p.m.
Buckley Green
Sponsored by Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity

Come meet the Brothers of Phi Sigma Pi, National Honor Fraternity at our first rush night! Along with great food and a chance to play a game of volleyball, you can get to know us! For more information, contact Komal Mehta at km898@drexel.edu.

Women in Business Panel

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gerri C. Lebow Hall

Sponsored by Women Entrepreneurs
Come to Drexel Women Entrepreneurs first event of the term! Listen to accomplished women in business tell their story on how they succeeded and thrived. Food and refreshments will be served! For more information, contact Kristen Newman at kmn68@drexel.edu.

Bracelet Making

7-9 p.m.
Ross Commons, 2nd Floor
Sponsored by Gamma Sigma Sigma

100% of proceeds made from crafts sold will be donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand. For more information, contact Emily Trego at ert39@drexel.edu.

Thursday, April 2

Welcome Back with Words Speak Freely

6-8 p.m.
Creese Student Center, Room 48E
Sponsored by Words Speak Freely

Welcome back to spring term with WSF, Drexel's only student-run English Conversation Club. We aim to bring people from all over the world together through games and outings throughout the city. Join us for "We Didn't Playtest This at All" and "Super Fight," a friendly debate game. Both English language learners and native speakers are encouraged to join. For more information, contact Peyton Parrott at psp27@drexel.edu.

Beach Volleyball Try-On

6-9 p.m.
Buckley Green
Sponsored by Recreational Athletics

Join Recreational Athletics as they present their annual Welcome Back Week Beach Volleyball Try-On.  Teams of 4 will compete in a single elimination tournament to meet new friends and learn the rules for our Intramural Beach Volleyball League! Registration for this tournament will take place on-site the day of the tournament and is open to all current Drexel Students with a valid university ID. For more information, contact Jillian Formanski at intramurals@drexel.edu.

Newman Quizzo at Shake Shack

6:40-9 p.m.
Paul Peck Problem Solving and Research Building Lobby
Sponsored by Drexel Newman Catholic Community

We will be walking to Shake Shack and participating in the Shake Shack Quizzo night with the Drexel Newman Community. For more information, contact Dan Synoski at danski712@gmail.com.

ChemE Ice-Cream Making

7-9 p.m.
Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 3rd Floor Atrium
Sponsored by American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Office of Campus Activities

Join us for a dessert of ice-cream making with liquid nitrogen or ice-salt! For more information, contact Michelle Torelli at mt638@drexel.edu.

Phi Sigma Pi Rush Night 2

7-9 p.m.
Drexel Park
Sponsored by Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity

Meet the Brothers of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity at our second rush night! Along with great food and a bunch of interactive games, you can get to know us! For more information, contact Komal Mehta at km898@drexel.edu.

Friday, April 3

ASB Leadership and Civic Engagement Luncheon

12-2 p.m.
Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities and Alternative Spring Break

Luncheon that is open to all students to welcome them to our presentation about civic engagement through the eyes and experiences of our recent participants. For more information, contact Benjamin Oser at bko29@drexel.edu.

Ultimate Frisbee

4-6 p.m.
Buckley Field
Sponsored by Drexel Newman Catholic Community

We'll be playing pickup games of ultimate Frisbee--all are welcome! For more information, contact Dan Synoski at danski712@gmail.com

CAB Presents: WBW Laser Tag and Inflatables

6-9 p.m.
Armory
Sponsored by Campus Activities Board and Office of Campus Activities

What better way to end your first week of the new term than by coming out to the Armory to challenge your friends to a round of laser tag?! Stick around to also take a swing on the giant inflatable Wrecking Ball and play game of Bungee Basketball! For more information, contact cab@drexel.edu.

Passover Seder – 1st Night

7-9 p.m.
Handschumacher Dining Center
Sponsored by Jewish Student Association and Office of Campus Activities

Join us in welcoming the holiday of Passover by attending a Passover Seder. This holiday meal includes a service held as part of this holiday celebration. Seders are held the first and second nights of Passover. On both nights, the Seder includes dinner, storytelling and songs. For more information, contact Corey Wald at cnw35@drexel.edu.

Weekend Warriors Welcome Back Campfire

7 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Race Street Lawn
Sponsored by Weekend Warriors, Dragon Climbers and Office of Campus Activities

Join Weekend Warriors and Dragon Climbers for free s’mores and hot dogs outside of Northside Dining Terrace! Learn about all the different outdoor events we run throughout the year, and join us for fire, horseshoes, slacklining and more! For more information, contact Ian Riley at icr23@drexel.edu.

Saturday, April 4

Intramural Soccer Try-On

1-4 p.m.
Buckley Field
Sponsored by Recreational Athletics

Join Recreational Athletics as they present their annual Welcome Back Week Soccer Try-On.  Teams of 6 will compete in a single elimination tournament to meet new friends and learn the rules for our Intramural Soccer League!  Registration for this tournament will take place on-site the day of the tournament and is open to all current Drexel Students with a valid university ID. For more information, contact Jillian Formanski at intramurals@drexel.edu.

DASA Welcome Back BBQ

1-5 p.m.
Buckley Green
Sponsored by Drexel African Students Association and Office of Campus Activities

Join the Drexel African Students Association for our Welcome Back BBQ. This event is free to all Drexel Student’s, so come and enjoy some food and music; and meet our members. There will also be a volleyball court for those who want to play. For more information, contact Immanuel Anosike at ioa26@drexel.edu.

Beekeeping Installation

4-6 p.m.
Summer Winter Garden

Sponsored by Drexel Urban Growers

Join Drexel Urban Growers to help install this year's bees! We will be gathering at 4pm in the Summer Winter Garden to assemble the hive. Please wear long sleeves and pants and be prepared to come into contact with honey bees. For more information, contact Lindsay Bushong at lb583@drexel.edu.

Late Night at the Climbing Wall

8-10 p.m.
Recreation Center – Climbing Wall
Sponsored by Recreational Athletics and Office of Campus Activities

Enjoy some late night climbing at the Recreation Center's climbing wall! All skill levels are welcome in this great way to meet climbers from all across the University. And...free pizza! For more information, contact Drew Deming at avd34@drexel.edu.

Passover Seder – 2nd Night

8-10 p.m.
Handschumacher Dining Center
Sponsored by Jewish Student Association and Office of Campus Activities

Join the Jewish Student Association in welcoming the holiday of Passover by attending a Passover Seder. This holiday meal includes a service held as part of this holiday celebration. Seders are held the first and second nights of Passover. On both nights, the Seder includes dinner, storytelling and songs. For more information, contact Corey Wald at cnw35@drexel.edu.