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Welcome Back Week - Spring 2014

Monday, March 31 - Sunday, April 6

Welcome back Week Spring 2014
 

Student Affairs is celebrating the start of the spring term with Welcome Back Week activities and events from Monday, March 31-Sunday, April 6, 2014. 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.


Monday, March 31

Spring Awakening

8-10 a.m.
Geary Lobby, New College Building
Sponsored by Student Affairs Center City
Stop by Geary Lobby for our waffle bar! Start off your first day back this spring with a yummy breakfast!

Sundaes on Mondays

12-1:30 p.m.
33rd & Market Streets, Mario the Dragon statue
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Why not kick-off Welcome Back Week with the Campus Activities staff and free ice cream.

Meet and Greet with Women’s Rugby (tentative)

4-6 p.m.
Race St. Lawn
Sponsored by Women’s Rugby
Come out and join our team as we host an information session with food, fliers, music, a recruitment video  and a few of the teams members throwing the ball around to show demonstrations.  

Shotokan Karate Club

6-8 p.m.
Armory, Lancaster Walk entrance
Sponsored by Drexel Shotokan Karate Club
Learn traditional Shotokan Karate with the Drexel Shotokan Karate Club. Founded in 1968, Drexel Karate as won 19 National Collegiate Karate Association team kata and kumite championships from 1988 to 2012. With the guidance of experienced instructors and senior members, the club continues to uphold its degree of excellence and commitment to the perfection of self.  

Tuesday, April 1

Rec Fest

4-6 p.m.
Recreation Center
Sponsored by Recreational Athletics

Come 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, interact with student clubs and Fraternity and Sorority Life representatives and test your skills on a 9-hole mini golf course!  Enjoy light food, refreshments, music, giveaways and games.

Conduct Board Information Session

6-7 p.m.
MacAlister 2019
Sponsored by Student Conduct Community Standards

The University Conduct Board is recruiting members. The Board reviews complaints of student misconduct and makes decisions regarding responsibility and educational sanctioning. Session attendees will learn about the conduct board and how they can help create a strong campus community, while eating free pizza!

Les Mills Launch (Body Pump and Body Combat)

6-8 p.m.
Rec Center Basketball Courts
Sponsored by Recreational Athletics
BODYCOMBAT™ is the empowering group fitness cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic program is inspired by mixed martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai. Experience the driving music and powerful role model instructors which make BODYCOMBAT™ the world's most popular martial arts group fitness class. BODYPUMP™, the original LES MILLS™ barbell class, will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast!

Wednesday, April 2

Drexel Softball vs. Coppin State

1-3 p.m.
Vidas Softball Field, 43rd St. and Powelton Ave.
Sponsored by Athletics
Come out and cheer on your fellow Dragons, as they take on Coppin State at Vidas Softball Field.

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.  Learn more about clubs and their activities and sign-up to become a member. Meet new people and enjoy free pretzels, drinks and music! 

Drexel Shotokan Karate Club

6-8 p.m.
Armory, Lancaster Walk entrance
Sponsored by Drexel Shotokan Karate Club
Learn traditional Shotokan Karate with the Drexel Shotokan Karate Club. Founded in 1968, Drexel Karate as won 19 National Collegiate Karate Association team kata and kumite championships from 1988 to 2012. With the guidance of experienced instructors and senior members, the club continues to uphold its degree of excellence and commitment to the perfection of self.  

Beach Volleyball Tournament

6 p.m.
Buckley Green
Sponsored by Recreational Athletics
All skill levels welcome! Come out for a few hours of fun in the sand and sun! Our intramural staff will be on-hand to teach you the rules of Quads Beach Volleyball and form a tournament. Come as a full team or as an individual. A great opportunity to meet other students in a relaxed, fun, and athletic environment.  

Thursday, April 3

7th Inning Stretch

12-2 p.m.
Geary Lobby, New College Building
Sponsored by Student Affairs Center City
Kick off the Phillies' Spring Training during Spring Term with some halftime snacks on Center City's campus!

Phillies Trolley Campus Tour

12:15-12:45 p.m.
Outside the Rec Center
Sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies
Come out and get some free giveaways from the Philadelphia Phillies organization. They will be providing information and schedules, and there may even be a Phanatic sighting.

Networking Night

5:30-8 p.m.
Ladder 15 (1528 Sansom St.)
Sponsored by Student Affairs Center City
This networking event for CNHP seniors, graduate students and alumni plans to foster interactions outside of specific disciplines of the CNHP students. Often CNHP students get so emerged in their majors and disciplines that they do not realize that in the workforce (hospital) they will all generally work together. Check out this event to create relationships with other CNHP students outside of those you are already familiar with. Please contact Erika Hall at erh43@drexel.edu with any questions.

Intramural Sports Staff Info Session

7-8 p.m.
DAC Media Room
Sponsored by Recreational Athletics
Are you looking for a fun way to earn money? Come out to our Intramural Sports Staff meeting to learn how you can work as a game staff member or officiate in our Intramural Sports leagues. Don’t worry – if you officiate you can still play on days you don’t work. Our staff meeting will give you all the details you need on getting hired. Each sport will have a separate training session in the days following this meeting. Students with federal work-study funds are preferred.

Drexel Drag Show featuring Shangela

8-10 p.m.
Main Auditorium
Sponsored by Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, FUSE and LGBTQA+ Faculty and Professional Staff Network
This term's show is featuring Shangela of RuPaul's Drag Race fame and will have drag performances by students. Free for students with Dragon Card and $5 for all others. For more information, please visit the event posting or contact studentaffairs@drexel.edu

Roller Rink

8-10 p.m.
DAC
Sponsored by Campus Activities Board
Come out and join the Campus Activities Board, as we bring back the oldies and have an old school roller skating party. We’re setting up a roller rink in the Armory, providing skates and music. 

Friday, April 4

Alternative Spring Break Luncheon

12-2 p.m.
Behrakis Grand Hall
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities
Join this great opportunity for students to reunite with their fellow trip participants and share their ASB experiences with the Drexel community as a whole. Students interested in learning more about the ASB program are encouraged to attend.

Women’s Tennis vs. Towson

1-2 p.m.
Vidas Courts, 43rd St. and Powelton Ave.
Sponsored by Athletics
Come out and cheer on your fellow Dragons, as they take on Towson at Vidas Courts.

Shabbat Services and Dinner

6-9 p.m.
James E. Marks Intercultural Center 2nd Floor / MacAlister Hall, Skyview Lounge
Sponsored by the Jewish Student Association
Please join Hillel for our weekly Shabbat services and dinner as the spring quarter begins at Drexel. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones as well. Conservative services will be provided at 6 p.m. in the Drexel Intercultural Center 2nd floor and reform services will be on the 1st floor.  Following services there will be dinner at 7pm in the MacAlister Skyview Lounge. 

Arcade @ The Oval

7-10:30 p.m.
Eakins Oval (base of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway)
Sponsored by Technically Philadelphia
Celebrate technology and innovation at the Philly Tech Week kickoff event, Arcade @ The Oval. We'll be playing Tetris on the Cira Centre building, Guinness-certified as the world's tallest video game! Local apps, games and community partners will be highlighted during this outdoor "arcade." Enjoy food from 10+ Philly food trucks, a Yards beer garden and live performances. For more information visit 2014.phillytechweek.com/events/Arcade-The_Oval

Wipeout

9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Armory
Sponsored by Campus Activities Board, Recreational Athletics and Dragons After Dark
Wipeout is a game show series in which contestants compete in what is billed as the "world's largest obstacle course." Come participate and watch your very own Drexel students complete in a large-scale obstacle course.

Bonfire (tentative)

Time TBD
Race Street Lawn
Sponsored by Dragon Climbers, Dragons after Dark and Weekend Warriors
Join Drexel’s Weekend Warriors and Dragon Climbers to help kick off the weekend of Welcome Back Week. We’ll be grilling up some treats and have games for students to come hang out and play such as giant jenga, slacklining and corn-hole.  

Saturday, April 5

Greek Week Flag Football

8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Buckley Field
Sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Life
If you’re missing football season and want to see a little action live, come out and cheer on the different teams in Greek Week flag football. They will be playing all day with the Panhellenic Council from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Multicultural Greek Council from 2-10 p.m.

2014 Annual Philly Spring Cleanup

8:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
Depart at Race St. between 33rd and 34th streets
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Engagement
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has designated Saturday, April 5, 2014, as Philly Spring Cleanup Day. The Mayor has requested Philadelphians join him once again in hopes of having the largest city wide cleanup event in Philadelphia. The cleanup will take place throughout the city. Drexel wants to show their support of this worthwhile initiative and needs your help to make this a success. We are working with the city to send teams of Drexel students, faculty and professional staff to specific locations throughout Philadelphia. Drexel will provide shuttle service, t-shirts and refreshments for volunteers. Shuttles will depart at 8:45 a.m. from Race Street between 33rd and 34th streets and return at approximately 2 p.m. For more information on the Philly Spring Cleanup, visit philadelphiastreets.com/philly-spring-cleanup. To register, please fill out this form.

Men’s Lacrosse vs. Penn State

2-3:30 p.m.
Vidas Field, 43rd St. and Powelton Ave.
Sponsored by Athletics
Come out and cheer on your fellow Dragons, as they take on Penn State at Vidas Field. 

Welcome Back BBQ

2-6 p.m.
Buckley Green
Sponsored by Drexel African Students Association (DASA)
DASA invites you to our annual welcome back BBQ. Come and meet some new people and welcome spring with some food. There will also be volleyball going on. A small entrance fee of $2will help to cover cost of food.

Sunday, April 6

Greek Week Flag Football

11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Buckley Field
Sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Life
If you’re missing football season and want to see a little action live, come out and cheer on the different teams in Greek Week flag football. Today will be the Inter-Fraternity Council and its member fraternities playing against each other.

Intramural Floor Hockey All-Star Game

1 p.m.
Armory
Sponsored by Recreational Athletics

Intramural Basketball All-Star Game

1 p.m.
Armory
Sponsored by Recreational Athletics

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Towson

1-2:30 p.m.
Vidas Field, 43rd St. and Powelton Ave.
Sponsored by Athletics
Come out and cheer on your fellow Dragons, as they take on Towson at Vidas Field.

Men’s Tennis vs. NJIT (Senior Day)

2-3 p.m.
Vidas Courts, 43rd St. and Powelton Ave.
Sponsored by Athletics
Come out and cheer on your fellow Dragons as they take on NJIT at Vidas Courts. It will be a very special day, as we celebrate the graduating seniors on the team.

Drexel Women’s Tennis Match vs. NJIT (Senior Day)

3-4 p.m.
Vidas Courts, 43rd St. and Powelton Ave.
Sponsored by Athletics
Come out and cheer on your fellow Dragons as they take on NJIT at Vidas Courts. It will be a very special day, as we celebrate the graduating seniors on the team.