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2019 NMC Welcome Weekend

COMING FALL 2019 — August 23–27

New and returning NMC students will be welcomed back to campus on Fri., Aug. 23 through Tues., Aug. 27 with a series of FREE events including an ice cream social, scavenger hunt, beach BBQ, professor Q&A, glow bowling, Pine Palooza, and loads of prizes!

To find out more, be sure to follow us on FB, Insta and Snapchat! We can't wait to WELCOME you back!

Last year, over $1,000 worth of prizes were awarded!
Featured 2018 prizes were:
Dell Laptop – NMC Residence Life
NMC Bookstore Gift Cards – NMC Tutoring Center
Rapid Ramen Cookers – NMC Library
Tablet – NMC Student Life Office

2019 events

A small number of events are specifically designed for students living on-campus—those events are designated as such.

Friday, August 23

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. – East & North Hall Move-in! (For students living on-campus)
    Location: Chestnut Lot, NMC Main campus
  • 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. – NMC Bookstore expanded hours
    Location: Health & Science Building Room 101, NMC Main campus
  • 11 a.m.–3 p.m. – Hot Dogs & Refreshments (For students living on-campus—family members are welcome too!)
    Location: North Hall Events Tent; Host: NMC Student Life Office
  • 5–7 p.m. – Floor meetings (For students living on-campus)
    Location: East & North Hall, NMC Main campus
  • 6–10 p.m. – East Bay College Night
    Location: North Hall Events Tent and East Bay Plaza
    Details: Students will receive discounts on groceries and supplies, giveaways, coupons and more from participating businesses within East Bay Plaza. See event punchcard for more details.

Saturday, August 24

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. – NMC Bookstore expanded hours
    Location: Health & Science Building Room 101, NMC Main campus
  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. – Eat & Greet with Sodexo
    Location: NMC Hawk Owl Cafe´ (Oleson Center)
    Details: Free food awaits! Visit with the NMC Hawk Owl Cafe´ staff to talk about (and taste) the chef's creations. The management team will be available to talk about any dietary restrictions or concerns and to answer any questions you have about your meal plan. All NMC students are welcomed to attend.
  • 1–2 p.m. – Meet the NMC Student Success Coaches
    Location: North Hall Events Tent
    Details: Learn what it means to Study Smarter, Not Harder! Meet your Success Coaching team and learn how to increase your GPA and your FREE TIME!
  • 2 p.m. – Traverse City Scavenger Hunt Kick-off
    Location: North Hall Events Tent
    Details: Explore all that downtown Traverse City has to offer including deals at participating businesses! Participants have until Tuesday, August 27 to turn in their completed checklists—team participation encouraged, all finishers will be entered into a prize drawing! 
  • 3–8 p.m. – Gaming Event
    Location: James Beckett Building room 147, NMC Main Campus
    Details: Enjoy tournament-style video gaming with GameStop and new friends. Play Halo, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Madden 20 and more. More than $200 in prizes will be awarded!
  • 5–8 p.m. – Beach Barbecue at Bryant Park
    Location: Bryant Park (Rain location: North Hall Event Tent); Host: His House Christian Fellowship at NMC
    Details: Enjoy the last days of summer in the best way possible—hanging out at Bryant Park beach! Toss a football, play Frisbee, take a swim, or simply chill with friends. Just make sure to grab some of the free food from off the grill and enter to win one of the prizes (total of $150 in prizes).

Sunday, August 25

  • 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – Christian Connections
    Location: Fine Arts Building room 115, NMC Main Campus; Host: His House & Ratio Christi
    Details: Whether you are a follower of Jesus or just interested in Christianity, Ratio Christi and His House invite you to join us for a short message and worship set followed by a panel discussion. Here we will talk about how to participate in Christian Community and some best practices to lead a God-honoring life in college.
  • 1–3 p.m. – A Taste of Campus Plaza
    Location: Campus Plaza, within walking distance of NMC's Main campus
    Details: Free food samples courtesy of Campus Plaza restaurants and a showcase of part-time hiring opportunities; Host: NMC Student Life
  • 4–5 p.m. – Don’t Put Yourself in Jeopardy!
    Location: James Beckett 147; Host: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
    Details: Play the NMC version of the Jeopardy game show, learn about all the great services available to you and meet successful NMC students who have learned how to best navigate the campus. Your Phi Theta Kappa hosts will have plenty of prizes as well as their other favorite p-word … PIZZA!
  • 5–7 p.m. – Ask Your Professor: College Prep ‘a la mode!
    Location: James Beckett 147; Host: NMC Faculty and NMC Student Success Center
    Details: Classes are starting! What do you need to know to be ready? What do teachers expect? Get your questions answered here. Come to an informal chat with NMC teachers to learn about the college and classroom. Then join them for free Moomer’s ice cream provided by the NMC Student Success Center.
  • 7–8 p.m. – Volleyball for the Soul
    Location: Courts behind East Hall (Rain location: The gym located in the Rajkovich Physical Ed Building); Host: Ratio Christi
    Details: Coed volleyball outside! Ratio Christi is a fun group exploring life's most important questions. Snacks and refreshments provided. Hang out after for Speed Friending at the same location.
  • 8–9 p.m. – Speed Friending
    Location: Courts behind East Hall (Rain location: The gym located in the Rajkovich Physical Ed Building); Host: Ratio Christi
    Details: Do you want to meet people in a fast, fun way? Try Speed Friending! Here's how it works: You will be paired up with someone for a few minutes to ask "getting to know you" questions, which we will supply. (Phew, pressure's off!) When the bell rings everyone rotates to the next person. This continues until you have the opportunity to meet everyone. Snacks and refreshments provided.
  • 9 p.m.–Midnight – Glow Bowling Finale at Lucky Jack’s
    Location: 1705 S Garfield Ave; Host: NMC Student Life and Residence Life
    Details: Close out Welcome Weekend with a bang! Head over to Lucky Jack’s for free bowling. Just show your ID when you get there to get your shoes and be directed to a lane.

Monday, August 26

  • 7 a.m.–6 p.m. – NMC Bookstore expanded hours
    Location: Health & Science Building atrium, NMC Main campus
  • 8–10 a.m. – Doughnuts & Directions
    Location: Health & Science atrium, NMC Main campus
    Details: Faculty and staff will be on hand in the Health & Science atrium to help guide you to your first week of classes.
  • 3–5 p.m. – Campus Photo Scavenger Hunt
    Location: Start and end at the Osterlin Building, NMC Main campus
    Details: Learn where helpful campus resources are located AND get some amazing first-day selfies with faculty, staff and fellow Hawk Owls!
  • 5-7 p.m. – Meet, Greet, Organize and Eat!
    Location: The Osterlin Building, NMC Main campus
    Details: Get a head-start on ORGANIZING and enjoy a pizza dinner with the NMC Success Coaching Team! Meet all the resource people who will support you at NMC!

Tuesday, August 27

  • 7 a.m.–6 p.m. – NMC Bookstore expanded hours
    Location: Health & Science Building atrium, NMC Main campus
  • 8–10 a.m. – Doughnuts & Directions
    Location: Health & Science atrium, NMC Main campus
    Details: Faculty and staff will be on hand in the Health & Science atrium to help guide you to your first week of classes.
  • 11 a.m.–2 p.m. – NMC Pine Palooza
    Location: North Hall Events Tent; Host: NMC Student Life
    Details: A student fair that celebrates all things wonderful at college! Students can enjoy FREE food and live music while learning about many of our student organizations, campus resources, and community collaborators. There are also tons of games, activities and FREE giveaways!

All events will take place under the white tent on the lawn behind East Hall unless otherwise noted. All Welcome Weekend Events are free to students with a valid NMC ID.

 

Help students move in Friday, August 23!

Calling ALL faculty, staff, students and alumni — help our Hawk Owls on move-in day, Friday, August 23! Sign up for a shift, get a t-shirt, be a friendly face – many hands make light work, so let’s give our new and returning students a warm welcome!

Sign up here using your preferred email address.

Sign up solo, with a colleague, or your entire team. Please feel free to sign up for more than one shift and don’t hesitate to share this sign-up link with other NMC faculty and staff.

Questions? Feel free to contact Meg Young at myoung@nmc.edu.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!

A Big Thank You to the following for making Welcome Weekend 2018 possible:

  • Bay Area Transit Authority (BATA)
  • Businesses of East Bay Plaza
  • NMC Bookstore
  • NMC Enrollment Services
  • NMC Faculty
  • His House Christian Fellowship
  • NMC International Club
  • Lucky Jack's
  • Moomer's Homemade Ice Cream
  • Native American Student Organization
  • Pepsico
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • NMC Public Relations
  • Ratio Christi
  • NMC Residence Life
  • Sodexo
  • Spoonful of Foodies
  • NMC Student Financial Services
  • NMC Student Life
  • NMC Student Success Center
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