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2017 NMC Welcome Weekend

Fall 2017—August 25-29

NMC hawkowl logoNew and returning NMC students were welcomed back to campus on Friday, August 25 through Tuesday, August 29 with a series of free events including a movie night, ice cream social, professor Q&A, games, prizes and glow bowling.

2017 events

Friday, August 25

  • 8 a.m.–4 p.m. – East & North Hall Move-in!
    Location: Chestnut Lot, NMC Main campus
  • 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. – NMC Bookstore extended hours
    Location: West Hall lower level
  • 11 a.m.–4 p.m. – Inflatables *
  • 11 a.m.–4 p.m. – Hot Dogs *
  • 7 p.m.–Midnight – Acme Meijer College Night with BATA
    Location: NMC Main campus (Cherry parking lot) and Acme Meijer

Saturday, August 26

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. – NMC Bookstore extended hours
    Location: West Hall lower level
  • Noon–4 p.m. – Games *
  • 4–5 p.m. – Cool off with a Hot Topic: College Students, Consent and Sex
    Join NMC student groups Voices and SUGR (Students United for Gender Rights) for discussion and ice cream on the beach
    Location: Bryant Park (see * below for rain location)
  • 5–8 p.m. – Beach Barbecue at Bryant Park
    Location: Bryant Park (see * below for rain location), Host: His House Christian Fellowship at NMC
    Description: 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).
  • 9 p.m.–Midnight – Movie Night
    Location: West Hall, Host: NMC Residence Life

Sunday, August 27

  • Noon–2 p.m. – Games *
  • 2–4 p.m. – Campus Scavenger Hunt I *
    Host: NMC International Club
    What better way is there to really check out the campus and make new friends than in a scavenger hunt! We will be offering a few different small prizes for whichever team finishes first. Come have some fun with the International Club, interact with each other, and maybe even learn something.
  • 4–5 p.m. – Don’t Put Yourself in Jeopardy!
    Location: Health Science 101, Host: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
    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: Health Science 101, Host: NMC Faculty and NMC Student Success Center
    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.
  • 7–9 p.m. – Volleyball for the Soul
    Location: Courts Behind East Hall (rain location is the gym located in the Rajkovich Physical Ed Building), Host: Ratio Christi
    Coed volleyball outside at the sand courts behind East Hall. Afterwards, hang out for refreshments and to make some new friends! Ratio Christi is a fun group exploring life’s most important questions.
  • 9 p.m.–Midnight – Glow Bowling at Lucky Jack’s
    Location: 1705 S Garfield Ave, Host: NMC Student Life and Residence Life
    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 28

  • 7 a.m.–6 p.m. – NMC Bookstore extended hours
    Location: West Hall lower level
  • 8 a.m.–Noon – SOS!
    Location: Health & Science atrium, NMC Main campus
    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.–1 p.m. – Game of Life
    Location: Health & Science atrium, Host: NMC Student Financial Services
    Faculty and staff will be on hand in the Health & Science atrium to help guide you to your first week of classes.
  • 6–8 p.m. – Campus Scavenger Hunt II
    Host: NMC International Club
    What better way is there to really check out the campus and make new friends than in a scavenger hunt! We will be offering a few different small prizes for whichever team finishes first. Come have some fun with the International Club, interact with each other, and maybe even learn something.

Tuesday, August 29

  • 7 a.m.–6 p.m. – NMC Bookstore extended hours
    Location: West Hall lower level
  • 8 a.m.–Noon. – SOS!
    Faculty and staff will be on hand in the Health & Science Building atrium to help guide you to your first week of classes.
    Location: Health & Science atrium, NMC Main campus
  • 11 a.m.–2 p.m. – NMC Pine Palooza
    A FREE student fair that celebrates all things wonderful at NMC! Students can enjoy 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 giveaways!
    Location: NMC Main campus, on the lawn between East & West Hall—under the big red and white tent!

* 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.

A Big Thank You to the following for making Welcome Weekend 2017 possible:

  • Admissions
  • Bay Area Transit Authority (BATA)
  • Bookstore
  • Faculty
  • Financial Services
  • His House Christian Fellowship
  • International Club
  • Lucky Jack's
  • Meijer of Acme
  • Moomer's Homemade Ice Cream
  • Native American Student Organization
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Public Relations
  • Ratio Christi
  • Residence Life
  • Sodexo
  • Student Life
  • Student Success Center
  • SUGR (Students United for Gender Rights)
  • Voices
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