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2018 NMC Welcome Weekend

COMING FALL 2018 — August 24–28

NMC hawkowl logoNew and returning NMC students will be welcomed back to campus on Friday, August 24 through Tuesday, August 28 with a series of free events including a movie night, ice cream social, professor Q&A, games, prizes and glow bowling.

And last year, over $1,000 worth of prizes were awarded!

2018 events

Friday, August 24

  • 8 a.m.–4 p.m. – East & North Hall Move-in!
    Location: Chestnut Lot, NMC Main campus
  • 11 a.m.–3 p.m. – Hot Dogs & Refreshments
    Location: Welcome Tent, North Hall lawn; Host: NMC Student Life Office
  • 5–7 p.m. – Floor meetings
    Location: East & North Hall, NMC Main campus
  • 7–10 p.m. – East Bay College Night with BATA
    Location: NMC Main campus and East Bay Plaza
    Details: Students will receive giveaways and deals at restaurants and stores within the East Bay Plaza.

Saturday, August 25

  • Noon–2 p.m. – Residence Life Programming
  • 2–4 p.m. – Game of Life

    Location: Welcome Tent, North Hall lawn; Host: NMC Student Financial Services
    Details: Come learn the cost of life playing NMC's Game of Life! Students will pick their career based on their program of study, learn their salary and go to different “stations” to determine affording a home, transportation, student loan repayment costs, and other living expenses. This activity will help students learn how to budget for life expenses in a fun way.

  • 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).

  • 9 p.m.–Midnight – Movie Night

    Location: NMC lawn (Rain location: NMC Gym); Host: NMC Residence Life
    Details: Join us for a late night movie on the lawn. Bring your beach blankets and snacks to enjoy a fun movie under the stars.

Sunday, August 26

  • Noon–2 p.m. – Residence Life Programming
  • 2–3 p.m. – Campus Scavenger Hunt
    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: James Beckett 215; 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 215; 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.
  • 7–9 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 at the sand courts behind East Hall. Afterwards, hang out for flavored iced coffee and other refreshments. 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
    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 27

  • 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.

Tuesday, August 28

  • 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: Welcome Tent, North Hall lawn; Host: NMC Student Life

    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.

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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