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2018 NMC Welcome Weekend

COMING FALL 2018 — August 24–28

New 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!
Featured 2018 prizes are:
Dell Laptop – NMC Residence Life
NMC Bookstore Gift Cards – NMC Tutoring Center
Rapid Ramen Cookers – NMC Library
Tablet – NMC Student Life Office

2018 events

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

Friday, August 24

  • 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)
    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 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

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. – NMC Bookstore expanded hours
    Location: Health & Science Building Room 101, NMC Main campus
  • Noon–2 p.m. – Residence Life Programming
    Location: Volleyball & Basketball courts (Rain location: The gym located in the Rajkovich Physical Ed Building)
    Details: Open volleyball, basketball and games; Host: Residence Life
  • 2–4 p.m. – Eat & Greet
    Location: NMC Hawk Owl Cafe´ (Oleson Center)
    Details: Free food awaits! Visit with the NMC Hawk Owl Cafe staff to talk about (and taste) Chef David’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.
  • 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: The gym located in the Rajkovich Physical Ed Building);  Host: NMC Residence Life
    Details: “Hey, You Guy-y-y-y-ys!” Join us for the classic adventure movie The Goonies, late night on the lawn. Bring your beach blankets and snacks to enjoy a fun movie under the stars. We’ll bring the popcorn.

Sunday, August 26

  • Noon–2 p.m. – Residence Life Programming
    Location: Volleyball & Basketball courts (Rain location: The gym located in the Rajkovich Physical Ed Building)
    Details: Open volleyball, basketball and games; Host: Residence Life
  • 2–3 p.m. – Photo Scavenger Hunt
    Location: North Hall Events Tent

    Details: 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, interact with each other, and maybe even learn something!
  • 3–4 p.m. – Coffee & Coloring
    Location: James Beckett 215; Host: Spoonful of Foodies

    Details: Relax and enjoy a quiet portion of the afternoon. Spoonful of Foodies is NMC’s student culinary club and they have prepared for you some scones and iced coffee. Join them to de-stress and color some foodie coloring pages.
  • 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 ice cream treats. Ratio Christi is a fun group exploring life’s most important questions.
  • 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 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.
  • 7 p.m.–10 p.m. – Glow Golf
    Location: North Hall Lawn by the Events Tent
    Details: A fun 9-hole mini golf course. Come early for competition, come late for a great glow! Host: His House Christian Fellowship at NMC

Tuesday, August 28

  • 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.

A big THANK YOU to the following for making Welcome Weekend 2018 possible:

  • Bay Area Transit Authority (BATA)
  • Businesses of East Bay Plaza
    • Domino’s
    • Tom’s
    • Biggby’s
    • Arby’s
    • Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  • NMC Bookstore
  • NMC Enrollment Services
  • NMC Faculty
  • His House Christian Fellowship
  • Lucky Jack's
  • Moomer's Homemade Ice Cream
  • Native American Student Organization
  • Pepsico
  • Potter’s Fine Pastries
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • NMC Public Relations
  • Ratio Christi
  • NMC Residence Life
  • Sodexo
  • Spoonful of Foodies
  • NMC Student Life
  • NMC Student Success Center

 

Help students move in Friday, August 24!

Calling ALL faculty, staff and students — help our Hawk Owls on move-in day, Friday, August 24! 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 and log in using your NMC email address here.

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 the 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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