Orientation : LEAP (Learn, Engage, Adapt, and Plan) Week 2018

Schedule of Events: LEAP (Learn, Engage, Adapt, and Plan) Week 2018

Last updated: August 21, 2018 


Friday, August 24

MOVE-IN DAY

T-SHIRTS
In order to prepare for your first of many traditions at WCSU, collect your Free commemorative LEAP Week T-shirt at Orientation Headquarters on the Midtown Student Center Plaza before 12 pm.  This T-shirt is a time to show pride in your new beginnings at WCSU! It’s created new and unique each year for this special occasion. Wear the T-shirt during the “Entering the Gates” ceremony, at future sporting events, and on WCSU Wednesdays.

SHUTTLE UPDATE:
The WCSU Shuttle will run Friday through Monday (8/24 – 8/27) between the Westside campus and the Midtown campus, leaving Westside on the hour starting at (7:00 a.m. on 8/24 only) then at 11:00 a.m. and leaving Midtown on the half hour.  The last bus will leave from the Midtown Student Center at 11:30 p.m.
The regular schedule starts 8/28/18!

MEALS
Resident and Commuter
Students have to bring their Student IDs in order to receive meals.

7:00am – 10:00 pm
Colonial Fitness Zone is open – Midtown

8:00am-4:00pm
Midtown Computer Center and Westside Computer Center are open. Students are welcome to use available computers. Students are also able to print in black and white or in color by swiping their Student ID card.

9:00am – 12:00pm
Resident Student Check-in and Move-in will take place in each student’s residence hall.
Students need to move in during their appointed color-coded move-in time only. Members of various student organizations and athletic teams will be available to assist with luggage.

9:00am – 1:00pm
Midtown Student Center Theater is open for students and parents to watch a slideshow presentation of photos from this year’s orientation, and last year’s LEAP Week.

9:00am-3:00pm
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU appeal. The bookstore is located on the Midtown Campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

10:00am and 11:00am
Tours of Midtown campus – leave from the Midtown Student Center Plaza. Each tour lasts approx. 1 hour.

10:00am – 12:00pm
Fancy Continental Breakfast available in Midtown Student Center Restaurant
No hot food available. (Swipe for meal plan students; Cost for others is $5.90)

10:00am – 7:00pm
The Westside Market Place will be open for students.

10:30am – 12:00pm
Commuter Student Check-in in the Midtown Student Center Plaza (rain site Student Center Lobby). Commuter students do not need to be here early unless they want to take a tour or come for other activities such as the Alumni photo. Main activities for commuters begin with the line-up at 12pm.

11:30am
Alumni Legacy Photo – If one of your Parents or Grandparents is Alum, please join us on the front steps of Old Main for a “Next Generation” photo.

12:00pm REQUIRED
Assemble for the Entering the Gates ceremony.  Please wear your LEAP Week t-shirt, which you pick up in the Orientation Headquarters tent on the Midtown Student Center Plaza

12:30pm REQUIRED
Entering the Gates ceremony leading directly to the Barbeque on the Science Building Lawn

1:00pm – 3:00pm REQUIRED
Barbeque on the Science Building Lawn – Join us for a barbeque immediately following the Entering the Gates ceremony. Enjoy food, music, mingling and photo opportunities on the Science Building Lawn. Get tickets for you and your family at the Orientation Headquarters tent on Midtown Student Center Plaza.

4:00pm – 7:00pm
Dinner at the Midtown Student Center Restaurant and Westside Marketplace
Families are welcome to join the students. Meal plans are active, so resident students need to swipe their card. The cost for family members is $10.00 per person ($6.00 for children 12 and under). Family members should purchase tickets at the Midtown Student Center information desk or may pay at the register in the Westside Marketplace or Midtown Student Center Restaurant..  Students need to bring their Western ID. All students swipe your card at the cash register in the restaurant. Parents are encouraged to leave after dinner to give their students a chance to settle in.

6:30pm REQUIRED
Commuter Student Workshop in the Midtown Student Center 201

6:30pm REQUIRED
Resident students will meet in their respective residence halls

8:30pm – 10:30pm REQUIRED
PLAYFAIR –Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall – PlayFair is the most popular campus attraction in history for new student orientation programs.” – “This is totally unlike anything else you have ever experienced! It’s entertainment!” – “It’s fun!” – “It’s the perfect way to make new campus friendships.”

Friday Shuttle Bus Schedule
Bus will run continuously from 7:00am, leaving the Westside campus on the hour and leaving the Student Center (Midtown campus) on the half hour.
The last bus will leave from the Midtown Student Center at 11:30pm.
*These times are approximate – Please download the shuttle app*

 

Saturday, August 25

10:00am-2:00pm
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU appeal. The bookstore is located on the Midtown Campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

10:00am – 3:00pm
Midtown Student Center Restaurant is open for students; Westside Marketplace is open 10:00am – 7:00pm

2:00pm – 6:00pm COME TO HAVE FUN
RecFest ’18 … Come find us on the Science Building Lawn (rain location will be Berkshire Gym). The theme this year is “water”, so come prepared to get wet! Have fun with slip-and-slide kickball, water wars, water pong, and our photo booth or test your riding skills on the mechanical shark. You can also head into the gym for a friendly game of volleyball or dodgeball. Ice Cream Emergency will be on site from 2-4pm and the BBQ will begin at 4pm. So come join us and GET REC’D this fall!

2:00pm – 8:00pm
Colonial Fitness Zone is open – Midtown

4:00pm – 6:30pm COME TO HAVE FUN
Barbeque on the REC Field Science Building The Midtown Student Center Restaurant will be closed after 3:00pm, but the Westside Café will be open. All First time/First year students must swipe their ID Card.

8:00pm RECOMMENDED
Illusionist Joel Meyers, Ives Concert Hall. Sponsored by the PAC (Programs Activities Council)
Get ready for a fast paced journey that NBC calls “A roller coaster ride!” Filled with non-stop laughs, audience participation, and incredible off the cuff never before seen magic. All led by Joel’s larger than life personality and charm. From masterful sleight of hand with playing cards and everyday objects, to minds read, to levitating sunglasses and haunted furniture, to your childhood dreams becoming a reality right before your eyes. This is a presentation we GUARANTEE you will never forget!

Saturday Shuttle Bus Schedule
Bus will run continuously from 11:00am, leaving the Westside campus on the hour and leaving the Student Center (Midtown campus) on the half hour.
The last bus will leave from the Midtown Student Center at 11:30pm.
*These times are approximate – Please download the shuttle app

 

Sunday, August 26

11:00am
Sunday Mass – Newman Center

11:00am – 1:00pm
Brunch at the Midtown Student Center Restaurant; Westside Marketplace is open 10:00am – 7pm

1:00pm – 3:00pm REQUIRED
Voices of Students for all new students in Ives Concert Hall,
Orientation Leaders present a series of vignettes to incoming students to introduce them to a variety of issues that they will be facing as they make their transition to college followed by time to talk with OLs about vignettes and ask any other questions students may have.

3:00pm – 5:00pm REQUIRED
University 101: WCSU Life Hacks in Warner Hall– this program will introduce a variety of programs and services that are important to student success at WCSU. An introduction in Ives Concert Hall will start at 3:00pm and will be followed by a sequence of approximately ten different program/offices that are sponsoring information tables; here you will have the opportunity to speak with staff about their services. A raffle for a variety of cool prizes will be held at the end of the program for those who have visited each of the information tables.

4:00pm – 6:30pm
Dinner at the Midtown Student Center Restaurant and Westside Marketplace

4:00pm – 10:00 pm
Colonial Fitness Zone is open– Midtown

8:00pm RECOMMENDED
Tom Varano (Emotion into Art) in Ives Concert Hall
Tom has adopted speed painting mixed with inspirational speaking as an additional form of encouragement. Tom uses fingertips, palms and multiple brushes to paint custom portraits and famous people on a 4 foot by 5 foot canvas in just a matter of minutes. His creations are all choreographed to loud music that is powerful and draws the audience into what is being created on the blank canvas. Tom’s Emotion Into Art™ is described as taking his audience through an amazing journey of excitement, suspense, cheer, motivation and surprise. His ability to captivate his audience and share the experience of color, music, and action is a way to bring people into the world of art, inspiration and creativity.

Sunday Shuttle Bus Schedule
Bus will run continuously from 11:00am, leaving the Westside campus on the hour and leaving the Student Center (Midtown campus) on the half hour.
Last bus will leave from the Midtown Campus Center at 11:30pm.
*These times are approximate – Please download the shuttle app*

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 Monday, August 27

7:00am – 10:00pm
Colonial Fitness Zone is open – Midtown and Westside

7:30am – 8:30pm
The Midtown Student Center Restaurant and the Westside Market Place will be open for students.

8:00am-11:00pm
Midtown Computer Center, and Westside Computer Center are open. Students are welcomed to use available computers. Students are also able to print in black and white, or in color by swiping there Student ID card.

10:00am-4:00pm
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU appeal. The bookstore is located on the Midtown Campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

1:00pm – 4:00pm REQUIRED
Downtown Danbury Scavenger Hunt meet in Student Center Theater to then board Trolley, shuttle, vans or walk to your starting point in Downtown Danbury.  This scavenger hunt is more than a hunt, it’s a game and playing is easy.  Walk around downtown and discover all the fun and exciting places this enchanting, diverse neighborhood has to offer that will be you home away from home for the next few years. Go places. Collect a stamp at each of the places you visit and submit your Passport at The Danbury Palace Theatre between 3:30pm and 4pm in exchange for tickets to enter into the raffle for great prizes! The raffle will take place at 5 pm, following the WCSU Center Stage Variety Show at the Danbury Palace Theatre.

4:00pm
Variety Show – Palace Theater, 165 Main Street, Downtown Danbury – sponsored by Center Stage
*Scavenger Hunt raffle drawing following show

Monday Shuttle Bus Schedule
Bus will run continuously from 11:00am, leaving the Westside campus on the hour and leaving the Student Center (Midtown campus) on the half hour.
An extra stop added to downtown (near Patriot Garage) between 12:30-5:30pm to enable student participation in the downtown SCAVENGER HUNT
Last bus will leave from the Midtown Campus Center at 11:30pm.
*These times are approximate – Please download the shuttle app*


 Tuesday, August 28

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

 

7:00am – 10:00pm
Colonial Fitness Zone – Midtown and Westside will be open

7:30am – 8:30pm
The Midtown Student Center Restaurant and the Westside Market Place will be open for students.

8:00am-11:00pm
Midtown Computer Center and Westside Computer Center are open. Students are welcomed to use available computers. Students are also able to print in black and white, or in color by swiping there Student ID card.

8:00am – 11:30pm
Westside Campus Center The Daily Grind; come for Starbucks Coffee, pastries, and late night hot food.

9:00am-6:00pm
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU appeal. The bookstore is located on the Midtown Campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

11:00am – 8:00pm
Game Room is open – Midtown Student Center, 2nd floor
Open pool and board games available for use

The Shuttle Bus resumes its regular schedule – see wcsu.edu/shuttle/schedule.htm

 


Wednesday, August 29

7:00am – 10:00pm
Colonial Fitness Zone – Midtown and Westside will be open

7:30am – 8:30pm
The Midtown Student Center Restaurant and Westside Market Place will be open for students.

8:00am-11:00pm
Midtown Computer Center, and Westside Computer Center are open. Students are welcomed to use available computers. Students are also able to print in black and white, or in color by swiping there Student ID card.

8:00am – 11:30pm
Westside Campus Center The Daily Grind; come for Starbucks Coffee, pastries, and late night hot food.

9:00am-6:00pm
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU appeal. The bookstore is located on the Midtown Campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

11:00am – 8:00pm
Game Room is open – Midtown Student Center, 2nd floor
Open pool and board games available for use

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Welcome Back Spaghetti Dinner – free dinner at the Newman Center on 8th Avenue for all students, faculty, and staff.  Look for more Newman Dinners throughout the fall semester.

8:00pm
“Jumanji” movie on the Science Building Lawn (rain location is Student Center Theater) Sponsored by PAC

 


Thursday, August 30

7:00am – 10:00pm
Colonial Fitness Zone – Midtown and Westside will be open

7:30am – 8:30pm
The Westside Market Place will be open for students.

8:00am – 11:30pm
Westside Campus Center The Daily Grind; come for Starbucks Coffee, pastries, and late night hot food

8:00am-11:00pm
Midtown Computer Center, and Westside Computer Center are open. Students are welcomed to use available computers. Students are also able to print in black and white, or in color by swiping there Student ID card.

9:00am-6:00pm
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU appeal. The bookstore is located on the Midtown Campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

11:00am – 8:00pm
Game Room is open – Midtown Student Center, 2nd floor
Open pool and board games available for use

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Student Employment Job Fair – Warner Hall
Looking for an on-campus job this year? Attend the Student Employment job fair! Representatives from various on-campus departments and specific off-campus organizations will be present with part-time job opportunities for federal work-study and non-work-study students. No pre-registration required for students. All new and returning students are encouraged to attend.

2:00pm – 4:30pm REQUIRED
Clubs Carnival sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA)
Your Student Government Association is sponsoring Clubs Carnival on the Fairfield Hall front lawn (Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall in case of rain).  This is your opportunity to learn about the many student organizations at Western. There will be amusements and more.  Get involved; join an organization.  Raffle tickets available at the SGA booth.

4:00pm – 7:00pm COME TO HAVE FUN
Barbeque on the Fairfield Lawn (Midtown Student Center Restaurant in case of rain). The Midtown Student Center Restaurant is closed after 3:00pm, but the Westside Café will be open. All First time/First year students must swipe their ID Card.

6:30pm
Newman Club Outdoor Games
Enjoy playing outdoor games on the Litchfield Lawn with the Newman Club. Come and have fun playing games like corn hole, ring toss and others for the chance to win small prizes.

8:00pm RECOMMENDED
Midtown CoffeehouseColonial Corner
One hour of open mic at 8:00pm (sign-ups from 7:30pm) followed by featured act Ian Murray (WCSU Graduate) at 9pm.

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Friday, August 31

7:00am – 10:00pm
Colonial Fitness Zone – Midtown and Westside

7:30am – 8:30pm
The Westside Market Place will be open for students.

8:00am-4:00pm
Midtown Computer Center, and Westside Computer Center are open. Students are welcomed to use available computers. Students are also able to print in black and white, or in color by swiping there Student ID card.

9:00am-5:00pm
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU appeal. The bookstore is located on the Midtown Campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

4:00pm
Men’s Soccer vs. Vassar

4:00pm
Volleyball – WCSU vs. FDU-Florham. Colonial Classic Tournament

6:00pm
Volleyball- WCSU vs. Lasell. Colonial Classic Tournament

6:00pm – 11:00pm
Game Room is open – Midtown Student Center, 2nd floor

7:00pm
Pool Tournament in the Game Room located on the 2nd floor of the Midtown Student Center

7:00pm
Field Hockey- WCSU vs. Regis (Mass.) in the Westside Athletic Complex.

7:30pm – 9:30pm
Danbury Ice Arena – Ice skating hours are open now for the public! Student admission is $9 and $4 Skate Rental. For more information call (203) 794-1704 or check out their website: www.danburyice.com.

 

 Saturday, September 1

10:00am
Volleyball- WCSU vs. Salve Regina. Colonial Classic Tournament

10:00am – 2:00pm
Affiliate program: CityCenter Danbury: Farmers’ Market at Danbury Green. Every Friday until the end of October the Farmers’ Market has a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables for purchase along with live music. Free gift, Treasure hunt; Get your Labor Day supplies!

10:00am-2:00pm
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU appeal. The bookstore is located on the Midtown Campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

10:00am-4:00pm
Colonial Fitness Zone –Westside

11:00am-6:00pm
Midtown Computer Center, and Westside Computer Center are open. Students are welcomed to use available computers. Students are also able to print in black and white, or in color by swiping there Student ID card.

1:00pm RECOMMENDED
Forever Grateful Music Fest at Ives Concert Park
Celebrating the music and culture of the Grateful Dead and Beyond! Forever Grateful returns for its 4th year of celebrating the music and culture of the Grateful Dead and Beyond! WCSU Students: $5.00 *Must Show Valid ID*

2:00pm
Volleyball- WCSU vs. Simmons. Colonial Classic Tournament

2:00pm-8:00pm
Colonial Fitness Zone – Midtown

6:00pm – 11:00pm
Game Room is open – Midtown Student Center, 2nd floor
Open pool and board games available for use

7:00pm
Corn Hole Tournament in Game Room located on 2nd floor of Midtown Student Center

9:00pm
Karaoke in the Game Room located in the Midtown Student Center on the 2nd floor


Sunday, September 2

1:00-9:00pm RECOMMENDED
Caribbean Cultural Jerk Festival at Ives Concert Park
Heart and Soul Ent. Is back again! The 2018 Caribbean Cultural Jerk Fest is kicking off today with incredible musical talent for everyone to enjoy. WCSU Students: $5.00 *Must Show Valid ID*

2:00pm-10:00pm
Midtown Computer Center is open. Students are welcomed to use available computers. Students are also able to print in black and white, or in color by swiping there Student ID card.

4:00pm – 10:00pm
Colonial Fitness Zone – Midtown and Westside will be open

6:00pm – 11:00pm
Game Room is open – Midtown Student Center, 2nd floor
Open pool and board games available for use


Monday, September 3

LABOR DAY – NO CLASSES

7:00am – 10:00pm
Colonial Fitness Zone – Midtown and Westside will be open

1:00pm – late afternoon
Colonial Wars is the kickoff event to the yearlong series of events in the Chuck’s Cup program. Each hall will create a banner to represent their team and come together wearing building colors to compete in multiple events including volleyball, dodgeball, tug of war, pie eating contest and much more! Come out on Labor Day to help your Residence Hall win!

6:00pm – 11:00pm
Game Room is open – Midtown Student Center, 2nd floor
Open pool and board games available for use

 

LEAP WEEK HEADQUARTERS is located at the
TENT ON THE STUDENT CENTER PLAZA

 Most activities are free to students unless otherwise noted

Updates will be available at the
Midtown Student Center & Westside Campus Center Information Desks

All programs are subject to change without notice