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Weekender

Events from Thursday, 8/22 through Sunday, 8/25, 2019

How is the WEEKENDER different from the WOW? The WEEKENDER includes events happening in Downtown Danbury and the Residence Halls!

 

Legend:
Art, Music, Theatre and Other Live Performances
Athletics
Career Success Center
Film
Housing & Residence Life
Lectures and Workshops
Recreation and Wellness
Social
Student Organization Meetings
Trips
Other

Thursday, 8/22

Downtown Danbury ChowdownTRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION: For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/summer/.

DOWNTOWN CHOWDOWN: Danbury Food trucks at Kennedy Park from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Enjoy food from Liberty Rock, Pink Elephant, or Rice and Beans. Live music sponsored by Savings Bank of Danbury.


Friday, 8/23

DANBURY SYMPHONY AUDITIONS: Music Director and Conductor, Ariel Rudiakov, will hold auditions for new members of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra on August 23. Please call the Danbury Music Centre at 203-748-1716 to schedule your audition.

SHUTTLE: Buses will run continuously, leaving the Westside Campus Center on the hour and the Midtown Student Center on the half hour, from 6 a.m. until midnight. Download the shuttle app for real-time information. [More information]

RECREATION FACILITIES: The Colonial Fitness Zone (Westside) will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; the Colonial Fitness Zone (Midtown) will be open from 8 a.m. Move-in Dayto 10 p.m. [More information]

COMPUTER CENTERS: The Midtown and Westside Computer Centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students can use available computers and print by swiping their student ID card. [More information]

MOVE-IN DAY: Resident student check-in and move-in will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the residence halls. Students need to move in during their appointed, color-coded move-in time only. [More information]

ORIENTATION/LEAP WEEK SLIDE SHOW: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Midtown Student Center Theater will run a slide show of photos from this year’s Orientation and last year’s LEAP week. [More information]

BOOKSTORE: The Campus Bookstore on the first floor of the Midtown Student Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. [More information]

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: Available for students and their families from 10 a.m. to noon in the Midtown Student Center Restaurant. No hot food available. Students on meal plans can use a swipe; the cost for others is $5.90. [More information]

2018 Alumni Legacy PhotoWESTSIDE MARKETPLACE: Will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for students. [More information]

CAMPUS TOURS: One-hour tours of the Midtown campus will leave from the Midtown Student Center Plaza at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. [More information]

COMMUTER STUDENT CHECK-IN: Commuter students can check in from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Midtown Student Center Plaza. [More information]

ALUMNI LEGACY PHOTO: Incoming students and their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and other relatives who graduated from WCSU will participate in an Alumni Legacy Photo at 11:30 a.m. on the front steps of Old Main (Midtown). [More information]

ASSEMBLE FOR ENTERING THE GATES CEREMONY: Incoming students are required to assemble for the Entering the Gates ceremony at noon on the Midtown campus. Please wear your LEAP Week t-shirt, which is available at the Orientation Headquarters tent on the Midtown campus. [More information]

ENTERING THE GATES CEREMONY: WCSU will hold its traditional “Entering the Gates” ceremony at 12:30 p.m. through the gates on the Midtown campus. Faculty, staff, alumni and new and returning students will take the ceremonial walk through the gates to signify the start of another school year. Required for new students. [More information]

Entering the Gates CeremonyBBQ: WCSU will host a barbecue from 1 to 3 p.m. on the Science Building lawn (Midtown). Enjoy food, music, mingling and photo opportunities. Required for new students. [More information]

DINNER: Families are welcome to join students in the Midtown Student Center Restaurant and Westside Marketplace from 4 to 7 p.m. Students on meal plans must use a meal swipe; family members pay $10 per person/$6 for children 12 and under. [More information]

COMMUTER STUDENT WORKSHOP: Required meeting for new commuters at 6:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the Midtown Student Center. [More information]

RESIDENT STUDENT MEETINGS: Required meeting for new resident students at 6:30 p.m. in their respective residence halls. [More information]

SUMMER IN THE CITY CONCERT: Hailey Knox will perform on the CityCenter Danbury Green at 7 p.m.

PLAYFAIR (WCSU students only)WCSU will present “Playfair” at 8:30 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall (Midtown). Required for incoming students, this is “the most popular campus attraction in history for new student orientation programs” and “the perfect way to make new campus friendships.” Wear PlayFaircomfortable clothes. [More information]


Saturday, 8/24

CITYCENTER DANBURY FARMER’S MARKET: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the CityCenter Danbury Green. [More information]

DINING: Midtown Student Center Restaurant will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Westside Marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. [More information]

BOOKSTORE: The Campus Bookstore on the first floor of the Midtown Student Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. [More information]

SHUTTLE: Buses will run continuously, leaving the Westside Campus Center on the hour and the Midtown Student Center on the half hour, from 6 a.m. until midnight. Download the shuttle app for real-time information. [More information]

RECREATION FACILITIES: The Colonial Fitness Zone (Midtown) will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. [More information]

RECFEST ’19: WestConn Recreation will host “RecFest ’19” from 2 to 6 p.m. on the Science Building lawn (Midtown) (rain location is Berkshire Hall). The theme is “water,” so come prepared to get wet! Have fun with slip-and-slide kickball, water wars, water pong, and a photo booth, or test your riding skills on the RecFest '19mechanical 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 to 4 p.m. and the BBQ will start at 4 p.m. [More information]

BBQ: There will be a barbecue from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on the Science Building field (Midtown). The Midtown Student Center Restaurant will close at 3 p.m.; Westside Cafe will remain open. First-time/first-year students must swipe their ID card at the barbecue.

ILLUSIONIST JOEL MEYERS: PAC will host illusionist Joel Meyers at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown). Meyer’s show is filled with non-stop laughs, audience participation and incredible off-the-cuff, never-seen-before magic. All led by his larger-than-life personality and charm. From masterful sleight of hand with playing cards and everyday objects, to mind-reading; levitating sunglasses and haunted furniture, to your childhood dreams becoming a reality right before your eyes, this is a presentation not to be forgotten. [More information]

DIRTY DANCING MOVIE PARTY: ($20/$15) Have the time of your life when this party comes to The Palace at 8 p.m. This has got to be the most fun you can have at a movie! Sway along with Swayze 💜 and sing along to the soundtrack. Come dressed in your favorite Catskills clothing, grab a themed prop pack, and learn to dance the Mambo. Nobody is gonna put you in the corner at The Palace on 165 Main Street in Danbury! Questions? Please all the Box Office at (203) 794-9944 Dirty Dancing Party at The Palacefrom 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

TREEHOUSE COMEDY LIVE AT IVES: Ives Concert Park will present Treehouse Comedy Live, featuring Gemini! with Marion Grodin and Brian Barganier, at 8:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). [Tickets and information]


Sunday, 8/25

SHUTTLE: Buses will run continuously, leaving the Westside Campus Center on the hour and the Midtown Student Center on the half hour, from 6 a.m. until midnight. Download the shuttle app for real-time information. [More information]

CHICHA FEST: The Chicha Fest, a daylong family event, will be from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). Tickets can be purchased at the gate. [More information]

VOICES OF STUDENTS: WCSU will host “Voices of Students,” an event required for all new students, at 1 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown). Orientation leaders will present a series of vignettes to introduce incoming students to a variety of issues that they will face during their transition to college. [More information]

WCSU LIFE HACKS: WCSU will host “University 101: WCSU Life Hacks,” an event required for new students. This program will introduce a variety of programs and services that are important to student success at WCSU. An introduction at 3 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown), will be followed by a sequence of approximately 10 different programs and offices that are sponsoring information tables. A raffle for a variety of prizes will be held at the end of the program for those who have visited each of the information tables. [More information]

DINING: Midtown Student Center Restaurant will be open for brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and for dinner from 4 to 6 p.m.; Westside Marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. [More information]

RECREATION FACILITIES: The Colonial Fitness Zone (Midtown) is open from 4 to 10 p.m. [More information]

HOLY HOUR AND MASS: The Newman Center will host Holy Hour at 6 p.m. and Mass at 7:10 p.m., at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the Midtown campus. For more information, email hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

Tom VaranoSPEED PAINTER TOM VARANO: PAC will host Tom the Painter Varano for a speed painting-to-music event at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown). Varano creates custom portraits of famous people on a large canvas in a matter of minutes while choreographed to music. Free and open to WCSU students only. [More information]

 


For a complete listing of all upcoming events, please click here. All listings are subject to change.

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