Orientation : LEAP (Learn, Engage, Adapt, and Plan) Week 2019

Schedule of Events: LEAP (Learn, Engage, Adapt, and Plan) Week 2019

Last updated: August 16, 2019 – PLEASE NOTE: THIS SCHEDULE IS STILL SUBJECT TO CHANGE (most major dates and events are accurate but individual events will change) 


Friday, August 23

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 noon.
This T-shirt shows 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 (8/23 – 8/26) between the Midtown campus and the Westside campus, leaving Midtown on the hour starting at 6:00 a.m. and leaving Westside on the half hour. The last bus will leave from the Midtown Student Center at Midnight
The regular schedule starts 8/27/19!

MEALS
Resident
Students have to bring their Student IDs in order to receive meals. Commuter Students have to give their name to cashier in order to receive meals.

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone is open – Westside

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone is open – Midtown

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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.

9:00 a.m. – noon
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.

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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.

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU apparel. The bookstore is located on the Midtown Campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

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

10:00 a.m. – noon
BRUNCH, Midtown Student Center Restaurant (Swipe for meal plan students; Cost for others is $10.50)   Complimentary barbeque at 1pm on Science Building Lawn.

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Westside Market Place will be open for students.

10:30 a.m. – noon
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 noon.

11:30 a.m.
Alumni Legacy Photo – If one of your parents or grandparents is an alum, please join us on the front steps of Old Main for a “Next Generation” photo.

Noon 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

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

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 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.

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
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 $10.50 per person ($6.50 for children 12 and under). Family members should pay at the register in the Westside Marketplace or Midtown Student Center Restaurant. Resident students swipe your card at the cash register in the restaurant and commuter students give cashier your name.  Parents are encouraged to leave after dinner to give their students a chance to settle in.

6:30 p.m. REQUIRED
Commuter Student Workshop – Midtown Student Center 201

6:30 p.m. REQUIRED
Resident students will meet in their respective residence halls

8:30 – 10:30 p.m. 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 6:00 a.m., leaving the Midtown campus on the hour and leaving the Westside campus on the half hour.
The last bus will leave from the Midtown Student Center at Midnight
*These times are approximate – Please download the shuttle app*


Saturday, August 24

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU apparel. The bookstore is located on the Midtown campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Midtown Student Center Restaurant is open for students; Westside Marketplace is open 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

2:00 – 6:00 p.m. COME TO HAVE FUN
RecFest ’19 … 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 2-4 p.m. and the BBQ will begin at 4 p.m. So come join us and GET REC’D this fall!

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone is open – Midtown campus

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

7:30pm – 10:00pm
Open Mic, A Common Ground Community Arts & Dance Studio, 33 Crosby Street, Downtown Danbury
You are invited to strut your stuff in their exciting Open Mic/Open Stage, family-friendly monthly event.

8:00 p.m. 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 6:00 a.m., leaving the Midtown campus on the hour and leaving the Westside on the half hour.
The last bus will leave from the Midtown Student Center at Midnight
*These times are approximate – Please download the shuttle app


Sunday, August 25

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Midtown Student Center Restaurant and Westside Marketplace are open

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. REQUIRED
Voices of Students for all new students – 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.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 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 3:00 p.m. 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.

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

4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone is open – Midtown campus

6:00 p.m.
Holy Hour – Newman Center

7:00 p.m. RECOMMENDED
Tom Varano (Emotion into Art) – 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.

7:10 p.m.
Sunday Mass – Newman Center

Sunday Shuttle Bus Schedule
Bus will run continuously from 6:00 a.m., leaving the Midtown campus on the hour and leaving the Westside campus on the half hour.
Last bus will leave from the Midtown Campus Center at Midnight
*These times are approximate – Please download the shuttle app*.


 Monday, August 26

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone is open –  Westside

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

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone
is open –  Midtown

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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 their Student ID card.

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU apparel. The bookstore is located on the Midtown campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 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 2:30 and 3 p.m. in exchange for tickets to enter into the raffle for great prizes! The raffle will take place at 4 p.m., following the WCSU Center Stage Variety Show at the Danbury Palace Theater on Main Street.  Please register at Scavenger Hunt Group A link:  https://signup.com/go/wckZfGm

3:00 p.m.
Variety Show
– Palace Theater, 165 Main Street, Downtown Danbury – sponsored by Center Stage
*Scavenger Hunt raffle drawing following show

4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Daily Grind will be open

Monday Shuttle Bus Schedule
Bus will run continuously from 6:00am, leaving the Midtown campus on the hour and leaving the Westside campus on the half hour.
An extra stop added to downtown (near Patriot Garage) between 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. to enable student participation in the downtown SCAVENGER HUNT
Last bus will leave from the Midtown Campus Center at Midnight
*These times are approximate – Please download the shuttle app*


 Tuesday, August 27

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

 

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone – Westside

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

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone
– Midtown

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m
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.

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU apparel. The bookstore is located on the Midtown campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Einstein Bros Bagels
open in Haas Library on Midtown campus

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Micro Mart is open on Midtown Campus

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Westside Campus Center The Daily Grind; come for Starbucks Coffee, pastries, and late night hot food.

10:00am – 2:00pm
Enrollment Services Fair – Student Center Plaza, Rain Location: Student Center Lobby
Meet & Greet Enrollment Services (Admissions, academic advisement, Financial Aid & Student employment, Registrar, Veterans affairs) Meet staff, and enjoy music & giveaways

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Game Room is open – Midtown Student Center, 2nd floor. Open pool tables and board games available for use.

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


Wednesday, August 28

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone – Westside will be open

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Midtown Student Center Restaurant  will be open for students.

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone – Midtown

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

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU apparel. The bookstore is located on the Midtown campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

10:00am – 2:00pm
Enrollment Services Fair – Student Center Plaza, Rain Location: Student Center Lobby
Meet & Greet Enrollment Services (Admissions, academic advisement, Financial Aid & Student employment, Registrar, Veterans affairs) Meet staff, and enjoy music & giveaways

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. 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 are available at the SGA booth.

4:00 – 7:00 p.m. 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 3:00 p.m., but the Westside Café will be open. All First time/First year resident students must swipe their ID Card and commuter students give their name to cashier.

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Game Room is open – Midtown Student Center, 2nd floor. Open pool tables and board games available for use.

 

 


Thursday, August 29

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone – Westside

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone – Midtown

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Westside Market Place will be open for students.

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

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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.

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU apparel. The bookstore is located on the Midtown Campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Game Room is open – Midtown Student Center, 2nd floor. Open pool tables and board games available for use.

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Chowdown, Kennedy Park, Danbury

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Work Study Job Fair – White Hall 122
Looking for an on-campus job this year? Attend the Work Study 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 students only. RSVP at wcsu.edu/wsjf. All new and returning students with work-study are encouraged to attend.

All students can seek campus job opportunities at wcsu.edu/finaid/student-employment

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
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.

8:00 p.m. RECOMMENDED
Midtown Coffeehouse – Colonial Corner
One hour of open mic at 8:00 p.m. (sign-ups from 7:30 p.m.) followed by featured act “On the Trail” (WCSU Graduates) at 9 p.m.


Friday, August 30

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone – Westside

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone – Midtown

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Westside Market Place will be open for students.

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU apparel. The bookstore is located on the Midtown campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

6:00 p.m.
Volleyball – WCSU Vs. Emmanuel (Mass.) Colonial Classic Tournament

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

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
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, August 31

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone – Westside

10:00 a.m.
Volleyball – WCSU Vs. Penn St. – Berks
Colonial Classic Tournament

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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!

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Campus Bookstore will be open for students to purchase textbooks required for classes and WCSU apparel. The bookstore is located on the Midtown campus on the first floor of the Student Center.

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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.

1:00 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. William Paterson – Westside

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone – Midtown

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

 


Sunday, September 1

2:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Midtown Computer Center
is 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.

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone – Midtown and Westside

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


Monday, September 2

LABOR DAY – NO CLASSES

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone – Westside

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Colonial Fitness Zone – Midtown

1:00 p.m. – 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, dodge ball, tug of war, pie eating contest and much more! Come out on Labor Day to help your Residence Hall win!

6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Game Room is open – Midtown Student Center, 2nd floor. Open pool tables 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