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Opening Week Events

Opening Week Events

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    Sunday Holy Mass
    7:00 PM

    Sunday Holy Mass will be celebrated at 7:00PM in Moloney Hall. Confessions will be heard before and after Mass.

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    Opening Speaker! - Bree Newsome
    7:30 PM

    Born with an artist's soul and spirit, Bree Newsome has always been sensitive to the essential role that art and symbols play in shaping culture and consciousness.  As she watched the funeral of Rev. Clemenza Pinkney, one of 9 people slaughtered in the name of white supremacy at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, SC, she recognized the message being communicated clearly by the U.S. flag and the SC state flag at half-staff while the Confederate flag remained fully furled. Refusing to accept the premise of this image - that white supremacy is supreme, untouchable and invincible - she scaled the 30ft flagpole in front of the SC statehouse and removed the "stars and bars" declaring, "This flag comes down today!" Bree's intention was to create a new image, a new symbol and a new consciousness of the power inherent in direct action.  The iconic picture of her on the pole, flag in hand has become a touchstone of empowerment for disenfranchised people around the world.

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    Opening Week - Afterhours at Target
    9:00 PM

    Get your shopping lists ready because Target is open only for you, UMass Lowell! Busses will be running from Fox Hall bus stop on East Campus, Riverview Suites bus stop on South Campus, & the ICC!!

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    Opening Week - H.E.A.L.L. LLC Kick-Off Event
    11:00 AM
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    Opening Week - HEALL Upper Class Kick Off
    11:00 AM

    Residence Life will host our annual HEALL UpperClass Kick Off event. 

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    ISSO Check-in Session
    1:00 PM
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    Opening Week - Open Skate
    1:00 PM

    TBD

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    Opening Week - Honors LLC - Kickoff Picnic - Rain Location
    2:00 PM

    Honors LLC Kickoff Event - Rain Location 

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    Opening Week - Media Makers LLC Kick-Off Event
    3:00 PM

    LLC Kick-Off Event for Media Makers LLC. TV Studio Tour led by Wael Kamal - Location: TV Studio in Mahoney Hall

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    Campus Rec Opening Day
    3:00 PM

    The crc will be featuring open programing for interested students to get a feel for what the building has to offer. 

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    Opening Week - Multicultural Advocates of Tomorrow LLC Kick-Off Event
    7:00 PM

    Kick-Off Event for the Multicultural Advocates of Tomorrow LLC - Location: Fox Hall

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    UML Opening Week Spinners Game
    7:00 PM

    The Lowell Spinners are the Boston Red Sox of tomorrow! Already, several top Red Sox prospects have stopped in Lowell on their climb up the minor league ladder. In 1999, third baseman Wilton Veras, who played in Lowell in 1996, became the first ex-Spinner to reach the Red Sox, the first of over 80 future major leaguers who started their careers in Lowell.

    Come out and enjoy a UMass Lowell Student Night.  By using your your UMass Lowell ID you will get free entrance into the park.  On this night there will be some other special surprises as well, but you will have to be there to see what those are.

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    Opening Week - Comedic Magician: Tim Gabrielson
    9:00 PM

    A native of Minnesota, Tim began performing at a local theme park at age 16. His comedic wit and natural timing combined with magical prowess quickly made him a park favorite.  He soon became in-demand nationally for his riveting show combining clean humor and highly-skilled magic. It didn¿t take long to gain the attention of agents and producers alike¿which landed him fill-in spots for Vegas headliners like Ron Lucas and Mac King¿before acquiring his own room at The House of Blues in Mandalay Bay on the Vegas Strip.

    When Tim realized, however, that his humor was touching lives by allowing people to see beyond their immediate hardships, he began infusing his highly-entertaining show with a simple and profound take-away message. His signature message about the power of positive choice and responding rather than reacting blends comedy and breathtaking magic with principles for creating a more meaningful and enthusiastic life¿starting now. Today, Tim is a keynote speaker who blends comedy, magic, and inspirational principles as he presents to corporations and educational groups¿equipping them to live with more joy and intentionality.

    Tim¿s journey has been both magical and inspiring. He has entertained hundreds of thousands along the way and come to this realization: It is less about the hour-long entertainment and more about the lifelong influence. He has masterfully crafted his message while sharing tools-of-the-trade for real-life improvements all the while entertaining everyone in attendance.

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    Opening Week - LGBTQ Resources Ice Cream
    9:00 PM

    UMass Lowell is an inclusive communities, and Ally Space training is one of the many ways that you can support students who identify with the GLBTQQ community. Get to LGBTQ Resources & have some ice cream too!

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    Opening Week - Business Innovation LLC Kick-Off Event
    11:00 AM

    LLC Kick-Off Event for the Business Innovation Community.  This will be a brunch and tour of the Innovation Hub located near the downtown area.

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    Opening Week - Rec-It & ROTC LLC Kick-Off Event
    11:00 AM

    Rec-It & ROTC LLC Kick-Off Event at the Boathouse

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    Opening Week - Club Sport Leadership Training
    12:00 PM
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    Opening Week - South Festival
    12:00 PM

    TBD

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    Opening Week - World Passport LLC Kick-Off Event
    1:00 PM

    LLC Kick-Off event for the World Passport LLC - Lunch for LLC Students at a cultural restaurant in Downtown Lowell - Location TBA

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    Opening Week - Creative Artists LLC Kick-Off Event
    2:00 PM

    LLC Kick-Off Event for the Creative Artist community.  Join us for a fun afternoon of tie-dye and team builders. This will be held on the Sheehy Back Patio.

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    ISSO Current Student Check-In Sessions
    9:00 AM
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    New Student Convocation
    10:00 AM

    Convocation is the formal welcome for all students entering the UMass Lowell academic community. It serves as the ceremonial start for new students, just as Commencement serves as the ceremonial finish for seniors. This year's keynote speaker is Corey Ciocchetti, an associate professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, who speaks to thousands of students each year on the topic of ¿authentic success¿ and living an ethical life.

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    Opening Week - Club Fair
    12:00 PM

    With over 200+ organizations there is definitely something for for everyone. Experience all you can get involved in this year at Club Fair! Immediately following Convocation, there will be a free BBQ.

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    Opening Week - Walk a Mile In Her Shoes
    1:00 PM

    With one hundred pairs of high heels on hand, UMass Lowell will literally be walking a mile in someone else¿s shoes to raise awareness for sexual violence prevention. Stop by at Club Fair to show your support and maybe take the first step to creating a safer campus community.

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    Opening Week - Transfer Welcome
    2:00 PM

    TBD

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    Opening Week - Greek Life LLC Kick-Off Event
    4:30 PM

    LLC Kick-Off Event for the Greek Life LLC - 1301 Middlesex & Donahue Hall - Door Decorating for Greek Life LLC students in their respective Hall

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    Opening Week - Greek Life Info Session
    7:00 PM

    Interested in Greek Life? Want to know what it's all about? Come meet the Greeks and have all your questions answered!

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    Opening Week - What's Up Wednesday
    7:00 PM

    TBD

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    01
    ISSO Current Student Check-In Sessions
    9:00 AM
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    01
    Office of Multicultural Affairs: Meet and Greet
    2:00 PM

    Meet and greet with the office of multicultural affairs.

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    01
    DifferenceMaker LLC Kick-Off Event
    4:00 PM

    DifferenceMaker LLC Kick-Off Event in Bourgeois Hall 4th floor lounge.

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    Welcome Back Night
    4:00 PM

    Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and Lowell City Manager Kevin Murphy invite you to participate in Welcome Back Night in downtown Lowell on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 4 to 8:30 p.m.

    Students, faculty and staff are invited to the event, which will kick off with a social media scavenger hunt and end with a social at Mill No 5. Tours beginning at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center will highlight hot spots in downtown Lowell and include historical and cultural attractions along the way. See www.uml.edu/welcomebacknight for details.

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    Veterans' Welcome and Orientation
    5:00 PM
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    Opening Week - WISE LLC Kick-Off Event
    5:00 PM

    LLC Kick-Off Event for the Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) LLC Kick-Off Event - 1st Floor Leitch Hall

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    Opening Week - Developing Leaders in Engineering (DLE) LLC Kick-Off Event
    5:00 PM

    LLC Kick-Off Event for the Developing Leaders in Engineering LLC. Location: Fox Hall, 3rd Floor Lounge

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    Opening Week - Living Allegro LLC Kick-Off Event
    7:00 PM

    LLC Kick-Off Event for the Living Allegro LLC. Location: Sheey/Concordia Hall to depart for Jazz Concert at Luna Theater

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    02
    ISSO Current Student Check-In Sessions
    9:00 AM
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    02
    Opening Week - Roller Skating Night - Rain Location
    7:00 PM

    TBD

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    02
    Smores Social! With Catholic Student Union
    8:15 PM

    Do you like Smores?! Everyone is welcome to hang out and join in the roasting marshmallows outside of the CRC on September 2nd! It will be a night of music, food and fun! Questions? email Catholic_Center@uml.edu

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    Opening Week - South Festival - Rain Date
    12:00 PM

    TBD

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    Opening Week - RHA Outdoor Movie - Captain America: Cold War
    9:00 PM

    Come out and see the latest Captain America movie on a huge blow up screen.  Right on the CRC Lawn.  Bring your blank and a friend!

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    04
    Sunday Holy Mass
    7:00 PM

    Sunday Holy Mass will be celebrated at 7:00PM in Moloney Hall. Confessions will be heard before and after Mass.

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    05
    Opening Week - Wet 'n' Wild
    2:00 PM

    TBD

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    08
    ISSO Current Student Check-In Sessions
    9:00 AM
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    08
    Fermata Nowhere Karaoke
    7:00 PM

    TBD

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    09
    ISSO Current Student Check-In Sessions
    9:00 AM
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    11
    A Cappella Auditions
    1:00 PM

    Interested in auditioning for one of the a cappella groups? Fermata Nowhere, Hawkapella, the Hawkettes & UML Vocality are holding auditions in Durgin Recital Hall!

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    Rolling Out the Rainbow Carpet
    3:00 PM

    Rolling Out the Rainbow Carpet: LGBTQ Resource Fair

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    M.A.L.E.S Back to Campus Party
    7:00 PM

    Come join MALES for a night of fun and dancing at the Back to Campus Party.

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    Nicole Byer Fall Comedian
    6:30 AM