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Opening Week Events

Opening Week Events

  • AUG
    26
    New International Student Resource Fair
    10:00 AM

    New international student Resource fair for all new international students arriving in fall 2016! Visit with departments, staff, and students. Banks and cell phone companies will be present opening accounts and selling merchandise! FREE event in Cumnock Hall on August 26 from 10-12. Contact Allyson_lynch@uml.edu with any questions. Sponsored by the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) and Student Affairs.

  • AUG
    26
    DS Transition Seminar 2016
    1:00 PM

    DS Tranistion Workshop for freshmen

  • AUG
    26
    Opening Week - John Rush
    8:00 PM

    John Taglieri¿s name has recently become synonymous with terms such as the ¿Human I-Tunes¿ after rising to be one of the top cover-tune performers in the NJ, NY, and PA markets. Gigging an astonishing 275+ shows a year (sometimes 2 or 3 in a day), John¿s repertoire of tunes is bigger than a karaoke machine¿s songbook. Over the past several years of touring with acts like Gavin Degraw, Edwin McCain Pat McGee, and Sister Hazel, John established himself as a fabulous songwriter and dynamic original performer. Mixing the best of both worlds, this NJ-based singer has shined on college campuses. John even recently performed on the famed ¿Rock Boat¿ where many national acts break-open their careers. He has a knack for story-telling and is sure to keep any you up-and-dancing!

  • AUG
    27
    Move In - Living Learning Communities
    7:00 AM

    DO NOT PUBLISH - LLC Move In - Events to be determined and updated shortly

  • AUG
    27
    Opening Week - Playfair
    8:00 PM

    PLAYFAIR is the most popular campus attraction in history for New Student Orientation Programs. PLAYFAIR 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! And PLAYFAIR is more than just an entertainment event ¿ it is a team-building experience that has a long-lasting effect on the members of your campus community.

  • AUG
    27
    Opening Week - UCrossing After Dark
    10:00 PM

    It's a student takeover of University Crossing! Come meet your fellow River Hawks and enjoy UCrossing like you have never seen it before. There will be food, novelties, games and fun!

  • AUG
    28
    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

  • AUG
    28
    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.

  • AUG
    28
    Opening Speaker! - Bree Newsome
    7:30 PM

    Bree Newsome
    Community Organizer and Activist Who Removed the Confederate Battle Flag from the South Carolina State House

    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 US flag and the SC state flag at half-mast 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.

    A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Bree is an award-winning filmmaker (¿WAKE¿), writer, composer, singer, community activist and organizer but she does not see these as separate endeavors.  ¿Art is activism and activism is art¿, she insists, as she seamlessly blends her talents in pursuit of social and economic justice.  Currently, she works as a western field organizer for IgniteNC, a project of the Southern Vision Alliance and she is a founding member of Tribe, a grassroots organizing collective dedicated to empowering underserved communities in Charlotte, NC.  She has an unwavering belief in the power of the individual to make a difference and the utter inability of hate, injustice and inequality to survive the tidal wave that can be created by the collaboration and united action of individuals and groups committed to creating a better world.

  • AUG
    28
    Opening Week - Afterhours at Target
    10:00 PM

    TBD