The 13th annual Welcome Week Picnic is set for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Monday, Aug. 18, on the Oval.

The event is free for students, faculty and staff with university ID. Games will include inflatable boxing, a rock climbing wall and the wrecking ball. The picnic will be held in the Lions Den in the event of rain.


More than 100 businesses and non-profits will be on campus for the Welcome Week Community Day from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, on the Oval. Sample products from local businesses, look for a part-time job or discover opportunities to volunteer.

“It’s a carnival-style event that allows them to introduce their organization to our students, faculty and staff,” said Nicole Brown, director of Career Services. “There’s a huge market here they can reach. There are giveaways of all sorts, from snow cones to coupons, and lots of games. It’s a fun kickoff to the year.”

The event will be moved to the Beimdiek Recreation Center in the event of rain.