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WOW: Week of Welcome

Alissa Anderson on Thursday, 25 August 2011. Posted in Academic Calendar, Clubs, Life After RIT, Orientation

Next week campus will be ushering in a new class of first year students and gearing up for the annual WOW: Week of Welcome. WOW is the entertainment side of orientation week. During the day students meet with Orientation Leaders and receive a personal introduction to the RIT campus, what is offered and where to find it. The evenings are filled with different entertainments ranging from comedians, to hypnotists, contests, games, and more. It is an awesome way to mingle on campus and make friends before classes start running on September 5th.

Below I have posted the line up for the upcoming WOW week with some commentary and videos on some of the events. Enjoy!

8/28- 9pm, The Social Network, Ingle Aud
 (Watch the movie and get inspired to join the social media savvy campus. Don’t forget to register you twitter handle @RIT_Alissa and foursquare account before you get to campus)

8/29- 9pm, WITR @ Global Village, FREE drinks & giveaways!
 (Explore the fresh Global Village and the outdoor park)

 8/30- 9pm, Games and Wings at the RITz, FREE pizza, wings, drinks (Introduction to the RIT Sports Zone – a classic venue for watching RIT hockey games in the winter)

 8/31- 10pm, Cary Judd at Java's (coffee bar will be open)

 8/31- 10pm, Dave & Ethan on College Dating, Clark Gym (A little comedy goes a long way. This is a can’t miss performance.)

9/1- 10pm, Ade Adu, Global Village, (Salsarita's will be open)

 9/1- 10pm, The Illusionist Joel Meyers, Clark Gym- Magician/illusionist

 9/2- 10pm, Walri in Java's

 9/2- 10pm, Hypnotist Dale K, Clark Gym (Dale K has been running the show every year since I was a freshmen… and the show is always hysterical making 9/2 the best night ever for WOW participants. Check out the video below for a taste of what happens on stage)

9/3- 9pm, Brick Bash, Outdoor glow-in-the-dark dance party. Free pizza etc.

 9/4- Club Fair Day (looking to get involved on campus? The club fair is your backstage pass to all clubs/organizations at RIT. Take a spin around the Gordon Field House and see if anything interests you. If it does, you can sign up on the spot for more information).

Have a fabulous week! Post any other WOW suggestions on the blog!