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DAY ACTIVITIES

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cal U Bookstore Open
Natali Student Center

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Information Desk/Cal Card Open                                                                   
Natali Student Center

9 a.m. – noon
New Student Move-In (Last Name A-M)                                                       
Residence Halls

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Vulcan Village move-In
Vulcan Village

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Parent and Family Picnic / Events
Convocation Center

Our 8th annual Freshman Parent and Family Move-in Day Picnic will occur from 11a.m.-2 p.m. in the Convocation Center. The picnic serves as a final opportunity for parents to have last minute questions answered, meet and greet other parents, gather additional information, and have a snack before they leave campus. More than 20 University departments will be participating in the event this year.
  
Noon – 3 p.m. 
New Student Move –In (Last Name N-Z)
Residence Halls and Vulcan Village

3 p.m.  – 4 p.m.                 
Required Residence Hall Meetings
Residence Halls and Vulcan Village

All new students, who are living in university housing are required to attend a MANDATORY meeting with your Residence Director and CA staff.  Meeting locations will be posted in all residence halls and at Vulcan Village.                                                                                                                 

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
New Student Picnic/Dinner
Natali Gold Rush Dining Room  

All new students are invited to join us for a picnic style dinner.

EVENING ACTIVITIES

6 p.m. 
Welcome to Cal U Pep Rally!
Convocation Center

Have some fun learning about your new university.  Participate in Cal U Trivia and maybe even
win some prizes!   We will also address how you should Play It
Safe at Cal U while having a great
time.

7 p.m.
Playfair
Convocation Center

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!   We guarantee that you will meet every other new student who attends this exciting event!  

9 p.m.             
Joel Myers Magic
Performance Center, Natli Student Center

Joel Meyers, a young interactive illusionist who has already taken the world storm. Performing a progressive brand of magic with ordinary objects for audiences of all types worldwide.  Newsweek Journalist says Joel quite simply "will capture your imagination."                                                                       

11 p.m.
Movie - The Fate of the Furious
Vulcan Theatre, Natali Student Center 

DAY ACTIVITIES

7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
Natali Gold Rush Dining Room

Enjoy breakfast before your exciting day of Welcome Weekend sessions and activities.

8:30 a.m.
Report to Convocation Center for Opening Session and Group Assignments
Convocation Center

9 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Welcome to Cal U from President Geraldine M. Jones                                           
Convocation Center

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Vulcan Village move-In
Vulcan Village

Cal U Bookstore Open
Natali Student Center

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Information Desk/Cal Card
Natali Student Center

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Check-In for Student Success Session Assigned Campus Classrooms                                                            

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Student Success Session – Cal U 101
Assigned Campus Classrooms

Cal U Basics.  We’re here to help YOU succeed! Covering the areas of the Health Center, and the Counseling Center. All
areas that are here to help the student now and in the future.

11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Student Success Session – Cal U 102
Assigned Campus Classrooms

Getting Involved! Covering the areas of Civic Engagement/Leadership Opportunities/Clubs and Activities. Learn about OrgSnyc and how all of these areas are interrelated.

11:30 a.m. - noon
Student Success Session –Cal U 103
Assigned Campus Classrooms

Discrimination Prevention:  Title VII/CAL U Policy, Title IX, ADA, Sexual Harassment and Affirmative Action. Office of Social Equity’s online annual (Fiscal Year) required training courses by WorkPlace Answers.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Natali Gold Rush Dining Room

Lunch is “on us” for all new students.
    
2 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.           
Cal RiverFest
Wood Street Stage

Join the California Community in celebrating the 5th annual Riverfest in downtown California. Food vendors, craft vendors and entertainment will fill the streets from 1-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

1 p.m. - Mon Valley Push

3:30 p.m. - Shannon and the Merger

5:30 p.m. - Refuge

7:30 p.m. - Hear Tonight

4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.                       
Dinner
Natali Gold Rush

EVENING ACTIVITIES

2 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.            
Cal RiverFest
Wood Street Stage

Join the California Community in celebrating the 5th annual Riverfest in downtown California. Food vendors, craft vendors and entertainment will fill the streets from 1-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

1 p.m. - Mon Valley Push
3:30 p.m. - Shannon  the Merger
5:30 p.m. - Refuge
7:30 p.m. - Hear Tonight


9 p.m.
Paint U
Cal U campus

Discover your new favorite party! Feel the adrenaline rush when the paint starts flying, get lost in the music and lights as you dance all night. Get loud and get messy with your new friends, and you’ll share an experience unlike any other. The paint washes off but you’ll never forget the night you had at GlowRage. Free T-Shirts!

DAY ACTIVITIES

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
The Information Desk, CalCard Open
Natali Student Center Lobby

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Non-Denominational Spiritual Services
Morgan Auditorium

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.       
Vulcan Village move-In
Vulcan Village

Cal U Bookstore  Open
Natali Student Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Brunch
Natali Gold Rush Dining Room

Meal plans begin

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Honors Program New Student Orientation Event
Smith Hall

More information will be provided by the University Honor’s Program staff.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The following offices will be open. Please visit any of the following office if you have unfinished business.  We are Here to help.

Office of Academic Success - Noss Hall, Room 103  
Admissions - 2nd Floor, Dixon Hall
Articulation and Transfer - 3nd Floor, Dixon Hall
Financial Aid  - 1st Floor, Dixon Hall
Bursar (Payments) - 1st Floor, Dixon Hall
Parking and Transportation - Manderino Library, Room 123
PSECU - Natali Student Center

Noon - 4 p.m.
Returning Students move-in
Residence Halls

Noon – 4 p.m.
Come Out and Play!
Third Street and Lawn Across from Duda Hall

Joins the student activities board for a day of fun including a 65ft inflatable obstacle course, custom street signs, dry erase boards, and phone pockets.  Play corn hole, giant jenga and more sponsored by PSECU. Free food and fun!                

2 – 8:30 p.m.
Cal RiverFest
Wood Street Stage

Join the California Community in celebrating the 5th annual Riverfest in downtown California. Food vendors, craft vendors and entertainment will fill the streets from 1-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

1 p.m. - Knob Road
3 p.m. - Mon Valley Community Band
5 p.m. - Ruff Creek
7:30 p.m. - The Classics

4 – 7 p.m.                       
Dinner                                                                         
Natali Gold Rush Dining Room

4 p.m.                                                 
Movie – The Fate of the Furious                    
Vulcan Theatre, Natali Student Center

EVENING ACTIVITIES

2 – 8:30 p.m.
Cal RiverFest
Wood Street Stage 

Join the California Community in celebrating the 5th annual Riverfest in downtown California. Food vendors, craft vendors and entertainment will fill the streets from 1-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

1 p.m. - Knob Road
3 p.m. - Mon Valley Community Band
5 p.m. - Ruff Creek
7:30 p.m. - The Classics

7 p.m.
Students Report to the Convocation Center

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
New Student Convocation / Candle Lighting Ceremony
Convocation Center

8:30 p.m. 
Fireworks and Ice Cream
President’s Lawn, Old Main             

10 p.m.
Movie – The Fate of the Furious
Vulcan Theatre, Natali Student Center