Welcome Weekend Begins Hartwick Journey for New Students

August 25, 2011

For new students, the Hartwick College journey begins Friday, September 2, as they move into their residence halls and begin taking part in a wide variety of Welcome Weekend activities.

New students will move in and settle in Friday morning before a complimentary picnic lunch on Frisbee Field. Opening Convocation will mark the beginning of the academic experience, and will be held at 3:30 on Friday afternoon. The ceremony — the first of the new academic year — will include a procession of new students, faculty, staff, and administrators in full academic regalia, and remarks by Hartwick College President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich.

Other fun highlights of Welcome Weekend include:

  • Vegas at 'Wick Casino Night and Dance Party — 9 p.m. Friday, Stack Lounge, Dewar Union
  • OozeFest: Mud Volleyball Tournament — 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Hilltop/Oyaron Volleyball Court
  • Robert Channing: World's Most Famous Mindreader — 8 p.m. Saturday, Stack Lounge, Dewar Union
  • Luau Dance Party — 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Frisbee Field
  • Slice of Oneonta Pizza Fest — 7 p.m. Sunday, Stack Lounge, Dewar Union
  • Hartwick Men's Soccer — 7 p.m. Sunday, Elmore Field
  • Outdoor Film: Pirates of the Carribean: Stranger Tides — 7 p.m. Sunday, Frisbee Field
  • Comedian: Michael Dean Ester — 7 p.m. Monday, Slade Theatre, Yager Hall

The full schedule of events, which includes important academic and technology sessions, as well as 'Wick 101 classes, can be downloaded here.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030