Hartwick College Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend at Hartwick Draws Near For New Students and Families

August 28, 2013

The Hartwick College experience will begin on Thursday, August 29 for new students. As they move in, they will see new sights, make new friends, and begin taking part in an assortment of Welcome Weekend activities.

First-year, transfer and other new students living on campus will begin check-in on Thursday morning as they move into residence halls, attend orientations, and participate in activities and events designed to acclimate them to the college environment. Residential students will settle in before a complimentary lunch offered to students and their families on Frisbee Field. Commuter students will be welcomed to customized meetings later the same day.

The festivities will continue into Friday and throughout the weekend as well. Opening Convocation will mark the beginning of the new academic experience, and will be held at 10:30 on Friday morning. The ceremony will include a procession of new students, faculty, staff and administrators in full academic regalia, and remarks by Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich, Hartwick College president. Families and friends are welcome to attend this time-honored tradition.

Other fun highlights of Welcome Weekend include:

  • Illusionist: Leon Etienne - 9 p.m. Thursday, Slade Theatre, Yager Hall
  • Marshall Miller and Dorian Solot Present Sex Discussed Here - 8 p.m. Friday, Lambros Arena, Binder P.E. Center
  • Dance Party featuring Turquoise Jeep - 9 p.m. Saturday, Frisbee Field
  • OozeFest: Mud Volleyball Tournament - 2 p.m. Sunday, Hilltop/Oyaron Volleyball Court
  • Slice of Oneonta Pizza Fest - 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dewar Union, Stack Lounge
  • Outdoor Movie: Fast and Furious 6 - 9 p.m. Sunday, Frisbee Field
  • Comedian: Michael Dean Ester - 7 p.m. Monday, Slade Theatre, Yager Hall

The full tentative 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 an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031