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Week of Welcome 2014



Thursday, August 14


MOVE-IN DAY

7 a.m. – Noon, Assigned residence hall or apartment

move inYou will begin your residential Georgia College experience by moving into your assigned hall or apartment. A variety of community members and returning students will be on hand to welcome you as you move your belongings into your room. These individuals are available to assist you by providing directions and answering questions. Move-in details are available online at http://www.gcsu.edu/housing/.


BOBCAT CARD MERCHANT FAIR

7 a.m. – Noon, Centennial Square (off of Greene Street around clock tower/reflection pool)

Join us on the lawn near the reflection pool for our Bobcat Card Vendor Fair. Get to know more about the businesses that accept your Bobcat Card, learn about special offers available for Georgia College students, try free samples, and much more!


LATE FALL SEMESTER ORIENTATION

12:30 - 2 p.m., Arts & Sciences Auditorium

This orientation session is designed for transfer and freshmen students who were unable to attend one of the June or July programs. Check in will be held between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. in the Arts & Sciences Auditorium and the orientation program will  conclude by 2 p.m.  Students may register online at www.gcsu.edu/orientation or contact the office of New Student Programs at 478-445-0948.


MEET YOUR COMMUNITY ASSISTANT (CA)

3 - 4:30 p.m., Meet Your Community Assistant / Community 101

This event is mandatory for all first-year students.

Join your fellow floor mates as your CA reviews important things you will need to know about living in University Housing. Your CA will cover housing policies and things you need to know about the semester ahead. You will also receive a special t-shirt to commemorate Georgia College’s 125th Anniversary.

Please wear this shirt for the class photo Friday morning at 9 a.m. Attendance is required.


DINNER

 Group 1 - Village 5-6, Adams, Sanford, Napier and Bell

4:30- 5:30 p.m., Dinner - The Max

 Group 2 - Foundation, Wells, Parkhurst and Village 1-4 

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Dinner - The Max


TRADITIONS

6:30 - 7 p.m., Start on Front Campus and end at Centennial Center

Join our Student Ambassador team to learn about Georgia College's traditions.  Legend has it that if you rub someone's nose, you will have good luck on your final exams...  You can only find out whose nose if you attend our traditions tour.


OPENING SESSION

7 – 7:45 p.m., Centennial Center

The Opening Session is your first official welcome to the university. During this session you will learn about the 3 R's (reason, respect, and responsibility), and sign the Honor Code.  You will also receive the Blue Book of Traditions and the Green Towel. Come ready to learn and walk away with free gifts.

 

PLAYFAIR – THE POWER OF FUN AT COLLEGE

7:45 – 9:30 p.m., Centennial Center

playfair

PLAYFAIR is totally unlike anything else you have ever experienced. It's entertainment! It's fun! It's the perfect way to make new friends!

Check them out: http://www.playfair.com

 

LATE NIGHT WITH THUNDER

10 - 11:30 p.m., The Max  

Free food late at night is always a good thing, but add bingo and prizes and it becomes a GREAT thing.  Don’t miss this chance to socialize with your new friends, win great prizes and eat pancakes galore.

 


Friday, August 15

 BREAKFAST

7:30 - 9 a.m., The Max


CLASS PHOTO for the 125th ANNIVERSARY OF GC

9 - 9:30 a.m. - Front Campus

Remember to wear your blue 125 shirt given to you yesterday.

 

WELCOME TO THE GC FAMILY AND CIRCLES

These group sessions will expose new students to values we embrace and to Georgia College's common reading, Ready Player One.

THE GC FAMILY
What does it mean to be a part of the GC Family? This interactive session will delve into cultural awareness and understanding through respectful, genuine dialogue with GC’s own Diversity Peer Educators. We hope to make GC a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone!

CIRCLE MEETINGS
Groups of students are assigned to a Circle.  Each Circle will engage in a discussion of the book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. 

Group 1 - Village 5-6, Adams, Sanford, Napier and Bell

9:30 – 10:30 a.m., The GC Family - Russell Auditorium
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., CIRCLES (see CA for location) - A&S Classrooms
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Lunch
12:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Author: Ernest Cline - Russell Auditorium 
 

Group 2 - Foundation, Wells, Parkhurst and Village 1-4

9:30 – 10:30 a.m., CIRCLES (see CA for location)- A&S Classrooms
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., The GC Family, Russell Auditorium
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Author: Ernest Cline - Russell Auditorium
 
12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Lunch 

 

INTRODUCTION TO GC TECHNOLOGY

Technology is so important to the daily lives of our students that you should not dare miss this session.  This session will introduce you to the many software products and the computer services that we offer. We believe this is so important to our students that we are even offering hands-on training all afternoon on Sunday in the Student Activities Center.  

Group 1Village 5-6, Adams, Sanford, Napier and Bell

1:30 - 2:45 p.m. - Student Activities Center, Magnolia Ballroom

Group 2Foundation, Wells, Parkhurst and Village 1-4

3 - 4:15 p.m. - Student Activities Center, Magnolia Ballroom

 

DINNER

4:30 - 6:30 p.m., The Max

 

FRESHMAN CONVOCATION

7 - 7:45 p.m., Centennial Center

This event is mandatory for all first-year students.

convo

This event is dressier (no jeans or caps) and is a requirement for all first-year students.

Convocation is your official induction into the Georgia College family. You will also receive your class pin.  This year’s Convocation speaker is ERNEST CLINE who has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture fulltime as a spoken word artist and screenwriter. 


RESIDENCE HALL PROGRAMS

8  – 9 p.m., Watch for advertisements in your building.

Join your Community Assistant for a fun activity to get you connected to your community. This will be a great chance for you to get to know people on your floor and in your hall.

 

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD (CAB) PRESENTS:

BLACK VIOLIN

9:15 – 11 p.m., Russell Auditorium

BV
Get ready for a live performance by Black Violin. “We make it a show and give it a theater. We’re speaking with the violins and not with our mouths.” These are the words of the classically trained, three-time Apollo winning duo Black Violin whose rhythm leave listeners completely mesmerized in a hypnotically hyped state. Kev and Wil-B make up this dynamic violin-stroking duo that has skillfully revolutionized a new category of classical music with the combination of many genres of music and sounds that have been taking the music industry by storm.

 


Saturday, August 16

Parking for the Day:  The Georgia College Shuttle System will be running extended hours Saturday to transport students from main to west campus throughout the day. Parking & Transportation strongly encourages students to utilize the shuttles to move back and forth between campuses; very limited parking will be available on West Campus and ticketing for illegal parking will be enforced. For any questions, please contact Parking & Transportation at 478-445-7433.

If you plan to swim, don’t forget your bathing suit and a towel.

WRC 

ROCKIN' THE WELLNESS AND REC CENTER

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.  WELLNESS AND REC CENTER OPEN

Rockin’ the Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) is a day of fun, relaxation, education and a whole lot of play.  There is something for EVERYONE! Team, Group and Individual activities will be offered 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

RECSPORTS OFFICE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

10 a.m.  1 p.m., Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC)

Come to the RecSports office to register with IMLEAGUES and sign-up for Fall leagues.  You can also apply for referee and score keeping jobs.

 

OPEN GYM (FREE PLAY)

10 a.m. - 1 p.m., WRC

Basketball

You can participate in free play basketball, volleyball, and indoor soccer.

 

OPEN SWIM

10 a.m. – 6 p.m., WRC, pool

Swimming 


LUNCH

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., The Max


KNOCKOUT / GOTCHA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

12 – 12:45 p.m., Registration begins, WRC, Office of Rec Sports

1 – 2 p.m., Play begins, WRC, basketball courts


3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT AND INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT

1 – 1:45 p.m., Registration Begins, WRC, Office of Rec Sports

2 – 5 p.m., Play Begins, WRC, multipurpose court

 

FITNESS CLASS: ALL BODIES ALL STRENGTHS

 2:45 p.m., WRC, Fitness Studio


FITNESS CLASS:  CYCLING

3 - 3:45 p.m., WRC, Fitness Studio


FITNESS CLASS:  BODY SCULPTING

4 - 4:45 p.m., WRC, Fitness Studio


DINNER

5 – 7 p.m., The Max


FITNESS CLASS:  YOGA

5 - 5:45 p.m., WRC, Fitness Studio


BOBCAT MARKETPLACE AND COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Centennial Center

Marketplace

Student organizations will be on hand to provide information on how to get involved on campus.  Now that you are on campus, remember the Campus Life Challenge:  Get involved in at least one organization or team in the first week.  Well, now is that time.  Just do it! 

Milledgeville is a great place to live and learn. Come meet and greet the various people and groups that make Milledgeville such a great place.  You will have opportunities to connect with various faith-based groups, community service agencies, and your new neighbors in the historic district. Get involved in your new community! 


APPAREL INK T-SHIRT UPGRADE

5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Centennial Center

Bobcat fans will have the opportunity for a t-shirt upgrade. Bring in a shirt with any other college logo on it, no matter the condition, and swap it out for a brand-new Georgia College shirt (while supplies last)! Milledgeville is Bobcat country. It can be the Georgia Tech shirt you do yard work in with the yellow pit stains, or it can be the Georgia shirt that your pet bulldog got a hold of and tore to shreds. We'll take any shirt, no questions asked.


“CAN I KISS YOU?”

mikedomitz
8 – 9:30 p.m., Russell Auditorium 

This event is mandatory for all first-year students.

This session is being brought back by popular demand! It will educate students on the importance of developing healthy relationships in college and beyond. For over 16 years, Mike Domitrz has been inspiring students with his hilarious sense of humor and his truly unique approach to healthier dating and communication. Check him out:
http://www.datesafeproject.org/

 

RESIDENT STUDENT ASSOCIATION (RSA) MOVIE NIGHT

9:45 p.m., Russell Auditorium

Remain in Russell Auditorium for a movie classic on the big screen: The Breakfast Club.  The iconic 1985 film has been referred to as an "awakening," "time capsule," "funny, smart and sincere."  The Breakfast Club offers a breakthrough portrait of the pain and misunderstanding which results from demeaning social hierachies. In the end, it comes to the comforting conclusion we are all alienated, idealistic, and vulnerable.




Sunday, August 17

 

BRUNCH

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Max


HANDS-ON TECHNOLOGY SESSIONS

Noon – 5 p.m., Student Activities Center (Magnolia Ballroom, Maple, and Dogwood)

In these important drop-in sessions, you will learn how to use Unify and download your free Office 365 software.  You’ll learn to use OrgSync to stay informed about campus happenings, how to register for intramural sports using imleagues.com, how to track your community service hours with GivePulse, how to register with RAVE, our campus emergency alert system, and much more.

 

FRESHMEN VIP EVENT

Noon – 3 p.m., Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Campus Theater (downtown)


EARLY AFTERNOON EXPLORATIONS

Noon – 1 p.m., See descriptions along with location information at the end of Sunday's events.

  • Explore the Greenway
  • Sallie Ellis Davis House
  • “Welcome to Milledgeville” 

 

RESUME WORKSHOP

1 - 2 p.m., Atkinson 107

This workshop, hosted by the Career Center, will help you update your resume so you are ready to apply for part-time jobs on campus.


CAMPUS JOBS Q&A

2 - 3 p.m., Atkinson 107

Learn more about campus jobs from our Department of Human Resources and Office of Financial Aid.

 

INTRO TO INTERNSHIPS 

3 - 4 p.m., Atkinson 107

The Career Center will review the basics for pursuing interships during your time at Georgia College.


MID-AFTERNOON EXPLORATIONS

3 – 4 p.m.  - See descriptions along with location information at the end of Sunday's events.

  • Explore the Greenway
  • Old Governor’s Mansion
  • Explore Downtown Milledgeville
  • Meet the Greeks & Pool Party
 
DINNER

5 -7 p.m., The Max


CAB PRESENTS: McVICAR THE TRICKSTER

8 – 10 p.m., Russell Auditorium

Josh McVicar, McVicar The Trickster, travels the country performing comedy Magic and Hypnosis shows. His Comedy Hypnosis Show has been described as “Top-Notch, Creative, and Magical.” His high energy performances are filled with outrageous one-liners, goofy humor and amazing tricks every step of the way. Each show is a fun-filled, fast-paced hilarious adventure, which is what makes the Trickster one of the most talked-about performers today.
 



EXPLORATION DESCRIPTIONS

Explore the Greenway

The Greenway is a beautiful area to walk, jog, bicycle, relax and enjoy the beauty and sounds of the Oconee River. The Greenway offers multiple individual fishing stations and a boat ramp as well as multi-use trails.  Meet at the Bobcat Head on Front Campus.  Location of Greenway: Hwy 22 at the River Bridge, Milledgeville, GA 31061. 

 

Sallie Ellis Davis House

The Sallie Ellis Davis House was the home of a dedicated and passionate Baldwin County educator.  Ms. Davis worked her entire career as a teacher and principal at the Eddy School to touch the lives of Baldwin County children. Ms. Davis was an inspiration and a pillar of the African American community in segregated Milledgeville.  Her legacy, preserved in her home, is one of excellence.  The Sallie Ellis Davis Cultural Arts Center is located at 301 S. Clarke Street near the entrance of the Centennial Center.

 

Welcome to Milledgeville

Join Milledgeville Councilman Walter Reynolds in Arts & Sciences Auditorium for an informative session on interesting local history. Attendees will also learn about the Oconee Greenway, Keep Milledgeville Baldwin Beautiful Committee, Central State Redevelopment Authority and the Collins P. Lee Center, among other things.

 

Old Governor’s Mansion

Serving as the residence for Georgia's chief executives for over thirty years, the Mansion's history encompasses the antebellum, Civil War, and early Reconstruction phases of the state's history. During the Civil War, the Mansion was claimed as a "prize" in the "March to the Sea," when General William T. Sherman headquartered in the building on November 23, 1864. The Old Governor's Mansion now serves as an historic house museum that illustrates the history of the site and its inhabitants during the years.

 

Downtown Milledgeville

Milledgeville received the 2014 Great American Main Street Award for our gorgeous downtown area. With nearly ten antique dealers in just downtown, you will most certainly find that perfect item!

 

Meet the Greeks & Pool Party

Meet and cool off in the pool with members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority at the Wellness and Recreation Center classroom to learn more about these organizations.

 


Monday, August 18

CLASSES BEGIN

 

LEMONADE BRIGADE

7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m., Maxwell Student Union Shuttle Stop and Make-a-Wish Fountain @ A&S

Need to know where Herty Hall is located?  Not sure where to go to get an immunization form?  Even if you don’t have a question, stop by and meet the members of our campus community who make up the Lemonade Brigade!  Administrators, faculty, staff and students will be on-hand to answer any questions you might have and provide ice cold lemonade and water as you make your way across campus.  

 

POSTER SALE

8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Make-A-Wish Fountain (next to A&S)

 

OPEN SWIMMING

1 – 5 p.m., Centennial Center Swimming Pool

 

RESIDENCE HALL PROGRAMS

Look for program announcements in your hall.

 


Tuesday, August 19

 

LEMONADE BRIGADE

7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m., Maxwell Student Union Shuttle Stop and Make-a-Wish Fountain @ A&S

Need to know where Herty Hall is located?  Not sure where to go to get an immunization form?  Even if you don’t have a question, stop by and meet the members of our campus community who make up the Lemonade Brigade!  Administrators, faculty, staff and students will be on-hand to answer any questions you might have and provide ice cold lemonade and water as you make your way across campus.  

 

POSTER SALE

8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Make-A-Wish Fountain (next to A&S)

 

OPEN SWIMMING

1 – 5 p.m., Centennial Center Swimming Pool

 

RESIDENCE HALL PROGRAMS

Look for program announcements in your hall.

 


Wednesday, August 20

 

POSTER SALE

8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Make-A-Wish Fountain @ A&S

 

PART-TIME JOB FAIR

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.Front Porch of Atkinson Hall (up front external stairs)

Community and campus employers will be taking resumes from students interested in part-time jobs.  Register in Career Connections at http://www.gcsu.edu/career and go to "Career Fairs and Events" to see a list of participating employers.

 

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