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Week of Welcome 2013



Thursday, August 15


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

10 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 p.m. - 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.  The student fee is $30 (there is no charge for guests who accompany registered students).  Students may register online at www.gcsu.edu/orientation or contact the office of New Student Programs at 478-445-0948.


OPENING SESSION

4 p.m. – 5 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), receive your class pin, 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.

 

FLOOR MEETING AND DINNER

This event is mandatory for all first-year students.

Each residence hall requires residents to participate in a floor meeting to learn important housing policies. Gather with your new neighbors to learn more about them and the community in which you’ll be living.

 Group 1 - The Village, Adams/Sanford, Napier and Bell

5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m., Wing Meeting (assigned residence hall)

6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Dinner - The Max

Group 2 - Foundation, Wells and Parkhurst 

5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Dinner - The Max

6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m., Wing Meeting (assigned residence hall)

 

PLAYFAIR – THE POWER OF FUN AT COLLEGE

7:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Centennial Center

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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

 

BOBCATS AFTER DARK:  Late night breakfast with a dash of fun

10 p.m. - 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 16

 

BREAKFAST

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

 

WELCOME TO THE GC FAMILY AND TRADITIONS

These group sessions will expose new students to values we embrace and to activities, events, and places we cherish at Georgia College.

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!

TRADITIONS
During this session, you will be learning about Georgia College traditions, signature events and special places that all Bobcats cherish.   

Group 1 - The Village, Adams/Sanford, Napier and Bell

9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., The GC Family, Russell Auditorium
10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m., Traditions, Starting at Russell Auditorium, Fountain, Pergola, Front Campus, ending at the Old Governor's Mansion
11 a.m. – 12 p.m., LUNCH, The Max 

Group 2 - Foundation, Wells and Parkhurst

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., Traditions, Starting at the Old Governor's Mansion, Pergola, Fountain, Front Campus, ending at Russell Auditorium
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., The GC Family, Russell Auditorium
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., LUNCH, The Max


MOVIE SHOWING

1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. "Beasts of the Southern Wild" – Russell Auditorium - sponsored by Box Office Books


CIRCLES

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Q&A WITH THE PRODUCER OF "BEASTS"
Dan Janvey, a 29-year-old New Yorker and producer of the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” was part of a team that spent three and a half years making the movie in southern Louisiana for less than $1.5 million.  “None of us were doing this for the money,” he says. It was the sense of building community and sharing ownership that was so appealing to him and his co-worker friends.

CIRCLE MEETINGS
Groups of students are assigned to a Circle.  Each Circle will engage in a discussion of the movie, "Beasts of the Southern Wild."


Group 1
  - The Village, Adams/Sanford, Napier and Bell

3 p.m. - 4 p.m., Circle Meetings, Arts & Sciences Classrooms with Circle Leader for movie discussion

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Q&A with the Producer of "Beasts," Russell Auditorium 

 


Group 2
  - Foundation, Wells and Parkhurst

3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Q&A with the Producer of "Beasts," Russell Auditorium

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Circle Meetings, Arts & Sciences Classrooms with Circle Leader for movie discussion

 

DINNER

5:15 p.m.  6:45 p.m., The Max

 

FRESHMAN CONVOCATION

7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Front Campus

This event is mandatory for all first-year students.

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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. This year’s Convocation speaker is Dan Janvey, a 29-year-old New Yorker and producer of the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”  He was part of a team that spent three and a half years in southern Louisiana making "Beasts."  They were seeking to capture the spirit of region along with the eccentric group of people living there.

IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

8:15 p.m. – 9 p.m., Assigned residence hall

Join your Community Advisor 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

9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m., Russell Auditorium

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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 17

 

Parking for the Day:  The Georgia College Shuttle System will be running extended hours Saturday, August 17 to transport students from main to west campus throughout the day and evening. 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

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 as early as 10 a.m. and will continue all day until 5 p.m.

BOBCAT CONNECTIONS

Check out some of the amazing student organizations and community activities available to you at Georgia College.  You'll can attend nearly a dozen different mini-programs happening throughout the day.  Pick one or two events, or hit them all!  Click here for a list of activities.

 

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.

 

WELLNESS AND RECREATION CENTER REGISTRATION AND ORIENTATION

10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Offered every 20 minutes, WRC classroom

Use of the WRC requires students to do an initial orientation and registration.  Doing this during Week of Welcome will put you one step ahead of your colleagues.  All incoming freshmen and transfer students are required to attend a 20–minute facility orientation session.


OPEN GYM (FREE PLAY)

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

Basketball

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

 

AQUA CLIMB, WATER BASKETBALL AND LAP SWIMMING

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., WRC, pool

 

LUNCH

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., The Max


KNOCKOUT / GOTCHA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

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

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


3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT AND INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT

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

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


LAP SWIMMING AND 1 METER DIVING BOARD (AQUA FIT CLASS @ 3PM)

2 p.m. – 5 p.m., WRC, pool

Swimming

 

FITNESS CLASS: ZUMBA, CYCLING, and SCULPTING

3 p.m.  5 p.m., WRC, fitness studio


DINNER

5 – 7 p.m., The Max


BOBCAT MARKETPLACE AND COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Centennial Center

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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 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! 


BOBCAT T-SHIRT UPGRADE

5:30 p.m. – 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! 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?”

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8 p.m. – 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 15 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 MOVIE NIGHT

9:45 p.m.  11:45 p.m. (approximately), Russell Auditorium

Head over to Russell Auditorium for a blockbuster movie sponsored by the Resident Student Association. We will be showing a blockbuster movie on a giant screen with an amazing sound system.




Sunday, August 18

 

BRUNCH

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Max

 

EXPLORATIONS 

Noon – 1 p.m., Location is next to programs below.
  • Explore the Greenway - Meet at Oconee River Greenway Park on the west bank of the Oconee River at the boat ramp on GA Hwy 22.  Head east on Hancock St.; turn right before the river bridge.

  • Guided Mountain Bike Tour at Bartram Forest with the Bicycling Club of Milledgeville (helmets required) - Bring your bike and join the Bicycling Club of Milledgeville at Bartram Forest (helmets required). Take Hancock St. east to Elbert Street. Turn right. Follow Elbert Street until it intersects with Highway 112 (a Y shaped intersection). Turn left. Follow 112 south of town to Carl Vinson Road. Turn right. Bartram Forest entrance is on the left. If you come to the Department of Drivers Services, you have gone too far by about 50 yards.

 

RESUME WORKSHOP

1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Atkinson 107resume

If you’re planning to work on or off campus, you will need to turn your college admissions resume into a focused, one-page resume that highlights the skills and accomplishments employers are seeking.  During these one-hour sessions, the University Career Center staff will show you how to create an interview worthy resume that you can build upon throughout your college career.  To get feedback on your current resume, we recommend that you bring your resume with you.  Visit www.gcsu.edu/career for more information.

 

INTERNSHIP NUTS AND BOLTS WORKSHOP

2 p.m.  3 p.m., Atkinson 107 

You’ve probably heard that interns file, make copies and fetch coffee.  Hardly!  Internships are a great way to explore the careers that interest you.  In this workshop, we’ll answer your questions about internships including what they are, when to complete one, how to prepare, and how to strategically find the right internship for you.


EXPLORATIONS

3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Location is next to programs below. 

  • Explore the Greenway - Meet at Oconee River Greenway Park on the west bank of the Oconee River at the boat ramp on GA Hwy 22.  Head east on Hancock Street; turn right before the river bridge.

  • The Old Governor’s Mansion Tour - The Old Governor’s Mansion served as the home of Georgia’s governors from 1839-1868.  Fully restored in 2005 to its 1851, tours focus on the myriad social complexities of the 19th century and the history of the site’s occupants.   Tours are given on the hour and begin at the site’s education building. Tours are free for all GC students with their Bobcat Card.  The Old Governor's Mansion is a National Historic Landmark and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. 


DINNER

5 p.m. 7 p.m., The Max


BOBCAT TALK SHOW

7 p.m. – 8 p.m., Russell Auditorium

Come learn about the Student Government Association, and your class profile in a creative talk show format.  You will gain insight into the following opportunities: Health Services, Wellness & Rec Center, Career Center, Study Abroad,  Counseling, Public Safety and more.

 

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD PRESENTS: SOLO CIRCUS

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

One Man, Many Talents - Michael Dubois is a comedian, juggler, magician, and circus performer all wrapped in one.  It is one performance where the ringmaster is the entire show.  Solo Circus was rated a top act by the National Association of Campus Activities.

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Monday, August 19

NOTE: Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes begin today.


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LEMONADE BRIGADE

7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m., Maxwell Student Union shuttle stop and The Fountain

On the first couple of days of classes, faculty, staff and student leaders will be stationed on campus to provide directions, answer questions and to serve cool refreshing lemonade.   


POSTER SALE

8 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Fountain

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OPEN SWIMMING

3 – 6 p.m., Centennial Center Swimming Pool

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IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

TBA – See your residence staff member for details.

 

 


Tuesday, August 20

NOTE: Tuesday, Thursday classes begin today.

 

LEMONADE BRIGADE

7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m., Maxwell Student Union Shuttle Stop and The Fountain

On the first couple of days of classes, faculty, staff and student leaders will be stationed on campus to provide directions, answer questions, and to serve cool refreshing lemonade. 


POSTER SALE

8 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Fountain

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OPEN SWIMMING

1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Wellness and Recreation Center Pool

3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Centennial Center Swimming Pool

 

IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

TBA – See your residence staff member for details.

 

 


Wednesday, August 21

 

POSTER SALE

8 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Fountain

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PART-TIME JOB FAIR

11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Atkinson Hall Porch job

This event is coordinated by the University Career Center in partnership with Human Resources and Financial Aid. Working on campus or in the local community is a great way to get connected while earning extra money.  Are you interested in finding a part-time job but not sure where to look?  Campus offices and local employers will be accepting resumes at the part-time job fair from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Check our website, www.gcsu.edu/career/
campusjobfair.htm
, to learn more about the opportunities available.   To prepare, attend the resume workshop on Sunday, August 18, at 1 p.m.
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