Freshman Connections Events

Welcome Week events 

During these first two weeks in the semester, RAs will invite you to some of these activities. Check out all the possibilities on the Welcome Week website.

First Six 

Participate in activities and events to help successfully transition into college. Many events are initiated by the RA, but there are larger programs for all freshman students as well, including:

  • The Letters, August 26 at 12 p.m. – Play a part in this monumental annual freshman photo event! Students who attend will receive a free True Blue shirt and together will form the letters N, A, and U on the South Field Recreation Complex. 
  • Tie-dye Party, September 6 from 3 – 5 p.m. on the Reilly lawn. Come join hundreds of freshmen as they tie-dye event. Many dyes will be available to you for free to make a colorful creation!
  • Can I Kiss You? September 18 at 7 p.m in Ardrey Auditorium – Come laugh ‘til you cry at this revealing look at dating and intimacy.
  • Running of the Freshmen, September 21 at 2:45 p.m. – Get geared up in your blue and gold so you can run out in front of the football team at the first game of the season.
  • In-hall Group Exercise Classes – September 29-October 4 - As part of the Freshman Fusion series, join others in your hall’s lobby area for a group exercise class.


  • October 14-19, 2013 – Participate in the many homecoming traditions with others from your hall association. Be a part of the Saturday parade and help your Hall Association build a float.

Swing Into Spring 

  • For the first three weeks of the spring semester, a series of events and activities are provided that focus on welcoming you back, providing academic success tips, and providing information on having a healthy semester. Look for information from your RA about all the events. 

McConnell’s Snowball 

  • The staff of McConnell Hall will host a formal dance to raise money for the American Cancer Society toward the end of January in the duBois Ballroom. Tickets are typically $5 per person at the door.

Wilson Wiffleball Tournament  

  • In mid-April, the staff of Wilson Hall will host a wiffleball tournament and raffle to raise money for the Jennifer Wilson scholarship fund.