What to do on Friday

Friday, Aug. 16

3 p.m.

Family Welcome Session

Plaster Student Union Theater

All family members are welcome at this interactive and fun welcome session that explores campus life for your student. Enjoy refreshments and the cool theater after a day of moving in. You don't need to RSVP.

7 p.m.

President's Dessert Reception for New Families

Davis-Harrington Welcome Center

Join President Clif Smart and his wife, Gail, for a dessert reception and mingle with other families of the Class of 2023. Relax after a day of moving in, meet faculty, staff and administrators while your students enjoy Playfair and other activities.

All family members are welcome.


Hammons Student Center

Enjoy this high-energy, interactive event, and the perfect way to make new friends. It's a team building experience that you'll find has a long-lasting, positive start to your college career.

For students only

8:30 p.m.

Rally in the Valley

Hammons Student Center

Supporting student-athletes and athletics is a key part of becoming a Bear. This pep rally will feature coaches, players, and set the stage for the fall sports seasons.