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K-State Today Student Edition

August 23, 2019

Welcome Home Wildcats: 2019 Week of Welcome offers events for new, returning students

Submitted by Center for Student Involvement

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A variety of events will welcome new and returning students to the K-State campus during Week of Welcome.

Week of Welcome kicks off with the annual Pancake Feed at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Memorial Stadium, sponsored by Housing and Dining Services. Enjoy a night of fun, games and pancakes.

Weekend activities continue with New Student Convocation at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Bramlage Coliseum. A tradition that dates back to the 1950s, convocation is an opportunity to formally welcome first-year students to K-State. A pep rally, free dinner and fun will follow the convocation at 6:45 p.m. at Bill Snyder Family Stadium sponsored by K-State Athletics, K-State Proud and the Center for Student Involvement.

Students are also invited to participate in the Welcome Home Wildcats Donation Drive to raise funds and supplies for the Cats' Cupboard and pick up their free T-shirt. Earn entries into the Week of Welcome grand prize drawings by donating and attending events throughout the week. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram with #KStateWOW.

Visit the Week of Welcome website at wow.k-state.edu for a full list of events, including:

Monday, Aug. 26

  • Student assistance booths will be set up across campus from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help answer questions and provide directions. Stop by and pick up a free beverage or free Insomnia Cookies. Volunteer staff from K-State Libraries and other on-campus offices will be available to answer questions as well.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

  • Enjoy games, prizes and receive information about health and wellness organizations at K-State during Health-A-Palooza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coffman Commons. The event is sponsored by Wildcat Wellness Coalition.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

  • Join the Career Center for a cookout from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Berney Family Welcome Center north lawn. Enjoy a free lunch and activate your online Handshake account to receive a free T-shirt.

Thursday, Aug. 29

  • The Fall Activities Carnival will be from 6-8 p.m. in the K-State Student Union. Explore more than 175 student organizations and clubs and enjoy giveaways and more.

Friday, Aug. 30

  • Visit Bosco Student Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn more about local Manhattan businesses, on-campus offices, and collect some great freebies at Free for All Friday.
  • Join UPC for an International Block Party from 7-11 p.m. on Bosco Student Plaza. The event will include a DJ, games, prizes, henna artists and food samples. Rain location will be in the K-State Student Union courtyard.