Department Events Fall 2017

African and African American Studies:

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, from 10:30-2:30 University Center’s Bluff Room

 The African and African American Studies Program will host an informal lunch/welcome event. Please stop by to learn more about the African and African American Studies Program, meet the program’s students and alumni, and learn how AAAS may complement your existing major.


To Be Announced


Thursday, September 14th, 3-4pm 111 EH

The Biology Department will have a welcome meet/ greet with the freshman pre-bio students on Thursday Sept. 14th, 3-4pm in the Biology Undergraduate Study Center (BUSC), room 111 EH.


Friday September 22,  1:30 pm in SM 102

The Chemistry Department will have an ice-cream social planned in conjunction with our department seminar on Friday September 22, starting at 1:30 pm in SM 102.
The presentation will include a description of undergraduate research opportunities in the department.

Criminology and criminal justice

To Be Announced

Computer Science

Friday, September 15th , 3:00-4:00 pm UC 308

Come learn about the exciting field of computer science and see how this major may be a perfect fit for you! Build you own ice cream sundae and experience the fascinating world of virtual reality. There will also be drones and a brief slideshow where you can learn more about the various opportunities to get involved as a student.

All students and family are welcome to participate!

Earth Sciences

Friday, September 8th 12:00pm - 2:00pm Behind Johnson Hall

Students interested in the Earth Sciences major are invited to a cookout behind Johnson Hall.


To Be Announced


Friday September 8th at 1:00 pm in MI 147

 The History Department will be hosting an Ice Cream Social Friday, September 8th at 1:00 pm in MI 147.

The international studies program

To Be Announced


Friday, September 15 from 12:45 - 2:00 pm in Dunn Hall 249

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is hosting an Open House Informational Session this Friday, September 15 from 12:45 - 2:00 pm in Dunn Hall 249. We will have food (including pizza). Fellow students, grad students, and faculty will be on hand to provide information about our programs. In particular you can learn why MATH and STAT majors are two of the most employable majors; about our Second Major for STEM students, which provides a streamlined method for getting two majors; and about our student organization, the Cantor Sect.

Current MATH majors are included in this invitation, please come by and take advantage of this networking opportunity (and free lunch!).


To Be Announced

Physics and Material Science 

Friday, September 22 from 1:00 to 2:30pm in Manning Hall's Auditorium (201)

The Department of Physics and Materials Science is inviting incoming freshmen, transfer students and all physics majors for a warm welcome on Friday, September 22 from 1:00 to 2:30pm in Manning Hall's Auditorium (201). There will be pizza, refreshments and nitrogen ice cream. There will be a short presentation about the department's programs and opportunities. This is an informal event, and incoming students will have a chance to meet and network with faculty, other physics majors and graduate students.

Political science

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 1:30 PM UC Fountain Room (UC350)

Lunch will be served, as well as a meet and greet with professors in the department. For students interested in a Political Science major come out to our event.


To Be Announced

social work

Wednesday, September 13th 12:30am- 1:30pm Browning Hall, Open House

The event will include an overview about the program with free pizza and drinks.

Dept of Social Work will host its annual Social Work Success Seminar (this is for returning and new students in the Major).


To Be Announced

World Languanges and Literatures

Friday, September 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m., in Jones 241.

Please join the Department of World Languages and Literatures for a welcome event on Friday, September 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m., in Jones 241.