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Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2020

August 30-September 4 | Dowagiac Campus

Start college off on the right foot. Welcome Week events help you meet students and staff, engage in campus life, and find all the resources available to you.

Join from home or your dorm! Most events will be held virtually throughout move-in week to help you connect with other students while also keeping everyone safe and healthy.

Links to the various events will be sent to students as Welcome Week draws near.

Watch a Video Recap of Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2018

Welcome Week Events

Sunday, August 30

Third-floor Residents Move-in

9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Residence Halls

Students living in third-floor rooms move into their residence halls. 

Welcome Week Groups Google Meet-up

5-6 p.m. | Online

Meet your Welcome Week group leader virtually! Welcome Week leaders will help you transition to college by forming relationships, helping you navigate campus services, and explaining the various digital events available during Welcome Week.

Join the Welcome Week Group Meet-up here.

Monday, August 31

Third-floor Residents Move-in

9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Residence Halls

Remaining third-floor residents rooms move into their residence halls.

Roadrunner Passport Day 1

1-3 p.m. | Online

This three-day virtual adventure around campus will help you get to know staff in all student services departments.
Check-in with each department and be entered to win one of two $500 scholarships for Spring 2021.

Join Passport Day 1 here.

First Year Experience (FYE) and Residence Life
Testing Center 
Financial Aid 
Bookstore

Mental Health Virtual Townhall

4-5 p.m. | Online

Meet our campus counselor and all the resources SMC has to offer. Transitioning to college can be tough for any student. Get tips for good mental health on day one! Join the mental health townhall here.

Pajama Jam Stream w/ DJ Pacman

7-8 p.m. | Facebook Live on the SMC Campus Life Page

Enjoy this throwback to the early 00’s! Send in requests and shoutouts on the SMC Campus Life page and post your best early 00’s look with the hashtag #SMCPajamaJam!

Tuesday, September 1

Second-floor Residents Move-in

9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Residence Halls

Students living in second-floor rooms move into their residence halls.

Roadrunner Passport Day 2

2-4 p.m. | Online

This three-day virtual adventure around campus will help you get to know staff in all student services departments.
Check-in with each department and be entered to win one of two $500 scholarships for Spring 2021.

Join Passport Day 2 here.

Records
Academic Advising and Resource Center
Student Activity Center

eSports Tournament Twitch Stream

7-10 p.m. | Online

Tune in to the live stream on Twitch to watch the fast-paced action and learn about SMC’s newest club sport. Both new and returning students are welcome to participate in this tournament being hosted by our eSports team.

Wednesday, September 2

Second-floor Residents Move-in

9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Residence Halls

Remaining second-floor residents rooms move into their residence halls.

New Student Convocation

10-11 a.m. | Online

New Student Convocation is your official welcome into SMC’s academic community and a celebration of your entry into higher education. Watch New Student Convocation here.

Roadrunner Passport Day 3

12-2 p.m. | Online

This three-day virtual adventure around campus will help you get to know staff in all student services departments.
Check-in with each department and be entered to win one of two $500 scholarships for Spring 2021.

Join Passport Day 3 here.

Help Desk
Library/Teaching and Learning Center
Faculty

Online Workout Stream

2-3 p.m. | Online

Give yourself a moment to recharge and get moving in this fun virtual exercise activity. All are welcome—no prior experience needed. Watch the workout stream here.

Roadrunner Run Digital Race Day 1

All Day | Online

Take part in the first ever Roadrunner Run, SMC’s new all-digital one-mile fun run. Take a selfie as you complete your mile on or off campus. All participants will receive a medal for participating.

Thursday, September 3

First-floor Residents Move-in

9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Residence Halls

Students living in first-floor rooms move into their residence halls.

Virtual Townhall with President Joe

2-3:30 p.m. | Online

Meet virtually with President Odenwald without leaving the comfort of your room. Ask Dr. Odenwald any burning questions you have about the upcoming year and hear about exciting new initiatives that we have planned for the year. Join the townhall here.

Roadrunner Run Digital Race Day 2

All Day | Online

Take part in the first ever Roadrunner Run, SMC’s new all-digital one-mile fun run. Take a selfie as you complete your mile on or off campus. All participants will receive a medal for participating.

Friday, September 4

First-floor Residents Move-in

9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Residence Halls

Remaining first-floor residents rooms move into their residence halls.

Burger/Hot Dog Take Away

6-8 p.m. | SAC Patio

Stop by the SAC Patio on your way to the outdoor movie. We’ll have burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, and drinks all free of charge!

Outdoor Movie

6:30-8:30 p.m. | Intramural Field by SAC

Join the Campus Life staff for a movie under the stars. The movie will be projected on a large screen in the intramural field. Lawn games and other activities will be available.

Watch-Any-Time Events

Trail Tour

Take a guided tour of the trails from three SMC staff members who know them better than anyone else! Watch the trail tour here.

Cooking Demonstration with Jocelyne

Check out this video series with the Zollar Cafe’s Jocelyne Tuszynski. She’ll show you how to dress up some college staples such as ramen, frozen pizzas, and much more! See the cooking demonstration here.

Student Clubs

Interested in joining a club or student organization, but not sure what SMC has to offer? Take a few minutes and watch this video to learn about all the exciting opportunities to get involved! Watch an intro to a few campus clubs here.
See all campus clubs here.

New Voter Information

Never voted before? Don’t know if you’re registered or even who’s running? That’s ok! Take a few minutes to watch this in-depth conversation with Dr. Mary Young-Marks, SMC’s resident expert on the voting process! Learn about voting here.

Downtown Dowagiac Tour

Want to learn more about SMC’s hometown of Dowagiac? Check out this video hosted by Branden Pompey, SMC staff member, alumnus and Dowagiac native. You’ll learn all about the downtown area, as well as all the stores and restaurants that offer discounts to SMC students! Tour downtown Dowagiac here.