Welcome, Class of 2021!

Welcome Week 2019

August 25-29 | Dowagiac Campus

Start college off on the right foot. Attend fun Welcome Week events to make connections with staff and other new students and to find all the resources available to you. We can't wait to welcome you into the SMC community. Welcome home, Roadrunners!

Welcome Week Events

Sunday, August 25

Residence Life Move-in

12-5 p.m. | Residence Halls

New students will move into their residence halls during this time frame. Welcome Home, Roadrunners! Learn more about move-in here.

The SMC Bookstore will be open from 1-5 p.m. for your convenience.

Welcome Week Groups

6:30-7 p.m. | Daugherty and O'Leary Buildings

Students will meet their Welcome Week Leader. Welcome Week Leaders will help new students transition to college by forming relationships and helping them navigate campus services.

Welcome Week Kick-off Concert

7-10 p.m. | Intramural Field by Student Activity Center (SAC)

End your first day on campus with a concert and food on the intramural field. Mingle with new friends, play some lawn games and just have FUN! This is your new home, Roadrunners!

Monday, August 26

Lunch Shuttle Downtown

11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Meet at SAC

Head downtown for some lunch or shopping. Get to know your new community and all that Dowagiac has to offer. Free shuttle.

Roadrunner Passport Day 1

2-3 p.m.

Cake and Kick Back with FYE and Residence Life | Office of First Year Experience

Testing Center Open House | Testing Center

Financial Aid Open House | Office of Financial Aid

Bookstore Open House | Bookstore

This three-day adventure around campus will help you get to know staff in all student services departments. Get a stamp from every department and enter to win one of two $500 scholarships for Spring 2020. Each department will have free food or goodies to collect. We can’t wait to meet you!

Mental Health Break

4-5 p.m. | Theatre in the SAC

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!

New Kids on the Block Ice Cream Social

7-9 p.m. | SAC

Come to this 90s themed mixer! Wear your 90s gear to meet some new friends and enjoy an ice cream treat.

Tuesday, August 27

Pancake Brunch

9-11 a.m. | SAC

Start your morning at SMC off right with a good breakfast! Join Student Life staff in front of the SAC for a delicious pancake breakfast.

Lunch Shuttle Downtown

12-2 p.m. | Meet at SAC

Head downtown for some lunch or shopping. Get to know your new community and all that Dowagiac has to offer. Free shuttle.

Roadrunner Passport Day 2

3-4 p.m.

Records Open House | Advising Suite

AARC Open House | Advising Suite

TRIO Student Support Services Open House | Advising Suite

Student Activity Center Open House | SAC

This three-day adventure around campus will help you get to know staff in all student services departments. Get a stamp from every department and enter to win one of two $500 scholarships for Spring 2020. Each department will have free food or goodies to collect. We can’t wait to meet you!

The Trail Mixer

5-6 p.m. | SAC and SMC Trails

Learn about exercise and healthy eating as you start your time on your own in college. Take a stroll on our beautiful nature trails and learn how to make a healthy meal.

Wednesday, August 28

New Student Convocation

10-11 a.m. | Theatre in the Lyons Building

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

Roadrunner Passport Day 3

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Help Desk Open House | Wood Building

Library/Teaching and Learning Center Open House | Library

Meet a Faculty Member | Daugherty and Wood Buildings

This three-day adventure around campus will help you get to know staff in all student services departments. Get a stamp from every department and enter to win one of two $500 scholarships for Spring 2020. Each department will have free food or goodies to collect. We can’t wait to meet you!

Lunch Shuttle Downtown

12-2 p.m. | Meet at SAC

Head downtown for some lunch or shopping. Get to know your new community and all that Dowagiac has to offer. Free shuttle.

Outside Workout

2-3 p.m. | Intramural Field by SAC

Give yourself a moment to recharge and get moving in this fun outside exercise activity. All are welcome—no prior experience needed.

Thursday, August 29

Picnic with President Mathews

12-1:30 p.m. | In front of SAC

Meet President Mathews, faculty and staff during lunch in Alumni Plaza. Free lunch is provided.

Outdoor Movie

7-10 p.m. | Intramural Field by SAC

Join the Student Life staff for a movie under the stars. Lots of movie-night snacks will be provided! The movie will be projected on a large screen in the intramural field. Lawn games and other activities are planned.

Watch a Video Recap of Welcome Week 2018

Questions?

fye@swmich.edu

(269) 782-1499

Images from Welcome Week 2018