Two young men and two young women, all wearing headphones, stand with their arms over each others' shoulders in the Raider Grille.

Welcome Week includes new events

Welcome Week runs Jan. 17 through 19 and includes several new events!

Here’s the schedule:

Jan. 17

  • Club and Department Day — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille.

Jan. 18

  • Heritage Day — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille. The Asian Student Union, Black Africana Student Union, Intervarsity, Hispanic Student Organization and International Student Organization will share learning activities and performances. Free food, games and more!
  • Diversity Painting Classes — Advance signup is required for this event. Sessions run 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. in the Student Center’s multipurpose room. Paint a canvas and learn about artists Romare Bearden, Diego Rivera, Stephen Mopope and Goya!
  • Stand Up Comedy with Chris James — 6-7 p.m. in the ATC auditorium. James started his career in New York after he landed a modeling contract and has since performed at the New York Comedy Club and at the Comedy Store and The Laugh Factory in California. Refreshments will be provided.
  • Cards Against Hypnosis with David Hall — 8-9 p.m. in the ATC auditorium. Comedy hypnotist Hall specializes in unpredictable and interactive hypnosis shows.

Jan. 19

  • Open Mic Night — 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the ATC auditorium. Want to share your skills at spoken word pieces, music, dance, karaoke or other performance? Here’s your chance! Refreshments will be provided.
  • Poetry Night featuring Olivia Gatwood — 8-9 p.m. in the ATC auditorium, with a workshop following the performance. Gatwood is a writer and sex and relationships columnist based out of New York. Her work has been featured on HBO, Huffington Post, Bustle and “Versus and Flow.” This show contains mature content and language.


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