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Hornet Orientation + Welcome Week

A great start to an unforgettable college experience

Hornet Orientation and Welcome Week are fun-filled and activity packed!

Orientation is geared towards the new incoming students to help you get more familiar with campus, meet new people, and learn about resources to help you be successful at ESU!

Welcome Week encompasses all the exciting events and opportunities to get involved on campus the first week of classes.

All new students are highly-encouraged to participate in Hornet Orientation and Welcome Week events where you will meet new friends, get to know campus, and learn about the resources available to help you succeed.


Hornet Orientation Schedule

Friday, Aug. 20

  • 5-8:30 p.m.: New Hornet orientation kick-off
  • 8-10 p.m.: Late night in the Memorial Union

Saturday, Aug. 21

  • 9:30-10 a.m.: Coffee and donuts with Corky
  • 10-11:30 a.m.: Mini Majors
  • 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Class tours
  • 1-3 p.m.: Super seven: 7 Dimensions of Wellness
  • 3-4:30 p.m.: Campus resource offices open
  • 4-5 p.m.: DSP-Multicultural RSO meet and greet
  • 7-9 p.m.: Hornet Games
  • 7-8 p.m.: Beat the Buzz
  • 9-11 p.m.: Get Rec'd

Full Orientation Details + Prizes


Welcome Week Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 21

  • 9-11 p.m.: Get Rec'd, Recreation Center

Sunday, Aug. 22

  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Succulent Sunday, Wellness Center
  • 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Fraternity & Sorority Life preview, Preston Room, Memorial Union
  • 6-8 p.m.: Get Involved! Organization Fair, Webb Hall, Memorial Union

Monday, Aug. 23

  • 7:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Lost way finding stations, various campus locations
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Block Party, Commercial Street
  • 6-8 p.m.: Interfraternal Council recruitment meet and greet #1, Preston Room, Memorial Union
  • 7:30-9 p.m.: Monday night football, Welch Stadium

Tuesday, Aug. 24

  • 7:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Lost way finding stations, various campus locations
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Huge Activities Fair, Memorial Union Main Street
  • 2-4 p.m. Part-time job fair, Webb Hall, Memorial Union
  • 6-8 p.m.: Panhellenic recruitment info night, Well Hall, Memorial Union
  • 6-8 p.m.: Interfraternal Council recruitment meet and greet #2, Preston Room, Memorial Union
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Party on the patio, Memorial Union Patio/Hornet Nest Patio

Wednesday, Aug. 25

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Huge Activities Fair, Memorial Union Main Street
  • 6-8 p.m.: Panhellenic recruitment orientation, Webb Hall, Memorial Union
  • 8-10 p.m.: Night on the Town: Flint Hills Lanes, 1519 W. Sixth Ave.

Thursday, Aug. 26

  • 2-4 p.m.: Disc Golf ribbon cutting + Disc Golf Clinic/Put o Rama, Wilson Park
  • 6-8 p.m.: Panhellenic Rho Gamma Meet and Greet, front of Memorial Union
  • 8 p.m.: Union Activities Council movie on the lawn, Memorial Union south lawn

Friday, Aug. 27

  • 4:30-9 p.m.: Panhellenic recruitment round 1, Webb Hall, Memorial Union
  • 8 p.m.: Kick-off of "Friday Nights" events

Saturday, Aug. 28

  • 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Panhellenic recruitment round 2, Webb Hall, Memorial Union
  • 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.: Panhellenic game night, Webb Hall
  • 7-9 p.m.: BSU Blackout- sponsored by DSP, OIE, and BSU, Webb Hall

Sunday, Aug. 29

  • 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Panhellenic recruitment round 2, Webb Hall, Memorial Union
  • 7-8 p.m.: Panhellenic bid night, Albert Taylor Hall, Plumb Hall
  • 9 p.m.: Movie at the Library, William Allen White Library

Full Welcome Week Details + Prizes