Welcome Week

August 26 - September 10, 2021

We're so happy to have you at Kutztown University! Welcome Week activities begin August 26 through September 11.  Welcome Week activities include a variety of events and opportunities for all. Incoming freshmen are required to attend specific events on August 28 and 29 and are indicated with an asterik*. 

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REQUIRED FRESHMEN EVENT SCHEDULE - August 28 and 29

DATE EVENT TITLE TIME AND LOCATION

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28

*Freshmen Kickoff Event

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Andre Reed Football Stadium (rain location, Keystone Field House)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29

*Amazing Academic Race

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Various Classroom Buildings on the North Side of campus
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29

*Convocation

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Keystone Field House
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29 *Class of 2025 Class Photograph 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Andre Reed Football Stadium (rain location, Keystone Field House)
  • Welcome Week Goals & Learning Outcomes
    • Help students feel welcomed on campus
    • Connect students with resources and opportunities on campus
    • Help first-year students to meet/interact with other first-year students, administration, faculty members, and upper-class students

    After participating in Welcome Weekend, first-year students will be able to:

    • Identify who they can go to for help/support in their residence hall
    • Understand how to navigate campus
    • Understand more about their academic college and some of the many opportunities available
  • Welcome Week Schedule

    WEDNESDAY 8/25/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    Success Academy

    (pre-registration required)

    4:30 PM

    THURSDAY 8/26/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    Success Academy

    (pre-registration required)

    Commuter Preview Day

    10:00 AM

    3:00 PM

    McFarland Student Union

    FRIDAY 8/27/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    Success Academy

    (pre-registration required)

    My Place Student Orientation

    2:00 PM

    6:00 PM

    Rohrbach Library

    My Place Parent Orientation

    2:00 PM

    3:00 PM

    Rohrbach Library

    SATURDAY 8/28/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    Bear Essentials Marketplace

    8:00 AM

    4:00 PM

    DMZ - south campus

    Move In Day/Residence Halls Open

    8:00 AM

    4:00 PM

    Residence Halls

    My Place Student Orientation

    9:00 AM

    12:00 PM

    South Dining Hall

    Resident Students: All Hall/Wing Meetings

    5:30 PM

    7:00 PM

    Residence Halls

    *Freshmen Kickoff Event

    7:30 PM

    8:30 PM

    Andre Reed Football Stadium

    Keep Calm and Glow On 

    9:00 PM

    11:00 PM

    DMZ - south campus

    SUNDAY 8/29/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    Morning Stretch Yoga

    9:00 AM

    10:00 AM

    DMZ

    Henna Tattoos

    10:00 AM

    11:00 AM

    DMZ

    *Great Amazing Academic Race 

    11:00 AM

    12:30 PM

    North Campus locations

    *Convocation

    1:00 PM

    2:00 PM

    Keystone Field House

    *Class of 2025 Class Photo

    2:00 PM 

    2:30 PM

    Andre Reed Football Stadium

    Class of 2024 Class Photo - sophomore class

    2:30 PM

    3:00 PM

    Andre Reed Football Stadium

    Wellness Day event

    4:30 PM

    6:00 PM

    Tent on the DMZ - south campus

    Class of 2024 Get Together Event

    3:00 PM

    5:00 PM

    Tent on the DMZ - south campus

    An Evening with Mentalists Larry & Raven

    7:00 PM

    8:30 PM

    McFarland Student Union 183 & Zoom

    MONDAY 8/30/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    Add/Drop Period Begins

    "Ask Me" Stations - get help with any question

    8:00 AM

    3:00 PM

    Alumni Fountain/outside of the McFarland Student Union

    Welcome Week Picnic

    4:00 PM

    7:00 PM

    DMZ - south campus

    Hall Council Info Carnival

    4:00 PM

    7:00 PM

    DMZ - South Campus

    "Walk with Winnie"

    5:30 PM

    6:00 PM

    Meet at the back patio of the President's House

    Let's Taco About the Law

    7:00 PM

    8:00 PM

    MSU 218 - Lecture and Free make your own taco bar

    TUESDAY 8/31/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    "Ask Me" Stations - get help with any question 

    8:00 AM

    3:00 PM

    Alumni Fountain/McFarland Student Union

    Your First Steps as a Golden Bear: Transition from High School to College - Workshop

    11:00 AM

    12:00 PM

    Academic Forum, Room 203

    Welcome Back Bash 

    6:00 PM

    8:00 PM

    DMZ - south campus

    Silent Disco 


    8:00 PM


    10:00 PM


    DMZ - south campus

    WEDNESDAY 9/1/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    Senior Kick Off

    3:00 PM

    3:50 PM

    Virtual

    Women’s Center & LGBTQ+ Resource Center Open House

    4:00 PM

    7:00 PM

    Boxwood House

    KUAB Presents: Survey Says Game Show

    7:00 PM

    8:30 PM

    McFarland Student Union, Room 183 & Zoom

    THURSDAY 9/2/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    Unity Day and Community Link Fair

    10:00 AM

    2:00 PM

    Schaeffer Lawn

    Military & Veteran Welcome Back Picnic


    11:00 AM


    12:30 PM


    Schaeffer Lawn

    Plan for Success: Syllabus Mapping 101


    11:00 AM


    12:00 PM

    Rohrbach Library, Room 7

    Diversity & Dessert at the Multicultural Center - Open House

    3:00 PM

    6:00 PM

    Multicultural Center

    Res Life Cookout

    7:00 PM


    9:00 PM

    Golden Bear Plaza or Basketball Court - south campus

    FRIDAY 9/3/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    Bears at Night BINGO

    7:00 PM

    9:00 PM

    South Dining Hall

    SATURDAY 9/4/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    Home Football Game - KU vs. Assumption

    12:00 PM

    Andre Reed Football Stadium

    National College Colors Day! Wear your maroon and gold!

    Saturday Classes Begin

    MONDAY 9/6/2021

    Labor Day - No Classes

    TUESDAY 9/7/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    Last Day to Add/Drop a course

    Senior Kick Off

    11:00 AM

    11:50 AM

    Virtual

    Return to Campus: Academic Fair

    10:00 AM

    2:00 PM

    Schaeffer Lawn 

    Time Management Strategies to Help You Succeed at KU

    11:00 AM

    12:00 PM

    Academic Forum, Room 203

    Commuter Tuesday (Free Lunch)

    11:00 AM

    12:00 PM

    McFarland Student Union, Room 223

    Coffee and Cookies with the Career Development Center


    11:00 AM


    1:00 PM


    Alumni Plaza

    KUAB Make and Take: Bracelets & Rock Painting

    7:00 PM

    8:00 PM

    McFarland Student Union, Room 218

    WEDNESDAY 9/8/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    Coffee and Cookies with the Career Development Center

    11:00 AM

    1:00 PM

    Alumni Plaza

    Is Your Major Right for You Workshop

    3:00 PM

    Virtual

    KU Soccer vs. Millersville - Home

    7:00 PM

    THURSDAY 9/9/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    Fall Student Involvement Fair

    4:00 PM

    7:00 PM

    McFarland Student Union, Rooms 218, 223, 250, & Engage

    Senior Kick Off

    11:00 AM

    11:50 AM

    Virtual

    Creating Your Personal Brand

    11:00 AM

    11:50 AM

    Virtual

    Military & Veterans Extended Orientation

    11:00 AM


    11:50 AM

    Virtual

    FRIDAY 9/10/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    KU Volleyball Tournament - Home

    11:00 AM

    7:00 PM

    Keystone

    20th Anniversary of 9/11 - Never Forget Remembrance Event 

    11:00 AM

    Bell Plaza - Lawn between Stratton Admn. Bldg. and Old Main.

    SATURDAY 9/11/2021

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    KU Volleyball Tournament - Home

    10:00 AM

    6:00 PM

    Keystone

    KU Field Hockey vs. Mansfield

    1:00 PM



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