Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

Monday August 30 marks the beginning of not only a new semester, but also West Chester’s annual Weeks of Welcome events. These events aren’t only for incoming freshmen; all West Chester students are invited to attend.Besides the welcome back receptions from groups and organizations such as LGBTQA and the Career Development Center, there are also events in Sykes featuring novelties and free giveaways. Sykes is continuing weekend movie nights, and events are sponsored almost daily all across campus.

In addition to all of these activities, there are also sporting events taking place, including men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, volleyball, and football. Finally, there are a number of trips sponsored by various organizations on campus, with tickets available at the SSI window.

The Weeks of Welcome culminate with homecoming weekend, beginning October 2. The weekend will feature the annual homecoming game and parade. The entire calendar for the Weeks of Welcome can be found on the New Student Programs website.

Also taking place in the opening weeks of the semester is Family Weekend, October 15 through 17. This weekend opens with a carnival night, and also features historic tours of the campus and planetarium shows.

Jenn Rothstein is a fourth year student majoring in English education. She can be reached at

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