Cameron University to welcome new and returning students with Welcome Week events

Cameron University has a full slate of activities planned for new and returning students during its supersized Welcome Week, which kicks off on Wednesday, August 14, the first day of class. Welcome Week activities are open to all Cameron students at no charge and are sponsored by the Programming Activities Council (PAC), a student-led organization, unless otherwise noted.

“We want Cameron students to arrive on campus with a sense of excitement and anticipation,” says Jennifer Holland, Vice President for Student Services. “By offering so many activities during the first week of class, we’re providing students with numerous opportunities to relax and have fun. Welcome Week is a part of the complete college experience that we want our students to enjoy.”

The Welcome Week schedule follows.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

  • Free Breakfast, 7:30 – 10 a.m., between McMahon Centennial Complex (MCC) & Sciences Complex


Thursday, Aug. 15

  • Poster Sale: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Buddy Green Room, MCC
  • The Norman Magic Experience, 9 p.m., McCasland Ballroom, MCC


Saturday, Aug. 17

  • Pep Rally and Block Party: 6:30 p.m. Aggie Gym


Sunday, Aug. 18 
Welcome Week Olympics: 3:30 p.m., Aggie Rec Center lawn

Monday, Aug. 19

  • Free Pizza: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. McCasland Ballroom, MCC
  • PAC Meeting: 5:30 p.m., Buddy Green Room, MCC


Tuesday, Aug. 20

  • Blood Drive: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. McCasland Ballroom
  • Movie Night: Carmike Cinema, time and movie to be determined


Wednesday, Aug. 21

  • Paint the Town Black and Gold Partner Fair: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., MCC
  • Cosmic Zumba: 9 p.m., Aggie Rec Center


Thursday, Aug. 22

  • Student Organization Fair & T-Shirt Swap: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., MCC lawn
  • Root Beer Float Day: 6-7:30 p.m., Cynthia S. Ross Hall lawn, sponsored by the Cameron University Alumni Association
  • Laser Tag: 7 – 10 p.m., Cynthia S. Ross Hall lawn

Prior to Welcome Week, incoming freshmen have the opportunity to participate in Aggie Escape, an overnight adventure designed to acquaint new students with Cameron traditions. Aggie Escape is scheduled for August 8-9.

Freshmen will also be attending Gold Rush, an orientation event, on Saturday, August 17.

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August 1, 2013

PR# 13-129