Welcome

We pretty much can't wait 'til you're here.

Congratulations and welcome TCNJ Class of 2023! The fall semester begins with Welcome Week, which has been created to enhance your transition into our community. There are numerous events, information sessions, and opportunities to meet various members of the TCNJ Community and members of your class!

PlayFair

The #1 rated program of Welcome Week! “Hey, somebody give me a standing ovation!”

TCNJ Idol

Show off your talent. The next big star may be you, so come on out and see for yourself!

Convocation

Join us in this ceremony that celebrates your formal induction into the Class of 2023.

Schedule

We have SO MUCH planned for you.

We pleased to present you with some of the highlights for Welcome Week 2018.
First year students will be provided with a full schedule, t-shirt, meal bands, and other important information. Off-campus students are strongly encouraged to attend their 1st meeting to receive the same materials. The full schedule is forthcoming.

Day 1

8/23/18

  • Fitness Center Open Hours


  • Move-In

    First Year residence halls open on Thursday, August 23 and all other residence halls (sophomore and upper class) begin to open on Sunday, August 26. Please view specific times you can move in based on your building and floor.


  • Information Tables

    Information tables will be located on the lawn across from Travers/Wolfe entrance and Allen, Brewster, Ely Circle.


  • Making the Most Out of College with Mindfulness


  • Dinner


  • Healthy Eating on Campus

    Will be located in Brower Student Center 222


  • Off Campus/Commuter Check-In & Welcome (Transfer Students and Freshmen)

    Will be located in Brower Student Center 225 for transfer students and oon the second floor open space for freshmen.


  • Community Meetings


  • Play Fair!

    The #1 rated program of Welcome Week for over ten years! “Hey, somebody give me a standing ovation!” Wear comfortable clothing to participate in this interactive, community-building activity. Ice cream will be available afterwards.


  • Entertainment and Planned Activities

    Include Spokem Word/Slam Poetry Coffeehouse, Late Night Basketball game, Bingo with APO, and Game Night with TNCJ Cheer.


  • Late Night Dining


Day 2

8/24/18

  • Fitness Center Open Hours


  • Group Fitness Class: Yoga with Ellen

    Located in the Fitness Center (Campus Town).


  • Breakfast


  • Do You Hear What I Hear? (Mandatory Session)

    This session will address how each member of the TCNJ community is responsible for making this a campus that values diversity and inclusion. Specifically, this session will highlight how each person plays a role in making this a community that promotes dignity and respect and fosters inclusivity in order to create a culture of belonging.


  • Lunch


  • Multicultural Campus Connection Fair

    Learn about the core of your TCNJ education: The Liberal Learning Program. What does it mean to be a TCNJ Lion? Explore expectations of students in the Code—in and outside of the classroom, both on and off campus, what it means to live and learn with integrity, and examine what legacy you want to leave.


  • Library Event


  • Study Abroad

    Will be located in Music Building, Mayo Concert Hall.


  • Mindfulness Meditation

    Will be located in the Spiritual Center.


  • Learn Local, Live Local!: Community Engagement at TCNJ (Mandatory Session)

    Learn about how TCNJ and you are involved off-campus, including through community engaged learning, voting and civic engagement, and in the history of Trenton and Ewing. Leave with a better knowledge of TCNJ and its role in the community and how you all will become a part of that legacy!


  • Connect Fest

    Discover the many off-campus organizations and businesses that can be a part of your TCNJ experience while here! Representatives from volunteer organizations, local restaurants, student organizations, and others will have information and opportunities for you to connect with them!


  • Fraternity and Sorority Life Information Panel

    Will be located in Brower Student Center 225.


  • Group Fitness Class: Bootcamp with Liz

    Will be located in Fitness Center (Campus Town).


  • Career: Internships and Research Opportunities

    Will be located in Mayo Concert Hall.


  • College: Catalyzing the End of Stereotypes

    Will be located in Brower Student Center 225.


  • Dinner


  • Fitness Center Open Hours


  • Community Meetings & Off Campus Student Meeting


  • Griffin Gatherings (Transfer Students)


  • Activities and Planned Entertainment

    Includes Laser Tag on Trenton Hall Lawn, Bookstore Bonanza, TCNJ Idol, and Glow Around TCNJ.


  • Late Night Dining


Day 3

8/25/18

  • Fitness Center Open Hours


  • Group Fitness Class: Bootcamp with Liz

    Located in the Fitness Center (Campus Town).


  • Breakfast


  • Heart of a Lion: The Core & The Code (Mandatory Session)

    What does it mean to be a TCNJ Lion? This session will answer that for both your experiences outside the classroom (living and learning with integrity) and inside the classroom (our Liberal Learning Program).


  • Lunch


  • A Better High (Mandatory Session)

    Will be located in Student Recreation Center.


  • Fitness Center Open Hours


  • Academic Building Tours (Orientation Leaders & Griffins)


  • Office of Student Involvement Info Session

    Will be located in Brower Student Center 225.


  • New Student Picnic


  • Community Meetings & Off Campus Student Meeting


  • Title TBD: Mingle with Off-Campus Commuters (First Years) and All Transfer Students


  • Activities and Planned Entertainment

    Includes Silent Disco, ReCreate Your Night!, and Game Night with Your Academic School.


  • Late Night Dining


Day 4

8/26/18

  • Fitness Center Open Hours


  • Group Fitness Class: Cycling with Hannah (Campus Town)


  • Brunch


  • Blindfolded Dodgeball Tournament with LDP!

    Located in Brower 100 East


  • Self Defense Seminar (Mixed Martial Arts Club)

    Located in Brower 100 West.


  • Can I Kiss You? (Mandatory Session)

    “Can I Kiss You?” provides specific how-to skills for teaching consent, respect in relationships, bystander intervention, and addressing sexual assault.


  • Dinner


  • Fitness Open Hours


  • Intramural/Club Sports Fair

    Located in Brower Student Center 100 West.


  • Critical Conversations

    Located in Brower Student Center 225 East.


  • Student Government Info Session

    Located in Brower Student Center 225 Wast.


  • Community Meetings & Off Campus Student Meeting


  • Activities and Planned Entertainment

    Includes Manhunt, Cinema Under the Stars, Mixed Signals Improv Show, and Beat Shazam with Tri Sigma!


Day 5

8/27/18

  • Breakfast


  • Convocation

    Your formal induction into the Class of 2022 and the beginning of the academic year. Join the faculty and administration of the College in this ceremony that welcomes you to our community of learners. All students are expected to participate in this activity.


  • Dean Welcome Sessions


  • Department Faculty Welcome Sessions


  • Lunch


  • Summer Reading Discussions


  • Dinner


  • Final Off Campus/Commuter Student Meeting (First Year Students)


  • Community Meetings


  • Activities and Planned Entertainment

    Includes Fellas, Bellas and Acapella, Thinkfast, and Critical Conversations.


  • Late Night Dining


Speakers

You'll like these people.

There are several exciting speakers and programs as part of this year’s Welcome Week program.

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