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Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome

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Autumn Semester 2017: August 28-31

WOW Poster Click here to see these events as a PDF!

The Week of Welcome (WOW) is an exciting and informative series of events to help students begin their journey at Columbus State. WOW includes seminars, socials, previews and other activities to expose students to all of the opportunities that exist outside of the classroom to enhance each student’s college experience. The events are free and sponsored by various campus departments and clubs. (Columbus and Delaware Campuses both have similar Weeks of Welcome, but have different schedules.)

Explore Campus!

Are you new to campus or just need help finding your class? The Welcome Team is located strategically around campus to support your adjustment to college life and answer your questions. Attend a campus tour and meet the Student Ambassadors! Enter to win daily giveaways!

Track your Involvement!

Keep track of your involvement with the Columbus State Hub! The Columbus State Hub is a web-based platform (powered by OrgSync) that allows you to connect with several organizations, departments, and students on campus! You can join a club or department's Hub page and learn all about their activities, communicate with members and sign up to attend campus events.

Events that you've attended, every organization that you've joined, officer position that you've held, or hours spent volunteering can all be shared as a "Co-Curricular Transcript". These are extremely helpful when reflecting on your out-of-classroom learning and preparing for interviews for those co-ops or "real-world job." Employers want to know that you did more than just attend class (although, we highly recommend that too).

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The Schedule

All Week: Campus Tours

Campus Tours (Begin at Admissions in Madison Hall)

Monday 2:00p.m.

Tuesday 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
Friday, 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Welcome Team
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Locations: 2nd Floor Madison Hall, Nestor Hall Arch & Franklin Hall/Aquinas Hall Walkway

 

The Welcome Team exists to support and coordinate the efforts of the Columbus State community as we welcome students to campus at the beginning of each semester. Staff and students are available to help new and returning students be successful during the first few days of classes, by providing overall assistance as well as specific instructions to help students find their classes and print their schedules.

Interactive Activities
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Locations: Columbus Courtyard

Join us for yard games and activities in between classes!

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Welcome Team
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Locations: 2nd Floor Madison Hall, Nestor Hall Arch & Franklin Hall/Aquinas Hall Walkway

The Welcome Team exists to support and coordinate the efforts of the Columbus State community as we welcome students to campus at the beginning of each semester. Staff and students are available to help new and returning students be successful during the first few days of classes, by providing overall assistance as well as specific instructions to help students find their classes and print their schedules.

Day of Service Fair
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Courtyard Nestor Hall 106 (Rain Location) 

Have an interest in volunteering and serving your community? We at Columbus State believe in the importance of service and engaging with our communities. Stop by the Courtyard and learn of all the volunteer opportunities available for this year's Day of Service! 

Columbus State Has Talent Rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7 due to rain

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cookout & Involvement Fair
11:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Courtyard

Get Involved! The Involvement Fair is your chance to find out what's happening on campus and participate in fun activities! Meet representatives from more than 35 organizations, or learn how to start your own club. This is a great opportunity to learn about campus departments and services offered to students. Also, free lunch will be served by Columbus State's own "Celebrity Chefs".

 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Resource Fair
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Courtyard

Local vendors and campus departments will be on campus for you to browse through and discover. This is also a great opportunity to learn about on or off campus resources available to students.

Snag-a-Snack
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Courtyard

Evening classes? No worries, stop by the Courtyard on your way to class and grab a free snack to hold you over.

 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Columbus State Has Talent 
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Courtyard

Have a talent that you want to showcase? Join us for the annual Columbus State has Talent and show us your skills and enter for your chance to win some cool prizes!


 

Helpful Info

Student Central

Student Central is your first stop for most student questions, from Admissions to Financial Aid to Registration.

Student Central

RAVE - Text Message Alert System

Get emergency alerts on your mobile phone. Columbus State has a text message alert system called Rave Mobile Safety, so sign up your cell today to receive these alerts.

Click here to learn more about RAVE Text Alerts!

Columbus State Bookstore

The Bookstore is your official College source and one-stop shop for everything you need to succeed at Columbus State. Come see our selection of new and used textbooks, supplies, software, electronics, computer products, imprinted Columbus State apparel, gifts, backpacks and totes, and a variety of reference material and general books.

Click here to visit the Bookstore page!

The IT Support Center (Center for Technology & Learning, Room 116)

If you've been wondering where to get assistance with your student email account or how to use the Columbus State Wireless Internet, Cougarweb, or Blackboard, then the IT Support Center is where you want to go. The IT Support Center (5050) answers computer-related questions for all members of the college community. Just call 287-5050 for assistance!

Starting August 10, all Help Desk walk-in support has been moved to the computer commons in TL 116 and the Cyber Café. Starting Autumn Semester, the Cyber Café support team will be available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For later hours, the Help Desk will be available in the Commons. Some of the resources available include username and password assistance, CougarWeb and Blackboard support, email and other software assistance.

Click here to learn more about the IT Support Center!

Academic Advising Services (Aquinas Hall, Room 116)

Advising Services anticipates the needs of our diverse student population and supports students in achieving lifelong educational, career and personal goals. We strive to inspire our students and promote their autonomy.

Delaware Campus: Delaware Advising Services are in Moeller Hall Room 101.

Click here to learn more about Academic Advising Services!

Nestor Hall 106