(Victor Valley)- – A variety of activities are planned to help the more than 1,500 students who are expected to move in to Cal State San Bernardino’s residence halls on Sunday, Sept. 16, to kick off the university’s official Welcome Week of the 2012-2013 school year.
Students and their families will be carting boxes, computers, furniture and other assorted items into the university’s Serrano Village (traditional residence halls), Arrowhead Village (apartment-style student housing next to Serrano) and University Village, a 480-bed apartment-style complex across the street from the campus on Northpark Boulevard.
Representatives from student housing and various other campus departments will be available on Sunday to answer questions for students, provide advice and help assist them transitioning to college dorm life.
Parents will also learn ways to assist their student adjust to college life during their own orientation session from 8 a.m.-noon. New CSUSB President Tomás Morales is scheduled to speak at the event at 9:15 a.m.
The official start of the university’s Welcome Week begins Sunday at 6 p.m. with an ice cream social, during which time new and returning CSUSB students will have the chance to get acquainted at the Village Square by the pool area.
Among the other Sunday activities are presentations by staff from CSUSB’s Recreational Sports and Housing and Residential Life departments, followed by a movie and popcorn.
The remainder of the week will feature a variety of programs, activities and competitions for students to get acquainted with each other and the campus before classes begin on Thursday, Sept. 20. Other planned events during the week include:
- Sept. 17: Living learning community; Greek life and its fraternities and sororities.
- Sept. 18: Food eating competition; ‘Yote Cash Cab game; a barbecue and root beer pong.
- Sept. 19: Quesadilla cookout; The Price is Right game and prizes; rock-n-roll dance.
- Sept. 20: Achieving your dreams and goals; and the gift of donating blood presented by CSUSB Student Health and Psychological Counseling Center; “Coyote Idol.”
- Sept. 21: Coyote Crack-up featuring the star of television’s “The Office” B.J. Novack; “Cupcake Wars; “Design on a Dime.”
- Sept. 22: “Chopped” a cooking skills competition; barbecue and a “Super Sweet 18 Special” dress-to-impress event.
In addition, information sessions titled “True Life,” will feature presentations specific to identifying with diverse groups such as African American, Asian American, Latino, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern and Native American.
For more information about Move-In Day, contact the university’s Housing and Residential Life office at (909) 473-7800.
For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit http://news.csusb.edu.