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Residence halls open for freshmen

FALL 2022 SEMESTER (14 WEEKS) August 12, Friday  End of summer school August 15, Monday – August 19, Friday  Registration/schedule adjustment August 15, Monday  Residence halls open for freshmen August 16, Tuesday – August 19, Friday  Week of Welcome for freshmen August 20, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.  Residence halls open for upperclassmen August 22, Monday, 8 a.m. First day of classes August 22, Monday – August 26, Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Late registration/schedule adjustment (add-drop) August 26, Friday  Last day to add a class August 29, Monday Withdrawal (“W”) period begins September 3, Saturday – September 5, Monday  University Computing Services unavailable September 5, Monday  Labor Day Holiday – University closed September 9, Friday  Application for December graduation due in academic Dean’s office September 16, Friday  Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 weeks courses October 3, Monday, Noon  Freshmen/Sophomore midterm grades due October 7, Friday 1st 8 weeks courses end October 10, Monday 2nd… Event Type: Academic. Calendar: Academic. Monday, August 15, 2022 – Tuesday, August 16, 2022. For more info visit www.marshall.edu.

Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome (WOW) is part of the First Year Experience at Marshall University. WOW serves as more than a class or program; it is an experience that is essential to the success of first-year students at Marshall. It is a collaborative, introductory effort to welcome, educate and socialize new, first-year students to the Marshall University campus, academic expectations, personnel, resources and traditions during the first few weeks of the fall semester. The full schedule for Week of Welcome 2022 will be available late summer. Event Type: Academic. Calendar: Academic. Show on Homepage: Yes. Monday, August 15, 2022 – Sunday, August 21, 2022. For more info visit www.marshall.edu.

Community Service Event

Throughout Week of Welcome, large bins will be placed inside the Memorial Student Center accepting clothing donations for the Marshall Thrift Store. Items at the thrift store, located across from Old Main, are completely free for Marshall students. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Monday, August 15, 2022 – Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Marshall ROTC and WV National Guard Obstacle Course

Looking for something both mentally and physically challenging to do on campus during WOW? Stop by our obstacle course and see if you have what it takes to make it through with the best time. Prizes will be awarded for various categories. Free cold drinks. Building: Harless Field. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Monday, August 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Turn Up for Tie-Dye

It's time to get colorful and support our military on campus! Stop by to make some cool tie-dye shirts with your family and the Marshall ROTC. Visit our tent to tie-dye one of our shirts or bring your own! Building: Harless Field. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Monday, August 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Monday Move-In Floor Meeting

Attend your floor meeting to get to know the members of your residence hall community, meet your Resident Advisor and learn the policies for living on campus. Your RA will let you know exactly where in the building your floor will be meeting. This event is mandatory for anyone who moves in on Monday. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Monday, August 15, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Your residence hall floor.

Marshall ROTC and WV National Guard Obstacle Course

Looking for something both mentally and physically challenging to do on campus during WOW? Stop by our obstacle course and see if you have what it takes to make it through with the best time. Prizes will be awarded for various categories. Free cold drinks. Building: Harless Field. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Turn Up for Tie-Dye

It's time to get colorful and support our military on campus! Stop by to make some cool tie-dye shirts with your family and the Marshall ROTC. Visit our tent to tie-dye one of our shirts or bring your own! Building: Harless Field. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Tuesday Move-In Floor Meeting

Attend your floor meeting to get to know the members of your residence hall community, meet your Resident Advisor and learn the policies for living on campus. Your RA will let you know exactly where in the building your floor will be meeting. This event is mandatory for anyone who moves in on Tuesday. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Your residence hall floor.

Recess at the Rec Block Party

Grab your friends and join us for "Recess at the Rec" on the Rec Center plaza and turf field. Enjoy some food, participate in "Old School Yard Games" and activities, win prizes and more. Come ready for a fun night of RECESS! Building: Recreation Center. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

Career Education

Join us to meet our Career Education friendly staff and enjoy food, drinks and games. Building: Career Center. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Disco Bingo

Join us for a fun-filled evening of disco-themed bingo, with over $1,000 worth in prizes! Our grand prize is a Nintendo Switch. Building: Memorial Student Center. Room: BE5. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

A Taste of Marshall Athletics

Join us for an evening of food trucks, movie time and fun! First, we will meet at the Joan C. Edwards Football Stadium to take our iconic freshman class photo! Then, we hope you stick around for free local food from some of Huntington's best food trucks and join us as we watch We Are Marshall on the field. You will also be able to sign up for The Stampede, Marshall's newly revamped student organization for athletics. Building: Joan C. Edwards Football Stadium. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6:00 PM.

Greek Life Ice Cream Social

Go-Go Greek Life Ice Cream Social! You scream for ice cream, we scream for ice cream -- come and get some groovy ice cream and listen to some far-out tunes while learning about fraternity and sorority life here at Marshall University. Building: Memorial Student Center Plaza. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Friday, August 19, 2022, 11:00 AM.

Student Organization Tables

Many of our student organizations will be available to meet you and answer any questions. Stop by and get involved! Building: Memorial Student Center Plaza. Room: (Rain location: Lobby). Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Friday, August 19, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Blizzard of Bucks

The Blizzard of Bucks game show and Money Machine will be full of laughs and plenty of chances to win prizes, including cash! Contestants are drawn at random to compete in three rounds of the wildest, goofiest games for a chance to step into the exciting Money Machine. The finalists will then have 30 seconds in a swirling sea of green to "Go for the Dough." Any finalist could walk away with up to $500 in CASH! Building: Memorial Student Center Plaza. Room: (Rain location: lobby). Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Friday, August 19, 2022, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Build-a-Bison

Only during WOW can you experience the fun of making your own miniature mascot for FREE! Come early, supplies are limited. Building: Memorial Student Center. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Friday, August 19, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

E-Sports Tournament

Grab your gaming console and compete against other students for the chance to win prizes! As a bonus, playing in our WOW tournaments also introduces you to the Herd gaming community. Are you up for the challenge? Building: Memorial Student Center. Room: BE38A and Marco's. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Friday, August 19, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Name That Tune

In this game show, contestants face off against each other to test their knowledge of songs and win prizes! Building: Memorial Student Center. Room: Don Morris Room. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Friday, August 19, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Rec Fest Disco Party

This annual event will feature over 100 vendors, door prizes, giveaways, activities and food. Rec Fest is designed to familiarize Marshall students with local business and on-campus organizations. Stop by to socialize and meet new people, while having fun visiting booths. Building: Recreation Center. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

E-Sports Tournament

Grab your gaming console and compete against other students for the chance to win prizes! As a bonus, playing in our WOW tournaments also introduces you to the Herd gaming community. Are you up for the challenge? Building: Memorial Student Center. Room: BE38A and Marco's. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Blizzard of Bucks

The Blizzard of Bucks game show and Money Machine will be full of laughs and plenty of chances to win prizes, including cash! Contestants are drawn at random to compete in three rounds of the wildest, goofiest games for a chance to step into the exciting Money Machine. The finalists will then have 30 seconds in a swirling sea of green to "Go for the Dough." Any finalist could walk away with up to $500 in CASH! Building: Memorial Student Center. Room: Don Morris Room. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Outdoor Movie

Join us as we enjoy a movie under the stars! Building: Harless Field. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

3 v 3 Soccer

Join in with The Rec in an intramural soccer tournament on the Rec's turf field! Building: Recreation Center. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Sunday, August 21, 2022, 2:30 PM.

Class Tours/Walk

Worried about getting to your first classes? Have no fear - bring your schedule and join the College Program for Students with Autism in front of Old Main (by the stairs). You will be matched with a mentor who will show you where each of your classes is located on campus to help make that first day a little less stressful. Building: Old Main. Room: (Meet at the front of Old Main). Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Sunday, August 21, 2022, 4:00 PM.

E-Sports Tournament

Grab your gaming console and compete against other students for the chance to win prizes! As a bonus, playing in our WOW tournaments also introduces you to the Herd gaming community. Are you up for the challenge? Building: Memorial Student Center. Room: BE38A and Marco's. Event Type: Week of Welcome. Calendar: Week of Welcome. Sunday, August 21, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.