Fall 2012 Welcome Back Week ...
Events You Don't Want to Miss!
August 18 – 23, 2012 

Welcome Week is a five-day program that assists new students with their academic and social transitions to ECU. Welcome Week will connect new students with ECU,  other students, faculty, and staff. All new students are expected to attend Welcome week.

What is the purpose of attending Welcome Week?
The purpose of Welcome Week is to give you all the tools you need to get an excellent start to your college career; in particular, we want you to become an engaged college student. Welcome week does this by assisting you in developing the skills you need to be prepared for the fall semester on the first day of class. You will meet your roommate and make other new friends, and we'll help you find that student organization that is just right for you. Finally, it is our expectation that Welcome week will help you navigate your way around campus and become acquainted with the campus resources that are critical to your student success.

At East Central University, it is our strong position that all new students will benefit from this program. Your participation in the activities during the week will help you feel more comfortable in your new surroundings, which will ultimately help you succeed during your first semester and beyond.

Grab your friends and experience Welcome Back Week 2012! Below are lists of the events taking place each day:
Saturday, August 18 
Ice Cream Social
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Kick-off Welcome Back Week with a free ice cream.
Location: Pesagi Hall
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Game show Dash for Dollars & Dance:  (Music by DJ Kode)
'Dash for Dollars' is a game show that features the 'Incredible Cash Cube', an apparatus that looks like a phone booth, but is filled with $500 cash. Students participate in wild and crazy games along with races of elimination to be a contestant to 'dash for the cash.'  "FREE T-SHIRTS"
Location: Pesagi Hall
Time: 9:00pm – Until

Sunday, August 19

Meet the Greeks: (hosted by Ron Williams and Comedian - CJ Starr)

An information session put on by the Greek organizations for the purpose of recruitment. In this informal environment you will be able to meet and mingle with members from all recognized fraternities and sororities.

Location: Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Fine Arts Center

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm            

Rock The Block Party 2012

Come one, come all to the most spectacular event on campus! Enjoy hours of friends, Comedian - CJ Starr; DJ Kody; Live Music by Nelly Echo; 27ft Blue Crush Muskogee’s Largest Inflatable Water Slide; Wrecking Ball, and FREE stuff! Spend your last day before classes at the Rock The Block Party 2012!
Location: Tiger Fountain
Time: 5:00pm – Until
Monday, August 20              
Howdy Fair
As a college student, learn about the community, meet our Ada residents and become familiar with the businesses, service organizations and churches in the area. These vendors want to connect with you, so stop by for free giveaways and offers specific for ECU students.
Location: University Center plaza
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Comedian - Lav Luv
"LAV LUV" is known for making people laugh. LAV made his way to "open mic night" at Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Corner, and has been on a whirlwind roll with comedy ever since. He is now one of the four permanent hosts at Uptown Comedy Corner which has showcased for hosts Corey "ZOOMAN" Miller, Earthquake, Chris Tucker, and Don "DC" Curry. "He is one of the best dressed comedians on tour right now…" comments radio personality Sexy Wanda Smith of the WVEE 103 FM (Atlanta) morning show. With his suave looks and debonair, no holds barred approach to the stage, LAV has become one of today's hottest young comedy commodities. His performances on three (3) seasons of Black Entertainment Television's "COMIC VIEW" still has viewers laughing.
Location: Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Fine Arts Center
Time: 9:00pm

Tuesday, August 21
Dodge Ball Tournament
Dodgeball is when you have two or more people on each side of a court. The objective of the game is to hit the opposite team with the balls, causing them to be eliminated from the game, the team with the last person standing Wins.
Location: University Center Gym
Time: 6:00pm – Until
Wednesday, August 22             
2012 Fall Involvement Expo
This opportunity to meet with members from over 60 student clubs, organizations, campus departments, non-profit organizations, and local churches will help you find just the kind of involvement you are looking for.
Location: The University Center
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Mike Reeves “The Master Entertainer”
Audiences and participants are amazed, impressed, and entertained as they
watch Mike create the finest comedy show there is! He uses the power of improvisation to create hilarious skits and situations. You will laugh, be amazed, and have a fabulous time watching the volunteers become stars. Each show is as unique as the volunteers.
Location: Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Fine Arts Center
Time: 9:00pm
Thursday, August 23   
Head for the Hill to catch some air on the Outdoor Pursuits Zip Line and the Grand Rapids Water Slide (Music by DJ Kode); PIGSKINS BBQ (meal cost $5)
Location: Norris Field Football Stadium on the north side green
Time: 4:00pm – 10:00pm:



~ An ECU student gets ready for a ride on the Orbitron! ~

~ Zoom City ~

 ~ Students get ready for their ride on the Twin-Spin! ~

~ ECU students having fun at the Block Party! ~

~ Tigers for Christ hanging out at the Howdy Fair ~

~ The Money Tree Game Show! ~

~ Brian Brushwood introduces his friend Mr. Happy Pants! ~

~ CREW with Brian Brushwood! ~