New Student Welcome Week (August 12th-20th) is designed to help you become familiar with your new home. The week is filled with a variety of fun and engaging academic and social activities. You will also receive important information vital to your success at KSU. ALL new students must participate in ALL activities. Any student seeking exemption from any activity must submit a written request to Dr. Erin Wheeler at erin.wheeler@kysu.edu by Monday, August 8th.

Schedule Subject to Change!      

Faculty & Staff RSVP Here!


Saturday, August 12th : Welcome Home!

MOVE-IN DAY/REGISTRATION DAY
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
All new students who are living on campus are required to complete registration and check into their residence halls. All commuters and non-residential new students must complete their registration during this time.

FAMILY DINNER (FAMILY EVENT)
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
After you are settled into your room and have completed registration, you and your family are invited to a Family Dinner in the Student Center Ballroom. You will be officially greeted by KSU’s administration, faculty and staff. This event is casual.

RESIDENCE HALL/ICEBREAKER
8:00 PM -10:00 PM
LUAU ON THE YARD
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Student Center Courtyard
Hosted By: SGA and The Office of Student Life
Rain Site: Student Center Ballroom

LUAU ON THE YARD 
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Student Center Courtyard
Hosted By: SGA and The Office of Student Life
Rain Site: Student Center Ballroom


Sunday, August 13th: Get Your Mind Right!

Prepare yourself mentally for your Thorobred journey. You will have the opportunity to attend a worship service, listen to a motivational speaker, and participate in a yoga and meditation session. End the day with a BBQ on the Yard and fun activities sponsored by Residence Life.

WORSHIP SERVICE
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Bradford Hall
Hosted By: Baptist Campus Ministries

GROUP SESSION: “GET YOUR MIND RIGHT”
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Student Center Ballroom

YOGA AND MEDITATION
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
In Front of Kentucky Hall
Rain Site: Exum Dance Studio

BBQ ON THE YARD
4:30 PM -7:00 PM
Student Center Courtyard

RESIDENCE LIFE SOCIAL PROGRAM
8:00 PM -10:00 PM


Monday, August 14th: Who Am I? Where Am I? 

Get to know your community and role as a student through a tour of Frankfort, discussion on Student Rights and Responsibilities, and Residence Hall meetings. Complete the day with movie night at the Amphitheater.

TOUR OF FRANKFORT AND CESKAA (Center of Excellence for the Study of Kentucky African Americans)
8:00 AM – 12:50 PM

CONCURRENT GROUP SESSIONS: E-TEXTBOOK TRAINING, STUDENTS’ RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

All students meet in Student Ballroom at 1PM to receive your group assignments!

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Group A
E-Textbook Training
ASB 542

Group B
Students’ Rights and Responsibilities
Student Center Ballroom

2:10 PM – 3:10 PM
Group A
Students’ Rights and Responsibilities
Student Center Ballroom

Group B
E-Textbook Training
ASB 542

ALCOHOL EDU
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Student Center Computer Lab, 1st Floor

RESIDENCE LIFE SOCIAL PROGRAM
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

MOVIE NIGHT
8:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Student Center Ballroom


Tuesday, August 15th: Enter to Learn, Go Out to Serve.

Experience the heart of KSU: Social Responsibility. This day is dedicated to giving back to our surrounding community and its citizens. You will have the opportunity to be involved in a group community service project as well as learn about organizations you will be working with for your UNV 101 community service project.

Suggested Attire for Community Service
Comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes that you do not mind getting dirty.

GROUP SESSION: VISION OF SUCCESS
9:45 AM – 10:50 AM
Student Center Ballroom

COMMUNITY AGENCY FAIR
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Student Center Food Court

CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Faculty and Staff Check-In: Student Center Lobby, 2nd Floor
Student Check-In: Student Center Ballroom


Wednesday, August 16th: Breds — The 4.0 Edition

This day will focus on KSU’s rich academic culture. You will have the opportunity to interact with faculty in your major during a departmental meet and greet. Afternoon workshops will help you learn strategies to become a successful Thorobred student. Conclude the day by choosing your KSU Mentor during a fun and interactive mixer.

ACADEMIC MEET AND GREET
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Student Check-In: Student Center Ballroom

GROUP SESSION: The 4.0 THOROBRED
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hathaway 123

MENTOR MIXER
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Student Center Ballroom

PINNING CEREMONY REHEARSAL
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Bradford Hall


Thursday, August 17th: Float Like a Butterfly…

Honor the legacy of Muhammad Ali, a Kentucky native and friend to KSU. You will spend the day in Louisville touring the Ali Center followed by a relaxing lunch on the Ohio River. After your return to campus, you will enjoy the Mighty Marching Thorobred Band and learn KSU’s spirit cheers, songs and dances.

STUDENT CHECK-IN
Student Center Ballroom
7:30 AM

RETURN TO CAMPUS
4:30 PM

THOROBRED MARCHING BAND STAMPEDE
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Exum Gym


Friday, August 18th: Becoming a KSU Man and Woman

Spend time with Mr. and Miss KSU during their signature Welcome Week event: Brother to Brother and Sister to Sister. This fun and informative dialogue will give you insight into the KSU social scene. Later, key staff will provide tips on becoming a KSU Man or Woman of Excellence. The day will culminate with a Pinning Ceremony and Candle Light Vigil that marks the beginning of your journey to become a KSU graduate! After the ceremony, relax at a pool party with SGA!

PINNING CEREMONY REHEARSAL
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Amphitheater

BROTHER 2 BROTHER/ SISTER 2 SISTER
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Student Center Ballroom

BECOMING A MAN OR WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Women of Excellence: Student Center Ballroom
Men of Excellence: Hathaway 123

STUDENTS REPORT FOR CLASS PICTURE AND PINNING CEREMONY
5:15 PM
Amphitheater

PINNING & CANDLE LIGHT CEREMONY (FAMILY EVENT)
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Bradford Hall

Required Attire for Pinning Ceremony
Women – Black dress (knee-length, no spaghetti straps) or white dress shirt with black slacks or skirt (knee-length).
Men – White dress shirt and black slacks.
All – Comfortable black dress shoes.

POOL PARTY
9:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Exum Gymnasium


Saturday, August 19th: The ‘Bred Life

Get a preview of the life of a Thorobred. Spend the day with KSU’s student leaders. Find an organization to join during SGA’s student organization fair. Later, be a star during an epic Lip Sync Battle, and choose the hottest fall looks during a fashion show.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR
1:00 PM -2:30 PM
Student Center Ballroom
Hosted by SGA

THE CLASS OF 2020 LIPSYNC BATTLE
3:30 PM – 5: 00 PM
Student Center Ballroom
Register: katianna.yates@kysu.edu

SGA FASHION SHOW
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Student Center Ballroom


Sunday, August 20th: Ready, Set, Go…

This day will be used to prepare for classes on Monday, August 22. New Student Orientation Leaders will assist you with setting up your e-books, logging into Blackboard, checking your email, printing class schedules and syllabi, and finding your classrooms.

GROUP SESSION: READY, SET, GO…
1:00 PM
Student Center Ballroom