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Weeks of Welcome

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The Weeks of Welcome program, also known as WOW, is a three-week long post-orientation series of events. It is a balanced
combination of learning, excitement, and new experiences. As a returning student to FIT, students will participate in activities, events, 
and presentations reintroducing them to the campus and community. WOW provides a thrilling environment for students to meet
new people, and become re-familiar with FIT and New York City.

WOW is Sponsored by: Athletics and Recreation, Department of Student Life, International Student Services, , Gladys Marcus Library, CET, Phi Theta Kappa, Career & Internship Services, FIT Student Government Association, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

For a downloadable version of this schedule, please click here.

WEEK ONE  / / / EVENT / / / LOCATION
Mon, Jan 29    
8:30-11am

'First Day Donuts 'n Coffee for International Students & Their Friends'

Fortify yourself for the start of the spring semester with delicious donuts, coffee, and hot chocolate. Say hello and get to know other FIT students!

Sponsored by, International Student Services

International Student Services, B103, Business & Liberal Arts Center
9am

Leadership Weekend Application Live!

Want to learn about becoming a better leader or make new friends? Learn about your role on a team and travel to an off-campus retreat, Leadership Weekend, taking place February 23rd-25th. This retreat is funded by the Student Government Association and led by Leadership Ambassadors, faculty and staff. To sign up, visit www.fitnyc.edu/leadershipweekend by Friday, February 16th!

Sponsored by, The Department of Student Life & The FIT Student Government Association

Apply Now!
12-3pm 

Student Life Open House!

Are you looking to get involved? Stop by the department for a complimentary beverage and come find out all that Student Life has to offer, including special programming, street fairs, movie nights, discounted movie passes and so much more!  And meet the Student Life team!

Sponsored by, The Department of Student Life

The Department of Student Life, Rm A713, David Dubinsky Student Center
5:30pm

'Outdoor Track & Field Team Meeting'

Interested in joining FIT's outdoor track & field team? Come down to the auxiliary gym to meet Coach Joe, find out details and ask any questions you may have. Can't make the meeting? Contact the coach at joseph_plutz@fitnyc.edu instead!

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Auxiliary Gym,  Rm. AX39, David Dubinsky Student Center
     
Tue, Jan 30    
 9-5pm

'DECA's Bake Sale'

Come support FIT Collegiate DECA in their efforts to raise money for their annual competition! We will be selling baked goods to sweeten up your day!

Sponsored by, DECA

Lobby, David Dubinsky Student Center
12-4pm

'Gospel Choir Bake Sale'

Stop by the Dubinsky Lobby to grab a sweet treat and support the FIT Gospel Choir!

Sponsored by, the Gospel Choir

Lobby, David Dubinsky Student Center
12-2pm, (every 15 minutes)

'Get to know the Library'

The Library is one of the highest rated and most used resources on campus. Find out why by joining taking a 15 minute tour of our facilities and services.

Sponsored by, the Gladys Marcus Library

5th Fl Library Service Desk Area, Goodman Building
1-2pm

'New Club Training'

Are you an member of an FIT Club or Organization? Attend new club training to get a refresher on Club and Organization policies and procedures. *Mandatory for New Clubs*  

Sponsored by, The Department of Student Life & The Student Government Association

A721, David Dubinsky Student Center
5:30pm

'Outdoor Track & Field Team Meeting'

Interested in joining FIT's outdoor track & field team? Come down to the auxiliary gym to meet Coach Joe, find out details and ask any questions you may have.  Can't make the meeting? contact the coach at joseph_plutz@fitnyc.edu instead!  

Sponsored by Athletics & Recreation

Auxiliary Gym, Rm AX39, David Dubinsky Student Center
8:30pm

'Dance Company Auditions'

Got what it takes to join FIT's dance company? Come down to the dance studio to show off your moves, find out details and ask any questions you may have. Contact the dance company director at carlita_ector@fitnyc.edu for more info.

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Dance Studio, Rm BX28, Business & Liberal Arts Center
     
Wed, Jan 31    
12-2pm

'Civility Initative'

Stop by the table to learn about FIT's exciting new civility initiative. Students will be able to sign the civility pledge, pick up button, and take a selfie in front of civility backdrop showing their support. Don't forget to post your photo to social media using #IPledge.

Sponsored by Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Lobby, David Dubinsky Student Center
     
Thurs, Feb 1    

12-2pm,  (every 15 minutes)


'Get to know the Library'

The Library is one of the highest rated and most used resources on campus. Find out why by joining taking a 15 minute tour of our facilities and services.

Sponsored by, the Gladys Marcus Library

5th Fl Library Service Desk Area, Goodman Building
12-2pm

'OL Recruitment Table'

Interested in joining the 2018 Orientation Leader Team? Stop by the Student Center lobby for more details.

Sponsored by, The Department of Student Life

Lobby, David Dubinsky Student Center
1-2pm

'OL Information Session'

Interested in joining the 2018 Orientation Leader Team? Join us for this informative and fun info session!

Sponsored by, The Department of Student Life

D530, Pomerantz Center
 1-2pm

'New Club Training'

 Are you an member of an FIT Club or Organization? Attend new club training to get a refresher on Club and Organization policies and procedures. *Mandatory for New Clubs*

Sponsored by, The Department of Student Life & The FIT Student Government Association

A721, David Dubinsky Student Center
     
WEEK TWO / / / EVENT / / / LOCATION
Mon, Feb 5    
5pm

'Men's Tennis Team Meeting'

Interested in joining FIT's tennis team? Come down to the main gym to find out details and ask any questions you may have. Can't make the meeting? Contact the coach at lynn_cabotpuro@fitnyc.edu instead!

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Main Gym, Rm BX02, Business & Liberal Arts Center
6:30pm

'Women's Volleyball Team Meeting'

Interested in joining FIT's women's volleyball team? Come down to the main gym to find out details and ask any questions you may have. Can't make the meeting? Contact the coach at deborah_hong@fitnyc.edu instead!

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Main Gym, Rm BX02, Business & Liberal Arts Center
     
Tues, Feb 6    
1-2pm

'Student Senate Meeting'

Meet your 2017-2018 Student Government Association and the representatives from the 70 clubs and organizations

Sponsored by, The FIT Student Government Association

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Center
12-2pm

'OL Recruitment Table'

Interested in joining the 2018 Orientation team. Stop by the student Center lobby for more details.

Sponsored by, The Department of Student Life

Lobby, David Dubinsky Student Center
12-2pm

'Skyliners Auditions'

The Skyliners are looking for new members to perform with us! Contact Skyliners@fitnyc.edu with any questions.

Sponsored by, FIT Skyliners

A734, David Dubinsky Student Center
1-2pm

'Phi Theta Kappa General Meeting'

Do you have a 3.5 cumulative G.P.A.?  Are you looking to obtain scholarship?  Stop by the first PTK meeting!

Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

B734, Business & Liberal Arts Center
     
Wed, Feb 7    
11-3pm

'Innovation Playground'

Students, come join us in the Great Hall to explore emerging and creative technologies and see how they can inspire you - Google Tilt Brush, Drones, LilyPad wearable microprocessors, haptic sculpting device, and more.

Sponsored by, Interdepartmental Collaboration / IT/ Library / CET and others

The Great Hall, Pomerantz Student Center
1-2pm

'Fabric & Clothing Sale with Laser Engraving'

AATCC will be selling fabric, hand dyed tote bags and also perform laser engraved etchings on students clothing and fabric

Sponsored by, American Association of Textiles Colorists & Chemists

Lobby, David Dubinsky Student Center
 5-9pm

'Style Shop, Spring Opening'

 Stop by the Style Shop for its Spring Opening.

Sponsored by Merchandising Society Style Shop

Lobby, David Dubinsky Student Center
     
Thurs, Feb 8    
12-4pm

'Gospel Choir Bake Sale'

 Stop by the Dubinsky Lobby to grab a sweet treat and support the FIT Gospel Choir.

Sponsored by Gospel Choir

Lobby, David Dubinsky Student Center
1-2pm

'OL Information Session'

Interested in joining the 2018 Orientation team!  Stop by this informative session for more details.

Sponsored by, the Department of Student Life

C513, Feldman Center
12-2pm

'Decorate a Mardi Gras Mask'

 Stop by the Center and decorate your  personal Mardi Gras Mask

Sponsored by, The Department of Student Life

The Center Rm A739, David Dubinsky Student Center
4pm

'How to Start a New Club Info Session'

Interested in starting a new club or organization? Join Student Life and FIT SGA for an info session to answer any questions about the process.  

Sponsored by, The Department of Student Life & FIT The Student Government Association

A721, David Dubinsky Student Center
6-9PM

'Drag Auditions #2'

Calling All Drag Kings and Queens. Please bring a short bio including “What DRAG means to you”?  Bring a headshot/ photo. No experience required. Come as you are.

Sponsored by, The FIT Student Government Association

Haft Auditorium, Feldmen Center
6:30pm

'Women's Volleyball Team Meeting'

Interested in joining FIT's women's volleyball team? Come down to the main gym to find out details and ask any questions you may have. Can't make the meeting? Contact the coach at deborah_hong@fitnyc.edu instead!

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Main Gym, Rm BX02, Business & Liberal Arts Center
     
Fri, Feb 9    
9am-5pm

'Winter Olympics Event Streaming'

We will be showing various competitions throughout the course of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in our office. Come watch with International Student Services and support your favorite country!

 *This screening will run until the 23rd of February.

Sponsored by, International Student Services

International Student Services, Room B103, Business & Liberal Arts Center
5pm

'Men's Tennis Team Meeting'

Interested in joining FIT's men's tennis team? Come down to the main gym to find out details and ask any questions you may have. Can't make the meeting? Contact the coach at lynn_cabotpuro@fitnyc.edu instead!

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Main Gym, Rm BX02, Business & Liberal Arts Center
     
Sat, Feb 10    
4pm

'Table Tennis Team Meeting'

Interested in joining FIT's table tennis team? Come down to the auxiliary gym to meet Coach Wayne, find out details and ask any questions you may have. Can't make the meeting? Contact the coach at wayne_chin@fitnyc.edu instead!

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Auxiliary Gym, Rm AX39, David Dubinsky Student Center
     
WEEK THREE / / / EVENT / / / LOCATION
Tues, Feb 13    
12-2pm

Money Moves!!

Tips, Tricks and information on how to make money moves!!

Sponsored by, Financial Aid Services

Lobby, David Dubinsky Student Center
9-5pm

'Merchandising Society Bake Sale'

Join FIT’s Merchandising Society for a Bake Sale in the Dubinsky Lobby!

Sponsored by, Merchandising Society

Lobby, David Dubinsky Student Center
10-7pm

'Spring Blood Drive'

Did you know donating blood can save 3 lives? Stop by the Great Hall and donate blood to the NYC community.

Sponsored by, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

The Great Hall, Pomerantz Center
     
Wed, Feb 14    
10-3pm

'Student Open House'

Get an Early Start on Your Career! Meet our team! Career and Internship Counselors will be available to talk about CIS Services. Food, Giveaways and More!

Sponsored by, Career & Internship Center

Career & Intership Center, Rm B202, Business & Liberal Arts Center
9-5pm

'DECA Bake Sale'

Come support FIT Collegiate DECA in their efforts to raise money for their annual competition! We will be selling baked goods to sweeten up your day!

Sponsored by DECA

Lobby, David Dubinsky Student Center
 12-4pm

'Valentine's Party'

Come enjoy Valentine's treats while crafting Valentine messages for loved ones at home or on campus, and ISS will mail them.

Sponsored by, International Student Services

International Student Services, Rm B103, Business & Liberal Arts Center
     
Thurs, Feb 15    
10-3pm

'Fabric and Clothing Sale with Laser Engraving'

AATCC will be selling fabric, hand dyed tote bags and also perform laser engraved etchings on students clothing and fabric

Sponsored by, American Association of Textile Colorists & Chemists

Lobby, David Dubinsky Student Center
11-3pm

'Club & Involvement Fair'

Interested in joining a club or organization? Stop by the Club and Involvement Fair to speak with representation from FIT’s 60 clubs and organizations! 

Sponsored by, The Department of Student Life & The FIT Student Government Association

The Great Hall, Pomerantz Center
12-2pm

'Celebrate Chinese New Year'

Join members of the FIT community by decorating Chinese New Year Craft.

Sponsored by, The Department of Student Life

A739 The Center, David Dubinsky Student Center
12-4pm

'Gospel Choir Bake Sale/Art Sale'

Join Gospel Choir for a Bake Sale and Artwork Sale in the Dubinsky Lobby! All funds raised will help Gospel Choir attend a trip for the Spring 2018 semester! 

Sponsored by, Gospel Choir

Lobby, David Dubinsky Student Center
5-6pm

'Lunar New Year: First Sunrise'

Celebrate Asian culture in the Year of the Dog, and join us in sweeping out bad luck and welcoming good fortune while enjoying delicious Asian delicacies.  Co-sponsored by the Asian Student Network, Chinese Student Social, Taiwanese Student Network, and the Office of International Programs.

Sponsored by International Student Services

The Great Hall, Pomerantz Center
     
Fri, Feb 16    
1pm

'How to Start a New Club Info Session'

Interested in starting a new club or organization? Join Student Life and FIT SGA for an info session to answer any questions about the process.  

Sponsored by The Department of Student Life & The FIT Student Government Association

A721, David Dubinsky Student Center
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