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The Weeks of Welcome program, also known as WOW, is a six-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: The Department of Student Life, Athletics and Recreation, The Counseling Center, The Office of International Programs, Health Services, Career & Internship Services and the Student Government Association.

WEEK ONE  / / / EVENT / / / LOCATION
Mon, Aug 20    
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!
Mon, Aug 20

 

 
7am-9am

Soccer Tryouts

Interested in joining the FIT Soccer team? Come  show us if you have what it takes to be an FIT Tiger! Contact the head coach with any any questions: julia_bazi@fitnyc.edu.

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Chelsea Park - 28th St. between 9th & 10th Avenues
6:30pm-8:30pm

Volleyball Tryouts

Interested in joining the FIT Volleyball team? Come  and show us if you have what it takes to be an FIT Tiger! Contact the head coach with any any questions: deborah_hong@fitnyc.edu.

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, Sub-Basement, Main Gym Room BX02
Tues, Aug 21    
7am-9am

Soccer Tryouts

Interested in joining the FIT Soccer team? Come show us if you have what it takes to be an FIT Tiger! Contact the head coach with any any questions: julia_bazi@fitnyc.edu.

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Chelsea Park - 28th St between 9th & 10th Avenues
6:30pm-8:30pm

Volleyball Tryouts

Interested in joining the FIT Volleyball team? Come and show us if you have what it takes to be an FIT Tiger! Contact the head coach with any any questions: deborah_hong@fitnyc.edu.

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology Sub-Basement, Main Gym Room BX02
Thurs, Aug, 23    
7pm-9pm

Volleyball Scrimmage

Come and cheer on your FIT Tigers as they take on the Pratt Institute Cannoneers!  There will be giveaways and an appearance by the FIT Tiger mascot, Stitch!

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Jay & Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, Main Gym Room BX02
     
WEEK TWO  / / / EVENT / / / LOCATION
Mon, Aug 27    
5:30pm-6:30pm

Cross Country / Track & Field Team Meetings

Interested in finding out more information about FIT's Cross Country or Track & Field teams? Come meet the coach, get some important information and ask any questions you may have. Contact the head coach with any any questions: joseph_plutz@fitnyc.edu.

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Dubinsky Student Center Sub-Basement, Auxiliary Gym Room AX39
Tues, Aug 28    
5:30pm-6:30pm

Cross Country / Track & Field Team Meetings

Interested in finding out more information about FIT's Cross Country or Track & Field teams? Come meet the coach, get some important information and ask any questions you may have. Contact the head coach with any any questions: joseph_plutz@fitnyc.edu

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Dubinsky Student Center Sub-Basement, Auxiliary Gym Room AX39
12pm-2pm

Tennis Tryouts

Interested in joining the FIT Tennis team? Come meet the coach, get some important information and ask any questions you may have. Contact the head coach with any questions: lynn_cabotpuro@fitnyc.edu

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Midtown Tennis Center, 27th St & 8th Avenue
Thurs, Aug 30    
11am-2pm

FIT Study Abroad Fair

Thinking about Asia in Winter or Paris in Spring? Come learn about the Winter faculty-led programs and semester abroad options for your major!

Sponsored by, The Office of International Programs

Feldman Center Lobby
12pm-2pm

Tennis Tryouts

Interested in joining the FIT Tennis team? Come to meet the coach and get some important information and ask any questions you may have. Contact the head coach with any any questions: lynn_cabotpuro@fitnyc.edu.

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Midtown Tennis Center, 27th St & 8th Avenue
1pm-2pm

 

International Students Meet and Greet

For new international students: get help adjusting to FIT and NYC.

Sponsored by, The Counseling Center 

David Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby 
7pm-9pm 

Volleyball vs Union CC 

Come and support your FIT Tigers in their first home game of the season vs. the Owls of Union County College! There will be giveaways, and an appearance by the FIT Mascot, Stitch!

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Jay & Patty Baker School of Business & Technology, Main Gym Room BX02 
     
WEEK THREE   / / / EVENT / / / LOCATION 

Tues, Sept 4

   

10am-4pm

FIT Mandala Day

Join the FIT community in creating a mandala for yourself!

Sponsored by, The Counseling Center

Breezeway Outside

1pm-2pm

Change Your Mindset for FIT Success

College Skills-Building Workshop Series. This is a skills building workshop to enhance academic performance.

Sponsored by, The Counseling Center

David Dubinsky Student Center, Room A341A

8:30pm-10pm

Dance Company Auditions

Interested in joining the FIT Dance Company? Come show off your moves in a live audition! Contact the dance company director with any questions: carlita_ector@fitnyc.edu

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, Sub-Basement, Dance Studio Room BX28

Thurs, Sept 6

   
1pm-2pm 

Welcome Back Group for Study Abroad Returnees

For students who went abroad during the 2017-2018 school year. Get support as you deal with re-entry issues.

Sponsored by, The Counseling Center

David Dubinsky Student Center, Counseling Center, Room A212B
1pm-2pm

Change Your Mindset for FIT Success

This is a skills building workshop to improve academic performance.

Sponsored by, The Counseling Center

David Dubinsky Student Center, Room A341A
4pm-6pm

Volleyball vs Bergen CC

Come and support your FIT Tigers as they battle Bulldogs of Bergen CC! There will be giveaways, and an appearance by the FIT Mascot, Stitch!

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Jay & Patty Baker School of Business & Technology, Main Gym Room BX02
Sat, Sept 8    
4pm-6pm

Table Tennis Team Meeting

Interested in finding out more information about FIT's Table Tennis team? Come to meet the coach, get some important information and ask any questions you may have. Contact the head coach with any any questions: wayne_chin@fitnyc.edu.

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, Sub-Basement, Main Gym Room BX02
     
WEEK FOUR

  / / / EVENT

/ / / LOCATION
Wed, Sept 12

 

 
6:30pm-7:30pm

Swimming and Diving Team Meeting

Interested in finding out more information about FIT's Swimming and Diving team? Come down to meet the coach, get some important information and ask any questions you may have. Contact the athletic director with any any questions: keith_heron@fitnyc.edu.

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Dubinsky Student Center Sub-Basement, Auxiliary Gym, Room AX39
Thurs, Sept 13    
1pm-5pm

Open House...and Adopt a Plant!

Meet new friends, have a snack, do some arts and crafts, and get a bamboo plant!

Sponsored by, The Counseling Center

Dubinsky Student Center, Counseling Center Balcony 2nd Floor
1pm-2pm

Study Abroad Reunion

Join us for a group discussion to unpack and reflect on your summer or spring abroad programs. Free Pizza and T-shirt!

Sponsored by, The Office of International Programs

Nagler Hall, 220 W. 27th Street
Fri, Sept 14    
5pm-7pm

Book Reading!

Hear excerpts from the book, "The Kevin Show." Discussion with the author, Mary Pilon, and protagonist, Kevin Hall.

Sponsored by, The Counseling Center

Pomerantz Center, Room D207 (The Screening Room) 
12pm-2pm

Tips for your first semester at FIT!

If this is your first semester at FIT then make sure to stop by and chat with a Health & Wellness Peer Educator and tell them how it's been going! The PE's will also have information available for you to pick up about time management, the importance of sleep, navigating NYC, and other information to help first year students thrive! We hope you can take a few minutes to check in and get some tips!

Sponsored by, Health Services & Counseling Services

David Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby
     
WEEK FIVE   / / / EVENT  / / / LOCATION
Mon, Sept 17    
10am-5pm

Career and Internship Services Open House

Students and Faculty will have an opportunity to stop by, meet the counselors, learn about CIS services, and have a snack.

Sponsored by, Career and Internship Services (CIS)

Jay & Patty Baker School of Business & Technology, Room B202 
12pm-2pm

Tips for your first semester at FIT! 

If this is your first semester at FIT then make sure to stop by and chat with a Health & Wellness Peer Educator and tell them how it's been going! The PE's will also have information available for you to pick up about time management, the importance of sleep, navigating NYC, and other information to help first year students thrive! We hope you can take a few minutes to check in and get some tips!

Sponsored by, Health Services & Counseling Services

David Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby 
5pm-6pm

Tips for your first semester at FIT!

If this is your first semester at FIT then make sure to stop by and chat with a Health & Wellness Peer Educator and tell them how it's been going! The PE's will also have information available for you to pick up about time management, the importance of sleep, navigating NYC, and other information to help first year students thrive! We hope you can take a few minutes to check in and get some tips!  

 Sponsored by, Health Services & Counseling Services

David Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby  
Tues, Sept 18

 

 
1pm-2pm

Punctuality and Time Management

This is a skills building workshop to enhance academic performance. 

 Sponsored by, The Counseling Center

David Dubinsky Student Center, Room A341A  
Wed, Sept 19    
7pm-9pm

Volleyball vs Brookdale CC

Come to the main gym on Wednesday, 9/19 at 7pm and support your FIT Tigers as they battle the Brookdale Jersey Blues! There will be giveaways, and an appearance by the FIT Mascot, Stitch!

Sponsored by, Athletics & Recreation

Jay & Patty Baker School of Business & Technology, Main Gym, Room BX02
Thurs, Sept 20    
1pm-2pm

Punctuality and Time Management

This is a skills building workshop to improve academic performance

 Sponsored by, The Counseling Center

David Dubinsky Student Center, Room A341A
Fri, Sept 21    
12pm-2pm 

Tips for your first semester at FIT!

If this is your first semester at FIT then make sure to stop by and chat with a Health & Wellness Peer Educator and tell them how it's been going! The PE's will also have information available for you to pick up about time management, the importance of sleep, navigating NYC, and other information to help first year students thrive! We hope you can take a few minutes to check in and get some tips!

 Sponsored by, Health Services & Counseling Services

David Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby
     
WEEK SIX  / / / EVENT / / / LOCATION
Tues, Sept 25    
1pm-2pm

High Level Learning and Studying for College

This is a skills building workshop to enhance academic performance.

Sponsored by, The Counseling Center

David Dubinsky Student Center, Room A341A 
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