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Weeks of Welcome

Week of Welcome Graphic with dates

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 & Recreation, the Division of Enrollment Management & Student Success, the FIT Student
Government Association (SGA), International Student Services, Counseling Services, and Student Life.

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

WEEK ONE  / / / Event / / / Location
Mon, Aug 28    
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 October 27th to 29th. 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 Monday, October 23rd!

 
12 to 3pm

Student Life Spring Open House

Come find out all that Student Life has to offer, including special programming, street fairs, movie nights, discounted movie passes and so much more

Room A-713, Dubinsky Student Center
5:30pm

Cross Country / Track & Field Meeting

Interested in joining FIT's cross country or track & field team?  Come down to a meeting either Monday 8/28 or Tuesday 8/29 at 5:30pm in the Auxiliary Gym to meet Coach Joe.  Contact joseph_plutz@fitnyc.edu with questions.

Auxiliary Gym Room AX39 Sub-Basement, David Dubinsky Student Center
     
Tue, Aug 29    
7am

 

Soccer Team Workout

It's not too late to join!  Come down to a soccer workout on Tuesday morning!  The team will meet at the coach's office at 6:45am, then walk over to the field together.  Contact head coach julia_bazi@fitnyc.edu with questions.

 

Chelsea Park Soccer Field 28th St between 9th & 10th Avenues

12 to 5pm

SVCS Fashion Week Signups

All are welcome to find out how they can volunteer for NYFW (New York Fashion Week). Leading to a sense of connectedness , display of responsibility, belief in your personal talents and contributions as well as a strategic ability to meet interact and learn from industry professionals as you endeavor to hone in on your craft. Come to gain practical experience that can be useful in completing projects, selecting an intern and to gain a better understanding of the industry.

Haft Auditorium, 2nd Floor Feldman
5pm

Pizza Meet- Up

Stop by the Game Room for a for complimentary slice in the Game Room and meet new students from across campus.

Sponsored by the FIT Student Association Government.

Room A738 Game Room, 7th Floor David Dubinsky Student Center
     
Wed, Aug 30    
 8pm

FIT Student Association Presents  - Pirates of the Caribbean

Join the  FIT Student Association for the 1st movie night of the year. Popcorn will be served!

Dining Hall, Dubinsky Building 
     
Thu, Aug 31    
TBA

SVCS Fashion Week Signups

All are welcome to find out how they can volunteer for NYFW (New York Fashion Week). Leading to a sense of connectedness , display of responsibility, belief in your personal talents and contributions as well as a strategic ability to meet interact and learn from industry professionals as you endeavor to hone in on your craft. Come to gain practical experience that can be useful in completing projects, selecting an intern and to gain a better understanding of the industry .

Haft Theater, Feldman Center
4:30pm-6pm

Ice Cream Social for international students & their friends

Make your own sundae while getting to know other FIT students.

Breezeway
     
Fri, Sept 1    
 12pm

Tennis Team Meeting / Workout

Interested in joining FIT's tennis team?  Come down to a workout and meet coach Lynn on Friday, 9/1 at 12pm at the Midtown Tennis Center (27th & 8th).  Contact lynn_cabotpuro@fitnyc.edu with questions.

Midtown Tennis Center (Corner of 27th St and 8th ave)
WEEK TWO  / / / Event  / / / Location
Tues, Sep 5    
 1pm

Student Senate Meeting #1

Join the FIT Student Government Association for an update on policies, procedures and how your student activity fees are used to enhance your college experience!

John E. Reeves Great Hall, Feldman 
8:30pm

Dance Company Auditions

Interested in joining FIT's own Dance Company?  Come down to auditions on Tuesday 9/5 & Thursday 9/7 in the dance studio.  Contact carlita_ector@fitnyc.edu with questions.

 

Dance Studio, Sub Basement Level, Room BX28, Jay & Patty Baker School of Business & Technology
     
Wed, Sep 6    
 8pm

Breakfast for Dinner

Join the FIT Student Association Government for all your favorite breakfast treats  - at night! Music and prizes will be served!

Dining Hall, David Dubinsky 
     
Thurs, Sep 7    
10am-7pm Flea Market Breezeway
     
12pm

Ticket Raffle

Stop by the 7th floor of the David Dubinsky Student Center and submit your name for tickets to the Yankees v. Orioles game. Ticket includes seats in the Audi Club Suite and food. Tickets are $40 each, FIT ID a must!

A734, David Dubinsky Student Center
5:30pm-7pm

International Dialogue: Can you understand where I’m coming from?

Join other international students and those returning from study abroad as they share their experiences adjusting to life in a new culture. Co-sponsored by the Counseling Center and the Office of International Programs.

Room C205, Feldman Center
7pm

Big Friendly Game Night

Join the FIT Student Government Association for a night of oversized fun with giant versions of your favorite games! Fun and light snacks will be served!

Game Room, Room A738, David Dubinsky Student Center
     
Fri, Sep 8    
5pm 

FIT Constitution Day Postcard Design Competition Deadline!

Create the front and back of a 4x6 or 5x7 inch postcard about any part of the United States Constitution and submit it by 5pm on September 8th in a PDF or JPG format to constitution_day@fitnyc.edu. Winners will receive American Express Gift Card sponsored by United College Employees of FIT ($100 for first-place, $50 for second place). Postcard designs will be printed and available to students, faculty, and staff on September 18th for a special Constitution Day event!

 
     
 Sat, Sept 9    
4pm

Table Tennis Meeting

Interested in joining FIT's table tennis team?  Come down to practice and meet coach Wayne Chin on Saturday, 9/9 at 4pm in the main gym! Contact wayne_chin@fitnyc.edu with questions.

 

Main Gym, Sub Basement Level, Room BX02,

Jay & Patty Baker School of Business & Technology

WEEK THREE  / / / Event  / / / Location
Mon, Sept 11    
5-9pm

Style Shop Opening

Check out the annual opening of FIT's Style Shop, a student-ran campus boutique. The Style Shop is overseen by FIT's, Merchandising Society. The Style Shop gets its product from multiple buying teams who design merchandise and purchase within the industry.

Lobby, David Dubinsky  Student Center
     
Tues, Sep 12    
12pm

FITness Class Demo

Stop by the breezeway for a common hour spin class or cardio nation class sample. Feel free to participate or just check out two of our fitness classes in action, meet our instructors, pick up a schedule, and learn more about all the activities offered by the department of Athletics & Recreation. See you there!

Breezeway
12pm

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Overview & First Meeting

If you received an invitation to join Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society or you were a member in the past, stop by FIT’s Beta Theta Sigma Chapter. General Meeting to learn all about chapter activities like Animal Therapy, scholarship opportunities, conferences, and Fall Induction!

Room B734, Jay & Patty Baker Business Center
1pm

Student Senate Meeting #2 

Join the FIT Student Government Association for an update on policies, procedures and how your student activity fees are used to enhance your college experience!

 

John E. Reeves Great Hall, Feldman
6:30pm-8:30pm

Film and Media Screening

Love Your Library event - Screening of Frederick Wiseman’s documentary Model. Wiseman was both a Guggenheim and MacArthur Genius Fellow. In 2016, he was honored with an Academy Award for his body of work. Q&A with filmmaker to follow.

Room D207, Pomerantz Center 
7pm

Swimming & Diving Team Meeting

Interested in joining FIT's swimming & diving  team?  Come down to meet coach David Hildebrand on Tuesday 9/12 at 7pm in the Yoga Studio! Contact david_hildebrand@fitnyc.edu with questions.

Yoga Studio, Sub Basement level Room AX25, David Dubinsky Student Center
     
Wed, Sep 13    
9pm

Movie Night

Movie is TBD

DIning Hall, Dubinsky Student Center
     
Fri, Sep 15    
12pm

Create with Google Tilt Brush - A Maker Minds Event

Create with Google Tilt Brush. Paint life-sized, 3D brush strokes - stars, light, and even fire

Goodman Building 6th Floor, FIT Library
WEEK FOUR / / / Event / / / Location
Mon, Sep 18    
12pm-2pm

Constitution Day Postcard Signing

Join faculty and the Leadership Ambassador Team to write to local officials about a cause you care about! Winning designs from the annual Constitution Day Postcard Competition will be available and we’ll cover the postage. Take a stand and make your voice heard!

Breezeway
 

 

 
Tue, Sep 19    
10am-7pm

Flea Market 

 

Breezeway
1pm

Club or Organization Meetings

Attend one of FIT’s 60+ student-run Club and Organization meetings.  Meeting Locations can be found on FIT Link via MYFIT.

Various Campus Locations
     
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