Trojan Daze 2014

Trojan Daze – the Welcome Week festivities for fall 2014 – is quickly approaching! We have an exciting lineup of activities for our students starting on Wednesday, August 13 and ending on Friday, August 22. Our events are always FREE. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Campus Life at 501.569.3308!

Trojan Daze Welcome Week Events:

Friday, August 15
Freshman Convocation, 10:00-11:00 a.m. ♦ University Theater –  This ceremony will mark the beginning of the freshman class’ academic journey, providing them with the opportunity to assemble as a class and – with the drama and regalia of the academic processional and recessional – foreshadow the graduation celebration.

Brunch, 11:00 a.m.-Noon ♦ DSC Diamond Cafe – Come enjoy a delicious brunch to start the day.

Snow Cones with the Greeks, 1:00-3:00 p.m. ♦ Campus Drive -  Get cooled off with a FREE snow cone!

Trojan Wars, 3:00-5:00 p.m. ♦ DSC Ledbetter Hall –  Do you know what lubricants are safe to use with condoms? Or how you contract HPV? Or where to get FREE birth control? Come learn the answer to these questions and more at this interactive sex education session.

Saturday, August 16
College Survival Skills, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ♦ DSC –  Come experience the skills and resources you need to survive your experience in college! Presentations on roommate horror stories, how to keep your scholarship, and how to cope with stress, along with much more! For more information, please contact Nick Steele at nlsteele@ualr.edu!

Casino Night, 7:00-9:00 p.m. ♦ DSC Ledbetter Hall –  You’re invited to join the fun and bright lights of the Vegas Strip… at UALR! Win fun prizes!

Sunday, August 17
What’s Your Story? 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ♦ DSC -  All of us have a story. Stories define us. To know someone well is to know their story—the experiences that have shaped them, the trials and turning points that have tested them. UALR a great place to continue writing your story while getting to know others. Come celebrate your story!!

Kickball, 5:00-11:00 p.m. ♦ Coleman Sports and Recreation Complex -  This is a great way for all UALR students, staff, and faculty to get involved on campus, meet new people and have a great time! Join us for fun, laughter and helping kick off the Reach 13,000 food drive! For more information and to register a team, click HERE!

Monday, August 18

Non-Traditional Student Programs OPEN HOUSE, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ♦ DSC Office of Campus Life 216 – Stop by for information on mentoring, tutoring, scholarships and all the support services we have for non-traditional students.

Back to School Bash, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ♦ DSC Upper Concourse –  Come kick off the Fall 2014 semester with free food, music, and swag galore!

Ice Cream with the Vice Chancellors, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ♦ DSC Upper Concourse - Grab a free ice cream bar and meet a UALR Vice Chancellor on your way to class!

Family Feud Game Show, 7:00-9:00 p.m. ♦ DSC Ledbetter Hall - Come win some cash and have a blast doing it!!

Tuesday, August 19

Non-Traditional Student Programs OPEN HOUSE, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ♦ DSC Office of Campus Life 216 - Stop by for information on mentoring, tutoring, scholarships and all the support services we have for non-traditional students.

UALR After Dark, 5:00-7:00 p.m. ♦ Campus -  Students will be handing out survival bags to our nighttime students!

Meet the Greeks, 7:00-9:00 p.m. ♦ DSC Ledbetter Hall -  Members of UALR’s Fraternities and Sororities include some of the top student leaders on campus. Come preview the UALR Fraternity and Sorority Community and find out how you can Go Greek!

Wednesday, August 20

Student Organization Fair, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ♦ DSC Ledbetter Hall-  Your college experience will be one of the most engaging and rewarding times of your life. Come find your way to get involved through one of UALR’s 130 registered student organizations!

UALR After Dark, 5:00-7:00 p.m. ♦ Campus -  Students will be handing out survival bags to our nighttime students!

Matt the Knife, 7:00-9:00 p.m. ♦ DSC Ledbetter Hall - He is the outrageous mentalist, magician, & speaker that’s known for his trademark brand of wit that blends intense charisma with wickedly humorous improvisation and unique performance art. He has shattered more Guinness World Records than any other magician ever!

Thursday, August 21
International Club Potluck, 6:00-8:00 p.m. ♦ University Village Clubhouse -  Join the International Club as they kick off the fall 2014 semester with a potluck dinner! For more information contact Viven Fechner at vsfechner@ualr.edu!

Comedic Dating Coaches, 7:00-9:00 p.m. ♦ DSC Ledbetter Hall -  Dave and Ethan divulge valuable dating advice to college students across the nation through reenactments, monologues, interactive exercises, videos and original songs.

Friday, August 22
UPC Meet and Greet, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ♦ DSC Upper Concourse -  The University Program Council is one of the most exciting student organizations on campus, so come find out how you can become a member!