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Welcome Week

Aug. 23–30

CCAD Campus

Welcome Week includes a full roster of activities that help new students kick off their first year at college as well as events for the whole student body to celebrate a new school year.

Friday, Aug. 23

  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Orientation Session, Canzani Center Auditorium
    • Open to freshmen who signed up for this session or those who didn't attend a June orientation session.
  • 5:30 p.m. President’s Picnic, the quad
    • Free food and meet CCAD President Denny Griffith.

Saturday, Aug. 24

  • 8–10 p.m. Schott in the Dark, Schottenstein Residence Hall
    • Visit each floor of the residence hall to get free stuff, eat food, dance, laugh, and make friends. 

Sunday, Aug. 25

  • 2–6 p.m. Welcome Assembly & Ice Cream Social, Canzani Center Auditorium
    • Mandatory for all new students. Get excited for the start of the semester by hearing from faculty and staff and enjoy free ice cream after.
  • 7 p.m. Design Square Apartments orientation, Canzani Center Auditorium
    • Mandatory for all Design Square Apartment residents.
  • 8 p.m. Schottenstein Residence Hall orientation, Canzani Center Auditorium
    • Mandatory for all Schottenstein Residence Hall residents.

Monday, Aug. 26
First Day of Classes!

  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. WHAM! Wellness and Health Awareness Monday, the quad
    • Stop by for giveaways, dance fitness, yoga, make your own trail mix, security self-defense demo, and info on local gyms and health agencies.
    • Get new student seminar credit.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

  • 9-11 p.m. Outdoor Movie Night, the quad
    • Enjoy a movie screened under the stars on the CCAD quad. Come early to choose your spot—bring blankets or lawn chairs and we'll provide the popcorn.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Student Involvement Fair, the quad
    • Stop by to talk to student organizations, local banks, churches, and other vendors.
    • Get new student seminar credit.

Thursday, Aug. 29

  • 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Cultural Carnival
    • Have a fun and educational time exploring the various cultures represented at CCAD.
    • Get new student seminar credit.
  • 6 p.m. Leonardo Drew Artist Talk , Canzani Center Auditorium
    • Get new student seminar credit.

Friday, Aug. 30

  • 7–10 p.m. Welcomefest ‘13, the quad
    • A CCAD tradition put on by the Student Programming Board, come out and revel in a free concert featuring CCAD alumni bands Holy Family and Modes along with Columbus rock band Post Coma Network. 
    • There will be vendors, food trucks, and outdoor games
    • Check out SPB's Facebook page.


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