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The Associated Students of the University of Nevada welcomes students to campus this fall with a week-long series of events, including a concert with the band, Macklemore, and MTV comedian, K-Von
From Aug. 28 through Sept. 4, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) will offer a week of events to welcome students back to campus and encourage them to be involved with all of the opportunities it provides.
Welcome Week, an annual week-long production at the University of Nevada, Reno, is hosted by ASUN’s department of programming, Flipside Productions. Huili Weinstock, director of programming for Flipside Productions, hopes the week will set the stage for students’ academic success while helping them to socialize.
“Welcome Week is a chance for students to get together and get excited for the upcoming academic year,” Weinstock said. “This week sets the ‘abnormal’ lifestyle, the culture of college, the nightlife for students…there’s always something to do here on campus.”
This year’s most anticipated event is the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert, to take place on Monday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. The event is open to the public, and tickets will be $2 for students and $5 for the community. K-Von, University alumnus and comedian on MTV’s “Disaster Date,” will be on campus to entertain students and the community 7-8 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union.
Welcome Week is open to all students, faculty and staff. For event details on this year’s Welcome Week, contact Huili Weinstock at [email protected] or go to http://www.nevadaasun.com/get-involved/events.html.
Sunday, Aug. 28
Noon-4 p.m., Main Quad
Students gather on the Quad to enjoy a free barbeque, a live disc jockey and water activities before classes start on Monday.
Monday, Aug. 29
Back to School Breakfast
9-11 a.m. Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Lawn
Students can start the first day of school off right with a free breakfast.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert
8-11 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Ballrooms
Students and the community will enjoy the sounds of Seattle-based band, Macklemore.
Cost: $2 for students, $5 general admission
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Wolf Pack Chill and Grill
Noon-2 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Plaza
This free barbeque will provide lunch and dessert for students. Root beer floats will be provided to cool students down in the middle of the day.
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Wolf-It-Down Evening Pancake Breakfast
11:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Main Quad
During this traditional welcome event, students will enjoy a late-night pancake extravaganza and live music while mingling with fellow students. Students can catch a ride from the Campus Escort Service from the residence halls to the Quad.
Thursday, Sept. 1
Comedian K-Von of MTV
7-8 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre
Nevada-born and University alumnus K-Von of MTV’s “Disaster Date” will be on campus providing a free show to students and the community.
Movie on the Lawn, Free Movie: “Bridesmaids”
9-11:30 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Lawn
Every Thursday throughout the school year, ASUN hosts a free movie for students and friends to enjoy. This week’s movie will be the comedy, “Bridesmaids,” presented under the stars on the lawn.
Friday, Sept. 2
3-7 p.m., Main Quad
The Friday Festival will provide free food, games and representatives from dozens of student clubs and organizations for students to join and pursue extracurricular activities.
Sunday, Sept. 4
Paint the “N”
9:30 a.m., meet in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union
Students are invited to show their school spirit during this annual tradition, being driven to one of Nevada’s landmarks, the “N,” and making it look great with a new coat of paint.
The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) is made up of every undergraduate student at the University of Nevada. We provide a means for students to voice concerns and address issues at the university, local, state, national, and international levels. We also provide information to students on upcoming events, student events, student services, clubs, and more. We are committed to enhancing our university and enriching students – just as we have since our inception in 1898. For more information, visit www.asun.unr.edu.