Like the start of any other school year, the Associated Students of Western Nevada (student government) and Student Life are presenting a Welcome Back Week full of activities Sept 14-18, including a grab-and-go BBQ and Club Fair, so new and returning students learn opportunities available to them on campus and give them an opportunity to meet new people and renew acquaintances.
“ASWN is planning for an amazing Welcome Back Week,” said Student Life Coordinator and ASWN adviser Heather Rikalo. “They’d really like to promote school support and they hope students will attend the events and get involved on campus.”
Students are invited to visit with ASWN officers during their office hours or schedule Zoom meetings with them to learn how they can become more involved in student government and campus activities.
Here is what ASWN and Student Life have planned for students during Welcome Back Week:
Monday, Sept. 14 — Motivation Monday: ASWN members will greet students and hand out WNC-branded water bottles during a Wildcat Motivation event from 9 to 11 a.m. in the grassy area between the Bristlecone and Cedar buildings.
Tuesday, Sept. 15 — Self-Care Day: ASWN will hand out healthy snacks. Therapy dogs in Student Center, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Wednesday, Sept. 16 — Student BBQ and Club Fair: Don’t miss out on a free take-and-go barbecue lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Rotary Plaza. Choose between pulled pork, chicken or a veggie burger (available upon request). Salad and baked beans will also be served.
Students will also want to check out the Club Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rotary Plaza. It’s an opportunity for students to learn about various clubs and organizations on campus and the chance to join those that interest them.
For more information about ASWN and other organizations and clubs on campus, go to https://www.wnc.edu/wildcat-life/clubs-organizations/
Thursday, Sept. 17 —Constitution Day: Meet your student government leaders and receive a WNC lanyard during an 11 a.m.-to-noon meet and greet in the Rotary Plaza. Free refreshments will be available to students.
Pick up a pocket Constitution at the Student Center or Veterans Resource Center. They will be available throughout the day.
Students can also register to vote from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rotary Plaza.
Last but not least on this busy day, go to the WNC website to check out the six-part virtual broadcast of campus and student leaders celebrating the U.S. Constitution.
Friday, Sept. 18 — College Colors Day: Students, faculty and staff are asked to show their Wildcat spirit on this day by wearing college gear and colors.