TAMIU Initiates Fall Semester with “Welcome Week” Activities

TAMIU Initiates Fall Semester
with Welcome Week Aug. 24


If you’re not feeling too excited about heading back to school, then get ready because Texas A&M International University will kick off this Fall Semester with a week’s worth of fun and entertainment happening Wednesday, Aug. 24 – Friday, Sept. 2.

“Welcome Week” is designated as the official welcome period to get the Fall Semester underway at TAMIU. The week is packed with more than 20 events on campus that range from lemonade socials to a fashion show to an energetic pep rally highlighting TAMIU traditions.

Students will have the opportunity to meet the University President, faculty and staff, fellow students, learn about student services and see what TAMIU is all about.

Dennis Koch, TAMIU director for Student Activities, said there is something for everyone during this incredible week.

“The beginning of the academic year is a time for excitement and energy and Welcome Week is meant to bring everyone together, new students and returnees, in a spirit of community,” Koch said.

The TAMIU Welcome Week schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, August 24:  Information tent and lemonade giveaway from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the University Green; free Planetarium shows for students only at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

Thursday, August 25: Information tent and lemonade giveaway from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the University Green; Pep rally at 12 p.m. on the University Green; free Planetarium shows for students only at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

Friday, August 26: Information tent and lemonade giveaway from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the University Green; free Planetarium shows for students only at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

Monday, August 29:  Novelty giveaway from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, August 30:  Fashion show sponsored by the University Bookstore at 12 p.m. in the Student Center; magic show, not open to general public, at 7 p.m. in Student Center Theater starting Nate Staniforth.

Wednesday, August 31:  Movie night, not open to general public, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Theater, room 236.

Thursday, September 1:  University Convocation at 10:30 a.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall; Organizational Fair from noon to 2 p.m. in the Student Center rotunda.

Friday, September 2:  Intramural Fun Day from 12 – 5 p.m. at the Kinesology Building.

For more information on Welcome Week, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 326.2280, e-mail koch@tamiu.edu  or visit offices in the Student Center, room 226.


Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu

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