Weekend of Welcome Schedule will take place August 20-24, 2021. Throughout the weekend, you can go to the movies at our theater, play Bingo for books, be amazed by hypnotists and mentalists, and enjoy a campus picnic with live entertainment. Please check out the Weekend of Welcome Schedule and join in as many events as possible to get to know other students and the DSU campus.

We’re mindful of the rising cases of COVID-19 associated with the Delta variant. To help reduce the spread of the virus, we are asking you to sign-up for a move-in time during the weekend. There are slots available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Move-in times on Friday will be from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for Delong Hall, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. for Selke Hall, Woods Hall, and Main Campus Apartments. Saturday and Sunday move-in times will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for each respective area. You will be allowed two guests to help you move in, and masks are encouraged while in the halls when social distancing is not possible.

Friday August 20

9 a.m.-12 p.m.—Delong Hall Move-In

1 p.m.-4 p.m.—Woods Hall, Selke Hall, and Main Campus Apartments Move-In

5 p.m.—The Perch opens for dinner service

7 p.m.— F9: The Fast Saga showing in the Student Center movie theater

  • Seating limited to 25 students (tickets available in the Student Center beginning at 5 p.m.)

10 p.m.—Late night showing of F9 in the Student Center movie theater

  • Seating limited to 25 students (tickets available in the Student Center beginning at 5 p.m.)

Saturday August 21

9 a.m.-4 p.m.—Move-In at assigned residence hall. Please sign up at the following links:

10 a.m.—Brunch in The Perch

12 p.m.—Bingo for Books (The Perch)

2 p.m.—Make-and-Take event (King’s Pavilion)

5 p.m.—Dinner at The Perch

7 p.m.—Sean Bott Mentalist (King’s Pavilion)

  • Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy an evening of mentalist Sean Bott reading your mind. Please note that social distancing rules will be in place, and those students who participate in the show on stage are asked to wear a mask to protect the performer and fellow audience members.
    10 p.m.—Late night showing of F9 in the Student Center movie theater
  • Seating limited to 25 students (tickets available in the Student Center beginning at 5 p.m.)

Sunday August 22

9 a.m.-4 p.m.—Move-In at assigned residence hall. Please sign up at the following links:

10 a.m.—Brunch in The Perch

12 p.m.—Matinee showing of F9 in the Student Center movie theater

  • Seating limited to 25 students (tickets available in the Student Center beginning at 11:30 a.m.)

2 p.m.—Backyard Bonanza with the President (President’s House Backyard)

  • Come join President Steve Easton for an afternoon filled with backyard games and snacks.
  • Bring a T-shirt, no matter how old, from a different university, and we’ll replace it with a new DSU T-shirt.

5 p.m.—Dinner at The Perch

7 p.m.—Hypnotist Evan Gambardella

  • Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy an evening of being hypnotized by Evan Gambardella.

Please note that social distancing rules will be in place, and those students who participate in the show on stage are asked to wear a mask to protect the performer and fellow audience members.
10 p.m.—Late night showing of F9 in the Student Center movie theater

  • Seating limited to 25 students (tickets available in the Student Center beginning at 5 p.m.)

Monday August 23

7 a.m.—Breakfast at the BAC

10 a.m.—Make-and-Take event (BAC parking lot)

  • “Tie-Dyeing to be a Blue Hawk”

12 p.m.—Convocation at the BAC

12:30 p.m.—Lunch and Dueling Pianos at the BAC

  • The Annual President’s Picnic will be held immediately following Convocation. Live entertainment will be a dueling pianos live performance from “Felix and Fingers.”

3:00 p.m.—Classes begin

5:00 p.m.—Dinner at The Perch

7:30 p.m.—Residential hall meetings begin

  • Main Campus Apartments: 7:30 p.m. (courtyard)
  • Delong Ground first and second floor: 8:00 p.m. (basement)
  • Delong third and fourth floor: 8:30 p.m. (basement)
  • Delong fifth and sixth floor: 9:00 p.m. (basement)
  • Selke Hall: 9:30 p.m. (second floor lobby)
  • Woods Hall: 10:00 p.m. (main lobby)

Tuesday August 24

11 a.m.—Make-and-Take event in the Student Center

7 p.m.—Carlos Andres Gomez Performance

  • Carlos Andres Gomez is a former performer on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam,” starred in the #1 box office movie Inside Man with Denzel Washington, and is the author of the book Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood. Please join us at King’s Pavilion for this special performance for the DSU campus.
  • Please note that social distancing rules will be in place, and those students who participate in the show on stage are asked to wear a mask to protect the performer and fellow audience members.