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Welcome Week

August 31 - September 4
Utica and Rome Campuses

Utica Schedule:

Monday, August 31

9-10 a.m.: Coffee & Calendars: pick up calendars & contest information (AB Lobby)

10 a.m.-Noon: *Library Cafe: Learn about resources available to you while enjoying a cup of joe (Library)

Noon-2 p.m.: Student Congress BBQ: Free lunch (Quad)

12:45 p.m.: *Creating Caring Connections; an Ice Cream Social (ACC 116)

1-3 p.m.: Henna Tattoos, Free (Quad)

2-6 p.m.: *Drop Zone Stunt Jump: Will you take the jump? 12ft and 20ft drop (Quad)

4-6 p.m.: Coffee & Calendars: pick up calendars & contest information (AB Lobby)

Tuesday, Sept. 1

10 a.m.-2 p.m.: *MV DAY: Clubs, Academics, Campus Services & More. Root beer floats provided by Alumni Association. (ACC Snack bar)

10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Charity Donations: Many activities to create donations for a variety of organizations. Donate your Hair to Children with Hairloss, hair extensions $5, hair tinsel $1, bracelets $2; all proceeds will go to "Children with Hairloss. Also, make a toy for dogs (Angels of Fur), send a letter to Amnesty International or a card to a Veteran (quad)

1 p.m.: Health Emergencies (JC Field House)

2 p.m.: Selfie to Save Lives: $1 donation to take a huge selfie with President VanWagoner while he is atop of the gym. All proceeds go directly to The American Cancer Society (outside JCC)

6 p.m.: Movie: Citizenfour" (IT Theater)

Wednesday, Sept. 2

9-10 a.m.: *Adult & Veteran Students Connect (AB Lobby; refreshments)

10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Life-size Games: Guess Who, Jenga, Cornhole & more (Quad)

1-3 p.m.: *Chill Out with Counseling: free popsicles (Quad)

3 p.m.: *Adult & Veteran Students Connect (AB Lobby; refreshments)

7 p.m.: Movie: "San Andreas" (IT Theater)
Thursday, Sept. 3

10 a.m.: "What the H#@$ is DGV (ACC 116)

9 a.m.-5 p.m.: *College Completion Day: Commit to Complete your Degree. Sign the completion wall, win prizes, DGV (Quad)

11:30am: *College Completion Ceremony: College Administrators & County Executive (Quad) 

2 p.m.: *Bug Out: Eating Contest (Earthworms, Termites, Superworms, Crickets & more!) (Quad)

12:15 p.m.: Live Music: Band "Last Left" (ACC Commons)

7 p.m.: Movie: "Furious 7" (IT Theater)

Friday, Sept. 4

10 a.m.-Noon: *Learning Center Soiree: Enjoy a snack while you study, (AB151)

Noon-3 p.m.: Carnival in the Quad: Food, Fun, Giveaways (Quad)

6-8 p.m.: Karaoke: Can you carry a tune?  (Quad)

8 p.m.: Movie in the Quad: "SPY" (popcorn, bring a blanket to sit on, - rain location ACC Snackbar)


Rome Schedule

Monday, Aug. 31:

9-11 a.m./4-6 p.m.: Coffee & Calendars (PC Atrium)

10-11:30 a.m./1-2:30 p.m.: *How May We Help You? Find out from the Library, Learning Center & Financial Aid (PC Atrium)

Tuesday, Sept. 1:

10 a.m.-2 p.m.: iServe Mohawk Valley: Make the most out of your college experience! Find out how this program can assist. (PC Atrium)

3 p.m.: Movie: "Iron Jawed Angels" (Festine Auditorium)

4-5 p.m.: *Adults and Veteran Students Connect (PC Atrium)

Wednesday, Sept. 2: 

Noon-2 p.m.: BBQ: Enjoy delicious food provided by Student Congress and our Escoffier Club. Prizes, charity events and more! (PC Lawn)

12:45 p.m.: Creating Caring Connections; an Ice Cream Social. Meet other students, faculty and staff and make your own sundae! (PCL 33)

7 p.m.: Movie: "Furious 7" (Festine Auditorium)

Thursday, Sept. 3:

10-11 a.m.: *College Completion, make a commitment to complete! (PC Atrium)

Noon-2 p.m.: *Chill out with Counseling (free popsicles; PC Lawn)

12-2 p.m.: Sustainability Clean Up: How much garbage does MVCC produce? (PC Lawn)

2 p.m.: What the H#@$ is DGV (Festine Auditorium)

6 p.m.: Movie: "Citizenfour" (Festine Auditorium)


** Win a Go-Pro Camera! **

Participate in Welcome Week activities for your chance to win!

Pick up a game card and attend designated events (*) to earn signatures and be entered into a drawing for a Go-Pro, valued at over $100.

  • Attend Designated Welcome Week events (listed on card)

    • 6 out of 9 events on the Utica Campus

    • 4 out of 6 events on the Rome Campus

  • Have your card signed by a Welcome Week official at the event

  • Show your signed card to Student Activities by 11 a.m. on Friday, September 4

    • Utica Campus: ACC208

    • Rome Campus: PCA30

Drawings will take place at noon on Friday, September 4.

You do not need to be present to win.

Jennifer DeWeerth
Associate Dean for Student Enrollment and Retention Services

Utica - Payne Hall 104B
Rome - Plumley Complex A30

Phone (Utica): (315) 792-5608
Phone (Rome): (315) 334-7755
Fax: (315) 792-5696

Email: Advising

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