Edinboro University Welcome Weekend | Fall 2021


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Edinboro University is planning another exciting Welcome Weekend, as new and returning students prepare for the 2021-2022 academic year. Welcome Weekend festivities are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 20, through Sunday, Aug. 22, in venues across campus.

Incoming students and families will begin moving into residence halls at 8 a.m. on Friday, with the registration and move-in scheduled until 2 p.m. Employee volunteers, student groups and organizations and athletic teams will assist by directing families to their location and carrying campus supplies.

In the afternoon, families and alumni are invited to an open house at the Alumni House (210 Meadville Street) with light refreshments from noon until 2 p.m. Parents and families are invited to a special meeting in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center multipurpose room at 1:45 p.m.

Edinboro will officially welcome the Class of 2025 at New Student Convocation, scheduled for 3 p.m. at Sox Harrison Stadium (McComb Fieldhouse in the event of rain). University officials will help prepare students for their first weeks on campus. Families are encouraged to attend.

Friday evening, Edinboro’s Campus Life and Recreation office will host a welcome picnic at Van Houten Dining Hall for incoming students from 4:30 until 7 p.m. with the Playfair team-building activities and Class of 2025 photo scheduled for 7:30 until 9 p.m. at Sox Harrison Stadium.

From 10:30 p.m. until 2 a.m., Campus Life will host an eventful evening with lawn games, a roller rink, EU pillow stuffing, late-night pizza, movies, a gaming tournament and a fire at the Boro Pit. Students can also jump into the McComb Fieldhouse pool for a dive-in movie viewing of “Jaws.”

On Saturday, incoming Edinboro students will attend several mandatory workshops and films to enhance their college experience. From noon until 1 p.m., students will attend “Life outside the Classroom.” From 1-2 p.m., there will be a viewing of the “Zero Shades of Gray” student-empowerment film. Both films will be held in the Louis C. Cole Auditorium – Memorial Hall.

From 3-5 p.m., students are invited to participate in a photo scavenger hunt outside of the Pogue Student Center – using Edinboro’s official GooseChase app. At 8 p.m., students will attend a viewing of “Strange like Me,” a guide to overcoming first-year hurdles.

Campus shuttles – courtesy of EMTA – will be available for students to shop for their course and housing supplies at Walmart from 5-7 p.m. Students can board the EMTA bus from Pogue Student Center bus stop.

After the mandatory events, students can cut loose with the Boro Block Party from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the back lawn of Pogue Student Center – featuring food trucks, casino games, dance party with professional DJ and yard games. Food trucks include The Chameleon (burgers, hot dogs and fries), Kellam’s Kettle Corn (kettle corn and slushies), Straw Hat (ice cream), The Big Cheese (sandwiches) and RB Concessions (gyros and Philly cheesesteaks).

On Sunday from noon until 1 p.m., ALICE active-shooter preparation training will be available and mandatory for students in the Pogue Student Center multipurpose room. Edinboro’s Office for Accessibility Services will be open between 1-3 p.m.

Students can gear up in Pogue Student Center Gym B from 1-5 p.m. for laser tag.

Edinboro’s Highland Ambassadors and representatives from the Office of Admissions will host a classroom locator from 3-6 p.m. for students to prepare for the first days of classes. Student must preregister at Classroom Locator. Campus Ministry will host students for a campus picnic at 5 p.m. in Highland Pavilion 1.

Students living on campus will attend a mandatory residence hall floor meeting at 7 p.m. in their respective locations.

Finally at 9 p.m. on Sunday, students are invited to campus entertainment with comedian Derrick Knopsnyder in the Pogue Student Center multipurpose room. Knopsnyder has become one of the fastest rising comedians in Pittsburgh, and is the youngest comedian to be a regular feature act at his home club – the Pittsburgh Improv.

Throughout Welcome Weekend, Edinboro’s Cyber Café, Celtic Court and Van Houten Dining Hall inside Pogue Student Center will be open to incoming students and families for dining.


Cyber Café – 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Celtic Court – 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Van Houten Dining Hall – 6:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.


Cyber Café – 8 a.m. until noon

Celtic Court – Noon until 10 p.m.

Van Houten Dining Hall – 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.


Cyber Café – 8 a.m. until noon

Celtic Court – Noon until midnight

Van Houten Dining Hall – 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.