Second semester has just begun at Fordham, and our students are finally settling into the routine of classes, sports, club events, and work hours after spending close to a month off for the holidays. Starting up a new semester might seem a little daunting (especially so for those who didn’t emerge from their Netflix cocoon during break...guilty!), but Fordham insures that the first week back on campus is full of events that help you get back into the swing of the school year. Here are some of the most popular goings-on that go down during Fordham’s Welcome Week!
- Club Fair
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to volunteer more? To get more involved on campus? To collect as much free swag items as possible? If any of the above sound like you, then the Club Fair is the place to be! One of the first events in Welcome Week is the Club Fair, where clubs and groups from all across campus come together in order to gain new members. Whether you’re looking for opportunities to get involved in campus ministry or in our local community, in writing or in politics, you’ll be able to find a group that shares your passions and vision for the semester.
- Student Band Showcase
Hosted by Rodrigue’s Coffee House, Fordham’s student-run (and exceptionally hipster) coffee house, the student band showcase is a great way to relax after your first full week back in classes. The event is free and always well attended, so feel free to show up for some great music (and a little coffee--you’ll need it after such a long week!)
- Welcome Week Bingo
If you, like me, like free stuff, and if you, like me, enjoy procrastinating homework until the last possible second, then you might just want to show up to Welcome Week Bingo. Known for giving out some of the best prizes on campus, the Welcome Week Bingo is held in Keating Hall and is the perfect way to catch up with friends while simultaneously playing America’s favorite gambling game. If you can’t make it to Bingo, them make sure to show up to the Welcome Week Raffle later in the week, where Book of Mormon and Knicks tickets are up for grabs!
- Cinevents Presents…
Though it’s too cold to show movies out on Eddie’s in January, that doesn’t mean that the monthly Cinevents films stop! The Cinevents team releases the semester’s new lineup of movies during Welcome Week, and the first film on the list is screened during the last few days of your first week back on campus. This semester’s lineup is stellar, with such blockbusters as Moana, Rogue One, and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them being shown...remember to bring along some popcorn!