As you approach your entry into Beaver Nation, we are excited to tell you how you will get your college journey off to an outstanding start — Blackburn’s Week of Welcome!

During the first week of your first semester, you will make a stress-free transition to Blackburn through your first class – Work College 101.

This course helps new students transition into the unique environment of our student-led Work Program. You will receive job training from department managers and attend faculty-facilitated workshops to prepare you to be responsible and successful members of the college classroom, workplace and campus community.

WOW DAILY SCHEDULE
7:00 – 10:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00 AM Athletic Practices
10:00 AM Work Department Training
12:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Academic Workshop
3:00 PM Academic Workshop
4:00 – 6:00 PM Athletic Practices
5:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Social Event

Faculty-Facilitated Workshops

  • Professionalism in College
  • Academics at Blackburn
  • Campus Resources
  • Engaging with Professionals/Peers
  • Value of the Work Program
  • Reflections and Goals

You will have plenty of time to make new friends and meet with your fellow Beavers, attend practice if you’re a fall athlete, and settle into your new home away from home. The week will offer nightly social events and exclusive learning experiences, including:

  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • Music & Theatre Open House
  • Student Art Exhibit & Tour
  • Vivarium Tour
  • Campus Sustainability Tour
  • Baby Goat Yoga
  • Service Learning at Animal Shelter

We can’t wait to see you!

Aug 01
Thursday, August 01, 2024

Tuition, Room & Board Due

Aug 01 - All day

Aug 01
Thursday, August 01, 2024

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Aug 15
Thursday, August 15, 2024

Fall Student-Athletes Arrive on Campus

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Aug 23
Friday, August 23, 2024

New Students Arrive on Campus – Fall 2024

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Aug 26
Monday, August 26, 2024

Week of Welcome 2024

Aug 26 - Aug 29

Aug 29
Thursday, August 29, 2024

Returning Students Arrive on Campus

Aug 29 - All day

Aug 30
Friday, August 30, 2024

Work training, Advising

Aug 30 - All day

Sep 02
Monday, September 02, 2024

Labor Day Holiday

Sep 02 - All day

Sep 03
Tuesday, September 03, 2024

First day of semester-long classes; All College Convocation

Sep 03 - All day

Sep 11
Wednesday, September 11, 2024

Last day to register, add a course, declare a course to be taken pass/fail, or drop a course without a W.

Sep 11 - All day

Sep 27
Friday, September 27, 2024

Homecoming Weekend

Sep 27 8:00 AM - Sep 29 5:00 PM

Oct 17
Thursday, October 17, 2024

Fall Break

Oct 17 - Oct 18

Department of English & Communications

Dr. Karen Dillon

Professor of English and Communications; Department Chair; Week of Welcome Coordinator

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