Week of Welcome, Aug. 18-25, 2023

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!

Apr 20
Saturday, April 20, 2024

Beautification Day 2024

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Apr 20
Saturday, April 20, 2024

ALUMNI EVENT: B-Club Trivia Night

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Apr 20
Saturday, April 20, 2024

Evan Bravos Masterclass

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Apr 21
Sunday, April 21, 2024

Spring Choir Concert

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Apr 22
Monday, April 22, 2024

CAB Event: Milkshake Monday

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Apr 22
Monday, April 22, 2024

Honors Night

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Apr 22
Monday, April 22, 2024

What Happens in Vegas, Junior Senior Dance

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Apr 23
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Student Worker Appreciation Day

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Apr 23
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Blackburn Student Art Sale

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Apr 24
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Illinois Epilepsy Support Resources Fair

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Apr 24
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Hope for Humanization: A Conversation on Social Justice & Second Chances

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Apr 26
Friday, April 26, 2024

Celebrate Finals Week With Best Buddies

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM