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Colorado State University–Pueblo welcomes faculty, students to Fall 2017 Semester

Release Date: August 09, 2017

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Colorado State University–Pueblo welcomes faculty, students to Fall 2017 Semester

PUEBLO – Back to school events at Colorado State University–Pueblo begin with a convocation week for faculty and staff in advance of the move in by new students on August 16. Fall classes begin on Monday, Aug. 21. New CSU-Pueblo President Timothy Mottet, who arrived July 1, will open the week with an address, “Writing our Story Together,” at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14 in Hoag Recital Hall.

Fall 2017 Convocation will be held August 14-18 and will have a full week of college meetings, specialty workshops, and academic advising planned for faculty and staff. Additionally, the events provide information regarding the resources that are available to support the growth and development of the students. Faculty and staff will have an opportunity to take in a variety of workshops throughout the week, including sexual harassment, Starfish Instructor Training & Kuali Training, Recognizing Concerning & Disruptive Behavior on a College Campus, veterans’ issues, as well as updates on advising, DARS training, Advisor Training and Policy Updates.

Student move in begins from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, to be followed by Discover Downtown from 4-7 p.m. that evening. Scheduled activities include a farmer's market, free excursion boat rides and pedal boats along the Riverwalk, shopping with discounts and giveaways, extended hours and free admittance to the El Pueblo History Museum and Center for American Values, paddle board yoga by StudioShare, demonstrations by the Edge, pottery painting through Fire Playce, and games with HARP and CSU-Pueblo's Outdoor Pursuits. In addition, live music will be performed by Mid-Life Crisis during the Farmer’s Market and Beyond Bridges from 7-9 p.m. at Brues Alehouse. CSU-Pueblo’s award-winning, student-operated radio station, REV 89, also will be on site with a live remote, and the ThunderWolf Marching Band will wind their way through the Riverwalk in a special performance at 5:30 p.m. Free ice skating also will be available at the Pueblo Ice Arena from 4-5 p.m.

A nine-day WolfPack Welcome Week will facilitate students’ transition into the campus. Wolf Pack Welcome Week features a wide range of events including lawn games, DIY workshops, and a student involvement and employment festival on Wed., Aug. 23. The week draws to an end on Friday, Aug. 25 with PackFest, which includes free live entertainment at the Hasan Amphitheater.  

According to Noelle San Souci, assistant director of Student Engagement and Leadership, WolfPack Welcome Week as a “fun-filled, energetic week that is sure to have something for everyone. It is a time that boosts campus pride and brings students, faculty, and staff together to engage with and enjoy campus.”

Students who are parents can bring their family to our Pack O’Hana Luau in which they can enjoy Polynesian dancers, watch the Disney movie Moana, ride a surf simulator, and participate in a traditional Pig Roast! The event takes place from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday, August 19 in the Residence Hall Oval. Events are free to attend, with the exception of $5 food vouchers and beer garden wristbands for those of age.

A listing of major Back to School events follows:

14        President’s Welcome Message, 9 a.m., Hoag Recital Hall

16        New Student Move-In Day, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

16        Discover Downtown Pueblo, 4-7 p.m., HARP

17        New Student Convocation, 9 a.m., Massari Arena

17        ThunderWolf Welcome, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

17        Hypnotist C.J. Johnson, 7 p.m., Crestone Hall

18        New Faculty/Staff Welcome Coffee, 8 a.m., GCB Lobby

18        Fun by the Fountain, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

18        Comedian Pete Lee, 7 p.m., Hoag Recital Hall

18        CRU Late Night Pancake Feed, 9 p.m., Residence Hall Oval

19        Pack O’Hana Luau, 4-10 p.m., Residence Hall Oval

19        Current Student Move-In Day, 7:30 a.m.-Noon, Residence Halls

20        Glow Casino Night, 8 p.m. –Midnight, SRC Racquetball Courts

20        ThunderPup Football Clinic, 4:30-5:30 p.m., ThunderBowl

21        Camp Tundra, 7-10 p.m., Residence Hall Oval

21        Fall Classes Begin

22        What’s Your Word? 11 a.m.-1 p.m., LARC Lobby

23        Involvement and Employment Fest, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Fountain Plaza

25        ThunderWolf Golf Classic, 8 a.m., Pueblo Country Club

25        Pack Fest, 5 p.m.-midnight, Hasan Amphitheatre, west campus

27        CRU Campus Wide Worship, 6 p.m., Residence Hall Oval

31        Season Opening Football Game vs. Mines, 6 p.m., ThunderBowl


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