New and returning students will find their first week at Georgia Regents University charged with excitement, fun, food, and games as they gear up for the fall semester.
GRU’s annual Week of Welcome will kick off Friday, Aug. 15, with the university’s Freshman Convocation being held on the Summerville Campus. This event is the institution’s official welcome for its new class of students, Class of 2018. Over 500 students are expected to attend.
On Monday, Aug. 18, the university will host its first Spirit Day in which GRU employees and students show off their Jaguar pride by wearing GRU colors blue and gray throughout the day. Those who are wearing the school colors are encouraged to take a selfie and tag their photo to @GeorgiaRegents on Twitter or Instagram. Those who upload their picture will be eligible to win a prize.
Should you forget to wear your GRU colors, pick up a Spirit sticker at the Lemonade Brigade stand between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Summerville Campus.
The JagStore is already showing their Jaguar Spirit by offering 20 percent off on all GRU spirit clothing this week. The sale, which ends Friday, Aug. 15, is only for GRU employees and students.
Other Week of Welcome events include:
Freshman Convocation. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., various locations on GRU Summerville Campus
Movie Night. “The Amazing Spiderman 2.” 8:30 p.m., D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre, Summerville Campus. Admission is free. (Rain location: Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom)
Classes begin and GRU Spirit Day
Lemonade Brigade. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., GRU Summerville Campus.
Rockin’ the Wellness Center. 3-7 p.m., GRU Wellness Center, Health Sciences Campus.
GreenJackets host new Jaguars. Augusta GreenJackets vs. Hickory Crawdads. 7 p.m., Lake Olmstead Stadium. The first 250 students with valid JagID admitted free. One guest per student admitted for $5.
Club Fest. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre, Summerville Campus. (Rain location: Jaguar Student Activities Center Breezeway)
Meet the Greeks. Noon -1 p.m., D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre. (Rain location: Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom)
Huge poster sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Outside of Bellevue Hall, Summerville Campus.
Study Abroad 101. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Allgood Hall, E-151, Summerville Campus.
Onyx Welcome Event. 5-7 p.m., Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom, Summerville Campus.
Night at Adventure Crossing. 4350 Wheeler Rd., Augusta, Ga., 8 p.m.-midnight. The first 350 students with valid JagID will be admitted for $5. One guest per student for $10. Jaguar Express shuttle service available.
For more information, call the Division of Student Affairs at 706-737-1411 or 706-721-0955. You may also go to gru.edu/students/ for more details.