Students will enjoy pizza and popsicles with President Gogue in Auburn's new Recreation and Wellness Center.
The Division of Student Affairs is rolling out the red carpet for Welcome Week with this year's theme, "Take '13."
"The theme is a play off a movie or the production of a movie," said Amanda Cyr, 2013 Welcome Week director. "As a student, you have multiple opportunities during your college career. We hope that Welcome Week can direct you to your final take."
Every fall, new and returning students receive a warm welcome to the Plains with Welcome Week, a weeklong event that provides students with various programming to assist them in making Auburn University their home away from home.
Through a series of 100-plus events, Aug. 17 through 24, students are celebrating the beginning of a new school year as they navigate campus, explore the community, connect with fellow students and browse involvement opportunities. The sponsored activities are free and often include food.
"Welcome Week provides a unique opportunity to get acclimated with Auburn's campus in a lot of different ways," senior Rob Garcia said. "Students can engage in many different facets of the university's campus."
Students will have access to this year's schedule at the touch of their fingertips when they download the mobile application, Guidebook. This application is available on all mobile platforms and will host the year's events in a user-friendly format where students can choose events that they want to participate in.
In addition to the paperless schedule, another change students may notice is a fresh and revamped experience.
"We are only repeating one event this year that you've seen in previous years," Cyr said. "Everything is new and diverse, and we will be reaching out to different types of students."
The activities support: academics and academic services; campus and community awareness and services; athletics; Auburn University traditions; cultural diversity; social opportunities; student involvement, leadership and service; and health, wellness and recreation.
For more information and how to download the schedule, visit auburn.edu/welcomeweek.
— By Chelsea Payne and Eric Savage, Division of Student Affairs
Last Updated: Aug. 16, 2013