Welcome Week 2016

Welcome Week 2016

As the Fall semester is set to begin, Welcome Week 2016 is rapidly approaching and Campus Recreation is excited to meet the students of #ILLINOIS2020!  To help introduce these new students to campus life and Campus Recreation specifically, Campus Rec has been busy planning a variety of events to provide a welcoming environment for all students.  The first of these events is set to take place on what is traditionally known as “Freshman Move-In Day,” on Thursday, August 18th.

Welcome Week 2016 Event Schedule:

Thursday, August 18th
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I-Skate at the UI Ice Arena
7:30pm-9:30pm

Perhaps one of the longest standing traditions at Campus Rec, I-Skate is a great way to cool off at the coolest place on campus after a long day of moving!  Skate rental and admission on this day are FREE and Campus Rec will have pizza available to students attending this event.

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Chillaxin’ at CRCE
10pm-Midnight
  • FREE cookies
  • Rock Band
  • Futsal
  • Water Volleyball
  • Jenga Challenge
  • Board Games
  • Dodgeball

After cooling off at the Ice Arena and enjoying some pizza, head on over to CRCE (Campus Recreation Center East) for dessert from Insomnia Cookies!  The facility will be available for open recreation for all students, so be sure to stop by and ride the slide at the newly renovated indoor pool, play basketball, indoor soccer, board games, and more!

Saturday, August 20th
Block Party, ARC
8pm-11pm

  • FREE pizza
  • Bubble Soccer
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Kayak Races
  • Log Rolling Demo
  • Bingo
  • Karaoke
  • Big Volleyball
  • Inflatable Twister
  • Climbing Wall
  • Spikeball
  • Knockout Basketball
Trust us when we say, you don’t want to miss Block Party!  At 340,000 square feet, the ARC (Activities and Recreation Center) is one of the largest rec centers in the country!  Not to mention, nearly every square foot of this facility will be packed with giveaways, food, games, and activities.

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Sunday, August 21st
Quad Day, Main Quad
Noon-4pm

Come out to the quad for this event and learn about all of the different organizations and departments on campus!  Be sure to find the Campus Rec booth near Gregory Hall and Foellinger for giveaways and activities to help show you what it means to be an #ActiveILLINI.

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