2015 New Student Days Schedule


Event Date Location
New Student Convocation Sunday, August 23, 2015 @ 2:30 PM Grand Hall, EKU Center for the Arts
President's Picnic Sunday, August 23, 2015 Immediately following Convocation EKU Center for the Arts Grounds
Finance Boot Camp Wednesday, August 26, 2015 @ 7:00 PM Grand Hall, EKU Center for the Arts
Football Home Opener Thursday, September 3, 2015 @ 7:00 PM Roy Kidd Stadium
Hypnotic Intoxication Thursday, Sept 10, 2015 @ 7:00 PM Grand Hall, EKU Center for the Arts
City Fest Thursday, September 17, 2015 @ 5:00 PM Powell Plaza
EKU Reads Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ 7:30 PM Brock Auditorium, Coates Building



New Student Convocation

Convocation is a large, formal gathering of the members of the university community.  Full of tradition, convocation provides a formal welcoming to the University. During the ceremony, the President, Provost and staff are dressed in academic regalia, and the University Mace is carried in and students take the Academic Integrity Pledge. New Student Convocation is designed to help celebrate the start of a new chapter in your life…COLLEGE! Graduation is what you’ll strive for; convocation will tell you how to get there! Attend and meet the college administrators who will help you write the script for your future. Commuters: You can park in the Alumni Coliseum parking lot. For parking info click here. For those needing ASL interpreter services, please sit on House Right to have the best vantage point.

President's Picnic

President Benson invites you to attend the annual President’s Picnic on Sunday, August 23, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the EKU Center for the Arts grounds. Enjoy free food, receive a gift and have an opportunity to meet the President, EKU faculty and staff members. There will be fun games, information stations and other activities for everyone in the family so don't miss this chance to celebrate the beginning of your EKU career!

Some participating groups include:

  • Student Outreach and Transfer Office (SOTO): Transfer & Non-Traditional Students, Student Government: Student Government Association (SGA), Student Activities Council (SAC), & Residence Life Council (RLC),
  • Greek Life: Pan Hellenic Council (PH), Interfraternity Council (IFC) and National PanHellenic Council (NPHC),
  • Multicultural Center, and more!

Finance Boot Camp

Money management problems are now the number one reason students drop out of college.  Many that do graduate often find themselves with so much debt, that their career choice cannot support the payments.  Colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to retain students and make sure they are financially prepared to meet their student loan obligations.  Peter Bielagus can help. 

Peter leads students on a hilarious tour of the money maze.  In this interactive program (yes, students are encouraged to use their cell phones during the presentation) Peter serves up a bunch of “start now” strategies that help students manage their debt, control their spending, protect their identities and increase their credit scores, all without ever getting a credit card.

Hypnotic Intoxication

Hypnotic Intoxication is one of the most popular New Student Days sessions! Come join presenter Keith Karkut in his virtual party! His presentation will enlighten you on the importance of good decision making and close with a powerful motivational message to help you realize who you really are, what your future holds and how to set your destiny! Commuters: You can park in the Alumni Coliseum parking lot. For parking info click here. For those needing ASL interpreter services, please sit on House Right to have the best vantage point.

Football Home Opener against ValparaisoFootball Helmet

Join your classmates and Colonels of all ages to kick off the home football season. Free T-shirts, special seating block, concessions, and more promise to ignite Colonel Pride for this season and for years to come.

Involvement Fair and City Fest

Local businesses, community groups and EKU departments will showcase their products and services. Learn about local resources, EKU student organizations and how you can get involved on campus and in the community.

EKU Reads Keynote Presentation with author William Powers

Our computers and mobile devices do wonderful things for us. Do they impose a burden, hinder our ability to focus or our relationships? From Plato to Shakespeare to Thoreau, Powers will challenge you to rethink your digital life.

Widely praised for its insights on the digital future, the book grew out of research he did as a fellow at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center. It has been selected as the Common Read at a number of colleges and universities, and published in many other countries and languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German and Russian.

Powers is a two-time winner of the National Press Club’s Rowse Award for best American media commentary. For more information, please click here.

An ASL interpreter will be provided for those in need of this service.

Check back later for more details on these and other fun events!

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