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Big E Welcome 2021

You’re not just going to get welcomed into college, you’re going to get Big E Welcomed! First-year students will participate in a variety of special activities where you will:

  • EXCITE your Colonel spirit by embracing EKU traditions and embarking on your individual “Eastern Experience.”
  • EXCHANGE dialogue, ideas and perspectives with faculty, staff and peers to connect with the greater EKU community.
  • EXCEL inside and outside the classroom by establishing positive habits that will help make you a successful Colonel at EKU and beyond.

Big E Welcome has no fee and is mandatory for all first-year Colonels. Transfer students with less than 30 hours are expected to attend.

Click below to see the daily schedule of required and optional events at Big E Welcome. Students can also see Big E Welcome events listed on Engage or the Corq app.

Wednesday, August 11

8am – 5pm                         Big E Beginnings -Alumni Coliseum

Thursday, August 12

8am – 5pm                       Big E Beginnings - Alumni Coliseum

7:30 – 8:30pm                    Colonel Crew Round Up (optional)-virtual

Friday, August 13

8am – noon                      Big E Beginnings -Alumni Coliseum
11am- 2pm                     Big E Vaccine Clinic (optional)-Powell Student Center Corner

12:30 - 3pm                Commuter Big E Welcome Check-In -Alumni Coliseum
3:45 -4pm                         Travel to meet Colonel Crew group -Ravine
4 - 5pm                              Big E Kickoff & Welcome Walk -Ravine
                                                4-4:10pm: Find Leader & Group in Ravine
                                                4:10-4:40pm: Speakers and program
                                                4:35/4:40 - 5pm: Walk
5 – 7:30pm                         Colonel Crew Meeting 1 & Dinner -Home Base & Case Dining Hall
7:30 - 8pm                         Big E Photo -Football Stadium                     
8 – 11pm                             Big E Bash -Student Recreation Center (includes Playfair)

Saturday, August 14

7 – 8:30am                           Breakfast -Case Dining Hall
9 - 10am                               Colonel Crew Meeting 2 -Groups meet Leader
10 – 11am                           Maximize Your Buzz -EKU Center for the Arts
11am –1:30pm                 Lunch -Case Dining Hall

11am- 2pm                     Big E Vaccine Clinic (optional)-Powell Student Center Corner
11am – 5pm                       Additional Programming -Multiple Locations

                                        11am – 12:30pm               College Open House: Business -Business & Technology Building

                                        11am – 12:30pm               College Open House: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences -Roark

                                        11am – 12:30pm               College Open House: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics -New Science

                                        12:30 – 2pm                      College Open House: Education -Combs

                                         1 – 2pm                            College Open House: Justice, Safety & Military Science -Stratton

                                         2 – 4pm                            College Open House: Health Sciences -Keen Johnson

4 –6pm                                 Dinner -Case Dining Hall & multiple meal locations open

6 - 7pm                                Colonel Crew Meeting 3 -Groups meet Leader & travel to Center for the Arts
7 - 8pm                                Zero Shades of Gray -EKU Center for the Arts
8-11:30pm                         Powell Palooza -Powell Student Center & Powell Plaza

Sunday, August 15

8 - 12:45pm                      Additional Programming -Multiple Locations
10am - 1pm                      Brunch -Case Dining Hall
1:30-3pm                           Colonel Crew Meeting -Home Base 
3-4pm                                 New Student Convocation -Alumni Coliseum
4-6pm                                 President’s Party -Powell Plaza                                   
6- 7pm                                Optional Programming -Multiple Locations           
7 - 8pm                               Residence Hall Floor Meetings -Multiple Locations

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