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First-Year Experience Events

The Office of Student Life and First-Year Experience serves create powerful programs that help meet the unique needs first-year students have. Our programs will help you connect to EKU inside and outside the classroom, and empower you with experiences and resources to make your first year a powerful, engaging experience. 


Spring 2019 Events

Welcome Back, Colonels!

Tuesday, January 15, 11am-2pm, Case Dining Atrium

Welcome back Colonels! Stop by our tabling event for treats and to get the 411 on January 2019 events!

Winter Colonel Craze

Thursday, January 24, 11am-2pm, Keen Johnson Ballroom

Explore 250+ student organizations including Greek life, as well as multicultural, service-based, academic/honorary, and special interest organizations at Winter Colonel Craze! Learn more about student involvement, receive great giveaways, and more!

Love Languages & Leadership

Monday, February 11, 2019, 6:00p.m, Walnut Hall

Feeling appreciated and showing others appreciation are critical factors when it comes to being a leader. Join Student Life & First-Year Experience  for a fun and interactive session on learning your "Love Language" and how you can use it to better impact the teams and groups you are a part of. FREE snacks will be provided!

EKU Family Night

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 7:00p.m., McBrayer Arena

EKU parents, family, and friends are invited to participate in the first-ever EKU Family Night at the February 16th Men's Basketball Game versus Murray State at 7pm! This opportunity gives you a chance to be a part of the Colonel family and make memories with your Colonel during the Spring 2019 semester. Doors open at 5:30pm, of which we encourage you to come early to stop by our EKU Family Day activities! Embrace your Colonel spirit by taking a photo in our photo booth, buying an EKU Family tee, or get a temporary EKU tattoo. Participants will be able to enter to win the EKU Family Night basket and be recognized during the game!

Rise and Shine Registration Event

Tuesday, April 9, 7:00-10:00a.m., Student Success Center (Library 106)

Join the EKU Student Success Center & EKU staff for free donuts and coffee while we help you register for Fall 2019 classes! There will be free t-shirts to the first 75 participants! Prizes will also be given out throughout the event. 

Apply to Be a Colonel Crew Leader!

Applications open through April 15, 2019

Colonel Crew Leaders are responsible for helping all new first-year Colonels positively connect, transition, and build excitement for their Eastern college experience within their first days on campus at the Big E Welcome, August 16th-18th, 2019. This role is an awesome leadership opportunity to make a huge impact on first-year students and to be a part of dynamic campus programs and traditions.

For further information and to apply, please visit The Colonel Crew Application will be open through April 15th, 2019.

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