Williston, N.D. - Implemented Fall 2016 by Student Life Coordinator, Karissa Kjos, the Teton Week of Welcome (WOW) begins its third installment this Sunday, August 19 and runs until Sunday, August 26.
The week-long celebration is intended to ease first-semester anxieties by guiding new Tetons through orientation programs and daily social events to encourage students to meet their fellow Tetons.
"This week can be overwhelming for students, so we offer a variety of events for them to start getting connected to WSC and to their classmates," explained Kjos. "I have seen lifelong friendships form during this week! WOW is also fun for returning sophomores as they get to see friends who they may have not seen or talked to much throughout the summer."
New student events this year include Yoga on the Lawn, Popsicles and Professors, and Night at the Arc. Of course, some student favorites are returning including the Welcome BBQ, the outdoor movie, Nerdology, and the caramel apple bar.
In addition to social events, WOW includes Convocation, Right Place Right Time for non-traditional students (25+ or anyone who does not identify themselves as fresh out of high school), and various academic-related orientation sessions.
Though this year's events are not open to the public, WSC welcomes the community to attend the last Summer Nights on Main event of the summer on Thursday, August 23 and the Farmers Market on Saturday, August 25.
"WSC and the WSC Foundation are sponsoring the last Summer Nights so don't forget to sport your Teton gear and join us for Teton Pride night downtown!" stated Kjos. "WSC is also hosting the Farmers Market and will have a fun activity available for kids and adults."
WSC encourages the community to save the date for the second annual Alumni Week, September 17-20.
Media is welcome to attend the Welcome BBQ on Sunday, August 19 at 5 p.m., on WSC's front lawn, where WSC's President, Dr. John Miller, faculty, and staff will serve food to students and welcome them to college life.
Please contact Caitlin Pallai at 701.774.4222 or firstname.lastname@example.org if any media plan to attend.
For any information regarding WSC, please visit www.willistonstate.edu, call 1.888.863.9455, or stop by 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND.