BEE-Coming Ambrosian

Get ready for a terrific new year at St. Ambrose!

Yes, you are now an Ambrosian! Welcome to our community!

Each year we create a great line-up of activities for your first week on campus, and we can't wait for you to realize the impact of a St. Ambrose education and the impact you will have on the world.

Click below to see the Welcome Week activities for our newest group of Ambrosians, the Class of 2021!

Making a Difference

students cleaning

Our students typically give more than 150,000 service hours each year to volunteer projects here and across the world.

Community Involvement

All the Comforts of Home

A residence hall is more than a place to live. Students living in our comfortable residence halls participate in recreational, educational, spiritual, and cultural programs that contribute to their overall growth and personal development.

ResLife at SAU


Welcome Week 2017
Move in, make some friends, and serve your community

Get a taste of what it will be like when you become a Fighting Bee!

Schedule - All Students

Major events also are on the SAU Calendar!

*Events are subject to change, so check this list often or ask your RA!

Schedule - All Students

Sunday, August 19

9 a.m.–2 p.m. Residence Halls Open/Move-In
Welcome to your new home! Current students, faculty, and staff will be there to help you with the heavy lifting!

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cindy's Tropical Ice Fundraiser for SAU Dance Marathon
Rogalski Drive and Ripley Street

Noon-3 p.m. Student Services Open
Rogalski Center and Ambrose Hall

Noon-5 p.m. Library Activities
SAU Library
Come over to the library for fun and games! Sling some Angry Bees, try your luck at giant games (Connect Four, Dominoes, Jenga, etc.), mini-golf with librarians, and refreshments! Information Technology is open also: register your devices and if needed, reset passwords.

12:15 p.m. BeeCard (Student ID) Pick Up - Transfer Students Only
Rogalski Center, 2nd floor, Residence Life Office

1:30-3 p.m. Accessibility Resource Center Orientation
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Room
The Accessibility Resource Center hosts this session for students with disabilities. We will cover disclosure, confidentiality and how to access ARC resources and services. The session is repeated Tuesday at 9 a.m.

3-4 p.m. Welcome Mass
Christ the King Chapel
All students and families welcome

4-5:45 p.m. Kick-off Cookout and Saying Good-Bye
Rogalski Center 1st floor Patio
Share a last meal together and say goodbye. Your college experience begins! All students and families invited.

5:30-7:15 p.m. Campus Tour for Commuter Students
Meet at Beehive

5:45 p.m. Parents and families depart campus

6-7:15 p.m. Residential Living 101: Mandatory Floor Meeting
Residence Halls

7:30-8:30 p.m. New Student Seminar and Non-NSS Meeting
Required for all First-Year students
Meet your classmates and prepare for tomorrow's service adventure: Urban Plunge!

8:45-10:45 p.m. Playfair!
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Interactive icebreakers. Come meet your classmates - quickly!

Monday, August 20 – Urban Plunge: Plunge Into Your Community

7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast in Cosgrove Dining Hall

8 a.m. Group 1: meet, organize, and depart
Rogalski Center Ballroom

9 a.m. Group 2: meet, organize and depart
Rogalski Center Ballroom

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch with your Urban Plunge group
Homeroom locations (see Sunday night)
Free. Sodexo lunch buffet with Nachos on-site at McCarthy and McMullen Halls and the Beehive.

1-3 p.m. Kinesiology Internship Poster Presentation
Rogalski Center, 2nd floor rotunda

3 p.m. Tech Tips for New Students
SAU Library, Media Room, Lower Level
Learn about using the Portal, Blackboard, Gmail, and Beeline; register your device on the SAU network; and learn smarter ways to print your papers!

4:30-6:30 p.m. Multicultural House Social
Multicultural House, 411 W. Locust St. (across from Cosgrove Parking Lot and adjacent to Kreiter Hall)
Join Ambrosians of increasingly varied ethnic and racial backgrounds who have found a home within our small but vibrant multicultural community. Create a fellowship among students, faculty, staff, and alumni as you engage in dialogue, games, and food at the BEE-Cultural Cookout! Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Life and Office of Diversity

5-6:15 p.m. Dinner
Cosgrove Dining Hall

5:30-8 p.m. The Main Event
Rogalski Center Front Plaza and Residence Row (Franklin, Hagen, Bechtel, and Tiedemann)
Presented by Residence Life

6:35 p.m. Quad City River Bandits baseball game vs. Peoria Chiefs
Modern Woodman Stadium, 209 S. Gaines St., Davenport
Watch the 2017 Minor League Champions Quad City River Bandits take on the Peoria Chiefs at Modern Woodman Stadium, voted the most beautiful minor league ballpark in America! Only 250 tickets are available to students first-come, first-served at the ballpark.

Tuesday, August 21 – Campus Connections

7:15-9 a.m. Breakfast
Cosgrove Dining Hall

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bee Central
Ambrose Hall, 2nd floor
Did you miss the one-stop Student Services (Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Registrar)? Offices are open all day to help you with what you need.

9 a.m.-6 p.m. DIY Depot Cart in the SAU Library
Make and take a paper globe or a postcard house ornament to kick-off this year's Arts and Sciences project theme Visual Narratives. The DIY Depot cart for globes and ornaments runs through August!

9-10 a.m. Accessibility Resource Center Orientation
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Room
For students with disabilities. This session covers disclosure, confidentiality, and how to access ARC resources and services.

10 a.m. Tech Tips for New Students
SAU Library, Media Room, Lower Level
Learn about using the Portal, Blackboard, Gmail, and Beeline; register your device on the SAU network; and learn smarter ways to print your papers!

10-11 a.m. "Day in the Life of an Ambrosian" Campus Tour
Departs from Rogalski Center, 2nd floor rotunda
Required for all First-Year students. Bring your class schedule and learn where your classes are to get ready for the first day of college!

11 a.m.-Noon Academic Convocation & Blessing of the Academic Year 
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Kick off your academic career with faculty and support staff cheering you on!

Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch
Cosgrove Dining Hall

1-3 p.m. Information Literacy 101 Test-Out
Library Media Room, Lower Level
Students should call the Reference Desk (563-333-6245) to register and see if you qualify. If you successfully test out, you will have the IL101 requirement waived for graduation but will not receive credit on your transcript.

1:30 p.m. Music Theory Placement Test
Galvin Fine Arts Center, Room 120

1-4 p.m. Bookstore Opening Event
Rogalski Center, 1st and 2nd floors
Stop in and check out the great merchandise and sales at your University bookstore! Win cool prizes, apparel, and coupons.

1:30 p.m. Music Theory Placement Test
Galvin Room 120

2 p.m. College of Business Open House
Rogalski Center Ballroom

8-9 p.m. Take Two: Sexual Assault Awareness Program
Galvin Fine Arts Center, Allaert Auditorium

9-9:30 p.m. Let's Talk: Debrief with NSS/Honors/non-NSS groups
NSS Homeroom locations

10-11:30 p.m. Late Night@SAU Movie: Avengers: Infinity War
Wellness and Recreation Center lawn. Sponsored by CAB

Wednesday, August 22 – Classes Begin

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Spin Magic
Rogalski Center Patio
Presented by CAB

5:30-6:30 p.m. Job/Internship Workshop
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Room, 3rd floor

6 p.m. Theatre Picnic
Allaert Auditorium, Galvin Fine Arts
Open to all students interested in taking the stage or working behind the scenes!

9:15 p.m. Mass in the Grotto
Grotto
Join us for Mass; a social will follow. Sponsored by Campus Ministry

Thursday, August 23 – Classes Continue

4:30 p.m. Daily Mass
Chapel

6 p.m. Theater Audition Workshop
Galvin Fine Arts Center

6 p.m. Music Ministry
Chapel

8 p.m. Comedian Lafayette Wright
Rogalski Center Ballroom. Sponsored by CAB

10 p.m. Late Night @ SAU: Glow Run
Put on clothes you don't mind getting some additional color on and do a fun run around campus! Music follows the run! Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation

Friday, August 25

Noon, Daily Mass
Chapel 

10 p.m. Late Night @ SAU: Trivia Night!!!
Rogalski Center Ballroom/Food Court
Free. Bring your friends, form a team, and win some fun prizes!

Saturday, August 25 

1-3 p.m. Information Literacy 101 Test-Out
Library Media Room, Lower Level

10 p.m. Late Night @ SAU: Grocery BINGO!!!
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Free. Win some groceries and other fun prizes to start off the semester right!

Sunday, August 25

10:30 a.m. Mass
Chapel
This is the regular Sunday morning Mass time.

5-6 p.m. PRISM Cook-out
Davis Hall Quad
Sponsored by SAU LGBT and Allies Organization

6:30 p.m. Mass
Chapel
This is the regular Sunday evening Mass time.

8 p.m. Student Government Association (SGA) First Meeting
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Room
Come learn more about student government, meet your student Senate, and get involved!

Monday, August 27

6 p.m. Music Ministry
Chapel

8-10 p.m. Athletic Orientation
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Mandatory for all fall and spring athletes

Tuesday, August 28

2-4 p.m. Club Fest and Vendor Fair!
Rogalski Center, 1st floor patio (Rain site: Rogalski Center Ballroom)
Get involved! Sign up and learn about clubs and organizations on campus. Vendors from the community will also be in attendance showing their goods and recruiting volunteers.

5-6 p.m. International Mixer
Beehive
Come experience a world of food, music and fun. Sample a mixture of treats, mingle with international and returning Study Abroad students, and meet the Center for International Education staff. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome. Sponsored by Center for International Education

6-7 p.m. Internship Orientation
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Center, 3rd floor
This workshop is for students who have fall internships and want 1-credit FREE Pass/Fail elective hour of EXPL 202.

7 p.m. Spirit Traditions Night
Lee Lohman Arena
Come out for walking taco and a fun event following the Women's Volleyball Game as the SAU Marching Band, Cheer, and Dance Teams along with members of SGA, Alumni, and Faculty/Staff take us through popular traditions here at SAU – new and old. Learn the fight song and popular chants that will be played/used during Athletic Events along with hearing about exciting things to look forward to throughout the year. Go Bees!

9 p.m. Bridge Bible Fellowship
Chapel

Wednesday, August 29

8 p.m. Ambrosians for Peace and Justice Meeting
Lower Chapel

9:15 p.m. Mass and More
Grotto

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 27 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!