2012 Weeks of Welcome–Did you miss all the fun? Check it out!

Did you miss all the fun during WOW weeks?


Click on each event name below to see photos from the event.


The Weeks of Welcome kicked-off to a successful start with students moving into their residence halls on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18. New students and current residents were able to mix and mingle at the Welcome Home Picnic Friday night and at the Resident Student Association’s Sharks and Sparez bowling event Sunday night. The Office of Orientation shared their campus knowledge with the new students at our Serve our Sharks tables around campus throughout the week. RecFest was a huge hit, showcasing all that the RecPlex has to offer. Picnic on the Patio reunited new students with their orientation leaders while the campus enjoyed delicious food and great music. Tuesday night, students ignited their shark pride with First Bite which recognized student organizations and athletes. Student picked up their t-shirts, and mingled with organizations and clubs at SEA Thursday, and later in the day stopped by the Fraternity & Sorority Life Welcome Back BBQ. The week was topped off with Sharkapalooza on Friday night, with over 1,000 attendees. Live music, free food, and the WOW game card giveaway made the night a huge success, followed by the SGA Electric Water Works event. The Weeks of Welcome continue this week with other fantastic events from offices around campus.


  • Welcome Back BBQ, Speedy Sharks, Sharks and Sparez (August 17-19)
    On move-in weekend, the Residential Student Association (RSA) hosted three programs to provide residential students with an opportunity to meet new friends and enjoy their first weekend at Nova Southeastern University. RSA hosted a Welcome Back BBQ on Friday night. Despite the stormy weather, there was a great turn out. On Saturday night, RSA set up a Speed Friending program. Students who attended had the opportunity to meet someone new, talk for two minutes, and then switch partners. The questions ranged from “Who was the first person you met at Nova?” to “Beyoncé or Rihanna?”. The students loved getting to meet so many people in such a short amount of time. The final event was Sharks and Sparez Bowling. Shark Shuttles took students to Sparez Bowling where they had two hours of free bowling, pizza, and drinks provided.For more information about RSA, please contact Amber Waters at aw718@nova.edu.
  • RecFest (click on the name to see photos from this event)
    What better way to end the first day of school with fun and recreation! RecFest provide the know all to Campus Recreation’s programs and services. Students took their RecFest passport around to all the different areas of Campus Rec and were entered to win prizes. The evening was accompanied with a RecFest t-shrit, free food from local vendors, give a ways at each table, fitness challenges, a basketball game, and even a live band in the Flight Deck.
  • Picnic on the Patio
    SEA Board co-sponsored with the NSU Orientation leaders for a very successful picnic. All the orientation leaders reunited with their students from orientation this past summer. Many other NSU students came out and enjoyed music and a free lunch. Lunch was provided by Sonny’s BBQ and it included burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, co slaw, and chip. We were happy to see that over 230 students attended this event.
  • First Bite (click on the name to see photos from this event)
  • Student Employment Job Fair (click on the name to see photos from this event)
    The second annual student employment job fair was held on august 22 in the Don Taft University Center. This year 29 NSU offices were represented including Museum of Art, OIIT, various student affairs offices, America reads, and annual giving to name a few. This was almost double last year’s office attendance. Over 500 students attended the event seeking positions around campus through the office of student employment. The office and career development and enrollment and student services, who organized were very pleased with turnout from staff and students. If you would like further information student employment go to http://www.nova.edu/financialaid/employment/index.html. If you need assistance with your resume please call the office of career development at (954) 262-7201. If you missed this event or are seeking a part time job, internship, or full time job don’t miss the Internship and Job fair, September 25 from 11 am to 2:00 pm in the Don Taft Universiyt Center. Over 40 employers will be represented. For more information go to www.nova.edu/career.
  • Big Way Game Day
    Over 150 students came out to the Don Taft University Center Pit last Wednesday night (August 22) to play some life sized games and eat some snacks that we enjoyed as kids. Some popular games of the night included Jenga, Twister, Cards, Bowling, and Ring Toss. Thanks to Radio X for providing the music!
  • SEA Thursday- I Bleed Navy and Grey (click on the name to see photos from this event)
    SEA Board had a great success with over 350 students at the first SEA Thursday of the year. The best part was the line from check-in all the way down to the NSU RecPlex for people trying to get their FREE Sharkapalooza t-shirts. Thanks to all the student organizations and vendors that filled 30 tables. Hope student’s enjoyed the free I Bleed Navy & Grey dog tags and necklaces, cupcakes and more.
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life Welcome Back BBQ (click on the name to see photos from this event)
  • NSU spirit Day 
  • Sharkapalooza (click on the name to see photos from this event)
    First year NSU has seen Sharkapalooza in the NSU Arena! We had 130 tables filled with student organizations, NSU departments, and community vendors. The stage show hosted by students Lindsey Goldstein and Caleb Filis-Aime was a lot of fun. Shout out to all the students who won prizes including gift cards, gift baskets, free passes, a flight for 2, and the grad prize a flight for two, hotel stay, and a $200 gift card. It was great to see over 1,170 people attend this years event.SGA Water Work
  • SGA Electric Water Works (click on the name to see photos from this event)
    What better way to end your first week of school than with a giant day-glow style party! When we were younger we all loved playing in bounce houses and inflatable water slides. SGA’s welcome back Electric Water Works brought us all back to our childhood but with a true college twist. There were 6 giant inflatable attractions that students were able to jump, joust, and slide on. There was also day-glow style paint that students were able to throw at each other and all around the quad! This event also featured a live DJ, DJ Classik. Even though the lightning caused the event to end early, it is safe to say that electric water works was a huge success! NSU Sharks, don’t be surprised if you see Electric Water Works part 2 next semester!

About Weeks of Welcome 2012:

NSU Weeks of Welcome 2012

Imagine a Welcome Home party that lasts more than two weeks. That’s what the Weeks of Welcome—aka WOW—at NSU is all about. Students can discover how they can get involved, and find out about programs, services, and opportunities tailored to make their experience at college even more enriching, vibrant, and memorable. Students will collect stamps from events and offices around campus to earn prizes and then come show your shark spirit at the welcome back Sharkapalooza event to cap it all off. They will have the opportunity to win some great giveaways, enjoy free food from restaurants in the area, and gain more info about students clubs and organizations on campus. Free T-shirt at SEA Thursday (Aug. 23) in the Don Taft University Center from Noon-1:00 pm.

For more information about WOW events, visit http://www.nova.edu/wow/calendar.html

Related Link(s):

First Bite

Student Employment Job Fair

Sharkapalooza 2012 (Fall Kickoff Event)


 Office of Academic Services Open House


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